Be sure to follow the Postconviction Relief Procedure
Appellate procedure for contract attorneys
Appellate procedure for OPD Attorneys
Be sure to follow the Appellate Procedure (Contract Attorney | OPD Attorney) and submit to the Appellate Defender Office.
Authorizes OPD to obtain client’s HIPAA protected records.
Contract Attorneys must have an active MOU to join the brief bank.
All attorneys must complete this entire form for each case they are closing. Use the pre-populated form when available.
Use this form when closing civil cases. Use the pre-populated form when available.
Used to gather information and document actions in dependent neglect cases.
Outline for adult criminal client interview.
Outline for juvenile client interview.
Outline for adult mental health client interview.
Requesting Attorney will submit to the Regional Deputy Public Defender or Conflict Office.
OPD protocol governing referral and examination
The intent of this checklist is to assist the attorney in relating information to the mental health expert regarding the specific nature and intent of the referral.
Notice of Substitution of Counsel Form
OPD policy requires pre-approval of all client costs expected to exceed $200 per task in all cases. All Pre-Approvals and Supplementals must be submitted through the OPD Portal
Q & A - Sentence review in Montana
Standards Compliance - DN (Parent Representation) Checklist
Standards Compliance - Felony Criminal Checklist
Standards Compliance - Guardianship/Conservatorship Checklist
Standards Compliance - Involuntary Commitment Checklist
Standards Compliance - Juvenile Checklist
Standards Compliance - Misdemeanor Criminal Checklist
OPD policy on witness fees.
Use the OPD Office Locations page to find your local office contact information
139 N. Last Chance Gulch, PO Box 200145, Helena, MT 59620
PHONE: (406) 444-9161
555 Fuller, PO Box 200147, Helena, MT 59620
PHONE: (406) 444-9505 | FAX: (406) 442-6227
44 W. Park Street, Butte MT 59701
PHONE: (406) 496-6080 | FAX: (406) 496-6098