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LawPay Credit Card Processing for Montana State Bar Members

The LawPay Merchant Account is a member benefit of the State Bar of Montana. As the only payment solution recommended by more than 60 state and local bar associations, it complies with ABA and state requirements for managing client funds. Unlike traditional merchant accounts, it correctly handles earned and unearned fees. Therefore, you can accept credit and debit card payments from your clients for services rendered or retainers.

Trust your transactions to the only payment solution recommended by over 60 bar associations. Correctly safeguard and separate client funds into trust and operating accounts. Funds are never commingled. The ability to accept credit cards attracts clients, improves cash flow and reduces collections. Plus, members save up to 25% off their credit card processing fees.  If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call 866-376-0950 or visit

  • PCI Compliant
  • Secure Online Payments
  • No Contract or Annual Fees
Insurance Programs

Attorneys Liability Protection Society

ALPS is your locally owned and operated professional liability insurance provider.  Headquarted in Missoula, ALPS is endorsed by the State Bar of Montana, as well as 17 other bar associations nationwide.  Building on our 20 year history of stability and commitment to lawyers, we deliver services and resources that support the legal profession as a whole and work to promote the honor, dignity, and professionalism of lawyers.

Disability Specialists Incorporated

Individual Non-Cancelable Disability Income Insurance Program for SBM Members

The State Bar of Montana has facilitated the development of a Disability Insurance Program for members age 60 and under, offered at discounted rates and without medical exams. You have the option of choosing Disability Income (insures your earnings), DI Retirement Security (insures your retirement savings), and/or Overhead Expense (pays the fixed expenses of your business). All of these policies are issued by Principal Life, an A+ rated insurance company.

To view a copy of Program Announcement Letter, including a brief summary of the program highlights, click here.

Leavitt Group (formerly Mountain West Benefit Solutions)
Association-Sponsored Group Health Plans
* Life & AD&D Coverage
* Long-Term Care
* Disability
Lifeworks LifeBalance will provide you with information on a very broad range of topics, issues and life challenges, including financial issues, older adult and parenting resources, personal and work-related problems, and virtually all of the little things that demand your attention each and every day. Life is stressful. The Lifeworks LifeBalance program is intended to provide you with an eas­ily accessible, safe place to visit and get professional assis­tance and advice on literally any problem you're facing – regardless of how big or how small the problem might be. Get more information HERE.
Legal Resources
ABA Books for Bars Program

Receive a 15% discount on all publications ordered directly from the ABA web store! Enter in the special SBM source code (MTBAR) to take advantage of the savings.

To place your order follow these steps:

  1. Visit and select the publication(s) you wish to purchase.
  2. Click "check out" when you have finished shopping.
  3. Enter your credit card billing information.
  4. Enter/verify shipping information.
  5. Choose shipping method.
  6. When prompted, enter source code MTBAR to get your 15% SBM discount.
  7. Once your order has processed, you will receive notification by email.
  8. Orders will be shipped from the ABA within 7 to 10 business days.


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