VALLEY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT
501 COURT SQUARE BOX 6
GLASGOW, MT 59230
PHONE: 406-228-6268 FAX: 406-228-6212
COURT CLERK: SHELLEY BRYAN
DEPUTY CLERK: TARA STROMMEN
The following has been taken from the Clerk Handbook
Court Clerks are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to court users.
The following is some examples of what a Clerk can and Cannot do in their capacity.
The CAN give information, but they CAN NOT give legal advice
They CAN answer general questions about how the court works, but they CAN NOT explain judicial decisions, let you speak to the judge outside of the courtroom or talk with the judge on what will happen on your case
They CAN give you general information about court rules, terminology, procedures and practices. They CAN NOT advise you as to how the court rules and procedures will be applied to your case.
They CAN provide you with contact information for legal service programs, but they CAN NOT refer you to specific lawyers, contact programs or lawyers for you, or give answers that involve legal advice.
They CAN give you legal definitions, but they they CAN NOT give you legal interpretations
They CAN give procedural definitions, but CAN NOT give procedural advice
They CAN give you cites of statutes, court rules and ordinances, but they CAN NOT complete research of statutes, court rules and ordinances
They CAN give you public case information, but they CAN NOT give you confidential case information
They CAN give you forms and instructions on how to complete them, but they CAN NOT fill out forms for a party, except for persons with disabilities
They CAN review your form by checking for signatures, notarization, correct county name and case number, but they CAN NOT correct forms for you or tell you what corrections should be made
They CAN usually answer general questions about court deadlines, but CAN NOT change an order issued by a judge.
Court Clerks do not know all the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures and practices. If the Clerk does not know the answer to a particular question , or is unable to provide an answer, you will be directed to talk with an attorney.