No, the County Attorney cannot advise private parties in any legal capacity whatsoever. It is a commonly preconceived myth that the “County Attorney” is the attorney for all citizens of the county. This is not the case. The County Attorney is the attorney for Stillwater County, as a whole, representing the interests of the County, but cannot represent the individuals within the County. To do so would put the County Attorney in situations of conflict, and is not allowed by law.
You may inquire upon a private attorney. Many will give a free initial consultation. Another option is to contact Montana Legal Services Association at 800-666-6899. Additionally, the County Attorney cannot recommend an attorney for you.