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Annual Bench Bar Conference 2015
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Members of the Federal, State & Courts of Limited Jurisdiction will share their insights about changes and challenges in the law that impact all practitioners. New rules, proposed rules, best practices - what to do, what to avoid - will be candidly discussed at this CLE.

5/1/2015
When: Friday
8:00 am to 5:30 PM
Where: GranTree Inn
1325 North 7th Avenue
Bozeman, Montana 
Contact: Tawna Meldrum
406.447.2206


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Faculty: 

 Honorable Brian Morris, U.S. District Court 

 Honorable Susan Watters, U.S. District Court 

 Justice Mike Wheat, Montana Supreme Court 

 Justice Patricia Cotter, Montana Supreme Court 

 Justice Laurie McKinnon, Montana Supreme Court 

 Honorable Rod Souza, 13th Judicial District Court 

 Honorable Blair Jones, 22nd Judicial District Court 

 Honorable Bradley Newman, 2nd Judicial District Court 

 Honorable Mike Salvagni, 18th Judicial District Court 

 Honorable David Rice, Retired 

 Honorable David Carter, Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace 

 Honorable Karl Seel, Gallatin County Municipal Court 

 

Moderators: 

 Betsy Brandborg, Esq., State Bar of Montana 

 Eric Nord, Esq., Crist, Krogh, Butler & Nord, LLC 

 

 

Schedule 

 a.m.

8:00

Registration (Continental Breakfast included)

8:25

Welcoming remarks

8:30

The Proposed Reciprocity Rule, Pro Hac Vice & Special Admission Motions

(0.5 Ethics Credit) Justice Mike Wheat

9:00

Hot Topics for Courts of Limited

Jurisdiction Hon. David Carter & Hon. Karl Seel

10:00

Break

10:15

Hot Topics in Criminal Law Hon. Rod Souza & Hon. Bradley Newman

11:15

Hot Topics in Federal Court Hon. Brian Morris & Hon. Susan Watters

12:15 Lunch break (provided with registration)

p.m.

1:15

Preserving the Record for Appeal

Justice Patricia Cotter & Justice Laurie

McKinnon

2:15

How to Deal with Difficult Opposing Counsel & When to Bring it to the Court's Attention

(1 Ethics Credit) Hon. Blair Jones & Hon. Mike Salvagni

3:15

Break

3:30

New Judicial Standards Rules & Processes

(1 Ethics Credit) Hon. Blair Jones

4:30

Interesting Situations Hon. David Rice & Hon. Mike Salvagni

5:30

Closing

 

 

 

The seminar is being held at the Best Western GranTree Inn, 1325 North 7th Avenue Bozeman, MT. Rooms are being held at the rate of $90 and the block will expire on March 31. 

 

Please reference group number 806684 when making reservations by calling (406) 587-5261. www.bestwestern.com/grantree