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Learn about the federal law and process for disposition of Indian trust assets. You will gain the knowledge to provide estate planning services to Native Americans with Indian trust assets and the roles of the federal agencies and tribal programs in the probate process.

When: Friday, April 15, 2016
Where: Alexander Blewett III School of Law - Castle's Center for Professional Development
32 Campus Drive
Missoula 59812
United States
Contact: Meagan Caprara
(406) 447-2206

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 Indian Wills CLE - approved for 7.0 (Including 1 Ethics) Montana CLE Credit. 

Who are the speakers?


· Betsy Brandborg, Esq. Bar Counsel, State Bar of Montana

· Joe Hardgrave, Esq. MLSA, Helena

· Carrie Hugs, Fiduciary Trust Officer, Crow Agency

· John McCrea, Legal Services Developer, Aging Services Bureau

· Frances Skare, Probates Specialist, Tribal Lands Department

· Lynnette Verlanic, Fiduciary Trust Officer, Northern Cheyenne Agency

· Hon. Earl J. Waits, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Dept. of the Interior, Probate Hearing Division



· Janice Doggett, Esq. Chair for the MT AAA Legal Services, Special Projects Coordinator

· Deb DuMontier, Esq. Deputy Special Trustee, Dept. of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians







Introduction, History and Importance

Janice Doggett, Deb DuMontier &

John McCrea


Indian Trust Lands Overview/CSKT Model

Lynette Verlanic, Carrie Hugs &

Frances Skare


11:00 Lunch Sponsored by:

   Rosette LLP

     Attorneys at Law 



Hon. Earl J. Waits


Drafting a Will: Explanation and


Joe Hardgrave




Limited Scope Representation/Ethics: Rule 6.1

(1.0 Ethics Credit)

Betsy Brandborg & Janice Doggett

Where is it?

The seminar is at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law Castle’s Center for Professional Development. 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812  

A very limited number of rooms are available at the Comfort Inn University; please make your RESERVATIONS BEFORE March 15, 2016 to get the discount price of $119 + tax. You may call the hotel at 1-406-549-7600 and reference State Bar of Montana.  This rate is based upon availability of the hotel at time of booking.


Registration and Pricing

Early Registration through March 15 — $25 discount


              Early Bird

$150       $125        PRICE A — for attorneys practicing over five years


              Early Bird  

$100       $75          PRICE Bfor attorneys practicing under five years and members of the State Bar Paralegal Section. 


$35                       PRICE C– for non-attorney registrants & law students


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar. Upon cancellation, materials will be provided after the seminar, subject to availability. Cancellations or substitutions may be made in writing or by calling 406-447-2206.