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2018 Bench Bar CLE

The State Bar’s Judicial Relations Committee targets issues pivotal to 2018 judiciary with this CLE:  The essential role of the Federal Courts; insights on effective advocacy from the bench; candid suggestions from retired judiciary;  ethical negotiations and mediations; the responsibilities of Treatment Courts; and justice in an era of reduced budgets, including e-filing.  Key issues, critical knowledge for Montana’s litigators.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/27/2018
When: Friday, April 27, 2018
7:45am -5:00pm
Where: Map this event »
Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
200 S. Pattee St.
Missoula, Montana  59802
United States
Contact: Meagan Gallagher
406-447-2206


Online registration is available until: 4/26/2018
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2018 Bench & Bar CLE

Approved for 7.5 Montana CLE Credits (Including 1.5 Ethics)

Schedule

Friday a.m.

7:30

Registration (Breakfast Included)

7:45

Welcoming Remarks

8:00-9:30

Ethics in Negotiations & Mediations

Retired Magistrates Carolyn Ostby & Keith Strong

9:30-9:45

Break

9:45-10:15

E-Filing

Rex Renk & Lois Schlyer

10:15-11:45

Roles of Article III Judges & Magistrates

Chief Judge Dana Christensen & Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch

11:45– 12:45

Lunch Provided

Friday p.m.

12:45-1:45

Effective Trial Advocacy: Highlights from the Advance Trial Advocacy Program

Hon. Rod Souza, Hon. Elizabeth Best & Hon. Leslie Halligan

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:00

What Lawyers Can Do to Get Their Cases Resolved in an Era of Reduced Budgets

Justice Beth Baker, Justice Ingrid Gustafson & Beth McLaughlin

3:00-4:00

Treatment Courts

Hon. Gregory Pinski

4:00-5:00

Thoughts on Advocacy from Recently Retired Judges

Justice Michael Wheat, Justice Patricia Cotter & Hon. Jeffery Sherlock

Speakers

Moderators:

·Magistrate Keith Strong (Retired), Bozeman

·Stuart Segrest, Esq., Attorney General’s Office, Helena

·Natasha Prinzing Jones, Esq., Boone Karlberg P.C., Missoula

 

Faculty:

·Justice Beth Baker, Helena

·Justice Patricia Cotter (Retired), Helena

·Justice Ingrid Gustafson, Helena

·Justice Michael Wheat (Retired), Helena

·Chief Judge Dana Christensen, Missoula

·Hon. Elizabeth Best, Great Falls

·Hon. Leslie Halligan, Missoula

·Hon. Gregory Pinski, Great Falls

·Hon. Jeffery Sherlock (Retired), Helena

·Hon. Rodney Souza, Billings

·Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch, Missoula

·Magistrate Carolyn Ostby (Retired), Bozeman 

·Magistrate Keith Strong (Retired), Bozeman

·Beth McLaughlin, Montana Supreme Court Administrator, Helena

·Rex Renk, Deputy Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court, Helena

·Lois Schlyer, Montana Supreme court E-Filing Program Manager, Helena

 

Registration and Pricing

PRICE A         for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                          other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B          for attorneys practicing under five years and

                          members of the State Bar Paralegal Section.

 

                                                                     Price A          Price B

Early Registration Paid by April 2:                 $285            $260

Paid after April 2:                                           $310            $285

 

Printed Course Book $35

Electronic materials are included in the registration price,
printed course books are an additional $35

 

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.  Cancellations or substitutions may be made by calling 406-447-2206. No refunds will be made on printed course books after April 2, 2018.