Seaton honored for best contribution to Montana Lawyer
Kathryn Seaton, staff attorney at Montana Legal Services Association’s office in Helena, has been chosen as the winner of the Frank I. Haswell Award for best contrubution to the Montana Lawyer.
Seaton was selected for her series of articles on Indian Law, written in the form of Q&A’s with tribal practitioners and judges.
The Past Presidents Committee noted in selecting Seaton that Indian Law is an area that many experienced and knowledgeable attorneys don’t have a lot of expertise in, and the articles have been a great primer for people who might have been intimidated to practice tribal law.
Seaton said she was honored to receive the award, but she gave credit to all the practitioners who provided their expertise in making it happen. They include Dennis Bear Don’t Walk, chief judge of Crow Tribal Court; Lillian Alvernaz, formerly chief prosecutor of the Fort Belknap Indian Community; Stacie FourStar, chief judge of Fort Peck Tribal Court; and Jessie Big Knife, Chippewa Cree Tribal Attorney.
Seaton will be honored at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting Awards Banquet on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Helena.