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The State Bar of Montana Brings Back Citizens’ Law School: Empowering the Community with Legal Knowledge

Oct. 16, 2023


The State Bar of Montana is pleased to once again offer its free Citizens’ Law School series this fall, an initiative aimed at empowering members of the community with helpful legal knowledge and resources. This innovative program is designed to bridge the gap between the legal profession and the public, fostering a better understanding of the law and promoting civic engagement.

These webinars are free of charge and designed for the public. This year’s upcoming sessions feature a variety of legal topics and presenters, including:

  • Oct. 18: A Day in the Life of a Montana Lawyer and Judge – Hon. Luke Berger, Fifth Judicial District judge; David Steele, State Bar of Montana Past-President
  • Oct. 25: Small Business and Employment Law - Amy Christensen, Christensen & Prezeau
  • Nov. 1: Know Your Rights: Montana Constitution's Bill of Rights – Hon. Anthony Johnstone, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Nov. 8: Water, Property and Public Land - Hertha Lund, Lund Law
  • Nov. 15: Criminal Law - Ed Hirsch, Nate Holloway & Brian Smith 
  • Nov. 29: 2023 Legislative Changes That Impact Montanans - Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras, Todd Everts, Julie Johnson, Jaret Coles 
  • Dec. 6: Family Law - Sara Berg, Browning Kaleczyc Berry & Hoven

The State Bar of Montana is committed to serving the community and promoting legal literacy. Citizens’ Law School aligns with the organization's mission to advance the legal profession and justice system while also benefiting the people of Montana.

"We believe that informed citizens make for a stronger and more just society," said

Stuart Segrest, State Bar President. "Through the Citizens’ Law School, we hope to empower individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, protect their rights, and understand and contribute to our legal system. I also want to thank our volunteer instructors who dedicate their valuable time to share their knowledge and experience and educate their fellow citizens.”

For more information and to register, visit

About the State Bar of Montana:

The State Bar of Montana is a professional organization dedicated to serving the legal community in Montana. Committed to promoting justice, advancing the legal profession, and providing education and resources to its members and the public, the State Bar plays a vital role in ensuring access to justice and legal services for all.

For media inquiries, please contact:

John Mudd
Executive Director & General Counsel