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2018 Indian Wills CLE
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Learn about federal law and process for disposition of Indian trust assets. Gain the knowledge to provide estate planning services to Native Americans with Indian trust assets and the roles of federal agencies and tribal programs in the probate process.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:20a.m. -4:30p.m.
Where: Alexander Blewett III School of Law
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana  59802
United States
Contact: Meagan Gallagher

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2018 Indian Wills CLE 

-Approved for 7.25 live CLE credits including 1.0 ethics 



Wednesday a.m.


Registration (Breakfast Included)


Welcoming Remarks


History and Importance

Deb DuMontier


Indian Trust Lands Overview/CSKT Model

Lynette Tubbs, Carrie Hugs & Frances Skare

11:00-11:30 Lunch Provided

Wednesday p.m.


American Indian Probate Reform Act

Hon. Earl J. Waits


Drafting a Will: Explanation and Sample

Joe Hardgrave




Limited Scope Representation/Ethics: Rule 6.1

Betsy Brandborg (1.0 ethics credit)



·David Bell, Esq., Bell Law Firm PLLC, Missoula

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

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

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

·Joe Hardgrave, Esq., Montana Legal Services Association, Helena

·Carrie Hugs, Fiduciary Trust Officer, Crow Agency

·Frances Skare, Probates Specialist, Tribal Lands Department, CSKT

·Lynnette Tubbs, Fiduciary Trust Officer, Northern Cheyenne Agency



The seminar is at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law 32 Campus Drive., Missoula, MT 59812

A very limited number of rooms have been blocked at the Comfort Inn University; please make your RESERVATIONS BEFORE April 1, 2018 to get the discount price of $99+ tax. You may call the hotel at 1-406-549-7600 and reference State Bar of Montana.   



A live webcast of this CLE will be available and will count for live CLE credit. Please register online by selecting the ticket option “attend via webcast”.  A link to the webcast will be sent to you via email prior to the date of the CLE.

 Please email if you would like more information.


Registration & 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 & Indian Law Sections.


                                                                      Price A    Price B

Early Registration Paid by April 2:                 $135         $65

Paid after April 2:                                           $160         $110

Attend via webcast:                                        $160         $110


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.