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Free CLE - Orders of Protection: Empowering Attorneys for Action
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About 25 percent of women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Research shows that the success rate for a survivor obtaining a protective order against an attacker increases by over 50 percent when the survivor is represented by an attorney. This CLE will train lawyers to meet this Access to Justice need for domestic violence survivors.

When: August 2, 2019
8:45 AM
Where: Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Room 201
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana  59812
United States
Contact: Dylan McFarland

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Orders of Protection: Empowering Attorneys for Action

-4.5 Montana CLE Credits Pending 


 8:00-8:45am Registration                                

Welcome and Introduction
Hon. Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Montana


 Access to Justice in Montana
Justice Beth Baker, Supreme Court of Montana 

Meeting our Pro Bono Responsibilities Under the Montana Rules of Professional Conduct
Professor Jordan Gross, Alexander Blewett III School of Law


Client Counseling in Domestic Violence Cases and the Need for Pro Bono Services
Diana E. Garrett, Supervising Attorney, Domestic Violence Practice Group, Montana Legal Services Association


Drafting Orders of Protection Applications and Supporting Survivors During Hearings
Morgan E. Dake, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Pro Bono Associate

 12:00-1:15pm Lunch on Own 

Judges' Panel
Moderated by Dylan M. McFarland, Attorney, Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC 

3:30pm - Kathleen L. DeSoto Investiture to Follow
Russell Smith Courthouse, 201 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

Federal Bar Association Reception to Follow Investiture
Russell Smith courthouse



Attendees will need to pay to park on the UM Campus. You may purchase a single day parking pass for $3.50 at the office of Public Safety on Campus (behind Washington Grizzly Stadium).