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CLE by the State Bar of Montana's Federal Practice Section in conjunction with Ninth Circuit Court arguments in Billings and a reception to honor new Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney Thomas of Billings.

When: 1/22/2015
1:30:00 PM
Where: The Northern Hotel, Billings, 19 N. Broadway

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Cost of the CLE is $45 for section members, $75 for nonmembers. Make checks payable to the Federal Bar Assocation. Please RSVP John Heenan:

Program schedule:

  • 1:30: Effective Advocacy in Federal and State Court---topics including general advocacy, specific problems in navigating federal and state jurisdiction, common mistakes to avoid, habeas and extraordinary writs---Panel with Chief Judge Thomas, Judge Christen, Judge Hawkins, Judge Ostby, Justice Pat Cotter
  • 2:30: 9th Circuit FTCA case review---Assistant United States Attorneys Victoria Francis and Leif Johnson
  • 3 p.m.: Changes in United States Sentencing Guideline 2D1.1---United States Attorney Michael Cotter, Federal Defender Tony Gallagher, United States Probation Officer Paul McLean