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2017 New Lawyers Section's Annual Toolkit CLE
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When: April 7, 2017
1:00 to 5:00pm
Where: Gallagher Business Building, Room L14, University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana  59812
United States
Contact: Meagan Caprara

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2017 New Lawyers Section's Annual Toolkit CLE

Approved for 4.0 Live Montana CLE Credit, Including 1.0 Ethics (pending)


 Who are the speakers?


·Angie Wagenhals, Montana Legal Services Association Pro Bono Coordinator, Missoula

·Erica Grinde, Esq., Young Lawyer Member-at-Large to the ABA Board of Governors (2016-2019), Missoula County Director of Risk Management and Benefits, Missoula

·Matt Dodd, Esq., Dodd Law Firm, Bozeman

·Terry Hale, Criminal Investigator, Office of the Public Defender, Missoula

·Maylinn Smith,  Esq., Associate Professor of Law, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Missoula

·Hon. Karen Townsend, Esq., Fourth Judicial District Court Judge, Missoula

·Martha McLain, Fourth Judicial District Court Law Clerk, Missoula

·Simon Fickinger,  Psychological and Parenting Consultant, P. Mars Scott Law Office, Missoula

·Jane Cowley, Esq., Worden Thane P.C., Missoula

·Gary Connelley, Esq., Crowley Fleck, PLLP, Billings

·Greg Murphy, Esq., Greg Murphy Law Firm, Billings

·Jona Lagerstrom, Esq., Office of the Public Defender, Missoula

New Lawyers Section Board:

·Meri Althauser, Esq., Chair, Missoula

·Ryan Brown, Esq., Chair-Elect, Billings

·Jared Frickle, Esq., Secretary, Billings

·Kaitlin Taylor, Esq., Treasurer, Billings

·Mike McGuinness, Esq., Trustee, Billings

·Zach Patten, Esq., Trustee, Billings

·Dave Whisenand, Esq., Trustee & ABA YLD MT/ID Dist. Rep., Bozeman

·Sherine Fernando, Esq., Trustee, Bozeman


Where is it?

The seminar is at the University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, in the Gallagher Business Building, Room L14, Missoula, Montana.



Friday, April 07, 2017


Student Bar Association Luncheon

Location: Atrium of Alexander Blewett III School of Law– University of Montana

Montana Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Location: Dennison Theater


and On-site registration


Welcome and Announcements: Opportunities for Pro Bono Work and Benefits of Participating in the American Bar Association

Angie Wagenhals & Erica Grinde, Esq.


10 Tips on Cross-Examination

Matt Dodd, Esq.


10 Tips on Internet Sleuthing

Terry Hale


10 Tips on Practicing Law in Indian Country

Maylinn Smith, Esq.




10 Tips on Courtroom Professionalism

Hon. Karen Townsend, Esq., Martha McLain


Panel on Client Control and Difficult Situations

Simon Fickinger, Gary Connelley, Esq., Greg Murphy, Esq., Jane Cowley, Esq., & Jona Lagerstrom, Esq.


Conclusions and Evaluations


NLS Sponsored Social

Appetizers provided. Law students and CLE attendees welcome.

Location: Brooks and Browns Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula, MT.


Registration and Pricing

PRICE A        New Lawyers Section Members                     

PRICE B        Nonmembers of New Lawyers Section

                                                              Price A    Price B    

Online Registration:                                  $35        $40         

On-site Registration:                                 $40        $45         


Law Clerks: Please select Price A or B, and enter promo code LAWCLERK2017 to receive free registration.

Law Students: Please select Price A or B, and enter promo code LAWSTUDENT2017 to receive free registration.


 If you plan to attend the Student Bar Association luncheon, there is an additional registration cost of $15. Please be sure to select this option during checkout. 


An electronic copy of the course materials are included in the price of the event registration.  A downloadable link to the course materials will be sent via email by April 3, 2017.