The Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers &
The Office of the State Public Defender
The First Annual Criminal Defense
COMBINED MTACDL & OPD SEMINAR
September 22, 2017 Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula, Montana
Approval pending for
6 CLE credit hours (including 1 Ethics credit hours)
7:45-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introduction Peter Lacny, President MTACDL;
Peter Ohman, Vice-President of MTACDL and OPD Training Coordinator
8:35-9:35 What Works and Doesn’t Work During Sentencing.
The Honorable Dana Christensen, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Montana.
9:45-10:45 Overview of Sexual Offender Evaluations, Sentencing and Treatment.
Dr. Michael Scolatti, MSOTA Member
10:45-11:45 What State Practitioners Must Know about Federal Criminal Sentencing.
John Rhodes, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defenders of Montana
11:45-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-1:45 Ethics in Criminal Defense Practice. (1 Ethics Credit)
Professor Jordan Gross, Alexander Blewett III School of Law
2:00-3:00: Civil Defenses to Criminal Restitution Claims.
Katie DeSoto, Partner, Garlington, Lohn and Robinson.
3:00-4:00: Current Issues of Concern for the Criminal Defense Bar.
Andrew King-Ries, Professor, Alexander Blewett III School of Law
**Please join us post-seminar at Brooks and Browns in the Holiday Inn for a drink! Your first one courtesy of Missoula area MTACDL members. **
THANK YOU: Those who plan and will teach at this MTACDL and OPD seminar are volunteers in service to the profession--reimbursed only for meals, travel and lodging. Their generous contributions of time, talent, and energy make this and every CLE program a success. We appreciate their work.
LODGING: A limited number of rooms for attendees have been reserved for Thursday and Friday nights at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown. To make reservations please call the hotel’s central reservation department, 1-800-399-0408 or 406-721-8550 and reference the MTACDL/OPD CLE.
Note that rooms are held only through August 7, 2017. RESERVE NOW!
Pre-Registration Fee (must be received by 09/08/17):
MTACDL member = $100
Non Member = $175
Law Students = $75
Late Registration / At Door Fee:
MTACDL member = $150
Non Member = $225
Law Students = $95
CD-ROM (included as part of your registration)
For registration and additional seminar information, visit our website at:
Call or email registration questions to: Peter Lacny or Kimberly Witt at