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The First Annual Criminal Defense Gridiron CLE
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When: September 22nd, 2017
8:30am- 4:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn Downtown
Missoula, Montana 
United States
Contact: Peter Lacny or Kimberly Witt

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The Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers &

The Office of the State Public Defender 


The First Annual Criminal Defense

Gridiron CLE



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.


9:35-9:45           Break


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


1:45-2:00:    Break


2:00-3:00:     Civil Defenses to Criminal Restitution Claims.


Katie DeSoto, Partner, Garlington, Lohn and Robinson.


1:45-2:00:    Break


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 YOUThose 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