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Pierce elected State Bar of Montana President-Elect

Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Menden
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Juli Pierce of Billings was elected State Bar of Montana President-Elect in voting tabulated on June 1.

Pierce, an attorney at Moulton Bellingham in Billings, is the current chair of the bar's Board of Trustees. She was the only candidate for President-Elect on the 2018 ballot. She was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013 and re-elected in 2015 and 2017.

The bar's current President-Elect, Eric Nord, will take over as State Bar President at the Annual Meeting in Kalispell Sept. 19-22. Pierce will assume the President-Elect duties term at that time.

Nine trustee positions were on this year's ballots. Jessica Wilkerson of Montana Legal Services Association's Bozeman office was elected to her first term. She will be the only new trustee to join the board in September. 

Also in the elections, Shane Vannatta of Missoula, a past president of the bar, was re-elected as the State Bar's delegate to the American Bar Association. Vannatta has served in that capacity since 2012.

Ballots were mailed to members on May 1. Deadline to mail completed ballots was May 21.  Following is a list of all winners.

2018 STATE BAR OF MONTANA ELECTION WINNERS

President-Elect

Juli Pierce, Billings

State Bar ABA Delegate

Shane Vannatta, Missoula

AREA A Trustee

(Flathead and Lincoln Counties) 

Ryan Hennen, Whitefish

AREA B Trustees

(Missoula, Mineral, Lake, Ravalli and Sanders Counties)

Beth Brennan, Missoula

Brian C. Smith, Missoula

David Steele, Missoula

AREA C TRUSTEE

(Silver Bow, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Granite, Jefferson, Madison and Powell Counties)

Kaylan Minor, Dillon

AREA D TRUSTEES

(Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole Counties)

Paul Haffeman, Great Falls

Channing Hartelius, Great Falls

AREA G TRUSTEES

(Gallatin, Park and Sweetgrass Counties)

Christopher Gray, Bozeman

Jessica Wilkerson, Bozeman