Guidance from State Bar on pending Fee Arbitration matters
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Posted by: Joe Menden
The State Bar of Montana has issued guidance regarding pending matters before the Fee Arbitration in light of the COVID-19 national emergency.
Executive Director John Mudd, in a March 18 memo, recommended that all pending fee-arbitration in-person meetings be reset for a date no sooner than May 15, 2020. All panel chairs should advise panel members, participants and any scheduled witnesses of this. The memo gives the chair of the Fee Arbitration Committee authority to order telephonic hearings with the consent of parties, but that resetting the dates is preferable.
Read the March 18 memo here