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Smith elected State Bar president-elect

Monday, June 1, 2020  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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Brian C. Smith of Missoula was elected State Bar of Montana President-Elect in the recently conducted bar elections.

Smith, the current Chair of the Board of Trustees, will be President-Elect starting in September 2020 and will serve as president beginning in September 2021.

Current President-Elect Kate McGrath Ellis of Christensen & Prezeau in Helena will take over as president in September.

In other bar election races, Tucker Gannett was chosen as State Bar of Montana delegate to the American Bar Association, and trustees were elected in Areas A, B, C, D and G.

Trustee Election Winners

Area A (Flathead and Lincoln Counties): Randy Snyder, Snyder Law Firm in Bigfork.

Area B (Lake, Mineral Missoula Ravalli and Sanders Counties): Beth Brennan, Brennan Law and Mediation, Missoula ; Erica Grinde, Missoula County Risk Management and Benefits; Beth Hayes, Montana Legal Services Association, Missoula.

Area C (Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Powell and Silver Bow Counties): Kaylan A. Minor, solo practitioner, Dillon, and city judge for Dillon and Lima.

Area D (Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole Counties): Samir Aarab, Boland Aarab PLLP, Great Falls; and Gregory Smith, Smith Oberlander P.C., Great Falls.

Area G (Gallatin, Park and Sweet Grass Counties): Alanah Griffith, Griffith, Griffith and Cummings, Big Sky; Matthew Haus, Tarlow, Stonecipher, Weamer & Kelly, Bozeman.