University of Montana School of Law 1980
Admitted to Practice
- President, State Bar of Montana Family Law Section, 1991-2001, 2005-present
- Member State Bar of Montana Professionalism Committee, 1999-present.
- Lecturer at the University of Montana School of Law, Family Law Class, 2012
- Lecturer of a one-hour telephone CLE on how to read a basic tax return from a divorce perspective, including references to divorce-related schedules and IRS forms where appropriate, Lecturer, How to Read a 1040 Tax Form from a Dissolution Perspective, Montana State Bar Association, 2011
- Presented CLE regarding third party parental rights in Montana
- Presented CLE regarding a new order from the Montana Supreme Court regarding limited scope representation requirements, duties and obligations, Lecturer, Montana Family law update, Montana State Bar – Great Falls, Montana, 2011.
- Discussed fee agreements and letters of engagement in dissolution actions
- Lecturer, Montana Family Law Update, Montana State Bar Billings, Montana, 2011
- Presented a one hour telephone CLE on how to read a basic tax return from a divorce perspective, including references to divorce-related schedules and IRS forms where appropriate, Lecturer, How to Review a 1040 Tax Form from a Dissolution Perspective, Montana State Bar Association, 2010.
- Lectured to high school students about the judicial branch of government and why the rule of law is important in our society, Lecturer, Law Day Lecture, Western Montana Bar Association, 2010.
- Presented a seminar to District Court personnel and interested parties abour the role of guardian ad litems in dissolution actions, and discussed ways to improve GAL reporting and how GALs should handle cross examination questions, Presenter, The Law, the Guardian and the Judge, Montana Fourth Judicial District Court, 2009.
- Discussed how two fundamental rights guaranteed by Montana’s Constitution, namely the Public’s Right to Know, Article II, Section 9, and the Right of Individual Privacy, Article II, Section 10, can be in conflict with each other in a dissolution action, Lecturer, Privacy Rules as They Relate to Family Law, Montana Bar Association, 2009.
- Discussed the reasons why lawyers don’t want to practice family law, and then discussed the reasons why lawyers should want to practice family law, and finally identified the personal and professional qualities necessary to practice family law, Presenter, Why Do We Practice Family Law?, Montana State Bar Association, 2008
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