MTLA Spring Seminar

As The Court Sees It: Practice Tips From The Judicial Perspective


April 13, 2018


Hilton Garden Inn
2520 14th Street SW
Great Falls, Montana


Seminar Co-chairs:
Caitlin Boland Aarab & Michele Levine, Great Falls

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Speaker Bios



Live Interactive OPTION - Problems with driving winter roads, hotel costs, time away from office? MTLA and Fisher Video Conferencing have a solution.

If you plan to attend by live remote from a Fisher location in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell or Missoula - you must  register on line.


We are not accepting registration for the Fisher Video location in Butte.


During online registration use the COMMENTS box to enter the remote location site nearest to you.



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SCHEDULE – 6 CLE Credits, including 1 ethics credit
7:00   Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:20   Introduction & Welcome
    Michele Levine & Caitlin Boland Aarab, Great Falls
8:30   An Update from the Clerks of Court
    Shirley Faust, Clerk of District Court , Missoula
    Faye McWilliams, Clerk of District Court, Great Falls
9:30   It’s Your Record: Tips from 40 Years in a Front Row Seat
    JoAnn Bacheller, Court Reporter, U.S. District Court, Missoula
10:30   BREAK
10:45   IMEs: Overview and Issues from the Workers’ Compensation Court’s Perspective
    Hon. David Sandler, Workers’ Compensation Court, Helena
11:45   On the Road Again: Campaign
    John Heenan, Billings
12:00   LUNCH (on your own)
1:15   Clients in Crisis: Preventing Suicide and Substance Abuse Tragedies (ethics)
    Judy Griffith, Great Falls
2:15   Courtroom Effectiveness
    • Hon Elizabeth A. Best, Eighth Judicial District
    • Hon John W. Parker, Eighth Judicial District
    • Hon Gregory M. Pinski, Eighth Judicial District
3:15   BREAK
3:30   A Peek Behind the Curtain: Practice Tips from Those Who Read Your Briefs
    Caitlin Boland Aarab, Great Falls
    Samir Aarab, Great Falls