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



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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