MTLA has several committees through which members further the purposes of the organization. The MTLA President appoints members to the committees and is an ex-officio member of all committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the MTLA office.
If you wish to join the Consumer Law, Environmental Law or Workers' Compensation sections, click here.
Reviews requests for amicus support and files amicus briefs primarily in the Montana Supreme Court. Chair, Kurt Jackson of Great Falls, members are John Amsden, Larry Anderson, Bobby Anner-Hughes, Tim Bechtold, Domenic Cossi, Mike Eiselein, Karl Englund, John Heenan, Larry Howell, John Lacey, Keith Marr, Jonathan McDonald, Bill Rossbach, Jory Ruggiero, Pat Sheehy, and Justin Stalpes.
Plans MTLA seminars and other educational activities such as WebSeminars and the Trial Academy. Chair, John Amsden of Bozeman, members are Mike Cok, Craig Daue, Liz Halverson, Neel Hammond, Don Harris, Kurt Jackson, and Jim Ragain.
Members sharing resources and expertise in supporting negotiations and litigation to protect Montana's environmental heritage. Chair, Tim Bechtold of Misssoula.
Prepares for legislative session and provides guidance to MTLA's lobbying efforts during sessions. Chair, Jamie Carey of Helena, members are Anders Blewett, Tim Bechtold, Karl Englund, Jim Hunt, Mike Lamb, Mike Meloy, Jamie Towe and Terry Trieweiler.
Heads efforts to recruit new members, retain current members and increase membership level participation. Chair Pat Fox of Helena.
Composed of past presidents of MTLA, the Council is a means to retain leadership, counsel, experience and expertise of past leaders of MTLA. The Council takes on special projects to strengthen MTLA. Chair, Gene Jarussi of Billings.
The committee spearheads the MTLA Bike Helmet Program and other efforts to serve Montana and the communities where we live. Chair Daniel Bidegaray of Bozeman, members are Mike Lamb, Syd McKenna, David Paoli and Kim Schulke.
Oversees article selection and editing of articles for the the publication of MTLA's quarterly magazine Trial Trends
. If you have article suggestions or other comments please contact the MTLA office
. Chair, Larry Howell
of Missoula, members are
Tim Bechtold, Dan Buckley, Jonathan McDonald and Pat Sheehy.
MTLA members representing claimants in the workers' compensation system. Section has its own listserv and meets at each MTLA seminar and during the MTLA Annual Convention. Section is active in administrative and legislative activities, and in supporting the efforts of the Montana Injured Workers Resource Council (MIWRC
). Co-chairs, Dick Martin and Tom Murphy of Great Falls, MTLA Board Liaisons Larry Anderson of Great Falls and Syd McKenna of Missoula.