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LAW SCHOOL DEAN (posted 4/7):The search for a new dean for the University of Montana School of Law continues. Provost Perry J. Brown and President Royce C. Engstrom, working with the law dean search committee, identified a high-caliber first choice for its deanship who was set to accept until he was nominated to a high-level position in the Obama Administration. With great regret, the candidate was unable to come to Montana at this time. As a result, Provost Brown has decided to continue the current search and, if need be, appoint an interim dean when Dean Russell formally concludes her tenure as dean and returns to teaching and writing as a member of the faculty.

Founded in 1912, the School of Law is an established leader in legal education, preparing students for serving people in the practice of law through effective integration of theory and practice. Our curriculum begins with an innovative skills-based law-firm program in the first year, continues with intensive trial and transactional simulation courses in the second year, and finishes with a required third-year clinical program offering professional placements at both in-house law clinics and government and public-interest law offices. Beyond preparing students for practice, our curriculum emphasizes areas of law significant to the Rocky Mountain West including natural resource law, environmental law, and Indian law.

At a challenging time for legal education, the success of Montana’s model in training and placing lawyers has earned it recognition as one of the best-value law schools in the nation. Our strengths allow us to attract a small, diverse, talented, and tightly knit student body, and have made us one of a handful of law schools to attract significantly more applicants this year than last. As Montana’s only law school, we enjoy a close connection to the Montana bench and bar.

We work and study in a spacious, state-of-the-art facility, and live and play in the heart of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Missoula is a small, vibrant city surrounded by mountains, wilderness, and clear, cold rivers, including the famous Blackfoot. The educational, medical, and cultural hub of the region, Missoula offers a rare blend of outdoor adventure, big-city culture, and Montana’s relaxed way of life.

The successful candidate must hold a Juris Doctor degree, or its equivalent, from an ABA-accredited law school, demonstrate the ability to lead the School of Law’s faculty, staff, and students, and have the following additional qualifications:

• Distinguished professional achievement in legal practice;
• Successful administrative experience, including personnel supervision and financial administration;
• Strong listening, communication, and consensus-building skills;
• A commitment to legal scholarship; and
• A commitment to diversity.

Preferred qualifications include: commitment to innovation in legal education; potential for recruiting and retaining talented students, faculty, and staff; successful fundraising experience; and a high probability of being tenured in the School of Law.

The Dean’s leadership responsibilities include: implementing the School of Law’s mission by promoting excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; developing and maintaining supportive relationships with alumni, the legal and business communities, and tribal, state and federal governments; working effectively with the School of Law’s faculty, staff, and students; managing its budget; and executing Law School affairs in accordance with all applicable laws, accreditation requirements, and Board of Regents and University policies.

For full consideration of the next review phase, applications must be submitted to the University of Montana online at by no later than 5PM MST on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Later reviews will continue until the position is filled.

Complete applications must include:
• A statement of interest;
• A current résumé or CV;
• And contact information for at least three references.

Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability, and perspectives are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO/ADA/Veterans Preference Employer

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (posted 4/11): Small business/tax/transactional firm in Helena, Montana, has an opening for a full-time tax attorney desiring to work and grow in a rapidly expanding practice. We are seeking an associate with excellent communication, teamwork and people skills, with an emphasis on customer service. Applicants must be admitted in Montana. Starting salary D.O.E. Cover letter, references, resume and writing sample should be transmitted to

ATTORNEY (posted 4/9): Mid-size Bozeman firm seeking experienced attorney for our growing general litigation and transactional team. Compensation depends on capabilities and production. Achieve balance, and do well while doing good. Send letter, resume, and writing sample to

ATTORNEY -- Jackson, WY (posted 4/8): Lubing and Corrigan, LLC, a busy Jackson, Wyoming law firm seeks to hire an attorney with 1-3 years experience. We are a small general practice firm focused largely on civil litigation, with some criminal and transactional practice. Excellent research and writing skills, some courtroom experience, and solid people skills required. Wyoming bar admission or willingness to sit for the first bar exam after hire date is essential. Idaho bar license is a plus. Compensation negotiable and dependent on experience. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to:

DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNEY (posted 4/8): The Glacier County Attorney’s Office is seeking a full-time deputy county attorney. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Montana (in good standing), and have experience in criminal law and trials. Experience advising county or city government is also preferred. This position requires knowledge of criminal law and procedure, rules of evidence, civil procedure, and familiarity with computerized legal research and word processing. Successful applicant will prosecute misdemeanor and felony matters, youth court matters, child abuse and neglect cases, as well as mental health commitments. Duties for other prosecutorial, civil litigation and local government legal issues may be assigned by the County Attorney as needed. Some on-call time to assist and advise law enforcement agencies or county departments. A more detailed announcement can be obtained by contacting Deputy County Attorney generally works in an office setting but some evening meetings may be required. On occasion, employee may be required to lift up to 30 pounds. Requires occasional travel within Montana. Salary $50,000 DOE, plus benefits. Submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, law school transcript and two (2) recent letters of recommendation to: Carolyn Berkram, Glacier County Attorney, 1210 East Main Street, P.O. Box 428, Cut Bank, Montana 59427. Open until filled.

ATTORNEY -- MINOT, ND (posted 4/7): Entrepreneurial Attorney wanted to join a mature, successful practice in the middle of the Bakken oil boom with the following qualifications: at least 5 years experience in estate planning; experience in farm and business transition planning; preference given to those with some tax background. Practice is located in Minot, ND. Send resume to Please indicate salary requirements. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

PUBLIC DEFENDER (posted 3/27):  The Fort Peck Tribes are seeking an attorney for the full-time position of Public Defender in the Fort Peck Tribal Court. The position is in Poplar, MT. Candidates must be admitted to practice in any jurisdiction. Salary DOE. The job description is available at the HR office at or contact Rita Weeks,

LAWYER JUDGE (Posted 3/27): The Fort Peck Tribes are seeking a lawyer judge for a half-time position in the Fort Peck Tribal Court in Poplar, MT. Experience preferred. Candidates must be admitted to practice in any jurisdiction. Salary DOE. The job description is available at the HR office at or contact Rita Weeks,

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (posted 3/25): Immediate Opening. Halverson & Mahlen, P.C., an established Billings, Montana insurance defense firm, seeks applications for an associate attorney position. Ideal candidates will have 1-3 years of experience in pretrial practice and trial work in a civil firm or similar setting. Current and former judicial law clerks with experience in administration of civil cases are strongly encouraged to apply. Graduates must be licensed to practice in Montana, and all applicants must have strong research and writing skills. Starting salary range D.O.E. Generous benefit/incentive package. All applications confidential. Please send cover letter, writing sample, transcript and resume to Hiring Partner, P.O. Box 80470, Billings, MT 59108-0470, or in electronic format to Please learn more at

CITY PROSECUTOR -- TEMPORARY (3/25): Will prosecute misdemeanor cases under direction of the City Attorney. Must be a member of the Montana State Bar. This is a temporary position – up to six months. Caseload averages 10 hours per week. Please submit resume with proposal of compensation to: City of Hardin 406 N Cheyenne Hardin MT 59034. Closes: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (posted 3/24): Crowley Fleck PLLP is an established law firm with over 130 attorneys. Originally founded in Billings, MT, the firm has expanded over the last several years to include an additional ten offices located throughout Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. We are seeking an associate in the Billings, MT office. Successful applicants must have a strong academic record, solid research and writing capabilities, and 3 - 6 years experience in the areas of taxation, estate and succession planning, estate and trust administration, closely-held business entities, and mergers and acquisitions. Competitive salary and benefits. All applications will be held in confidence. Please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to Crowley Fleck PLLP, Attn: Joe Kresslein, P.O. Box 2529 Billings, MT 59103-2529 or via email to Visit our website at for more information about our firm.

LATERAL ATTORNEY (posted 3/5): Long established, respected mid-size Wenatchee, WA, law firm with a full service business and litigation practice seeks a practitioner with 7 or more years of experience to integrate into existing practice areas in insurance defense, general litigation, municipal law, business law, estate planning, health care and agribusiness. Candidates must have strong references, excellent communication and social skills, demonstrated work ethic with focus on practice development, and a desire to integrate into the community. Cover letter, references and resume should be transmitted to Thomas O*Connell, Davis Arneil Law Firm, LLP at or by mail to 617 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801. All inquiries/applications shall be kept confidential.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (posted 3/5): Long established, respected mid-size Wenatchee, WA, law firm with a full service business and litigation practice seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of 3 years of experience to participate in all areas of the firms* practice, including business, insurance defense, general litigation, family law, estate planning and general contracts.
Candidates must have strong academic credentials and references, excellent communication and social skills, demonstrated work ethic, a focus on marketing and practice development, and a desire to integrate into the community. Cover letter and resume should be transmitted to Thomas O*Connell, Davis Arneil Law Firm, LLP at or by mail to 617 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801. All inquiries/applications shall be kept confidential.


IMMEDIATE OPENING - EXPERIENCED LEGAL ASSISTANT (posted 4/7): Halverson & Mahlen, P.C., a civil and insurance defense law firm in Billings, seeks a full-time legal assistant with impeccable written and oral communication skills. Applicants must have excellent word-processing skills and ability to follow instruction closely. Familiarity with Montana Court rules, pleadings, discovery, and medical records analysis strongly preferred. Competitive starting salary range, D.O.E., and generous benefits package including health/dental/401k. Please forward resume, cover letter, and references to Halverson & Mahlen, P.C.; P.O. Box 80470; Billings, MT 59108-0470, attn. Tom Mahlen, or via email at All applications confidential. Learn more at .

LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL (posted 3/6): Competitive salary DOE w/exc. benefits package in downtown law firm. Perform legal document production, litigation support and case preparation, scheduling, transcription, etc. Exp. with court and administrative filings, and highly proficient in WordPerfect, transcription, legal terminology, citation format, and file management. Qualified individuals please send cover letter and resume to Amy D. Christensen at Hughes, Kellner, Sullivan & Alke, PLLP, P.O. Box 1166, Helena, MT 59624 or by e-mail to


MANAGER OF FUND ADMINISTRATION (posted 4/11): Responsible for the administration and coordination of all funds established at University of Montana Foundation. Drafts gift agreements articulating donor intent and scholarship criteria. Must have knowledge of tax laws, strong organizational and writing skills. Excellent benefits package. For more information go to:





RESEARCH, WRITING, SUPPORT: Experienced attorneys at Strickland & Baldwin, PLLP, offer legal research, writing, and support. We have over 25 years of combined experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and we use that experience to help you. Find out what other attorneys are saying about our service and contact us by visiting

COMPLICATED CASE? I can help you sort through issues, design a strategy, and write excellent briefs, at either the trial or appellate level. 17+ years experience in state and federal courts, including 5 years teaching at UM Law School and 1 year clerking for Hon. D.W. Molloy. Let me help you help your clients. Beth Brennan, Brennan Law & Mediation, (406) 240-0145,   

CONSERVE YOUR ENERGY for your clients and opposing counsel. I draft concise, convincing trial or appellate briefs, or edit your work. Well-versed in Montana tort law; two decades of experience in bankruptcy matters; a quick study in other disciplines. UM Journalism School (honors); Boston College Law School (high honors). Negotiable hourly or flat rates. Excellent local references. (406) 541-0416

BUSY PRACTICE? I can help. Former MSC law clerk and UM Law honors graduate available for all types of contract work, including legal/factual research, brief writing, court/depo appearances, pre/post trial jury investigations, and document review. For more information, visit; e-mail; or call (406) 442-8317.



STEVENSVILLE: Professional office building downtown on Main Street available for lease starting October 1. Detached 1 story building with 10-car parking lot. Approx. 2,800 sq. ft. leasable space includes full first floor and basement. Ready to occupy modern offices, conference room and reception/waiting room. Central heat, a/c, lovely landscaping. Perfect for small firm or growing solo practitioner. Contact or call 917-282-9023

LAW OFFICE FOR SALE: A long-established, general practice, Eastern Montana law office for sale. Nice facilities, good location. Community needs legal representation. Plenty opportunity for growth. Contact, or call 406-228-4385.

: Bozeman Law Office next to Court House has space for rent with opportunity for joining existing partnership. Common areas include reception room, conference room, copy/kitchen room. Copy machine and internet are available. Contact David Weaver at (406) 586-0246 or



AVAILABLE FOR MEDIATIONS: Brent Cromley, of counsel to Moulton Bellingham PC, Billings. 406-248-7731 or email

AVAILABLE FOR MEDIATIONS AND ARBITRATIONS: Retired Montana attorney with over 40 years experience in personal injury and construction industry litigation. Michael Young, Great Falls, MT. 406-868-9666 or



 BANKING EXPERT: 34 years banking experience. Expert banking services including documentation review, workout negotiation assistance, settlement assistance, credit restructure, expert witness, preparation and/or evaluation of borrowers' and lenders' positions. Expert testimony provided for depositions and trials. Attorney references provided upon request. Michael F. Richards, Bozeman MT (406) 581-8797;


COMPUTER FORENSICS, DATA RECOVERY, E-DISCOVERY: Retrieval and examination of computer and electronically stored evidence by an internationally recognized computer forensics practitioner. Certified by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner. More than 15 years of experience. Qualified as an expert in Montana and United States District Courts. Practice limited to civil and administrative matters. Preliminary review, general advice, and technical questions are complimentary. Jimmy Weg, CFCE, Weg Computer Forensics LLC, 512 S. Roberts, Helena MT 59601; (406) 449-0565 (evenings);;


FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER: Trained by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Crime Lab. Retired from the Eugene, Ore., P.D. Qualified in state and federal courts. Certified by the American Board of forensic Document Examiners. Full-service laboratory for handwriting, ink and paper comparisons. Contact Jim Green, Eugene, Ore.; (888) 485-0832. Web site at


PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR: Accurate Private Investigator for civil or criminal cases. Licensed in Montana for over 30 years. Zack Belcher, 541 Avenue C, Billings, Montana, 59102. Phone:1-406-248-2652.

INVESTIGATIONS & IMMIGRATION CONSULTING: 37 years investigative experience with the U.S. Immigration Service, INTERPOL, and as a privvate investigator. President of the Montana P.I. Association. Criminal fraud, background, loss prevention, domestic, worker's compensation, discrimination/sexual harassment, asset location, real estate, surveillance, record searches, and immigration consulting. Donald M. Whitney, Orion International Corp., P.O. Box 9658, Helena MT 59604. (406) 458-8796 / 7.



EVICTIONS LAWYER: We do hundreds of evictions statewide. Send your landlord clients to us. We'll respect your "ownership" of their other business. Call for prices. Hess-Homeier Law Firm, (406) 549-9611, See website at










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