State Bar of Montana

State Bar of Montana's

Judicial Relations Committee


  1. Improve the annual bench/bar CLE seminar through greater participation and program content.

  2. Send a representative of the committee to attend the semi-annual meetings of the Montana Judges Association and report to the Trustees periodically in this regard.

  3. Participate in and monitor the State Bar's program for defending judges who are unfairly criticized.

  4. Monitor legislative updates related to judges.

  5. Work with the judiciary on maintaining and increasing funding for the judicial process.



Eric Nord, Billings


Hon. Holly Brown, Bozeman
Mark Etchart, Helena
Alice Hinshaw, Helena
Hon. George Huss, Forsyth
Emily Jones, Billings
Natasha Jones, Missoula
Jenny Jourdonnais, Missoula
Hon. Brian Morris, Helena
Katie Ranta, Helena
Hon. David Rice, Havre
Daniel Roth, Bozeman
Stuart Segrest, Helena
Tim Strauch, Missoula
Hon. Keith Strong, Great Falls
Randy Tanner, Missoula
Hon. Michael Wheat, Helena

Board of Trustees Liaison

Matt Thiel
(406) 543-1550

Contact Information

Betsy Brandborg, State Bar of Montana
(406) 447-2205



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