Upcoming events

    • September 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    MALA Brown Bag Seminar              

    The Medium is the Message: Form and Style Tips for Preparing Polished and Professional Legal Documents

     Presented by: Jeff Tierney, Esq.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST

    Teleconference Only

    1 CLE Credit

    Effective written advocacy requires more than just good content. Even the most compelling argument, if sloppily presented, loses its punch. But, many attorneys need a little help in ensuring that their work looks its best and gets the attention it deserves. Learn how you can help your firm move past outdated conventions and instead prepare visually-appealing and persuasive legal documents with some easy style, formatting and typography tips, including:

    • Thoughtful and appropriate font choices;
    • Effective use of tables, charts and embedded images;
    • Document processing and avoiding image degradation;
    • Style and formatting issues involving headings, justification, white space, and emphasis; and
    • Common typographical pitfalls and how to avoid them.

    Jeff Tierney, Esq., is a fifth-generation Montanan, where he grew up in Great Falls before attending Yale University, graduating in 2008 with a degree in history.  Jeff then attended law school at the University of Wisconsin, where he worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project to remedy wrongful convictions.  Jeff returned to Montana to practice after graduating in 2013.  Jeff is licensed to practice in Montana and Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

    Registration Deadline – Monday, September 24, 2018

    Call-in information will be emailed – Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

    • October 13, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Chico Hot Springs
    Registration is closed

    MALA CP Review Course

            Saturday, October 13, 2018

        8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

    Chico Hot Springs

    163 Chico Road

    Pray, Montana 59065

    CLE Credit 

    ·         Attend the ONLY CP examination review course offered in Montana for the new NALA CP examination coming in 2018

    ·         Learn from experienced attorneys and paralegals covering the necessary information for each required section of the CP examination

    ·         Obtain the valuable knowledge you need to further self or group study

    ·         Network with paralegals from across the state and learn more about the Montana Association of Legal Assistants


    8:00 am   Registration

    8:15 am   Opening Remarks

    8:30 am   Ethics (Terry Hale, ACP)

    9:30 am   US Legal System (Alisia Duganz, CP)

    10:30 am   Break

    10:45 am   Torts (Bob Baldwin, Esq.)

    11:45 am   Critical Thinking (Terry Hale, ACP)

    12:45 am   Lunch (Included)

    1:45 pm   Civil LItigation (Juliet Hahn, CP)

    2:45 pm   Break

    3:00 pm   Contracts (Heather Bienvenue, CP)

    4:00 pm   Criminal Law (Kathy Clark, CP)

    5:00 pm   Closing Remarks/Adjourn

    Hotel Information:

    A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees specifically for this seminar at:

    Chico Hot Springs

    163 Chico Road

    Pray, MT 59065

    (406) 333-4933

    Call to reserve your room. 

    Be sure to tell them you are coming for MALA.  Room price varies on the type of room.  There are rooms in the Historic Main Lodge, Warren Wing, Lower Lodge, or Cabins.

    Be sure to book before September 1, 2018 as rooms will be released on September 2, 2018.

    • October 24, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Telephonic ONLY

    MALA Brown Bag Seminar

    Mediation in Montana

    Presented by: Tracy Axelberg, Esq.

    Axelberg Mediation & Arbitration, PLLC

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST

    Teleconference Only

    1 CLE Credit

    • History of Mediation Pre-1995 and Post 1995
    • Anatomy of an Effective Settlement Brochure
    • Mediation Process
    • Rule 7 Appellate Mediation

    Tracy Axelberg, Esq., was raised in Miles City, Montana.  He attended Montana State University, after which he worked as an environmental engineer in Illinois and Louisiana.  Tracey then attended law school where he served as an editor of the Montana Law Review.  Tracy’s litigation career concluded in 2011 when he directed his full professional attention to mediation, arbitration and special master work.  His work as a neutral is statewide.

    Registration Deadline – Monday, October 22, 2018

    Handouts and Call-in information – Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

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