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Upcoming CLE featuring trial lawyer Ed Moriarity

On March 9, 2012 a diverse group of experts in the legal profession will gather at the DoubleTree in Missoula for a full-day Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “From the Courtroom to the Classroom: A Multi-Dimensional Look at the Legal Profession in the 21st Century.” Headlining the event is world-renowned trial lawyer and educator, Ed Moriarity. Born in Butte, Montana, Mr. Moriarity has practiced law for nearly four decades in the American West. He started his practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming and went on to work with famed trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, as a partner in his Jackson Hole firm, Spence, Moriarity & Shockey. Mr. Moriarity worked with Mr. Spence when he defended former Filipina politician Imelda Marcos.

Enthusiastically willing to share his trial law experience, Mr. Moriarity is a frequent featured speaker at legal conferences and events. He also taught at both the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming and the Wyoming Trial School at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Mr. Moriarity now heads the firm of Moriarity, Badaruddin & Booke, LLC with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wilson and Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Three Forks and Missoula, Montana.

The CLE seminar was spearheaded by Missoula Rotarian Kevin Miltko, DDS as a fundraising event for the Western Montana All-Star Little League softball team.

As an in-kind sponsorship, Missoula-based ALPS Corporation is providing logistics support and coordination of CLE credits with the State Bar of Montana. As part of ALPS Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance, the company supports ongoing education for the legal community, primarily in the areas of ethics and risk management. ALPS Educational Services produces live and online CLE opportunities throughout the country. Additionally, ALPS Account Manager, former judge and professor of law, Bill Burns, and ALPS Risk Manager, Mark Bassingthwaighte, will present as part of the day-long CLE event.

The full agenda is as follows with the afternoon emphasizing ethics credits. Agenda times subject to change:

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.                Ed Moriarity, Moriarity, Badaruddin & Booke, LLC

10 a.m. 10:15 a.m.          Break

10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.          Michelle Badaruddin, U.S. District Court/District of Montana

Lunch Included

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Bill Burns, ALPS Account Manager

1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.         Break

1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.              Mark Bassingthwaighte, ALPS Risk Manager & Dustin Cole, Attorneys MasterClass      

Registration will open February 1st and is $200 per participating attorney. Pending approval, participants will receive 7 hours of CLE credits including 4 ethics credits.

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