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Exploring the Criminal Law Deskbook

Freshly out of law school, I have a first client meeting with a man who has legal troubles.  He was recently arrested for driving under the influence and assault.  He’s the one in trouble, but I am pretty nervous too.  … Continue reading

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Tax Questions Scary? Not with BNA Premier!

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”  — Albert Einstein   It is generally accepted that the subject of taxation can be difficult to grasp.  Luckily, practical resources are available to help individuals better understand … Continue reading

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How To Be Part of Montana’s Administrative Rule Making Process

So you consider yourself a well-informed person, generally aware of current events and politics in Montana.  You read the newspaper, check out online articles, follow some blogs, and even check in on the Montana Legislature from time to time.  But … Continue reading

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Wading through the Murky Waters of Montana Water Right Adjudication

The Montana Water Use Act, passed in 1973, established a framework and an administrative process by which the state could better account for the amount, ownership, and priority of existing water rights.  Montana operates under the Prior Appropriations Doctrine which … Continue reading

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ProQuest Congressional: Legislative History … And More!

If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Clause

Imagine yourself sitting in your law office working on a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction when all of a sudden your junior partner, Bill Richardson, interrupts you.  He pardons himself for interrupting you and conveys to … Continue reading

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The Budding Insurance Lawyer’s “Must Have” — Miller’s Standard Insurance Policies Annotated

It almost goes without saying, but insurance policies can be difficult to read and understand — even for the sophisticated business professional.  Even if you don’t intend to practice insurance law, insurance policies are a large part of everyone’s personal … Continue reading

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