1966, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 1987, North Dakota
University of Montana, J.D., 1966
Law School Graduation Year
Stanford University, A.B., Economics, 1963; Carroll College
Burleigh County (President, 1991-1992), First Judicial District and American (Member: Section on Natural Resources Law) Bar Associations; State Bar of Montana (President, Young Lawyers Section, 1970-1971; Chairman, Prepaid Legal Service Committee, 1973-1976; Member, Annual Meeting Committee, 1986-1987); State Bar Association of North Dakota (President, 2000-2001; Member, Board of Governors, 1995-1999; Chairman, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1989-1990; Member, Attorney Standards Committee, 1991-1995; Member, Joint Commission on Discipline and Admissions, 1993-1995; Member, Editorial Board, 1995-1996; Member, Joint Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to the Poor, 1996-2000); North Dakota Volunteer Lawyers Program (Member, Advisory Committee, 1996-2000); American Gas Association (Member, Legal Committee).
Phi Delta Phi. Leaphart Scholar. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Excellence in Administrative Law. Co-Author: Water Transfers, Western Wildlands, Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring, 1980; QDRO - Yet Another Federal Trap for the Unwary, The Gavel, Fall, 1988 and The Montana Lawyer, September, 1988; Me 'n' My Laptop, Byteline, April, 1990. Named Outstanding Young Man of Montana, 1969-1970. Member, House of Representatives, Montana State Legislative Assembly, 1969-1971. Elected Outstanding Freshmen Legislator, Montana State Legislature, 1969-1971.