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District of Montana

Monday, January 26, 2015

Montana Welcomes Bryan Garner for Tribal Court Training

BILLINGS -- America’s foremost authority of training in legal writing, editing, and drafting, Bryan Garner, will be in Billings, Montana on January 26, 2015, for a legal writing workshop for tribal court judges and practitioners.  The event is sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Court Services and hosted by the District of Montana’s United States Attorney’s Office.  The Montana Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services is a cosponsor of the event.   

Garner is editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and the author of many leading works on legal style, including A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Elements of Legal Style, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, The Winning Brief, and The Winning Oral Argument. His latest books are Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, co-written with Justice Antonin Scalia, and Garner on Language and Writing, an anthology published by the American Bar Association.       

"The United States Attorney=s Office is pleased to welcome Mr. Bryan Garner to Montana for this training,” said Montana U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter. “We are excited to have a tribal court training that features the highest caliber of trainers.  In addition to welcoming tribal court practitioners from Montana, we welcome our out of state tribal court practitioners to Billings for this unique opportunity to advance writing skills.”

"As part of the Office of Indian Affairs' commitment to provide exceptional tribal court training, the BIA is excited to collaborate with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Montana and the Montana Attorney General's Office," said Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn.  "This collaboration insures that tribal courts will receive first class training because Indian people deserve first rate justice."

Fifty applicants, representing five states and 18 different tribes and tribally connected entities, have been accepted for this event.  Bureau of Indian Affairs intends to offer two more national trainings featuring Garner in other venues, in the future.

Updated January 26, 2015