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Chicago, IL 60601

P. Mars Scott

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Contact Information

2920 S Garfield street
Suite 200
Missoula MT 59801
Work (406) 327-0600
Fax (406) 728-0948


Practice State

Montana

Emphasis

Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Legal Organizations

President, State Bar of Montana Family Law Section, 1991-2001, 2005-present; Member State Bar of Montana Professionalism Committee, 1999-present.

Awards

Frank Haswell Award for Outstanding Article contributed to the Montana Lawyer, Six Ways to Foster Public Trust in the Legal System, Montana State Bar Association, 2012

Western Montana Bar Association Pro Bono Award for providing pro bono services to clients in Western Montana, Montana Fourth Judicial District Court, 2008

Recipient of the Montana State Bar Local Professionalism Award for work on Domestic Relations Study Commission, Local Professionalism Award, Montana State Bar Association, 1999

Frank Haswell award for Outstanding Article contributed to the Montana Lawyer, Professionalism:  Has the Meaning Changed?, Montana State Bar Association, 1989

Commander, Unites States Navy--Intelligence (retired); Numerous awards including Junior Officer of the Year for RIA One, Navy Achievement Medal and Navy Commendation Medal; Active Duty Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Officer; Active Duty Joint Intelligence Command - Pentagon, 2009

Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who, 2001

Montana Law Review Board of Editors (1978-1980), 1980

Student Representative to the American Bar Association (1979-1980), 1980

CLE Presentations

Lecturer at the University of Montana School of Law, Family Law Class, 2012

Lecturer of a one-hour telephone CLE on how to read a basic tax return from a divorce perspective, including references to divorce-related schedules and IRS forms where appropriate, Lecturer, How to Read a 1040 Tax Form from a Dissolution Perspective, Montana State Bar Association, 2011

Presented CLE regarding third party parental rights in Montana; Presented CLE regarding a new order from the Montana Supreme Court regarding limited scope representation requirements, duties and obligations, Lecturer, Montana Family law update, Montana State Bar - Great Falls, Montana, 2011.

Discussed fee agreements and letters of engagement in dissolution actions; Lecturer, Montana Family Law Update, Montana State Bar Billings, Montana, 2011

Presented a one hour telephone CLE on how to read a basic tax return from a divorce perspective, including references to divorce-related schedules and IRS forms where appropriate, Lecturer, How to Review a 1040 Tax Form from a Dissolution Perspective, Montana State Bar Association, 2010.

Lectured to high school students about the judicial branch of government and why the rule of law is important in our society, Lecturer, Law Day Lecture, Western Montana Bar Association, 2010.

Presented a seminar to District Court personnel and interested parties abour the role of guardian ad litems in dissolution actions, and discussed ways to improve GAL reporting and how GALs should handle cross examination questions, Presenter, The Law, the Guardian and the Judge, Montana Fourth Judicial District Court, 2009.

Discussed how two fundamental rights guaranteed by Montana's Constitution, namely the Public's Right to Know, Article II, Section 9, and the Right of Individual Privacy, Article II, Section 10, can be in conflict with each other in a dissolution action, Lecturer, Privacy Rules as They Relate to Family Law, Montana Bar Association, 2009.

Discussed the reasons why lawyers don't want to practice family law, and then discussed the reasons why lawyers should want to practice family law, and finally identified the personal and professional qualities necessary to practice family law, Presenter, Why Do We Practice Family Law?, Montana State Bar Association, 2008

 

Author

Summarized necessary family debt for State Bar of Montana's Veterans' Guide, 2012

Contributed to memorandum for MontGuide publication regarding premarital ageements, 2012

Published the article, Not the Cleavers Anymore: Third-Party Parental Interests in Minor Children and the Evolving American Family, in the Montana Law Review, 2012

Published an article in the Montana Lawyer magazine on six ways lawyers can foster the public's trust in the legal system, Six Ways to Foster Public Trust in the Legal System, State Bar of Montana, 2011

Co-authored the Montana Family Law Form Book to assist lawyers in preparing the necessary documents to complete a simple dissolution action, 2005

Published an article in the Montana Lawyer magazine on issues related to professionalism, Professionalism: Has the Meaning Changed?, State Bar of Montana, 1989.

AAML Chapter

Mountain States

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