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Montana Stream Access Law Symposium

Montana Stream Access Law Symposium


Friday, March 16    
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Alexander Blewett III School of Law
32 Campus Drive, Missoula
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Celebrating a High Water Mark: A Montana Stream Access Law Symposium

Please join us on Friday, March 16, at the Blewett School of Law for a special gathering “Celebrating a High Water Mark: A Montana Stream Access Law Symposium.” The event commemorates Montana’s extraordinary stream access case law and legislation.

Jim Goetz, the attorney who brought the landmark cases that recognized the public’s right to access state waters for recreational use, will open the event, followed by Governor Steve Bullock. Next, a roundtable of the drafters and stakeholders who crafted the original Stream Access Bill will discuss the key lessons to their success. Later panels will cover legal ethics, subsequent developments in the law, and issues on the horizon such as climate change, tribal rights and instream flow.

Date: March 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Blewett School of Law, Room 201
Cost: $40 for lawyers seeking CLE credit; complimentary for all others
CLE: 4.5 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits (pending application approval)