Elder Law Clinic - Western Montana Chapter

Professor Elaine Hightower Gagliardi

Adjunct Professor Julie Sirrs

Variable Credit(s)
Fall: LAW 600 TBD | Spring: LAW 601 TBD

Academic Year Only

Elder Law Clinic  - Western Montana Chapter

Supervising Attorney:  Cindy Shott

Adjunct Faculty: Julie Sirrs

Faculty Supervisor:
Professor Elaine Gagliardi


  • Professional Responsibility (effective for all classes entering Fall 2011 and thereafter)

  • Elder Law

Areas of Law: Elder Law, Disability Law, Nonprofit Law, Estate Planning

Lawyering Skills:  Research and writing, asset management, and trust, guardianship and conservatorship litigation

Sample Projects:  Research duties of a trustee and the elements of elder abuse, draft petition for appointment of guardian/conservator, and attend hearings

The Western Montana Chapter for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving its elderly and disabled clients by providing trustee, guardian and conservatorship services, including asset and full case management.  A student in the Elder Law clinic will work with the Chapter's general counsel and be involved in a full range of legal issues including appointments of a trustee, conservator or guardian as well as cases involving elder abuse and neglect.  The student will also have the opportunity to learn about and apply their legal knowledge to the various issues involved with assisting elderly or disabled clients and managing a nonprofit entity.