Child Support Enforcement Division Clinic

Variable Credit(s)
Fall: LAW 600 15 | Spring: LAW 601 15

Academic Year Only

Child Support Enforcement Division
Supervising Attorney:
 Patrick Quinn

Faculty Supervisor:


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

Areas of Law: Family Law; Civil Procedure; ADR/Mediation; Public Benefits Law; Professional Responsibility

Lawyering Skills: Research and writing; Civil litigation; ADR/Mediation 

Sample Projects: Update compendium of child support cases; Research child support guidelines formulae.

The student assigned to the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will be exposed to the various roles performed by an attorney for a state agency.  Clinical work includes attending administrative hearings, attending and participating in contested district court matters, drafting proposed legislation, determining compliance with Federal and State statutes and regulations, preparing modifications of child support for approval by the District Court, interpreting case law, and drafting responses to petitions.  This clinic is valuable experience to any student who wishes to work for an agency of the State of Montana.