Meet the Team!

Lou Villemez - Director of Legal Services 

Lou Villemez grew up in Laramie, Wyoming and attended undergraduate school at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lou received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993 and after one year working at a Washington, D.C. law firm, has enjoyed his career in non-profit public interest law. He worked a total of 13 years in Legal Services Association offices, culminating with the Deputy Director of Litigation for Montana Legal Services Association. He also worked for more than 12 years with the Montana Public Defender and the Montana Aging Services Division. He is the Director of Legal Services for the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM).

 

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Brenna Saffel-Law School Student Intern

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Brenna Saffel is currently a third-year law student and intern at ASUM Legal Services. She received her undergraduate degree in History and Psychology, followed by a year of service work in Chicago as a City Year student coach. Brenna works as a family law paralegal, fitness instructor, and summer legal volunteer for the Clark Fork Coalition. She is interested in pursuing a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation following law school.

Calyn Hitchcock-Law School Student Intern

Calyn Hitchcock is currently a third-year law student and an intern with ASUM Legal Services. She grew up in Florida and attended undergraduate school at the University of Montana. She is a member of the Women’s Law Caucus and OUTlaws. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for the DPHHS estate planning clinics, crocheting, and caring for her indoor orange tree. She has previously interned for the Montana Legal Services Association and the Office of the Public Defender. Calyn is interested in a career in legal aid and estate planning.

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