ASUM Legal Services

ASUM Legal Services began in 1975. It is comprised of three attorneys (Annie Hamilton, Klaus Sitte, and Geoff Mahar), one legal secretary (Samantha Seidensticker), and 6-7 third year law school interns. The attorneys represent students of the University of Montana and supervise the work of University of Montana law students who represent clients under Montana's student practice rule.

Annie Hamilton

Annie Hamilton graduated from the University of Montana law school in 1988. 1n 1992 she began work at ASUM Legal Services and became the second director in 1997. In her free time, Hamilton enjoys knitting quilts, weaving baskets, and saving baby birds.

Klaus Sitte

Prior to working at ASUM legal Services, Klaus worked at Montana Legal Services Association for nearly 40 years.  He has worked with college and law students during all of his 45-year law career.  He particularly enjoys helping students with landlord/tenant cases because he worked on the original Montana Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and is the author of FOR RENT: The Complete Montana Landlord and Tenant Guide.  When Klaus is not at ASUM Legal Services or teaching at the Law School, he's either camping, cross-country skiing or woodworking.

Geoff Mahar

Geoff is a retired lawyer from Ravalli County, who graduated from UM in 1992.  Geoff and his wife Karen have a small hobby farm/ranch northwest of Hamilton.