Missoula County Attorney's Office

Field Placement
Academic Year/Summer

Faculty Supervisor

Professor Andrew King-Ries

Supervising Attorney

Jordan Kilby, Lacey Lincoln


Professional Responsibility, Trial Practice

Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite

Criminal Procedure – Investigative; Criminal Procedure - Adjudicative

Areas of Emphasis

Criminal law; dependency and neglect proceedings; land use planning; litigation; legal research and writing; negotiation; oral and written communication; cross-professional collaboration

Sample Projects

  • Appear in court
  • Communicate and negotiate with opposing counsel and pro se defendants
  • Work with county departments
  • Interview witnesses
  • Perform legal research
  • Draft motions

General Information

The Missoula County Attorney's office represents the State of Montana in criminal, civil, and quasi-criminal cases in the Justice and District Courts. The County Attorney's Office also represents and advises other county departments, boards, fire districts, and planning.  Students work in the areas of public health, mental commitments, juvenile justice, child welfare, special victims, and land-use planning.  Important:  Students are required to undergo a background check and fingerprinting.