Powell County Attorney's Office

Field Placement
Academic Year/Summer

Faculty Supervisor

Professor Andrew King-Ries

Supervising Attorney

Kathryn McEnery


Professional Responsibility, Trial Practice

Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite

Criminal Procedure – Investigative; Criminal Procedure - Adjudicative

Areas of Emphasis

Criminal law; 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
  • Interview witnesses
  • Perform legal research
  • Draft motions

General Information

The Powell County Attorney's Office represents the State of Montana in criminal, civil, and quasi-criminal cases in Justice and District Court. In addition to handling general criminal prosecutions for Powell County, the Powell County Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felonies and high misdemeanors committed by inmates at the Montana State Prison. The Powell County Attorney’s Office also prosecutes all escape charges in the state of Montana, regardless of the location of the detention facility.  Student is required to work in the office on a weekly basis.