Lawyers in Libraries presents "Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change"

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Mr. Ed Higgins from Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is coming to celebrate Law Day by giving us an overview in general law, with specific reference to the Constitution. His talk will cover where you can obtain legal assistance and how to choose a lawyer.  He will NOT be able to provide individual legal advice at this presentation.

Mr. Higgins is a 2000 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law.  Upon graduation Mr. Higgins served as Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable John W. Larson.  Mr. Higgins has spent the last 21 years serving low and moderate income clients at MLSA.  In 2016 Mr Higgins won the George L. Bousliman Professionalism Award from the Montana State Bar for his work setting up a structured pro bono program for the Northwest Montana Bar Association and for his work creating easy-to-use forms for self-represented litigants with the Access to Justice Commission.

If you have an interest in the law, or wish to know more about where you can go when in need of legal advice, join us.

"The Constitution is a dynamic document, as it not only outlines a blueprint for government, but also delegates power, articulates rights, and offers mechanisms for change. It is neither perfect, nor exhaustive, as our nation’s history makes clear. Legislation, court rulings, amendments, lawyers, and “we the people” have built upon those original words across generations to attempt to make the “more perfect Union” more real. That effort continues today, as contemporary leaders and everyday citizens raise their voices as loud as ever to fulfill the promise of the Constitution. Defining and refining those words of the Constitution might be our oldest national tradition, and how each of us works—together—toward a more perfect Union."     American Bar Association

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