As a lawyer, Beth has an obligation not only to engage with her community, but to provide legal representation to those who can’t afford it. Lawyers call this “pro bono service,” which is short for “pro bono publico” – for the public good. A substantial part of Beth’s early practice involved representing non-profit groups with minimal resources. More recently, Beth worked at the Missoula Family Law Self-Help Center, where volunteers assist pro se litigants in filling out basic forms that allow them to properly present their issues to the court.
As a mediator, Beth has also made significant contributions to the effective resolution of legal disputes. She offers her services on a pro bono and modest means basis as needed.
Beth is a member of the Montana State Bar Dispute Resolution Committee and the Family Law Section. She summarizes published decisions of the Montana Supreme Court as a service to the Montana legal community.
As a lifelong tennis player, Beth joined the board of the Montana Tennis Association (now USTA-Montana) in 2006, and has been secretary of the board since 2008. She was appointed to the board of the Intermountain Section of the USTA in 2015 as Montana’s delegate. She represents Area B on the State Bar Board of Trustees, and is vice-president of the Clark Fork Coalition, a Missoula non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and maintaining clean water throughout the Clark Fork River watershed.