Montana’s business and legal leaders can get a glimpse at the present and future of the state’s tech economy, learn about venture capital opportunities in the Treasure State and discuss the growing intersection of law and technology at the inaugural Montana Law and Technology Summit June 13-15 in Missoula.

The summit will bring together state and national thought leaders in legal technology and leaders in Montana’s tech economy. It will kick off with a day of programming on June 13 tailored to Montana’s business leaders. We invite you to attend this first day of the conference at no charge. (For more information and to register, visit and use the promo code TECHCONFDAY1 at checkout.)

A pair of panel talks will highlight the June 13 events. “Montana's Tech Based Economy: Today and Tomorrow” will feature Patrick Barkey of the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Christina Henderson of Montana High Tech Alliance; Grant Kier of Missoula Economic Partnership; Bruce Tribbensee of Submittable Holdings, Inc.; and Joe Fanguy of Blackfoot Communications. “Navigating Montana's Venture Capital Landscape” will feature Jeff Batton of HomeStake Venture Partners; Colleen Howell of ZPPR; Kiah Hochstetler of Goodworks Ventures; and Susan Carstansen of Yellowstone Growth Partners. In other presentations, Meggie Ghidella of San Francisco-based blockchain payment company Ripple will speak on “Blockchain Transactions in Today's Market”; while Gonzaga University School of Law’s Dean Jacob Rooksby will discuss “Intellectual Property: University Choices (Private Rights, Public Policy).”

A day and a half of practical continuing legal education training follows, affording those in Montana’s legal community hands-on experience in managing the latest changes in technology affecting the practice of law.

Make plans to attend Montana Law and Technology Summit: Where technology and the business of law intersect.


  • Occurred Thursday, June 13th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 5:10 pm


Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

Missoula, MT


Meagan Gallagher