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Former Pine River Journal editor named state law librarian of Montana

Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson was appointed by the Montana Supreme Court to serve as the state law librarian of Montana and director of the Montana State Law Library in Helena, Mont.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, a law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, N.D., and a Masters in Library Science with a specialty in law librarianship from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.

Mecklenberg-Jackson passed bar exams for Minnesota and North Dakota in 1996 and has been licensed to practice law in Montana since 2000. In that time, she held a variety of legal and library positions including Montana legislative librarian and Montana legislative staff attorney.

Most recently she served as in-house counsel for a private business in Missoula. She leads several national and state legal and library committees and is active in a number of community volunteer efforts.

The State Law Library of Montana serves state attorneys, private attorneys and all members of the public.

Mecklenberg-Jackson is a graduate of Backus High School and is the daughter of Rodney and Carrie Ann Mecklenberg of Pine River. She served as news editor of the Pine River Journal from 1988-91.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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