Wonderlust Friday Forum: the U.S. Attorney General's Office
- Friday, March 11, 2016 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization affiliated with MSU's Extended University, for a free Friday Forum.
The speaker is Michael W. Cotter, United States Attorney District of Montana, nominated by President Barack Obama. Cotter will speak about the office of the U.S. Attorney General and the important work it does for the people of Montana. Based on his storied career in the justice system, Cotter can speak to a variety issues.
In October 2014, Cotter was selected to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, which advises the Attorney General on Department of Justice policy and operations for the improvement of the criminal justice system and delivery of legal services. In April of 2015, he was appointed to serve as the Chairman for the Native American Issue Subcommittee, which is comprised of 30 U.S. Attorneys who advise the Attorney General on policy and issues concerning Indian Country.
Cotter’s family hails from eastern Montana. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1971, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He served in the United States Army as 1st Lieutenant from 1972 to 1974 and was honorably discharged. Cotter received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah and earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1977.
“It is an honor and privilege to serve in this post as the United States Attorney for the District of Montana,” said Cotter. “It is truly the best job that I have ever had. It is an absolute pleasure to work every day with men and women, who have committed their lives to public service, making our communities safer and better places to live.”
Friday Forum is a monthly speaker series sponsored by Wonderlust, a non-profit organization dedicated to life-long learning, and hosted by the Bozeman Library Foundation. For more information, please call Paula at 582-2426.
Free and open to the public