Director of Advocacy
Tal Goldin is a civil rights attorney focusing on the rights of students with disabilities to receive an appropriate education free from discrimination. He has litigated numerous federal civil rights cases before administrative, state, and federal tribunals. Prior to joining Montana Legal Services Association, Tal was the Supervising Attorney for the Education Unit at Disability Rights Montana (the federally mandated civil rights protection and advocacy system for Montana); worked in a private family law, landlord-tenant, real estate, and business practice; and worked in development and prosecution at the Kings County (Brooklyn, NY) District Attorney's Office (KCDA). Tal is a former adjunct professor at the both the Alexander Blewett III School of Law and the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Montana and has lectured nationally in his practice areas. Tal is a graduate of the State University of New York, Purchase College (cum laude) and the University of Montana School of Law. He is a past president of the Western Montana Bar Association and a 2013 fellow of the New Leaders Council.