Dispatch From Cambodia: NGOs, Killing Fields, and Workshop

MLSA domestic violence attorney Caroline Riss is in Cambodia as part of the Women’s Empowerment Exchange Program and has been blogging about her experience. Below are three more of her entries. Non-Governmental Organizations I have had the chance over the past few days to visit numerous NGO’s doing amazing work here in Cambodia. I visited the Room …

Dispatch From Cambodia: University Students and Volunteerism

This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who is in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization.Today I had the chance to meet with some Cambodian University students. My colleague gave a talk to the students about marketing and fundraising. A number of the students are trying to form small …

Dispatch From Cambodia: New Beginnings for Street Youth

This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who is in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization.According to the Consortium for Street Children, in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, “there are an estimated 616,023 working children aged between 5 and 17 years and 2,000 street children. A further 15,000 …

Dispatch From Cambodia: Phnom Penh

This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who is in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization.Day two in Cambodia proved to be an amazing cultural experience. I was lucky enough to have the morning to explore Phnom Penh with Elizabeth, who is from the YWCA in Missoula. Our hostess …

Dispatch From Cambodia: Legal Support for Women and Children

This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who is in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization.I arrived in Cambodia safely and was met by our hostesses Soeum Soren and Soken at the airport. The seventeen hours of flying was a bit rough but so worth it!My first day …

On the Way to Cambodia

This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who will be in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization. Tuesday, August 7, 2012 I left Helena this morning at 6 am and landed in Seattle at 8 am. My next flight leaves at 2 pm for Korea and then off to …

MLSA Staff Attorney to Assist With Legal Organization in Cambodia

From Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney:I have been invited by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center (MC) of The University of Montana (UM) to travel to Cambodia for three weeks in August. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Women’s Empowerment Exchange Program for Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. “The …

Montana Supreme Court Accepting Comments on Two Proposals

The first is the proposed creation of a pro bono appellate program.  The proposed program description states that the Court and its staff may, after briefing is complete, identify issues where additional briefing with the assistance of an attorney to a self-represented litigant would be beneficial to the Court.  Then the Court’s Pro Se Law …