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Assistant Attorney General Named Supreme Court Fellow

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday announced that Assistant Attorney General Mark Mattioli of Helena has been named a United States Supreme Court Project Fellow by the National Association of Attorneys General.

“Mark has brought honor to our office and the State of Montana with this prestigious appointment,” McGrath said. “The experience he gains at the U.S. Supreme Court will be invaluable when he returns to Montana.”

Mattioli will spend the fellowship in Washington, D.C. from mid-March through June of 2003.

The Supreme Court Project assists states by organizing moot courts for state attorneys who will argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows are expected to attend the moot court sessions and participate in the discussions that follow. Fellows are also expected to attend all oral arguments that occur during their fellowships. The Supreme Court Project also assists states via written advocacy, including writing a state friend-of-the-court brief in a Supreme Court case.

The Supreme Court Project puts out the weekly Supreme Court Report, informing states of opinions issued, cases granted review and other developments. The fellows write the weekly Report, compiling cases and drafting summaries.

Mattioli has been with the Montana Department of Justice since 1997. He is a member of the office’s capital litigation team and he authored The ICWA Handbook: Complying With Federal Law in State Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings.

Prior to joining the Montana Department of Justice, Mattioli was a deputy county attorney in Jefferson County. A Butte native, he was a partner in the firm of Poore, Roth & Robinson in Butte. He also worked as an associate at Connell, Beers & MacDonald in Missoula.

Mattioli graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law in 1985 and competed in the Law School’s successful moot court program.

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