City launches Lunch with Legal series

The city has launched “Lunch with Legal” in an effort to make the city attorney’s office more accessible and to increase public understanding of its work.

The first episode aired Dec. 19 and included an overview of the new series and presentations on snow removal regulations and the criminal court jurisdiction.

Lunch with Legal is aired live on City 190 on the third Tuesday and recorded for replaying during the other Tuesdays each month at noon. The recorded programs are also posted on the city website.

The show will cover topics related to the city attorney’s office, both civil and criminal divisions.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit questions or suggestions for discussion to lunchwithlegal@greatfallsmt.net.

Topics can include:

  • jurisdictions of the different courts located in the Great Falls area;
  • how different portions of the City Code affect the public;
  • the process a member of the public can expect after being issued a notice to appear in court; and
  • how a city ordinance is adopted, etc.

The series is intended to be information and is not designed to provide private legal advice. The city attorney’s office recommends that anyone seeking legal advice contact a private attorney.

Here’s the first episode.