- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A state judge admonished the Cascade County attorney’s office for allowing two law school graduates, who had not yet passed the bar exam, to work on two criminal cases.

County Attorney John Parker has said Stephanie Fuller and Sonja Pospisil were working under a misinterpretation of the student practice rule, which allows law school students to work under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

District Judge Greg Pinski said the student practice rule clearly applies only to law school students.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1gDEugU ) Pinski ordered the county attorney’s office to write apology letters and pay just over $1,250 - the cost of defense attorney fees.

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