After obtaining a jury verdict to protect my family in the early 1980's, I was invited to join "Children's Rights for Parents," a group that I helped get legislation passed stating that, everything else being equal, joint custody was presumed to be in the best interest of the child. That lead to my:
1) serving 12 years in the Montana Legislature (8 years as a state senator and 4 years in the Montana House of Representatives;
2) joining the Montana Mediation Association as a charter member;
3) helping establish that people other than licensed attorneys are allowed to help the public with their legal affairs; and
4) Becoming licensed as an advocate and counselor with the Blackfeet Tribal Court.