Chief Justice Mike McGrath announced the Montana Supreme Court has selected Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson to serve as the state law librarian.

Jackson’s appointment was effective Oct. 2. she was selected from a pool of three finalists and replaces Judy Meadows, who was state law librarian from September 1984 until her retirement in May.

The library provides access to legal information to Montana’s courts, the Legislature, state officers and employees, attorneys, and members of the public.

“Her broad-based background in library science, as a practicing attorney, together with her vision for making the state Law Library more accessible in an electronic age combine to make Lisa an excellent choice to serve as the next librarian,” McGrath said.

Prior to being appointed as the state law librarian, Jackson was the in-house counsel for Equity Management Inc. in Missoula, and as a librarian at the Missoula Public Library and for Legislative Services. She received her law degree from the University of North Dakota and her master’s in library and information science from the University of Washington.

Her salary is set at $70,000 per year.

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