Richland County Commissioners Discuss Temporary Addition To Attorney Staff

Richland County commissioners approved advertising for a temporary employee to assist in the county attorney’s office during a meeting held May 13.

Richland County Attorney Charity McLarty said that position would be beneficial especially with one staff member anticipated to miss time because of a surgery.

The temporary legal assistant can be hired for only up to one year. Duties will include preparing jury instructions and helping cover the office.

Both commissioners Loren Young and Duane Mitchell agreed with looking for the assistance.

“I’m OK with this being temporary,” Young said.

The county has a deputy attorney and one contracted attorney, who works out of Miles City. The office, however, will soon lose that contracted attorney.

McLarty is pleased that Angie Dietrich will begin serving as a paralegal in the office starting May 28.

“We got lucky with her,” McLarty said.

The office has been busy getting discovery information prepared regarding the new trial for Kyle Lee Severson. He is being charged with mitigated deliberate homicide. Jake Schwaller, Billings, will serve as Severson’s attorney.

Earlier in the afternoon, commissioners opened bids for congregate meals.

There was a bid of $12 for Savage and $12 for Lambert.

Jodi Beery, Richland County Commission of Aging director, urges residents over the age of 60 to attend a senor center and try some of the many activities offered.

A luncheon and games will be held on May 31 at the old armory to celebrate Older Americans Month.

 

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