Clifford Edwards, who has been on the National Judicial College (NJC) Board of Visitors since 2012, joins the NJC as chair for the Board of Visitors in the 2016 year. Edwards, a Montana native and graduate of the University of Montana Law School, has been practicing law for over 40 years. Edwards specializes in civil litigation. He represents individual Montanans, their small businesses and some of the State’s largest businesses against large national and multi-national corporations. Edwards has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts in Montana history.
Edwards, by invitation, belongs to several honorary groups – the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Civil Advocates and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Edwards is particularly active in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served on their Board of Directors, Admissions Committee, International Relations Committee, as Secretary Treasurer and currently is Dean of the Academy.
“We are glad to have Cliff lead the Board of Visitors with his skills and experience, I look forward to working with him to secure philanthropic funding for the NJC,” said Hon. Chad Schmucker, president of the National Judicial College.
The National Judicial College’s Board of Visitors is a nationally recognized and select group of individuals charged with furthering the quality of education offered by the NJC. They are renowned professionals who bring a cross-section of perspectives to improve the administration of justice through education. Members also serve as goodwill ambassadors of the NJC by enhancing awareness of the College and assisting with fundraising efforts.