Laurie works with the attorneys at Disability Rights Montana doing research, drafting legal documents, and finalizing briefs for state district court, federal court, and the Supreme Court. She also provides executive support to the Executive Director, DRM Board of Directors and PAIMI Advisory Council, and manages DRM's webpage and social media. She has been with Disability Rights Montana since 1996. She began her career as a legal secretary working for the public defenders office in Missoula where she worked for seven years and then at Montana Legal Services Association for 13 years.
Laurie attended the University of Montana paralegal studies program after working as a legal secretary for 20+ years.
Laurie lived in the Missoula area until relocating to Helena in 2002. She enjoys the clean air and blue skies of Helena. She spends her summers floating the Montana rivers. She especially enjoys visits with her children and grandchildren who now live in the Midwest.