Tammy Helmuth, Clerk of Court
207 W. Bell St.
Glendive, MT 59330
The 7th Judicial District of Montana
The 7th Judicial District is a two (2) judge district covering Dawson, Wibaux, Prairie, Richland and McCone Counties.
The District Court is divided into two (2) departments. Department 1 consists of Dawson, Wibaux, and Prairie Counties. Department 2 consists of Richland and McCone Counties.
The Honorable Richard A. Simonton
207 W. Bell
Glendive, MT 59330
Fax: (406) 377-7280
The Honorable Katherine H. Irigoin
201 West Main
Sidney, MT 59270
Fax: (406) 433-6879
All actions filed shall initially be assigned to the presiding judge of the department in which the action is filed subject to transfer.
Law and Motion is on the following schedule:
Dawson County - every Tuesday beginning at 8:15 am.
Wibaux County - first Wednesday beginning at 9:00 am.
Prairie County - first Wednesday beginning at 2:00 pm.
Richland County - every Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am.
McCone County - first Thursday beginning at 9:00 am.
In addition to the regularly scheduled Law and Motion, on the first Monday of each month, the presiding judge of Department 1 will hold Law and Motion in Richland County and the presiding judge of Department 2 will hold Law and Motion in Dawson County.
On Law and Motion Days the Court will hear uncontested matters, judgments by default, probate matters, and appropriate ex parte matters beginning at 9:00 am. Criminal matters will be heard beginning at 10:00 am or as soon after uncontested matters as possible. Matters which counsel expect will be contested or are expected to take more than 15 minutes should be scheduled with the Court. All matters shall be calendared with the Clerk of the Court by 5:00 pm the day before Law and Motion. If time permits, uncalendared matters may be presented and heard after all calendared matters have been disposed of. Uncontested or emergency matters may be presented to the Court at such other times as the Court is available.