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Caitlin Boland Aarab was born and raised in Great Falls. She learned early from her father—also an attorney—that justice is not a guarantee but a value to which we must aspire and for which we must work tirelessly. In fact, Caitlin got her first papercut while in a stroller helping her dad hand out campaign literature. She graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government, and received a master’s degree in International Political Theory from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She met her future husband, Samir, at St Andrews, and the two decided to go to law school together. They graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Caitlin competed on the trial team, was the Editor in Chief of the Montana Law Review, and interned for United States District Court Judge Donald Molloy. After she graduated, Caitlin spent one year clerking for Justice Patricia Cotter of the Montana Supreme Court and one year clerking for Chief Judge Sidney Thomas of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2017, Caitlin and Samir opened their law firm, Boland Aarab PLLP, in Great Falls. They practice criminal defense and plaintiff’s civil litigation.