FWP News: Clerget takes over as chief legal counsel for FWP
By angelamontana

Posted: July 12, 2022

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has a new face as chief legal counsel. And though she may be new to FWP, she’s a veteran at serving the Montana public.

Sarah Clerget has worked nearly her entire legal career as a public servant in Montana. Along with that, she has several years of experience working in natural resource law.

At FWP she combines her passion for serving the public with her love of the outdoors.

“Growing up in the Paradise Valley, I know how important our fish, wildlife and outdoor resources are to our lifestyle here in Montana,” Clerget said. “I’m ecstatic to be at FWP.”

Clerget’s diverse legal career includes clerking for federal magistrate Carolyn Ostby in Billings, nine years with the Montana Department of Justice as assistant attorney general, and nearly two years with Montana Department of Environmental Quality. She has her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her law degree from University of Colorado.

“Sarah’s enthusiasm, leadership and legal background will be a great addition to FWP,” said director Hank Worsech. “Our legal team works on many diverse issues and Sarah’s leadership and experience will be critical in the department’s continued effort to steward the fish, wildlife and parks resources of Montana.”

Clerget lives in Helena with her two young children and husband, who is a local business owner.