Meet The New “Deputy Prosecutor”, Kathryn McEnery
According to the January 24, 2017 Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Commission meeting minutes, County Attorney Ben Krakowka has hired a deputy county attorney to replace Ellen Donohue, who took a job as the Mineral County Attorney. It is not clear whether Krakowka followed state law when he hired this new deputy. However, it appears that he did not. Apparently, nothing was mentioned in the commission meeting minutes about this latest “hiring” until it was a done deal.
There were no public meetings about this. This hiring was possibly mentioned by Krakowka at a public meeting prior to the new deputy actually being hired, but the commission did not vote on this. Ben Krakowka did not get approval from the commission for this. Here is the state law that dictates the hiring of deputy county attorneys:
Montana Code: 7-4-2703. Limitation on number of deputies. In counties having a taxable valuation of $30 million or more, the county attorney may appoint one chief deputy and one deputy. In all other counties, the county attorney may appoint a chief deputy or a deputy only with the approval of the board of county commissioners.
The Style Guide To Divorce, by Kathryn McEnery
The new deputy county attorney apparently has written a book about divorce, called the Style Guide To Divorce, which she sells online from her Facebook page, and on Amazon too. She apparently is actively marketing this book, even as she is starting her new job as the deputy Deer Lodge County Attorney. Meet Kathryn McEnery, Montana lawyer, lately from Thompson Falls:
Here is her Facebook page:
“My husband made me what I am today… a happily divorced woman! You shouldn’t have to endure your divorce – here’s how to enjoy it.”
A Quote From Page 15 of The Style Guide To Divorce
Ms. McEnery is apparently alluding to her soon-to-be former husband:
“Whenever you hang up the phone on a pointless negotiation over piano lessons, or when you’ve just proof-read your child’s “My Family” essay, which mentions Dad’s new house on the lake, wash it all away with a cold, cheap beer. Then picture his face as you crush the can under your foot”.
You Can Buy The Style Guide To Divorce, here:
Is This Appropriate For A PROSECUTOR In Anaconda?
Anaconda has a very high rate of domestic violence, child abuse and alcoholism. I DO NOT THINK this lady, Kathryn McEnery, is an appropriate choice for a deputy county attorney in a town like this. The county attorney’s office deals with child protection cases, and has the power to remove children from the custody of their parents. so this choice of lawyers does not bode well.
I personally feel this online peddling of a book, glorifying divorce and meanness, especially when children may be involved, is most definitely tacky. It lends an appearance of impropriety to this lady’s new job. Is this lady a mother? Does she even have kids of her own? Being flippant about divorce when kids are involved is just not cool. Not stylish. Especially in a town like Anaconda.
You have to wonder why County Attorney Krakowka “hired” this particular lawyer. Krakowka states in the commission meeting minutes that Ms. McEnery “is currently looking for a place to live, and he (Krakowka) drove her around town today.” Mr. Krakowka further states “he thinks Ms. McEnery is going to work out very well.”
(Posted by Scoop Trooley, February 9, 2017)