Lisa graduated from the University of Minot in 1985 with a B.S. in Law and Criminal Justice, focusing on numerous aspects of the legal system. While in school at University of Minot, did a paid internship with the US Treasury Department as a Customs Inspector on the US/Canadian Border. After graduation, she worked at the Sheriff's Department. She had considerable opportunities to work with attorneys, judges and other legal professionals on a regular basis. She finds the legal system fascinating and enjoys doing research and writing on legal topics to meet client's needs.