Current Developments in Federal Indian Law (On Demand)

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Expand and enhance your legal practice by understanding the specific laws related to federal, state, and tribal jurisdictional matters.

American Indian tribes have a unique governmental status that allows for a special set of legal considerations. Expand and enhance your legal practice by understanding the specific laws related to federal, state, and tribal jurisdictional matters. This program provides a wealth of information covering current federal Indian law topics including tribal economic development, tribes as government stakeholders, and tribal courts. A federal Indian case law and legislative update highlights recent key federal and tribal court cases and Oregon legislative updates. Examine the evolution of federal agency tribal policies and programs. Explore hot topics and recent developments in the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Cosponsored by the Indian Law Section.

Presented by:
• Howard Arnett, Karnopp Petersen LLP, Bend
• Direlle Calica, Kanim Associates LLC, Portland
• The Honorable Cheryl Fairbanks, Attorney at Law, Cedar Crest, New Mexico
• Amie Fender, Oregon Department of Human Services, Salem
• The Honorable Calvin Gantenbein, Chief Judge, Siletz Tribal Court, Siletz
• David Gover, Native American Rights Foundation (NARF), Boulder, Colorado
• Emily Hawkins, Oregon Department of Human Services, Salem
• Diane Henkels, Attorney at Law, Newport
• Brent Leonhard, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Department of Justice, Pendleton
• The Honorable Lisa Lomas, Associate Judge, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Warm Springs
• Rob Lothrop, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland
• Douglas MacCourt, Senior Counsel, Rosette LLP, Washington, DC
• Professor Robert Miller, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix
• Jonathan Puente, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon State Bar, Tigard
• Bodie Shaw, Deputy Regional Director—Trust Services, Northwest Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland
• Eric Shepard, Associate Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
• The Honorable Benjamin Souede, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
• Stephanie Striffler, Oregon Department of Justice, Portland
• Tom Zeilman, Law Offices of Thomas Zeilman, Yakima

6.5 Access to Justice credits
ID 42945, 09/15/2017
Complete by 09/15/2020 for Oregon credit

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