Navajo Nation Law 2015 CLE Conference
Agenda October 23, 2015

  • Navajo Nation Bar Association has approved this conference for 8 NNBA credits, including 2 Navajo Ethics credits.
  • New Mexico MCLE has approved this conference for 5 general credits and 1 Ethics credit.
  • State Bar of Arizona does not approve CLE activities however this activity may qualify for up to 8 credit hours, including 2 credit hours for Professional Responsibility.
  • This event will qualify for 8 MCLE for California, including 1 Legal Ethics Credit
7:30 – 8:20 am     Check-In & Continental Breakfast
8:20 – 8:30 am     Welcome from the Indian Legal Program
Kate Rosier, Executive Director, Indian Legal Program
8:30 – 10:30 am     Indian Child Welfare Act
April Olson, Associate, Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom & Schoenburg, LLP
Doreen McPaul, Assistant Attorney General, Tohono O’odham Nation
Sheri Freemont, Senior Director, Casey Family Programs – Indian Child Welfare
10:30 – 10:45 am        Morning Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Change and Continuity in the Ethics Rules: The NNBA Rules of Professional Conduct and the 2015 ABA Model Rules (1 hour ethics)
Myles V. Lynk, Peter Kiewit Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
11:45 – 12:00 pm Boxed Lunch Provided
12:00 – 1:00 pm Critical Legal Issues Facing the Navajo Nation
Ethel B. Branch, Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
1:00 – 2:00 pm   Report of the Special Prosecutor for the Navajo Nation
Eric N. Dahlstrom, Partner, Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom & Schoenburg, LLP
2:00 – 3:00 pm Customary Use/Grazing Rights
Rodgerick T. Begay, Acting Deputy Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
3:00 – 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm  Navajo Nation Health Commitment Act
Tina Tsinigine, Staff Attorney, Tuba City Judicial District
4:15 – 5:15 pm  Fundamental law (1 hour ethics)
Justin Jones, The Law Offices of Justin Jones, PC
5:15 pm Adjourn



We are currently seeking conference sponsors. For more info call Kate Rosier at 480-965-6204

Net proceeds from this conference will go towards student Indian Law scholarships.