WHAT: Justice in Indian Country CLE
WHEN: October 6, 2015 9am-5pm
WHERE: Grand Ronde Community Center, Grand Ronde, OR
COST: $50

Join the Indian Law Section in Grand Ronde, Oregon on Tuesday, October 6, for “Justice in Indian Country,” an all-day CLE event. We are delighted to offer an event featuring nationally-recognized Indian law practitioners and academics in panel discussions on timely and relevant topics. Explore some of today’s developments in the world of tribal courts, both civil and criminal.

This CLE will also be available live online via web stream. To access the web stream, please register online and then send an email to Patrick Sullivan at [email protected] to request streaming instructions.

Accommodations are available at Spirit Mountain Lodge.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

9:00: Welcome Ceremony

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community

9:15: Overview of Trends in Tribal Courts

Moderator Diane Henkels, Henkels Law LLC
Judge Randy Doucet, Northwest Intertribal Court System
Chief Judge Don Costello, The Coquille Indian Tribal Court

10:00: Negotiating Contracts with Indian Tribes and Tribal Entities

Moderator Patrick Sullivan, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Stephanie Striffler, Senior Asst. Atty. Gen., Native American Affairs Coordinator, Oregon Department of Justice
Melissa Robertson, VP & General Counsel, Sovereign Finance LLC

10:45: Supreme Court Update: Civil Jurisdiction over Non-Indians: Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

John Dossett, General Counsel, National Congress of American Indians

11:20: Tour of Grand Ronde Tribal Court, followed by hosted lunch at the Community Center

Remarks from David D. Shaw, Chief Judge, and Angela Fasana, Court Administrator, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Court
Lunch included in registration cost.

1:00: Arrest and Investigation Authority: SB 412 and Cross-Deputization

Moderator: Pete Shepherd, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Rob Lothrop, Attorney, Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
Tim Simmons, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office

1:45: Criminal Issues in Tribal Courts: the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the 2010 Tribal Law and Order Act

Moderator: JD Williams, Williams Law LLP
Kyle Daley, Prosecutor, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Sharon Jones Hayden, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecutor, Tulalip Tribes

2:30: Break

2:45: Investigations and Prosecutions: Reconciling Policies Across Jurisdictional Lines

Barbara Creel, Professor, University of New Mexico

3:30: Minding the Jurisdictional Gaps

Moderator: Kristen L. Winemiller, Pacific Northwest Law, LLP
Dennis White, Chief of Police, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Jennifer Martin, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Oregon
Steven F. Leriche, District Attorney, Jefferson County, Oregon

4:15: Joint Discussion and Audience Questions with Presenters

Moderator: Jessie Young, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, Dept. of the Interior

5:00: Adjourn



Note that the Save the Date email referred to a discounted pre-registration price. The Indian Law Section has decided to charge a below-cost price of $50 for all registrations instead of offering an early-registration discount.

About the Indian Law Section: The goal of the Indian Law Section of the Oregon State Bar is to encourage a greater understanding and improve the practice of Indian law throughout Oregon. The ILS represents a wide spectrum of attorneys who handle cases, transactions and other matters involving Indian law, including attorneys in private practice, attorneys who work as in-house attorneys for Indian tribes, attorneys for non-profit organizations advocating for tribal rights, and attorneys who serve as tribal court judges for Indian tribes in Oregon. The ILS was organized in 1995 by practitioners working in Indian country in Oregon and is open to all members of the Bar as well as non-attorneys. Membership can include persons who are attorneys, tribal court judges, tribal leaders and tribal members, or anyone else interested in Indian law issues. The ILS currently has 170 members.