2015 Transitions Conference Materials

The following documents will be used during discussions at the 2015 Transitions Conference:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

8:30 - 10:15 - Plenary Session: Indian Country Appropriations and Taxation Issues in the 114th Congress - John Harte (PowerPoint)

10:30 - 12:00 - Breakout Session: Financing Tribal Business and Infrastructure Projects with New Market Tax Credits - Teresa Leger (PowerPoint)

10:30 - 12:00 - Breakout Session: Indian Water Codes and Implementation of Water Settlements - Professor Jeanette Wolfley (PowerPoint)

12:00 - 1:30 - Plenary Session: Exercising Tribal Soverignty Through Your Tribal Court - Gloria Valencia-Weber and Helen Padilla (PowerPoint and CaseLaw)

1:45 - 3:15 - Breakout Session: National Indian Country Legislative Priorities in the 114th Congress: Labor and Land Issues - John Harte (PowerPoint)

1:45 - 3:15 - Breakout Session: The Need for Proper Case File and Records Management - Melanie Fritzsche and Francine Jaramillo (PowerPoint)

3:30 - 5:00 - Breakout Session: Building Culturally Responsive, Solution-Focused Community Intervention Options - Rod K. Robinson (PowerPoint)

3:30 - 5:00 - Breakout Session: Federal Indian Law 101 - Professor Jeanette Wolfley (PowerPoint)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9:00 - 10:30 - Plenary Session: Domestic Violence in Indian Country: Issues and Initiatives (Panel Discussion) - Patricia Galindo and Peacekeepers Domestic Violence Program (PowerPoint and Handout)

10:45 - 12:15 - Breakout Session: Judicial Ethics - Beth Gillia (PowerPoint)

Conference Materials (Pre-Law Advisors Training):

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

9:00 - 9:30 - Breakout Session: Context is Not a 3-Digit Number: What Makes an Applicant Competitive - Reyes Aguilar (PowerPoint)

9:30 - 10:00 - Breakout Session: Increasing the Native American Pipeline: The Role of DiscoverLaw.org - Yusuf Kabul-Kareem (PowerPoint and Handout)

10:30 - 11:10 - Breakout Session: Investing in the Future: Paying for Law School - Mathiew Le (PowerPoint)

11:10 - 11:40 - Breakout Session: AIGC & Other Funding Opportunities - Joan Currier (PowerPoint)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9:00 - 9:30 - Breakout Session: Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation - Assistant Dean Jeffery Dubinski-Neessen (PowerPoint and Handout)

10:45 - 12:00 - Breakout Session: Impact of Legal Education on Indian Country - Professor Angelique EagleWoman (PowerPoint)

12:15 - 1:30 - Plenary Session: Issues and Initiatives in Indian Education - Tracy Canard-Goodluck, Esq. (PowerPoint)

2014 Transitions Conference Materials

The following documents will be used during discussions at the Transitions Conference:

Plenary Session

Complying with TLOA and VAWA 2013

Developing and Recognizing Necessary Authoritative Guidelines: Rules, Administrative Orders, Internal (Controls) Policies, and a Court Clerk’s Procedural Manual - Ramona Tsosie

Internal Controls and Policy Development (PowerPoint format)

Protecting the Tribal Sacred - Jeanette Wolfley

Protecting the Tribal Sacred
(PowerPoint format)

2010 Tribal Law and Order Act - Joe Little, Geoffrey Tager and Patricio Serna

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How Strong Ethics Enhance Tribal Government: Would you? Could you? Should you? – Prof. Maylinn Smith


Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct Ordinance

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - Tribal Council Code of Conduct and Ethics

Code of Ethics for the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Elected Officials Ethics Ordinance

Southern Ute Indian Tribal Code of Ethics

Protecting the Rights of Native Americans with Disabilities - Therese Yanan

Protecting the Rights of Native Americans with Disabilities

Tribal Justice: 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice - Frank Pommersheim

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