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Christine Morganti, (505) 797-6028

The Law on Indian Preference in Employment and Contracting to be Explored

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico Indian Law Section will sponsor the continuing legal education program “Indian Preference in Employment and Contracting” Nov. 3 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque.

The special guest speaker is Visiting Professor Harold Monteau, Southwest Indian Law Clinic, UNM School of Law, who will present on the topic “The Law on Indian Preference.”

In addition, two panels, composed of distinguished attorneys in the field of Indian law, panels will lead discussions on Indian preferences in employment and contracting. Panel members includeLarry Ketcher, Council for Tribal Employment Rights; Professor John LaVell, director of the Indian Law Program, UNM School of Law; Professor Barbara Creel, UNM School of Law; Leta Hollon, attorney advisor, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior; and Victoria Lee, department manager, Business Regulatory Department, Navajo Nation, Division of Economic Development.

Visit to register and to view the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover this event. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.