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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Legal Seminar to Address Indian Country Laws

Albuquerque, N.M.—Indian Law 101 will be held April 13 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The State Bar Indian Law Section will co-sponsor this continuing legal education program for interested members of the legal community.

The seminar will focus on the history of federal Indian law and policy, civil and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country, tribal sovereign immunity, Indian water law, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Featured speakers will include Law Professor Rebecca Tsosie, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; UNM School of Law Dean Kevin Washburn; Steve Hager, Esq., Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.; C. Bryant Rogers, Esq., Van Amberg Rogers Yepa Abeita & Gomez, LLP, Santa Fe; Herb Becker, Esq. and Bidtah Becker, Esq., Navajo Nation Department of Justice.

The Indian Law Section is an active group within the State Bar that works to provide support, information and education for New Mexico attorneys practicing in areas that are impacted by the specialized legal rules and doctrines applicable to Indian tribes, individuals and property.

Visit to register and to view the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. 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.