Newsletters and Articles of Interest


Please be informed that we are gearing up for the next newsletter.  The purpose of this notice is to extend the invitation out to you to contribute to the newsletter, should you so choose.  We are looking for brief essays, case summaries or interpretations, and the like that are relevant to those of us who practice in the field of Federal Indian Law and tribal/pueblo laws within the State of New Mexico. 

Should you have an interest, an idea, an article to contribute, or simply a question about content or deadlines, please contact James Burson. He can be reached at  All newsletters are in PDF format.

Articles/Publications of Interest


For more information or to become involved with any committee, please contact the chair of the respective committee.

Continuing Legal Education

The CLE Committee is responsible for planning and organizing CLE courses sponsored by the State Bar of New Mexico and/or the Indian Law Section. The CLE events for 2013 will be announced soon.

Chair: Sarah Stevenson


Outreach and Recruiting

The Outreach & Recruiting Committee was created to increase section membership and participation in section events.

Chair: Delilah Tenorio


Bar Preparation Scholarship

The Bar Preparation Scholarship was established to help defray the costs of bar examination application fees and preparation courses for third-year UNM law students who intend to take the New Mexico Bar and practice Indian Law.

The Bar Preparation Scholarship Chair is:

Delilah Tenorio


2016 - Jay C. McCray, Brian Smith, and Concetta Tsosie de Haro
2015 – Michelle Cook, Josett Monette, Dave Nezzie, and Heidi Todacheene
2014 – Melissa Candelaria, Tracy Goodluck, Santee Lewis, Stephanie Salazar, and Aaron Sims 

2013 -  Ms. LeeAnne Kane and Mr. Leland Begay

2011 -  Ms. Natasha Cuylear and Ms. JoEtta Toppah

2010 -  Ms. Veronique Richardson and Ms. Selesia Winston

2009 – Ms. Alicia Sanasac and Mr. Aaron Choneska

2008 – Ms. Gertrude Lee, Ms. Carrie Martell and Mr. Jonathan Tsosie
2007 – Ms. Nelissa Kennedy
2006 – Mr. Casey Douma and Ms. Suzanne Martinez

Thanks to following Bar Preparation Scholarship Donors

  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association (2007)
  • Appleby Law PLLC (2011)
  • Diandra D. Benally (2011)
  • Marianne Bettinger (2011)
  • Dean Burbridge (2010)
  • Rodina Cave (2011)
  • Chestnut Law Offices (2006 and 2009)
  • Cuddy, Kennedy, Albetta & Ives, LLP (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Cuddy & McCarthy LLP (2011)
  • Dr. Robert A. Currier (2007)
  • M.P. Gross Law Firm, P.C. (2011)
  • Mr. Robert Gruenig (2007)
  • Ellen R. Kemper (2011)
  • Laguna Development Corporation (2010)
  • Leubben, Johnson & Barnhouse, LLP -
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Long, Pound & Komer, PA (2007)
  • Modrall Sperling (2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011)
  • Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash & Bladh, LLP -
    (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Pueblo of Acoma (2007)
  • Pueblo of Sandia (2006 and 2007)
  • Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom,
  • Schoenberg & Bienvenu, LLP (2006 and 2008)
  • State Bar Young Lawyers Division (2007)
  • Stetson Law Office (2010)
  • Sutin, Thayer & Brown (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Dean Kevin Washburn (2010)
  • John D. Wheeler & Associates (2008)

The ILS continues to accept tax-deductible donations throughout the year. Please
send your check as follows:

Payable to: New Mexico State Bar Foundation
Notation: Indian Law Section Bar Preparation Scholarship

Mail to: State Bar of New Mexico, 5121 Masthead NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109


Delilah Tenorio



Newsletter & Media

The Newsletter & Media Committee is responsible for publishing The Indian Times newsletter
and maintaining the section website.


Chair: James Burson