2020 INDIAN LAW CONFERENCE - CANCELLED
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ITEM #:  1030472001   |   EVENT CODE:  CANCELLED    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

LIVE SIMULCAST

Friday, May 8, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:45 PM   |   Check-In:  8:00 AM

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This event has been cancelled.

2020 Indian Law Conference

Co-Sponsored by the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and Minnesota CLE

Empowering Attorneys, Advocates and Tribal Leaders
National and local experts provide the latest updates and guidance on legal and policy developments affecting Indian tribes, tribal businesses, tribal members and Indian lawyers.


Featured Speakers:

  • Arlinda Locklear
    First Native Woman to Argue before the U.S. Supreme Court
    Reservation Boundaries Disputes – Recognition, Treaty Rights and Sovereignty
  • Honorable John R. Tunheim
    Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
    Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent – Providing Justice for Victims


Make It A Retreat!
Enjoy the world class amenities of the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel at the special conference rate of $169 per night! Use offer code LAW2020 when you call the hotel at 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 or register online. Special rate expires Wednesday, April 15, 2020! 

You will leave re-energized and ready to tackle the issues you face in your practice. Register today!

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Prayer and Welcome


8:40 – 9:25 a.m.
2020 Review of Important Indian Law Cases
An update of recent decisions and cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, 7th & 8th Circuits, and Minnesota state courts and the implications these cases have for your clients and tribal nations.
– Colette Routel


9:25 – 9:30 a.m.
BREAK


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
Tribal Practice – A Practitioner’s Guide to the Land into Trust Process

Harness the knowledge and expertise of experienced counsel in this practical focused look at issues commonly encountered in the trust acquisition process and best practices for anticipating and resolving challenges.
– Courtney J. Allensworth, Philip M. Brodeen & Shauna L. Coons

102
Increasing Diversity on the Bench – We Can Do It

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Our distinguished panel offers practical advice about how to be a successful candidate in the federal, state or tribal judicial selection process and provides information about efforts to improve the selection process and ensure every level of the judiciary includes judges from all backgrounds and communities.
– Honorable Robert A. Blaeser, Forrest Tahdooahnippah & Sarah I. Wheelock


10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
BREAK


10:40 – 11:40 a.m.
Reservation Boundary Disputes – Recognition, Treaty Rights and Sovereignty
Arlinda Locklear, the first Native woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court and a national leader in treaty-rights litigation, is joined by local experts for a frank discussion about strategies and developments in the ever present struggle to protect tribal lands and sovereignty.
– Jeffrey K. Holth & Arlinda F. Locklear
– Vanya S. Hogen, moderator


11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
CONFERENCE LUNCHEON (provided to all attendees)


12:25 – 12:55 p.m.
Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent – Providing Justice for Victims
In a joint address for attorneys and social service providers, The Honorable John R. Tunheim, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, discusses the responsibility of attorneys to make providing pro bono services to those with limited ability to pay a part of their practice in order to help victims receive the legal assistance they need to access justice and move forward with their lives. The need for such pro bono legal services can often be especially critical for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
– The Honorable John R. Tunheim, Chief Judge; U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
– Introduction by the Honorable Leo Brisbois, Magistrate Judge; U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


12:55 – 1:05 p.m.
BREAK


1:05 – 2:05 p.m.
Fighting the Pandemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Reducing and ending the violence against Indigenous women in Minnesota, including members of the two spirit community is a legal and moral imperative for our justice system. Join three women at the forefront of Minnesota’s efforts to prevent and heal violence against Indigenous women for a discussion about efforts to have the justice system more effectively protect Indigenous women and what it will take to win this fight.
– Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan [invited] & Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein


2:05 – 2:20 p.m.
BREAK


2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Tribal Practice – Sovereign Immunity Redefined

In the last several years, the Supreme Court, and other appellate courts, have altered the scope of the sovereign immunity. Tribes continue to be immune, but what is the current state of the law with respect to tribal employees? Tribal business entities? In rem proceedings against tribal property? Government enforcement actions? Our panel will explain the shifting sands.
– Peter J. Rademacher & Forrest K. Tahdooahnippah, moderator

202
The Indian Child Welfare Act – Protecting Native Families and Communities

This session addresses important developments, issues, policies and the status of native families and communities as we await a decision in Brackeen v. Zinke.
– Jacqueline Beaulieu, Kathyrn (Kate) E. Fort & Jessica L. Ryan


3:20 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Tribal Practice – Criminal Jurisdiction and Public Law 280

Gain a better understanding of the practical application of PL 280, review which government – tribal, state or federal – has jurisdiction in various scenarios and learn more about retrocession, cross deputization and other issues related to law enforcement and criminal jurisdiction on tribal lands.
– Jessie Stomski Seim & Michelle Paquin

302
Business and Finance Update – Three Fast Focused Mini-Sessions

Get the legal insight and analysis you need to better understand the latest developments in three important areas:

  • Tribal Finance
    – Miko E. Hernandez
  • Tax Credits
    – Sheila D. Corbine
  • Sports Betting and its Impact on Tribal Gaming
    – Andrew Adams III


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
COMPLIMENTARY RECEPTION
Please join us immediately following the seminar for a reception sponsored by the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.

This event has been cancelled.

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Friday, May 8, 2020
Mystic Lake Center
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN 55372

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
There are no in-person replays.

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – $169
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799

To get the special $169 rate, use code LAW2020 when you register by phone, or register online. Special rate expires Wednesday, April 15, 2020!

  • $245 MSBA members
  • $245 MAIBA member
  • $245 paralegals
  • $295 standard rate
  • $122.50 legal aid attorneys (with approved form) – Not available with online registration. You must submit your registration by mail.

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.25 standard CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit each for session #102 and the afternoon plenary. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.25 credits.

Included in registration fee.

Can't attend? The course materials are available for $75 (plus tax and handling) and may be ordered online. Available in hard copy or electronic version. Hard copy orders will be filled after the conference.

MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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