Navajo Law Seminar

Navajo Law Seminar
Reflections from Within and Without
November 9, 2007
Navajo Nation Museum
Highway 64 and Loop Road
Window Rock, AZ 86515

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Navajo Nation Department of Justice and Sutin Thayer & Browne’s 10th Annual Navajo Law Seminar.

Sponsored by: The Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Sutin Thayer & Browne, the University of New Mexico School of Law and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University College of Law.


8:30 – 8:45 Welcome

8:45 – 10:15 Fundamental Law of the Dine (1.5 Navajo Law or Navajo Ethics) (1.5 state general)
MODERATOR Christine Zuni Cruz
1. Former Justice Ray Austin (UNM will find transcriber)
2. Herb Yazzie
3. Johnson Dennison

10:30 – 12:00 Navajo Nation Department of Justice: 25 Years of In-House Legal Counsel, Reflections from within and without (1.5 Navajo Law or Navajo Ethics) (1.5 state ethics)
MODERATOR Helen Padilla
1. Louis Denetsosie
2. Pilar Thomas
3. Brad Downes

12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 Dine Membership, Identity, and Self-Determination: 21st Century Challenges for the Navajo Nation (1.5 hours Navajo Law) (1.5 state general)
1. Paul Spruhan
2. Kevin Gover
3. Yolanda Begay
4. Phil Bluehouse

3:00 – 4:30 – BREAK OUT A & B (1.5 hours of Navajo law) (1.5 state general)
A. Navajo Employment Law
MODERATOR Bidtah Becker
1. Regina Holyan
2. Lee Bergen
3. David Jordan

B. Navajo Nation Sovereign Immunity
MODERATOR Christina West
1. Luralene Tapahe
2. Ron Rosier
3. Anne Brown

CLE CREDIT – This program has been submitted to the Navajo Nation Bar Association for a total of 6 hours of CLE Credit, 2 hours of which may be applied to Navajo ethics. NNBA will decide the actual number of credit hours that can be earned at the seminar. This program is pending with with State Bar of New Mexico for a total of 6 hours of general credit, 2 hours of which may be applied to ethics. The semnar will be submitted to the State Bar of Utah for CLE credits. This course may qualify for up to 6 hours, including 3 hours of ethics credit, toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona. The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.

Registration: $110 per person on or before October 26, 2007. After October 26, 2007 or at the door $125.

Make Checks payable to: Sutin Thayer & Browne Attn: Navajo Law Seminar PO Box 1945, Albuquerque, NM 87103 Fax: (505) 855-9588

For more information contact: Tara Maestas at (505) 883-3396