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Prof. Barbara Creel to present at "Indian Law in 2016" on November 3

October 28, 2016 - Tamara Williams

Professor Barbara Creel

Professor Barbara Creel, Director of the Southwest Indian Law Clinic, will be a presenter in “Indian Law in 2016: What Indian Law Practitioners Need to Know” at the New Mexico State Bar Center on Thursday, November 3.

The program, available for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, is from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm and is also available via webcast.

“Indian Law in 2016” will provide an overview of recent federal, state, and tribal cases for Indian law practitioners. It will also include legislative and policy updates, New Mexico Rules of Professional Responsibility, practitioners can successfully follow to represent their clients in Indian Nation courts and the role of the attorney’s ethical obligations in prosecuting and defending Native American defendants in federal court.

At 8:45 am, Creel, along with Chief Justice Allen Sloan of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court and Christina West of Johnson Barnhouse & Keegan LLP, will present, “Unconscious Offending: Ethical Implications of Practicing in Tribal Court.” The session will explore how, by adhering to the New Mexico Rules of Professional Responsibility, practitioners can successfully represent their clients in Indian Nation courts.