November 17 | Day 1

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This conference is approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 12.75 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics credit and 1.5 Elimination of Bias credits.

 8:30am ET 

Breakfast | Castle Board Room

 

 8:45-9:00am ET 
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 9:00-10:15am ET 

Welcome


Linda Greene, Dean and MSU Foundation Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Wenona Singel, Director, Indigenous Law and Policy Center and Associate Professor, Michigan Sate University College of Law
Doreen McPaul, President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association

Keynote: Generally Counseling the General Counsel

1.25 CLE

 

Peter Ortego

Director, Department of Justice,
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Materials: 

Keynote Presentation Ortego 2022

 10:15-10:30am Break  

 10:30-12:00pm ET 

Coffee Talk: Brackeen and the Oral Arguments

1.5 CLE
       

Kate Fort, Director of Clinics, Michigan State University College of Law

April Olson, Attorney, Rothstein Donatelli

Materials:

 

https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/brackeen-v-haaland/ 

 

12:00-12:45 Lunch

 12:45-2:15pm ET 

Labor and Employment (HR)

1.5 CLE


Moderator: Cassondra Church, Legal Counselor, Indigenous Law and Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
Kaighn Smith, Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
Racheal White Hawk, Associate Attorney, Procopio
Jeremy Wood, Senior Associate Attorney, Fisher Phillips

 

Materials: 
 

Labor and Employment Panel TICA 2022 
      

2:00-2:15pm Break

 2:30-4:00pm ET 

Fiduciary Governance and Best Practices for Tribal Investment Stewards

1.5 CLE
       

Moderator: Jamie Williams, Student, Michigan State University College of Law
Courtney Monteiro, Senior Vice President, AIF®, Sovereign Investment Advisors
Todd C. Early, Chief Investment Officer, AIFA®, GFS®, Sovereign Investment Advisors

Tom Comer, Chief Financial Officer, Gun Lake Tribe

Materials:

Fiduciary Governance Panel 2022

3:30pm ET Coffee Break

 4:15-5:15pm ET 

Basics of Engaging with Tribal Clients

CLE (Ethics)    
       

Moderator: Rory Wheeler, Student, Michigan State University College of Law 
Jordan Oglesby, Attorney, Economic and Community Development Unit, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Matthew Fletcher, Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law

Frances Sjoberg, Principal Attorney, Economic and Community Development Unit, Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Materials:

Basics of Engaging with Tribal Clients Panel 2022

Bullshit and The Tribal Client Fletcher

Reflections on Professionalism in Tribal Jurisdictions Fletcher

 

 

End of Day 1. Join us for the reception! 

 
 6:00pm ET 

Thursday Reception

HopCat East Lansing
300 Grove St.
East Lansing, MI


In-person only

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Participant Portal

Day 2