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Kimberly Dutcher

Kimberly A. Dutcher is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation (Ta'neeszahnii) and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Ms. Dutcher presently is Government Relations Advisor for Direct Relief, a non-profit humanitarian organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people in poverty. Ms. Dutcher served as Deputy Attorney General for the Navajo Nation from 2019-2023. She is a graduate of Window Rock High School. Ms. Dutcher received her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, Master’s degree in Education from the George Washington University, and Juris Doctor from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Ms. Dutcher has been licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of the State of Arizona for twenty-two years, and in the Navajo Nation since 2020.

Prior to joining the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Ms. Dutcher worked for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as Court Solicitor. Ms. Dutcher also served as Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs, the nation’s oldest American Indian advocacy organization. Ms. Dutcher served the Gila River Indian Community for over ten years as Prosecutor, Senior Assistant General Counsel, and as Division Manager, providing visionary leadership, direction and guidance to elected leadership as well as seven administrative departments.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Dutcher worked as an organizational development consultant and as a program officer for US AID funded programs in Central and South America.

Ms. Dutcher is married and the mother of three daughters and a son.

Kimberly A. Dutcher
Government Relations Advisor
Direct Relief

Navajo Nation

Kimberly A. Dutcher
Government Relations Advisor
Direct Relief

Presenting in the following sessions: 

Nov 9, 2023

In-House Legal Department Management

2:30 PM-4:30 PM


2.5 CLE Credits

This panel will present on issues and best practices for managing an in-house legal department for projects and priorities for sufficient work-life balance...

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