Self Study CLE Resources

Indian Legal Program Conference Proceedings are available on DVD for purchase by parties wanting to study Indian Law on their own and for attorneys wanting to earn full Interactive CLE Credits towards their annual MCLE requirements of the State Bar of Arizona and self-study credits for other bar associations

Couldn't attend?  Order the conference proceedings on DVD & earn Self-Study CLE credits at your pace. 
No travel time or expense - the next best thing to being there.

Net proceeds from the sale of this educational software will be used exclusively for ASU’s Indian Legal Program Scholarship Fund.


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Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy? Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples CLE Conference on DVD 

Friday, April 19,  2013  
Armstrong Hall, Arizona State University 
Keynote Speaker:  S. James Anaya, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, formally recognizing the legal rights of indigenous peoples.  Three years later, the U.S. announced its support for the Declaration, reversing its prior opposition to this historic international document.  This interdisciplinary conference will reflect on the development of the Declaration and consider how international law and the Declaration can be used by indigenous people and others in the United States to develop a more just federal Indian policy for the future.

This conference was Free and Open to the Public.  For attorneys wanting to earn Interactive CLE credits please complete order form at top of webpage. 

Download conference materials, agenda and speaker biographies at:  
conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/drip/

View the video-proceeding of this event at: http://law.asu.edu/undrip2013.  

This conference qualifies for 5.0 general CLE credits available for State Bar of Arizona  and 5.5 general CLE credits has been approved by the New Mexico MCLE Board.


Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference on DVD

Sponsors:  Indian Legal Program and NABA-AZ
Friday, November 30, 2012

Armstrong Hall, Arizona State University  




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Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials are available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux.  


This conference covered a survey of ethical, social, cultural, employment, economic development, political and legal issues affecting  the Navajo Nation.  It is ideal training for tribal court advocates, tribal court practitioners, tribal court prosecutors, tribal court defenders, tribal council members, Indian law attorneys and attorneys practicing on and near the Navajo Nation Reservation, tribal liaisons, government legislators, Navajo Nation Bar members, law students, as well as teachers/professors and students of American Indian studies.

This conference qualifies for up to 8 hours interactive CLE hours for State Bar of Arizona, including 2 hours of professional responsibility.

This event qualified for 8 Navajo credit hours, including 6 hours Navajo Law credits and 2 hours Navajo Etics or 7 hours Navajo Law and 1 hour Navajo Ethics. (Check with Navajo Bar for Self-Study CLE available)



Indian Law 101 CLE Conference on DVD

Friday, March 30, 2012
Armstrong Hall, Arizona State University

Learn the basics of Indian Law from the experts!

Topics covered:
 

  • History of Federal Indian Law
  • Indian Gaming 
  • Civil Adjudicatory & Regulatory Jurisdiction
  • Tribal Courts
  • Taxation in Indian Country and Criminal Jurisdiction

This conference qualified for up to 6.25 hours of general CLE credit in Arizona and was approved for 6.40 general CLE credits by the New Mexico MCLE Board. 


Indian Law Ethics CLE Conference on DVD

December 2, 2011
Armstrong Hall, Arizona State University




This program covers ethical issues confronted by tribal in-house attorneys, firm attorneys, and federal attorneys. In addition to speaker presentations, it includes an in-depth question and answer session exploring important ethical and professionalism issues.

 Topics Include:

• Ethical Issues from the Perspective of a Tribal In-House Attorney
            Thomas L. Murphy, Gila River Indian Community
• Ethical Issues from the Perspective of a Law Firm Attorney
            Roxann Gallagher, Sacks Tierney PA
• Ethical Issues from the Perspective of a Federal Attorney
            Diane J. Humetewa, Arizona State University
• Panel Discussion – Important Ethical and Professionalism Issues
            Myles V. Lynk, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
            Thomas L. Murphy, Gila River Indian Community
            Roxann S. Gallagher, Sacks Tierney PA
            Diane J. Humetewa, Arizona State University
            Moderator: Diandra D. Benally, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation


This event qualifies for 3.0 CLE interactive credit hours for Professional Responsibility / Ethics Credits in Arizona, and self-study credits for the New Mexico MCLE Board. 


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Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials are available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux.  

   



Arizona Indian Water Law 101 CLE Conference on DVD

Friday, October 21, 2011
Armstrong Hall, Arizona State University

 


A concise survey of the basic issues in Arizona Indian Water Law. Perfect training for young lawyers, attorneys new to the practice area, tribal council members and students.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Indian Water Law in the Southwest
  • Indian Water Rights – Case Law
  • Origins of Indian Water Rights Settlements
  • The Water Settlement Process
  • Current State of the Colorado River
  • Tribal Perspectives on the Impact of Settlements Panel 
 

The live conference qualified for up to 6.5 general CLE credits for State Bar of Arizona, California, and New Mexico. The proceedings may qualify for full interactive CLE credit for the State Bar of Arizona. The maximum number of self-study credits allowable is determined by your specific bar association.

Net proceeds from the sale of this educational software will be used exclusively for ASU’s Indian Legal Program Scholarship Fund.

Couldn't attend?  Order the conference proceedings on DVD & earn Self-Study CLE credits at your pace. No travel time or expense - the next best thing to being there. 
 

Click here for Conference Agenda.
Click here for Conference Speaker Biographies. 

Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials are available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux.  

 



Treaty to Trust to Carcieri: The Economic Future for Indian Lands CLE Conference on DVD

 Thursday, April 28 & Friday, April 29, 2011
 Memorial Union, Arizona State University
 

This conference tackled the critical issues Indian tribes face when deciding on the best use of lands.

Tribes have a unique relationship with their land and community. A tribe’s land is a connection to its past and a key to its future. The land cradles their culture and history, but must also provide for current and future generations. Internal and external stakeholders debate the best use of the land. If tribes look to the federal government to help them protect their land, they also accept the federal government as a participant in their future economic endeavors.  

The speakers at this second annual Tribal Economic Development Conference explored the history of Indian lands, the current policy affecting their future, the cultural issues that must drive decision-making, and the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision Carcieri v. Salazar, which limited the number of tribes that could receive federal protection over their land, or have their land held in trust. Speakers analyzed the economic impact of tribal land decisions, such as the costs and benefits of taking the land into trust. Other speakers shared methods that have helped them find economic success on lands within their reservations. 

Topics Include:
  • the history of Indian lands 
  • integration of culture into planning
  • impact of global issues on reservation planning
  • impact of local issues on tribal land use
  • the future of the fee-to-trust process

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Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials are available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux.  


imageNew Directions in Native Health  CLE Conference on DVD


November 5, 2010

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Topics Include:

  • History and background healthcare for American Indian/Alaska Native peoples.  
  • Statutory framework governing administration of healthcare, including Snyder Act, Transfer Act, Indian   Self-Determination Act, and Indian Healthcare Improvement Act.
  • Litigating the Trust Responsibility: Where are we at this point?
  • The Indian Healthcare Improvement Act reauthorization and National Healthcare Reform legislation. What are the changes that were made and how are these reconciled with the policies of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?
  • Healthcare Administration: What are the changes in IHS policy, and how is this affecting choice of tribal governments to enter into 638 contracts or compacts regarding healthcare?
  • Relevant changes to Medicare/Medicaid programs and eligibility.
  • Expansion of services through Health Centers’ access to mental and behavioral health services.


Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials now available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux. 


The live conference qualified for up to 4 CLE general credits for the State Bar of Arizona.
New Mexico State Bar approved 4 CLE credits.The maximum number of self-study credits allowable is determined by your specific bar association. 

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imageNavajo Nation Law CLE Conference on DVD

September 24, 2010

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University





Topics Include:
  • Diné traditional law
  • Navajo Nation UCC
  • the future of the Navajo Preference in Employment Act
  • ethics and assigned pro bono cases
  • Navajo Nation Sovereign Immunity Act, and Arbitration Act,
  • government ethics in funding and procurement
  • local and national legislative updates


Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials now available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux.  


The live conference qualified for up to 8 CLE credits.  The Navajo Nation Bar Association approved the live conference for up to 8 CLE credits including 2 hours of Navajo ethics.  New Mexico State Bar approved 7 CLE credits.  The maximum number of self-study credits allowable is determined by your specific bar association.

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Tribal Energy Economies: Investing in a Sustainable Future CLE Conference on DVD 

March 25 - 26, 2010
Memorial Union, Arizona State University

This conference brought together elected and community leaders from Indian country, financing and energy industry experts, and those in academia to chart a course that will allow tribes to increase their leverage now and create sustainable energy economies for the future.  Participants and presenters discussed strategies to promote investment and prepare tribes for a transition into sustainable energy economies.  Conference attendees examined the economic and cultural issues associated with large-scale build-outs on tribal lands.  The conference inspired attendees to envision the future of tribal energy economies and convened those who can contribute to achieve that success.  

Conference Proceedings & Conference Materials now available for Self-Study on DVD for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux.  
  

The live conference qualified for up to 10 CLE general credits.  The maximum number of self-study credits allowable is determined by your specific bar association. 

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Indian Country's Winning Hand:  20 Years of IGRA CLE Conference on DVD

October 2008
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, Scottsdale, AZ

A balanced twenty-year retrospective of the successes, failures and impact of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

This commemorative two day conference examined the history, implementation, and the impact of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) through the eyes of tribal leaders, scholars and those who were there when the IGRA became law in 1988.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was enacted in 1988, and in the following 20 years Indian gaming has grown dramatically.  Prior to the enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Indian gaming was a $200-million industry.  The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently announced that net revenues from Indian Gaming generated $26 billion in revenues in 2007.  How has the IGRA changed Indian Country?   How has it affected tribal government relationships with the states, with the federal government and with tribal members.

The conference agenda included over 50 top policymakers, legislators, scholars, tribal attorneys, and tribal leaders who came together from across the nation to Fountain Hills, Arizona, to participate in academic paper presentations and panel discussions. 

The conference will be of interest to tribal leaders, tribal attorneys, tribal, state and federal government regulators, legislators, and policymakers, casino developers, casino and gaming industry management, students of Indian law, and American Indian Studies faculty and students, as well as anyone interested in the history, implementation, and social/economic impact, and the future of gaming in Indian Country.

The conference video proceedings on DVD will be accompanied with the printed Conference Materials, as well as Supplemental Materials on CD.   

The live conference qualified for up to 13.75 CLE general credits.  The maximum number of self-study credits allowable is determined by your specific bar association.  

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