MSU College of Law

13th ANNUAL MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY INDIGENOUS LAW CONFERENCE & INAUGURAL TRIBAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION LAW CONFERENCE

Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
November 3-4, 2016

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2016 ILPC/TICA Tentative Schedule for Registrants

All events, unless otherwise indicated, are in the Castle Board Room, Law College Building, 648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan.

Thursday, November 3rd
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome
Dean Lawrence Ponoroff, Michigan State University College of Law
Director Matthew L.M. Fletcher, MSU ILPC
President Doreen McPaul, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
9:00 Keynote: Beyond Tribal Self-Governance
Professor Kevin Washburn, University of New Mexico Law
10:00-11:30 Tribal Risk Management 101: The Basics Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know
Moderator: Karrie Wichtman, Rosette LLP
Venus McGhee Prince, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
Richard Buckley, VP Risk Mgmt & Benefits FS Advisors
Betsy Conway, Mashantucket Pequot Indians
Erica Dominitz, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:45-2:00 Tribes Lobbying Congress: Who Wins and Why
Moderator: Deanna Byrd, MSU College of Law
Professor Kirsten Matoy Carlson, Wayne State Law
Sam Daughety, Dentons US LLP
2:15-3:45 Cross-Deputization Agreements and Intergovernmental Agreements
Moderator: Crystal Valdez, MSU Indigenous Law & Policy Center
Professor Rebecca Webster, University of Minnesota Duluth
Paul Spruhan, Navajo Nation Dept. of Justice
Professor Monte Mills, University of Montana Law
4:00-5:00 Unified Tribal Legal Departments
Moderator: Annabel Shea, MSU College of Law
Shayne Machen, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Rebecca Liebing, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Caitlin Rollins, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
6:00 Reception at Marriott
Friday, November 4th
8:15 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Litigation Update
Jessica Intermill, Hogan Adams
9:30-10:45 In-House and Outside Counsel Strategies (Ethics)
Moderator: Lydia Locklear, MSU College of Law
Philip H. Tinker, Kanji & Katzen PLLC
Jessica Intermill, Hogen Adams
Jessie Stomski Seim, Prairie Island Indian Community
Honorable Jeremy A. Brave-Heart, Klamath Tribes
11:00-12:00 Rights-of-Way in Indian Country
Moderator: Sarah Donnelly, MSU Indigenous Law & Policy Center
Catherine Munson, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
Bill Austin, Ak-Chin Indian Community
Jennifer Turner, Bureau of Indian Affairs
12:00-12:45 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Jurisdiction over Nonmembers
Moderator: Margaret Shea, MSU College of Law
Paul Spruhan, Navajo Nation Dept. of Justice
Professor Monte Mills, University of Montana Law
Lloyd B. Miller, Sonosky Chambers LLP
2:45-4:00 Indian Child Welfare
Moderator: Prof. Kate Fort, MSU Indigenous Law & Policy Center
Sheri Freemont, Casey Family Programs
Sheldon Spotted Elk, Casey Family Programs
Brandelle Whitworth, Shoshone Bannock
April Olson, Rothstein Law

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