California Indian Law Association 16th Annual Indian Law Conference & Gala

CILA is pleased to announce that its 16th Annual Indian Law Conference & Gala will take place at the Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California.  Attorneys attending the Conference may receive 6.00 Regular MCLE credits.

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Agenda at a Glance

Thursday, October 13, 2016 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Gala & Keynote Presentation

  • Devon Lomayesva, Chief Judge, Intertribal Court of Southern California

*Dinner will be provided

Friday, October 14, 2016 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Presentation of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in California Indian Law

  • Carole Goldberg, Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Conference Panels

  • AB 52 and its Implementation

Moderator: Adam Bailey, President, CILA
Panelists: Michele Hannah, Deputy General Counsel, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians; Courtney Coyle, Attorney at Law

  • Sovereign Immunity Under Siege: Litigating Tribal Entity, Official, and Employee Immunity

Moderator: William Wood, Board Member, CILA
Panelists: Nicole Ducheneaux, Partner, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP; Sam Coffman, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Tuari Bigknife, Attorney General, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

  • Current Taxation Issues in Indian Country 

Moderator: Adam Crepelle, Board Member, CILA
Panelists: Tom Gede, Of Counsel, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Wendy Pearson, Of Counsel, Hobbs, Strauss, Dean, & Walker, LLP

  • Update on California Indian Law Litigation & Legislation 

Moderator: Lindsey Fletcher, Vice President, CILA
Panelists: Seth Davis, Assistant Professor, UC Irvine School of Law; Lauren van Schilfgaarde, Tribal Law Specialist, Tribal Law & Policy Institute

*Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided