Party or Amicus? Deciding When Your Tribal Nation Should Participate in Litigation: 2021 Indigenous Law Conference Day 2 Panel 2

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Party or Amicus? Deciding When Your Tribal Nation Should Participate in Litigation

November 5th, 2021 | 10:30am-11:45am ET | 1.25 CLE

This presentation is designed for In-House counsel who advise tribal leadership on whether to intervene or be amicus in litigation affecting their tribal nation. We will discuss the pros and cons of becoming a direct party, whether to directly participate in the case or seek to have it dismissed, types of intervention, reasons for filing an amicus brief, and the reasons why such a brief may or may not be a good idea in specific cases.

Speakers include:

Paul Spruhan: Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation DOJ

Chrissi Nimmo: Cherokee Nation, Deputy Attorney General for Cherokee Nation

Megan Topkok: Iñupiaq, Staff Attorney for Kawerak, Inc.

Moderator – Jamie Williams: Student, Michigan State University College of Law