Tribal Protection Order Webinar Series

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and the National Congress of American Indians are hosting a webinar series on tribal protection orders. Each webinar will be 30 minutes with additional time for Question and Answer. Participants may attend one or more webinars, there are no prerequisites to attend any webinar. All webinars will be archived on

Please register for the topic(s), date and time that works best for you. The registration links are located below each topic description.

1) Issuing tribal protection orders – This webinar will discuss how to craft tribal protection orders, what language must be included in a tribal protection order, and how to meet the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) full faith and credit provision.

Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 144-585-971

2) Enforcing protection orders generally and for VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction over non-Indian (SDVCJ) cases – This webinar will discuss how to enforce tribal protection orders through: criminal prosecution, criminal contempt, and civil contempt. Enforcing tribal protection order under the VAWA SDVCJ will also be addressed.

Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 118-977-555

3) Contempt and tribal protection orders – This webinar will discuss what powers judges have to maintain the safety, order and integrity of the court while issuing and enforcing tribal protection orders.

Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 121-647-987

Panelists: Honorable Steven D. Aycock, (Ret.), Judge-in-Residence, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Honorable Kelly Gaines Stoner, Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Judge, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Facilitators: Virginia Davis, Senior Policy Advisor, National Congress of American Indians, Chia Halpern Beetso, Tribal Court Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

This webinar series is a part of a series of VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction over non-Indians webinars. For past webinars please see: Past webinars include – Jury Pools and Selection, Defendant’s Rights, Victims’ Rights, Prosecution Skills, and Code Revision & Drafting. For further information on VAWA SDVCJ and protection orders, please visit: ; ;

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Little Traverse Historical Society: “A Bitter Memory” The Burn-Out at Burt Lake

Rick Wiles History Talk FREE
WHEN: Thursday, July 28th, 7-8pm
WHERE: 100 Depot Court Petoskey, MI
Rick Wiles is a retired teacher from the Public Schools of Petoskey who writes historical white papers for the Mackinac Journal. He will discuss the October 1900 burning of the Cheboiganing Band’s Village.

Black Hills CLE Coming Up July 22 in Rapid City

Don’t miss the Black Hills settlement CLE Course July 22 in Rapid City, S.D.

Register today for ILTF’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on the Black Hills settlement. The course, which is open to the public, will cover the Black Hills Claim (Docket 148-78) and the 1851 Treaty Title Claim (Docket 74).

The course will be held at the Comfort Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Click here to register now

The fee to attend is $200 for attorneys receiving CLE credits. Admission is free for law students and the Governor of South Dakota. Others may attend for a nominal contribution of $30 to ILTF to help offset costs of the event. Refreshments will be provided.

Instructor: Mario Gonzalez, Esq. of the Gonzalez Law Firm in Rapid City. Mr. Gonzalez has worked as an attorney for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and other tribal entities for more than 30 years. He is an expert on the Black Hills settlement.

Please direct questions about the Black Hills CLE to Nichlas Emmons at

Nebraska State Bar Indian Law Section CLE

Nebraska Bar ILS CLE

The Nebraska State Bar Indian Law Section will be hosting an Indian Law CLE that will focus on Indian Law 101 information for jurisdiction, ICWA, and tribal court practice.

The CLE will be webcast, so other attorneys from other states can register and gain CLE credit.

NCADV Accepting Workshop Proposals for 2016 National Conference

NCADV Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for NCADV’s 2016 National Conference on Domestic Violence: Voices United

 The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

is Now Accepting Workshop Proposals!

Click here to Submit

The deadline for workshop submissions is Friday, June 3rd, 2016.

Voices United will bring together experts in domestic violence from across the nation to address various issues that intersect. Topics will include, but are not limited to: advanced victim advocacy, system response, best practices in victim service delivery, institutionalized systems as well as emerging issues such as the intersection between guns and domestic violence. Exceptional and inspirational speakers and panels are already being confirmed.

This conference seeks to commission victims, survivors, advocates and other experts in the field to lift and empower voices of victims and survivors, and inspire action toward a culture with zero tolerance for domestic violence.

2016 National Conference: 


October 23-26,2016

Chandler, Arizona

Click here to register now.