National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is excited to announce the 52nd National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Virtual Conference to hosted October 19-21, 2021. Registration is coming soon and you can visit naicja.org for updates.
The NAICJA Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for four (4) NAICJA awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Court Support Excellence Award the Judicial Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Service Award. The award criteria are detailed in the announcement below.
Vendors: Would you like to be listed as a vendor on the conference website and meet one-on-one with attendees during 2 Vendor Sessions on March 12? Contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt to request a vendor form at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 5. Vendor fees are $50.
Anishinaabewaki, East Lansing, MI—When COVID-19 created an atmosphere of uncertainty for conference and training programs in 2020, the Tribal In-House Counsel Association and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center responded. The pressures of many new conditions placed on tribal in-house counsel attorneys prompted us to host the webinar series known as QuaranTICA. QuaranTICA covered issues such as tribal court closures and child welfare concerns while also bringing insight, updates, and as always, good humor to issues affecting tribal attorneys. Now, we are back for more!
With some familiar faces and other speakers who are new to our virtual stage, join us November 10, 12, and 13, 2020 to hear follow-up discussions about child welfare and social services, COVID-19 related litigation, quarantine issues and their enforcement, and remote oral arguments. Stay tuned for new panels on voting rights and the McGirt decision. Plus, it isn’t TICA without a reception! We are delighted to host live music from across Turtle Island on the evening of the opening day of the conference—November 10th.
You can find all conference details including registration, the agenda at a glance, and sponsorship tiers at www.indigenouslawconference.com. Just like every year, the Indigenous Law Conference is the time to renew your TICA membership, which is included in the registration fee. The conference is free for law students who register with their current law school email.
Check the website to register. Prior to the event, you will receive a password to the Indigenous Law Conference Participant Portal where the Zoom links will be available.
The conference consists of 6 panels, each 1.5 hours long, and is approved for 9 CLE credits through the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education.
The California Indian Law Association (CILA) is proud to announce that the Honorable Abby Abinanti is the 2020 recipient of CILA’s Outstanding Achievement in California Indian Law Award and Fatima Abbas and Lauren van Schilfgaarde are the co-recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Young Attorney awards.
Judge Abinanti, Fatima, and Lauren will be celebrated during a virtual honoring event on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:45 AM, during the 20th Annual California Indian Law Conference, October 15-16, 2020.
In partnership with the Casey Family Foundation, the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is offering up to 100 scholarships to attend NAICJA’s 51st Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Virtual Conference (October 20-22, 2020). Scholarships are on a first come, first serve basis and open to tribal court judges, court clerks, and court personnel working on child welfare matters. Scholarship recipients will receive complimentary conference registration and must attend all Indian child welfare-related training sessions. Due to the volume of applications and limited funds, NAICJA may not be able to fulfill all scholarship requests.