Pre-Law Workshop in Los Angeles

Apply to the FREE Native Pre-Law Workshop co-hosted by California Indian Law Association and the National Native American Bar Association, June 7-8, 2019 in Los Angeles. Students who complete the workshop will receive an LSAT prep course scholarship, be paired with an attorney mentor, and will be welcomed into the California Indian Law community by receiving complementary registration to the 19th Annual California Indian Law Conference October 3-4, 2019 at Graton Resort and Casino.

Applications are due this Friday, May 3, 2019.

While this program is geared towards current undergraduates, others who are thinking of applying to law school are welcome to apply.

NNABA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES BAR REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP

WWW.NATIVEAMERICANBAR.ORG
For Immediate Release, January 10, 2018
Contact: Lauren van Schilfgaarde lauren@tlpi.org or Colleen Lamarre colleen.lamarre@pillsburylaw.com

NNABA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES BAR REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP
PHOENIX — The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is excited to announce the second year of its Bar Review Scholarship Program. NNABA Foundation will award at least ten (10) $1,500 scholarships. The NNABA Foundation is partnering with regional American Indian Bar Associations to award these bar review scholarships.

“This year NNABA celebrates its 45 year anniversary. To honor NNABA’s achievements and leadership throughout the years, NNABA created the NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship Program to help strengthen the pipeline for young Native American attorneys. We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors and partners, and look forward to awarding our 2018 scholarship recipients,” said NNABA Foundation President Diandra D. Benally.

To advance its mission to foster the development of Native American lawyers, the NNABA Foundation Board of Directors established this Scholarship Program to help Native American law students offset bar review course/program expenses. The Bar Prep Scholarships were made possible by the generous support of Walmart and NBCUniversal.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at NNABA’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 4, 2018, at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona.

More information and a copy of the NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship application is available HERE. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 2, 2018.

Established in 2014, the NNABA Foundation works to foster development of Native American lawyers and addressing social, cultural and legal issues affecting American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, through the grant of scholarships to law students, the organization of seminars and conferences on topics of interest to the legal profession, and the preparation and distribution of articles and reports on legal issues.

 

NNABA Foundation Announces Bar Review Scholarship

The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is excited to announce the second year of its Bar Review Scholarship Program.  NNABA Foundation will award at least ten (10) $1,500 scholarships.

To advance our mission to foster the development of Native American lawyers, the NNABA Foundation Board of Directors established this Scholarship Program to help Native American law students offset bar review course/program expenses. The Bar Prep Scholarships were made possible by the generous support of Walmart and NBCUniversal.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at NNABA’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 4, 2018, at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona. More information and a copy of the NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship application is attached and available HERE. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 2, 2018.

Please contact Lauren van Schilfgaarde lauren@tlpi.org or Colleen Lamarre colleen.lamarre@pillsburylaw.com with any questions regarding the scholarship.  Thank you!

NNABA Foundation 2017 Bar Review Scholarship Recipients

Here (featuring two of my current or former students!):

The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is proud to announce its 2017 Bar Review Scholarship Recipients. The NNABA Foundation received an impressive pool of applications from Native American students representing Indian nations and law schools across the country. The Foundation is proud to support these students in the penultimate step to joining the legal profession: taking the bar exam. Scholarship recipients will receive $1,500 for bar review preparation services.

Congratulations to the 2017 NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship Recipients, listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

  • Simone Anter, Pascua Yaqui & Jicarilla Apache, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Jacob Michael Glass, White Earth Nation, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Simon Goldenberg, Lower Sioux Indian Community, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Corin La Pointe-Aitchison, Athabaskan, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Erica McMilin, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians & Valley Indian Tribes,University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Christine Reyes, Tohono O’odham Nation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Heather Torres, San Ildefonso Pueblo & Navajo, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Austin Ryan Vance, Southern Cheyenne, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Allyson Von Seggern, Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota & Menominee,Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Lisa R. Wrazidlo, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, James E. Roger College of Law, University of Arizona
  • April Youpee-Roll, Fort Peck Sioux, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana

“These students exemplify hard work, commitment to their communities and dedication to advancing justice for Native Americans. The NNABA Foundation is delighted to support them on their journeys into law practice,” said NNABA Foundation President Jennifer Weddle.

NNABA Foundation Announces Bar Review Scholarships

Link: Foundation Scholarships

PHOENIX — The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is excited to announce its Bar Review Scholarship Program. NNABA Foundation will award at least ten (10) $1,500 scholarships. The NNABA Foundation is partnering with regional American Indian Bar Associations to award these Bar Review Scholarships.

More information and a copy of the NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship application is available at the link above.

To advance its mission to foster the development of Native American lawyers, the NNABA Foundation Board of Directors established this Scholarship Program to help Native American law students offset bar review course/program expenses. “I am excited to announce the NNABA Foundation Bar Prep scholarship,” said Jennifer Weddle, NNABA president. “These scholarships help achieve the NNABA Foundation’s goal of supporting the full inclusion of Native American attorneys in the legal profession.” The Bar Review Scholarships were made possible by the generous support of Walmart and NBCUniversal.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at NNABA’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 5, 2017, at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 17, 2017.

NNABA Employment Opportunities

Each opportunity below will be posted on the NNABA website at nativeamericanbar.org

Indian Law/Tribal Law Opportunities:

  1. Ethics & Rules Committee (PDF), Three Affiliated Tribes, Mandan, ND (Open until filled)
  2. Associate Judge (PDF), Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago NE (Open until filled)
  3. Legislative Director, Native American Contractors, Washington, DC (Open until filled)

Federal Opportunities:

  1. Policy Analyst, Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, DC

Additional attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:
http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html

Other Opportunities:

  1. Staff attorney, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, New York, NY (Open until filled)

National Native American Bar Association Issues Formal Ethics Opinion on Duties of Advocates in Tribal Disenrollment Proceedings

Here is ethics opinion number 1: “Duties of Tribal Court Advocates to Ensure Due Process  Afforded to All Individuals Targeted for Disenrollment”:

National Native American Bar Association Formal Ethics Opinion No. 1

This follows up an earlier resolution from NNABA.

 

National Native American Bar Association Resolution on Indian Law in State Bar Exams

Here.

An excerpt:

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Native American Bar Association hereby urges all states to include or maintain Indian law on their respective bar examinations, especially those states with large Indian populations such as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana and Florida.

National NABA Issues Resolution Declaring Lawyers Assisting Tribal Disenrollment without Due Process are in Violation of the Ethical Rules

Here. An excerpt:

WHEREAS, Native Americans’ right of tribal citizenship is being increasingly divested or restricted without equal protection at law or due process of law, or any effective remedy for the violation of such rights, most commonly through a tribal process known as “disenrollment.”

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Native American Bar Association hereby denounces any divestment or restriction of the American indigenous right of tribal citizenship, without equal protection at law or due process of law or an effective remedy for the violation of such rights.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Native American Bar Association hereby declares that it is immoral and unethical for any lawyer to advocate for or contribute to the divestment or restriction of the American indigenous right of tribal citizenship, without equal protection at law or due process of law or an effective remedy for the violation of such rights.