Our Ethics Opinion No. 1 is analyzed in these recent law review articles.
"Due process is indeed an important aspect of rights protection—and one that the Native American Bar Association has highlighted as critical in membership questions (see www.nativeamericanbar.org/…/2014/01/Formal-Opinion-No.-1.pdf)..."
If you have not yet done so, please consider reading NNABA Resolution #2015-06 and Formal Ethics Opinion No. 1 on this subject.
Past President Mary Smith was interviewed by the National Law Journal - give it a read!
"Some attorneys, including Robert A. Rosette, founding partner of Rosette LLP, say disenrollment procedures are a part of tribal sovereignty, but attorneys who assist or work for tribal councils must follow their own laws and not violate due process.
The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) issued a resolution in 2015 that it is immoral and unethical for lawyers to encourage or take part in disenrollment processes that lack adequate due process, equal protection or a remedy for the violation of the civil rights of tribe members."
Kudos to former NNABA President Heather Dawn Thompson on this award and recognition of all that she does for Indian Country and the Indian legal profession.
President-Elect Diandra Benally discussed NNABA's Resolution and Ethics Opinion No. 1 regarding tribal citizenship, disenrollment and related due process and ethics issues at the #WhoBelongs conference today in Tucson, Arizona.
"The National Native American Bar Association released a resolution and ethics opinion in 2016 denouncing disenrollment, stating it was 'immoral and unethical' for any lawyer to help tribes remove tribal members without adequate process."
NNABA Foundation Announces Bar Review Scholarships http://bit.ly/2lzh9k3
The New York Times: "The National Native American Bar Association issued a resolution in 2015 denouncing loss of membership without due process."
The NABA-DC Board is happy to announce our 2016 award nominees. The winners will be announced and honored during the NABA-DC Holiday Party taking place on Friday, December 9th from 6pm to 9pm at Stanton & Greene, 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE. The awards ceremony will take place at 7pm. Winners have been notified.
Lifetime Achievement in Indian Law...
F. Patrick Barry
Donald R. Pongrace
Charles A. Hobbs
2016 Significant Contribution in Indian Law
Lawrence S. Roberts
For his work as Acting Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs
Dawn S. Baum
For her work advising the Bureau of Indian Education on its reform efforts
Kathryn E. Fort
For her work on the Indian Child Welfare Act
Joseph H. Webster
For his work on behalf of his tribal clients
For his work on environmental issues within Indian Country
Excellence in Government Service
Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. DOJ
Tracy Canard Goodluck
Senior Associate Director, The White House, Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, U.S. DOI
Excellence in Mentoring
Dawn S. Baum
Congratulations to all of the nominees! We are grateful for your hard work in the field of Indian law and policy.
NABA-DC would also like to thank everyone who has generously agreed to sponsor the NABA-DC Holiday Party.
NABA-DC Holiday Party Sponsors
Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker
Van Ness Feldman
National Indian Gaming Association
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry
Arlinda Locklear Law Office
George Waters Consulting
Navajo Nation Washington Office
Don't forget to RSVP here for the Holiday Party. See you on Friday!