Welcome to the
Tribal In-House Counsel Association 

14th Annual ILPC & TICA Indigenous Law Conference

  • 26 Oct 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 27 Oct 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI

Register here:  http://law.msu.edu/indigenous/conf/register.php

2017 Agenda.pdf

2017 Conference Sponsorship Form.pdf



Thursday, October 26th

8:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30  Welcome

Dean Lawrence Ponoroff, Michigan State University College of Law

Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher, MSU ILPC

President Doreen  N. McPaul, Tribal In-House Counsel Association

9:00   Keynote: In-House Tribal Counsel’s Guide to Amicus Brief

Paul Spruhan, Navajo Nation Dept. of Justice

10:00-11:15   The Federal Landscape: Laws, Legislation, & Regulation

Sarah Lawson, Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt

Jessica Intermill, Hogen Adams

Lloyd B. Miller, Sonosky Chambers LLP 11:30-

12:45       Lunch with Litigation Update

1:00-2:15     The Political Minefield of Internal Investigations

Venus McGhee Prince, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Lori Madison Stinson, Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Brian Pierson, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

2:30-3:45       Handling Subpoenas for In-House Counsel

David Smith, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Mark Reeves, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Brad Stinson, Poarch Band of Creek Indians

4:00-5:00   Tribal Energy Regulatory Structures

Breann Nu'uhiwa, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

Pilar Thomas, Lewis Roca LLP

6:00        Reception at Marriott

Friday, October 27th

8:45        Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15   Predatory Lending and Reservation Rights Claims

Maya Kane, Maya Kane Law

Katherine Belzowski, Navajo Nation Dept. of Justice

Phil H. Tinker, Kanji & Katzen PLLC

10:30-11:45    Tribal-State Agreements Affecting Indian Children

Jack Trope, Casey Family Programs

Kandis Martine, Navajo Nation Dept. of Justice

Kathryn E. Fort, MSU Indigenous Law & Policy Center

12:00-1:00   Lunch

1:15-2:30  The Tribal Role in a New Federal Regulatory Climate

Dan Rey-Bear, Rey-Bear McLaughlin LLP

Professor Monte Mills, University of Montana Law

Mary J. Pavel, Sonosky Chambers LLP

2:45-4:00     Professional Responsibility &

Ethical Obligations

Moderator: Jessica Intermill, Hogen Adams

Peter Ortego, Ute Mountain Tribe

Lenor Scheffler Blaeser, Lower Brule Sioux

Sharon Avery, Saginaw

TICA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization created to provide resources and networking opportunities to assist tribal in-house practitioners. 

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