Negotiating and Drafting Dispute Resolution Provisions in Tribal Contracts
Co-Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar's Indian Law Section
September 28, 2022, 12:00-1:00 (Arizona)
1.0 Total CLE Unit
A tribe or tribal entity typically enters into hundreds of contracts per year. Negotiating and drafting appropriate dispute resolution provisions in these contracts is an important way that tribes can protect their sovereignty and other interests. This CLE will focus on identifying and addressing waivers (or potential waivers) of sovereign immunity, crafting appropriate dispute resolution processes, and considering other contractual provisions for preventing and handling disputes. The discussion will also cover things to keep in mind in drafting indemnification provisions, limitations of liability, governing law provisions, choice-of-forum provisions, and arbitration provisions.
Chloe Thompson Villagomez, Foster Garvey PC
Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
Virjinya Torrez, Assistant Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe