Serving Urban Indian Legal Needs Conference Thursday!

 

The “Serving the Legal Needs of Urban Indians” Conference is coming up this Thursday in Seattle.  It’s FREE (register below).  It’s open to all who want to know more about how to work with, serve, and protect Native Americans living in the cities. 

The conference is sponsored by the Foster Pepper law firm, the Northwest Justice Project, and the American Bar Association’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.

Here is the description from the Foster Pepper website:

Tens of thousands of Native Americans live in and around America’s major cities, often far removed from their ancestral Tribes and families. Often battling poverty and discrimination, many see their legal and civil rights undermined by a lack of resources and effective advocacy.

Join us in person or via webinar for a complimentary seminar as we demonstrate how specialized non-profit legal clinics in the Northwest are providing much-needed guidance and resources to urban Native Americans, and how this success can be replicated in cities throughout the US.

Who Should Attend:

Attorneys and advocates of all kinds working for Native American Rights; Tribal leaders and members; law students interested in serving Native communities; and anyone interested in helping protect the legal rights of Native people living in urban centers.

“Serving the Legal Needs of Urban Native Americans” CLE

March 31, 2011 | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Foster Pepper PLLC | 30th Floor Conference Center
1111 Third Avenue | Seattle, Washington

CLE (Attorney) Credits – 2.0 General and 3.0 Ethics

Please respond by: Monday, March 28, 2011

REGISTER HERE

Questions?
Registration and other questions (ADA Accommodations, special meal requests, etc.) should be directed to events@foster.com or 206.447.2694.

Topics

  • Recognizing the Need – Legal Issues for Urban Native Americans  Millie Kennedy (Tsimshian) Northwest Justice Project | Jenine Grey (Tlingit) Chief Seattle Club
  • Addressing the Need  John Perkins (Tlingit; Thunderbird/Eagle) Chief Seattle Club | Brooke Pinkham (Nez Perce) Northwest Justice Project | Bree Kame’enui-Ramirez (Native Hawaiian) NW Indian Bar Association
  • Under Fire – Relations Between Urban Native Americans and Police/Government  Chris Stearns (Navajo) Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker | Seattle Human Rights Commission
  • Bridging the Gap – The Attorney’s Role of Engaging and Serving Urban American Indian Clients  Christina Parker (Chippewa Cree) Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid
  • A New Beginning – The Tahoma Indian Center  Joan Staples Baum (White Earth Chippewa) Tahoma Indian Center | Chrishendra Tucker Northwest Justice Project
 
Schedule:
9:00 am Registration
9:30 am – 3:30 pm Program/Q&A (Lunch provided for in person attendees)

Please respond by: March 28, 2011

Questions?
Registration and other questions (ADA Accommodations, special meal requests, etc.) should be directed to events@foster.com or 206.447.2694

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3 Responses to “Serving Urban Indian Legal Needs Conference Thursday!”

  1. Kimberly Martus Says:

    Please refer me to organizations that I can volunteer with or work as a paralegal or law school graduate for organizations providing legal services to urban Indian community members residing in the Seattle-area. Can you refer me to

  2. Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission, NDNs for Justice, NW Justice Project, NW Indian Bar Association come to mind. Thanks.

  3. Bridget Moore Says:

    Thank you

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