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OKC – Hot Topics Every Attorney Needs to Know About Indian Law (6 total credit hour/including 1 hour of ethics)

November 16, 2017

Location: Oklahoma Bar Association - 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Walk-ins will be accepted at the door.

Hot Topics Every Attorney Needs to Know About Indian Law

Cosponsored by the Indian Law Section


Oklahoma Bar Center

1901 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Click here for location map and driving directions

CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.


$150 for early-bird registrations with payment received by November 9th; Registration received after November 9th increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins. To receive a $10 discount for the in-person program, register online. Registration for the live webcast is $200.

Members licensed 2 years or less may register for $75 for the in-person program (late fees apply) and $100 for the webcast.

All programs may be audited (no materials or CLE credit) for $50 by emailing ReneeM@okbar.org to register.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.

SEMINAR MATERIALS: The Oklahoma Bar Association is embracing a healthier and greener business environment. Therefore, seminar materials will be provided in electronic format in a separate email prior to the program. If you choose to have a printed version of the materials, prior to the sessions you can download and print them. If you would like a hard copy of the materials, there will be a $25 charge, please call Renee at 405-416-7029.

Program Moderator:

Jennifer Lamirand, Crowe & Dunlevy

Basics of Federal Indian Law for the Non-Indian Law Practitioner: Overview of the nature and scope of Federal Indian Law, including basics on sovereignty and jurisdiction.

Indian Title and Leasing: Practical information concerning the development of oil and gas resources in Indian Country within Oklahoma including leasing, handling restricted titles, and tips on interactions with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Contracting with Tribal Nations: Practical information about contract negotiations and drafting when you have a tribal nation involved in the transaction, including the application of sovereign immunity, authority to contract for a tribe, choice of law provisions, dispute resolution provisions, and business leasing basics.

Indian Probate: Overview of different probate regimes and requirements for tribal citizens holding trust or restricted property in Oklahoma, including the American Indian Probate Reform Act, federal laws governing probates and conveyances for members of the Five Tribes, and federal laws applicable to the distribution of headrights held by members of the Osage Nation.

Survey of Ethical/Professional Responsibility Rules in Tribal Courts: Survey of ethical rules applicable in the courts of various tribal nations

8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - The Basics of Indian Law

Dianne Barker-Harrold, Attorney and Indian Country Consultant, Fort Gibson

9:50 am - Break

10:00 am - Confronting Title Research and Oil and Gas Leasing in Indian Country

Jennifer Krieg, Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. Oklahoma City

10:50 am - Contracting with Tribal Nations and Businesses

Wilda Wahpepah, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington D.C.

Deborah A. Reed, Reed Legal PLLC, Broken Arrow

11:40 am - Networking lunch (included in all-day registration)

12:10 pm - The Story of Tribal License Plates

Truman Carter, Shawnee

1:00 pm - Probates Involving Trust or Restricted Property

Stephanie Hudson, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Oklahoma City

Conor Cleary, Department of the Interior, Tulsa

1:50 pm - Break

2:00 pm - Ethical Rules for an Indian Country Lawyer (ethics)

The Honorable John Reif, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice

2:50 pm - Adjourn


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