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

November 16, 2017

Location: OBA Webcast - anywhere with a computer; iPad or Smartphone

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Hot Topics Every Attorney Needs to Know About Indian Law

Cosponsored by the Indian Law Section

NOTE: In order to obtain credit for this webcast it MUST be viewed on 11/16/2017 starting at 9 am CST, because this program is being broadcast at that date and time, the credit is considered unlimited (live) credit by OBA/MCLE.

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.

TUITION: Registration for the live webcast is $200. Members licensed 2 years or less registration is $100.

NOTE: This program is NOT approved for Texas credit. The Texas Bar will not permit members to submit online programs for Texas credit.

CHECKPOINTS: This program will contain random checkpoints. In order to submit credit for this program, you must confirm your presence at the checkpoints. If you do not meet the checkpoint requirement you may not receive credit for the live program. The checkpoint submission is entirely dependent on your successful completion of the system check.

NOTE: At the end of the program click on the “Credit Submission Tab” to go to your credit profile and begin the credit submission process. Please remember to submit credit on the day of the event.

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


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 (on your own)

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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