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27th Annual University of Washington Indian Law Symposium

Thursday & Friday
September 11 & 12, 2014
University of Washington School of Law
W.H. Gates Hall, Seattle, Washington

11.75 CLE Credits Approved (Includes 1.25 Ethics CLE Credits)

Program Highlights

  • Keynote Address from Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
  • Basics of Criminal Jurisdiction Under VAWA & TLOA
  • Practical Steps to Implementation of Enhanced Criminal Jurisdiction
  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Law Practice
  • White House Initiatives in Indian Country
  • Columbia River Treaty Negotiations
  • Federal Legislative Update
  • Annual Litigation Update

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys who have Indian clients
  • Attorneys whose clients deal with Indians or with tribal governments
  • Persons with an interest in the current issues within Washington’s Indian country

Tribal leaders and members of the public are welcome.


Priority - (Paid by August 28, 2014)

  • Single - $259
  • New Attorney* Discount - $216
  • Group of 4 or more (contact us for coupon code**)

Standard - Paid after August 28, 2014

  • Single - $309
  • New Attorney* Discount - $216
  • Group of 4 or more (contact us for coupon code**)

* 30% off standard registration for those attorneys admitted to the Washington State Bar after December 31, 2012.

** Contact Kathy Kline at or 206.543.0059 to get your group's coupon code.




About the Program

The conference includes comprehensive litigation and legislation updates and a number of topics of interest to a broad array of practitioners. This year features high-level political appointees who implement Indian policy in the Obama Administration. Both Assistant Secretary Kevin K. Washburn and White House Policy Advisor Jodi Gillette will participate in this year’s event. We are also excited that Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chief of Staff and General Counsel Mary Pavel (a UW Law Grad) will give the annual federal legislative update. Another focus will be on the implementation of the tribal law and order act and the amendments to the Violence Against Women Act that restored tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit certain crimes within Indian country.

Last updated 8/8/2014