The Tribal Law and Order Act
Meeting the Challenges for Justice
in Indian Country
Before the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act, tribal communities were limited to a maximum of one year of incarceration for any
offense committed on tribal land. Congress has increased the available
sentencing to three years per offense, for tribes who are willing and
able to adopt the TLOA provisions. This session will cover the progress
and challenges that Arizona tribes are addressing as related to TLOA
implementation. Panelists also will discuss some Arizona cases with
legal challenges to TLOA provisions. Discussion also will cover federal
perspectives, victim considerations, as well as cultural and socio-eco-nomic barriers to justice as traditionally understood by tribal members.
Indian Law Section
April Olson, Rothstein Law Firm
Sheri Freemont, Salt River Pima-Maricopa
Michael Carter, Gila River Indian Community
Sheri Freemont (Moderator)
This program will present a panel of in-house counsel who work in
the construction industry. They will speak about their day-to-day work;
how they deal with outside counsel; what their current concerns are;
how they decide whether to handle a matter in-house or retain outside
counsel; how they evaluate claims; what, if any, long-term changes
they see in the construction industry and legal work related to the
industry as a result of the recession; and the long-term changes to
relationships between the industry and outside counsel that may
have arisen as a result of the recession.
Friday, June 21
2 p.m. – 5: 15 p.m.
Construction Law Section
Denise H. Troy, Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks
Ruth Franklin, ON Semiconductor
Robert P. Majerus, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Alison L. Stahl, McCarthy Building Companies
D. Christopher Ward, PulteGroup Inc.