Webinar – Tomorrow, December 11, 2020 at 11 am: Defending Native American Clients, Cultural Considerations of Colorado and Wyoming Tribes

Registration is still open for the next program in the Race & Diversity training series presented by the Colorado FPD.

Join us tomorrow, Friday, December 11, from 11am to 1pm. CLE credits approved for Colorado and Wyoming.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6183963868005206028

This will be a cultural literacy webinar focusing on Ute Mountain Ute, the Southern Ute, Northern Arapahoe, and Eastern Shoshone tribes. The goal is to help lawyers who work with Native Colorado and Wyoming clients become even more effective advocates through a better understanding of their clients’ tribal/reservation history and present day communities. 

Moderator: Shira Kieval, Assistant Federal Public Defender


Peter Otego, Counsel for Ute Mountain Ute

John Washinawatok, Counsel for Southern Ute

Kimberly Veralik, former Attorney General for the Eastern Shoshone

John St. Clair, former Chief Judge and current Eastern Shoshone Chairman

Resource: March 19 Webinar – Defending Noncitizen Clients

This is a great opportunity to learn how to better represent non-citizen clients and earn CLE credit – all while maintaining proper social distancing.

Space is still available in the Defender Service Office Training Division’s live webinar, Defending Noncitzens in Today’s Harsh Environment: Considerations for Undocumented Persons, Asylum Seekers, and Legal Permanent Residents. The one-hour webinar will be a live repeat and will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 Mountain Time (1:00 pm Eastern Time).

This session will address when non-citizens – with a focus on asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents – may be eligible to remain in the United States and explain which types of offenses disqualify such individuals from immigration relief. This session will also address how to put clients in the best possible position to minimize immigration consequences and provide practical tips for plea negotiations. Finally, the session will explain what the immigration process looks like for asylum seekers and LPRs who are facing deportation, and provide practical tips for preparing clients for that process.

More information and registration information available here.