Being a Native Lawyer: Obstacles and Opportunities [CC]

    Being a Native Lawyer: Obstacles and Opportunities [CC]
    BIAS 90 min

    Being a Native Lawyer: Obstacles and Opportunities [CC]

    Join our expert panel of Native American attorneys as they discuss barriers and opportunities facing Native American lawyers, including their organizations' efforts and their own personal experiences.

    Select your state to learn more about the credit details and status of CLE application. Credit is not available for states not listed.

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professional Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    2.00 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      2.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/30/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Enhanced Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    2.00 total credit hours including

    • Bias Elimination

      Status:

      Self apply

      2.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/23/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professionalism

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2025

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Diversity & Inclusion

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professionalism

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professionalism

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Reciprocity

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2025

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Attorney Professional Conduct

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/31/2020

    2.00 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Applied for

      2.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professionalism (equality, diversity and inclusion)

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Access to Justice

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Elimination of Bias/Diversity and Inclusion

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professionalism

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      10/30/2020

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2025

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/23/2023

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    Closed Captioned. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognizes Indigenous people's right to fully participate in the political, legal, economic, social, and cultural life of the state. Yet Native Americans remain shockingly underrepresented in the legal field, beginning from law school and continuing through their careers at firms, public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the judiciary. The distinction is particularly stark when it comes to leadership positions: a National Native American Bar Association 2015 study noted only three Native Americans have ever been appointed federal district court judges, only three ever appointed as U.S. Attorney, and only three have ever served as Dean as a law school. Native Americans face innumerable obstacles, but also notable opportunities, at every point in the career pipeline.

    This begins long before law school, with encouraging Native children to pursue a legal profession from a young age, and continues with guiding prospective law students through the admissions process and ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed in law school. The professional community can make a difference by ensuring supportive workplaces that do not pigeonhole Native attorneys into stereotyped roles, and that supply meaningful professional development opportunities through mentors, sponsors, and challenging projects. All these efforts must encompass issues of representation, which necessarily include opportunities for advancement and achieving leadership positions. They must also address the implicit barriers to achievement, which challenge Native attorneys as both individuals and as a group. Even where Native Americans are successful, employers and professors often assume their practice areas of interest will be limited to federal Indian and tribal law.

    Our expert panel will share their organizations' ongoing efforts as well as their personal experiences. Participants will face their own assumptions to gain a realistic understanding of the challenges Native American attorneys face, and opportunities for advancing Native American representation and success in the legal field. More importantly, non-Native participants will hear pragmatic actions they can take, in their own lives and practice, to be part of the solution, which will benefit the legal profession and our society as a whole.

    Participants will:

    • Gain greater understanding of the extent to which Native Americans are underrepresented in the legal profession and how this negatively impacts the field as a whole.

    • Identify the barriers Native attorneys and prospective attorneys face in embarking on a legal career and succeeding in the profession.

    • Non-Native participants gain greater sensitivity toward the obstacles and pressures their Native colleagues, students, and employees face. They will learn about tools they can use as allies in the workplace to assist Native American attorneys to succeed and grow in the profession, so they can take on more of the burden of breaking down these barriers.

    • Identify and understand the factors influencing Native Americans’ motivations to attend law school, and the support systems—social, cultural, financial—needed to be successful in law school.

    • Will be able to challenge assumptions about Native attorneys, including the widespread belief that Native American attorneys will, or should be, focused on practicing Indian and tribal law.

    NOTE: This program aims to meet Elimination of Bias CLE credit, required in four states.

    Product Details

    Sponsors

    Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

    Product Code

    NR2006BNLOLC

    Duration

    90

    Publication Date

    6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

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