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Wisconsin State Bar Indian Law Section CLE Sept. 29, at Red Cliff

The State Bar’s Indian Law Section will hold its annual continuing legal education program on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Legendary Waters Resort on the Red Cliff Reservation. In addition to the traditional legislative and case law updates, topics will include: 

  • View from Washington, prospects for Indian legal initiatives under the Trump Administration;  

  • Legal implications of the protests at Standing Rock;  

  • Pipelines & Rights of Ways;  

  • Litigation challenges to reservation boundaries;  

  • Impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Lewis v. Clarke; and 

  • Reciprocity Bar Admission for attorneys with in-house tribal experience outside of Wisconsin. 

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Brian Pierson Shareholder at Godfrey Kahn Law firm

Brian Pierson leads Godfrey & Kahn's Indian Nations Law Team. Brian clerked for federal district judge Myron L. Gordon before entering private practice. Brian has more than 20 years experience representing Indian tribes, beginning with his successful representation of Chippewa Indians in federal court litigation to prevent racially-motivated interference with treaty-reserved, off-reservation fishing rights.

As leader of the firm's Indian Nations team, Brian's primary objective is to draw on the knowledge and experience of G&K's attorneys to assist tribes in formulating and...