ADR & Tribal Contract Disputes Symposium

Seattle, Washington
Friday, March 18, 2011



ADR & Tribal Contract Disputes Symposium 

Program is Cancelled- New Date to be posted soon

Co-Sponsored by
Seattle University Center for Indian Law & Policy
and American Arbitration Association

ADR & Tribal Contract Disputes Symposium
Friday, March 18, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
United States

Map and Directions

Registration 8:30am - 9:00am
Program 9:00am - 4:15pm
Lunch Provided

Course Materials are Not Printed.  Registrants will receive an email about 48 hours in advance of the program with instructions on how to download course materials to save and/or print for note-taking.  Internet access is available at the law school to enable attendees to view course materials online during the program.

9:00am - 10:30am ADR’s role with non- inter-tribal disputes 
Michael Mirande,  Gabe Galanda and David Cox (moderator) 
    This panel will discuss the role of mediation and arbitration in settling matters between non-Indian and Indian parties, as well as those regarding treaty rights & third parties.

10:30am - 10:45am  Break

10:45am - 12:15pm  Who can serve as a Neutral on Indian contract disputes?
David Shaw,  Doug Nash,  Steve Kelly and  Serena Lee (moderator) 
    A discussion on what qualifications and experience Indian and non-Indian parties want from mediators and arbitrators.

12:15pm - 1:00pm  Lunch Provided

1:00pm - 2:30pm  Enforcement of mediation agreements & arbitral awards
Michael O’Connell,  Bart Freedman,  Steve Kelley  and  David Cox (moderator) 
    A discussion on the current issues related to the enforcement of a mediation settlement or arbitral award – and some proposals or remedies that both sides can agree upon.

2:30pm - 2:45pm  Break

2:45pm - 4:15pm  Ethical issues & considerations for neutrals & attorneys in Indian matters
Phil Cutler  and  Serena Lee (moderator) 
    A discussion aimed towards both neutrals and attorneys selecting arbitrators and mediators on the qualifications and considerations in the selection process.

4:15pm  Course Evaluations and Adjourn

CLE Credits Pending

Registration Fees
    Standard Registration $150
    Employed by Native American Tribe  $130
    Employed by a Non-Profit or Gov't Entity $130
    SU Law Alumni  $125


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment by check:  Please make check(s) payable to Seattle University School of Law CLE and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program(s) attended. Mail to Seattle University School of Law CLE Department, Sullivan Hall, Room 200B, 901 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000 Seattle WA 98122-1090. Please call 206-398-4233 with any payment questions.

    Group Registration:  Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction.   If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

    Cancellations:  The last day to cancel for this single session is 5:00pm Friday March 11, 2011.  Thereafter refunds will not be permitted.  However, a substitute attendee is most welcome.

Seattle University School of Law 901 12th Ave., PO Box 222000,  Seattle, WA  98122-1090   206.398.4233

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