The Society is constantly developing, refining and planning new programs for our members. Here are some of the events that we have in the works, with more specific details to be announced in the coming weeks and months. Remember all of these events will be CLE-accredited, so don't miss out!

Don't forget to check out our Past Program Archive to view video and other information from our events dating back to 2003.

Tribal Courts in New York:
Case Study of the Oneida Indian Nation

Presented in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 • 6:30 PM

—Free Admission & Open to the Public—

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New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Map

1.5 NY CLE Credits: 1 Credit in Diversity & Inclusion and 0.5 Credits in Areas of Practice
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, CLE Provider
Available to eligible Society members, NYC Bar Association members, and guests of the Oneida Indian Nation & Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. City Bar members please register at the City Bar website.

Pre-Event Reception
Available to Society's invited guests and its Supporting Members, and guests of the Oneida Indian Nation and Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Become a Supporting Member (or upgrade your existing membership to this level) when you register and you will receive a complimentary ticket for the reception.


This program examines Native American courts in NYS, using the Oneida Indian Nation Court as a case study. It includes a discussion on Native American courts from the perspective of Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter; a look at the basic Indian laws governing tribal courts and tribal court jurisdiction; and a judicial panel discussion on the interaction between the tribal courts and NYS courts. The judicial panel includes the Hon. Robert G. Hurlbutt, Hon. Marcy L. Kahn and Hon. Mark A. Montour. There will also be a short video featuring Hon. Richard D. Simons, Retired Judge, Oneida Indian Nation Court. Dancers from the Oneida Indian Nation will perform a welcome dance in authentic dress.

Dancers from the Oneida Indian Nation will perform traditional Haudenosaunee welcome dance in authentic dress

Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt
, President, Historical Society of the New York Courts & Retired Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

CONVERSATION: The Legal and Cultural Foundation for Native American Courts
Ray Halbritter, Esq.
, Representative, Oneida Indian Nation
Michael R. Smith, Esq., Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Hon. Richard D. Simons, Retired Judge, Oneida Indian Nation Court

LIGHTNING ROUND: An Overview of Current Indian Laws Governing Tribal Courts and Tribal Court Jurisdiction, Proceedings and Judgments
Peter D. Carmen, Esq.
, Chief Operating Officer, Oneida Indian Nation
Meghan Beakman, Esq., General Counsel, Oneida Indian Nation

JUDICIAL PANEL: How Tribal Courts and the NYS Courts Can and Do Interact
Hon. Robert G. Hurlbutt
Judge, Oneida Indian Nation Court & Retired Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Hon. Marcy L. Kahn, Moderator, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department & Chair, New York Tribal Courts Committee
Hon. Mark A. Montour, Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Erie County & Vice Chair, New York Tribal Courts Committee

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