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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Local Attorney at Native Symposium

Terry Pechota, a long-time Rapid City attorney, will be part of a Symposium of the first thirteen Native Americans to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Pechota was only the fifth Native American to argue before the Supremes in 1986. What surprised me was that the first to do so was Rodney B. Lewis in 1980. Yes, it took that long.

The symposium will take place March 16 at The University of New Mexico School of Law and is sponsored by The American Indian Law Center, Inc., New Mexico Indian Bar Association Indian Legal Program – Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Law & Indigenous Peoples Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

The first 13 native attorneys who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court will be coming together to discuss their experiences in this history-making symposium. All 13 have been invited and eleven have committed to participate.

DISCLAIMER: Why is this information on Decorum Forum? Because Mr. Pechota is a friend I'm proud to know.

1 comment:

Wayne Gilbert said...

That is a good enough reason to put it on Decorum Forum. I am happy to count Terry Pechota among my friends as well.