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MCLE Classes & Events

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series: WEBINARS: Minors Counsel Training

Tuesday, September 22: WEBINAR: Special Needs Children

Tuesday, September 29: WEBINAR: Determining the Child's Best Interest

Wednesday, September 30: WEBINAR: Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Monday, October 5: WEBINAR: Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Thursday, October 8: WEBINAR: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys

Friday, October 16: WEBINAR: Presenting Your Case to the Court

Wednesday, October 21: WEBINAR: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court

Wednesday, October 28: WEBINAR: Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Monday, November 2: WEBINAR: E-Discovery

Tuesday, November 17: WEBINAR: Native American Law

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Diversity + Inclusion Section

Native American Law

Potential Issues for the Unwary

Topics to be Covered:
Sovereign Immunity
Tribal Exhaustion
Energy and Environmental Issues


Tara S. Kaushik, Holland & Knight LLP

Tara S. Kaushik is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s West Coast Land Use, Energy and Environment Group.
Ms. Kaushik focuses her practice on regulatory matters, with a specific emphasis on energy and natural resources. She represents energy developers/
producers, financial entities, local governments, Alaska Native Corporations and tribal entities in project developments, including the negotiations of power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, virtual power purchase agreements and project financing.
Ms. Kaushik also advises and represents her clients on numerous issues before state public utilities commissions throughout the western United States, including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Weathers, Thomas 7-15-20

Thomas Weathers, The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C.

Mr. Weathers is Aleut and an enrolled member of the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska in Alaska. Mr. Weathers is the principal and owner of The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C. where he practices Indian law, business law, and related litigation. Mr. Weathers advises and litigates on behalf of tribal and non-tribal clients on a range of matters involving contracts, torts, governance, economic development, gaming, finance, taxation, land use, real estate, eminent domain, leasing, rights-of-way, commercial ventures, administrative law,
insurance, energy development, construction, cannabis, hemp, transportation, employment, personnel, housing, code drafting, and Indian child welfare. Mr. Weathers has served as general counsel to several Indian tribes

— Sponsored by SCBA’s Diversity + Inclusion Section —

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Check-In: 3:30 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Tara S. Kaushik, Holland & Knight LLP
Thomas Weathers, The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C

Location: Zoom Webinar — Materials and Zoom Sign-In to webinar will be provided at 3 pm one (1) business day prior to the start of this event.

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