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Rescheduling of NNBA Annual Bar Conference

On April 3, 2020, the NNBA Officers and Board of Bar Commissioners had agreed to reschedule the NNBA Annual Bar Conference on October 8 - 9, 2020 at the Twin Arrows Casino and Resort. 

2020 Annual Bar Dues

Click Here to Pay for 2020 Annual Bar Dues Online​

Print Forms Here:

Form A                 Form C

Form B                 Form E

Send Through Mail or Email: yolanda@navajolaw.info

Deadline:

Friday, February 7, 2020 by 5 PM

Coronavirus & Public Service Message from NNBA to all Members

NNBA respectfully asks your help.  The Board of Bar Commissioners and Officers of the NNBA are seeking to develop a list of volunteer NNBA member attorneys and advocates to help the people of the Navajo Nation, in support of the Navajo Supreme Court’s order issued by the Honorable Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, in response to the increased demands placed on the Navajo Judicial Branch due to the covid-19 coronavirus.  Simply put, we are asking you to consider pro bono service to the courts above and beyond the usual and customary obligations of NNBA membership – now and in the months ahead as the cascading effects of this public health emergency may continue to be felt. For the letter from our NNBA President and Vice President LaVerne Garnenez, click the arrow.

-NNBA President Troy Eid and Vice President LaVerne Garnenez

Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Releases Guidelines for Navajo Courts During Public Health Emergency

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Released Guidelines for Navajo Courts During Public Health Emergency, see below for more information or visit the Judicial Branch website at www.navajocourts.org

2019 Annual Bar Dues

Click Here to Pay for 2019 Late Annual Bar Dues Online

Print Forms Here:

Form A                 Form E

Form B

Send Through Mail or Email: yolanda@navajolaw.info

Petition of Suspension?

Click Here to Pay for Late Bar Dues Online​

Print Forms Here:

Form A                 Form E

Form B

Send Through Mail or Email: yolanda@navajolaw.info

2020 Bar Exam Application

Monkey Survey Links:

2019 NNBA Annual Conference Survey: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019NNBAConferenceSurvey

2019 NNBA Rules Committee Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NNBARulesCommitteeSurvey

Guardianship Act Representation Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8R3PLVF

NNBA Office Closed Until Further Notice

The NNBA office was closed due to the Public Health State of Emergency declared by President Nez on March 11, 2020. We will still be available through email and phone. Thank you for your patience through these times. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call or email us.

Thank you,

NNBA Staff

The March 28, 2020 Bar Exam Postponed

The March 28, 2020 Bar Exam will be postponed until further notice. We will keep bar examinees updated through email and the website. Please check back for future updates. Click the arrow for more information. 

Warfield vs. The Ledbetter Law Firm

"Motion to Accept Amicus Brief of the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Bar Association" & "Amicus Brief of the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Bar Association"

Bar Member Survey Guardianship Act Representation

This is the survey we have developed to assess how the representation requirements of the Navajo Adult Guardianship Act are working in practice 

- Native American Disability Law Center, Inc

Passing of Former Founding NNBA Member

Walter Wolf, Jr. Passed in the Month of January. A Letter from the NNBA President, Troy Eid is available.

The NNBA Office send their regards to his family and all those who knew Mr. Walter Wolf, Jr.

Congratulations to the Newly Sworn In Judges:

Neomi Gilmore

Malcolm Laughing

Letitia Stover

NNBA President on Navajo Times

Our NNBA President, Mr. Troy A. Eid was included in an article titled:​

"Naatsis'aan Trail Ultra a prayerful experience for some"

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2020 Quarterly Meetings (BOBC Meetings)

January 10, 2020 (Window Rock)

April 3, 2020 (Telephone Conference)

June 3, 2020 (Telephone Conference)

October 7, 2020 (Twin Arrows)

January 8, 2021 (Window Rock)

Resolution to Establish an Ad Hoc Committee to Address Issues Regarding Navajo Law

Board approves the formation of an Ad Hoc Committee and shall specify duties and powers of the ad hoc committee, length of terms for the Chair and regular members and the length of time that the ad hoc committee is authorized to act at the next meeting of the Board of Bar Commissioners

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Federal Bar Association Live Webinars

Live webinars for anyone interested in studying or brushing up on concepts or in need of state CLE credit.

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Board of Bar Commissioner Results

The Election certifies the results for the following districts:

Tuba City​

Alamo/Ramah/Tohajiilee​

Window Rock

For Election Certification, Click Arrow

Strengthening the NNBA Bar Exam Rebuilding on the Foundation of Navajo Fundamental Law

Honorable Robert Yazzie, Chief Justice Emeritus​

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Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation

Order: In the matter of Scheduling Oaths for New Members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association, Inc.

Swearing In Dates: November 4​ & June 10

Time: 10 A.M.​

Where: Courtroom of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court

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Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation

Order: In the matter of Scheduling Oaths for New Members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association, Inc.

Swearing In Dates: November 4​ & June 10

Time: 10 A.M.​

Where: Courtroom of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court

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Board of Bar Commissioners Amended Section 5(B) of the Bylaws

On June 3, 2019, in the VIP Board Room at Twin Arrows Resort and Casino, the Board of Bar Commissioners ameded section 5B of the NNBA Bylaws. The subjects were shorten to a list of 14 subjects on the NNBA Bar Exam.

Pro Hac Vice Applications No Longer Accepted

Order No. SC-CV-19-19

On May 22, 2019, Court issues an order ceasing all acceptance of applications for Pro Hac Vice and issuance of Certificate of Pro Hac Vice.

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Mail Address:

P.O. Box 690

Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Phone: (928) 871-2211 | Fax: (928) 871-2229 

Physical Address:

 Karigan Professional Complex, Suite 116A

100 Mt. Taylor Rd., Hwy 264

St. Michaels, AZ 86511

DISCLAIMER - The Navajo Nation Bar Association, Inc., is a professional association with members. The Bar Association as such does not provide legal services or make statements or representations as to the law or individual legal rights. For legal advice or representation, please contact an attorney or advocate admitted to the practice of law on the Navajo Nation.

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