Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Nayback addressed the 2016 class of the Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) for American Indians and Alaska Natives. PLSI is nationally respected pre-law orientation program run by the American Indian Law Center, Inc. Approximately 30 students attended this year’s intensive two-month program, which prepares American Indian and Alaska Native individuals for the rigors of law school by replicating the first semester of law school. The program has been in existence for 50 years and many of its graduates have gone on to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and hold other high offices at the Department of the Interior, tribal court judges and Deans of Law Schools. Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Nayback discussed the Indian Country work of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He also discussed the Department’s Honors Program and internship opportunities for law students within the Department.
July 15, 2016
March 21, 2016
Smart on Crime AUSA & Diversity Ambassador Henderson and AUSA Tapia-Brito interviewed law students at the UNM School of Law who are interested in participating in the USAO’s fall extern program. For many years, the extern program at UNM School of Law has provided law students with the opportunity to learn about careers with the Justice Department. The program also provides the USAO with diversit recruitment opportunities since the Law School has the highest Hispanic enrollment and one of...
Updated July 28, 2016
April 22, 2016
Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Nayback and Assistant U.S. Attorney/Tribal Liaison David Adams presented a training program for the Jemez Pueblo Tribal Police Department. The training was scheduled in response to discussions between the Tribal Liaison and the Chief of Police on improving the law enforcement response to violent crimes in Jemez Pueblo. The entire Police Department participated in the training, which was also attended by Pueblo Governor David Yepa, and the training serves...
Updated July 27, 2016
June 21, 2016
The Tribal Leaders Summit, held at Sandia Pueblo on June 21-22, 2016, convened tribal leaders and focuses on the federal, state and tribal laws that address and respond to violence in New Mexico tribal communities. U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez delivered opening remarks at the Summit on June 21, 2016, during which he discussed what the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office are doing to address the epidemic of violence against Native American women and children. On June 22, 2016,...
Updated July 7, 2016
July 27, 2016
AUSA/Tribal Liaison David Adams participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Office of Victims of Crimes (OVC), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Indian Health Services (IHS) to discuss sexual assault in Indian Country. Over the course of the past decade OVC, OVW, and IHS, have developed programming, policies, and other resources to aid tribal communities in enhancing their capacity to respond to incidents of sexual violence. While our collective knowledge of sexual...
Updated November 17, 2016
Updated July 19, 2016