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Virjinya Ruth Adair Torrez

Pascua Yaqui Tribe


is an Assistant Attorney General for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, a federally recognized Indian tribe located in Arizona. Virjinya earned both her J.D. and her M.A. in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, and she earned her B.A. in Political Science (specializing in International Relations) and East Asian Studies at the University of Iowa, with certificates in International Business and American Indian and Native Studies. She is admitted to practice in both the federal and state courts of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tohono O’odham Judicial Court, and the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court. She is also an accredited Veteran Affairs attorney. Virjinya started her legal career as an associate at Vingelli & Errico, a small general practice firm in Tucson, Arizona; was a solo practitioner for a brief period of time; and served five years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Tohono O’odham Nation. Virjinya is a 2016 graduate of the State Bar of Arizona's Bar Leadership Institute; is the Immediate Past Chair of the Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona’s Indian Law Section; serves as the appointed State Bar of Arizona’s representative on the Arizona State, Tribal & Federal Court Forum; and is a member of NABA-AZ, the Arizona Minority Bar Association, and the Tribal In-House Counsel Association. She is also active in the community and serves on TUSD’s Native American Education Advisory Committee, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Community Investment Team, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Governance Committee, and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors. Virjinya's work for the Tribe is varied, but she primarily represents the Tribe’s Public Safety, Human Resources, Education, and Facilities Management Departments and programs. Virjinya is Cherokee/Seminole/Muscogee Creek, and is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. 10/18

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Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Update 2023


Total Credits: 1 CLE

Average Rating:
   14
Categories:
Juvenile Law |  Indian Law |  Family Law
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 24, 2023
SKU:
J23115
Short Description:
Join us for our annual seminar series focusing on Indian Law. The series is sponsored by the Tribal In-House Counsel Association, the Indian Law Section and the State Bar of Arizona. Our fifth progr...

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Friend of the Court: A Discussion on Tribal Nation Amicus Briefs in Federal and State Litigation


Total Credits: 1 CLE

Average Rating:
   5
Categories:
Indian Law
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2023
SKU:
J23138
Short Description:
Join us for our annual seminar series focusing on Indian Law. The series is sponsored by the Tribal In-House Counsel Association, the Indian Law Section and the State Bar of Arizona. Our fourth prog...

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Conflicts for Government Attorneys


Total Credits: 1 CLE, 1 Ethics

Average Rating:
   28
Categories:
Ethics |  Public Lawyers |  Indian Law
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 21, 2023
SKU:
J23179
Short Description:
Join us for our annual seminar series focusing on Indian Law. The series is sponsored by the Tribal In-House Counsel Association, the Indian Law Section and the State Bar of Arizona. Our sixth progr...

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Trademarks: Using Western intellectual property law to protect your client's brand and culture


Total Credits: 1 CLE

Average Rating:
   15
Categories:
Intellectual Property |  Indian Law
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 20, 2023
SKU:
J23307
Short Description:
Join us for our annual seminar series focusing on Indian Law. The series is sponsored by the Tribal In-House Counsel Association, the Indian Law Section and the State Bar of Arizona. Our seventh pro...

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Report on Tribal Tax Developments for 2023


Total Credits: 1 CLE, 1 Tax Law Specialization

Average Rating:
   9
Categories:
Tax Law |  Indian Law
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Oct 25, 2023
SKU:
J23323
Short Description:
Join us for our annual seminar series focusing on Indian Law. The series is sponsored by the Tribal In-House Counsel Association, the Indian Law Section and the State Bar of Arizona. Our eighth prog...

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