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Posted by Eric N. Dahlstrom | Sep 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli Partners, Attorneys, and recent Summer Associates, Jeneva Kame Parks and Shandiin Herrera, attend the Annual Seven Generations Dinner & Silent Auction. Rothstein is a proud Nation Building sponsor of this event. This annual event is hosted by the Native American Bar Associati...

Gila River Indian Community’s Casa Blanca School Provides State-of-the Art, Inclusive, and Culturally Immersive Learning

Posted by Steven J.W. Heeley | Sep 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the Gila River Indian Community, the Casa Blanca School faculty, teachers, students and families on this amazing culturally immersive school! The Casa Blanca School has been recognized by the architecture community for numerous regional and national awards. The Casa Blanca Scho...

Welcome Trisha Romero - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | Jun 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Trisha received her undergraduate degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. While she was there, she worked at the House of Representatives as a research intern for the Education Committee, getting firsthand experience with how laws are made. This furthered her interest in the law ...

Welcome Jeneva Kame Parks - Summer Associate

Posted by April Olson | Jun 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

Jeneva R. Kame Parks (she/ella) was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is of Mexican, Japanese, and European descent. In the fall, she will be graduating from the University of Arizona with two degrees—a Juris Doctor degree, with a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, and a Maste...

Welcome Griffin Arellano - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | Jun 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Griffin Arellano is a rising third-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2024). He is a Manuscript Editor for the New Mexico Law Review and anticipates publication of his article “Action is not Activism: Moving Yazzie/Martinez v. State Forward” in the forthcoming is...

Welcome Shandiin Herrera - Summer Associate

Posted by April Olson | Jun 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Shandiin Herrera is a rising 2L at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State Universityin the Indian Legal Program. She serves as the President of the Native American Law StudentAssociation. Shandiin is from Monument Valley, Utah, and is a proud member of the Navajo Nation.She recei...

Welcome Hakim Bellamy - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hakim Bellamy (he/him) is a rising second-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2025). After seven years at the City of Albuquerque (serving under both Mayor Berry and Mayor Keller) and four years at the State of New Mexico (under Governor Bill Richardson), Bellamy'...


Posted by Isabella Pacheco | May 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Identity theft can be devastating for victims. It often can create credit and financial problems for victims. And it also can threaten the victim's sense of security. Identity theft can leave victims saddled with numerous problems to clean up in the wake. In some instances, a victim of identity ...


Posted by Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols | May 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

On May 16, 2019, Larissa Waln (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) walked towards the auditorium with her fellow seniors, her deep purple graduation cap adorned with intricate bead work done by her father, Bryan Waln (Rosebud Sioux).   Her cap was adorned by an eagle plume gifted to her by family to honor t...

Welcome Allison Athens - Santa Fe Attorney

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Mar 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Allison Athens has joined our Indian law practice in Santa Fe. Allison grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. After law school she clerked for the Alaska Court of Appeals and then worked at the Office...

We're Hiring - Summer Associate 2023

Posted by Glennas'ba Augborne Arents | Jan 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli is hiring a Summer Associate 2023. Tempe, AZ. This is a 40 hour/week in-office position with remote work flexibility, as needed and approved upon hire. Applicants must have completed 1L or 2L year by Summer 2023. Excellent research abilities. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Indian law coursework and work experience is preferred but not required. Closing Date: February 10, 2023.

Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Rothstein attorneys Adriana Orman and Wouter Zwart and New Mexico Environmental Law Center attorney Mia Montoya Hammersley authored the article “Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools, Critical Race Theory, Discriminatory Policies, and Remedies for Students,” published in the July/August 2022 issue...

Welcome Kendra Moore - Summer Associate

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Jul 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Kendra is a rising 3L at the University of Oklahoma Law School, where she is getting her certificate in Indian law. A native Nebraskan, she received her BA in Education and MA in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney before moving to Flagstaff, Arizona to attend Northern Arizona Univ...

Welcome Yoselin Martin - Summer Associate

Posted by Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols | Jun 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Yoselin is a rising third-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Yoselin is originally from Denver, Colorado. She visited New Mexico once, and that is all it took to know this was to be her home and where she would attend law school. At UNMSOL, she serves as the Vice Presiden...


Posted by Unknown | Dec 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

DWIs and Expungement A frequently asked expungement question is “Can I expunge my DWI conviction?” The answer, as it so often is in the law, is: “It depends.” The New Mexico Criminal Records Expungement Act is divided up into different sections, including Convictions and Non-Convictions. All “no...

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