NABA-DC hosts programs and events each year to benefit its members as well as the wider Indian law and policy community of DC. The Intern Lunch Committee and Mentorship Committee together organize the Summer Intern Program. The NABA-DC Community Outreach Committee organizes events around specific subject matter issues within Indian law and policy. The Social Committee hosts a summer picnic, holiday party, happy hours, community dinners, and other social events. The Bar Liaison organizes an annual United States Supreme Court swearing in event for NABA-DC members and identifies opportunities for NABA-DC to collaborate with other volunteer bar associations. These programs and events keep the NABA-DC community busy throughout the year.
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The NABA-DC Governing Board’s Social Committee plans events throughout the year designed to give NABA-DC members and others within the DC Indian law and policy field opportunities to spend time together. It hosts regular happy hours, including a happy hour following the Federal Bar Association’s DC Indian Law Conference each year. It also hosts an annual potluck picnic at the end of the summer to bid the DC interns farewell and to give the DC Indian law and policy community members and their families a chance to visit. The Committee also plans outings, such as trips to see Washington Nationals baseball games, as well as community dinners.
The NABA-DC Governing Board’s NABA-DC Community Outreach Committee plans events around specific subject matter areas relevant to Indian law and policy. Each year, it hosts lunches for its members around specific topics where speakers present and then engage in dialogue with participants. When Indian law cases go before the United States Supreme Court, the Committee often plans a lunch following oral arguments at which attorneys and tribal leaders who participated in the case are invited to speak. The Committee also organizes tours, such as of the National Museum of the American Indian’s Archives. These events give the NABA-DC community a chance to stay plugged into relevant issues and to learn from experts in the field.