United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and newly-appointed US Attorney for Arizona Diane J. Humetewa recently visited Window Rock, Ariz., to meet with a delegation of Navajo Nation officials and DNA-People’s Legal Services Executive Director Levon Henry.
Zackeree Kelin discussed what DNA People’s Services provides to the community of Window Rock and the reservation communities.
“It was an opportunity to educate the US Attorney General on the Navajo judicial system and the role of legal services in the Navajo courts,” said Henry.
Zackeree Kelin, managing attorney in DNA’s Fort Defiance office, talked about the services DNA provides to the reservation communities, explaining the program’s substantial work in the domestic relations area, housing law, and the unique consumer law issues facing their clients.
“Our attorneys work in the three jurisdictions-tribal, state, and federal-to fight for the rights of our clients and all three jurisdictions respond to our client’s needs,” said Kelin. He added, “We work with our clients using traditional peacemaking methods, which seek to resolve issues out of court.”
The Attorney General expressed his appreciation for the information, commenting specifically on peacemaking services, saying, “peacemaking is important and we could all learn from it.”
Zackeree Kelin now handles cases in Albuquerque and throughout the entire state of New Mexico where he is a partner at the Davis Kelin Law Firm.
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