|Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe opens the conference.|
|L to r: Diane Casto and Dr. Marny Rivera.|
Dr. Rivera and Ms. Casto presented "Research, Evaluation, and Related Efforts," and focused on:
- existing research on underage drinking in Alaska
- the value of researching minor consuming enforcement and response
- related efforts in Alaska and nationwide
- reducing underage drinking in Alaska
Dr. Ryan Fortson, Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, also prepared materials on "Tribal Courts and Minor Consuming Alcohol Cases: Researching Recidivism and Responsiveness."
|(2nd from right) Tribal Judge Ellen Sovalik, |
Native Village of Barrow, discusses how cases are
handled in tribal court.
Judge Eric Smith, 3rd Judicial District Superior Court, is the chair of the Minor Consuming Alcohol Subcommittee.
|Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger (standing) moderates a panel discussing how different|
tribal courts handle MCAs.
|Superior Court Judge Eric Smith moderated two of the sessions.|
|Some of the conference participants.|