(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 27, 2009) The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) 2009 Winter Meeting will be held in Phoenix next week. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will be joined by Attorneys General from across the country for the three-day conference that will run Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 1-3, at the Arizona Biltmore.
The conference will cover a range of high-priority topics, including law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border and actions taken in various states to stop mortgage fraud. In addition, officials representing more than two dozen American Indian tribal communities across the Southwest will join the Attorneys General on Wednesday for discussions on state-tribal law enforcement collaboration.
Guest speakers and panelists at the conference will include U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk; Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch and Justices Andrew Hurwitz and W. Scott Bales; Paul Berman, Dean of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; and the Honorable David Ogden, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice.
This event is closed to the press and the public. Media availabilities, however, will be scheduled after the meetings conclude at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. on Thursday. Advisories with more information about those two sessions will be sent out the day before each one.