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Eric Abeita is Awarded Procopio's Native American Practice Group Internship

San Diego, CA – Procopio welcomes Eric Abeita, from Isleta Pueblo, as an intern in the Native American practice group. He is a second year law student at the University of New Mexico School of Law and worked in various sales and marketing positions within Indian Country . He previously interned with Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Mielke & Brownell LLP where he gained experience in Native American law.

“Due to his upbringing and experience in the Native American Gaming Industry, Eric has had a passion for the field, which ultimately led him to pursue the practice of Native American law,” said Ted Griswold, Procopio partner and Native American group practice group leader. “We are excited to assist him in furthering his career and deepening his knowledge this summer as he works closely with our practice group.”

Eric is working on legal issues specific to the Native American practice group. During his time at Procopio, he will work with tribal governments, businesses and inter-tribal entities, as well as gain experience in a full-service business law firm.

Procopio's Native American practice group extends the firm’s tradition of giving back to the community it serves through its summer internship program for Native American law students or law students interested in Native American law. The firm started this program in 2011 and has now welcomed seven interns since its inception. Notably, Jaclyn Simi, an intern from 2012 and a citizen of the Seminole Nation, became a full-time associate with the firm, and Stephanie Conduff, an intern from the program from 2013 and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, still works with Procopio as she finishes law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

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