Troy A. Eid, an adjunct professor at both the University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Denver College of Law, recently received the 2012 Member of the Year Award from the Navajo Nation Bar Association (NNBA).
The NNBA represents judges and attorneys who practice law in the courts of the country’s largest Native American nation. Eid is a litigation shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office and co-chairs the firm’s national American Indian Law practice group.
“The Navajo Nation Bar Association is very honored and pleased to recognize Troy Eid as our 2012 Member of the Year,” said Diandra Benally, president of the NNBA. “He is an outstanding naa’taanii, (leader) within our association, who has contributed immensely to improving the practice of law on the Navajo Nation.”
Part of serving in NNBA is performing mandatory pro bono every year. Since 2009, Eid has chaired the NNBA Training Committee, which oversees the semi-annual review course for attorneys and tribal court advocates who wish to take the bar exam. He also is chairman of the National Indian Law and Order Commission. The nine-member volunteer commission advises President Obama and provides recommendations to the U.S. Congress on public safety and criminal justice issues affecting the Navajo Nation and 564 other federally recognized Native American tribes throughout the United States. Eid was appointed to the commission by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and unanimously elected chairman by its members last year.