Entries by Nicole Scott

TRIBAL ALERT: The Indian Child Welfare Act Stands, Thank You Tribes

CILS wants to thank all 72 California tribes and 11 Indian organizations who signed on to the amicus curiae brief in the Brackeen v. Bernhardt (formerly Brackeen v. Zinke) case, which was challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The case has been pending before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for over five months. Finally, on […]

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Escondido Directing Attorney Mark Vezzola Speaks at the California Kaleidoscope Event

On July 27, 2019, Escondido Directing Attorney Mark Vezzola spoke at a day-long event in Los Angeles called “California Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Intersectionality of Diverse Groups,” hosted by the Iranian American Lawyer’s Association in association with the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. Mark, along with Vida Castaneda, Senior Analyst at the Center […]

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CILS Hosts Summer Law Clerk DaNikka Huss

This summer the Escondido Office was fortunate to host DaNikka Huss, a second-year law student at the James E. Rogers School of Law at the University of Arizona, as a law clerk. “DaNikka came to CILS with more federal Indian and tribal law knowledge than most law clerks. She previously worked for her tribe, the […]

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CILS is Pleased to Announce the Recent Hire of Michael Godbe

Michael Godbe joins CILS as a Staff Attorney in the Bishop office. Michael will assist the tribes, Indian organizations, and native populations in Inyo, Mono, Tuolumne, Kern, and Alpine Counties. Michael will also provide legal services to low-income and senior individuals through two programs unique to CILS’ Bishop office: the Eastern Sierra Legal Assistance Project and the […]

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