Entries by Nicole Scott

California Supreme Court Limits Forfeiture Doctrine in ICWA Cases

In only its third opinion on the Indian Child Welfare Act, the California Supreme Court issued its In re Isaiah W. ruling regarding a parent’s forfeiture of the right to appeal ICWA violations. Isaiah W. involved a mother’s tardy appeal of the Act’s notice and inquiry provisions. The mother, Ashlee R., failed to appeal ICWA’s […]

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CILS Presents “Keeping Native Families Safe – DV and ICWA Resources” Training

CILS in conjunction with Indian Health Council is presenting a training entitled Keeping Native Families Safe – DV and ICWA Resources. This training course will provide an overview of the overlap between the domestic violence and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) dependency worlds, which frequently collide. Tribal leaders, tribal and county social workers, tribal ICWA workers, domestic violence […]

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CILS Releases New ICWA Webinar Series

CILS has just released a new ICWA Webinar Series designed to provide tribal ICWA social advocates with training resources and expertise. This project was sponsored by a grant from the State of California’s Health and Human Services Agency.   The ICWA Webinar Series will expand the skills of tribal ICWA advocates. The substantive knowledge and […]

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CILS Promotes and Adds New Attorneys and Staff

Several personnel changes have occurred in our Sacramento and Eureka offices. Jedd Parr, Eureka Staff Attorney, has been promoted to Sacramento Directing Attorney. CILS welcomes James Flower, new Eureka Staff Attorney. James has been practicing law for more than 30 years. CILS welcomes Blake Atkerson, new Sacramento Staff Attorney. Blake is a former law clerk in the Sacramento […]

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CILS Welcomes California Bar Foundation Fellow, Laura Neacato, to Bishop Office

Growing up in Southern California, Laura Neacato received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Throughout her undergraduate career, she focused on providing education and resources to underserved communities in both Africa and the United States. As a recent law school graduate of the University of San Francisco, Laura’s work focused […]

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