On May 3, 2016, the California Supreme Court held argument on two Indian Child Welfare Act Cases—only the third and fourth times that the high court has accepted an ICWA case since 1991. California Indian Legal Services has participated in all four cases: Slone v. Inyo County (1991); In re W.B. (2012), and filed amicus […]
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Program Description: California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is a statewide, tribally controlled, non-profit corporation that provides legal services to Indian tribes, Indian organizations and low income individual Indians on issues involving Federal Indian Law. CILS provides a variety of legal services including brief counsel and advice and extended representation on core legal issues affecting Native […]
Law360, New York (March 31, 2016, 9:58 PM ET) — The Bishop Paiute Tribe hit back at a California county’s arguments to dismiss its appeal of the prosecution of one of its police officers, telling the Ninth Circuit Wednesday that county officials have simply parroted a district court’s incorrect ruling in the case without offering […]
Escondido, CA – March 22, 2016: California has the largest Native American population in the country, with over 100 sovereign Indian Nations within its borders. With over twenty active Tribal Courts, California is the home to numerous innovative Tribal Court systems that seek to provide transparent, efficient and effective justice to tribal members throughout the […]