Entries by Nicole Scott

CILS Presents to the California ChangeLawyers Foundation

San Francisco, CA – May 17, 2018: Executive Director, Dorothy Alther and Legal Fellow, Anna Hohag, attended the annual California Bar Foundation (CBF) Board meeting where they were invited to speak and present to the Board of Directors in San Francisco. At the meeting, it was announced that CBF would be changing their Foundation’s name […]

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Tribal Economic Development Training in San Diego

Forming a Tribal Economic Development Entity to Meet the Tribe’s Needs About Our Program CILS and the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) will be hosting a one-day training for tribes with no or little economic development on their lands.  The training will focus on how to form a tribal economic development entity that […]

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Depublication of In re R.H. by the California Supreme Court

On January 31, 2018, the Second District Court of Appeal issued a ruling which could have had a detrimental state-wide impact on the likelihood of Indian children involved in dependency cases being placed into Indian homes. (In re R.H. (2018) 2018 WL 636192.) CILS, in partnership with the California Tribal Families Coalition, recently succeeded in […]

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CILS attends ABA Section of Litigation Fundraising Training

Fundraising is always a challenge for nonprofit law organizations. That’s why it helps significantly when other legal services organizations share their successful fundraising strategies and help troubleshoot problems. In May, Mark Romero, Chairman of the CILS Board of Trustees and Nicole Scott, CILS Director of Marketing and Development attended training hosted by the American Bar […]

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Need Tribal Support of AB 3176 to Increase ICWA Compliance in California

Since its passage, ICWA has provided important rights and protections to Indian families. However, the implementation and interpretation of ICWA has been inconsistent across States; creating significant gaps in protection. As a result, the Bureau of Indian Affairs promulgated regulations to address the need for consistent interpretation and implementation of the minimum Federal standards ICWA […]

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