Entries by Nicole Scott

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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Free Walk-in Legal Clinics at Indian Health Councils in San Diego County

CILS offers two free walk-in legal clinics from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Indian Health Council on the Rincon Indian Reservation and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Southern Indian Health Council in Alpine. These clinics are staffed by a Legal Advocate and Attorney who will assist with issues pertaining […]

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Save the Date for the 25th Annual Indian Child Welfare Act Conference

“Weaving Traditions to Defend, Protect & Honor Indian Children, Families, and Tribes” Celebrating 40 Years: 1978 –2018 Hosted by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Co-Sponsored by California Department of Social Services, California Tribal Families Coalition, California Indian Legal Services, and Office of Tribal Affairs. For more information  www.gratonrancheria.com Go to the website and scroll down […]

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