Entries by Nicole Scott

Public Law 280 Conference

A one-day conference on Public Law 280 and working solutions between tribes and local/state partners.   Local government leaders, law enforcement, and tribal representatives in the Northern CA region are invited to attend. This conference will provide valuable information on Public Law 280, as well as, the operation of tribal justice systems, and cooperative relationships […]

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Will Writing After AIPRA: An Overview

American Indian Probate Reform Act governs the passage of Trust or Restricted lands, procured under federal authority and through a Treaty based allocation system. Like Mark Vezzola points out, navigation through the legal system is problematic when “[f]inding a lawyer to explain one’s trust land interests and draft the Will can be a challenge.” (#justicematters) […]

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CILS Receives the California Bar Foundation Public Interest Legal Fellowship Grant

Escondido, CA – October 26, 2016: CILS is pleased to announce a Public Interest Legal Fellowship Grant from the California Bar Foundation, in support of our Tribal Court development program in our Bishop Office. This program provides training for tribes in the Bishop service area. The California Bar Foundation Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program funds […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Support Tribal Access to National Crime Databases

IMPORTANT NOTICE— the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) is expanding the Tribal Access Program (TAP), which allows qualified tribes to access national crime databases for both criminal and civil purposes.  The TAP program is being implemented in phases with the current phase open to tribes who authorize the enforcement of tribal criminal law or who […]

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Tribal Identification Cards to be Accepted by California Notaries Public

September 22, 2016: CILS is happy to report that 2017 will usher in a much-needed change to California’s notary laws regarding the acceptance of tribal identification cards. The Honorable California Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Garden), in cooperation with CILS, sponsored Senate Bill 997 which allows California notaries public to accept tribal identification cards from federally […]

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