Entries by Nicole Scott

Senior Staff Attorney Position Available – Eureka Office

Program Description: California Indian Legal Services 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 Americans and […]

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California Bar Foundation Fellowship Opportunity Available – Bishop Office

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 Americans […]

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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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