California Judges Benchguide: Indian Child Welfare Act (2012 edition) now available.
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Table of Contents
Section I - Scope and Use of Benchguide
Section II - Historical Context
Section III - Overview of Indian Child Welfare Act
Section IV - General Application of the Act
Section V - Jurisdiction under the ICWA
Section VI - Notice
Section VII - Intervention
Section VIII - Evidentiary Requirements
Section IX - Placement
Section X - Invalidation
Section XI - Dependency Proceedings
Section XII - Delinquency Proceedings
Section XIII - Probate Guardianship Proceedings
Section XIV - Family Law Proceedings
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Appendices Table of Contents
Appendix A: The Indian Child Welfare Act
Appendix B: BIA Guidelines
Appendix C: Senate Bill 678
Appendix D: Assembly Bill 1325
Appendix E: All County Letters and All County Information Notices
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