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ICWA Benchguide 2012

         

California Judges Benchguide: Indian Child Welfare Act (2012 edition) now available.

Note: Due to the length of the publication's sections, each section can be separately viewed, downloaded and printed.

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Introduction

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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