“I am a citizen of the Bishop Paiute Tribe and from the Payahuunadu (Owens Valley). I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to work as a CILS fellow. I know CILS will provide me with a broad variety of cases which will help me develop the skills needed as a future attorney advocating for tribal rights. Finally, I hope to give back to my community and serve as a role model to local Native youth while I’m a CILS fellow,” said Anna Hohag about her fellowship.

August 28, 2017: Anna Hohag will start a one-year Legal Fellowship in September at our CILS Bishop office. The California Bar Foundation awarded CILS a Public Interest Legal Fellowship Grant which made it possible for Anna to join the CILS team. Anna will focus on Tribal Court development which includes providing training for tribes in the local area on how to establish a  Justice System. She will also help provide legal education, consultation, and advocacy to tribes and Native American individuals, work to protect tribal sovereignty and the rights of tribes, and the civil rights of Native American individuals.

Anna Hohag is a recent Arizona law school graduate and a member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe. We are honored to have her joining our Bishop office.