Entries by Mark Vezzola

Happy Pride From California Indian Legal Services!

By Mark Vezzola, CILS Escondido office Directing Attorney CILS wishes everyone a happy and safe Pride month! The month-long collection of events, flag-waving, and parade floats is meant to celebrate and honor who we are and show support for our clients, friends, staff, and allies who do not identify with traditional ideas of gender or […]

Community Education

By Mark Vezzola, CILS Escondido office Directing Attorney This blog entry is devoted to a concept rather than a specific issue. California Indian Legal Services has made community education a priority since its creation in 1967. In addition to representing and advocating on behalf of Native American individuals, tribes, and organizations, CILS is committed to […]

TRIBAL ALERT: Sovereign Immunity Ruling Against Mohegan – U.S. Supreme Court

On April 25, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled tribal sovereign immunity does not protect William Clarke, a limousine driver employed by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, and remanded the case for further proceedings. While transporting patron from the Mohegan gaming facility, on a Connecticut interstate, Clarke was involved in a car accident with […]