New Developments in the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Ongoing Adoption Case There have been major developments is the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Veronica) case since it was remanded to the South Carolina Supreme Court. On July 17, 2013 the South Carolina Court ordered the Family Law Court to proceed with the adoption of […]
Our New Executive Director Senior Staff Attorney, Dorothy Alther has been selected as the new Executive Director for California Indian Legal Services. Upon accepting the position Ms. Alther noted, I am honored to have been offered this opportunity to continue to work for CILS in a new capacity. I look forward to the challenges […]
Congratulations to one of our own! Congratulations go out to one of California’s newest attorneys – Jedd Parr. Jedd has worked for CILS since 2005 when he first volunteered in CILS’ Bishop office doing general office work. In time his responsibilities grew and he assisted many clients with intake and other direct services. While at […]
Hear the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Audio Arguments On April 16, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. An audio recording of those arguments can be heard by clicking this link.
TRIBAL ALERT FTB: RESERVATION SOURCE INCOME —- NOT SUBJECT TO TAXATION Tribal leaders please circulate to all members The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has determined that income earned by a tribal member who lives and works on his or her reservation are not subject to state income tax, regardless of the source of the income. […]
Transcript available for Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Supreme Court hearing The hearing was held April, 16th, 2013. Link to the 64-page transcript here. An audio recording of the hearing will be available by the end of the week.