CILS is pleased to welcome back former law clerk, now legal intern, Blake Atkerson. Blake recently graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law and sat for the July 2012 California State Bar Examination. He previously received a B.A. in Political Science at San Diego State University. While at Hastings, Blake concentrated on Health Law […]
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The 2012 Revised Edition of the CILS California Judges Benchguide – Indian Child Welfare Act is now complete. It will be debuted at the 2012 Statewide ICWA Conference at the Blue Lake Casino on June 19. CILS will have a limited number of printed versions and CD versions available at the conference. The bound guides are $45 […]
CILS Welcomes our Summer Law Clerks CILS strives to encourage and mentor tomorrow’s Indian law attorneys by providing them with opportunities to serve our vital tribal communities. This year is no exception. CILS is happy to introduce our two summer law clerks and announce that both clerks were awarded prestigious Dan Bradley Summer Fellowships through the Legal Aid Association of California […]
CILS invites you to read our Spring 2012 Newsletter: Message from the Executive Director: 45 Years of Service to California Indians CILS Board Member Spotlight: Hillary Renick CILS in the Community: The American Indian Probate Reform Act CILS in the Age of Social Media Education Matters Focus on the CILS Fiscal Group Staff Spotlight: Dorothy […]
On April 20, 2012 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the Rincon Mushroom Farm of America (RMFA) v. Mazzetti et.al. finding that the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians (Tribe) could not regulate the activities of RMFA, a non-Indian corporation who has fee lands within the Rincon Reservation. Because the Tribe was […]