CILS is pleased to announce its recent hire of Tamara Honrado, who will join the CILS team as a Staff Attorney working in the Eureka office. Honrado will provide legal assistance to tribes and Indian organizations in the Eureka service territory.

“I was attracted by CILS’ mission to protect and advance Indian rights,” Honrado said. “I believe in Tribal Sovereignty and governance as well as promotion of the Indian Child Welfare Act.  CILS is a strong advocate for all of these issues.”

As an enrolled member of Six Nations Mohawk in Canada, she is passionate about tribal rights and Federal Indian Law, and is excited to put her passion to work with CILS.  In 2015, she graduated from Southwestern Law School’s accelerated two year program.  During law school, she externed at the Children’s Court in Monterey Park and assisted with updating ICWA related educational materials for court members.  In addition, she was selected as an advocate for the Trial Advocacy Honors program and competed with other law schools representing both plaintiff and defense in civil actions.  After graduation, she earned a certificate in Contemporary Native Nations from UCLA and was a fellow with the American Board of Trial Attorneys.