Indian and Tribal Law Resources

Uniting legal expertise and indigenous traditions for a stronger tomorrow

The goals of this committee include:

  • Provide education on Federal Indian law and Tribal Law issues and impacts on California lawyers who are not already practicing in this area. 
  • Build bridges and facilitate networking between current Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law practitioners and other attorneys whose work may cross-over into each other’s areas of expertise    
  • Support law students and newer attorneys who are tribal members and/or who have an interest in Indian and Tribal Law achieve access to careers in Federal Indian law and Tribal law.

What’s going on?

This committee is developing a webinar series to provide a 101-level introduction on various Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law issues.  Topics, dates, and speakers will be announced soon!  The committee’s goal is to use funds raised through the webinar series to fund a law student fellowship opportunity for tribal members or indigenous students, modeled after student fellowships organized by CLA Sections, in the Summer of 2024.

The Indian and Tribal Law Committee would like to congratulate and recognize Mary Smith, the first Native American woman to serve as president of the American Bar Association!  We appreciate Ms. Smith meeting with members of CLA in Los Angeles on February 10, 2023.

Indian and Tribal Law Committee with Mary Smith
Indian and Tribal Law Committee with Mary Smith

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