Updated: May 13, 2022

Indian Law Section

The Indian Law Section provides a forum for practitioners representing clients affected by Indian law. Federal, tribal, and state laws; executive and administrative actions; and court decisions produce a complex and rapidly evolving array of law that affects legal services. The Section schedules CLE programs on subjects that provide information to practitioners representing clients affected by Indian law. Section members also receive a newsletter highlighting recent developments in Indian law.

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Register Now! Annual Indian Law CLE

Join seasoned practitioners for the Indian Law Section’s annual CLE. We will cover some of the most important developments and pressing issues affecting tribes in Washington and beyond.

Presented by the Indian Law Section and Stokes Lawrence.

Webinar: 8 a.m.–1 p.m. PST June 16 and 8 a.m.–1 p.m. PST June 17, 2022

Tuition:
$245 - Indian Law Section Members
$275 - Standard/Non-Section Members

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Shape Your Section for the Future: Apply Today to Become a Section Leader

Applications open on March 14, 2022, and close at 5 p.m. April 15, 2022.

The following section executive committee positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2022.

  • Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
  • At-Large Member (three positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

To learn more about roles and expectations for serving on the section executive committee, review this volunteer position description, which provides a general overview of section executive committee positions—these may differ for each section.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a current section member and should be eligible to vote in accordance with the section’s bylaws.

Application Process

Go to the myWSBA portal to complete the online application for open executive committee positions. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a resume and statement of interest with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (pdf format only). Please be advised that application materials may be posted on this website for public viewing.

Note: If you are applying for more than one position on this or multiple sections’ committees, you must complete and submit all applications at the same time, as you will not be allowed back into the portal at a later time. Please make sure you are completing the applications within the application window for all of the relevant sections.

Nomination Process

The Chair shall annually appoint a nominating committee of not less than three (3) members of the Section not members of the executive committee, which committee shall make and report nominations to the executive committee for the offices of Chair-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and At-Large members of the Executive Committee to succeed those whose terms will expire that year, and to fill vacancies then existing for unexpired terms. The executive committee will approve a list of nominees for each open position.

Alternate Nomination Process

All eligible applicants/nominees will be placed on ballot as candidates, even if not recommended by the section’s nominating committee.

Elections Process

All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email in June 2022. Visit this webpage in early June for election updates and voting instructions.

Questions? 
For more information about the Section, its executive committee roles, and elections process, please review the Section’s bylaws. You may also contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.


Newsletter

Spring 2020  │  Spring 2019  │  Summer 2018  │  Spring 2017

If you are interested in submitting an article or items for "Indian Lawyers in the News" for the Indian Law Newsletter, please contact Jeremy Wood at jfwood@littler.com.

Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email sections@wsba.org.


Executive Committee

Chair: Danielle Bargala (2021-2022)

Chair-Elect:  Bree Black Horse (2021-2022)

Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda George (2021-2022)

Immediate Past ChairMaryanne Mohan (2021-2022)

Newsletter Editor*Jeremy Wood

Young Lawyer LiaisonVacant

Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell (2021-2022) 

At-Large Members
Andrew Pollom (2019-2022)
Stephanie Tsosie (2019-2022)
Jessica Roberts (2021-2022)
Mary Neil (2020-2023)
Cheyenne Sanders (2020-2023)
Thomas Schlosser (2020-2023)
Derek Red Arrow Frank (2021-2024)
Daniel Rey-Bear (2021-2024)
Ethan Jones (2021-2024) 

*Nonvoting member

Please contact committee member for specific details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.


Join Our List Serve

To join the Section list serve and for general Section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Danielle Bargala.