Updated: March 25, 2021

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

Application Deadline is April 16, 2021

The following section executive committee positions are open for applications.  

  • Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Chair-elect: partial-year position beginning July 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • At-Large Member: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • At-Large Member (three positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

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

Application Process: Click here to complete the online application for open executive committee positions. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a statement of interest with your application. This document 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.

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. A section member may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else during a meeting (remote meetings allowed for COVID-19 compliance) within the nomination timeline. The Nominating Committee will inform the nominee of consideration.

Elections Process: All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email in June 2021. 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

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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

ChairMaryanne Mohan

Chair-ElectDanielle Bargala interim

Secretary/TreasurerBree Black Horse 

Immediate Past ChairAnn Tweedy

Newsletter EditorJeremy Wood*

Young Lawyer LiaisonVacant

Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell

At-Large Members
Amy Lettig (2018-2021)
Daniel Rey-Bear (2018-2021)
Jennifer Yogi (2018-2021)
Andrew Pollom (2019-2022)
Stephanie Tsosie (2019-2022)
Jessica Roberts interim (2019-2022)
Mary Neil (2020-2023)
Cheyenne Sanders (2020-2023)
Thomas Schlosser (2020-2023)

*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 Maryanne Mohan.