To seek the participation of all interested members of the Bar, in order to benefit such members, their clients and the general public:
- By providing the opportunity for exchange of ideas in the area of Indian Law; to further the development of this area of the law; to communicate useful information pertaining to Indian Law to members of the Section and the Bar; and to improve the application of justice in this area, all in conformity with the Bylaws of the Bar.
- By initiating and implementing projects of interest to members of the Section, other members of the Bar, local Indian tribes, local communities, and local educational institutions.
- By reviewing pending and proposed legislation to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice within the Section’s area of interest.
- By undertaking such other service as may be of benefit to members of the Section and the Bar, the legal profession, and the public.
|Secretary:||Isaac Brooks Smith|
|Treasurer:||Isaac Brooks Smith|
|CLE Chairperson:||Bruce Didesch and Bob Murphy|
|EXEC. CMTE:||Above 5 officers + last retiring Chairperson|
|Term of Office:||1 year, annual meeting to annual meeting|
|Annual Meeting/Elections:||Elections during annual meeting held in conjunction w annual CLE and/or “within 30 days of March 31 of each year.” Bylaws § 3.1.|
|Report to the SCBA BOT:||Annually|
|Meeting Notice:||Written, at least 3 days in advance|
|Meeting Minutes:||Minutes maintained by ILS|
|Fiscal Year:||September 1 – August 31|
|ELECTIONS:||During annual meeting; SCBA membership required.|
|CLEs Planned:||Yes. Last Annual Indian Law Conference held late February each year.|
|Scholarship to be awarded?
Explain budget, timing, selection process and award criteria:
|Yes, dependent upon available funds and other factors; timing: awarded at annual CLE; selection process: by Executive Committee; criteria: Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Canadian First Nation membership or heritage; demonstrated interest in and dedication to goals consistent with those of the SCBA ILS; commitment to working in Indian Law in the region; financial need; academic achievement; extracurricular and community activities; and life experiences.|