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.
Chairperson: Margo Hill
Chairperson-Elect: Christine Mellick
Secretary-Treasurer: Jessica Pakootas
CLE Chairperson: Julie Repp & Dan Rey-Bear
EXEC. CMTE: Above 5 officers + last retiring Chairperson
Term of Office: 1 year, annual meeting to annual meeting
BOT Liaison: TBA
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 Schedule: Monthly
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.

See the links below for the Scholarship Application Form.

Form in Word format | Form in PDF format

Contact info: www.spokanebar.org/Sections/.