Best Practices for Defending Tribal Membership Cases: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Tribal Membership Enrollment Issues (Inside the Minds)\

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Best Practices for Defending Tribal Membership Cases provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on the critical importance of tribal membership to both the individual member and to the tribe. Featuring partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, this book describes the inherent value that comes with the unique knowledge, talent, efforts, and potential leadership each member contributes to the tribe's future and explains why membership means much more than mere citizenship. These experts guide the ...

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Overview

Best Practices for Defending Tribal Membership Cases provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on the critical importance of tribal membership to both the individual member and to the tribe. Featuring partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, this book describes the inherent value that comes with the unique knowledge, talent, efforts, and potential leadership each member contributes to the tribe's future and explains why membership means much more than mere citizenship. These experts guide the reader through the intricacies of tribes' blood quantum requirements and, depending on the tribes' own traditions, the often contentious nature of disenrollment litigation in tribal courts. Finally, these leaders reveal their strategies for breaking through tribal bureaucracy and the importance of maintaining contact with tribal leaders as they represent the interests of their Native American clients whose membership has been called into question. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this evolving field.

Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.

Chapters Include:
1. Keith C. Smith, Smith Shellenberger & Salazar LLC - "Tribal Membership: Its Role and Application"
2. John E. Jacobson, Jacobson Magnuson Anderson Hogen & Halloran PC - "Tribal Government Structures and Powers, the Rights of Tribal Members, and Tribal Enrollment and Disenrollment"
3. James D. Diamond, Cacace Tusch & Santagata - "Who Controls Tribal Membership? The Legal Background of Disenrollment and Tribal Membership Litigation"
4. Craig J. Dorsay, Dorsay & Easton LLP - "Blood Quantum Issues and other Challenges for Tribal Attorneys and Their Clients"
5. Oscar Yale Lewis III, Law Offices, O. Yale Lewis III - "The Shifting Sands of American Indian Policy"

Appendices include:
Appendix A: Charts - United States and Washington State Indian Population Data
Appendix B: Table of Authorities
Appendix C: United States Supreme Court—Case Summaries Chart

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314290847
  • Publisher: Thomson Reuters Westlaw; Aspatore
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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