Honoring Our Sisters: Rethinking Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

MCLE: 1 Hour of Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit

About the Program

Please join us for a presentation on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women movement underway throughout the United States and Canada. Topics to be addressed include the bias that causes so many victims of violent crime to go unnoticed as well the socioeconomic, cultural, and legal factors that allow their killers and perpetrators to avoid conviction.

About the Speaker

Mark Vezzola is a Directing Attorney with California Indian Legal Services. His practice includes estate planning for individuals under the American Indian Probate Reform Act, Indian child welfare advocacy, advising Native organizations, tribal boards, and committees, administering tribal elections, code drafting, and defending casino tort claims. Mark currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Pala Tribal Court in Pala, California, and the Chemehuevi Tribal Court in Havasu Lake, California. Mark graduated from UMass-Amherst with a B.A. in history and from UCLA with a J.D. and M.A. in American Indian Studies. During law school, he clerked for the Hopi Appellate Court and interned at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice in Washington DC.

This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the interruptions in the Law Library’s operations  in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned our CLE programs online as webinars. These courses have been in high demand and spaces fill up quickly so, please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.

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