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.
Register Now! Annual Indian Law CLE
Join seasoned practitioners for the Indian Law Section’s annual CLE. We will cover some of the most important developments and pressing issues affecting tribes in Washington and beyond.
Presented by the Indian Law Section and Stokes Lawrence.
Webinar: 8 a.m.–1 p.m. PST June 16 and 8 a.m.–1 p.m. PST June 17, 2022
$245 - Indian Law Section Members
$275 - Standard/Non-Section Members
Shape Your Section for the Future: Apply Today to Become a Section Leader
Applications open on March 14, 2022, and close at 5 p.m. April 15, 2022.
The following section executive committee positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2022.
- Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
- Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
- At-Large Member (three positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
To learn more about roles and expectations for serving on the section executive committee, review this volunteer position description, which provides a general overview of section executive committee positions—these may differ for each section.
Applicants must be a current section member and should be eligible to vote in accordance with the section’s bylaws.
Go to the myWSBA portal to complete the online application for open executive committee positions. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a resume and statement of interest with your application. These documents 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.
Note: If you are applying for more than one position on this or multiple sections’ committees, you must complete and submit all applications at the same time, as you will not be allowed back into the portal at a later time. Please make sure you are completing the applications within the application window for all of the relevant sections.
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.
All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email in June 2022. Visit this webpage in early June for election updates and voting instructions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Danielle Bargala (2021-2022)
Chair-Elect: Bree Black Horse (2021-2022)
Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda George (2021-2022)
Immediate Past Chair: Maryanne Mohan (2021-2022)
Newsletter Editor*: Jeremy Wood
Young Lawyer Liaison: Vacant
Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell (2021-2022)
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 email@example.com. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Danielle Bargala.