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Hobbs Straus attorneys negotiated the first tribal ferry construction project under the Self-Governance provisions of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

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Indian Reservation Roads and Tribal Transportation Programs: Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

Attorney Biography - Stephen V. Quesenberry

Partner
Tel: 510.280.5135
Fax: 510.849.0749
Email: squesenberry@hobbsstraus.com

Law Enforcement

  • Provide counsel to tribes on the extent of tribal jurisdiction over on-reservation law enforcement activities, their right to enter into self-determination and self-governance agreements to manage tribal police departments and tribal courts.
  • Advise tribes on obtaining financial support for staffing and for construction and repair of law enforcement facilities.
  • Advise on legal issues which may arise in connection with tribal administration of law enforcement programs.

Tribal TANF & Child Welfare

  • Provide counsel and assistance to tribes and tribal organizations to preserve and exercise their sovereign authority to protect their children and families under programs including:

Transportation

  • Provide counsel to tribal governments on transportation issues to enhance self-government capacity, improve infrastructure for economic development and provide for safe reliable transportation for Indian communities.
  • Advocate on behalf of tribes for Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program rulemaking and draft comments on proposed IRR rules.
  • Participate in National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) workgroup and lawyer-lobbyist team to advocate greater authority for tribal government

Tribal Courts

  • Advise and assist tribes on establishing and improving tribal court systems.
  • Draft and revise tribal court codes.
  • Assist tribes in developing jurisdictional scope for tribal courts.
  • Draft rules of procedure and evidence for tribal courts.
  • Provide representation for enforcement of tribal court judgments in non-Indian courts.

Education

  • Provide counsel to tribes and school boards on tribally-operated elementary and secondary schools funded by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
  • Advise tribes on laws related to BIA-funded schools, including:
    • P.L.

Programs & Services

High quality programs in healthcare, education, child welfare, law enforcement and legal services are vital to the advancement and personal well-being of Indian and Alaska Native people.

Attorney Biography - F. Michael Willis

Partner
Tel: 202.822.8282
Fax: 202.296.8834
Email: mwillis@hobbsstraus.com
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