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Our attorneys worked on behalf of the Native Village of Barrow to establish the right of the Village to exercise exclusive jurisdiction under the Indian Child Welfare Act in Alaska.

Attorney Biography

Sarah R. Dandurand
Associate
Tel: 503.242.1745
Fax: 503.242.1072
Email: sdandurand@hobbsstraus.com

Sarah Dandurand joined the Hobbs Straus Portland office in October of 2015. Sarah is an enrolled member of the Brothertown Indian Nation (a Wisconsin-based tribe currently seeking federal recognition). Sarah’s practice focuses on housing matters, including eviction litigation, policy development, and federal procurement compliance.

Prior to joining Hobbs Straus, Sarah served as a Judicial Clerk at the Clackamas County Circuit Court in Oregon, where she reviewed filings and clerked during hundreds of criminal, civil, and domestic relations hearings. Sarah also previously clerked at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she worked on policy matters on behalf of tribal interests in the Office of Tribal Justice.

Sarah is a 2013 graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, which she represented in the Jessup International Law Moot Court for two years. Prior to law school, Sarah worked for a human rights’ organization serving Burmese indigenous groups in Thailand, and also for the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys travel, running, and dance. She also loves exploring Oregon with her husband, Dwayne, and their dog, Batman.

Professional Organizations:
Oregon State Bar, Indian Law Section
Oregon State Bar, Pro-Bono Committee (Secretary)
Northwest Indian Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Education:
Lewis & Clark Law School, 2013
Hunter College, 2007
Bar Admissions:
Oregon
Klamath
Snoqualmie


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