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7th Annual Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice: Co-existence of Tradition & Modernity: The Native American's Experience

The concept of marriage and the ceremony for Native Americans can vary based on particular tribal beliefs and practices. There also may be different requirements when filing divorce in tribal court, which would vary from tribe to tribe, yet there are no specific pleading or discovery rules regarding Native American spouses in state family law cases.

 

1.25 Hours MCLE Credit, including Family Law Specialization and Elimination of Bias

The number of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the U.S. is growing faster than the U.S. population. In the past 20 years it has doubled, from 3.8 million in 2008 (1.01 percent of the population), to 5.2 million in 2013 (2%), to nearly 7 million now. It is projected to reach 11.2 million in 2060. California has the largest percentage of Native Americans and nearly 55,000 live in Los Angeles. The concept of marriage and the ceremony for Native Americans can vary based on particular tribal beliefs and practices. There also may be different requirements when filing divorce in tribal court, which would vary from tribe to tribe, yet there are no specific pleading or discovery rules regarding Native American spouses in state family law cases.

On Demand 190722-191

Recorded July 27, 2019.

The number of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the U.S. is growing faster than the U.S. population. In the past 20 years it has doubled, from 3.8 million in 2008 (1.01 percent of the population), to 5.2 million in 2013 (2%), to nearly 7 million now. It is projected to reach 11.2 million in 2060. California has the largest percentage of Native Americans and nearly 55,000 live in Los Angeles. The concept of marriage and the ceremony for Native Americans can vary based on particular tribal beliefs and practices. There also may be different requirements when filing divorce in tribal court, which would vary from tribe to tribe, yet there are no specific pleading or discovery rules regarding Native American spouses in state family law cases.

Hon. Amy M. Pellman, Judge LASC

Vida Castaneda, Senior Analyst, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council of California

Mark A. Vezzola, Esq., Directing Attorney, California Indian Legal Services

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
By Year 2019
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
By Month July
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
By Year 2019
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
By Month July