Tribal Reentry Advocacy: Best Practices for Reentry Legal Advocacy in Rural Tribal Communities

In response to high rates of incarceration and criminalization among Native people, Root & Rebound, a reentry legal advocacy center, has partnered with various tribal communities, including Yurok Tribal Court, to establish free mobile legal clinics in tribal community settings. This program will give an instructional framework for providing effective, holistic reentry legal services to people in tribal communities. Topics addressed will include: best practices for establishing new mobile legal clinics, strategies for providing legal services in a rural location, and recommendations for building trust and collaborative partnerships between tribes and legal organizations. By piloting this Project together as a legal aid organization and a tribal community and court, we hope our learnings can help others to hone the program to the needs of Native people and develop practices that can scale to the other 565 officially recognized tribes in the U.S. and more.

Presented by:
– Abby Abinanti
– Eva Delair
– Faride Perez-Aucar
– Laura Woods

General CLE Credit (1 hour)

This training is produced by the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC). LAAC produces trainings designed for civil legal aid and pro bono attorneys throughout the state, bringing the experts directly to the advocates helping low-income Californians. Technology permitting, all trainings are recorded and archived for later on-demand viewing by advocates.

This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.
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