Washoe Tribe General Counsel Little Fawn Boland presents Perspectives on Federal Indian Law, May 10 for the Douglas County Bar Association's luncheon at Two Guys From Italy in Gardnerville. Lunch, including tax and tip, is $15. The program is oriented to lawyers but the general public is invited. Registration is at 11:30 a.m.
Boland will present an overview of Indian law, tribal sovereignty and tribal self-determination and discuss tribal governments and their relationships with the federal government. She will also share insights on criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country.
As general counsel, Boland provides legal counsel to the Washoe Tribal Government, councils, departments and boards. She is also advocate for the tribe's interests and trust assets and negotiates intergovernmental agreements and drafts tribal codes.
A UC California graduate of the Hastings College of Law, she is experienced in multiple fields of law, including transactional law, federal Indian law, and tribal administrative law. She was a moot court champion and ranked second in the world at the 2004 Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
The Douglas County Bar Association is an association of county lawyers and judges whose purpose is the betterment of the legal profession and the administration of justice. The association builds respect, esteem and good fellowship among members of the Bar of Douglas County and provides and promotes legal education of the legal community and the public.