Office of Legal Counsel

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lapwai       208-843-7355 PHONE      208-843-7377 FAX

VISION

To provide exemplary legal services to preserve and advance Nez Perce culture and sovereignty.

 

GOALS

Together we seek to:  protect treaty rights now and forever; advance the Nez Perce Tribe's mission; proactively assess issues affecting tribal sovereignty; promote the Nez Perce Tribe's image; and maintain and improve the quality of the office.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The Office of Legal Counsel is responsible for representing the Nez Perce Tribe in all legal matters.  The office provides representation in all lawsuits and administrative proceedings, provides advice and input on daily issues, reviews and drafts contracts, coordinates and monitors legislative matters, reviews and advises on revisions to the Code, handles media relations, and reviews key documents.

 

STAFF

  • Julie Kane, Managing Attorney

  • David Cummings, Staff Attorney

  • Daniel Watts, Staff Attorney

  • Michael A. Lopez, Staff Attorney

  • Darren Williams, Staff Attorney

  • Marlene Trumbo, Legal Assistant

  • Anjee Toothaker, Legal Assistant

  • Lori F. Picard, Legal Secretary

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Legal

  • Legislative

  • Code Drafting/Review

  • Media

  • Policy Review/Development

 

 

 



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