Monday, May 24, 2010

Tribal Court/State Court Coalition

4/1 Justice Richard Huffman (left) and Judge Richard C. Blake, Chief Judge of the Hoopa Tribal Court and Presiding Judge of the Smith River Rancheria Tribal Court (right), will cochair a TribalCourt/State Court coalition, announced the Chief Justice.

The Coalition will "develop measures to improve the working relationship between California’s tribal and state courts and to focus on areas of mutual concern," such as jurisdictional issues, enforcement of judgments, and "access to justice in Indian country."