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“Tribal Jurisdiction” – MCLE credit activity

December 9 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

The East County San Diego Bar Association presents:

Tribal Jurisdiction

San Diego County is home to more sovereign Tribal nations than any other U.S. county. But whose laws govern those living and working on or passing through Tribal lands? Is it state, federal, or tribes’ laws, or a combination of all three? Tribal jurisdiction is constantly evolving, as seen in two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Join us for a fascinating one-hour MCLE on recent developments in the field of federal Indian law, with a particular focus on Tribal jurisdiction.

Our presenter, Mark Vezzola, is a Directing Attorney with California Indian Legal Services. He is currently the Chief Judge of the Pala Tribal Court and the Chemehuevi Tribal Court. He taught American Indian Studies and Native American history as an adjunct professor at local colleges and updated the Indian Child Welfare Act chapter of the 2017-2022 editions of CEB’s California Juvenile Dependency Practice.

Attorneys practicing in San Diego County will likely encounter Tribal jurisdiction issues at some point in their careers. Mr. Vezzola will help attendees better understand and be prepared to address these jurisdictional issues when they arise.

The East County San Diego Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for 1.0-hour general MCLE credit. MCLE credit for this activity is available only to ECSDBA members. Questions? Please contact event coordinator listed below.


December 9
12:00 am - 1:00 pm


via ZOOM (online)
CA United States


Steve Banks