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Indian Law Section

Each Spring, the Indian Law Section of the Idaho State Bar has participated in the UI College of Law Tri-State Tribal conference.  A newsletter is emailed to members keeping them current on the work of the Idaho Section, as well as practice area activities throughout the Northwest. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the first Friday of the month via telephone conference call.

Legal Resources

2008 Caselaw Update .PDF

The Indian Law Section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the first Friday of the month via telephone conference call. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

Next Meeting: Agenda TBD | Materials TBD

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance, via email to Dayna Ferrero. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.


May 1, 2015
June 5, 2015
July 10, 2015 (moved from July 3, 2015)
August 7, 2015
September 4, 2015
October 2, 2015
November 6, 2015
December 4, 2015
January 1, 2016 - Canceled for New Year Holiday
February 5, 2016
March 4, 2016
April 1, 2016 - Canceled
May 6, 2016
June 3, 2016
July 1, 2016 - Canceled
August 5, 2016 - Canceled
September 2, 2016
October 7, 2016
November 4, 2016
December 2, 2016
January 5, 2018 - Materials
November 2, 2018 - Materials | Additional Materials
January 4, 2019 - Materials
February 1, 2019 - Materials
March 8, 2019 - Materials

If you are interested in joining the Indian Law Section, complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:

2019 Standard Membership Dues:  $25
Tribal Court Advocates: $10
Law Students:  $10

To view the section's by-laws, select: Indian Law Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Council Members

Jason M. Brown
May, Rammell & Wells, Chtd.
PO Box 370
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: (208) 233-0132
Fax: (208) 234-2961

Christine M. Mellick
Coeur d'Alene Tribe Civil Attorney's Office
PO Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851
Phone: (208) 686-2030
Fax: (208) 686-2047

Peter J. Smith IV
Smith & Malek, PLLC
601 E. Front Avenue, Ste. 304
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 215-2411
Fax: (208) 215-2416

Dylan R. Hedden-Nicely
University of Idaho College of Law
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-0860
Phone: (208) 885-0860

Helaman "Helo" S. Hancock
Marimn Health
PO Box 388
Plummer, ID 83851
Phone: (208) 686-1931
Fax: (208) 686-0242

Natalie Camacho Mendoza
Camacho Mendoza Law
PO Box 190438
Boise, ID 83719
Phone: (208) 342-2960
Fax: (208) 629-0177

Dennis S. Voorhees
Canyon River Law LLP
PO Box Z
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0090
Phone: (208) 736-6000
Fax: (208) 736-6001


The Indian Law Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this web site as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in the field of Indian law.  Our goal is to provide information, education and networking in this complex and wide ranging area of the law. 

While we strive to be accurate and timely, and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.  The content of this site does not represent an endorsement of any particular service or entity linked to this page or the content contained therein.