Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic
As part of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic partners with the Tulalip, Squaxin Island, Port Gamble S’Klallam and Puyallup Tribes to serve as their public defender on these reservations. Generally, tribal members do not have a right to counsel in tribal criminal proceedings, and the Tulalip Tribes sought an innovative way to address this need, resulting in the clinic formation in July 2002. The bulk of the student work is at the Tulalip Tribes where the Clinic has handled over 800 cases.
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