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Michigan Looks To Ease Rules For Lawyers In Indian Child Placement Cases

(November 3, 2016, 12:51 PM EDT) -- LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court, at the request of the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum, issued an order Nov. 2 stating that it is considering amending the Michigan Court Rules (MCR) to make it easier for out-of-state attorneys to provide representation to Native American tribes intervening in child custody proceedings under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the state’s Indian Family Preservation Act.

(Order available.  Document #96-161111-029R.)

Right Of Intervention

The ICWA, 25 U.S. Code Section 1902, was adopted by Congress in...
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