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         The University of Michigan Law School

 Chief Judge Maldonado Lunch Talk


Date: 02/11/2019
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Sponsor: Office of Career Planning
Contact: Macey,Melanie

Location: Jeffries Hall 1050

Description: Honorable Allie Greenleaf Maldonado is coming to campus for a lunch time talk on Tribal Court and Indian Law, followed the next day by on-campus interviews for a summer judicial internship in her chambers! Judge Maldonado is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB). After graduation from Michigan Law in 2000, Judge Maldonado was selected as a DOJ Honors Attorney in the Indian Resources Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. In September of 2002, Judge Maldonado returned home and accepted the position of Assistant General Counsel for LTBB, in which she served the Tribe up until her appointment as Chief Judge in 2012. Judge Maldonado has also served Indian Country through her indefatigable advocacy and support of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). While still a litigator, Judge Maldonado successfully litigated the first case in which the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the termination of parental rights due to a failure by the state to follow ICWA. During her time as Chief Judge, Judge Maldonado has overseen implementation of federal grants for tribal substance abuse courts and specialized domestic violence courts. Judge Maldonado is a nationally-recognized expert on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA). She has worked extensively with the State Court Administrative Office to bring Michigan into compliance with ICWA, and is a frequent trainer and speaker in the areas of ICWA and MIFPA. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP via the Events tab in Symplicity.