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 In 1997, Hobbs Straus lawyers assisted the Susanville Indian Rancheria become one of the first tribes in the country to use the provisions of ISDEAA to successfully acquire Department of Army surplus property in trust under the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Education

  • Provide counsel to tribes and school boards on tribally-operated elementary and secondary schools funded by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
  • Advise tribes on laws related to BIA-funded schools, including:
    • P.L. 95-561 (BIA elementary and secondary schools law)
    • Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) school contracts
    • Tribally Controlled Schools Act
    • No Child Left Behind Act
    • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
  • Advise tribes on the Indian provisions of Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act.
  • Advocate for legislation and appropriations benefitting Indian education at pre-school, elementary, secondary and post secondary levels.
  • Provide representation to tribal schools regarding Contract Disputes Act claims and Prompt Payment Act claims.
  • Advise and assist in the development of new school construction applications.


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