New Tribal-State Court Forum Approved!
The Kansas Judicial Council has approved the creation of the Kansas Tribal-State Court Forum. From the report:
The Committee recommends a Tribal-State Judicial Forum be established as an advisory committee to the Judicial Council. The forum should foster mutual respect, understanding and collaboration among tribal and state justice communities, and work to increase operational communication, cooperation, and coordination among state and tribal courts and other justice agencies in Kansas. Each member should be appointed to the forum for a three-year term without a limit to the number of consecutive terms a member may serve. The forum should consist of an equal number of state and tribal court judges who may request additional individuals to participate in the forum as advisory members only . . .