Tribal Legal Consulting

As an enrolled member of Ho-Chunk Nation, Ms. Zunker is devoted to the protection and preservation of tribal autonomy for all Indian Nations. Zunker Law Group has provided legal advising and consulting services for tribal members, tribal legislators and tribal government bodies. *Specific Nations not disclosed due to confidentiality.*

ZLG has helped re-draft tribal codes to better realize tribal goals while preserving cultural norms and traditional interests, provided analysis of federal Indian law to tribal governments and given presentations to tribal governments on legal issues without excessive cost to tribes.

Tribal legal consulting includes:

  • Analysis of existing laws and ordinances
  • Analysis of proposed laws and ordinances
  • Re-drafting existing codes to realize tribal goals while preserving cultural interests
  • Drafting new codes lacking from tribal laws
  • Codifying traditional laws
  • Drafting and re-drafting amendments to tribal Constitutions
  • Presentations and training
  • Internal legal operation review
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Strong written and oral communication

Tribal legal representation may include:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Interactions with the Department of the Interior and other federal government bodies
  • Employment issues
  • Tribal Constitution, code and ordinance drafting
  • Tribal business operations
  • Gaming
  • Enrollment
  • Protection of resources
  • Tribal sovereign immunity
  • Native preference issues
  • Litigation in federal, state and tribal court and before administrative agencies
  • Other legal needs faced by Indian Nations




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