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Tribe Hires Tribal Child Support Attorney


July 08, 2015
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) - Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) announced the hiring of Madeline Soboleff Levy as its new Tribal Child Support Attorney. As the Tribal Child Support Attorney, Soboleff Levy will provide legal services and representation for the Tribe in all paternity and child support cases.

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“All children deserve the financial support of their parents and it will be an honor to be able to serve our tribal children in this capacity,” said Soboleff Levy.

Soboleff Levy holds a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Puget Sound. She said, “I began law school with an intent to one day return home and work for my community and I feel privileged that day has come.”

She formerly served as law clerk for a superior court judge in Fairbanks and as an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she taught law and policy courses in Native studies, federal Indian law, and tribal self-governance.

Soboleff Levy is Tlingit, Haida and Norwegian. She is of the Raven moiety, L'eineidi clan (Dog Salmon), Aanx'aakhittaan house (House in the Middle of Town), and has been a member of the Xaadas Git’ alang (Children of the Haida) dance group since 2006.

“Madeline is a great addition to our Tribal Child Support Unit (TCSU),” said TCSU Manager Eddie Brakes. “I’m very happy to have such a highly qualified tribal citizen with longstanding cultural ties in the community serving as our attorney. Please join us in welcoming her to Central Council.”




Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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