“National Award to Paralegal For Work with Native American Community”

Congratulations! Love to hear this kind of news:

"The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) is pleased to announce that Raylene Frazier, a paralegal with Dakota Plains Legal Services (DPLS) in South Dakota,  is the 2006 recipient of the Pierce-Hickerson Award.  Frazier will be honored during the NLADA 2006 Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 10 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC.


"Frazier, who is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, handles cases in all areas of Indian Law. She has prevailed in many Tribal Court appellate cases and administrative hearings. Her vast experience and the training she received through the years from the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, the National Justice Center, the Legal Services Corporation and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy qualified her to head up a DPLS Department of Justice grant to provide basic trial skills training to attorneys and lay advocates practicing in Tribal Courts in South Dakota."