HOLLY BETH POWLESS
8/91-5/94 Juris Doctorate.
9/90-5/91 Millender Fellowship.
8/88-5/90 Master of Public Administration.
8/85-5/88 Baccalaureate of Arts.
8/83-5/85 Associate of Arts.
Seminars-gaming law, human resources, Indian law and criminal law
Mills Indian Community,
5/00-Present Public Defender/Tribal Attorney. Criminal misdemeanor cases in
1/99-Present Adjunct Instructor-Gaming Law (2 cr.), Tribal Law (3 cr.), Tribal Government & Economic Issues (3 cr.). Developed syllabus, organized and presented materials, graded assignments and tests.
Kewadin Casinos, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
1/98-1/2000 Casino Attorney. Advised Casino Management Team on legal issues; negotiated, drafted, and reviewed contracts; researched various gaming issues; liaison with tribal gaming commission; and, various administrative duties for Security Director.
10/95-12/97 Administrative Assistant/Security. Advised Casino Management on legal issues; reviewed contracts; designed, implemented and maintained a Security Incident Report Database and Reporting System; and, various administrative duties for Security Director.
Clerk. WCNLS Children’s
5/94-10/95 Librarian. Managed daily library system for four legal libraries.
6/93-5/94 Student Attorney. WCNLS Free Legal Aid Clinic. Interviewed clients; drafted and filed pleadings; and, represented clients in Probate and Circuit Court family law matters.
Computer: WordPerfect, Word, Lotus, Excel, Visual Dbase, Access, and Internet.