Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.
Kace Rodwell is a staff attorney at Oklahoma Indian Legal Services (OILS) who strives to protect tribal members in her community. She is a graduate of Northeastern State University and Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Kace was a 2017 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow at OILS, where she worked on estate planning issues, particularly American Indian Probate Reform Acts; worked with trust land; and helped members of the Five Tribes with land status laws.
After she graduated from law school, Kace became a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow at OILS, where she designed her own Fellowship project. During her Fellowship, Kace reduced the number of unrepresented Native American parents in the Indian Child Welfare Act cases in rural Oklahoma counties and support tribal courts’ efforts to place Native children with tribal families.
Kace has continued representing people in matters related to the Indian Child Welfare Act as a staff attorney at OILS. She also serves on the Oklahoma Indian Bar Association board while working with the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association to improve court systems and ensure the Indian Child Welfare Act is being adhered to by the courts.