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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Senior Legal Counsel. Position located in Mashantucket, CT. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the incumbent assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises ("MPTN") concerning legal rights, responsibilities and obligations. Juris Doctorate required from an ABA-accredited/approved law school. At least seven (7) years of experience practicing law in a government, private or corporate setting with some experience or exposure to the field of federal Indian law. Must be admitted to practice law in a State or federal jurisdiction at time of appointment to position, preferably in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. Must be admitted to practice law in Connecticut and in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court within one year of appointment. Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and problem-solving skills required. Demonstrated excellent ability to research and analyze (both orally and in written form) legal issues, concerns or problems is required. Excellent ability to communicate legal concepts and analysis to MPTN (including its elected officials, officers, employees and representatives), to patrons, vendors or any other person necessary to resolve a matter is required. Excellent ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys and paralegals and take direction from General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, as required. Please note that we have designated this position as a "key" position pursuant to 33 M.P.T.L., the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal and Native American Preference Law.

Please send resume to sferguson@foxwoods.com or apply at Foxwoods.com.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI):

Senior Manager of Educational Programs, Washington, D.C. The Senior Manager will: (1) Deliver high quality educational programming that serves the interests and needs of ELI’s membership. (2) Recruit new members of ELI’s various membership programs. (3) Facilitate all administrative and logistical aspects of the education events. (4) Reach out to constituents and represent the Institute publicly as needed to communicate and foster particular programs and projects. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply through ELI’s application portal here no later than Friday, August 6, 2021 and must include a cover letter, resume, 1 page writing sample, and a list of references. 

Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C. The Staff Attorney will: (1) Perform extensive legal and policy research and analysis. (2) Develop written products on law and policy topics in a range of formats. (3) Facilitate and coordinate meetings and communications with partners and represent the Institute publicly as needed. (4) Occasionally direct ELI projects by performing, assigning, and supervising delegated project tasks, and adhering to project budgets. (5) Periodic travel to domestic and international destinations as projects required. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply through ELI’s application portal here no later than August 15, 2021 and must include a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and a list of 3 references. 

Science Fellow for the Climate Judiciary Project, Washington, D.C. Science Fellows will: (1) Provide content research on climate science for curriculum. (2) Draft materials for publication and presentation on the intersections of climate science law and policy. (3) Help develop science content for the website. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply through ELI’s application portal here no later than Friday, July 16, 2021 and must include a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Native American Rights Fund (NARF):

Summer 2022 Law Clerk. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Law Clerks will: (1) Work towards preservation of tribal existence. (2) Protect tribal natural resources. (3) Promote Native American human rights. (4) Hold governments accountable to Native Americans. (5) Develop Indian law and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can send applications to kcheng@narf.org by September 10, 2021. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, non-collaborative legal writing sample, law school transcript, one letter of recommendation, and three references.

Paralegal, Boulder, CO. Paralegals will: (1) Coordinate and manage all aspects of cases and matters, including all phases of the litigation process. (2) Provide litigation, administrative, and clerical support for multiple attorneys. Please see the position description for more information. To apply, submit by email a cover letter, complete resume, and three professional references to Ron Mack at: rmack@narf.org. Position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Boulder, CO (preferred) or Washington, D.C. The Staff Attorney will: (1) Have excellent research and writing skills to assume a water rights and litigation docket. (2) Have interest in federal Indian law, experience with, and knowledge of, Native American communities and culture; and experience with federal and/or state court litigation. Experience in water law is a plus. Please see the position description for more information. To apply, submit a cover letter, complete resume (including representative sample of litigation matters), three professional references, and a writing sample  to Ron Mack at: rmack@narf.org. Position is open until filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

AmeriCorps Attorney/Paralegal for Medical-Legal Partnership Program, Traverse City, MI. Attorneys will: (1) Offer trainings for health providers and legal assistance for low-income patients at partnering hospitals or health clinics serving tribes. (2) Provide direct legal help to low-income patients at Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Health Services and Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Health Clinic. (3) Provide periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities. (4) Recruit and train new volunteers from local health partners. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Anishinabe Legal Services  

Staff Attorney, Cass Lake and White Earth, MN. Attorneys will: (1) Handle a wide variety of civil matters before State and Tribal Courts. (2) Be able to handle a large caseload of client matters throughout a wide geographic service area. Please see the position description for more details. Email a cover letter and resume to ALS Executive Director Cody Nelson at: cnelson@alslegal.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Fountain Hills, AZ. Senior Assistant General Counsels will: (1) Serve as a senior legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments, and economic enterprises. (2) Provide legal advice and analysis of tribal, State, and Federal laws and regulations. (3) Draft and revise the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies. (4) Represent the Nation in Tribal, State, and Federal court actions. Please see the job description for more information. Interested candidates should submit their application to recruiter@fmyn.org by August 3, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP

Associate Attorney (Indian Gaming), Oakland, CA. Associate Attorneys will provide legal advice and counsel to tribal casinos and development boards. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should send their resumes to hiring@jmandmplaw.com.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Oneida Nation

Family Court Judge, Oneida, WI. The Family Court Judge will: (1) Preside over the Oneida Nation’s family law and child welfare cases. (2) Oversee proper management of the Family Court’s calendar and business, including recruiting and training guardians ad litem. (3) Supervise the Clerks of Family Court. (4) Assist in developing the annual budget for the Family Court. For more information, please see the position description or apply here. The position is open until filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Michigan State University College of Law

Assistant Director of Academic Support, East Lansing, MI. The Administrative Director will: (1) Manage Academic Success Program bar exam programming by developing and implementing new bar exam preparation for students to help maximize bar passage. (2) Provide guidance to and oversee all ASP Peer Mentors. (3) Advise all law students on academic support and bar support matters. Please view the position description for more information and apply here. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least 3 references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting is open until filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Earthjustice

Managing Attorney, Anchorage or Juneau, AK. The Managing Attorney will: (1) Manage, develop, and implement regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans and programmatic and litigation priorities. (2) Drive efforts to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and partners, as well as with the news media, government officials, and donors. Please see the position description for more information. Please submit your resume and expression of interest to: Chris Spagnola at cspagnola@thinkingahead.com and Jessica Martinez at jmartinez@thinkingahead.com

Managing Attorney at the Northern Rockies Office, Bozeman, MT. The Managing Attorney will: (1) Lead and oversee the work of the Northern Rockies Office. (2) Manage, develop, and implement regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans and programmatic and litigation priorities. (3) Drive efforts to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and partners, as well as with the news media, government officials, and donors. Please see the position description for more information. Please submit your resume and expression of interest to: Chris Spagnola at cspagnola@thinkingahead.com and Jessica Martinez at jmartinez@thinkingahead.com.  

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Fort Lewis College

Visiting Instructors of Political Science, Durango, CO. Visiting Instructors will: (1) Teach four undergraduate courses per semester. (2) Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. (3) Mentor political science students and supervise undergraduate research projects. Please see the position description for more information. Submit materials as one PDF file via email by July 25, 2021 to: VisitingInstructor-Search@fortlewis.edu. Position will remain open until filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Rosette LLP

Indian Law Attorney, Sacramento, CA. The Attorney will: (1) Protect the interests of federally-recognized Indian Tribes and matters involving Native American heritage. (2) Provide support in areas of Federal Indian law including in the areas of litigation (in tribal, state and federal courts), transactional law, gaming law, internal tribal governance matters, lobbying, water law, and environmental law. (3) Build and maintain strong client relationships. (4) Must be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and a writing sample via email to: Michelle LaPena at mlapena@rosettelaw.com by 07/31/2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

The Wilderness Society (TWS)

Associate Attorney. Denver, CO or Washington, D.C. preferred; other TWS office locations considered. The Associate Attorney will: (1) Provide legal, policy, and land use planning support to work towards achieving net zero fossil fuel emissions from federal public lands. (2) Conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda to inform litigation strategies, policy development, and other Conservation Program efforts. (3) Track and monitor docket of cases where TWS is directly engaged or interested in following outcomes. (4) Co-manage TWS law clerk program, including recruitment, onboarding, supervision, project management, feedback, and mentoring. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by August 8th, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 7/16/2021.

Bay Mills Indian Community
Attorney, Brimley, MI. Open Until Filled. The attorney works under the direct supervision of the President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and provides strategic legal advice as counsel for and on behalf of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and all its governmental and commercial entities to advance compliance with applicable laws, to appear as such before all federal, state and tribal courts, tribunals, departments, agencies and committees of Congress and the State legislatures, including services in connection with tribal claims against the United States; provided, that monetary recovery claims against the United States are not covered by the attorney contract.

General Manager of Bay Mills Business Holdings, Brimley, MI. Open Until Filled. Under the general direction of the President and Bay Mills Business Holdings Board of Directors, the Bay Mills Business Holdings General Manager performs extensive administrative, evaluative, and technical work pertaining to all non-gaming enterprise activities of Bay Mills Indian Community concerning the Northern Light Cannabis Company, Four Seasons Market & Deli, and Bay Mart. The General Manager has the overall responsibility of establishing and ensuring compliance in accordance with Bay Mills policies and procedures, as well as applicable regulations, laws, policies, and procedures of Bay Mills Indian Community and Bay Mills Marijuana Commission. The General Manager provides the Board of Directors with recommendations for a strategic plan and for Director level decisions pertaining to the operations. The incumbent directs timely completion of objectives with all of the enterprises in accordance with the strategic plan. General employment applications can be found here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Pueblo of Laguna

Summer Law Clerk, Dept: Public Defender/Government Affairs Office. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654. Closing date for application submission – June 18, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Earthjustice

Senior Attorney for the Midwest Office.  Our work includes cases opposing pipelines and mining that will have devastating impacts on the environment and tribal interests; and fighting for clean air, soil, and water. We are committed to working with communities across the Midwest with special attention to Detroit, Chicagoland including Northwest Indiana, and St. Louis. The attorney selected for this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic growth of our docket, including developing litigation and advocacy seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially the most overburdened communities. In addition, the attorney will help develop the Midwest work safeguarding health and the environment from toxic chemicals, including in our homes and schools. Apply here.

Senior Attorney for the Fossil Fuels Program. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program seeks applicants for a Senior Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on LNG facilities and oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Region but could include infrastructure located in other parts of the U.S. The position will be based in New Orleans in a satellite office space shared with other Fossil Fuel Program staff, or in Texas (remotely). Candidates interested in apply to the Senior Attorney role for the Fossil Fuels Program should submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample. Apply here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

NCAI

Senior Legal & Policy Advisor. Join the organization as a Senior Advisor to the CEO on legal matters and federal policy that impacts tribal governments. The Senior Advisor’s work includes legal, policy, program, and management work assigned by the Chief Executive Officer. This work includes, but is not limited to: tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, law enforcement, tribal justice systems, federal agency consultation, climate change, land use policy, and other matters of importance to Tribal Nations. The Senior Advisor reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a NCAI senior management team member. Closing Date: June 30,  2021. For more information please see the position description.

The Information Management and Technology (IT) The person in this position should have the ability to advise on technology, technology support, and communications platforms, as well as the presentation and integration of organization-wide information in multiple formats, organized in appropriate platforms and categories. The employee will bring ideas and vision based on industry expertise, technical capability, and client relations, guiding NCAI to incorporate our efficiently reach our goals. Closing Date- June 30, 2021. For more information please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA)

Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  This position is opened until filled and any interested people can either contact Deanna Bowen at (906) 632-0043 or at djbowen@chippewaottawa.org to seek the full job description, receive an application and for any questions they may have. Please see the poisiotn description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Tulalip Tribal Court

Civil Legal Aid Attorney, Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid, Tulalip, WA. TOCLA is a multi-disciplinary civil legal aid office located within the Tulalip Tribal Court system in in Snohomish County.  TOCLA provides legal assistance to low-income tribal members facing civil legal issues that affect their safety, family integrity, health, and access to education and public benefits. TOCLA provides culturally sensitive, competent representation in a holistic manner by collaborating with other tribal legal and social services to assist clients in identifying legal and non-legal needs and address barriers in accessing services. Our office consists of five attorney positions who represent eligible tribal members in a variety of cases within the Tulalip Tribal Court. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by June 24th. Please see the attached job description.

Domestic Violence Advocate Attorney, Tulalip, WA. The Attorney works in collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes Legacy of Healing department to provide civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.  TOCLA’s Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Attorney seeks to ensure the rights of all individuals to a safe and secure environment, and to empower those who are oppressed by reducing trauma and ending re-victimization resulting in the protection of future generations. We are looking for an applicant who is passionate about enforcing the legal rights of survivors of violence, who enjoys working closely with our clients in the Tulalip Tribal community, and who is a team player in our collaborative and supportive office.  Please see the enclosed job description for more information. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by June 24th.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

The House Committee on Natural Resources

Entry Level Policy Aide. Application details are attached and are on our website here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Attorney I or Attorney II, Full time, Longview, WA. Seeking a practicing attorney with experience in drafting legal documents, contract language, and testimony.  The person filling this position will assist with litigations for the Tribe, including negotiations, mediation, legal research, discovery, motion practice, oral argument, trial and appeal.  This person will also represent the Tribe in various legal proceedings as assigned. Closing: June 14, 2021. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Department, Reno, NV.  The Staff Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the RSIC Tribal Chairman, Tribal Council and Department Directors, Managers, and Supervisors on legal and quasi-legal matters as directed by the Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council, and directs and supervises the work of the Staff Attorney. To apply, please send your resume to Esther Sanchez, HR Director  esanchez@rsic.org or call 775-785-1303 for an application.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Native American Rights Fund

Paralegal, Boulder, CO. For duties, please see PDF. Open until filled. Apply here.

Staff Attorney, Boulder, CO. For duties, please see PDF. Open until filled. Apply here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

Associate Tribal Attorney, Cass Lake, MN.  The Associate Tribal Attorney assists the Legal Director with analysis of ongoing cases and legal issues in a broad range of subject areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  The tribal attorney is responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, ordinances and Resolutions.  The attorney will represent the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in tribal, State and Federal Court.  The position is open until filled and the application materials can be found on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe website here. Please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

RFP. Accepting proposals from qualified attorneys, Law Firms and tribal court advocates to provide professional legislation drafting services to the Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC)  on a board range of topics and subject areas. We invite you to submit a proposal to OLC by June 15, 2021 for consideration. Please see the RFP for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Attorney, Darrington, WA. The purpose of the Attorney position is to provide legal service for the benefit of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe’s governmental programs and departments. The applicant must be committed to the goals and policies that work toward achieving the vision and cultural values of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. The Office of Legal Counsel receives policy guidance from the Tribal Council on tribal governmental matters, and shall receive guidance on tribal court matters as provided for in the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Law and Order Code. The individual selected must be capable of making independent professional judgments and completing complex legal work in a timely manner. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete an application for employment and return it to jodi@sauk-suiattle.com.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Haida Corporation  

General Manager, Hydaburg, Alaska. The General Manager will manage multiple business enterprises, implement objectives of the Board of Directors, and develop business and investment opportunities, maintain all interests of the corporation in good standing. The general manager will supervise staff, prepare and manage the budget, and ensure all obligations of the corporation are met in a timely manner. Application closes June 30, 2021. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Western Organization of Resource Councils

Washington, DC Representative. WORC is seeking to hire two Washington, DC Representatives to join our team. WORC’s Washington, DC Representatives play a leading role in our federal policy work to hold coal, oil and gas companies accountable; create a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent communities; accelerate community-scale renewable energy; and win an agriculture and food system that is fair and just for family farmers, ranchers, workers and eaters. In addition to these issues, one of the DC Representatives will work with the Native-led organizations in WORC’s network to build a new area of work around Indigenous community priorities that may include energy democracy; MMIW; food sovereignty; health care; voting rights; tribal sovereignty, law and policies; and other issues. More information here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Staff Attorney/Native American Rights Team – Eagle Pass, Texas. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Native American Rights Team seeks an enthusiastic attorney committed to providing justice to Native American and Indigenous clients residing in our 68-county service area, with a focus on those living in the middle border region – near Eagle Pass, Texas.   Our Native American Rights Team currently advocates for clients in custody proceedings under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and dedicated tribal criminal dockets. Click here to apply. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

RFP. Tacoma, Washington. Seeking proposals for providing civil legal aid services to its members. Representation may include those pertaining to family law, defense of non-criminal fisheries and hunting charges in Puyallup Tribal Court, and advocacy or assistance in fee to trust property or probate and others. Proposals to be submitted by Friday, July 9, 2021. Please see the RFP for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

The Quinault Indian Nation

Operations Attorney.  This position is eligible for telecommuting. This full-time staff attorney position will provide legal counsel and representation to the Nation’s day-to-day governmental administrative Divisions, Departments, and Programs with an array of legal services.  In addition, the incumbent may assist with Quinault Business Committee priorities as they relate to Operations.  The successful candidate will have experience preparing and reviewing legal documents, including legal opinions, code interpretation and enforcement, and contracts, and providing legal advice on a wide range of matters related to Operations. To apply, please submit a completed application (available at quinaultindiannation.com), cover letter, resume and two writing samples to OAG@quinault.org

RFP. The Quinault Indian Nation is soliciting proposals for a consultant to advise and assist with strategy and grant writing related to the tribal provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The Quinault Indian Nation seeks to leverage the ARP to the fullest extent to ensure self-sufficiency and tribal sovereignty. It is anticipated that the delivery of services under the contract will begin on July 1, 2021. Proposals must be received by no later than 11:59 PM Monday, June 14, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA, The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned.
Application is open until filled. Link to required employment application here.

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Application is open until filled. Link to required employment application here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Attorney (Natural Resources Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work as required. Confers with, provides advice to, and prepares advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation.  Assist in routine operations of Department of Justice. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Tribal Court Advocate, Window Rock, AZ.  Performs legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned. Child Support Enforcement: Present child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide legal advice and case strategy.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally represents the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The Principal Attorney works closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses. The Principal Attorney provides legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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Navajo Nation Office of the Chief Prosecutor

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Attorney, Ramah, NM.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor, Chinle, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Navajo Nation Division of Community Development

Attorney (Chapter Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Assistant Attorney General within the Navajo DOJ/Chapter Unit, provides legal direction to the Division of Community Development regarding a wide range of legal issues related to Navajo Nation Chapters. Legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for division, department, program assigned. Assist as needed in court appearances, research and writing, including drafting of appellate brief, for cases in Navajo Nation, State and Federal Courts.  This position is open until June 18, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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Nottawaseppi Huron Band of The Potawatomi

Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney, Fulton, MI. Prosecution of crimes and civil infractions in the Tribal Court, which arise under the Tribe’s criminal and civil laws, including arraignments, motions, trials and appeals; Work closely with the Tribal Court Administrator and Tribal Judge(s) to improve the delivery of services within the Tribal Court and to assist the Court in case management and docket preparation; and more. Applications are due June 25, 2021 9:00AM ET. Send Letter of interest and resume/ curriculum vitae to: John Swimmer, Chief Legal Officer, 1485 Mno-Bamadzewen Way, Fulton, MI 49052 or John.swimmer@nhbpi.com.

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Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Tribal Water Attorney, Ignacio, CO. Under the supervision of the Legal Department Director, attorney will serve as a member of the Tribe’s Legal Department, with principal responsibility for representing the Tribe on water matters. Where time allows, the attorney will represent the Tribe in other matters that require the Legal Department’s attention, including code review and drafting, litigation, contract review, and employment matters. This position is open until filled. To apply visit https://careers.southernute.com/pfund and see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/11/2021.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Peacekeeping Coordinator, Dowagiac, MI. Part-time hourly and 16 hours a week estimated to begin. Responsible for development, implementation, and support of Pokagon Peacemaking initiatives undertaken by the Court under the guidance of the Chief Judge and Court Administrator. Closing date is 6/11/21. Apply for Peacemaking Coordinator here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

Tulalip Tribal Court

Civil Legal Aid Attorney, Tulalip, WA. Seeking practicing attorney with at least 2 years of experience in either representing clients in civil cases, working in civil legal aid, and/or representing Indian tribal members in tribal courts. For more information, please see the job description. Application closes June 11th, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

JUDICIAL BRANCH OF THE NAVAJO NATION

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.  

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Senior Associate General Counsel, Temecula, CA. Works under the direct supervision of the General Counsel. Provides strategic legal advice and counsel to the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and all of its governmental and commercial entities to advance compliance with applicable laws, and minimize legal risk to the Tribe and its assets. Application is open until filled.  Direct Link to position here. For more information plezse see the position description.  

In-House Attorney II. Under the administrative direction of the Tribal Executives, the In-House Attorney II performs general legal work, including but not limited to general legal advice to Tribal Council, departments, agencies, boards and committees; representation in Tribal, State, and Federal Courts and hearings; writing, development, and revision of codes; and legal research. 

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Paralegal – Legal Department. Under the direction of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Legal Department’s two In-House Attorneys, the incumbent provides legal support to the Legal Department. This position is expected to assist with the preparation of court filings for the Indian Child Welfare Act cases and other litigation as needed.  Individual will also assist with the scanning and organization of legal files for all ongoing legal work within the Tribal government, including contract files, legislative drafting, correspondence and litigation files.

Public Defender, Contract/ SWO Tribal Public Defender. Times flexible; 2-3 days a week. It is the duty of the SWO Public Defender to represent indigent defendants charged with crimes within the boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation. The attorney should have experience in criminal defense, filing pretrial motions, representing their client at all stages of the proceeding, and conducting bench and jury trials. This individual will assist with representing parents in all juvenile cases including but not limited to child abuse, neglect, and dependency, unruly and delinquent cases. The SWO Public Defender should be familiar with the Indian Child Welfare Act, and should be able to understand motions to intervene and or transfer from State Court ICWA proceedings.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, Tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 14, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

Center for Court Innovation

Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance, New York City, NY or Remote. Work with tribal, county, and state jurisdictions; Develop a broad range of subject matter expertise around tribal justice projects and community justice projects, including but not limited to community courts, healing to wellness courts, and treatment courts, strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile justice, corrections and reentry, tribal-state relationships, and other problem-solving initiatives; Help lead the planning and coordination of roundtables and national events; and more. Closing Date – June 21st. Application Link here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

Colville Confederated Tribes

Managing Attorney Public Defender’s Office, Nespelem, WA. The basic functions will include representing Tribal members in criminal matters in Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals. Represents Tribal indigent parents in dependency matters related to Colville Tribal Children’s Court. Open Until Filled and the next Review Date is June 25th, 2021. More information here and in the attached job description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court

Tribal Court Administrator, Akwesasne, NY. Under the direction of the Chief Judge, the Tribal Court Administrator is responsible for implementing the vision, mission, and strategic plan of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. The Court Administrator is also responsible for assisting the Chief Judge with providing an independent and separate judicial branch for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. The Court Administrator ensures the Tribal Court follows the best practices of a trauma informed Court. The Court Administrator is responsible for overseeing the provision of court services and manages the general operation of the Court. The applicants must be familiar with online platforms such as Microsoft teams in order to appear for the interview. Each applicant is required to submit a resume and a writing sample that may include but not limited to a professional letter or memo and be prepared for testing in the applicable skills as part of the interview process. Applicants must apply by no later than June 30, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

Quinault Indian Nation

RFP. The Quinault Indian Nation is soliciting proposals for a consultant to advise and assist with strategy and grant writing related to the tribal provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The Quinault Indian Nation seeks to leverage the ARP to the fullest extent to ensure self-sufficiency and tribal sovereignty. It is anticipated that the delivery of services under the contract will begin on July 1, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 6/4/2021.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe

Staff Attorney, Ethete, Wyoming. The Northern Arapaho Tribe is expanding its legal department. The staff attorney will work under the direction of the in-house counsel. This position will work directly with tribal programs and work on legal matters affecting the tribe at the direction of the Northern Arapaho Business Council and the in-house counsel. The Tribe is looking to fill this position immediately. The closing date for this position is June 1, 2021. Please send resumes to the in-house counsel at clare.johnson@northernarapaho.com. See the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney – Hoopa Valley Tribe Hoopa, CA The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 3, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Senior Tribal Attorney – Hoopa Valley Tribe Hoopa, CA The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC)

Staff Attorney I, Bellingham, WA. Staff Attorney I works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney for the Lummi Nation representing and assisting the Lummi Nation Child Support Program.  Job performance of the Staff Attorney I is evaluated by the Legal Director in consultation with the Lummi Child Support Program Director. Click here for the application and see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Health & Insurance Attorney, Milwaukee, WI.  This attorney will work with the tribal insurance department and the health & wellness center. Resumes can be emailed to: mary.wilkes@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov. The application will remain open until the position is filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

Federal Law Summer Internship, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians Reservation (located in the northeastern San Diego County). The selected law student(s) will assist the Attorney General to research and draft Tribal ordinances, policies and resolutions; review and revise agreements; and research and prepare legal memoranda on a wide variety of legal matters handled by the office. Application is open until filled. This is a 10-week, full time, on Reservation internship (some telecommuting permitted). Please see the description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Department, Reno, NV.  The Staff Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the RSIC Tribal Chairman, Tribal Council and Department Directors, Managers, and Supervisors on legal and quasi-legal matters as directed by the Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council, and directs and supervises the work of the Staff Attorney.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.

USET SPF Policy Analyst, Washington, DC (remote work available temporarily). Conduct advocacy on behalf of the collective interests of member Tribal Nations before all branches of the federal government, as well as other partners both within and outside of Indian Country; Develop and maintain an on-going communication between USET SPF and these entities; and more. This position is open until filled. The application link is here on Indeed. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

The Wilderness Society

Senior Government Relations Representative, Energy/Climate. The Senior Representative will lead government relations strategies to advance key climate and energy policies for public lands, including rapidly phasing down fossil energy emissions, to achieve a climate goal of net-zero emissions from federal lands by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050, including advancing just and equitable policies that make our public lands a leading solution to the climate crisis.  Application Deadline: May 23.

Government Relations Representative or Senior Government Relations Representative, Land. The Senior Representative or Representative (depending on experience level) will lead government relations strategies to advance legislative and administrative protections for priority lands to help achieve The Wilderness Society’s goals of protecting 30% of US lands and waters by 2030 and ensuring that all people benefit equitably from public lands.  In addition to proposals for landscape conservation, this person will help defend against reckless mining on federal lands and support Tribes and Indigenous community partner efforts to advance protections for culturally significant lands, sacred sites and cultural resources on federal lands.  Application Deadline: May 23. Information on other open positions at TWS can also be found here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

University of Idaho-Boise

(2) Academic Success Visitors, Boise, Idaho. The University of Idaho College of Law seeks two entry-level or experienced faculty members to serve as full-time, temporary faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year. These faculty members will teach academic skills courses, develop and administer academic support and advising programs, and provide individualized academic counseling and advising. The positions are open until filled, with a first consideration date of May 19, 2021. Apply here. Questions about the positions may be directed to Kristi Running, Associate Dean of Students-Moscow, at krunning@uidaho.edu.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Nevada Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Indian Law Program, Reno office or Elko office. Serve the surrounding communities in northern and eastern Nevada. Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low income Nevadans across the state. The Indian Law Program serves the 27 Native American tribes and colonies within the State of Nevada.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but no later than June 10.  Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Maier Pfeffer Kim  Geary & Cohen  LLP

Associate Attorney, Oakland California. The position will remain open until filled. Qualifications include 2+ years of Indian/tribal law experience. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP

Associate Attorney, Louisville, Colorado Office. This is a national law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations.  We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs in many forums, including state, federal and tribal courts. The duties and responsibilities for this position are more fully outlined in the attached pdf.  The job posting will remain open for 60 days, or until filled, whichever occurs first.

Litigation Associate Attorney, Louisville, Colorado Office. We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs in many forums, including state, federal and tribal courts. The duties and responsibilities for this position are more fully outlined in the attached pdf.  The job posting will remain open for 60 days, or until filled, whichever occurs first.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”)

Anchorage Native Law Staff Attorney. ALSC is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. The position is located in ALSC’s Anchorage office and primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act in cases outside of the Bethel region, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. Travel to rural areas may be required, public health guidelines permitting. Please see the position description for more information.

Bethel Native Law Staff Attorney. ALSC is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The Bethel ICWA attorney will be serving clients in cases primarily heard in Bethel, Alaska courts, serving clients in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The attorney will be supervised and supported by ALSC staff.  The Bethel ICWA attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases and will also have the opportunity to participate in appellate and impact litigation. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

RFP found here. Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorney(s) will provide professional Government Relations and Advocacy services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General. Due Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. MDT. Please see the RFP for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/14/2021.

Yee Ha’ólníi Doo

Executive Director, remote. Yee Ha’ólníi Doo (which does business as the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund) seeks an energetic, visionary, and impactful Executive Director who will lead the organization in working to empower the Diné and Hopi people with the fortitude to overcome challenges like pandemics and climate change through traditional principles of self-reliance and interrelatedness.  The Executive Director must be able to work quickly and strategically to develop on-the-ground solutions to crises and challenges facing the Diné and Hopi people as they arise, and must also plan for long-term sustainable solutions to better position the Diné and Hopi people to respond to future challenges with increased resiliency.  The Executive Director must draw upon and put into practice Diné and Hopi cultural values and teachings in her or his work. The Executive Director will be the key management leader of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programming and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. Closing Date: May 31, 2021 Visit navajohopisolidarity.org for complete job description. If you have questions, please call 1-833-956-1554. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references titled Executive Director to marci.nhfcr@gmail.com or by mail to Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, PO Box 3581, Flagstaff, AZ 86003. 

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

The Federal Public Defender 

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque, NM.  This position represents individuals charged with federal crimes.  We represent a large population of Native American and Latin American communities.  A law degree is required, and the successful applicant must be admitted to practice in good standing in the highest court of a state.  The closing date of the position is June 18, 2021.  All applicable information is in the attached job announcement.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

White Mountain Apache Tribe

RFP. The White Mountain Apache Tribe is seeking proposal for a consultant grant writer to assist the Tribe in preparing applications and applying for grants from local, state, and federal agencies, and from the private sector, to develop and implement a Tribal capital improvement plan, assist identify and plan for community facilities, and address community infrastructure needs. The deadline for submissions hereunder is 5:00 P.M. Arizona time, on May 12, 2021. Proposals submitted after this time shall not be accepted. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Burns Paiute Tribe
Tribal Prosecutor, Burns, Oregon. A licensed attorney in good standing with a state bar association, have prior experience handling Indian Child Welfare cases, be familiar with Tribal laws and court procedures, and demonstrate awareness of the Tribe’s culture, values, and interest. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Count of Cochise

Attorney I, II or III – Legal Defender’s Office, Bisbee, AZ. 

ATTORNEY I: Under general supervision provides professional legal services of moderate difficulty; performs other legal services as assigned. Initiates, engages, and defends litigation; performs legal research; reviews and prepares legal documents; ren­ders legal advice to clients; performs factual investigations.

ATTORNEY II: Under general supervision provides professional legal services of considerable difficulty; provides other legal services as assigned.  Initiates, engages, and defends litigation; performs legal research; reviews and prepares legal documents; ren­ders legal advice to clients; performs factual investigations. Supervises junior staff; handles appeals. 

PLEASE NOTE: Willing to consider Rule 39(C) Applicants.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Procopio

Federal Indian Law Associate (Midlevel), San Diego, CA, Scottsdale AZ. Working with Tribal governments and businesses drafting tribal ordinances, compact negotiation, employment matters, resolutions, contracts, fee-to-trust applications, intergovernmental agreements and involvement in developing tribal programs. Application is open until filled.  

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

Associate Tribal Attorney, Smith River, CA. Under the supervision from the General Counsel the ATA serves the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in the administration of the legal affairs of the government, departments and enterprises. The Associate Tribal Attorney will complete professional assignments provides legal advice and representation to the Nation as directed by the General Counsel. Manages assigned caseload, ensures that applicable laws are followed, and that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced. Open Until Filled. Download application here. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Montana Budget & Policy Center

State-Tribal Policy Analyst, Missoula or Helena, MT (Location is flexible while we remain teleworking due to the pandemic. MBPC will consider candidates based elsewhere in Montana.) The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) seeks a full-time State-Tribal Policy Analyst to support our efforts to advance a policy agenda that works for tribal communities, primarily by performing research and analysis of state budget and policy decisions and conducting outreach to stakeholders in tribal communities. More details can be found in the job announcement. Open until filled. Application review will begin on May 17. 

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Earthjustice

(2) Managing Attorneys in Seattle and Anchorage/Juneau, Northwest Office and Alaska Office. The Managing Attorneys will oversee their respective offices, and, will provide leadership for their growing teams currently comprised of attorneys and professional staff. They will develop and implement regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans and programmatic and litigation priorities. The attorneys at Earthjustice have regional cases and often take on cases with national scope or address programmatic priorities outside of the region. It would also be important to note that the organization is open to candidates who do not focus on Environmental law.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Office of the Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General, Hayward, WI. Serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The Asst. AG provides legal advice and assistance to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, tribal administrators, program and enterprise directors/managers, and boards/committees. Will prepare legal documents, including pleadings and legal opinions.  Serves as a Tribal Prosecutor for traffic citations, truancy, Child Welfare cases (tribal and ICWA), employment matters, conservation matters and other civil litigation.  Will provide legal representation in tribal, state, and federal courts of law. his position involves working on Indian Child Welfare matters in federal, state and tribal courts.  The AAG represents and advises council on legislative matters affecting the tribe in areas of child welfare, guardianships, etc.  The AAG provides legal services to tribal law enforcement and the LCO Public Safety Commission.  The AAG reviews and drafts contracts for legal sufficiency in related areas. The application can be found here: https://www.lcotribe.com/employment. Application deadline: May 20, 2021.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Tribal Attorney, near Pendleton, Oregon. Provide services as guided by the goals and objectives under the CTUIR Comprehensive Plan and consistent with the responsibility of the Office of Legal Counsel. This Tribal Attorney position is assigned to represent and advise the CTUIR in its NAHASDA, low-come tax credit and other home ownership, development and advising supported by related funding sources. Apply via http://ctuir.org/tribal-attorney-2 Umatilla is a tribal preference employer. For more information, please see the job description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

RFP.  Provide judicial services for the Band’s tribal court.  The Band expects to select one individual to serve as the Band’s Chief Judge.  The Chief Judge position is the Band’s primary trial court judge.  The current Chief Judge is retiring. The Chief Judge provides general supervision for the court; presides on motions and requests of the parties; schedules and presides over conferences, evidentiary hearings and bench trials; conducts necessary legal or factual research; and renders legal opinions. The Band’s ordinances are available at http://www.fdlrez.com/government/fdlordinances.htm.  Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. central time on Friday, May 28, 2021. For more information, please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Jill Grant & Associates, LLC

Associate Attorney. Washington, D.C. Seeking an associate attorney with at least three years of experience. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. Experience and/or demonstrated interest in environmental law is required. Prior law firm experience is beneficial. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references, and (5) a law school transcript by email to associateposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Part-Time Attorney, Washington, D.C.. Seeking an experienced attorney looking to work part-time. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. Experience in environmental law is required. Prior law firm experience is beneficial. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references, and (5) a law school transcript by email to associateposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Environmental Policy Innovation Center

Legal Fellowship (12 month, paid), remote or Washington, D.C. Tribal and Federal Natural Resources Mitigation Law and Policy. For a recently graduated law student or very early career lawyer. American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow will work on various aspects of tribal natural resource law and federal policy opportunities under the Biden administration. The fellowship will focus on the Western U.S., with an emphasis on federal-level policy and the option to work on specific projects in partnership with individual tribes depending on the fellow’s interests. For more information, please see the job announcement.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.  

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General: 

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally represents the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The Principal Attorney works closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses. The Principal Attorney provides legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General for the Litigation Unit, the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, advises and represents the Navajo Nation Government in all areas of civil law before Navajo Nation, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals, with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law. Duties also include legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation. Also reviews proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work as required. Confers with, provides advice to, and prepares advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation.  Assist in routine operations of Department of Justice. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Office of the Chief Prosecutor:

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Office of the Prosecutor:

Senior Prosecutor, Chinle, Arizona.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Ramah, NM.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Ramah, NM.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Victim and Witness Advocate, Tuba City, AZ.  Provides assistance to victims of crime through securing intake assessments, identifying and reviewing/securing referrals for the immediate well being of the victim. Reviews criminal complaints, police reports, and referrals to determine appropriate assistance to the victims. Gathers factual information & historical data, reviews reports, interviews victims and prepares statements, prepare investigation reports, and work closely with prosecutor in the prosecution. Establishes, reviews, and makes referrals specific to the needs of the victim, including shelter, crisis intervention, medical, counseling, and transportation, to guide in recovery/healing. Assist with protective services for victims. Prepares victims for hearings. Maintain communication with victim, social workers/agents, law enforcement, and related services.  This position is open until May 14, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

Department of Justice:

2021 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions. NNDOJ provides legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, and to the 110 local governing chapters. Must be enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association Must have completed a law school course on Federal Indian Law. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org.  Complete applications are due on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application, which can be found at: http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/Forms/NNAPP09162016_Fill_In.pdf

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

The Office of the Navajo Public Defender

  • Senior Attorney, State barred, 4+ years’ experience
  • Attorney, State barred
  • Senior Tribal Court Advocate, no state bar necessary but must be barred with the Navajo Nation Bar and must have three years’ experience in the Navajo Nation Courts.

3 positions. Locations are throughout the Navajo Nation (AZ, NM, UT). Details are contained in the attached PDF.  Please send the Navajo Nation Employment Application, Cover Letter, and Resume to kathleenbowman@navajo-nsn.gov (the Director of the Office of the Navajo Public Defender).

Posted on Turtletalk on 5/7/2021.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney, Fulton, MI. Responsibilities include Prosecution of crimes and civil infractions in the Tribal Court, which arise under the Tribe’s criminal and civil laws, including arraignments, motions, trials and appeals; Work closely with the Tribal Court Administrator and Tribal Judge(s) to improve the delivery of services within the Tribal Court and to assist the Court in case management and docket preparation; and more. For more information, please see the position description. Application deadline is March 29, 2021 at 9am EST.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

American Indian Law Center, Inc.

Administrative Manager, Albuquerque, NM. Support the AILC staff who oversees its grant-funded programs and activities, including but not limited to its very successful Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The position supports and facilitates the pre-award grant-preparation and submission, advises and assists on compliance issues, supervises an administrative assistant, and leads associated projects.  Closing date:  March 30, 2021. More information at ailc-inc.org.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

U.S. Department of Justice

Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination & Compliance Section. Washington, DC. Providing legal counsel to federal civil rights offices; investigating complaints of discrimination, including conducting site visits and interviews; conducting legal and factual research; developing legal arguments and drafting memoranda on substantive legal and policy issues; and more. Application closes 3/25/21. Full details and application instructions are posted here: USAJOBS – Job Announcement and see the position description for more information.

Law, college/grad student internships, Fall 2021, US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination & Compliance Section, Washington, DC [remote option if office reopens]. Legal interns will assist with legal research and writing projects related to ongoing investigations, federal agency coordination, and technical assistance. Legal interns may have the opportunity to assist with investigations, including on-site witness interviews, conducting document reviews, writing document requests, and participating in negotiations. They may assist with training presentations for federal agencies and recipients. Application closes June 30, but hiring is done on rolling basis, with applications open on 3/1/21. Application procedure here. Other info on this position here.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Department of the Interior

Attorney-Advisor, Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Northeast Region, Twin Cities Regional Office, Bloomington, MN your specific duties will include: Providing legal advice and services to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (and when called upon, any other Bureau of the Department of the Interior) pertaining to all relevant federal laws, regulations, and policies, including but not limited to the Endangered Species Act. Act. Duties may include advising the client on Endangered Species Act permitting actions and on occasion assisting the Department of Justice in judicial litigation. And more. For more information, please see the job description. Closing date: March 26, 2021.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

The Tulalip Tribes

Parent Advocate Attorney, Tulalip, WA. Seeking practicing attorney with 3 years of litigation experience, and thorough knowledge of child welfare/dependency laws, Indian Child Welfare cases, civil litigation, and/or public defense. For more information, please see the job description. Application closes March 26th, 2021. If interested in the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to, by Email Address: Alicia Horne ahorne@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov & Mika Jira Mjira@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov, or by mail.

Associate Judge. Main responsibilities include to provide a full range of judicial services by hearing cases in the trial court regarding, but not limited to such issues as, criminal, civil, fishing, hunting, youth dependency, traffic, housing, and gaming. For more information, please see the position description.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

 The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Rapid City, SD. Primary responsibilities include representing individuals accused of federal crimes in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The majority of the position’s caseload involves representing individuals accused of federal crimes under the Major Crimes Act and other federal statutes on Oglala Sioux Tribal lands. The position is open until filled with priority consideration for applications received prior to March 23, 2021. Position announcement and application instructions can be found at www.sdnd.fd.org/careers. Applications are encouraged until the announcement is removed from the site. Questions are welcome and should be directed to Jason_Tupman@fd.org.  Please see the position description for more information.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Association on American Affairs

Office Manager, remote. Excellent candidates will have experience delivering measurable, cost-effective results that make the organization’s vision a reality. The Office Manager will create and mantain efficient, effective, and creative systems to increase the productivity of the organization, and be committed to the Association’s mission to create a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected. This position is a full-time employment position. Send your application or any questions to general@indian-affairs.orgThe full position description and application instructions can be found on our website.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia.The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. Application is open until filled. For more information, please see the job description.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Judge, Hoopa, CA. Presides over and adjudicates a variety of civil and juvenile wellness cases as assigned by the Chief Judge; makes evidentiary rulings, reviews pleadings and issues orders, judgments, and decisions; and, performs legal, judicial, and administrative duties associated with an Associate Judge. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. An application can be obtained by visiting the website of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, or by contacting the Hoopa Valley Tribe Human Resources program at 530-625-9200 or emailing hr1@hoopainsurance.com.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

DNA – People’s Legal Services

Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ. As part of the DNA administrative team and working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Litigation oversees all DNA litigation, advocacy, client education, intake, and outreach; and mentors, supervises, and works with all legal staff on major litigation and routine case work to ensure that DNA provides  high quality  legal services to DNA clients throughout DNA’s service area. The Director of Litigation also works with other DNA administrative staff to ensure compliance with all applicable professional and ethical standards. No closing date – open until filled. More information can be found at the website or see the position description.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

Summer Associate – Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE.  Minimum 2nd year law student.  The purpose of Big Fire’s Summer Associate Program is to provide law students with opportunities to develop, challenge and broaden their skills and scope of work.  We are committed to the professional development and advancement of our summer associates. Our summer associate program offers challenging assignments, training and mentoring programs, and networking opportunities to help you launch your career. Open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description.

Gaming and Compliance Attorney – Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years’ experience possessing a strong background in gaming, regulatory compliance, employment law, transactional law, and general corporate law.  This position is a new, unique, and cutting-edge opportunity to work closely with a client on large scale, state-run gaming projects.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Litigation Attorney – Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years of litigation experience to join our metropolitan Omaha, Nebraska office. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

PEEBLES KIDDER BERGIN & ROBINSON LLP

(2) Associates, Sacramento, CA. Seeking two associates for our Sacramento office with 3-9 years of experience in corporate law and governance, business transactions and economic development, litigation and dispute resolution.  Experience in Federal Indian Law is preferred.  Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

ALCU

(2) Summer interns, Affiliate EDIB. The positions are paid, remote, and open to undergrad or graduate students. Interns will be involved in strategic conversations relevant to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging at a Nationwide scale. Interns will research and build cutting-edge projects relevant to EDIB to support a culture of learning and growth. Students apply here. Resource Here. Priority deadline is March 22, 2021. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General:

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Navajo Tax Commission (NTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Retirement Plan Administration Committee (RPAC), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), Investment Committee (IC), and as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Attorney (2 positions), Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General.  Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, the Attorney General, or the Deputy Attorney General, provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments and offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory authority, contracts and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; Assist Attorneys prepares and presents civil cases in tribal, municipal, state, federal courts and administrative bodies; confers with, gives advice to, and prepares opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; interviews witnesses, complainants, and others on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principle Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally represents the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The Principal Attorney works closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses. The Principal Attorney provides legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected.  This position is open until March 15, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Office of the Chief Prosecutor:

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Office of the Prosecutor:

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Chinle, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Victim and Witness Advocate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general supervision provides assistance to victims of crime through securing intake assessments, identifying and reviewing/securing referrals for the immediate well being of the victim. Reviews criminal complaints, police reports, and referrals to determine appropriate assistance to the victims. Gathers factual information & historical data, reviews reports, interviews victims and prepares statements, prepare investigation reports, and work closely with prosecutor in the prosecution. Establishes, reviews, and makes referrals specific to the needs of the victim, including shelter, crisis intervention, medical, counseling, and transportation, to guide in recovery/healing. Assist with protective services for victims. Prepares victims for hearings.  This position is open until March 19, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

2021 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice:

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) provides legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, and to the 110 local governing chapters. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org.  Complete applications are due on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application, which can be found at: http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/Forms/NNAPP09162016_Fill_In.pdf

Posted to Turtletalk on 3//12/2021.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group

Summer Associate, Winnebago, NE or Omaha, NE (Bellevue). Minimum 2nd year law student. The purpose of Big Fire’s Summer Associate Program is to provide law students with opportunities to develop, challenge and broaden their skills and scope of work.  We are committed to the professional development and advancement of our summer associates. Our summer associate program offers challenging assignments, training and mentoring programs, and networking opportunities to help you launch your career. Position closes 3/31/21.

Litigation Attorney, Omaha, NE (Bellevue). 5-10 years experience. Work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels. Position closes 2/28/21.

Gaming and Compliance Attorney, Winnebago, NE or Omaha, NE (Bellevue). Minimum 5 years experience possessing a strong background in gaming, regulatory compliance, employment law, transactional law, and general corporate law. Position closes 3/31/21.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Legal Fellow. This fellowship is a one year position from September 2021 to September 2022. JD required. Applicants should apply with resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample to hr@mncenter.org. Please see the position description for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Paralegal, currently remote, Longview, WA. Perform a full range of duties within the legal department under the direction of the Lead Staff Attorney. Job duties include intake, preparing tax exemption forms, drafting fee to trust applications, processing subpoenas, conducting real estate due diligence, maintaining the filing system, correspondence, and other general office duties.  For a complete list of job duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit the Careers section on our website and see the position description. Open until filled.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

The Navajo Nation Shopping Centers, Inc. (NNSCI)

RFP, Window Rock, AZ. NNSCI, a Navajo Nation owned corporation is soliciting bids for General Counsel Services.  NNSCI is a property management company that manages and operates ten (10) neighborhood shopping centers throughout the Navajo Nation. Navajo Nation Bar Association members and applicants in good standing with other state Bar Associations, will be considered.  Deadline is Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5 PM. Please see the request for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

Attorney, San Francisco, CA. Seeks a junior or mid-level associate attorney with experience and interest in environmental and/or Native American matters – particularly, but not exclusively, matters arising under the National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Indian Reorganization Act, or Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.  When pandemic restrictions are lifted, you will have opportunities for travel and client meetings both within and beyond California. Apply here and see the position description for more information.

Coyote Valley Casino

Chief of Staff, Redwood Valley, CA. Plans and directs all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the Tribal Council, CFO, and other executives; Organizes and prioritizes critical issues and required information for the executives to facilitate efficient decision making; Acts as a point of contact or gatekeeper between top management and tribal membership; and more. For more information, please see the position description.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Tribal Prosecutor, Mount Pleasant, MI. Under the supervision of Tribal Council, work closely with tribal law enforcement and judicial officials to effectively administer justice on the Isabella Indian Reservation. Act as Tribal Presenter in Child Abuse and Neglect cases. In order to be considered for this position you must apply at www.sagchip.org click on employment at the top of the page then click apply now. Please see the position description for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Ute Tribal Court

Prosecutor, Fort Duchesne, UT. The Prosecutor is responsible for independently prosecuting criminal, juvenile, civil, and other cases in the Ute Indian Tribal Court. Applicants should complete a Tribal Application Form at www.utetribe.com and then mail the completed Tribal Application Form. Please see the position description for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Wilton Rancheria

Self-Help Attorney, currently remote, Elk Grove, CA.  This is a new service and this position will include program development with assistance from the Wilton Rancheria Tribal Court leadership.  The self-help attorney will be expected to provide advice and assistance to tribal members on a variety of legal matters both within the Tribal Court and other forums including family law, social services, and government/administrative law. The self-help attorney must be able to commit sixteen (16) hours per month to the position.  The closing date for submission is February 26, 2021 at 5:00pst. Please see the position description for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Association of Village Council Presidents

Associate General Counsel, Bethel, AK. The Associate General Counsel (AGC) is the primary attorney responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts, subawards, and other agreements for AVCP departments and divisions; serves on AVCP’s negotiation team for federal and state compacts; and monitors compliance with contracts and other agreements. The AGC will also participate in legal advocacy initiatives typical of a tribal non-profit. Applications considered on a rolling basis. Please view the job announcement for more information. To apply, send cover letter and résumé to janderson@avcp.org and complete the online application for employment.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Yurok Tribal Court Reentry Program

Case Worker, Klamath, CA. Responsible for an ongoing case load of Reentry participants to include youth, adults, and/or families in the Yurok Tribal Court. The Reentry Case Worker will also work closely with the Reentry Program Attorney and Wellness Program staff to manage and providing programming. Open until filled. Apply here and see the position description for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Program Assistant, will be remote/virtual (Oklahoma City, OK; Twin Cities, MN; Albuquerque, NM; ​Los Angeles, CA preferred). Responsible for a range of administrative and program support duties to assist the Tribal Youth Resource Center project, a project of the TLPI. Closing date is February 28, 2021. To apply Submit your application via email to Jessica Harjo, Operations Director, at Jessica@tlpi.org


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Court

Clerk of Court, The Shakopee Court and the Court Clerk’s Office, Prior Lake, MN. The Clerk’s duties include maintaining all of the Court’s files and the Court’s case-status database; filing all pleadings and papers that the Court receives; scheduling all Court proceedings and preparing and transmitting the requisite notices for those proceedings; and more. For more information please see the description. Deadline for Applications February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

The Native American Rights Fund

Communications Specialist, currently remote, Boulder, CO. Create strategic, informative, and compelling content such as web pages and blog articles, social media, infographics and fact sheets, email newsletters, videos, case descriptions, press releases, and print publications. Emphasis for this position will be on creative graphic design and digital outreach strategies and content. Please see the position description for more information.


Posted on Turtletalk on 2/5/2021.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group

Big Fire Law is seeking a Litigation Attorney. The positions will be located at Omaha, NE.This position will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels. Open until filled. Send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to: careers@bigfirelaw.com. For more information, please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship. Positions in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR. Each fellowship recipient will receive a paid, ten-week summer associate position, and after successful completion of the summer associate fellowship, will be awarded a $15,000 scholarship. Closing date has been updated and is open until filled. For more information, please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Chief Tribal Judge, Omaha Tribal Court, Macy, NE. Duties include conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal and civil matters; trial and disposition of all criminal and civil matters; and more. Application is open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

Oglala Sioux Legal Department

Three (3) In-House Counsel Positions

  1. Lead
  2. Senior Associate
  3. Jr. Associate

The In-House Counsel(s) will work for the OST Council, the Executive Committee, and with two (2) Tribal Council Standing Committees each as listed below: Land Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, Economic and Business Development Committee, Law and Order Committee and Finance Committee. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO:  Lisa Cummings, OST Legal Department, PO Box 1204, Pine Ridge, SD  57770 – EMAIL: LisaC@ostlegal.org or FAX: 605-867-2140. See the description for more information. Qualifications here.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

ICWA Attorney. Position will be located in Seattle, WA. Position will represent tribal government in child welfare proceedings, consult on policy issues, and engage in tribal/state relations. Deadline to apply is January 22, 2021. For more information visit the website and see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

Pueblo of Isleta

General Counsel, Isleta, NM. Leads corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives.  Provides tribal leadership with effective advice on strategies and implementation, manages the legal function and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel; and more. Application is open until filled. For more information visit the website and see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, New York City, NY (though will work remotely while these offices are closed due to COVID-19).  The work of the Program is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to live, work, and raise children in a healthy environment.  The attorney selected for this position will work closely with other professionals (attorneys, scientists, policy analysts, communications experts) seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially those most overburdened or susceptible to harm—from toxic chemicals in the workplace, in consumer products, in the built environment, and in the outside environment. We are seeking someone to start in April 2021. For more information please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

Racial Justice Policy Counsel. The Policy Counsel should be an expert, familiar with racial justice movements, theory and concepts, capable of doing the difficult and sensitive work of connecting movements, scholars, policymakers and the public. Deadline to apply is Friday, January 29, 2021. See the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

University of Manitoba

Dean, Faculty of Law, Winnipeg, Manitoba. As Manitoba’s only law school, the Faculty is integrally connected to members of the legal profession locally, provincially, nationally, and globally, offering students the opportunity to engage and contribute beyond the classroom. Appointment to begin July 2021. For more information please see the position description.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

The ACLU of Montana

Summer 2021 Summer Legal Intern. We will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2021. Applications after that date are encouraged and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk on 1/15/2021. https://turtletalk.blog/2021/01/15/friday-job-announcements-195/

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Baraga, MI. This position is located at the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Center, and is an in-house position. Assist the Tribal Attorney and perform general in-house duties for the Tribal Council as directed. Legal and/or Consulting firms need not apply.  For more information, please visit the website or contact personnel@kbic-nsn.gov. Application process is open until filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 11/20/2020. Friday Job Announcements – Turtle Talk

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Attorney, Baraga, MI. This position is located at the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Center, and is an in-house position. Assist the Tribal Attorney and perform general in-house duties for the Tribal Council as directed. Legal and/or Consulting firms need not apply.  For more information, please visit the website or contact personnel@kbic-nsn.gov. Application process is open until filled.

Posted on Turtletalk on 11/20/2020. Friday Job Announcements – Turtle Talk

The Yurok Tribe's Office of the Tribal Attorney

Law clerks, spring, summer, and fall of 2021. This could be a virtual position. Past legal clerks have worked on a wide variety of projects including ordinance drafting, litigation support, legal research, and appeared on behalf of the Tribe in Yurok Tribal Court. We are receiving applications on a rolling basis, but would appreciate having all applications by December 4, 2020. Please visit the website for more information.

Posted on Turtletalk 11/20/2020. Friday Job Announcements – Turtle Talk

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

Transactional Associate Attorney, San Diego, CA. Seeking an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience in transactional and other Indian law experience.  Interested applicants should have strong credentials and a commitment to representing Native American interests, and a clerkship is also highly preferred. More detail about the firm is available at www.sonosky.com. See the job description or visit our website at http://www.sonosky.com/careers.html to apply.  This position is open until filled, but applicants should apply by January 15, 2020.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in California, or willing to become licensed.

Posted on Turtletalk 11/20/2020. Friday Job Announcements – Turtle Talk

Posted October 25, 2020

Environmental Law Institute

Fellowship, Washington, DC.  This one-year fellowship will begin in September 2021. The Public Interest Law Fellow works closely with other ELI attorneys and professionals, including our U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection, the rule of law, and environmental justice. The work frequently requires considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society — e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and governance and administration. The application deadline is December 9, 2020. To apply, please visit https://www.eli.org/employment.

Berkey Williams LLP

Fellowship, Davis, CA. Over the course of the year, will work with each of the Firm’s partners in as many of our practice areas as possible.  Fellows typically engage in legal research and writing, litigation, historical research, communication with the firm’s clients, and administrative advocacy, among other kinds of work. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 13, 2020. Please see the description for more information.

Summer Associate, offices in Davis, California, Washington D.C and Syracuse, New York.  Our Firm works exclusively with Tribes and Tribal organizations to promote and protect their political, cultural, social and economic self-determination.  The Davis office is seeking a 2nd year law student for a summer associate position in 2021.  The position requires excellent research and writing skills.  We especially encourage students with a demonstrated commitment to serving Indian people and tribal nations to apply.  Please forward a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to Gloria Coronado, gcoronado@berkeywilliams.com.  The deadline to apply is Monday, November 30, 2020.  No phone calls, please.

Peebles Kidder 

2021 Summer Law Clerks, Sacramento, CA; Kansas City, MO; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Washington D.C. Whether clerks will work from a firm office or remotely will be determined closer to the start date.  Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is strongly preferred.  Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.  Peebles Kidder offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10-week summer position.  Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcript to Solveig Monson at smonson@ndnlaw.com by November 15, 2020.

Environmental Law Institute

Fellowship, Washington, DC.  This one-year fellowship will begin in September 2021. The Public Interest Law Fellow works closely with other ELI attorneys and professionals, including our U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection, the rule of law, and environmental justice. The work frequently requires considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society — e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and governance and administration. The application deadline is December 9, 2020. To apply, please visit https://www.eli.org/employment.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Mount Pleasant, MI.  Under the supervision of General Counsel, represent the tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, excluding representation performed by the General Counsel. This position is open until filled. All of our open positions are on our website at www.sagchip.org click on employment at the top of the page and click on Apply now. Link here.

Yurok Tribe

Staff Attorney – Education, Klamath, CA.Under the general supervision of the Tribal Court Director, Chief Judge, and Supervising Staff Attorney, the Staff Attorney will assist the Yurok Tribal Court in its legal programs offering assistance under the Youth Diversion program. The Staff Attorney will complete a variety of professional assignments on behalf of the Yurok Tribal Court as assigned. The Staff Attorney-Education will work closely with the Chief Judge and other department staff. The candidate will provide services directly to clients to assist with securing the proper services and supports necessary to help the client achieve in school. This may include special education placements, supports, and services. Open until Filled. Link to tribal job site here and link to Yurok Tribe’s application here.

Pueblo of Pojoaque Legal Department

General Counsel, Pojoaque, New Mexico. The Pueblo of Pojoaque is now accepting applications for an attorney to provide legal services under the direct supervision of the Chief General Counsel. A background of federal Indian law is essential. Practice areas include direct legal services, domestic affairs, tribal corporations, water law, litigation, gaming, general civil law, and contracts. Must be capable of being admitted to the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court and the New Mexico State Bar. Position will be filled within 30 days of this posting. Send resumes via email to rfrias@pojoaque.org.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, Arizona. The attorney general provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Supreme Court Judge, Mashpee, MA.  Job duties/powers are to conduct all court hearings, and issue orders and papers, and to decide all matters within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.  All resumes can be emailed to Vivian.Bussiere@mwtribe-nsn.gov.  Please review the attached job description. 

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2020. Link to required employment application here.

Associate Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is November 7, 2020. Link to required employment application. Link to required employment application here.

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Assistant Prosecutor, Watersmeet, MI.  Provide vertical prosecution of all sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking cases in the LVD Court as well as assist in prosecution of other criminal matters.  This position also includes collaboration with Tribal Police to create and implement a training program for effective investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking involving tribal members both on and off Tribal lands.  For more information, please see the job description.  Deadline for application is November 6, 2020.  Application Here.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Legal Department

  1. Lead
  2. Senior Associate
  3. Jr. Associate

Announcement here. The In-House Counsel(s) will work for the OST Council, the Executive Committee, and with two (2) Tribal Council Standing Committees.  Land Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, Economic and Business Development Committee, Law and Order Committee and Finance Committee. Please see the announcement and the qualifications for more information.

RFP.  Special Counsel for various legal services for the Oglala Sioux Tribe until November 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST. Late proposals will not be accepted. The Tribal Council seeks individuals or law firms to provide legal counsel services to the Oglala Sioux Tribe for the following areas: Federal Congressional Matters, Litigation, Code Drafting, Treaty Rights and Protection. Please see the request for more information.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Navajo Tax Commission (NTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Retirement Plan Administration Committee (RPAC), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), Investment Committee (IC), and as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

NNDOJ Office of the Chief Prosecutor

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs. Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic  planning for  annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates  and  evaluates  the  overall  effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts. Responsible for adhering to the Plan of  Operation  and  establishing  annual  goals  and  objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

NNDOJ Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Shiprock, NM.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Kayenta, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Posted September 30, 2020

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is requesting contract proposals from attorneys or law firms to represent Social Services in child/elder/at-risk adult protection cases. Approx. ½ time. For full RFP please email jrivera@southernute-nsn.gov or call 970-563-2141. Proposals due October 26, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Bay Mills Indian Community

Bay Mills Indian Community is seeking a Tribal Prosecutor. Position will be located in Brimley, MI. Move up to the wild and beautiful Bay Mills reservation, which sits on the bluffs of Lake Superior in Northern Michigan. The Bay Mills Indian Community is seeking a qualified attorney to carry out, on a contractor basis, the duties of the Prosecutor for the Bay Mills Tribal Court. The Tribal Prosecutor will represent Bay Mills Indian Community in proceedings before the Bay Mills Tribal Court, and is responsible for preserving and upholding the Bay Mills Indian Community Constitution and By-Laws, Law and Order Code, Tribal jurisdiction, ordinances and resolutions, and all applicable federal laws. This position will remain open until closed. Application found here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/tribal-prosecutor-job-description.pdf.

Quinault Indian Reservation

Quinalt Indian Nation is seeking a Senior Assistant Attorney General for Children and Elder Services. Position will be located in Taholah, WA (Quinault Indian Reservation). This is an in-house counsel position responsible for providing the Quinault Nation’s children’s an elders’ program with an array of legal services. In addition, the incumbent works closely with the Quinault Family Services Department (QFS), the Quinault Child Support Services Program (SCCP), the Quinault Tribal Police Department (QPD), and other tribal departments to protect and enhance the welfare and safety of the tribal community. Open until filled. For more information please see the job description, here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/public-defender-job-description.pdf.

The Wind River Tribal Court

Wind River is seeking a Public Defender (Attorney). Position will be located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Essential duties include representing all adult and juvenile defendants charged with violations of the Shoshone & Arapaho Law and Order Code (SALOC). Works closely with legal services, Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement, tribal social service programs, tribal Federal, state probation officers, juvenile probation officers; and other Federal, State, county and city law enforcement services. A full description, qualifications, and special eligibility conditions are in the job description, here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/publicdefenderdescription.pdf.

Ute Indian Tribal Court

Health and Wellness Court Judge, Fort Duchesne, UT. The Judge of the Ute Tribal Health and Wellness Court is responsible for presiding over all alcohol and drug addiction related cases referred by the Ute Tribal Court or other applicable entity. Team. This job description is not an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this position and the successful applicant will be expected to perform all duties necessary to meet the objectives of Court. Will remain open until the position is filled. See the position description for more information and to apply, here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/health-and-wellness-court-judge-job-description.pdf.

Public defender, Fort Duchesne, UT. The Public Defender oversees the representation of defendants/respondents in proceedings initiated in the Ute Indian Tribal Court. The applicant must be willing to work within an environment conducive to the position’s location and purpose. Will remain open until the position is filled. See the position description for more information and to apply, here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/public-defender-job-description-1.pdf.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZThis position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UTThis position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZThis position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.  ​

Ziontz Chestnut

Associate, Seattle, WA. Seeking candidate with a strong academic background, excellent research, writing and communication skills, and 0-3 years of experience (including judicial clerkships) to join its practice beginning in fall 2021 (and possibly earlier depending on availability).  Applicants should send their application by September 30, 2020, to Hiring Attorney at applicant@ziontzchestnut.com. For more information, applicants should visit our website at www.ziontzchestnut.com.  The full job announcement is in the attached PDF, here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/zc-associate-attorney-job-posting-2020-1.pdf.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry, LLP

Litigation Associate, Washington, DC. See attached PDF for duties. Position Open until Filled. Job announcement found here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/164505_1.pdf.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP

Procopios Native American Law Practice Group offers 10-week paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law. Interns join a nationwide network of the next generation of Native American Law attorneys in an active alumni program consisting of judicial clerks, governmental attorneys and associates at law firms. Applications are due Friday, October 30, 2020 by 5 PM PST. Application found here: https://www.procopio.com/articles/view/now-accepting-applications-for-procopio-s-summer-2017-native-american-law-internship-program.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry, LLP

Sonosky, Chambers is looking for a 2L Summer Associate. Position will be located in Washington, DC.Application deadling is October 9, 2020. Application found here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/job-announcement-2l-law-students-summer-internship-1.pdf.

Berkey Williams LLP

Berkey Williams is seeking a Fellowship applicant. Position will be located in Brimley, MI. Over the course of the year, will work with each of the Firm’s partners in as many of our practice areas as possible.  Fellows typically engage in legal research and writing, litigation, historical research, communication with the firm’s clients, and administrative advocacy, among other kinds of work. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2020. Please see the description for more information. Application found here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/fellowship-announcement-2021-1.pdf.

The Pascua Yaqui Office of Attorney General

The Pascua Yaqui Office of Attorney General is looking for an Assistant Attorney General. Position is located adjacent to Tucson, AZ. The Assistant Attorney General represents the Pascua Yaqui Tribe by providing nonpartisan legal advice and representation to officials, agencies, departments, divisions, enterprises and other entities of the Tribe’s government. Interested candidates should have at least 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with a background in Indian Law strongly preferred.  The job posting can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pascuayaqui?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&jobId=2843695&jobName=assistant-attorney-general&tab=1.

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is seeking an Assistant Prosecutor. Position is located in Watersmeet, MI. Assistant Prosecutor will provide vertical prosecution of all sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking cases in the LVD Court as well as assist in prosecution of other criminal matters.  This position also includes collaboration with Tribal Police to create and implement a training program for effective investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking involving tribal members both on and off Tribal lands.  For more information, please see the job description.  Deadline for application is October 1, 2020. Application found here: https://www.lvdcasino.com/Content/Job-Application.cfm.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Band Assembly

Legislative Staff Attorney II position located in Onamia, MN. Assists in representing the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Band Assembly in the lawful exercise of its constitutional and statutory duties and obligations. The Legislative Staff Attorney also conducts legal research, drafts bills and legal opinions, reviews contracts, and performs other duties as assigned by the Secretary-Treasurer and Band Assembly with notification given to the Legislative Counsel. The Legislative Staff Attorney will regularly collaborate and work with the Legislative Counsel on legal issues. Application closes 9/28/2020. Application found here: https://millelacsband.com/jobs/legislative-staff-attorney-ii.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

2021 Summer Law Clerk, Washington, DC.Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, is currently seeking applications for its 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program in its Washington, DC office. This position is open until filled. Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply, here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/hsdw-2021-summer-law-clerk-position.pdf.

Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Administration Headquarters

Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Administration Headquarters is looking for a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and counsel to the Three Affiliated Tribes, The Tribal Business Council and all Tribal Programs, entities and sub-divisions of the Tribes, including but not limited to representation before Tribal, Federal & State Courts and Administrative agencies. Review, drafting, and negotiation of contracts, including PL 93-638 Contracts with Governmental Agencies and other outside Agencies. Position is in New Town, ND. Application is open until filled. Application can be found at https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/1.-2018-new-application.pdf.

Quinault Indian Reservation

The Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington is seeking a Chief Judge for the Quinault Tribal Court. Please see the detailed RFQ document for proposal qualifications and requirements. Proposals must be submitted by October 9, 2020. Anticipated start date will be early January, 2021. Proposals and/or questions about the RFQ should be submitted to lbruner@quinault.org.

Office of the Attorney General for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Office of the Attorney General for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is seeking a Staff Attorney. Position is located in Choctaw, MS. Under the direction of the Tribe’s Attorney General, the Staff Attorney is responsible for providing general legal services for the tribal government and representing the Tribe in various criminal and civil actions in tribal, state, and federal courts. This position is open until filled. The Tribe’s Employment Application can be found at http://www.choctaw.org/government/services/employment.html.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking a recent law school graduate to assist the Legal Department Director with analysis for ongoing legal cases and issues in a broad spectrum of practice areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Associate Tribal Attorney is also responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, Ordinances, and Resolutions. Entry-level candidate with 0 to 3 years of experience preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered. Please see the attached  job description for more information on this position. Please visit www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html to apply.

New Mexico Court of Appeals Law Clerks in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

The New Mexico Court of Appeals is hiring for multiple Law Clerk positions that will begin in September 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with an ap¬pellate judge to draft opinions and resolve cases involving all areas of the law. You must have outstanding legal writing skills and be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. One year of experience performing legal research, analysis and writing, while employed or as a student, is required. Please send resume, writing sample, law school transcript and two letters of recommenda¬tion to: AOC, Attn: Nathan Hale, aocneh@ nmcourts.gov, 237 Don Gaspar, Room 25, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

CYFD Attorney

The Children, Youth and Families Depart¬ment is seeking to multiple vacant Children’s Court Attorney Senior Positions. Salary range is $58,000-$93,000 annually, depend¬ing on experience and qualifications. The attorneys will represent the department in abuse/neglect and termination proceedings and related matters. The ideal candidates will have experience in the practice of law totaling at least three years and New Mexico licensure is required. Children’s Court Attorney Senior positions will be located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Benefits include medical, dental, vi¬sion, paid vacation, and a retirement package. Please contact the following for information on how to apply and to ascertain the closing date for the position. David Brainerd (505) 795-2760 or david.brainerd@state.nm.us. The state of New Mexico is an EOE. To apply for this position go to www.state.nm.us/spo/ and click on JOBS, then click on Apply for a Job Online Job order #102399.

Eleventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Div II

The McKinley County District Attorney’s Office, Gallup, New Mexico is seeking re¬sumes to fill current vacancies. The DUI Task Force is seeking a Senior Trial Attorney and an Assistant Trial Attorney position. Both these positions must be New Mexico and Navajo Nation Licensed. The DUI Task Force is a multi-agency taskforce established to prosecute DUI cases in courts of the State of New Mexico and on the Navajo Nation. The District Attorney is also seeking resumes for an Assistant Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney. Former position is ideal for persons who recently took the NM bar exam. Senior Trial Attorney position requires substantial knowledge and experience in criminal pros¬ecution, rules of criminal procedure and rules of evidence. Admission to the New Mexico State Bar preferred, but will consider applicants who are eligible to be admitted by reciprocity. The McKinley County District Attorney’s Office provides regular courtroom practice and a supportive and collegial work environment. Enjoy the spectacular outdoors in the adventure capital of New Mexico. Salaries are negotiable based on experience. Submit letter of interest, resume and refer-ences to Paula Pakkala, District Attorney, 201 West Hill, Suite 100, Gallup, NM 87301, or e-mail letter and resume to PPakkala@ da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. March 30, 2019.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR…

  • ·       Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
  • ·       Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
  • ·       Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
  • ·       Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
  • ·       MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
  • ·       Receptionist, Flagstaff, AZ
  • ·       (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • ·       MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • ·       NMVOCA Project Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • ·       Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ
  • ·       Director of Information Technology, Window Rock, AZ
  • ·       Community Outreach/Legal Education Coordinator, Window Rock, AZ

Apply: Hresources@dnalegalservices.org • https://dnalegalservices.org P.O. Box 765, Tuba City, AZ 86045 • Bus:  (928) 283-3206

DNA is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, preference is given to qualified Navajo and other Native American applicants.

Senior Attorney Position in Social & Human Services at Muckleshoot

Located in the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Here. Please contact General Counsel Rob Otsea at Rob at muckleshoot.nsn.us if you have questions.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/18 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/18/senior-attorney-position-in-social-human-services-at-muckleshoot/

INTERN OPPORTUNITIES

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Legal Intern, Fulton, MI. Under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel and Tribal Attorney, the incumbent provides professional and administrative support to the Chief Legal Counsel and the Staff Attorney.  For more information visit the link. Application closes Monday, March 18, 2019.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

The Navajo Nation

Law Clerk Intern (summer), Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, multiple worksite locations: Window Rock, AZ, Crownpoint, NM, Ramah, NM, Tohajiilee, NM, Shiprock, NM, Chinle, AZ, Kayenta, AZ, and Tuba City, AZ. For more information please contact Gertrude Lee, Chief Prosecutor, at gertrudelee@navajo-nsn.gov and see the position description.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Seneca Nation

Request for Proposals, Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories located in Western New York. The Seneca Nation desires to enter into a contractual agreement with the selected attorney and is interested in establishing and maintaining a long-term, working relationship. Interesting parties shall submit proposal by April 1, 2019. More details can be found on the RFP.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Colorado River Indian Tribe

Legal Aid Director, Parker, AZ. Please see the job description for more information regarding client contact, attorney, and administrative duties. The site to find the downloadable application is http://crit-nsn.gov/crit_contents/notices/Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Deputy Attorney General, Parker, AZ. The Deputy Attorney General works with Tribal Council and all Tribal Departments and Enterprises, under the supervision of the Attorney General. For more information please see the job description. Application closes April 8, 2019. The site to find the downloadable application is http://crit-nsn.gov/crit_contents/notices/Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney – ACFS, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Under the direction of the Child Placement Program Director and the General Counsel, the Tribal Attorney – ACFS represents the interests of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Indian Child Welfare cases in state courts.  The position is also responsible for performing the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office related to child welfare and related cases in the absence of the Tribal Prosecutor. For more information please see the job description.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Tunica-Biloxi

Housing Director, Marksville, LA. Manage the operations of the housing program by directing and coordinating activities consistent with the established goals, objectives and policies of the Indian Housing Plan (IHP), and any other funding sources. For more information please see the job description. Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Attorney General, Marksville, LA. This position is responsible for protecting all Tribal assets, defending the integrity of the Tribe, assisting and advising all Tribal entities in their pursuit of progress on behalf of Tribal members, and managing and providing legal services and representation to the Tribe, its Tribal Council, its Tribal Government, and its Tribal Entities. For more information please see the job description.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Adviser, Division of Indian Affairs, Washington D.C. The incumbent will serve as a staff Attorney-Adviser providing legal advice and guidance to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). GS-14, application closes on March 22, 2019. Please visit the link for more information.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

The University of Arizona College of Law, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy (IPLP)

Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic (full-time fiscal year-to-year appointment), Tucson, AZ. This position will be involved in the IPLP Program’s teaching, research, and service work in promoting the protection, promotion and advancement of the human rights of American Indian and other indigenous peoples, organizations and communities around the world. Please see the job description or click here for more information.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic (Tenure Track), Tuscon, AZ. This position will be involved in the IPLP Program’s teaching, research, and service work in promoting the protection, promotion and advancement of the human rights of American Indian and other indigenous peoples, organizations and communities around the world. Please see the job description or click here for more information.Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

The Legislative Branch for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

(2) Legislative Staff Attorneys, Onamia, MN. Assist the Chief Legislative Counsel in the amending, revision, and creation of Band Legislation. In order to aid in the development of progressive and practical legislation for the Band, Legislative Staff Attorneys are required to collaborate on committees with staff from all three branches of the Band’s government, attend legislative sessions, and occasionally travel to the Band’s multiple districts within the state of Minnesota. See the job description for more information.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Rosette, LLP

Litigation Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI. Seeking an ambitious and experienced attorney. This firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their governmental entities and agencies, and businesses. For more information please see the job description.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Congressional Advocate, Washington D.C. The Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy manages the Native American Advocacy program, keeping track of legislation and funding proposals that affect Native Americans, communicating with Congress about selected bills and issues, and lobbying on legislation that is important to Indian country. Please see the description for more information. Application closes June 1, 2019.Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Port Madison Enterprises

Legal Office Manager/Board Coordinator, Suquamish WA. This position assists in the management and conduct of the analysis of policy issues, proposed tribal, state or federal legislation, or other items of special concern to the Port Madison Enterprises (“PME”) Legal Department, and the PME Board of Directors; performs complex paralegal duties requiring a high degree of knowledge of legal concepts, issues, and research; and is required to oversee the work of Administrative Assistants, Legal Secretaries, and/or Paralegals. Please see the job description for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 3/15 at  https://turtletalk.blog/2019/03/15/friday-job-announcements-118/

Navajo Nation

Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website for more information.  Please contact Ms. Jaime High, Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at jaimehigh@navajo-nsn.gov.

Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Kayenta, AZ.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website for more information.  Please contact Ms. Jaime High, Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at jaimehigh@navajo-nsn.govPosted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/friday-job-announcements-93/

Procopio

(2) Summer 2019 Native American Law Internships, Native American Internship Program, San Diego CA.  Procopio offers two paid summer internships. Please note the deadline for submission is October 31 at 5pm PST.  You can gain additional information about the applications here, and you can learn about our alumni of the program here.  Should you have any questions regarding the internship or the application process, please contact Ted Griswold at ted.griswold@procopio.comPosted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/friday-job-announcements-93/

The Hopi Tribe

Deputy General Counsel, Kykotsmovi, AZ. The Deputy General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government – including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, the administrative departments, offices and programs. Please see the job description for more information.

Chief Probation Officer, Kykotsmovi, AZ. This position is responsible for administrative management and supervision of the Probation Unit; and supervision of adult and juvenile probationers to assure adherence to court orders in support of the Hopi Tribal Court, Judicial Services. Please see the job description for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/friday-job-announcements-93/

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney, Oklahoma City, OK. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. This position is open until filled. Please see the  job announcements for more information. To apply:  Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.comPosted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/friday-job-announcements-93/

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney,  Traverse City, MI. This position will focus on tribal and state law
legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense
matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula. For more information please see the job description. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/friday-job-announcements-93/

The Ute Indian Tribe of Northeastern Utah

Tribal Prosecutor, Tribal Courts, Fort Duchesne, Utah. For more information regarding this position and how to apply, please refer to job description. Closing date: October 11th, 2018. To apply, please send application, resume, and certifications to one of the following individuals: Ronevav@utetribe.com or Taunishac@utetribe.com. Closing date: October 11th, 2018

Attorney, Social Services, Fort Duchesne, Utah. Attorney will act as the legal representative for the Ute Indian Tribe Social Services in child welfare and vulnerable adult related matters where court and/or legal interventions are needed to ensure the safety and well-being of clients served by the Ute Indian Tribe Social Services (UITSS). Please refer to job description for more information regarding this position. To apply, please send application, resume, and certifications to one of the following individuals: Ronevav@utetribe.com or Taunishac@utetribe.com. Closing date: October 11th, 2018. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/friday-job-announcements-93/

The Nisqually Indian Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney and General Tribal Attorney, WA. The selected applicant will have a working knowledge of the Tribal Constitution and federal law and will provide legal advice to the Nisqually Tribal Council.  These are full-time, contract positions. Please see the Requests for Proposals and instructions for more information or click here.  

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/friday-job-announcements-92/

Pipestem Law

Associate Attorney, Tulsa, OK. Seeking an associate attorney to join a team focused on representation of tribal governments and tribal enterprises, as well as advocacy on legal issues related to the protection of Native women. Please see the job description for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/friday-job-announcements-92/

The Nature Conservancy

Indigenous Lands Specialist, Brazil. The Indigenous Lands Management Specialist develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for Indigenous Territories in the Amazon Basin and other macro regions in Brazil. Please see the job description for more information. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/friday-job-announcements-92/

The Indigenous Genre Project

Entertainment Contracts Attorney. This media company seeks to empower, amplify, and redefine Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples in popular culture. Native-owned and operated, the Project grounds itself in the belief that our stories are for everybody, but have gone largely untold. Within our communities lie thousands of years worth of heroes, villains, lovers, monsters, and political strife. Tapping into our rich histories, we are developing a slate of genre film and television projects that celebrates indigenous people, and engages non-native viewers in an emotional journey that engenders empathy for our experiences and gives a revolutionary glimpse into the stories of the land we stand on. Knowledge of standards and practices used in television and film, and contracts related to writers, directors, producers, and intellectual property as we interface with major agencies and buyers is needed.  Please contact Kapena Baptista (kapenabaptista@gmail.com) for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/friday-job-announcements-92/

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Executive Director, MI. Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) seeks an Executive Director to lead this non-profit organization in its mission to secure justice and protect rights of low-income individuals unable to obtain and pay for legal services in civil matters by the provision of high quality legal representation and counsel. Applications close October 15, 2018. Please see the job description for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/friday-job-announcements-92/

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

See below for more information about available positions. To apply, send resume with references, cover letter, and writing samples to HResources@dnalegalservices.org.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

General Counsel, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The General Counsel works under the primary supervision and direction of the Tribal Board to provide legal advice and representation to the Board and to the various governmental programs, departments, and enterprises of the Tribe. Application is open until full. Please see the job description for more information.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/21 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/friday-job-announcements-92/

HOBBS, STRAUS, DEAN & WALKER, LLP

2019 Summer Law Clerk Program, Washington D.C. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the job description for more information.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/  

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Pro tem appellate justices, Tuscon, AZ. Appellate justices are appointed by the Tribal Council. Appellate Justices are contractors and not tribal employees. The work is dependent upon the number of matters appealed from the trial court, and is not equivalent to full-time (40 hours per week). Please see the description for more information.

Deputy Public Defender, Tuscon, AZ. The Deputy Public Defender delivers professional and competent legal service in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Public Defender’s Office. The incumbent provides representation to adults and juveniles, charged with criminal offenses, in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court. This representation includes court appearances, investigation, preparing and arguing motions, conducting bench, jury trials, and appeals. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/

Navajo Nation

Attorney,  Department of Justice in Natural Resource Unit, Window Rock, AZ.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Ms. Cherie Espinosa, Acting Deputy Attorney General for further information at cespinosa@nndoj.org.   This position is open until filled.

Tax Attorney, Office of the Tax Commission, Window Rock, AZ.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Ms. Cherie Espinosa, Acting Deputy Attorney General for further information at cespinosa@nndoj.org.  This position is open until filled.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Summer 2019 Law Clerk, Banning CA. It is the goal of the Morongo Legal Department to provide a tailored Clerk program that responds to the interests and goals of the Law Clerk. The Law Clerk program includes the opportunity to get to know the Morongo Tribal Community, lands, and Enterprises. By clerking with the Morongo Legal Department, we are confident you will improve your lawyering skills, learn first-hand the demands of in-house legal counsel, and gain meaningful exposure to substantive Indian law projects. The position is paid and only 20 miles west of Palm Springs. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see the description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/

The Yankton Sioux Tribe

(3) Supreme Court Judges, Wagner, SD. Seeking applicants for three (3) law trained Supreme Court Judges positions for the Yankton Sioux Tribal Supreme Court as established in Title I, Chapter II of the YST Law and Order Code to hear cases as needed taken on appeal from the Yankton Sioux Tribal Court under Rule 37 of the YST Rules of Civil Procedure and Chapter V of the YST Rules of Criminal Procedures. Resumes shall be submitted to and reviewed by the YST Business and Claims Committee at P.O. 1153, Wagner SD, 57380, (605)384-3641, who will make appointments, determine further qualifications, terms of office and compensation as set forth in Title I, Chapter II, Sec. 1-2-2(2) of the YST Law and Order Code. The positions shall be considered open until filled. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Executive Director, Okmulgee, OK. The Executive Director assists the Gaming Commission charged with investigating regulated activities to assure compliance with federal/tribal laws. Assist with preparation of quarterly report and budget. Assist Commission and supervises staff. Please see the job description for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/

Berkey Williams LLP

Indian Law Fellowship Program, Berkeley, CA. Our Indian Law Fellowship Program encourages recent law graduates to work in the field of Indian law and provides the Fellow with an opportunity to pursue a wide variety of projects in Indian country. The Fellowship intends to contribute to the development of the Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths in the field might be. The deadline to apply is October 12, 2018. Please see the description for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/14 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/friday-job-announcements-91/

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Assistant Attorney General Business Real Estate. The Assistant Attorney General represents the Pascua Yaqui Tribe by performing functions of in-house counsel, including transactional work, limited litigation, contract review, and legal document development. This position will primarily focus on housing, business, and real estate.  For complete job description and to apply, go to:

https://az-pascuayaqui.civicplushrms.com/careers/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp4zNRNJ4v9ZQDWcSGii8AmWYDDSa3jyl00IUKE2znFyV

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Fountain Hills, A.Z. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is seeking a Senior Assistant General Counsel. Some of the duties of the Senior Assistant General Counsel include: serve as legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; perform high level legal research and analysis in numerous areas of law and policy related to Federal Indian and Indian Law; provide legal advice and analysis of tribal, State and Federal laws and regulations, specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; draft and revise the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; work at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; draft, review and recommend changes to various contracts; review other agreements, proposals; represent the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Tribal, State and Federal court actions; and perform other duties as assigned or required. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on October 2, 2018.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/7/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/friday-job-announcements-90/

Wisconsin Judicare

Staff Attorney, Indian Law Office, Wausau, W.I. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts. Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; knowledge of Native American issues is preferred. Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to eligible low-income Wisconsin residents and Native Americans. All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations. Travel may be required. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/7/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/friday-job-announcements-90/

Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Magistrate, Juneau, A.K. The Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska are seeking a Magistrate. The Magistrate will hear and decide, as well as enter judgments and orders, on judicial matters on paternity, child support, and enforcement of child support orders. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Court Coordinator, Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court, Juneau, A.K. he Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska are seeking a Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator. The Coordinator will facilitate planning, development, and implementation for the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/7/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/friday-job-announcements-90/

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-House Counsel, Pine Ridge, S.D. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has three (3) In-House Counsel positions open. The In-House Counsel(s) will work for the OST Council, the Executive Committee and with two (2) Tribal Council Standing Committees each as listed below: Land Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, Economic and Business Development Committee, Law and Order Committee and Finance Committee. Salary based on experience and budget. CLOSING DATE:  OCTOBER 31, 2018.

Please submit a Letter of Intent, Resume with three references, Certificate of Good Standing, Copy of valid state bar license(s), State and Federal background checks and hair follicle drug test results mailed directly from the facility to the Legal Department. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO:  Lisa Cummings, OST Legal Department, PO Box 1204, Pine Ridge, SD  57770 – EMAIL: LisaC@ostlegal.org or FAX: 605-867-2140.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/7/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/friday-job-announcements-90/

Nisqually Indian Tribe

Tribal Prosecutor, The Nisqually Indian Tribe is seeking a Tribal Prosecutor. The Tribal Prosecutor will represent the Tribal in all criminal matters in Tribal, State, and Federal jurisdictions. The Prosecutor will advise the Tribal Council and other departments on criminal matters. The Prosecutor will also represent the Tribe in Indian Child Welfare cases in Tribal and State court, and advise the Indian Child Welfare Department. The position will also be expected to assist with other civil matters, and occasional in-house legal duties as requested. The position is expected to be full-time. Please see the job announcement for more information. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/7/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/friday-job-announcements-90/

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Chief Judge. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks a Chief Judge for the Tribal Court to be appointed for an approximate term of four (4) years (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022).  This is a part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The position does require flexible hours as required to address requests for warrants and hearings requiring emergency or expedited consideration. The NHBP Constitution requires that Supreme Court Justices must: have attained the age of thirty (30); be a licensed attorney in good standing; cannot be a Member of Tribal Council or running for a Tribal Council position or a Tribal employee; and never been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a violent crime, felony, or a crime of fraud.  Candidates must have experience in the practice of Indian law, whether in tribal, state or federal court(s).  Judicial experience and 5 or more years experience as a licensed attorney and/or judge is preferred.    NHBP affords preference to candidates who are enrolled citizens of NHBP or other federally-recognized Indian tribes in accordance with NHBP’s Indian Preference in Employment Code. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae and complete the Affirmation(s) that the applicant meets the requirements for appointment under NHBP Constitution.  Documents must be submitted to the Legal Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on October 5, 2018.  Applications may be submitted via mail or e-mail to: William Brooks, NHBP Chief Legal Counsel at: 1485 Mno-Bmadzewen Way, Fulton, MI 49052 or bbrooks@nhbpi.com.  Applicants will also be required to submit to a background investigation and drug screen before confirmation of appointment.

Associate Justice. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of the Tribe to be appointed for an approximate term of six (6) years (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2024).  This is a part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The NHBP Constitution requires that Supreme Court Justices must: have attained the age of thirty (30); be a licensed attorney in good standing; cannot be a Member of Tribal Council or running for a Tribal Council position or a Tribal employee; and never been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a violent crime, felony, or a crime of fraud.  Candidates must have experience in the practice of Indian law, whether in tribal, state or federal court(s).  Judicial experience and 5 or more years experience as a licensed attorney and/or judge is preferred.  NHBP affords preference to candidates who are enrolled citizens of NHBP or other federally-recognized Indian tribes in accordance with NHBP’s Indian Preference in Employment Code.  Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae and complete the Affirmation(s) that the applicant meets the requirements for appointment under NHBP Constitution.  Documents must be submitted to the Legal Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on October 5, 2018.  Applications may be submitted via mail or e-mail to: William Brooks, NHBP Chief Legal Counsel at: 1485 Mno-Bmadzewen Way, Fulton, MI 49052 or bbrooks@nhbpi.com.  Applicants will also be required to submit to a background investigation and drug screen before confirmation of appointment.

Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney.  The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks a licensed attorney to serve as Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney for the Tribe to be appointed for an approximate term of four (4) years (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022).  This is a contractual, part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The NHBP Prosecutor serves as the chief law enforcement officer of the Tribe and shall be responsible for supervising all criminal investigations of offenses arising under the Tribe’s criminal laws as well as the following duties:

a.       Prosecution of crimes and civil infractions in the Tribal Court, which arise under the Tribe’s criminal and civil laws, including arraignments, motions, trials and appeals;

b.       Work closely with the Tribal Court Administrator and Tribal Judge(s) to improve the delivery of services within the Tribal Court and to assist the Court in case management and docket preparation;

c.       Establish a working relationship with local, state and federal jurisdictions to establish protocols for coordinating criminal investigations and prosecutions with the authority of such local, state and federal jurisdictions;

d.       Review all requests for arrest warrants and search warrants to determine if all constitutional requirements are satisfied prior to approval or authorization;

e.       Review all charges and complaints of violations of Tribal criminal and civil laws and to determine what, if any, charges to bring and whom to charge;

f.        Provide advice and recommendations to the Tribal Council and Chief Legal Counsel regarding the adoption of laws, or amendments to existing law, which are reasonable or necessary to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Tribal Community and Reservation; and

g.       Serve as presenting officer in matters arising under the NHBP Elder/Adult Services and Protection Code (or any successor law), the Juvenile Justice Code (or any successor law), and/or child protection cases in the Tribal Courts and, at the request of Tribal Social Workers, to represent the Tribe in Indian Child Welfare Act cases involving children enrolled (or eligible for enrollment) with the Tribe arising in the state jurisdictions.

This position does require flexible hours as required to address requests for warrants and hearings requiring emergency or expedited consideration.  

The successful candidate must be a licensed attorney in good standing in the State of Michigan; never been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a violent crime, felony, or a crime of fraud.  Candidates must have working knowledge or experience in the practice of Indian law and statutes/common law affecting civil and criminal jurisdiction on Indian lands.  Prior experience as a prosecutor is preferred.  NHBP affords preference to candidates who are enrolled citizens of NHBP or other federally-recognized Indian tribes in accordance with NHBP’s Indian Preference in Employment Code. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae.  Documents must be submitted to the Legal Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on October 5, 2018.  Applications may be submitted via mail or e-mail to: William Brooks, NHBP Chief Legal Counsel at: 1485 Mno-Bmadzewen Way, Fulton, MI 49052 or bbrooks@nhbpi.com.  Applicants will also be required to submit to a background investigation and drug screen before confirmation of appointment.  

Mescalero Apache Tribal Court

Associate Judge, Mescalero, NM. The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. The position is open until filled.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Chief Legal Officer, Pine Creek, MI. NHBP is seeking a qualified candidate who will work under the primary supervision and direction of the Tribal Council while providing legal services to the operational direction of the Tribal government’s Chief Executive Officer. Application closes September 22nd at 5pm. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/  

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Staff Attorney, Swinomish Village, WA. The Office of Tribal Attorney advises and represents the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Federal, Swinomish and State courts. The Office of Tribal Attorney provides legal services covering a broad range of Tribal government, economic development, natural resource and Federal Indian law issues. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

General Counsel, Mashantucket, CT. Work under the direction of the Tribal Council to set legal strategies for and provide legal services to the Tribe and its entities.  A law degree from an ABA approved/accredited law school is required along with a least fifteen (15) years of practice. An in-depth knowledge of federal Indian Law, business law, economic development and governmental issues preferred, as well as experience managing personnel and running a legal office or department. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Deputy Attorney General (Civil), Parker, AZ. The Deputy Attorney General works with Tribal Council and all Tribal Departments and Enterprises, under the supervision of the Attorney General. The Office of the Attorney General provides legal representation to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, its Tribal Council, departments, and enterprises. Application closes September 20, 2018 at 5pm. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

Rosette, LLP

Associate Attorney, Mattawan, MI. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in business transactions and/or working with Indian tribes. The ideal candidate must be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic atmosphere with minimal supervision. Please see the job description for more information.

2019 Summer Law Clerk, Mattawan, MI. Strong research and writing skills are required. The ideal candidate is well-organized, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to work well in a team environment. Applicants should be highly motivated and possess a professional demeanor and superior communication skills. Some knowledge of federal Indian law or tribal law is preferred. Please see the description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

Galanda Broadman, PLLC

Associate, The firm seeks an associate who is deeply committed to representing Indian interests, who is state bar licensed, preferably in Washington State, and who has at least two to five years of experience in civil litigation or serving as a judicial clerk. Please see the job description for more information. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Contract Attorney, Tucson, AZ. Provide quality, effective, competent, zealous legal representation to all clients in a professional, skilled manner consistent with the attorney’s responsibilities under the State Bar of Arizona with experience in criminal and juvenile cases. The position requires extensive court appearances and daily client contact. Please see the job description for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 8/31/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/friday-job-announcements-89/ 

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Spirit Lake Tribe

Prosecutor, Fort Totten, N.D. The Spirit Lake Nation is hiring a Prosecutor to perform all phases of criminal prosecution of offenses committed in violation of the Spirit Lake Tribe Criminal Code within the jurisdiction of the Spirit Lake Tribe. The Prosecutor will be responsible for present and prosecuting all criminal complaints in tribal court, along with other duties as prescribed. A J.D. from an accredited degree and state bar membership are required. Please see the job announcement, or visit the website, for more information about the job and how to apply.  Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/25/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians (Employment Application)

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, M.N. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration; and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. A J.D. and bar membership are required. Please see the announcement for more details.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, M.N. The Senior Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration; and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. A J.D. and bar membership are required. Please see the announcement for more details. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/25/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

District Court Judge, Mashpee, M.A. This position is a per diem position.   A District Court Judge shall be appointed for a term of (5) five years.  A District Court Judge shall have the duty and power to conduct all court proceedings, and issue all orders and papers incident thereto, in order to administer justice in all matters within the jurisdiction of the Court. Please see the announcement for more information. Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/25/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Zuni Pueblo

The Zuni Pueblo is seeking a part time prosecutor with three years or more trial experience and qualifications sufficient to be admitted to practice before the Zuni Tribal Court in Zuni, New Mexico.  Email letter of interest and resume to dfc@catchlaw.com.  

Pueblo of Isleta

Request for Interested Parties Contract Public Defender – Attorney The Pueblo of Isleta seeks a Contract Public Defender for conflict cases. To request further details, please contact both of the following individuals by email: Elaine Zuni, Procurement - Director, Pueblo of Isleta; Email: poi70301@isletapueblo.com; Phone: (505) 869-9738; Sophie Cooper, Public Defender, Pueblo of Isleta; Email: poi09012@isletapueblo.com; Phone: (505) 869-9826

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Tribal Attorney, Cass Lake, M.N. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking an Associate Tribal Attorney to provide legal advocacy to the Leech Lake Child Welfare Department, including legal representation for the Band in Tribal Court and State Court, review of contracts, and negotiations with the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services, and County Governments.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Legal Director. Qualified applicants must have a Juris Doctorate Degree. Prior attorney experience preferred but not required. Must have a good Indian Law background and understanding of how Public Law 280 relates to tribal jurisdiction and rights and be able to identify opportunities to expand/recover treaty/jurisdictional right for the Band. Experience with Child Protection (CHIPS) with emphasis on the Indian Child Welfare Act preferred but not required. Please see the job description for more information on this position. Please visit www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html to apply.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Associate Judge, Nespelem, W.A. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is looking for an Associate Judge to preside over criminal, civil, juvenile, and administrative proceedings. Minimum requirements include a J.D. and previous judicial experience. The job pays approximately $37.26-$64.08 per hour, depending on experience. Please see the announcement for more information. Position open until filled.

Managing Attorney, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Nespelem, W.A. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is looking for a Managing Attorney to manage to assure the work of all attorneys in the ORA is quality work. The Managing Attorney will be responsible for holding all ORA attorneys to the highest ethical and professional standards. This job pays approximately $56.39-$74.33, depending on experience. Please see the announcement for more information. Position open until filled

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/18/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/friday-job-announcements-75/.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Assistant Legislative Attorney, Sells, A.Z. Under the direction of the Legislative Attorney, provides legal advice and representation to the Legislative Council and standing committees on a wide range of issues affecting the Tohono O’ogham Nation; works with tribal, federal and state officials as well as national- and state-level tribal advocacy groups, other tribes, private individuals and entities; maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. This position pays $85,983-$144,415, depending on experience. Please see the job announcement for more information. Position open until filled.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/18/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/friday-job-announcements-75/

Nez Perce Tribe

The Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) program is recruiting for:  HANFORD PROJECT LEGAL POLICY ANALYST HR-18-107  Located at Lapwai, ID.  The ERWM programs’ role is to protect the Tribe’s treaty-reserved right at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington, regulate air quality on the Tribe’s Reservation in the state of Idaho, and oversee emergency response planning on the Reservation. The ideal candidate will be a team player; will have sound judgement, accompanied by excellent research, writing, and communications skills; the ability to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues; the ability to delve deeply into environmental strategies and projects related to the Tribe’s interests at the Hanford Site; and the ability to respond to a wide array of environmental issues that require prompt and accurate analysis.

Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Applicants must also pass a criminal background check with no criminal convictions, hold membership in good standing with a state bar, have a minimum of one (1) year of legal practice experience, and have a positive work history.   To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, 5-10 page writing sample, and three (3) letters of references along with your Nez Perce Tribe application to: HANFORD PROJECT LEGAL POLICY ANALYST HR-18-107, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540, by 4:30 pm 5/28/18 (208) 843-7332  Tribal preference applies. The Nez Perce Tribe is a drug free work environment, pre-employment drug testing required.   Must provide a current motor vehicle report from the state(s) where you have been licensed to drive within the last three (3) years. Class description available from the Tribe’s Human Resources Department.   INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  www.nezperce.org

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/18/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/friday-job-announcements-75/

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation

Summer Law Clerk, Pendleton, O.R. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation is seeking a Summer Law Clerk for Summer 2018 to conduct legal research and writing work. This position pays $14-$21 per hour. Please see the job announcement for more details.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/18/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/friday-job-announcements-75/

Ho-Chunk Nation

Tribal Attorney, W.I. The Ho-Chunk Nation is seeking a Tribal Attorney to perform a variety of legal work representing the Nation, including representing its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Attorney will prepare pleadings and attend hearings on behalf of the Nation. Please see the announcement for more information.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/18/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/friday-job-announcements-75/

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Yates, N.D. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is soliciting applications for employment, as an independent contract employee, for an Assistant Tribal Prosecutor for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court. This is a full time position.  The number of hours, days of employment and compensation are all negotiable. The terms of employment will be determined by the agreement of the parties. The contract shall be compensated on an hourly basis. Employment beyond one year will be contingent upon funding. Please see the announcement for more information. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 5/18/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/friday-job-announcements-75/

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Assistant General Counsel.  Job posting available at: http://newsletters.asucollegeoflaw.com/ilp/wp-content/blogs.dir/9/files/sites/2/2018/01/114-Assistant-General-Counsel.pdf 

Gila River Indian Community

Senior Assistant General Counsel. Job posting available at: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/gric-job-posting.pdf

Tulalip Tribes

Staff Attorney, Tulalip, W.A. Provides civil legal representation to the Tulalip Child Support Program. Position will also involve representing other Tribal departments in civil legal hearings.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

National Congress of American Indians

Director of Governmental Affairs, Washington, D.C. Responsible for representing Indian Country’s consensus policy priorities with Congress and the Administration. The successful candidate will be prepared to work in a collaborative environment to develop and implement a strategy to advance the policy priorities identified by the NCAI membership and Board. The Director will work with the federal government, tribal nations, Native organizations, and non-Native partners to enhance opportunities for tribal nations while ensuring the trust responsibility towards tribes is upheld. Typically, the Director works closely with the Executive Director and General Counsel and leads a staff of 2-4 policy associates and a Fellow.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

2018 Summer Legal Intern, Manistee, M.I. Interns will assist the Unified Legal Department in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The position is paid at a rate of $15.00-$17.50 per hour, depending on experience. The position is temporary part-time and will last eight to twelve weeks. The Department is willing to accommodate a flexible schedule but wants a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Hours worked should conform to a schedule of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received by March 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis, beginning December 1, 2017, until the position(s) is filled.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Department of the Interior

Regional Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, Southeast Region, Atlanta, G.A. Represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters covered in the Southeast Region. Closes Tuesday, February 6, 2018. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Seeks a Director of its in-house Legal Department.  The Tribe’s headquarters is located in beautiful southwest Colorado.  The Director will lead a well-established staff of three Tribal Attorneys, a Deputy Director, and a Legal Assistant.  Position closes at 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on 12/18/2017. Please apply online at: https://careers.southernute.com/pfund

Ho-Chunk Nation

Tribal Prosecutor (originally posted 9/8/17), Black River Falls, W.I. The position hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM. Pay depends on qualifications. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and transcripts if they are within 2-5 years of graduating law school. Applicants may visit the Ho-Chunk nation website to apply.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

DNA-People’s Legal Services

Attorney vacancies, various locations in A.Z. and N.M. (some originally posted 9/8/17)

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Staff Attorney. Provides legal advice, representation, and services regarding a broad range of matters arising in the operation of the Snoqualmie Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direction and oversight of the In-House Tribal Attorney. This is an exempt position that reports to the In-House Tribal Attorney. Closes Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Public Defender(RFP), Kingston, W.A. Seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide Public Defender services in criminal matters within the jurisdiction of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Community Court. The Public Defender shall assist individuals understand the criminal charges filed, possible outcomes of those charges, the procedures the court is required to follow and to represent defendants throughout the process. The Public Defender must be licensed to practice law in Washington State or eligible as a Rule 9 and under the direction of a supervising attorney. Proposals due by 4:30 PM PT on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney, Lower Brule, S.D. Represent the Tribe in prosecution of adults committing criminal acts within tribal jurisdiction, including fish and wildlife offenses.

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University

(3) Faculty Positions, Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, Northern Land Use Law, Thunder Bay, O.N. Candidates will be appointed as Full, Associate or Assistant Professors, depending on qualifications, teaching, and research experience. These appointments will commence in the summer of 2018 and offer excellent opportunities to join Ontario’s newest law school and contribute to its unique focus on the legal issues of Northern Ontario.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Deputy Prosecutor, Tuscon, A.Z. Provide professional legal services of considerable difficulty in criminal and juvenile prosecution, some child-welfare (custodial) litigation and occasionally may assist the Chief Prosecutor with managing the Prosecutor Office.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

Columbia Riverkeeper

Staff Attorney, Hood River, O.R. Responsible for working with Riverkeeper’s legal team and other staff to develop and execute Riverkeeper’s legal and policy work, including representing Riverkeeper in litigation and administrative processes. The Staff Attorney work plan will focus on deepening Riverkeeper’s relationship and solidarity work with Columbia River tribes and tribal organizations. Application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

National Indian Gaming Commission

Summer 2018 Interns, Washington D.C. NIGC’s internships are highly competitive. Interns are selected on the basis of their overall applications. Due to the nature of NIGC’s practice, experience or demonstrated interest in Indian law or a background in Indian affairs or gaming is highly desirable. Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/friday-job-announcements-52/

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP

Firm seeks Associate Attorney for Portland, OR office.  Click link below for details: 

9-1-2017 HSDW Announcement re Assoc. Atty. Position in Portland (Final).pdf 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Tribal Court Solicitor. Provides legal review and advice to SRPMIC Court. Through legal expertise with Tribal laws, provides research for the Court, working to resolve legal issues as they arise. Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protect and enhanced. This position may be expected to work evenings and weekends as needed and is not subject to standard work schedule. The position will close on 9/16/2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at  https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/friday-job-announcements-42/

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Deputy Attorney General (Civil). Provides legal representation to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, its Tribal Council, departments, and enterprises. The Office is a diverse and dynamic working environment.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at  https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/friday-job-announcements-42/

Native American Disability Law Center

Attorney, Farmington or Gallup, N.M. Represents Native American children in state custody under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Also represents clients in administrative hearings, and tribal, state and federal court actions – with a focus on systemic change. Additionally, Attorneys work with tribal governments on legislation & policies effecting individuals with disabilities.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at  https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/friday-job-announcements-42/

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Assistant Attorney General. Tasked to provide non-partisan legal advice and act as in-house counsel for Tribal Council.  The Office of the Attorney General provides support to Tribal Council, Department Directors, Oversight Committees, and any other entities that Tribal Council shall authorize. For more information please contact Cecilia Damron or Ruben Valenzuela at (520) 883-5040. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at  https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/friday-job-announcements-42/

Pueblo of Laguna – Attorney

The Pueblo of Laguna is seeking applicants for a full time Attorney. Under general direction of Government Affairs Director, serves as an in-house legal advisor, representative, and counselor. Ensures the adherence to applicable laws to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation, and to protect the legal interests of the Pueblo government. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. For more specific information, including application instructions, go to www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov  and click on Employment Opportunities.

Posted in the NM Bar Bulletin - Aug 2, 2017 

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorneys (2), Southwest Michigan, Upper Peninsula. Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
jkeedy@mils.org
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686

Posted on Turtle Talk 7/28/2017

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Staff Attorney. Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to hr@millelacsband.com. Closes August 10, 2017. 

Posted on Turtle Talk 7/28/2017 

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

General Counsel. Persons interested in applying should send a letter of interest, writing sample, and a resumé which includes references to:

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Human Resources Department
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241
rmorlock@sauk-suiattle.com

With a copy to mrsdlroberts@sauk-suiattle.com and to courtclerk@sauk-suiattle.com For additional information you may contact the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Office of Legal Counsel at (360) 436-0139. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 7/28/2017

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

2018 Summer Associates. A national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others – is currently recruiting incoming 2L students for 2018 summer associate positions. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (a sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary) to Will Stephens, Partner at wstephens@sonosky.com (please also copy kwray@sonosky.com). Interested applicants should send this information no later than Thursday, August 31, 2017. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 7/28/2017

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