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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.

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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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