Friday Job Announcements

Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format. For examples, see the job announcements below.

Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Administrative Law Judge,  Olympia, Seattle, Spokane Valley, and Tacoma, WA. mainly preside over telephonic hearings but will also conduct in-person hearings for both pro se and represented parties. Interviews will be held in-person in Olympia and are anticipated to occur March 10-12. Application closes Monday, February 17, 2020 11:59PM Pacific Time. For more information please see the job description.

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Associate General Counsel, Temecula, CA. Provide legal services, representation and advice on legal issues confronting the Tribal Government, its entities and enterprises; provide guidance and assistance to Tribal Government departments; and provide limited service to tribal members in matters relating to tribal status. For more information, please see the job description.

Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP

Litigation Attorney, Louisville, CO.  Handle a range of civil cases through all stages of litigation in tribal, state and federal forums.  Experience with oil/gas, water law, environmental and commercial litigation is a plus. Please send a resume and references to Debra Foulk at by Friday, February 28, 2020. For more information please see the job description.

The Suquamish Tribe

Forestry Program Manager, Natural Resource Department, Suquamish, WA. The Program Manager manages and mentors program staff, updates and implements the Port Madison Indian Reservation Forest Management Plan, develops and manages program budgets and grants, evaluates program capacity and needs, and develops strategies to address priorities. This position is open until filled.


Associate Attorney, Community Partnerships Program, Washington, D.C. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.  Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. For more information please see the position description.

Senior Counsel, Contracts and Compliance, San Francisco, CA. The Senior Counsel will be focused mainly implementing a contract management system, drafting contracts, conforming contracts to Earthjustice standards and helping to negotiate contract terms with vendors.  The Senior Counsel will also provide general support to the General Counsel’s office, potentially on a variety of subjects related to compliance and meeting law firm best management practices. Please see the position description for more information.

Confederate Colville Tribes

Chief Judge, Nespelem, WA. Responsible for maintaining a fair and just court system for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation pursuant to the Constitution of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Closing date is 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time, February 28, 2020. Visit this link or see the job description for more information.

Environmental Law Institute

Research and Publications Intern, Washington D.C. Substantive areas of focus include domestic and international policy and law such as: land use, biodiversity, air quality, public health, hazardous waste and brownfields, wetlands and watershed, environmental justice, Indigenous issues, and more. Applications for the summer internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST Friday, March 6, 2020, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information please see the internship description.

WI Judicare Inc.

Executive Director, Wausau, WI.  The position will require day-to-day oversight o, including employment and supervision of staff members; setting fiscal policies pursuant to the Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. Board of Directors’ direction; managing grant compliance; submission of required reports, audits and tax returns; and ensuring appropriate fund balances are maintained. For more information please see the job description for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direct and oversight of the In-House General Counsel. Position is open until filled. Visit this link or see the description for more information.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Part-time Attorney, Traverse City, MI. The focus of this position (around 30 hours a month) will be simple estate planning with individuals in the Native American communities throughout the state. Please see the position description for more information.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Sacramento, CA.  Legal assistance to low-income individuals and tribes on an extensive range of Indian law issues.  Duties will include research and writing, counsel and advice, representation in federal, state, and tribal court, and community outreach.  Open until filled.  See job description for more information.

Intake Advocate/Paralegal, Sacramento, CA.  Duties will include conducting client intakes, gathering information on potential Indian law issues, performing follow-up investigation and research, drafting client documents under attorney supervision, providing referrals, and administrative duties.  Open until filled.  See job description for more information.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort.  Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here.

Tulalip Tribes of Washington

Staff Attorney, Tulalip, WA. The Office of Reservation Attorney representing the Tulalip government seeks an Attorney with their main assignment focusing on environmental, land use, leasing, planning and zoning, and litigation.  Closing date is February 28, 2020.  Please see the Job Announcement for all details regarding this position.

Pueblo of Laguna

Legal Assistant, Dept: Pueblo Courts. Closing date for application submission – Open Until Filled.

Native American Agriculture Law Center

Staff Attorney, St. Paul, MN. NAALC is a national program of the Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG) serving Native American farmers, ranchers, fishers, their communities, and their advocates. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2020. The Staff Attorney could work from FLAG’s St. Paul office or potentially work remotely. For more information, please see the job description.

See posts from February 7, 2020.