Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information 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.

Michigan Women’s Commission

Internship, Lansing, MI. The Michigan Women’s Commission is a 15-member, Governor-appointed commission that focuses attention on critical issues facing women across our state. The Commission has two full-time staff members: an Executive Director and a Chief Strategy Officer. Together, the staff and Commissioners work on projects from legislative proposals to executive policy recommendations to public education campaigns and more. Given our current Governor’s interest in addressing inequity and promoting opportunity, we have more than a few new projects ahead of us! Due to both the Commission’s and the State of Michigan’s current budget constraints, we are looking to host interns who are working for academic credits or who receive scholarship/fellowship dollars from other sources to compensate their time. Intern projects can be tailored to meet specific academic requirements, as well as individual student research and skill-building interests. Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter detailing their interests Shannon Garrett, MWC Chief Strategy Officer, at by 9:00am on Tuesday, May 26. Virtual interviews will be held on May 27 and 28.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

RFP, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ). Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorneys, as independent contractors, will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General in connection with Special Investigation and related litigation matters involving the legal interests of the Navajo Nation. Proposals are due Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. MDT. For more information please see the request. 

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

RFP, Will Estate Attorney Services. Seeks proposals that would provide Will and Estate Planning legal services (Program) directly to CTUIR members (Client).  The Program is a pass-through contract administered by the CTUIR Office of Legal Counsel. Services include individual Client meetings, advising and drafting estate planning for trust land and other property they may own, accessing or coordinating with federal and tribal agencies related to the completion of the will drafting, and causing the documents to be filed with the CTUIR Enrollment Office. For more information please see the position description and click here.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

Associate Judge, Shingle Springs, CA. The Tribal Associate Judge is to perform all the duties of the Chief Judge when the Chief Judge is unavailable, on vacation, or otherwise unable to perform the duties of their office. At times, the Tribal Associate Judge will be called in to handle appellate proceedings which are filed. The Tribal Associate Judge is an independent contractor position, hired on an as needed basis only, with no guaranteed assignments in any given period of time. Letters of Interest and Resumes are due by June 15, 2020. Please see the description for more information.

University of Toronto

Dean of Law, Toronto, ON. Seeking an accomplished and visionary scholar, educator, communicator, and leader, with a history of exemplary administration that reflects a commitment to excellence, equity, and diversity; a capacity to build and lead collaborative and inclusive teams; the ability to initiate and lead change in legal education and preparation for professional practice; and a record of impactful relationships with a range of internal and external partners. The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. For more information please see the description. 

Jacobson Law Group

Associate Attorney, Saint Paul, MN. Writing and research on a broad range of transactional and litigation matters; Discovery, motion practice, and trial work in tribal, federal, or state courts; Drafting legislation, ordinances, and/or regulations for tribal or other governments. Applications must be received by June 26, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. central time. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Joseph Halloran at For more information please see the position description.

Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, P.C.

Attorney, Flagstaff, AZ. Provide general representation to public school districts, tribally-controlled grant schools, and charter schools. Applicants must be admitted to the Arizona Bar or capable of admission within six months, and admission to the Navajo Nation Bar Association is preferred. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please see the job announcement for more information and application instructions.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, Washington, D.C. Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, seeks a non-attorney Legislative Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the position description for more information and how to apply.


See posts from May 15, 2020.