Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  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.

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 

Associate Chief Judge, Fort Yates, ND. Preside over cases in the Children’s, Civil and Criminal Court as assigned by the Chief Judge.  Responsible for drafting opinions, ruling on evidentiary issues and discharging the duties of a Judge.  The position is open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, proof of Bar membership  to Dellis Agard, SRST Court Administrator at dagard@standingrock.org.

Chief Prosecutor, Fort Yates, ND. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all criminal proceedings in the criminal court or the Children’s Court, Traffic Court.  The Chief Prosecutor will also represent the Tribe or Individuals petitioning for Involuntary Commitments.  Limited representation in Abuse and Neglect proceedings in Children’s Court.  The Chief Prosecutor reports to the SRST Judicial Committee.  The term of office and salary are negotiable. The position is open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, proof of Bar membership to Dellis Agard, SRST Court Administrator at dagard@standingrock.org.

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Yates, ND. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all criminal proceedings in the criminal court or the Children’s Court, Traffic Court.  The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor will also represent the Tribe or Individuals petitioning for Involuntary Commitments.  Limited representation in Abuse and Neglect proceedings in Children’s Court.  The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor reports to the Chief Prosecutor.  The term of office and salary are negotiable.  The position is open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, proof of Bar membership  to Dellis Agard, SRST Court Administrator at dagard@standingrock.org.

Native American Rights Fund

Post Graduation Fellowships, Boulder, Colorado; Anchorage, Alaska; and Washington, D.C. Law students beginning their third year, recent law school graduates, and those with judicial clerkships are invited to apply for sponsorship for a post graduate fellowship in any of its three offices. Applications are due Monday, June 29, 2020.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB)

Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.  Support tracking and responding to federal health policies and regulations as they impact Indian Country.  The Policy Analyst will have both internal and external facing responsibilities grounded in serving the nation’s Tribes to advance the mission of NIHB through excellence in regulatory tracking, policy, advocacy, outreach, technical assistance, research, and related projects.  The position is open until filled and based out of our office in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, just steps from the Eastern Market Metro stop. For more information and to apply, please see the job description.

Managing Attorney, Flagstaff, AZ. Under the supervision of a Senior Attorney, the Managing attorney leads an office or unit to ensure that clients receive the full range of high-quality legal services; engages with client and community groups, local stake holders, bar associations, and governmental associations to: identify, assess, and meet client and community legal needs; participate in community outreach, training programs, and client education events; and more. This position is open until filled. See the position description or website for more information.

Staff Attorney, Arizona and New Mexico. Provide the full range of high-quality legal services to DNA clients; participate in community outreach, training programs, and client education events; participate in remote, local, or online intake; and more. This position is open until filled. See the position or website for more information.

New Mexico Legal Aid Native American Program

Managing Attorney, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. The Native American Program provides free legal services to eligible low-income Native Americans living on or near 19 Pueblos and the Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico. The Managing Attorney will supervise attorneys, paralegals and other staff and volunteers, handle administrative duties, and work in close collaboration with other members of NMLA’s management team. The Managing Attorney also will handle cases as sole counsel or co-counsel. The Managing Attorney will be active in local bar and community activities, and will participate in community education  and outreach to eligible clients. Application closes June 30, 2020. Send a resume and letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: jobs@nmlegalaid.org. See the position description for more information.

Wind River Tribal Court

Chief Judge, Fort Washakie, WY. The Chief Judge of the Tribal Court has a high degree of personal responsibility for sound, independent judgement and for decisions concerning the total scope of the Tribal Court Program. Serves as the Chief Judge for the Court established and recognized by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes in accordance with Law and Order Code.  The Chief Judge serves by appointment of the Wind Inter-Tribal Council for a term not exceeding four (4) years, as set forth in the Law and Order Code. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office. This position is open until filled.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, Washington, DC. 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.

Swanson, Drobnick & Tousey, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Woodbury, MN. The Associate Attorney will represent individuals, businesses and tribes in a wide variety of legal matters, including family law, criminal, child protection, business and governance, and may travel throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin to meet the needs of our clients. The position is open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to Heidi A. Drobnick at hdrobnick@sdtlaw.com. Writing samples and references will be requested on a case-by-case basis.

See posts from June 11, 2020.