To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 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;
- An attached PDF job announcement.
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.
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.
Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel
Summer Law Clerk – Window Rock, AZ. The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks a determined and motivated 1L or 2L for a paid law clerk position The Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel provides legal service to the Navajo Nation Council and its Standing Committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law and policy. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript (unofficial) and a brief writing sample to Office of Legislative Counsel at email@example.com. Facsimiles will also be accepted at (928) 871-7576. If you have questions, please contact Chief Legislative Counsel, Dana Bobroff, at (928) 871-7166. The application deadline has been extended to May 5, 2021 at 5:00 MST.
Attorney. Work under the direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties include providing legal advice and legal representation to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its standing committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law and policy. Work with other attorneys of the Office under supervision of a Principal Attorney and the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Knowledge of legal principles, as well as Federal Indian law, Navajo Nation laws, Navajo Nation Government and legislative processes in general required. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school with Juris Doctorate; and State Bar Licensed in either AZ, NM, or UT, as well as the Navajo Nation Bar, within one year of employment. For more information please, see the position description at www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov or to apply, applications are accepted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Position is open until filled.
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 email@example.com or by mail to Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, PO Box 3581, Flagstaff, AZ 86003.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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