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
    1. position title,
    2. location (city, state),
    3. main duties,
    4. closing date,
    5. and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Anishinabe Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Cass Lake, Minnesota.  Anishinabe Legal Services is looking to hire a licensed attorney to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts, and Administrative Forums.  This position will be open until filled.  Please see the hiring announcement for additional information. 

Earthjustice

Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy (FERC), either Washington, DC, or remote within the United States. The Deputy Managing Attorney will lead Clean Energy Program staff in litigation and advocacy to eliminate barriers to clean energy adoption in federally regulated wholesale power markets and to secure FERC and RTO/ISOs policies and practices that support a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy.  The Deputy Managing Attorney will manage a team of five attorneys and will report to the Managing Attorney of the Clean Energy Program, who oversees state and federal clean energy portfolios. Accepting applications on a rolling basis, and applicants can apply here. Please see the job description for more information.

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Attorney, Darrington, WA. The purpose of the Attorney position is to provide legal service for the benefit of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe’s governmental programs and departments. The applicant must be committed to the goals and policies that work toward achieving the vision and cultural values of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. The Office of Legal Counsel receives policy guidance from the Tribal Council on tribal governmental matters, and shall receive guidance on tribal court matters as provided for in the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Law and Order Code. The individual selected must be capable of making independent professional judgments and completing complex legal work in a timely manner. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete an application for employment and return it to jodi@sauk-suiattle.com. Please see the job description for more information.

The U.S. office of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)

Environmental or human rights attorney, Eugene, Oregon. In exceptional circumstances, for the right candidate, another location will be considered. The attorney will join a team of ELAW lawyers supporting international partners on a wide range of domestic and international legal advocacy efforts. Responsibilities will include research to support litigation and advance law reform; drafting pleadings and court submissions, including “friend of the court” briefs; building and fostering relationships with international partners and allies; organizing and leading workshops; expanding ELAW’s capacity in relevant areas of law; reviewing work product by colleagues; and communicating about this work with relevant audiences. Applications should be submitted through the portal at here. Please see the job description for more information.

Tulalip Tribal Court

Domestic Violence Advocate Attorney, Tulalip Tribal Court, Tulalip Washington. Seeking practicing attorney with at least 2 years of experience in either representing clients in civil cases, working in civil legal aid, and/or representing Indian tribal members in tribal courts. For more information, please see the Domestic Violence Advocate Attorney job description. Application closes June 7th, 2021. If interested in the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples by email or mail. Please see the position description for more information.

Association of Village Council Presidents

RFP. AVCP is soliciting proposals from qualified companies to provide obtaining services of a qualified firm experienced in managing a Tribal Transportation to manage projects and programs. RFP Closes 4:00 p.m., A.S.T., 06/25/2021. Please see the position description for important dates to remember and more information.

Montana Legal Services Association

Project Coordinator- Tribal Advocacy Incubator, Helena or Billings, Montana. MLSA provides civil, non-criminal legal services to low income Montanans living in all 56 Montana counties and on all Tribal Reservations. It is a new position that is responsible for developing a MLSA supported project that recruits, trains, and supports tribal advocates on Tribal Land in Montana. This position will conduct outreach, develop training materials, and work with a diverse group of project partners to implement the project. The Project Coordinator will be housed at MLSA and is responsible for working with partners to finalize a project model, develop the project infrastructure, recruit the inaugural group of tribal advocates, and manage the ongoing project and referrals. The priority deadline for applications is June 4, 2021. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to hiring@mtlsa.org. For more information about this job and MLSA, please visit here.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

RFP. Accepting proposals from qualified law firms to provide professional services to the Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC) for Legislative drafting services on a board range of topics and subject areas. We invite your firm to submit a proposal to OLC by ?June 15, 2021 for consideration. Please see the RFP for more information.

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