Friday Job Announcements

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Associate General Counsel. Mount Pleasant, MI. Duties include: (1) Preparing and reviewing contracts, agreements, leases, rights of way and similar documents in order to maintain the best legal interest of the tribe. (2) Negotiating contracts, purchases and other agreements maintaining the best legal and financial interests of the tribe. (3) Reviewing and recommending actions on a wide range of complex legal issues for Tribal Administration and Tribal Operations. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. View open positions and apply here.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)

Associate Counsel, Attorney II. Anchorage, AK. Duties include: (1) Working collaboratively with ANTHC leadership, clinical staff, other attorneys, legal staff, and outside counsel to identify, analyze, prioritize, and respond to legal and regulatory compliance issues. (2) Performing legal research, drafting policies, reviewing contracts, conducting internal investigations, and advising ANTHC leadership on legal matters. To apply, please submit your resume to Chelsea Greene (cmgreene@anthc.org) and fill out an online application here.

The Yurok Tribe

Associate General Counsel, Office of the Tribal Attorney. Klamath, CA or as determined (currently work from home). Duties include: (1) Assisting the Tribal Council and Tribal Departments in the legal matters related to the business of the Tribe. (2) Performing legal research and providing legal advice. (3) Reviewing and negotiating contracts. (4) Advising on employment matters. (5) Drafting legislation. (6) Representing the Tribe in litigation. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. Fill out an application and apply here

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Attorney 1 Staff. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Providing research and legal advice to the assigned departments of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. (2) Managing cases and projects. (3) Negotiation of contractual agreements. (4) Mitigating legal liability. (5) Working with outside entities on behalf of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Please see the position description for more information. Apply here by September 7th, 2021.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Fossil Fuel Program. Two positions. New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL. Duties include: (1) Working with program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases. (2) Participating in the full range of tasks involved in litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, comments, briefing, discovery, and oral advocacy. (3) Reviewing and analyzing administrative records and technical documents, and preparing comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents. (4) Engaging with clients, coalition partners, and experts, as well as internal communications and legislative staff. (5) Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and a list of three references here.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney. Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include: (1) Legal representation of Tribes and Tribal organizations. (2) Promoting and defending tribal rights. (3) Ability to participate in a highly-collaborative environment. (4) Familiarity with tribal communities and cultures and a commitment to tribal representation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com. This position is open until filled. 

2022 Summer Law Clerk Program. Washington, D.C.. Only students currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply, and second year law students are preferred but not required. The position will be a full time position for approximately 10 weeks, with specific dates to be determined. Qualifications for candidates include: (1) A strong academic performance. (2) Superior research and writing skills. (3) Strong communication skills. (4) Commitment to Federal Indian Law. Please see the position description for more information. To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, writing sample, and references to Robin Branthover at rbranthover@hobbsstraus.com. Please reach out to Robin or to Katie Klass at kklass@hobbsstraus.com with any questions. 

2022 Fall Associate Attorney. Washington, D.C.. Duties include: (1) Promoting and defending Tribal Nations’ rights and exercise of sovereignty. (2) Expanding opportunities for Tribal Nations. (3) Improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the position description for more information. To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, writing sample, and references to Robin Branthover at rbranthover@hobbsstraus.com. Please reach out to Robin or to Katie Klass at kklass@hobbsstraus.com with any questions.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Summer 2022 – Incoming 2L Student Associate. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Mary Pavel, Partner at mpavel@sonosky.com and also copy kwray@sonosky.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 8th, 2021.

University of Idaho College of Law

Assistant Dean of Admissions, Moscow, ID or Boise, ID. The Assistant Dean will: (1) Report directly to the Dean of the College of Law and serve as a member of the senior leadership team. (2) Recruit for the College’s Native American Law Program, which enjoys significant support from the faculty and administration, as demonstrated by the development of our recent Tribal Homelands Scholarship. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

The Makah Tribal Council

Request for Proposals. The Makah Tribal Council invites proposals for interested parties to contract with the Makah Tribe to provide judicial services by acting as a Judge Pro Tem for the Makah Tribal Court in accordance with the Makah Tribe’s Law and Order Code. Duties include: (1) Presiding over, hearing, and resolving cases of the Makah Tribal Court involving criminal, civil, juvenile, domestic violence, fishing and traffic cases. (2) Strictly adhering to the Makah Code of Judicial Ethics, the Makah Law and Order Code, applicable court rules, and applicable bar regulations and ethics requirements. (3) Keeping court records as may be required. Questions regarding this RFP may be addressed to Leanne Ellis, Court Administrator, leanne.ellis@makah.com, or Vincent Cooke, Acting General Manager, vincent.cooke@makah.com. Please submit clearly marked Makah Judge Pro Tem RFP sealed bids either in person or by mail on or before October 1, 2021 at 4:00pm PST to:

Makah Tribe

Attn: Laurette Venske

161 Resort Drive / P.O. Box 115

Neah Bay, WA 98357