To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to email@example.com:
In the email body:
- A typed brief description of the position which includes:
- Position title
- Location (city, state)
- Main duties
- Closing date
- Any other pertinent details such as links to the application
- An attached PDF job announcement.
Michigan Indian Legal Services
Attorney / Paralegal – AmeriCorps. Traverse City, MI. Duties include: (1) Offering trainings for health providers and comprehensive legal assistance for low- income patients at partnering hospital or health clinic serving tribes; (2) Providing direct legal help to low-income patients at Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Health Services and Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Health Clinic; (3) Providing periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities, as well as for regularly consulting with medical providers; (4) Recruiting new volunteers from local health partners and assisting in their training; and (5) Coordinating volunteer activity and tracking progress; (6) Working with a national collaborative network of members to improve social determinants of health for Native American and Alaska Native people. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply online at MyAmeriCorps.gov. Position is open until filled.
2022 Summer Intern(s) – Two openings. Traverse City, MI. MILS seeks two summer legal interns/externs regardless of year for positions with its Traverse City office. MILS is willing to work with interns/externs who need to work remotely. MILS is also willing to work with law school to help law students complete externship credit hour requirements or funding. Interested candidates should send a one-page cover letter, resume, three references, writing sample, and law school transcript to Cameron Ann Fraser, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. The positions are open until filled.
California Indian Legal Services
Directing Attorney. Sacramento, CA. Duties include: (1) Collaborating with Senior Staff Attorneys and the Legal Director for the purpose of legal work management that includes Staff Attorney mentoring and supervision, assistance and administration of local legal work management systems, and grant and special project development and implementation, as directed by the Legal Director; (2) Developing and maintaining effective relationships with Tribes and Indian organizations in the service territory; (3) Carrying an appropriately sized caseload concomitant with other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Legal Director; and (4) Opportunity to work under the direction of the Executive Director to establish a State Capitol and Executive Branch presence for the entire organization. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, two writing samples and three professional references to Leann Ferry, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services, 117 J St., Ste 201, Sacramento, CA 95814. E-mail email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Administrative Policy Analyst. Bad River Indian Reservation, Odanah, WI. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Commission in reviewing, analyzing, implementing and, as necessary, updating its Personnel Policies and Procedures manuals in response to changing employment law, federal regulations or other factors; (2) Researching, reviewing, integrating, and ensuring consistency between policies or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) developed by individual Divisions within the Commission; (3) Tracking, analyzing, and providing advice and guidance related to the interpretation of federal employment, personnel, and financial laws and regulations, and their applicability to the Commission, including guidance published by the Office of Budget and Management, I.R.S. regulations, etc.; (4) Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation of the Commission’s Personnel Policies and Procedures as they relate to employees, particular incidents and organization objectives, including acting as a point of contact for employee questions and concerns; (5) Assisting the Commission’s Divisions in implementing various human resource functions including recruitment and orientation of new employees, employee development, and employee assistance; and (6) Reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations for all Commission contracts, leases, and insurance policies. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a writing sample, and a resume (including 3 references) to: Leanne Thannum, Litigation Support Specialist, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled.
Policy Analyst II. Bad River Indian Reservation, Odanah, WI. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Commission in ensuring and demonstrating compliance with federal court orders, and in sustaining the effective implementation of off-reservation treaty reserved rights and the tribal self-regulatory systems related thereto; (2) Providing legal and policy research and analysis to affirm and implement member tribes’ rights and related sovereign prerogatives (whether as part of litigation or negotiation), including drafting
intergovernmental agreements, and formulating codes and ordinances; (3) Providing legal and policy analysis on legislative, administrative, judicial and policy initiatives with potential impacts on treaty reserved rights or resources; (4) Assisting Commission staff as directed in formulating and presenting recommendations related to treaty rights issues, and attending Commission or other meetings/forums where those positions are delivered and advocated; and (5) Assisting and advising the Commission and other Commission Divisions as directed regarding legal or policy matters related to compliance with GLIFWC’s PL 93-638 contract, appropriations issues, development of agreements with outside consultants, and compliance with Commission policies and procedures. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a writing sample, and a resume (including 3 references) to: Leanne Thannum, Litigation Support Specialist, E-mail: email@example.com. The position is open until filled.
Federal Public Defender District of New Mexico
Assistant Computer Systems Administrator. Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing assistance to and receiving technical guidance from the Computer Systems Administrator (CSA); (2) Providing specialized and routine user support services including training, resolving hardware, software, peripheral equipment, and data communications systems problems; (3) Assisting with the installation, testing and user training on new and updated computer equipment and software; tracing and identifying sources of system failures and errors; security monitoring; (4) Perform systems maintenance activities; (5) Conducting
audits and evaluation of automated systems and existing software applications; (6) Assisting staff attorneys and investigators with the preparation of matters for trial using PC-based automation applications; and (7) Keeping inventory of computer equipment or other office property, and tracking cyclical replacement information. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should, in one document, submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Michelle Dworak, Administrative Officer FDNM-HR@fd.org. Reference 2022-05 in the subject. Applications are due February 14th, 2022.
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians
Staff Attorney. Miami, FL. The Staff Attorney will provide legal support to the In-House General Counsel on a variety of matters, including but not limited to, Real Estate, Employment, Indian Gaming, and Environmental issues. Duties include: (1) Providing prompt, accurate legal support to In-House General Counsel; (2) Focusing primarily on contractual matters of the Tribe, drafting and reviewing contracts; (3) Utilizing a variety of legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research assigned legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of legal proceedings; (4) Working closely to guide legal staff on legal research, drafting documents and other projects; and (5) Supporting legal staff to identify, assess and address general legal and quasi-legal concerns. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here. The posting will only be available for three weeks. Feel free to contact, Jennifer Materi In-House General Counsel at Tel: 305-223-8380 Ext: 5214.
The Catawba Nation
Summer 2022 Internship. Rock Hill, SC; Remote. The Catawba Nation is seeking candidates for its summer 2022 Legal Internship. Interns will assist the Nation’s Legal Department by researching pertinent issues, attending meetings, and drafting ordinances, memoranda, and policies. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, interns will be asked to work remotely. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and law school transcript by January 30th, 2022 to Lydia Locklear, Deputy Tribal Attorney, Lydia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kanji & Katzen, PLLC
Associate Attorney – 2 or more positions. Seattle, WA; Ann Arbor, MI; or remote. Our nationwide legal practice focuses on the representation of tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal members. Ideal candidates will have a keen interest in and knowledge of environmental and natural resources law, in addition to federal Indian law. However, prior experience in the fields of Indian and/or environmental law are not pre-requisites to employment. Kanji & Katzen will consider all experience levels in its hiring process, but at least one position will require 2 or more years of litigation experience after a judicial clerkship or law school. The firm offers competitive compensation and benefit packages, and an opportunity to hone advocacy skills in a wide variety of interesting settings. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a writing sample, and references, to email@example.com. We prefer to receive the application documents combined into a single pdf file. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Phil Katzen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by February 9, 2022, will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis so long as a position remains open. If you have already responded to a Kanji & Katzen job announcement in 2022, we will review application materials already sent in connection with these positions.
The Tohono O’odham Office of Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General – two openings. Sells, AZ. The Tohono O’odham Office of Attorney General is hiring two (2) Assistant Attorneys General. The Office of Attorney General represents the interests of the Tohono O’odham Nation in tribal, state, and federal venues. While the two postings are for an Assistant Attorney General IV, the Office of Attorney General will consider applicants with less than eight years of experience. Attorneys enjoy a diverse practice, face challenging jurisdictional issues, and protect tribal sovereignty. Knowledge of federal Indian Law is preferred but not necessary. Position classifications are as follows: Assistant Attorney General I (1 year of legal experience); Assistant Attorney General II (3 years of legal experience); Assistant Attorney General III (6 years of legal experience); and Assistant Attorney General IV (8 years of legal experience). Interested candidates should send their resume to Attorney General Howard M. Shanker at Howard.Shanker@tonation-nsn.gov . Please call Mr. Shanker at (520) 349-0559 if you have any specific questions.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe
Attorney General. Pine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Being the Law Enforcement Officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (2) Prosecuting and representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe in all major criminal and civil cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office, including cases that involve public officials; (3) Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office, including the supervision of all civil or criminal cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court; (4) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and committees of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council on revisions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code and Court Rules; (5) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in legal disputes with the Federal Government, State Government, and other entities or individuals; (6) Advising Tribal Police Officers on all legal matters; (7) Issuing directive(s) to the Chief of Police to conduct criminal investigations; (8) Issuing directives regarding law-enforcement procedures to the Chief of Police to protect the Civil Rights of Tribal Members; (9) Upholding the integrity and independence of the Tribal Court, and the OST Constitution and By-Laws; and (10) Upon the request of the Law and Order Committee of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, the Attorney shall provide a report containing aggregate data on the number of prosecutions brought by the Oglala Sioux Tribe in cases in which the United States Attorney office has declined prosecution. The Attorney General and the prosecutors working under the Attorney General shall have prosecutorial discretion. Please see the position for further information. Interested candidates should submit a complete OST Application for Employment to Stacy Two Lance, Secretary of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 2070, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770 – Call (605) 867-8468 or email: StacyTL@oglala.org. The positon is open until filled.
OST Marijuana Commissioner and Alternates. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is now accepting Letters of Intent for persons who are interested in serving as an (1) COMMISSIONER AND (1) ALTERNATE for the OST Marijuana Commission. Duties include: (1) Obtaining the latest training on marijuana laws and scientific and commercial developments involving marijuana cultivation and use; (2) Developing a written system of regulations and procedures for licensing persons who wish to participate in marijuana cultivating, brokering, handling, processing, transporting and testing; (3) Developing additional procedures for the destruction of marijuana crops, and additional standards for the marketing of marijuana within the territory of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (4) Maintaining a formal record, including a legal description of each of the sites where marijuana activity is allowed under a Commission approved license, along with a detailed description of the approved activity, and a record of all persons which have applied for and/or received any type of marijuana license under this Ordinance; (5) Developing and implementing procedures and minimum requirements for ensuring the proper inspection, testing, and sampling of marijuana cultivated, stored, transported, processed, possessed or used within the territory of the Tribe; (6) Developing and implementing minimum standards and procedures for background checking and licensing all labs, technicians and other scientific professionals performing the various marijuana related tests required by the Commission; (7) Developing and implementing procedures for background checking and licensing all applicants for the various marijuana licenses authorized by this Ordinance and Commission regulations; (8) Developing and implementing a procedure for ensuring that all marijuana related licenses are granted on an impartial basis in the best interest of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and in compliance with applicable tribal law; (9) Developing and implementing additional standards and procedures for refusing a marijuana related license and revoking or suspending any marijuana related license granted by the Commission; (10) Developing and obtaining approval of an annual budget; (11) Providing a quarterly report to the Tribal Council or such Tribal committee; (12) Developing and implementing a working relationship with tribal, state and federal law enforcement and the tribal business license and the TERO programs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and all other federal regulators and enforcement arms involved with the enforcement arms of federal and tribal narcotics laws. Interested candidates should submit Letters of Intent (see position description for requirements) to Stacy Two Lance/OST Secretary, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to: Stacytl@oglala.org.
Alaska Native Justice Center
Tribal Justice Facilitator. Anchorage, AK. Our mission is justice for Alaska Native People. We provide legal services to victims and survivors of crime. We also support and partner with Alaska Tribes to build capacity, implement cultural values and remedies, and access resources for Tribal Justice Systems. Finally, we represent Alaska Tribes in State Child of Need Aid cases where the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) applies. The Tribal Justice Facilitator is an integral member of ANJC’s growing Tribal Justice Support program, supporting tribal justice systems through trainings, technical assistance, resource development, and coordination with organizational partners. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situations, and a commitment to race equity work. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required. Visit our website for the full job description and to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Omaha Tribal Court
Chief Tribal Judge. Macy, NE. Duties include: (1) Conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal and civil matters; (2) Trial and disposition of all criminal and civil matters; (3) Conducting pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings; (4) Establishing docket calendar and maintain efficiency in the same; (4) Complying with other duties required by the Omaha Tribal Constitution, Tribal By-laws and Codes; (5) Supervising court staff, to include: conducting annual performance evaluations, hiring, determining
compensation of employees and overseeing disciplinary matters pursuant to the personnel policy; (6) Overseeing the preparation and maintenance of court files as are necessary for compliance with the
requirements of 638 contracts as well as Tribal, Federal and State and local laws and regulations; and (7) Preparing budgetary proposals, program budgets and estimates of staffing needs to determine and allocate the staff, equipment, facilities and other resources necessary to accomplish program responsibilities. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send applications and a resume to: Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, ATTN: HR Department, E-mail: OThumanresources@theomahatribe.com. The position is open until filled.
Law Clerk. Washington, D.C. Office. The firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their wholly owned business enterprises, and their governmental agencies throughout the country. Strong research and writing skills are required. The ideal candidate is well-organized, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to work well in a team environment. Applicants should be highly motivated and possess a professional demeanor and superior communication skills. Some knowledge of federal Indian law or tribal law is preferred but not required. Remote working options for this position will be considered. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel is mandatory. Experience with Westlaw and
PACER is preferred. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample and cover letter via e-mail to Saba Bazzazieh, email@example.com.
Principal Tribal Court Advocate – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned; (2) Child Support Enforcement: Presenting child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals; (3) Participating in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; and (4) Providing legal advice and case strategy. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit) – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally representing the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses; and (3) Providing legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Senior Programmer Analyst – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, performing a variety of complex duties such as installing, programming, maintaining, and saving of organization’s digital information within the Office of the Attorney General; (2) Serving as a resource person with regard to matters relating to information systems, development and implementation of security controls, efficient use and maintenance of system and equipment; (3) Facilitating implementation management information systems; (4) Installing and maintaining servers on local area networks; (5) Performing network device configurations, workstation set ups, and assigning nodes or network address definitions; installs and monitors performance of servers on local area networks; and (6) Maintaining knowledge of current trends in hardware and software technology relating to the practice of law, selecting the most feasible and economic methods to operate existing system. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Attorney (Water Rights Unit) – Office of the Attorney General. Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Representing the Nation on water rights matters, including the adjudication of water rights in administrative, state and federal courts for the purpose of securing and protecting the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working directly and indirectly on settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights, including the implementation of successful settlements; (3) Working closely with legal and technical staff within the NNDOJ Water Rights and Natural Resources Units, Department of Water Resources, Water Management Branch, other programs within the Nation, contract counsel, and with consultants retained to provide technical support or to serve as expert witnesses; (4) Providing legal work, legal research, and preparing legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and other documents necessary for litigation and settlement purposes; and (5) Drafting, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting judicial decisions, legislation, contracts, leases, permits and other related documents. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Senior Attorney, (Human Services/Government Unit). Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; (2) Performing professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; (3) Conferring with, providing advice to, and preparing advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; (4) Preparing interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; (5) Reviewing contracts, leases, permits and related documents; (6) Interviewing witnesses, complainants, and other on a variety of legal matters; (7) Conducting legal research, preparing briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; and (8) Assisting in routine operations of Department of Justice. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Attorney, (Human Services/Government Unit). Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; (2) Performing professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; (3) Conferring with, providing advice to, and preparing advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; (4) Preparing interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; (5) Reviewing contracts, leases, permits and related documents; (6) Interviewing witnesses, complainants, and other on a variety of legal matters; (7) Conducting legal research, preparing briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; and (8) Assisting in routine operations of Department of Justice. This position is open until January 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Kayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); (2) Researching and studying litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; (3) Preparing oral arguments, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; (5) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; and (7) Making decisions in sensitive case and seeking assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
Senior Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Shiprock, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; (2) Reviewing citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Interviewing witnesses, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (5) Preparing a legal strategy; (6) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (7) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions, and other required documents for court presentation; (8) Providing training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; (9) Collaborating with law enforcement agencies; (10) Presenting major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; This position is sedentary with a potential for high levels of stress. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.
2022 Summer Law Clerk. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) seeks energetic and motivated candidates for funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources; Tax and Finance; Litigation; Employment; Human/Government Services; Economic Development; Water Rights; Chapter (local) government; Relocatee Benefits; and Criminal and civil prosecution. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifies areas of practice or interest, a resume, law school transcript, and a brief 5-10 page writing sample to DOJ at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications are due on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm MT. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice will contact qualified applicants for an interview. Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application.
Supreme Court Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position analyzes supreme court cases; conducts legal research; drafts opinions and orders; and provides legal advice related to appellate cases, petitions, notices and other documents filed with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position closes January 31, 2022.
Judicial Hearing Officer, Chinle, Judicial District, Chinle, Ariz. Under supervision of the Chief Justice, exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. The JHO will engage in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. One Year Grant Funded with Benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.
Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.
Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.
District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Legislative Services Attorney. Duties include: (1) Assisting Tribal Council, Tribal Council committees and Tribal Council Office staff with legal matters; (2) Reporting to Tribal Council, with the status of actions and activities that are undertaken in order to achieve the Legislative Agenda and overall goals and objectives that have been established; (3) Conducting legal research, drafting, reviewing, revising and interpreting of Resolutions, Statutes, Certified Motions, policies, procedures, Legislative Directives, Declarations, Special Tributes, agreements, proposals, legal memorandums, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)s, leases and contracts, correspondents, motions and phone polls, and other legal documents; (4) Representing Tribal Council in any court actions, including filing or defending litigation, preparing pleadings and briefs, discovery, trial, etc.; (5) Monitoring tribal, state, federal legislation and case law; (6) Assisting Tribally Chartered Corporations and Limited Liability Corporations (LLC’s) with legal and business matters, including legal analysis and advice drafting and reviewing of business and financial contracts, and performance of due diligence of prospective business or economic opportunities; (7) Providing contract review, and advise on employment law and other legal areas of law for the Gaming operations and board; (8) Interacting with federal agencies in areas of tax-general welfare exception, water quality, Sex Offenders Registry and Notification Act (SORNA), Domestic Violence-Special jurisdiction, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-hemp program, and other federal agencies.
The Quileute Tribe
Legal Assistant. La Push, WA. Duties include: (1) Organizing and maintaining file management system, hard copies, and paperless; (2) Maintaining calendars, scheduling, and recordkeeping for the Tribal Prosecutor/ICW Attorney; (3) Preparing, reviewing, and proofreading legal documents and correspondence with attorney supervision; (4) Conducting legal research; (5) Scanning, filing, and routing incoming and outgoing work product and mail; (6) Attending, facilitating, and documenting meetings as necessary and appropriate; (7) Making copies, ordering supplies, and performing other administrative tasks; (8) Preparing Victim letters and assist in preparing victims for Court under the direction of the
Prosecutor / ICW Attorney; (9) Positively representing the Tribe and acting ethically and in the best interest of the Tribe at all times; (10) Communicating with tact and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality; and (11) Demonstrating cultural sensitivity. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should fill out an application (see position description for application requirements) and send it via email: email@example.com OR to The Quileute Tribe, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 279, La Push, Washington 98350. This position is open until filled.
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Staff Attorney – Human Trafficking. Okemos, MI. Duties include: (1) Having a passion and understanding of the unique needs of women and marginalized populations within the civil and criminal justice system as they navigate the aftermath of trafficking; (2) Understanding the complex legal systems that survivors come in contact with and be willing to engage in advocacy at any and all points; (3) Interviewing survivors in a manner sensitive to the trauma they may have experienced and attuned to honoring their choices; (4) Be willing to engage in thorough research and brief writing; (5) Adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards; (6) Engaging with police and prosecutors to advocate for victims; (7) Providing legal services including legal research and factual investigation, counsel and advice, brief services and document preparation, and representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings; (8) Providing accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record; (9) Attending trainings required by the grant and by MCEDSV; (10) Actively participating in staff committees or task forces focused on services for trafficking survivors; and (11) Developing and maintaining networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve our client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, older adults, and other special needs. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Executive Director of Legal. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Rendering legal advice and services to all branches, entities, departments, and Senior Executive Officers of the Choctaw Nation with respect to legislation, regulatory practices, gaming operations, alcohol licensing, commercial ventures or other matters falling within the purview of all branches of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; (2) Providing legal representation to the Nation in all requested and/or required legal and liability areas; (3) Overall supervision and management of the Legal Department of CNOK; (4) Responsible for all final personnel decision-making for the Legal Department of CNOK; (5) Case management and assignment of all in-house matters and projects delegated to the specialized assigned attorney and/or legal team subordinates; (6) Responsible for the submission and final approval of all budget proposals to the Legislative Branch on behalf of the In-house Legal Department, upon final approval of the Senior Executive Officer; of Legal and Compliance; (7) Responsible for final approvals for all Legal Department’s account receivables and legal vendor billings; (8) Working with the Department of Risk Management on the development and strategic planning from the legal and liability perspective to reduce risk; and (9) Will be the legal supervisor/advisor for the preparation, negotiation, review and advisory work pertaining to contracts, agreements, and other legal instruments of commercial ventures on behalf of the CNOK. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by February 25, 2022.
Assistant Tribal Prosecutor. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Representing the Choctaw Nation in criminal matters within the reservation/jurisdiction of the Choctaw Nation as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (2) Representing the Choctaw Nation in juvenile cases and deprived actions within the jurisdiction of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (3) Reviewing police reports and affidavits to determine appropriate charge in criminal matters assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (4) Advising Tribal Police and ICW regarding investigations, case preparation, and legal issues; (5) Appearing on criminal and juvenile dockets as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (6) Maintaining good inter-departmental relations and communication with the judicial department, Children and Family Services, state offices, all law enforcement departments and other legal departments; (7) Assisting in drafting legislation affecting children, juvenile, and criminal laws, to be considered by the Tribal Council, as directed; (8) Conferring with the Lead Prosecutor and Executive Director of Children and Family Services making referrals for the transfer of cases that may be prosecuted in the Choctaw Nation District Court; (9) Preparing legal notices and pleadings in juvenile, deprived, and criminal actions as may be needed; (10) Preparing and litigating civil forfeiture actions; and (11) Providing training as needed to Tribal Police and ICW. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.
The California Indian Law Association – Pathway to Law Program
Pathway to Law Program. The California Indian Law Association, Inc. is now accepting applications to our annual Pathway to Law Program. The program is a two-day workshop available to Native college students, recent college graduates, master’s students, or tribal leaders interested in going to law school. The program is free and will be held virtually March 18-19, 2022. More information can also be found on the homepage of CILA’s website at https://www.calindianlaw.org/. Interested candidates should apply here by 5:00pm February 18th, 2022.
Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP Native Law Group
Senior Associate Attorney. Louisville, CO. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as representing clients in a professional and expedient manner; (2) Participating in business development functions (conferences, seminars, etc.) as requested to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business opportunities; (3) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials including hearings in tribal courts; (6) Drafting agreements and analyzing legal documents; and (7) Complying with all court, state bar and inter-office policies and procedures. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts to Erin Obray, Firm Administrator, email@example.com. The position is open until filled.