To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send all of 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
- Any other pertinent details, such as a link to the application
- An attached PDF job announcement or link to the position description.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Staff Attorney. Reno, NV. Prepares and renders legal opinions concerning the RSIC, it’s functions, jurisdiction, procedures, and policies and performs the necessary legal research to support these opinions; Create a searchable data base of RSIC ordinances, laws, resolutions, and other RSIC documents, and assist in the development of an RSIC recorder’s office; and more. For more information, see the description. Application here. Position is open until filled.
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Attorney General. Omaha Tribal Court Macy, Nebraska Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. The position of Attorney General shall be responsible for protecting all Tribal assets, defending the integrity of the Tribe, assisting and advising all Tribal entities in their pursuit of progress on behalf of Tribal members, and managing and providing legal services and representation to the Tribe, the Tribal Council, the Tribal Government, and its Tribal Entities. The Attorney General is prohibited from offering legal advice or representing private individual members, but instead serves to protect the rights of all members of the Omaha Tribe administering fair and impartial justice. Open Until Filled.
Tribal Prosecutor. Omaha Tribal Court – Macy, Nebraska Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. Shall prosecute all criminal matters in the name of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, making independent decisions on whether to file formal charges, the nature of those charges, whether to recommend plea bargains and trying both jury and non-jury cases. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Open until filled.
Staff Attorney. Redding, CA. Main duties: Under the direction of the Tribal Attorney, provide general legal services to the tribal government and various arms of the Tribe, which may include appearances in tribal, state, and/or federal forums. Closing date: May 15, 2022. Starting date: September 1, 2022 (flexible to accommodate for the bar exam). Note – the Tribe agrees to waive the experience requirement if the candidate is a 3L or recent law school graduate with an educational background in federal Indian law. To apply, please email Michael Hollowell (Michael.Hollowell@reddingrancheria-nsn.gov) one pdf containing your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a writing sample specific to federal Indian law or protecting tribal interests. See the description for more information.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Office of External Affairs. This position will lead our Tribal engagement work, including standing up new resources to support Tribes. This position works across the Commission in collaboration with numerous program offices such as the newly established Office of Public Participation, the Office of Energy Projects, and the Office of General Counsel’s Environmental Justice & Equity Team. See the position description for more information.
Offshore Wind Historic Permitting Specialist. Boston, MA / New York, NY / Annapolis, MD / Providence, RI. You’ll be part of the Strategic Permitting team where you, together with your colleagues, will direct work for our consultants to prepare defensible and streamlined onshore and offshore archaeological and visual impact assessments and serve as our lead internal SME on this topic. You’ll support the permitting team in preparing applicable sections of permit applications and lead portions of regulatory stakeholder engagement, working with our Tribal Liaison.. Apply here. Application deadline: May 7, 2022.
Hoopa Valley Tribal Court
RFQ, Program Attorney. Humboldt County, CA. The tribe has over 67 statutes on a variety of subject matters. The court hears cases involving family law, child abuse and neglect, evictions, domestic violence restraining orders, juvenile delinquency, juvenile wellness court, traffic citations, and civil complaints for monetary damages. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Survivors of Crime Program intends to address crime victims’ immediate and long-term needs. Our intended outcome is for victims and survivors to have access and services with low and no barriers within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Remote Attorneys will be considered. Please see the RFQ for more information.
The following Earthjustice offices and programs are accepting applications for full- or part-time legal externs for Fall 2022. We are seeking current law students who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment, and who are eligible to receive academic credit or fulfill a graduation requirement through this externship. Fall 2022 externships will be fully remote, but successful candidates may have the opportunity to visit their nearest Earthjustice office. Externs are unpaid and must receive academic credit or fulfill a graduation requirement for their work with Earthjustice. To apply, click here. The deadline to apply for all Fall 2022 externship opportunities at Earthjustice is May 15, 2022 via Jobvite. Please reach out to email@example.com if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.
- Biodiversity Defense Program
- California Regional Office, San Francisco
- Clean Energy Program
- Community Partnerships Program
- DC Regional Office
- International Program
- Northeast Regional Office
- Puerto Rico Team
- Rocky Mountain Office
- Sustainable Food & Farming Program
- Toxic Exposure & Health Program
Science Externship. Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food & Farming Program is seeking a junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student for a part- or full-time (preferably full-time) science externship during fall 2022. The student must be eligible to receive course credit through their program for this role. This is a remote role, but the successful candidate may have the opportunity to visit the Earthjustice office nearest them. Our Sustainable Food & Farming Program is spearheading innovative strategies to reduce the climate, health, and environmental harms caused by industrial livestock and crop production, and to accelerate a shift to sustainable agriculture nationwide. We represent environmental organizations and consumer watchdogs as well as farmworkers and sustainable producers, grassroots organizations and environmental justice communities. Interested candidates should submit materials by May 15, 2022 via Jobvite. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC)
Staff Attorney I – Indian Child Welfare. Lummi Nation, Bellingham, WA. Works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney (ORA) on issues concerning or affecting tribal sovereignty and the exercise of tribal jurisdiction over Indian Child Welfare for the Lummi Nation. Duties may include representing the Nation primarily in state court proceedings involving Lummi children and youth and other staff attorney duties as assigned. Job performance of the Staff Attorney I is evaluated by the Legal Director or his/her designee. Closing Date: Until Filled. For more information and to apply, see the position description.
Staff Attorney I or II. Lummi Nation, Bellingham, WA. Works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney (ORA) for the Lummi Nation, and its departments and entities, on a broad range of issues concerning or affecting tribal sovereignty and self-governance. Duties may include providing legal advice and representing the Nation, and its departments and entities, in judicial and administrative proceedings in tribal, federal and state forums. Job performance of the Staff Attorney I or II is evaluated by the Legal Director. Closing Date: Until Filled. For more information and to apply, see the position description.
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Judicial Branch
(RFQ, Project Evaluator for new Tribal Healing to Wellness Court. The proposals are due June 1, 2022. Please see the RFQ for more information.
University of Colorado Law School
American Indian Law Program Fellow, Boulder, CO. Support AILP faculty, students, and staff on education and advocacy concerning Indigenous Rights. Closing date: May 1, 2022. Please see the position description for more information and to apply.
Lower Elwha Tribal Court
Chief Judge. Port Angeles, WA. The Chief Judge is chief judicial officer of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Court, the trial court of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. The Chief Judge is appointed to a four-year term by the Lower Elwha Business Committee, the elected governing body of the Tribe. This position is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Lower Elwha Tribal Court pursuant to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Judicial Code, ordinances, regulations, and applicable Federal and local laws. The Chief Judge conducts hearings and trials and performs other judicial duties. The Chief Judge is also the administrative supervisor of all Tribal Court staff and as such is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all aspects of the Lower Elwha Tribe’s trial-court-level judicial system and for proper administration of justice. The Chief Judge has no direct authority over the Lower Elwha Court of Appeals, which consists of Justices appointed by the Business Committee under contract. To apply: Send resume, cover letter, legal writing sample (preferably a judicial writing sample), and three references via email to Sandra Johnson, Human Resources Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also fill out an employment application.
ACLU of Washington
Youth Policy Manager or Counsel. Seattle, WA.Seeks a passionate and strategic advocate to lead its efforts to break the school to prison pipeline, promote community-based interventions for young people who commit crimes, and ensure all K-12 youth in Washington are provided an equitable public education. In addition to providing leadership on youth issues, the Youth Policy Manager or Counsel will work as a member of the Policy Advocacy Group (PAG), collaborating with the PAG Director and PAG team members to develop additional policy priorities consistent with the ACLU-WA’s strategic plan. The Youth Policy Manager or Counsel will also work collaboratively with the entire office. Please note that we welcome applicants with or without a JD degree to apply for this position. The selected candidate will have the title that best matches their credentials. To view the full job description, as well as how to apply, please visit our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers. Application Deadline: May 15, 2022.
Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation
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 April 30, 2022.
Judicial Hearing Officer, Shiprock Judicial District, Shiprock, N.M. 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, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. 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, 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.
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