Turtle Talk Operations Announcement re. Friday Job Postings

Hi everyone,

At the moment we are slightly behind on Friday job postings due to a staff shortage. The ILPC will be hiring for a program coordinator in the very near future (keep your eyes out for that posting! The irony!). Please be patient and remember we are a very small behind the scenes team here at TT and the job postings have happily grown into a fairly large weekly task. Regular Friday postings will begin again on April 8.

Thanks,

Said very small TT admin team

Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu: 

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. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application 
  • An attached PDF job announcement. 

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Yakama Nation

Attorney II. Toppenish, WA. Duties include: (1) Representing individual Tribal members in criminal matters in Tribal Court and/or outside courts; (2) Providing advice and assistance in civil matters and will preparation; and (3) Providing preliminary formal and/or informal consultation and legal advice to clientele. Please view the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a resume to Bevra Jacobson, program manager, bevra@yakama.com, or apply here.

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Environmental Protection Policy Analyst. Olmypia, WA. Duties include provide policy analysis, technical support and coordination on emerging habitat issues for Commission and member tribes to advance habitat protection and restoration objectives necessary to the protection of tribal treaty rights and resources. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by April 8, 2022 to: Wendy Bowman, HR, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, 6730 Martin Way East Olympia, WA 98516-5540 or email to: wbowman@nwifc.org.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Legal Affairs Administrator. Peshawbestown, MI. Duties include ensuring the efficient, competent, and effective daily operations of the Legal Department in its role as legal counsel to the Tribal Council; and in its role as a legal resource to the various departments of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians. This position will provide direct legal administration within the legal department regarding all aspects of the GTB’s governmental environment. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Oglala Lakota Housing Authority the (TDHE) Tribally Designated Housing Entity on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Request for Proposals – In-House Legal Counsel. The Legal Counsel will provide legal counsel services for OLHA Planning and Administration, Maintenance, Development, Construction, Housing Services, OLHA – TDHE projects in addition to other projects assigned and related to OLHA grants and accounting management. Please see the RFP for further information. Proposals are due April 17, 2022.

Jill Grant & Associates, LLC

Attorney. Washington, D.C.. Seeking an experienced environmental and Indian law attorney. We provide environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and also represent tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. At least seven years of experience with environmental and Indian law is required. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. Please see the position description for more information and how to apply. The position is open until filled.

Associate Attorney. Washington, D.C.. Seeking an associate attorney with at least three years of experience. Experience and/or demonstrated interest in environmental law is required. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. Please see the position description for more information and how to apply. The position is open until filled.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court

Request for Qualifications – Attorney. Humboldt County, CA. The Program Attorney will consult regularly with Client and will promptly notify Client of significant developments. Major strategy decisions regarding the conduct of the case in any and all cases shall be made by Client and the Program Attorney acting in consultation and conjunction with one another. The Program Attorney may decline to take a particular course of action if it would be unlawful or unethical. Client understands that the Program Attorney cannot and has not made any guarantee regarding the outcome of the matter. Statements may be sent to following: Lisa Sanderson, Victims of Crime Program Director, Hoopacourt.advocatedirector@gmail.com by April 8, 2022.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Adviser. Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing legal research, analysis, advice and representation to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and other officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI); (2) Representing FWS in administrative hearings or appeals, as well as assisting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in representing FWS in federal, state, or tribal judicial proceedings; (3) Providing written and oral opinions on Federal Administrative Law topics, including Fiscal/Appropriations Law, federal contracting, and acquisition laws, agency delegations and authority, partnerships with non-public entities, and similar topics; (4) and Assisting the Solicitor’s office and FWS with compliance with other statutes, such as the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by March 28, 2022.

Catawba Nation Request for Proposals

Bailiff. Rock Hill, SC. Duties include: (1) Screening the public (attorneys, defendants, etc.) at the front door to ensure that they do not have weapons which could be used to harm the employees, public or themselves while in the court area; (2) Responding as necessary to remove the public or others if they are in unauthorized areas or are causing a disturbance to the public or employees of the Court and the Tribe; (3) Supervising the loading/unloading and security of prisoners transported to and from Court; (4) Standing watch in open court and assisting as deemed necessary by the In-Court Clerk and sitting Judge; (4) Ensuring the security of the In-Court Clerk, sitting Judge, attorneys, public and defendants as necessary during open court; and (5) Serving Protective Orders and other relevant court paperwork to defendants/attorneys at the Judge’s instruction. Please view the position description for further information. Interested candidates should deliver three copies of the proposal by 5:00 pm, March 25, 2022, to: Catawba Indian Nation, Attn: Meredith Jolin, 996 Avenue of the Nations, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Catawba Indian Nation Tribal Court Judge. Rock Hill, SC. Duties include providing substance abuse treatment, supervision and drug testing services to Catawba Citizens and members of other federally recognized tribes. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should deliver three copies of the proposal by 5:00 pm, March 25, 2022, to: Catawba Indian Nation, Attn: Meredith Jolin, 996 Avenue of the Nations, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid 

Paralegal. Tulalip, WA. Assists and relieves the attorneys of administrative and legal-oriented, clerical functions. Under the supervision of the TOCLA Program Manager or designee, this position will provide extensive administration and legal assistance to the attorneys and related staff in the Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

Associate Attorney. San Diego, CA. Interested applicants should send the following to Kathryn Wray at kwray@sonosky.com (please also copy Lynne Hernandez at lhernandez@sonoskysd.com): Cover letter; Resume; Law School Transcript; and Writing sample (a writing sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary). This position is open until filled. More detail about the firm is available at www.sonosky.com.

Native American Rights Fund

Paralegal. Boulder, CO. Duties include: (1) Management of hard copy and electronic documents; (2) Prepare, review, and analyze documents for and in response to production requests; (3) Perform legal research and factual research; (4) Responsible for all aspects of discovery and trial support including gathering and organizing documents, attending meetings, preparing exhibits, taking notes, photocopying and scanning, ensuring the availability of necessary documents and supplies, and running trial presentation equipment and software; and (5) Assist with preparation of pleadings, motions, briefs, and other documents for use in trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies or other venues. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via email a cover letter, complete resume, and three references to: Sarah Palacios Human Resources & Office Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, Palacios@narf.org. The position is open until filled.

Paralegal. Washington, DC. Duties include: (1) Management of hard copy and electronic documents; (2) Prepare, review, and analyze documents for and in response to production requests; (3) Perform legal research and factual research; (4) Responsible for all aspects of discovery and trial support including gathering and organizing documents, attending meetings, preparing exhibits, taking notes, photocopying and scanning, ensuring the availability of necessary documents and supplies, and running trial presentation equipment and software; and (5) Assist with preparation of pleadings, motions, briefs, and other documents for use in trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies or other venues. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via email a cover letter, complete resume, and three references to: Sarah Palacios Human Resources & Office Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, Palacios@narf.org. The position is open until filled.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney. Escondido, CA. We are looking for a person currently licensed to practice in California to carry a full caseload that includes tribal representation in juvenile dependency cases, estate planning for Native American individuals, code drafting, assisting with tribal elections, and more. Experience in federal Indian law is strongly preferred. Additional information about California Indian Legal Services can be found on our web site: www.calindian.org. The position is available now for immediate hiring and will remain open until filled.

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Assistant General Counsel/Assistant Prosecutor. Watersmeet, MI. This position will split their time between duties of Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Prosecutor. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel provides legal services and representation to the Tribe, its agencies, and its enterprises in a broad variety of matters, including contract law, employment law, administrative law, real estate matters, Indian gaming regulation, taxation, tribal jurisdiction, environmental law, cultural resource preservation, child welfare, and legislation. Under the supervision of the Tribal Prosecutor, the applicant will perform work of complex difficulty involving the prosecution of all domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases in Tribal Court, providing information and guidance to police officers in the areas of proper law and procedure, and will aid in the creation of an education program for tribal and local police officers regarding the effective investigation of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases involving Native Americans. Though we are looking for applicants with experience in one or more of the listed fields, you do not need experience in all the listed fields to be a good candidate. Please see the position description for more information. Posting closes April 1, 2022. Please see the full posting and application here. All applicants should complete an application and email a resume to hr@lvd-nsn.gov.

Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Indian Affairs

Director of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. Washington, DC. Duties: 1) Manages one (1) Office staff member to coordinate activities, including the review and effective analysis of legislation to support the varying needs of Indian Affairs (IA); 2) Renders expert advice regarding the effect of such legislation on IA programs and Indian tribes; 3) Advises on the background and legislative history and exercises influence in effecting changes and revisions, as necessary, to support the development and conformance with IA policy; 4) Manages the review of reports and correspondence pertaining to congressional and legislative matters for conformance with IA policy; 5) Maintains consistent, two-way communication regarding legislative matters as the primary IA liaison with IA officials; 6) Represents IA principals in its dealing and negotiations with Congress; 7) Appears before committees of Congress as an expert witness to justify the stance of IA and the Department, as requested; 8) Manages coordination with senators and representatives and their staff members to advise, assist, and furnish them with approved information and to discuss basic data they may require in their consideration of legislation. Closing date: 03/28/2022. Additional details available here: https://go.usa.gov/xzm7r.

Tohono O’odham Nation Office of Attorney General

Deputy Attorney General. Sells, AZ. Duties include: (1) Providing legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation; (2) Representing the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; and (3) Assisting the Attorney General in matters affecting the legal interests of the Nation. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a resume to Eunice.Grana@tonation-nsn.gov or apply at Tohono Oodham Nation Jobs.

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 GeneralWindow 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, 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.

Chief Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing administrative, managerial, and prosecutor work in directing the Office of the Prosecutor and component districts including White Collar Crime; (2) Administering short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual external and supplemental budgets; (3) Coordinating and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the assigned program office and districts; (4) Adhering to the Plan of Operating and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments; (5) Preparing and presenting the annual budget during the annual budget process; (6) Conducting staff and program evaluations, ensuring the appropriate services are effectively and efficiently addressed; (7) Addressing personnel recruitment, interviews, hiring, and promotions; (8) Supervising all professional at-will employees and regular status employees; and (9) Promoting and maintaining public relations, representing the interest of the Navajo Nation and the Office of the Prosecutor(s) on a local, state, national, tribal and related levels, attending meetings, serving on committees, task forces, and other related groups, overseeing the management and in expenditures of the general and if applicable external funds ensuring compliance with financial requirements. Please see the position description for further information. This position is open until March 30, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney. Window Rock, AZ. Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until March 10, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until April 07, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney. Window Rock, AZ.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters. This position is open until March 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor. Tohajiilee, NM.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Attends staff meetings, training, law seminars and workshops; provides training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; collaborates with law enforcement agencies; negotiates settlement with opposing parties. Present major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; perform extensive legal research; and perform other work-related tasks/assignments as assigned. 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 March 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until March 22, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Supreme Court Law ClerkSupreme 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 March 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.

Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu: 

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. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application 
  • An attached PDF job announcement. 

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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney. Peshawbestown, MI. Duties include: (1) providing advice and services related to regulatory and environmental law, tribal law, civil works planning, federal procurement law, non-contractual or contractual claims, personnel and discrimination law, litigation matters, general law and preventive law; (2) drafting resolutions, motions and ordinances for tribal law; (3) interpreting regulations, laws and policies; (4) identifying potential conflicts and issues, conducting necessary legal research, and recommending solutions; (5) reviewing, analyzing, and advising on contractual disputes, claims, appeals, and litigation, as directed by the General Counsel; and (6) serving as a trial attorney. Interested candidates can find more information and apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

White House Council on Native American Affairs

Special Assistant. Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Duties: 1) Advises the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) Executive Director on the planning, developing, organizing, coordinating and oversight of the implementation of inter-agency policies and deliverables; 2) Maintains liaison with Federal agencies in the development of WHCNAA deliverables; 3) Leads and supports inter-agency efforts to improve conditions for Tribal communities; 4) Develops and implements new inter-agency strategies and recommendations to advance tribal priorities; 5) Provides technical assistance to Tribes and individuals regarding the various resources available across the federal government; 6) Employs project management skills to keep track of multiple deliverables and projects across the various WHCNAA Committees and adjusts work plans for project accomplishment; 7) Assists in producing briefings, decision memorandum and background papers on a wide variety of issues. Closing date: 03/18/2022.  Additional details available here: https://go.usa.gov/xz5Yj.

Advocacy Corps

Advocacy Corps Organizers – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Washington, DC. This is a program that trains young adults ages 19-30 to work in their own communities to organize peers to lobby Congress to address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and support the Violence Against Women Act. Participating in the Advocacy Corps Program gives you the opportunity to connect with local activists, learn how to effectively communicate with members of Congress, and affect lasting change on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States. Organizers receive a stipend over the course of the program and Recruit local volunteers, Meet with members of Congress, Organize others to meet with members of Congress and their staff, Write letters to the editor and op-eds, and Mobilize people to come to Washington D.C. Applications are due April 11th. Apply today!

Staff Attorney – 2 Positions. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. NAP handles cases and matters in several jurisdictions involving federal Indian law and tribal law issues, including representation of low-income individuals in Pueblo and tribal courts and other forums, which may include family law, consumer law, and criminal law matters. NAP conducts outreach to tribal and Pueblo communities. Additionally, NAP sometimes handles poverty law issues involving consumer and family law matters in forums other than tribal courts.  Often involves travel throughout NM.  Full job description and instructions can be found here:  https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/512400.html.  The positions are open until filled.

Legal Aid – Paralegal. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. The Paralegal may be required to conduct applicant intakes, collect client data, and provide litigation support. The position will be based with the Native American Program located in Santa Ana but may require occasional travel within the state.  NAP handles cases and matters in several jurisdictions involving federal Indian law and tribal law issues, including representation of low-income individuals in Pueblo and tribal courts and other forums, which may include family law, consumer law, and criminal law matters. Full job description and instructions can be found here: https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/320906.html. The position is open until filled.

The National Judicial College

National Tribal Judicial Center Program Attorney. Reno, NV. This position develops, implements and continually strives to improve continuing education programs for tribal judges and tribal court professionals. The National Tribal Judicial Center Program Attorney identifies, recruits, develops and evaluates faculty and drafts curricula and grant applications to support tribal programs. Please see the position description for further information here and here. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to NJC-HR@judges.org.

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 GeneralWindow 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, 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.

Chief Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing administrative, managerial, and prosecutor work in directing the Office of the Prosecutor and component districts including White Collar Crime; (2) Administering short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual external and supplemental budgets; (3) Coordinating and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the assigned program office and districts; (4) Adhering to the Plan of Operating and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments; (5) Preparing and presenting the annual budget during the annual budget process; (6) Conducting staff and program evaluations, ensuring the appropriate services are effectively and efficiently addressed; (7) Addressing personnel recruitment, interviews, hiring, and promotions; (8) Supervising all professional at-will employees and regular status employees; and (9) Promoting and maintaining public relations, representing the interest of the Navajo Nation and the Office of the Prosecutor(s) on a local, state, national, tribal and related levels, attending meetings, serving on committees, task forces, and other related groups, overseeing the management and in expenditures of the general and if applicable external funds ensuring compliance with financial requirements. Please see the position description for further information. This position is open until March 30, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney. Window Rock, AZ. Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until March 10, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until April 07, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney. Window Rock, AZ.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters. This position is open until March 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor. Tohajiilee, NM.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Attends staff meetings, training, law seminars and workshops; provides training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; collaborates with law enforcement agencies; negotiates settlement with opposing parties. Present major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; perform extensive legal research; and perform other work-related tasks/assignments as assigned. 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 March 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until March 22, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Supreme Court Law ClerkSupreme 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 March 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.

Judicial Hearing Officer, Window Rock Judicial District, Window Rock, 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.

Judicial Hearing OfficerShiprock 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 AttorneyAneth Judicial District, Aneth, UTThis 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 AttorneyChinle Judicial District, Chinle, AZThis 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 AttorneyKayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZThis 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 JudgeJudicial 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.  

Request for Proposal – Prosecutor. Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorney, as an Independent Contractor, shall provide legal services to the: Represent the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation. Due Date for Email Receipt of Proposals Friday, March 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

2022 Summer Diversity Fellowship Program. Washington, DC. Fellowships will be given to five law students who are interning with criminal defense practitioners. Students may utilize an existing summer placement or may select an employer from our nationwide list of criminal defense lawyers and agencies. Applicants must currently be a 1L or 2L (or 3L evening) student from a historically underrepresented background, in good academic standing, and enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must have an interest in a career in criminal defense. Selected Fellows will be expected to intern, full-time, at a public defender office or with a criminal defense attorney in private practice. Selected Fellows will receive $500 per week for up to 8 weeks of summer employment. Interested students must complete a Diversity Fellowship application, provide a resume, and complete a brief writing exercise. The application and additional information about the program can be found on our website at: https://www.nacdl.org/Landing/Diversity-Task-Force-FellowshipsApplications are due Friday, March 18, 2022. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact me (bhoffman@nacdl.org) or our Diversity Fellowship Team (summerfellowship@nacdl.org)

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. (AILC)

Assistant PLSI Director. Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing support to the PLSI Director in all aspects of PLSI and its programs; (2) Assisting with developing and implementing programs to support Native pre-law and law students; (3) Building relationships with alumni, pre-law advisors, law schools, tribal colleges and universities, tribal education departments, and schools with significant Native American populations; (4) Assisting in developing and managing budgets; (5) Assisting with staffing of faculty, teaching assistants, research assistants, and other positions; (6) Coordinating with pre-law programs, Native American bar associations, judicial organizations, professional organizations, and educational programs on events, projects, and services for Native American pre-law and law students; (7) Planning events, scheduling speakers and panels, coordinating travel for staff, students, and professionals; (8) Developing print and electronic materials for announcements, programs, CLEs, and program promotion; (9) Assisting in grant compliance including collecting and assessing data, drafting reports, and
coordinating with grantors; (10) Promoting PLSI and the AILC to the community through public relations, social media, and advocacy; and (11) Representing PLSI and AILC at events, career fairs, and conferences. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by March 18, 2022 to Rodina Cave Parnall, PLSI Director, caveparnall@law.unm.edu.

Yurok Tribe

Deputy General Counsel. Klamath, CA. Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel will assist the Tribal Council and Tribal Departments in the legal matters related to the business of the Tribe. The Deputy General Counsel completes a variety of professional assignments on behalf of the Council and departments as assigned by the General Counsel. Incumbent works closely with paralegals and department staff. Interested candidates should apply here by March 17, 2022.

ICWA Paralegal I/II. Eureka, CA. Under the direction and supervision of the General Counsel, and/or designated Deputy/Associate General Counsel, the ICWA Paralegal will provide support and resolve routine legal issues on Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases handled by the Yurok Tribe’s Office of the Tribal Attorney (OTA). Interested candidates should apply here.

Associate General Counsel. Klamath, CA. Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel will assist the Tribal Council and Tribal Departments in the legal matters related to the business of the Tribe. The Associate General Counsel completes a variety of professional assignments on behalf of the Council and departments as assigned by the General Counsel. Incumbent works closely with paralegals and department staff. Interested candidates should apply here.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi

Staff Attorney. Fulton, MI. Duties include: (1) Attending meetings of the Tribal Council, Committees, regulatory board/commissions and Membership meetings; (2) Researching and drafting resolutions, Tribal laws, regulations, and policies for Tribal Council approval; (3) Providing timely legal advice/counsel to, and draft legal opinions for, the Tribal Council and other subdivisions and instrumentalities of the Tribal government on a broad range of legal issues; (4) Preparing legal memoranda and conducting legal research as directed; (5) Developing and implementing policies and procedures; (5) Working with Department Leaders to create policies/procedures and compose resolutions for Tribal Council; (6) Representing NHBP in Tribal court, and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government; (7) Interpreting laws, rulings, and regulations for the Tribal Council and other Tribal government entities; (8) Under the supervision and direction of the Chief Legal Counsel, advises NHBP concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, Tribal Council, officers of NHBP and Tribal relations with general public; (9) Managing delivery of Legal Services as defined by General Counsel to ensure services are provided in a timely manner by appropriate personnel consistent with NHBP business needs; and (10) Maintaining current, accurate and complete records as required by federal, state and all regulatory agencies. Please see the position description for further information.

The United States Probation Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

United States Probation Officer. Muskogee, OK. Duties include: (1) Enforcing court-ordered supervision components and implementing supervision strategies; (2) Conducting investigations, preparing reports, and making recommendations to the court; (3) Scheduling and conducting drug use detection tests and DNA collection of offenders/defendants, following established procedures and protocols; (4) Investigating and analyzing financial documents and activities and taking appropriate action; (5) Reviewing and resolving disputed issues involving offenders/defendants and presenting unresolved issues to the court for resolution; (6) Providing offenders/defendants with information on local resources and programs regarding employment, GED certification assistance, ongoing education, and vocational training; and (7) Communicating with other organizations and personnel (such as U.S. Parole Commission, Bureau of Prisons, law enforcement, treatment agencies, and attorneys) concerning offenders’ / defendants’ behavior and conditions of supervision. Please see the position description for further information.

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Governmental Affairs Coordinator. Palm Springs, CA. Duties include: (1) Acting as a liaison for the ACBCI Government and Legislative Affairs Department; (2) Serving as the primary contact between local, state, and federal jurisdictions and ACBCI; (3) Coordinating administration of all political contributions; and (4) Performing necessary administrative/clerical support for the Department as needed. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates can apply here or to Brian Estenson, bestenson@aguacaliente.net.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Associate CounselFairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Assisting the General Counsel in all matters assigned to the legal division; (2) Participating in the development of TCC policies, procedures and programs and providing continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters; (3) Representing the company in legal proceedings; (4) Assisting with the coordination and management of outside counsel and litigation; (5) Interacting with members of TCC, the legal profession, officials of state and federal government, and others as assigned by the President or General Counsel; (6) Coordinating with management, auditors, accountants and other staff; (7) Meeting with clients including staff, member tribes and partners; (8) Assisting programs in negotiation and drafting of commercial, construction, contractual and other agreements; (9) Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place; and (10) Providing legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization and member tribes. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Grand Canyon Trust

Foundation Manager. Remote in AZ, UT, NM, or CO. Duties include: (1) Crafting proposals, reports, and project budgets in alignment with organizational budgets and by working with staff, finance director, and senior director of development; (2) Writing, editing, and submitting the letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports to foundations by working collaboratively with appropriate staff members; (3) Managing the grants calendar and meeting all grant proposals and reporting deadlines; (4) Stewarding all foundation relationships through regular communication and meaningful, personalized opportunities for engagement; (5) Researching, developing, and stewarding a new slate of foundation supporters for the Trust’s work; and (6) Balancing a heavy volume of writing and editing assignments on a variety of topics with tight deadlines. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Careers@grandcanyontrust.org by March 18, 2022, 5pm MT.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Criminal Defense Attorney – Tribal Defenders Office. Pablo, MT. Duties include: (1) Representing adults charged in Tribal Court with misdemeanor and felony offenses; (2) Providing advocacy at all stages of proceedings, from initial appearance to trial, sentencing, and appeal; and (3) Representing juveniles charged in Tribal Youth Court with misdemeanor and felony offenses. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should view application materials at csktribes.org. For more information contact ann.miller@cskt.org.

Family Defense Attorney – Tribal Defenders Office. Pablo, MT. Duties include: (1) Representing parents or guardians of children who are the subject of child protection investigations and matters filed in the Tribal Court; (2) Assisting the Managing Attorney in the planning and implementation of a pilot project in the Tribal Court that will divert child protection cases to a Families in Need of Services model; and (3) Representing clients in criminal court who have child protection matters pending as a collateral consequence to their criminal charge. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should view application materials at csktribes.org. For more information contact ann.miller@cskt.org.

Environmental Law Institute

Administrative & Membership Coordinator. Washington, DC. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Vice President for Development and Membership in meeting membership goals; (2) Processing invoices and payments for individual and institutional (firms/corporations/NGOs) memberships, events, boot camps, other special events; (3) Maintaining a large customer relations management database with membership information; (4) Collaborating with finance staff to ensure accurate tracking and reconciliation of membership and related revenue in budgeting; (5) Working with an outside contractor to submit applications and materials for compliance with state charitable registrations; (6) Serving as ELI’s representative to EarthShare giving programs and submitting applications and materials to maintain and increase EarthShare contributions; and (7) Assisting the Finance department and potentially other departments with additional data entry and processing needs. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by March 18, 2022.

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Tribal Prosecutor. Crandon, WI. Duties include: (1) Providing legal guidance and advice involving various areas of law; (2) Reviewing, researching, interpreting, and preparing both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues; (3) Drafting, reviewing, and approving motions, orders and other filings for Forest County Potawatomi Tribal, State and Federal Courts; (4) Researching legal issues and recommending revisions as necessary; and (5) Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences. Interested candidates can contact Terrance Brown, Human Resources Recruiter, E: terrance.brown@fcp-nsn.gov.

Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Executive Director. Phoenix, AZ. Duties include: (1) Administering the daily functions of the organization; (2) Managing membership and staff of AIGA; (3) Coordinating and leading membership meetings; (4) Providing oversight for policy and regulatory initiatives; and (5) Organizing its annual conference. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should email their resume to  bdownes@bdrlaw.com with “AIGA Executive Director” noted in the subject line of the email by March 22, 2022.

Pre-Law Summer Institute Assistant Director

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. (AILC)

Assistant PLSI Director | Albuquerque, NM

The Assistant PLSI Director assists in planning and implementing the Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives and all its programs, including the PLSI Judicial Clerkship Program, Native American Bar Passage Initiative, the Pre-Law Advisors trainings, outreach to tribal colleges and universities and tribal education departments, academic and professional development programs, and clerkship opportunities. This position supports the PLSI Director in maintaining and growing services according to student needs and the AILC’s strategic plan. The position coordinates outreach and promotes services of the PLSI and AILC.

Duties include:
• Provides support to the PLSI Director in all aspects of PLSI and its programs.
• Assists with developing and implementing programs to support Native pre-law and law
students. Works with the Director to coordinate daily operations and activities.
• Builds relationships with alumni, pre-law advisors, law schools, tribal colleges and
universities, tribal education departments, and schools with significant Native American
populations.
• Builds relationships with law schools and employers regarding PLSI programs, students,
and alumni. Identifies possible areas for collaboration and partnerships.
• Assists in developing and managing budgets.
• Assists with staffing of faculty, teaching assistants, research assistants, and other
positions necessary for the summer and year-round programs.
• Recruits, trains, and builds relationships with attorney coaches and mentors.
• Coordinates with pre-law programs, Native American bar associations, judicial
organizations, professional organizations, and educational programs on events, projects,
and services for Native American pre-law and law students.
• Plans events including academic and professional trainings. Schedules speakers and
panels. Coordinates travel for staff, students, and professionals.
• Develops print and electronic materials for announcements, programs, CLEs, and
program promotion.
• Assists in grant compliance including collecting and assessing data, drafting reports, and
coordinating with grantors.
• Promotes PLSI and the AILC to the community through public relations, social media,
and advocacy.
• Represents PLSI and AILC at events, career fairs, and conferences.
• Assists with evaluating and developing programs and services according to grants and
AILC goals.
• Conforms with all safety rules and uses all appropriate safety equipment.
• Processes student applications for services, reimbursements, materials, and programs.
• Performs all other related duties, as assigned. Participates on committees and special
projects and seeks additional responsibilities.

Please see the position description for further information.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by March 18, 2022 to Rodina Cave Parnall, PLSI Director, caveparnall@law.unm.edu.

14th Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture feat. Kristen Carpenter

Indigenous Rights, Human Rights: It’s Time for the Declaration

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 12:00pm MST | Zoom Webinar

Register at: law.asu.edu/canby

Kristen Carpenter

Council Tree Professor of Law
Director, American Indian Law School
University of Colorado Law School

Kristen Carpenter is a Council Tree Professor of Law and Director of the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado Law School. Professor Carpenter served as a member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) from 2017-2021, as its member from North America. While serving at the United Nations, Professor Carpenter worked on human rights issues regarding Indigenous Peoples in all regions of the world. With colleagues at the Native American Rights Fund, Carpenter is now co-lead on “The Implementation Project,” an effort to realize the aims of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States. She is also a Supreme Court Justice of the Shawnee Tribe.

At Colorado Law, Professor Carpenter teaches and writes in the areas of Property, Cultural Property. American Indian Law, Human Rights, and Indigenous Peoples in International Law. She has published several books on these topics and her articles appear in leading law reviews. Professor Carpenter has served in various Associate Dean roles and as a founding member of the campus-wide Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies at CU-Boulder. In 2016 she was the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Carpenter is an elected member of the American Law Institute and former member of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Section Board. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College.

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Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu: 

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. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application 
  • An attached PDF job announcement. 

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University of Arizona James E. College of Law

Faculty Colleague The Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP). Tucson, AZ. Duties include: (1) Academic program administrative responsibilities for the IPLP Program’s degree and certificate programs (JD certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy; LL.M.; S.J.D.; BA Law Certificate in Tribal Courts and Justice Administration; Masters of Professional Studies in Indigenous Governance (MPS) and Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Governance); (2) Teaching an annual workload of 6-8 credits; (3) Researching and preparing scholarly publications in the related areas of expertise, in addition to participation in academic conferences; and (4) Membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in school and university elections as appropriate. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. Please feel free to contact the chair of the search committee, Teresa Miguel-Stearns (tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu), for additional information.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Attorney – Government. San Bernardino, CA. Directed and supervised by the Managing Attorney, Government, with oversight by the Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Government. Duties include: (1) Assisting in counseling all levels of leadership, management, and staff in diverse areas related to the Tribal government and its economic development operations; (2) Providing legal support and advice to the Tribal education, cultural resources, public safety, public affairs, fire, family services, and grants departments, and other departments; (3) Analyzing and drafting Tribal laws, regulations, and policies; (4) Preparing legal documents related to Tribal entity governance, including resolutions, by-laws, meeting minutes, and other organizational documents; (5) Providing recommendations to Tribal leadership and enterprise executives to minimize legal/financial exposure of the Tribal government and its economic development enterprises; (6) Assuring best practices and timely updates to address emerging legal and operational issues related to the Tribal government and its economic development enterprises; (7) Advising on proposed and existing legislation, and participating in drafting proposed state and federal legislation; (8) Addressing Tribal, federal, and state regulatory agency requirements; and (9) Participating in state and national attorney work groups on matters related to federal Indian law issues, including legislative and litigation matters. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Senior Staff Attorney – Government. San Bernardino, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing recommendations to Tribal leadership and enterprise executives to minimize legal/financial exposure of the Tribal government and its economic development enterprises; (2) Assisting in counseling all levels of leadership and team members in diverse areas related to the Tribal government and its economic development operations; (3) Focusing on areas including but not limited to Tribal law and governance, Federal Indian law, Tribal and commercial gaming, regulatory compliance, intergovernmental affairs, political matters, administrative rule making, litigation, and other legal issues as directed; (4) Analyzing and drafting Tribal laws, regulations, policies, notices, and other documents in coordination with and in support of other Tribal departments and entities; (5) Preparing legal documents related to Tribal entity governance, including resolutions, by-laws, meeting minutes, and other enterprise documents; (6) Addressing Tribal, Federal, and State regulatory agency applicability and requirements; (7) Advising on proposed and existing legislation, and participating in drafting proposed State and Federal legislation; (8) Assisting in participating in State and national attorney work groups on matters related to Federal Indian law and gaming law issues, including legislative and litigation matters; (9) Assuring best practices and timely updates to address emerging legal and operational issues related to the Tribal government and its economic development ventures; and (10) Assisting in due diligence in various transactions through strategic thinking and tactical decisions with various departments and economic developments. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Managing Attorney – Employment and Labor. San Bernardino, CA. Duties include: (1) Ensuring that San Manuel properly maintains compliance with employment and labor laws; (2) Providing specific legal support to tribal government departments and other internal clients; (3) Assisting the VP Associate General Counsel, Employment and Labor, in developing legal strategy and directing junior attorneys and outside counsel on employment and labor-related litigation and pre-litigation matters; (4) Assisting in drafting new Human Resources policies or revising/reviewing existing policies to ensure that the organization is legally compliant at all times with respect to its employment practices; (5) Providing counsel and guidance on all legal matters involving and impacting San Manuel’s relationships with labor unions; (6) Providing training to the company’s Human Resources team and business leaders; (7) Assisting in counseling all levels of management and managing staff attorneys in diverse issues related to the tribal government and its business operations; (8) Supervising staff attorneys and assisting in managing outside counsel and legal consultants as delegated by the VP Associate General Counsel; (9) Providing timely legal counsel, information, advice, support, and guidance on California employment compliance and labor matters, including all policies and procedures; (10) Advises on complex business transactions and relationships; (11) Participating in state and national attorney work groups on matters related to federal Indian law and related employment and labor law issues; and (12) Analyzing and collaborating with tribal leaders, citizens, and departmental leaders in drafting of tribal laws, regulations, and policies. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Tribal Health Department Director. Ignacio, CO. This is a professional executive management position with overall responsibility for the health services system and supervision of a variety of health and medical services and programs operated by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT) through its Tribal Health Department (Department). The Tribal Health Director is responsible for provision of effective and efficient health/medical services in coordination with the Tribal Council, the Executive Officer, Provider Staff, and other relevant resources. The Director provides leadership and general supervision to divisions within the Department ensuring compliance with all applicable policies & procedures, contracts, and law. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Northwest Justice Project

Staff Attorney – Native American Unit – Re-Entry Services. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Advising and representing Native American clients on LFO-relief and vacating/sealing criminal records for drug-related offenses; (2) Developing and maintaining relationships with Chief Seattle Club’s Re-Entry Case Managers,
including providing advice and technical assistance to them; (3) Engaging with the client communities and conducting legal education events for client groups, social and human services providers, and civil and tribal justice system stakeholders; (4) Identifying and developing online resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on matters within areas of practice and expertise; (5) Supporting the work of NJP partners, including the Native American Task Force, volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers, and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income Native Americans; and (6) Utilizing NJP’s cases management and timekeeping systems and complying with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney – Native American Unit – Western Washington. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Advising and representing Native American clients on matters directly or indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) Developing and maintaining relationships with Native American tribes, organizations, and
personnel, with an emphasis on Native American communities in Western Washington; (3) Identifying and engaging with Native American persons and groups in Western Washington who experience additional barriers to improve access to civil legal services; (4) Working collaboratively with NJP’s Native American Unit and field offices to identify and address the most critical needs of Native American communities; and (5) Developing online resources for use by attorneys, community partners, and/or unrepresented Native American litigants. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Associate Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Assisting the General Counsel in all matters assigned to the legal division; (2) Participating in the development of TCC policies, procedures and programs and providing continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters; (3) Representing the company in legal proceedings; (4) Assisting with the coordination and management of outside counsel and litigation; (5) Interacting with members of TCC, the legal profession, officials of state and federal government, and others as assigned by the President or General Counsel; (6) Coordinating with management, auditors, accountants and other staff; (7) Meeting with clients including staff, member tribes and partners; (8) Assisting programs in negotiation and drafting of commercial, construction, contractual and other agreements; (9) Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place; and (10) Providing legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization and member tribes. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Request for Proposal – Legal Representation. Manistee, MI. RFP For Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Legal Representation. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, is soliciting LEGAL REPRESENTATION from qualified individuals or firms for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Legislative Branch in Manistee, Michigan. The Tribal Council is the head of the Legislative Branch and is made up of nine (9) Tribal Member Representatives. The closing date is March 10, 2022. Please contact Venus Wilson Torres at venuswilson-torres@lrboi-nsn.gov for more information.

Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Supervisory Regulatory Compliance Specialist. Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Duties include: (1) Supervising the Office of Regulatory Development staff and performing the full range of supervisory duties; (2) Performing duties of a highly sensitive nature and maintaining sensitive personal contacts with Department officials and high level staffs of other Federal agencies regarding policies, programs, and issues; (3) Ensuring that Indian trust resource management programs are consistent with Departmental policy initiatives; (4) Preparing, reviewing, and drafting agency correspondence, regulations, proposed legislation, legislative reports and correspondence to members of Congress; and (5) Recommending changes in policy when such changes will be more consistent and aligned with other programs within the Department as well as being more in line with other Federal programs that affect Indian rights. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by March 12, 2022.

Quileute Tribe

Request for Proposal – Public Defender – Contract Position. La Push, WA. Duties include: (1) Representing all persons charged with violations of the Quileute Law and Order Code at all stages of proceedings; (2) Performing case preparation, including review of police citations and reports, discovery materials, investigation, interview of clients and witnesses, evaluation of evidence, legal research, and development of case strategy; (3) Representing parent(s) or child(ren) in dependency proceedings appointed by the Judge; (4) Preparing written pleadings, motions, legal memoranda, and briefs, proposed orders, proposed jury instructions sentencing recommendations, appellate notices and briefs, and other legal documents and forms as appropriate; (5) Advising clients on rights and responsibilities, choices, and consequences, maintaining consistent contact with clients; (6) Communicating, coordinating, and negotiating with the Tribal Prosecutor and with any other counsel involved who may be simultaneously representing the Public Defender’s clients in other jurisdictions; (7) Assisting clients with trying to obtain services and/or to overcome any barriers that may be present in order to comply with court orders and to obtain assessments and services related to drug/alcohol, mental health, domestic violence, and other psychosocial issues; and (8) Assisting in improving the Tribe’s justice system, including recommendations of codes modifications and court rules, and participation in meetings and trainings. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should fill out an application and apply here. The position is open until filled. Job Announcement Contact: court.administrator@quileutetribe.com, (360) 640-5456.

Call for Proposals & Art: 19th Annual ILPC & TICA Indigenous Law Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals due March 21st, 2022

Indigenous Law & Policy Center & Tribal In-House Counsel Association 19th Annual Indigenous Law Conference

The Conference:

The conference has eight panels; one reserved for hot topics, plus a keynote speaker. Current TICA members with a focus on the tribal inhouse practice of law who are interested in presenting are invited to submit panel proposals with up to four speakers.

Want to Speak at the Indigenous Law Conference?:

Become a TICA member at www.tica.wildapricot.org
MSU Law will provide research support for speakers in preparing materials upon request. MSU Law will cover reasonable travel and lodging expenses.

Submit Panel Proposals:

Submit panel proposals as a PDF or Word document, 300 words or less, to MSU ILPC at indigenous@law.msu.edu

Include the following information for each panelist:

  • Name
  • Title (current position)
  • Contact information

Contact Us:

Doreen N. McPaul, President of TICA: dmcpaul@nndoj.org
MSU ILPC: indigenous@law.msu.edu
Gabriela Gendreau, MSU ILPC Communications Coordinator: ggendreau@law.msu.edu

CALL FOR ART

Submissions due March 21st, 2022

Indigenous Law & Policy Center & Tribal In-House Counsel Association 19th Annual Indigenous Law Conference

Each year, the conference sponsors one American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian artist whose work is featured on digital and print conference materials which may be adapted for use. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to submit their work.

Submission Requirements:

To inquire about or to submit artwork, please email MSU ILPC at indigenous@law.msu.edu

Include the following:

  • PDF or Adobe Photoshop file
  • Artist biography / brief summary of work and artist or foundation contact information. To be included in the conference program if desired.

Contact Us:

Doreen N. McPaul, President of TICA: dmcpaul@nndoj.org
MSU ILPC: indigenous@law.msu.edu
Gabriela Gendreau, MSU ILPC Communications Coordinator: ggendreau@law.msu.edu

Past Conference Art:

View past conference artwork here: https://turtletalk.blog/indigenous-lawprogram/ilpc-artwork/

Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu: 

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. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application 
  • An attached PDF job announcement. 

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Earthjustice

Senior Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program. Bozeman | Chicago | Denver | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Seattle | Tallahassee | Washington, DC. Duties include: (1) Developing new cases in a strategic fashion, conducting factual investigations, developing legal theories, drafting pleadings and briefs, and otherwise managing new and existing cases within state and federal courts and administrative agencies; (2) Litigating cases from beginning to end; (3) Developing and maintaining partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners in litigation and other advocacy; (4) Collaborating in team problem solving, litigation strategy, and project management; (5) Managing relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners; (6) Supervising the work of Associate Attorneys, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks; (7) Integrating communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies,
working effectively with other departments; (8) Supporting efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences; and (9) Training and mentoring Associate Attorneys. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite a resume, one to two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it, writing sample– preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written; Law school transcript, and list of three references. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 13, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Associate Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office. Denver, CO. Duties include: (1) Working closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, professional staff, and clients to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients; (2) Participating in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, memo writing, discovery, briefing, and oral advocacy; (3) Interacting with clients and working with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case; (4) Representing Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts; (5) Developing skills required to serve as spokesperson in media; and (6) Assisting with hiring and supervision of student law clerks and externs. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite a resume, one to two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it, writing sample– preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written; Law school transcript, and list of three references. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by February 27, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Associate Attorney, Oceans Program. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Working closely with Earthjustice attorneys, professional staff, and international partners to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients; (2) Participating in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy; (3) Interacting with clients and partners, and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals; (4) Participating in development of parallel strategies to support both domestic and international
advocacy; (5) Representing Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts; (6) Developing skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media; and (7) Assisting with hiring and supervision of student law clerks. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite a resume, one to two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it, writing sample– preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written; Law school transcript, and list of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in June or September 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 14, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Maryland Sea Grant and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative

Environmental Law & Policy Fellowship. Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) are excited to invite recent (since 2018) or soon to graduate law students to apply for a one-year legal fellowship. Please come join our dynamic team of legal experts and scientists to work at the exciting interface of law, policy, and environmental research. This one year fellowship has the possibility for a second year renewal in mutual agreement between the fellow, MDSG, and funding availability. MDSG supports research, education, extension, and outreach on critical environmental issues in the Chesapeake and coastal bays and their watersheds. ALEI is comprised of legal specialists and other extension specialists who help agricultural producers understand and comply with state, federal, and local laws and regulations. The Maryland Sea Grant legal fellow will help work toward these goals through projects involving training and programming for government agencies, coastal industries, and coastal communities addressing coastal law and policy in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay. See our website for full details: https://bit.ly/mdsg_law_fellowship.

Waséyabek Development Company

Board of Directors Member. Grand Rapids, MI. Duties include: (1) Creating and stimulating the economy of the Band; (2) Generating profits to promote the growth and continuity of Waséyabek Development Company by investing to create and grow profitable companies and acquiring profitable companies and assets for the purpose of oroviding future distributions of profits to the Tribal Government to fund essential government services and programs; and (3) Creating employment opportunities for Tribal members. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit letters of interest and statements of qualifications by March 18, 2022 to: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, c/o Robyn Burlingham | 1485 Mno-Bmadzewen Way | Fulton, Michigan 49052 | ATTN: Waséyabek Development Company, L.L.C. | With Copy to: Waséyabek Development Company, L.L.C. | 16 Monroe Center Drive NE, Suite 200 | Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 | ATTN: Deidra Mitchell, CEO

Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Judicial Institute Director, Michigan Supreme Court. Lansing, MI. Duties include: (1) Represent MJI at meetings with judicial associations and other agencies, persons, or organizations conducting business with MJI; (2) Conducting legal research and responding to inquiries from judges, court personnel, other state offices, attorneys, and members of the public relating to MJI legal reference publications; (3) Developing division tactical plans based on the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) strategic plans; (4) Leading MJI staff including assessing human resource needs, recruiting highly qualified staff, determining staff development needs and providing development resources, performance communication planning, recognition, compensation, and discipline; (5) Developing concise performance communication plans (PCP) for direct reports; (6) Directing, coordinating, and evaluating MJI judicial education, publication, MCJE, and Learning Center activities and services; (7) Developing and overseeing the goals, policies, and procedures for MJI’s online products and content; (8) Determining long-term goals, system needs and software solutions to accomplish division objectives, and directing the work of MJI personnel developing, maintaining, and enhancing the MJI webpages and eresources; (9) Establish goals for MJI and the Learning Center consistent with priorities determined by the chief justice and state court administrator; (10) Leading curriculum development and implementation; and (11) Analyzing new laws, court rules, and administrative orders for impact on the courts and resulting educational training needs and for impact on content of Learning Center exhibits. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobapps@courts.mi.gov by 5:00pm February 25, 2022. If you need assistance please contact Judicial Human Resources (517) 373-1147.

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Specialist – Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA), American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO). Washington, DC. Duties include: (1) Developing strategies and recommendations related to human health and the environment in Indian Country; (2) Working with American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) Senior Advisors in analyzing and evaluating new approaches to environmental cooperation, including technical assistance programs, and working closely with other EPA and USG staff to develop programs that aim to improve human health and environmental protection in Indian Country; (3) Implementing major projects to provide environmental assistance on high-profile programs of national significance that help advance United States Government (USG) environmental and human health strategic objectives in Indian Country; (4) Preparing guidance, training content, sensitive analytical reports, briefing materials, and testimony for delivery at national trainings, conferences and meetings, etc.; (5) Administering work assignments (under contracts) or assistance agreements in accordance with applicable EPA and Federal guidelines, policies, procedures, and OITA requirements; and (6) Identifying and tracking resources necessary to support programs for which the incumbent has been assigned oversight responsibility. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

Associate General Counsel. Concho, OK. Reports to the General Counsel. Duties include: (1) Representing the Tribe in all aspects of tribal government; (2) Preparing legal research and writings as required; (3) Advocating for and defending the interests and trust assets of the Tribes and negotiates inter-governmental agreements with Federal, State and local governments; and (4) Providing general legal counsel to the Executive Branch and all Tribal Departments. Please see the position description for further information. If there are any questions regarding this position, you may contact Hershel Gorham at 405-422-7618.

Association of American Indian Affairs

Communications and Public Relations Director. Remote. Duties include: (1) Overseeing the Association’s outreach, education and marketing efforts that successfully promote the Association’s vision, mission and goals to Indian Country, organizational and fundraising partners, and the public; (2) Overseeing and managing websites and all social media platforms; (3) Building relationships and opportunities with Native Nations, organizations, governmental agencies and the public; (4) Utilizing and reporting on internet analytics with the intent to improve the Association’s impact; (5) Overseeing and managing the development of written, graphic and video content; (6) Developing and managing written and video blogs to help increase visibility and search engine optimization; (7) Overseeing and managing bulk mail and e-mail communications and campaigns; (8) Developing and managing department budget; (9) Serving as the primary media contact while generating and maintaining relationships with press, advertisers and vendors to further the exposure of the Association; and (10) Supervising the communications and public relations employees, interns, fellows and volunteers. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates can view application instructions here.

National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA)

Program Attorney – Request for Proposals. Possibly remote; Boulder, CO. Duties include: (1) Assisting in the development of the curriculum and materials for tribal justice advocacy and adjudication trainings; (2) Recruiting qualified experienced tribal court judges, advocates and administrators; (3) Providing technical assistance to tribal justice systems; (4) Assisting in the development and maintenance of the NAICJA website; (5) Identifying locating, and/or developing resources and tools for tribal justice practitioners; (6) Assisting in the planning, coordination and hosting of the yearly National Tribal Judicial Conference; (7) Preparation of required reports to the NAICJA Board of Directors and funding agencies; (8) Securing of additional funding and resources; and (9) Assisting in the development and implementation of new trainings and programs in line with NAICJA mission and tribal justice system client needs. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via email, a cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and three references to: Carrie Garrow, President, Board of Directors, National American Indian Court Judges Association, Email: president@naicja.org | A. Nikki Borchardt Campbell, Executive Director, National American Indian Court Judges Association, Email: nikki@naicja.org by March 11, 2022.

Tribal Law Consultant – Request for Proposals. Possibly remote; Denver, CO. Duties include: (1) Coordinating grant and project deliverables, ensuring deliverables are met; (2) Participating in frequent planning sessions with the NAICJA TCCLA Team; (3) Assisting in regional policy dialogue sessions to assess the issues and needs of communities and inform the TCCLA team on emerging issues; (4) Developing follow-up recommendations from regional policy analysis of tribal villages and/or communities; (5) Developing Veterans Project social marketing posters/logo; and (6) Researching, designing, and implementing strategies for the Veterans Project. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit via email, a cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and three references to: A. Nikki Borchardt Campbell, Executive Director, National American Indian Court Judges Association, Email: nikki@naicja.org by March 5, 2022.

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Chief Judge. Warm Springs, OR. Duties include: (1) Guiding and supervising work of other judges,
department heads, and Court Administrator; (2) Presiding over all cases presented to the Court under the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation Law and Order Code and Ordinances; (3) Recommend additions, deletions and modifications to the overall court system and its laws, rules and regulations; (4) Interacting with Tribal Council, other judges and Tribal employees, prisoners, and the public; and (5) Working closely with police department, prosecutor’s office, parole & probation, Human Services, county, state and federal agencies. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here and here.

Staff Attorney – 2 Positions. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. NAP handles cases and matters in several jurisdictions involving federal Indian law and tribal law issues, including representation of low-income individuals in Pueblo and tribal courts and other forums, which may include family law, consumer law, and criminal law matters. NAP conducts outreach to tribal and Pueblo communities. Additionally, NAP sometimes handles poverty law issues involving consumer and family law matters in forums other than tribal courts.  Often involves travel throughout NM.  Full job description and instructions can be found here:  https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/512400.html.  The positions are open until filled.

Legal Aid – Paralegal. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. The Paralegal may be required to conduct applicant intakes, collect client data, and provide litigation support. The position will be based with the Native American Program located in Santa Ana but may require occasional travel within the state.  NAP handles cases and matters in several jurisdictions involving federal Indian law and tribal law issues, including representation of low-income individuals in Pueblo and tribal courts and other forums, which may include family law, consumer law, and criminal law matters. Full job description and instructions can be found here: https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/320906.html. The position is open until filled.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Request for Proposals – Legal Representation. Manistee, MI. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, is soliciting legal representation from qualified individuals or firms for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Legislative Branch in Manistee, Michigan. The Tribal Council is the head of the Legislative Branch and is made up of nine (9) Tribal Member Representatives. The closing date is March 10, 2022. Please contact Venus Wilson Torres at venuswilson-torres@lrboi-nsn.gov for more information.

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 GeneralWindow 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, 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.

Prosecutor. Tuba City, AZ. 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; (5) Drafting complaints, motions, and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy, gathering and compiling evidence, identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records, and other information required to present the case; (7) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (8) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; and (9) Performing extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until February 25, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Chief Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing administrative, managerial, and prosecutor work in directing the Office of the Prosecutor and component districts including White Collar Crime; (2) Administering short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual external and supplemental budgets; (3) Coordinating and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the assigned program office and districts; (4) Adhering to the Plan of Operating and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments; (5) Preparing and presenting the annual budget during the annual budget process; (6) Conducting staff and program evaluations, ensuring the appropriate services are effectively and efficiently addressed; (7) Addressing personnel recruitment, interviews, hiring, and promotions; (8) Supervising all professional at-will employees and regular status employees; and (9) Promoting and maintaining public relations, representing the interest of the Navajo Nation and the Office of the Prosecutor(s) on a local, state, national, tribal and related levels, attending meetings, serving on committees, task forces, and other related groups, overseeing the management and in expenditures of the general and if applicable external funds ensuring compliance with financial requirements. Please see the position description for further information. This position is open until March 30, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2022 Summer Law ClerkThe 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 general@nndoj.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.

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker

Associate Attorney. Washington, DC. Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP is seeking applications for an Associate Attorney who will work in-person in the Washington, DC office.   We are accepting applications from 2021 law school graduates and attorneys with up to three years of experience. Hobbs Straus is a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC; Portland, OR; Oklahoma City, OK; Sacramento, CA; and Anchorage, AK.  Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for almost 40 years to realize positive change in Indian Country.  Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending Tribal Nations’ rights and exercise of sovereignty, expanding opportunities for Tribal Nations, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. 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. The closing date for this position is March 18, 2022. We will contact all applicants after we make our hiring decision. However, should you receive another offer or otherwise want an update before you hear from us, please reach out to Robin or Katie.

Twelve Clans, Inc.

Request for Proposals – MULTIPLE POSITIONS. Please see the attached Request for Proposals Document for further information about the various Requests for Proposals and the submission requirements. All submissions are due by 5:00pm CT March 5, 2022. Below is a list of the RFPs.

  • Request for Proposals – Corporate Legal Counsel Services / Advisor
  • Request for Proposals – Accounting Services / Advisor
  • Request for Proposals – Annual Audit Services
  • Request for Proposals – Banking Services
  • Request for Proposals – Directors and Officers Insurance
  • Request for Proposals – Financial And Operational Diligence Services

Rosette, LLP

Associate Attorney. Grand Rapids, MI. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to clients as well as representing clients in a professional manner while maintaining express confidentiality; (2) Participating in business development functions (trade shows, seminars, etc.) to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business; (3) Communicating with opposing attorneys through personal contact, telephone/email and facsimile to expedite cases to closure; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of state, federal and tribal litigation matters; and (5) Drafting tribal codes, regulations, agreements, analyze and review legal documents. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Official/Certified Law School Transcript, Certificate of Good Standing from State Bar, Writing Sample, and three professional references to hr@rosettelaw.com.

Administrative Assistant. Sacramento, CA; Chandler, AZ; Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include: (1) Welcoming all incoming visitors; (2) Managing all incoming phone calls and administering incoming mail; (3) Ordering office supplies as needed; (4) Directly supporting Partners with calendar management, travel arrangements, expense reports, coordination of key meetings, and correspondence; (5) Assisting other administrative staff with support overflow work, including word processing, data entry, or other tasks; (6) Drafting legal memoranda, pleadings, motions, correspondence, or other documents as requested; and (7) Accurately maintaining client files. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and a drivers license to hr@rosettelaw.com.

Paralegal. Sacramento, CA; Chandler, AZ. Duties include: (1) Assisting with the preparation, filing, and service of litigation pleadings in state, federal and tribal court; (2) Acting as liaison among all parties including court or other neutrals for scheduling and sharing information; (3) Organizing and managing documents and case matters, including the creation of spreadsheets and retrieval systems; (4) Performing administrative duties such as calendaring hearings and deadlines, organizing case files and managing logistics; (5) Aiding attorneys with interrogatories, exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs, appendices
and other discovery requests; (6) Under the direction and supervision of supervising attorney, conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of state,
federal and tribal litigation matters on an as needed basis; (7) Interfacing with clients on a continuous basis; (8) Assisting attorneys and other staff members with travel and hotel arrangements as needed; (9) Preparing and filing monthly expense reports and attorney credit card statements; and (10) Participating in periodic internal meetings with paralegals, administrators, and attorneys in other offices. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, official/certified law school transcript, and notary license to hr@rosettelaw.com.

Friday Job Announcements

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  • A typed brief description of the position which includes: 
    1. Position title 
    2. Location (city, state) 
    3. Main duties 
    4. Closing date 
    5. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application 
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Gun Lake Tribe

Staff Attorney. Shelbyville, MI. Duties include: (1) Providing legal counsel and guidance to Tribal Departments legal matters; (2) Reviewing, researching, interpreting, and preparing both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues; (3) Drafting and reviewing ordinances, policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, and other legal documents for authorization; (4) Reviewing contracts, leases, and other legal documents, researching legal issues and recommends revisions as necessary; (5) Providing training to the staff and/or community on various legal issues through seminars and meetings; and (6) Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in law and in other related areas. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should register and apply through our online employment portal by February 21, 2022 to be considered for this position.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Deputy Superintendent – Trust Services. Pine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Providing leadership for all agency Trust Services staff to foster the effective conservation and utilization of all Indian resources; (2) Developing approaches to integrate/coordinate the performance of services in various subordinate programs within and between Federal, BIA, and tribal offices to ensure maximum use and accountability of resources and assets; (3) Developing and implementing trust funds expenditure plans for supervised and encumbered accounts; (4) Serving as a liaison to contract and compact tribes regarding natural resources management, and to other agencies to promote natural resources management; (5) Researching, analyzing, preparing or directing preparation of a wide variety of reports and projects; (6) Managing and coordinating the activities of the trust programs to ensure that all program elements responsible for disbursing federal funds or managing federal trust property; (7) Budgeting, program planning, and development of cooperative relationships for and within the Trust Service programs; (8) Providing positive direction and implementation of supervisory and managerial activities related to equal employment opportunity, and ensuring merit-based practices in the recruitment, selection, training, and recognition process; and (9) Ensuring compliance with rules and regulations regarding the use of government funds, equipment, and property. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by February 22, 2022.

Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP

Associate Attorney – Economic Development and Cannabis. Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with a minimum of 3 years of economic development and cannabis experience to join our Firm. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including entity formation, governance, tax exemption and compliance, formation of commercial agreements, loan documents, and development of programs to assist community economic opportunities. This position also includes navigating legal processes, regulations, and compliance within the cannabis industry.  Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Generalist Water Law Environmental Energy Attorney. Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with at least 5 years of general experience working with tribes and tribal entities including experience with water law, environmental law, and energy to join our Firm. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including general tribal representation, representation of irrigation districts, water delivery entities, and agricultural water users, as well as tribal entities that develop renewable and nonrenewable energy. This position also includes agribusiness, real estate development, and commercial and corporate transactions. Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Employment Law Attorney. Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with at least 5 years of Employment Law experience to join our Firm. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour matters, workers compensation, contracts, harassment claims, advising on HR policies, and compliance with the law relating to the formation and cessation of employee relationships. Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

2022 Summer Associates. Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE.  Summer Associates with work in their desired practice group, with an opportunity to work in another practice group during the summer to gain varied experience. Summer Associates will work directly with a Partner to gain real-life experience in the legal profession and have an opportunity to participate in meetings and draft legal documents. Summer Associates will have the opportunity to work on cases and business transactions in tribal, federal, and state venues across the country.

Associate Attorney – Tribal Government and Housing. Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with minimum 3 years’ of tribal government and housing experience.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including representation in tribal governments in tribal, federal, and state courts, before federal and state legislative bodies and agencies, drafting of ordinances, regulations and policies, negotiation and review of contracts and commercial transactions.  Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Litigation Attorney. Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years of litigation experience to join our metropolitan Omaha, Nebraska office (remote possible). The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

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. 

Housing Staff Attorney. Bishop, CA. Duties include providing legal services related to homelessness prevention through community education, advice and consultation, representation without litigation, direct representation of tenants in Unlawful Detainer (eviction) proceedings in state court, and affirmative litigation on behalf of tenants against unlawful housing actions by landlords. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Leann Ferry, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services, Re: Bishop Housing Staff Attorney, 117 J Street, Suite 201 Sacramento, CA 95814. E-mail: BIS-hiring@calindian.org. The position is open until filled.

Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Child Support Attorney. Remote, or Juneau, AK. The position will represent the Tribe in child support cases, including paternity, establishment and enforcement actions. Duties include: (1) appearing in Tribal Court; (2) preparing and filing legal documents; (3) maintaining and updating policies and procedures; (4) drafting revisions to Tribal statutes; and (5) supporting the coordination of services among Tribal programs. This position is open until filled. Please see the position description for further information. To apply or review the position description visit https://ccthita.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=517.

University of Iowa

Program Director Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative. Iowa City, IA. Duties include: (1) Managing the College of Law’s Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative through planning, promotion, and implementation; (2) Leading strategic planning initiatives and assuming responsibility for administration of the Initiative’s programs and collaborate with faculty as subject experts; (3) Operational and Financial Management; (4) Strategic Planning; (5) Communication and Outreach; (6) Compliance; (7) Quality Improvement; and (8) Leadership/Supervision For more information, see https://law.uiowa.edu/news/2022/01/introducing-hubbell-environmental-law-initiative. To review the qualifications for this role and to apply, please visit – http://p.rfer.us/UIOWAYZFAhn. For a copy of the full job description, please email Jade Rogers at jade-o-rogers@uiowa.edu. The position is open until filled.

Assistant/Associate Director – The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. Iowa City, IA. Duties include: (1) Being knowledgeable and passionate about the nonprofit sector; (2) Carrying out the Center’s work by providing professional assistance to Iowa’s nonprofit community through one-on-one advising; group training sessions; (3) Researching and writing content for the Center’s printed materials and online platforms; (4) Planning conferences; (5) Engaging in fundraising efforts; (6) Supporting the Center’s teaching mission; and (7) Bearing responsibility for some of the Center’s day-to-day operations. The position will require work both on and off the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Remote work may be considered for this position depending on the candidate’s location and interest. To review the qualifications for this role and to apply, please visit – http://p.rfer.us/UIOWArYcAho. For a copy of the full job description, please contact Jade Rogers at jade-o-rogers@uiowa.edu. The position is open until filled.

University of California Los Angeles Law

Staff Attorney (Indigenous Justice) – Racial Justice Program. New York, NY or Remote. Duties include: (1) Litigation in federal and state courts, including writing pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery and motion practice, handling hearings and trials, and arguing appeals; (2) Working with ACLU political advocacy and affiliate staff on bills related to Indigenous Justice issues in state legislatures and in Congress; (3) Advocating to affect policy change in state and federal administrative agencies; (4) Engaging in community outreach and public speaking; and (5) Supervising legal fellows and support staff. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Program Coordinator – The Critical Race Studies Program (CRS). Los Angeles, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing operational and administrative support for the program’s activities; (2) Maintaining an orderly and fully-functioning office space; (3) Record-keeping, drafting and proofing various communications, publicity flyers, and documents; (4) Managing various databases and programs; (5) Maintaining budget records; and (6) Providing supplementary support for communications, fundraising, and faculty activities. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by March 9, 2022.

Menominee Indian Tribe

Assistant Prosecutor. Keshena, WI. Duties include: (1) Preparing and filing criminal complains against individuals violating Tribal Law within the Menominee Tribal Court jurisdiction; (2) Reviewing police incident reports for perspective merit and referring such reports for further investigation; (3) Assisting and advising Tribal Police in obtaining search warrants and produces for the execution and return; (4) Interviewing witnesses and preparing cases for trial; (5) Providing legal advice and training to the Menominee Tribal Police Department as directed; and (6) Assisting Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Federal Prosecutors, and other public criminal justice agencies. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by March 2, 2022.

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 GeneralWindow 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, 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.

Prosecutor. Tuba City, AZ. 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; (5) Drafting complaints, motions, and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy, gathering and compiling evidence, identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records, and other information required to present the case; (7) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (8) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; and (9) Performing extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until February 25, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Chief Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing administrative, managerial, and prosecutor work in directing the Office of the Prosecutor and component districts including White Collar Crime; (2) Administering short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual external and supplemental budgets; (3) Coordinating and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the assigned program office and districts; (4) Adhering to the Plan of Operating and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments; (5) Preparing and presenting the annual budget during the annual budget process; (6) Conducting staff and program evaluations, ensuring the appropriate services are effectively and efficiently addressed; (7) Addressing personnel recruitment, interviews, hiring, and promotions; (8) Supervising all professional at-will employees and regular status employees; and (9) Promoting and maintaining public relations, representing the interest of the Navajo Nation and the Office of the Prosecutor(s) on a local, state, national, tribal and related levels, attending meetings, serving on committees, task forces, and other related groups, overseeing the management and in expenditures of the general and if applicable external funds ensuring compliance with financial requirements. Please see the position description for further information. This position is open until March 30, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2022 Summer Law ClerkThe 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 general@nndoj.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.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Law Enforcement – Casino Peace Officer. Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and tribal ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and dissemination of information and assistance to the public; controls traffic flow and enforces traffic regulations and performs related work as required. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Mohican Casino Resort 

Executive Director of Gaming Human Resources. Bowler, WI. The Executive Director of Gaming Human Resources is responsible for the management of all human resource functions and staffing at the North Star Mohican Casino Human Resource Department.  The Director of Human Resource is responsible for the organizational development, training, compensation, performance management, employee relations, recruitment and retention, and compliance with all applicable Tribal, Federal, State and local laws. Interested candidates should apply by March 4, 2022.

Casino Resort General Manager. Bowler, WI. Under the direction of Tribal Council, the General Manager is responsible for the overall operation of, and accountability for the performance of all North Star Mohican Casino functions. The General Manager shall be responsible for the overall management and operation of the casino and all its profit centers including the hotel, food and beverage outlets, bingo operations, and Pine Hills Golf Course. The Casino Resort General Manager is accountable to and under the general supervision and operational direction of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council. Interested candidates should apply by March 4, 2022.

National Native American Law Students Association Annual Conference Sponsorship Packet

Annual Conference – Sponsorship Packet

View sponsorship packet here!

51 Years of Service
April 7 -8, 2022
Sandia Resort – Albuquerque, NM

Who We Are:

The National Native American Law Students Association was founded in 1970 to support law students who are interested in the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional forms of governance. Our organization is led by a board of Indigenous law students from across the country and our membership consists of local NALSA chapters, individual Native law students, Native attorneys, and allies.

Annual Conference:

The Annual Conference will take place in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference on April 7 and 8th 2022 at the Sandia Resort & Casino located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Annual Conference is a time for our board and membership to unite, celebrate one another, network with professionals, and form lasting bonds of friendship with one another.