Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Assistant Attorney General/Prosecutor in Okmulgee, OK. Will assist in the prosecution of criminal, juvenile and elder cases and matters on behalf of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN), provide legal advice and counsel to various departments and agencies of the MCN; negotiation, review & drafting of contracts; negotiation & purchase of commercial & individual property for MCN; assists with legal advice & counsel to the Tribal communities; drafting of Tribal legislation, attends tribal committee meetings & provides legal advice to Tribal committees. Perform other duties as assigned by the Attorney General.

Candidate must meet the following requirements: Graduate of an accredited law school; knowledgeable and/or have experience in Federal Indian law; must be able to communicate effectively with the public and handle workload under pressure situations; must be able to work with confidential materials; must be licensed to practice law in any state and must be in good standing with that jurisdiction; must be willing to become licensed to practice law in Oklahoma; must be a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar Association or eligible to become a member

Visit our website for more information:
Muscogee (Creek) and Indian Preference

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy Fellowship, Washington, D.C. Is the lead staff position for the Native American program and collaborates with communications and strategic advocacy (outreach and organizing) staff. Link: FAQ.

DNA People Legal Services

2017 Summer Law Clerks. DNA is one of the largest Indian legal service organizations in the country, located in northern AZ, northwest NM, and southern UT.  We serve clients who live in poverty, with their civil legal needs, such as consumer law, domestic violence, guardianships and other family law, landlord/tenant, employment and public benefits cases.  We practice in tribal, state, federal and administrative courts. We have summer law clerk positions (volunteer or Work-Study) available, the internships are 10 weeks long, generally June 1st-August 12th, but we’re flexible.

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Assistant Prosecutor, Maricopa, AZ. $67,028 – $80,433.50 per annum. Minimum Qualifications: Experience equivalent to two years of full time work providing legal counsel in a tribal, local government, or corporate setting, at least one year of trial work is preferred.  Federal Indian Law course work or clinical experience in an Indian legal clinic or law school setting will be considered toward the required experience.  Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona and possess a Juris Doctorate.  Must posses a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the Community’s insurance carrier requirements. (see list attached to application or on the website).

Closes Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m To be considered for this position, please submit a signed and complete Ak-Chin Indian Community application (additional resume optional), 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a copy of CIB or proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference, and a copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran’s preference to: Ak-Chin Indian Community, Attn:  Human Resources Department 16-85a, 42507 W. Peters and Nall Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85138, Fax:  520-568-1051, Email:, Website:

The Rothstein Law Firm

Indian Law Associate, Tempe, AZ. Rothstein Donatelli is accepting applications for an Indian law associate position in its Tempe, Arizona office. The position is for an attorney with a minimum of 2 years of Indian law or general legal experience. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Rothstein Donatelli, with offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM and Tempe, AZ, focuses its practice on federal Indian law, civil rights, white collar criminal defense, and personal injury. Rothstein Donatelli is committed to advancing the sovereign rights of Native American tribes.

Please send a cover letter, writing samples and resume to Joseph Meserve, Executive Director, P.O. Box 8180, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87504-8180. E-mail responses may be submitted to

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Attorney. Seeking attorney interested in working and living in beautiful Humboldt County, CA. J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to any state bar required; CA license a plus. Three to five years’ experience in federal Indian law or a related field preferred.  Litigation experience helpful but not required. Salary DOE with excellent benefits, which may include housing. Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to

National NALSA Press Release on 2015 Alternative Spring Break Program

From here:

I am proud to announce the 2015 Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program projects that have been selected to receive an award. The National Native American Law Student Association Executive Board has chosen a project from Columbia Law School and the University of Michigan Law School! Columbia Law School will be working with Anishinabe Legal Services on three reservations in northwestern Minnesota to assist indigent program clients with civil needs, including a strong emphasis on domestic violence. Michigan Law School will be travelling to the Navajo Nation to work with DNA Legal Services to gain legal and practical skills, while also learning about Navajo life in Window Rock, Arizona. NNALSA has budgeted $1,000 for this year’s program, and each school will receive an award of $500! NNALSA would also like to recognize all program applicants for the high quality projects that were submitted. Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

In other news, Alex Kitson has made the difficult decision to resign from her duties as the Public Relations Director of NNALSA. On behalf of the Board of NNALSA, I would like to thank Alex for her time and commitment at helping NNALSA achieve its goals by helping to spread the word through numerous media outlets. Alex, you will be missed and good luck in all of your future endeavors.

The Executive Board took a vote and appointed P. Nelson Lambert to the PR Director position.  Nelson entered NNALSA as the Area 5 representative. Because the Board appointed him to PR Director Area 5 is now vacant and we are looking to fill the position. If any member is interested in representing Area 5 please send an interest statement to

Be sure to keep a look out for future announcements because NNALSA has some wonderful events and opportunities coming up! Events such as the National Moot Court Competition at the University of Arizona, and “Fed-Bar” where the new future board members of NNALSA will be elected and where the best 1L, 2L, 3L, and Chapter of the Year awards will be given. I hope everyone is excited about the future of NNALSA, and the positive future we are trying to achieve for Indian Country.

Nelson Lambert

J.D. Candidate, 2016

Charlotte School of Law

National NALSA Public Relations Director