Claremont Graduate University American Indian Education Program

Claremont Native American Fellowship Program – School of Educational Studies

Applications being accepted now for a cohort starting in August 2022

Full funding & living support for Native Americans to earn their California K-12 teaching credential & MA in Education in as little as 12 months.

Post-graduation mentorship while CNA Fellow is meeting payback obligation by teaching in a school that serves a high population of Indian students.

Core online program works in conjunction with hands-on learning while CNA Fellow works in a school under guidance of a mentor teacher. Program can be completed from one’s home community.

See CNA Fellowship Program’s website or contact Melanie.Kerr@cgu.edu for more information.

Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M

For those committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession, Texas A&M University School of Law announces the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M University School of Law.

The ACES program is a two-year fellowship designed to help early career legal scholars get the training and mentoring necessary to become successful members of the legal academy. Funded by Texas A&M’s Office of the Provost and administered by the University’s Office for Diversity, the fellowship is designed to help early career scholars who are strongly committed to diversity.

The position has a light teaching load (one class per year) to enable the Fellow to focus on advancing their research agenda, scholarship (including at least one published article), and other necessary skills in anticipation of seeking a tenure-track, faculty position on the law school teaching market. Faculty are committed to providing the mentoring necessary to help the Fellow to succeed on the legal academic job market and in the legal academy.

Details:

–24-month term, starting between July 1- August 10, 2022. 

–Teach one class per year

–$60,000 annual salary plus benefits

–$4,500 annual travel and development fund

–Reimbursement of moving expenses

–Eligibility:  Must have earned JD or PhD degree between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2022

–Applications are due by February 1, 2022; more information about the position (including application information) is here.

Thomas MitchellBrendan Maher, and Huyen Pham are on the appointments committee for this fellowship.  Please feel free to reach out to any of them with questions. 

Friday Job Announcements

Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format. For examples, see the job announcements below.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Associate Attorney, Washington, D.C.  Sonosky, Chambers is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others. Visit the website and see the job description to apply. This position is open until filled.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Baraga, MI. This position is located at the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Center, and is an in-house position. Assist the Tribal Attorney and perform general in-house duties for the Tribal Council as directed. Legal and/or Consulting firms need not apply.  For more information, please visit the website or contact personnel@kbic-nsn.gov. Application closes March 13 at 4pm, or is open until filled.

The University of Idaho College of Law

Faculty. Entry-level or experienced faculty members interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specifically hiring for a professor to teach various Tax law courses and, possibly, courses on Estate Planning and/or Wills in our Moscow location. For more information and to apply go here: Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Pimentel at dpimentel@uidaho.edu.

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Policy Fellow, Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project. ooking to hire a policy fellow to provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support, and institutional-capacity building services to California Native American Nations concerning their Tribal cultural resources. Application closes May 1, 2020. For more information please see the job description.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Paralegal, Fulton, MI. Develops and maintains archive files for all legal projects and tasks undertaken by the Legal Department; Develops procedures for file management and tracking of open project files for work assigned to the Legal Department; and more. For more information please see the job description. Application closes 3/27/2020 at 8:30am EST.

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Tribal Prosecutor, Peshawbestown, MI. The Tribal Prosecutor is the chief law enforcement officer of the Tribe and shall be responsible for all criminal investigations and prosecutions in Tribal Court, including arraignments, motions, trials and appeals.  This is an appointed position for a term of two years. Full job description and application can be found here.

Rosebud Sioux Tribal Courts

Children’s Court Associate Judge, Rosebud, SD. Administer justice and discharge all duties imposed by tribal law, and shall hear, and decide matters of a judicial nature. See attached just description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Judge, Cass Lake, MN. Responsible for assisting the Chief Judge with the impartial and effective administration of justice. Faithfully uphold tribal constitution and laws.  The term of the Associate Judge is 3 years. Please submit a cover letter with resume and a copy of current attorney License to: Jacquelyn Wright, Court Administrator, 190 Sailstar Drive NE, Cass Lake, MN 56633, or email to: jackie.wright@llojibwe.net. Closing Date is March 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

Pueblo of Laguna

Legal Assistant, Dept: Pueblo Courts. Closing date for application submission – Open Until Filled.

Family Legal Assistance Attorney, Dept: Government Affairs Office. Closing date for application submission – March 9, 2020.

Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Quileute Tribal Court

Conflict Public Defender, La Push, WA. Representational services, including lawyer services, sentencing advocacy, and legal services including, but not limited to, interviews of clients and potential witnesses, legal research, preparation and filing of pleadings, negotiations with the prosecutor regarding possible dispositions, and preparation for and appearance at court proceedings. Docket days will be the 4th Tuesday of each month. Case load ranges from 1 to 10 active cases. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Request For Bid. La Push, WA. Please see the description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Tribal Attorney, Mission, OR (near Pendleton, OR). The Tribal Attorney works in the CTUIR Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). OLC provides legal services and representation to the CTUIR Board of Trustees and all respective tribal departments, managers, and staff. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Director of Human Resources, Rohnert Park, CA. The Director of Human Resources is a strategic and progressive leader managing the Human Resources Department while devising innovative and transformative policies, programs and systems. This position is responsible for multi-functional Human Resources support on a strategic and operational level in all areas of Human Resources. Interested applicants must submit cover letter and CV/Resume to Jacqueline.Birk@gratonresortcasino.com. Position is open until filled.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance 

Staff Attorney, Native American Unit, Bangor or Machias, CT.  This is primarily a litigation position: the attorney should expect to be in court or appearing in administrative proceedings on a regular basis on issues specific to the client’s status as Native American and/or which raise Indian law issues. Applications are encouraged by March 20 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the position and application process are available here. Please see the attached job description for further information.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Bozeman, MT. This position involves conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects and interacting with clients and working with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and to ultimately support our litigation goals. For more information please see the job description. Visit Earthjustice to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Communications Strategist for Community and Tribal Partnerships, Denver, CO or Los Angeles, CA. The Regional Communications Strategist will be engaged in the full range of communications strategies and tactics – such as Communications plans, earned media placements, drafting press and background materials, and more. They will work in coordination with individual partners and clients to help strengthen and develop their ability to be strong, perceptive messengers in our shared communications spaces.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, Washington, DC.   Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, seeks a Legislative Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

Martha L. King, P.C., Native Owned Native Law

Associate Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. Provision of business law services to tribal entities, including developing, amending, advocating, negotiating and/or implementing: governing documents, codes and amendments to support self-governance and economic development; employee handbooks and policies and procedures; intergovernmental agreements; and business documents. Open until filled. For more information please see position description.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General:

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), and Investment Committee (IC), and, as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Division of economic/Community Development Chapters and Navajo Nation Gaming Regulatory Office regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in counseling, research, trial and other legal work; present case in courts; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principle Attorney, Window Rock, AZ Under the general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General, the position is assigned to the “Humans Services & Government Unit” of the Office of the Attorney General; Provides legal direction to other attorneys and advocates in providing complex legal representation of Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments, and Local governmental units regarding a wide range of legal issues, including the Divisions of Education, Health, Social Services, General Services, Human Resources, and the Judicial and Legislative Branches of the Navajo Nation.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Assistant Attorney General, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General, manages the “Human Services and Government Unit” of the Office of the Attorney General; provides legal direction to other attorneys and advocates in providing complex legal representation to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments, and Local governmental units regarding a wide range of legal issues, including the Divisions of Education, Health, Social Services, General Services, Human Resources, Public Safety, Veteran Affairs, and the Judicial and Legislative Branches.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Tribal Court Advocate, Window Rock, AZ performs 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. Child Support Enforcement: Present child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals. 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, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments and Offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory grounds for local authority, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in counseling, research, trial and other legal work; present cases in courts; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General for the Litigation Unit, the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, advises and represents the Navajo Nation Government in all areas of civil law before Navajo Nation, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals, with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law. Duties also include legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor:

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position 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.  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, Shiprock, NM Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position 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.  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,  Crownpoint, NM Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position 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. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until March 23, 2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Victim and Witness Advocate, Crownpoint, NM Provides assistance to victims of crime through securing intake assessments, identifying and reviewing/securing referrals for the immediate well being of the victim. Reviews criminal complaints, police reports, and referrals to determine appropriate assistance to the victims. Gathers factual information & historical data, reviews reports, interviews victims and prepares statements, prepare investigation reports, and work closely with prosecutor in the prosecution. Establishes, reviews, and makes referrals specific to the needs of the victim, including shelter, crisis intervention, medical, counseling, and transportation, to guide in recovery/healing. This position is open until March 18, 2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Victim and Witness Advocate,  Tohajiilee, NM Provides assistance to victims of crime through securing intake assessments, identifying and reviewing/securing referrals for the immediate well being of the victim. Reviews criminal complaints, police reports, and referrals to determine appropriate assistance to the victims. Gathers factual information & historical data, reviews reports, interviews victims and prepares statements, prepare investigation reports, and work closely with prosecutor in the prosecution. Establishes, reviews, and makes referrals specific to the needs of the victim, including shelter, crisis intervention, medical, counseling, and transportation, to guide in recovery/healing. This position is open until March 18, 2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Units:

Assistant Attorney General, Window Rock, AZ The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Water Rights Unit is the lead water rights attorney for the Navajo Nation, 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. The AAG directs and supervised the work of all attorneys within the Unit and contract attorneys representing the Navajo Nation on water rights matters.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2020 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice:

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) is vital to the role of the government serving the needs of the Navajo Nation.  NNDOJ’s autonomy and integrity ensures legal services are provided for the Navajo Nation as a whole – protecting the Navajo Nation’s inherent sovereignty by providing quality legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including its chapters, branches, departments and programs. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief  (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.orgComplete applications are due on Friday, April 24, 2020 by 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application, which can be found here.

 

See posts from February 28, 2020.

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send the following to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

 

Havasupai Tribe

General Counsel, Supai, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ. The GC is responsible for all legal matters for the Tribal Government and the supervision of outside special counsels.  The Havasupai Reservation is one of the most remote in the US and one of the most beautiful.  The ability to travel to Supai is required.  This posting will remain open until May 15, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Legal Division

Attorney III, Sacramento County, CA. Responsible for overseeing or administering various social services programs such as foster care, adoptions, and child welfare services. The Attorney III will also provide litigation support to the CFSD and the Office of the Attorney General in the area of Children’s programs. Application closes April 24, 2019. For more information, please visit the link.

Walker River Paiute Tribe

RFP, Schurz, NV. Soliciting proposals from qualified firms/individuals for the drafting of amendments to the Walk River Paiute Tribe Law and Order Code, Rules of Court, create court forms, and create a court clerk manual and judge’s bench book, to strengthen and enhance the Walker River Paiute Tribe’s Judicial System. Proposals may be mauled or hand delivered. For more information please see the RFP. 

University of Arkansas School of Law Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative

Graduate Fellowship, Fayetteville, AR. Assist tribes with the development of food codes and provide nationwide trainings on issues of importance to the agricultural sector in Indian Country. This position provides a full tuition waiver plus a small stipend, set up through the University of Arkansas Graduate School Assistantship Program. This position is available to students who study in Fayetteville. Email Susan A. Schneider, Director, LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law, with questions at sas.susan@gmail.com.

Navajo Nation

Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  Experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Henry, Acting Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at jahenry@navajo-nsn.gov.  This position has a closing date of 4/30/2019.

Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Kayenta, AZ.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Henry, Acting Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at jahenry@navajo-nsn.gov.  This position has a closing date of 5/30/2019.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP 

Associate Attorney(s), Diego, CA and Anchorage, AK. Represent Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others. Visit our website at http://www.sonosky.com/careers-attys.html to apply. More detail about the firm is available at www.sonosky.com or see the job posting for more information. 

Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians 

In-House Counsel, Redwood Valley, CA. This position is responsible for overseeing or advising the following departments for the Tribe and its businesses: police department, gaming commission, security, surveillance and to provide legal guidance to Tribal Government and Administration as needed. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description. 

Earthjustice 

Associate Attorney, Bozeman, MT. Associate attorneys at Earthjustice perform a range of litigation‐related tasks that can include: conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects; Drafting motions, briefs and other pleadings; and more. For more information please see the job description. 

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. 

Associate. Candidates must possess strong academic credentials, an interest in environmental and energy solutions, including sustainability matters, excellent judgment and project management commensurate with years of experience. For more information see the job description and please click here to apply.

 

See posts from April 5, 2019. 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

California Indian Law Association

Program Coordinator, remote. This is a part-time position (averaging 15 hours a month) that provides direct support to the CILA Board of Directors. All are welcome to apply, including current students. While California-based applicants are preferred, that is not a requirement for this position – the only geographic limitation is that the candidate be willing to travel to the CILA Annual Conference (2019 Northern California location TBD) – all other work can be done remotely. Please see the position description for more information.

The Association on American Indian Affairs

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship Program,  Washington, DC. The person in this position will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, Indian child welfare, sacred site protection, and more. The applicant must have or will graduate between January 2017 and June 2019 from an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program. The Fellowship is a paid one-year fellowship in the metro DC area. Applications are due April 1, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

AmeriCorps

NLADA Strategic Planning, Washington, DC. The goal of this project is to build capacity within National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). to determine if there is are effective national service interventions that would improve individual and community outcomes in the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems in the areas of Court Fines and Fees, the Opioid Epidemic, and Tribal Defense Structures. During the service year, VISTAs will map current works in their assigned area, connect with key stakeholders, develop recommendations for potential interventions, and document their progress to assess sustainability. Please see the position description for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The University of South Dakota School of Law

Assistant or Associate Professor – Tenure Track, Vermillion, SD. The successful candidate will teach our Indian Law and Federal Jurisdiction courses; the remainder of the course package will be subject to negotiation. Areas of potential interest include bankruptcy, insurance, intellectual property, agricultural law, and cyber law. Please visit the application link to apply and include your application letter, vita, and the names and addresses of three current references. Inquiries may be directed to Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu, or you may call at 605-658-3509.

Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Attorney General, Redwood Valley, CA. This position is responsible for overseeing or advising the following departments for the Tribe and its businesses: police department, gaming commission, security, surveillance and to provide legal guidance to Tribal Government and Administration as needed. This position is responsible for making sure departments are following regulations and policies. Further duties will include attending Tribal or County Court on behalf of the Tribe. Please see the job description for more information.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Staff Attorney, Eagle Pass TX. Work with Native American individuals, families, organizations and Tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian Law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, estate planning, trust assets, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. May have to represent clients in court or before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. Please see the job description for more information.

Menominee Indian Tribe

Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Keshena, WI. Under the direction and authority of the Prosecutor, the purpose of the position is to be responsible for prosecution of Domestic Violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking cases on the Menominee Indian Reservation; coordinate and work with the Courts, Law Enforcement, Probation-Parole, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault Workers to reduce domestic violence on the Menominee Reservation; and encourage arrest procedures and enforcement of protection orders. Please see the job description or visit the link for more information. Application closes February 22, 2019.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. See the job description for more information or visit http://tolc-nsn.org. Application closes February 21, 2019.

Trees, Water & People

National Director, Fort Collins, CO. This position provides oversight of the Tribal Renewable Energy Program, by acting as a liaison between funding entities (private foundations, corporate partners, government, and individual donors) and the communities seeking support. The National Director provides overall planning, leadership, and management of TWP’s National Program. For more information please see the job description.

Navajo Nation

Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Kayenta, AZ.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Henry, Acting Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at jahenry@navajo-nsn.gov.  This position has a closing date of 3/06/2019.

Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation.  New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information.  Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Henry, Acting Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at jahenry@navajo-nsn.gov.   This position has a closing date of 3/11/2019.

Center for Court Innovation

(2) Senior Program Manager, NYC, NY. This position will provide Technical Assistance to tribal courts. Duties will include working on a variety of tribal justice projects such as strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile justice, tribal corrections, tribal/state relationships, healing to wellness courts, and other problem-solving initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a JD, MSW, or relevant graduate-level degree, or previous experience delivering technical assistance to tribal justice systems. Candidates with previous experience working with tribal justice systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

See posts from February 1, 2019.

 

 

 

Deadline Approaching! DOJ Fellowship

The Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Fellowship, part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program, is designed to create a new pipeline of legal talent with expertise and deep experience in federal Indian law, tribal law, and Indian country issues that can be deployed in creative ways to build tribal capacity, combat violent crime, and bolster public safety in Indian country jurisdictions.

For more information please click here. Applications close September 4, 2018.

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 indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy, Washington, D.C. This is a 27-month professional fellowship that begins in October 2017. Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Open Society Foundations

Leadership in Government Fellowship. Founded to support former senior-level government staff in the United States and its territories who have recently left public service and have played a significant role in advancing social change from within government in the United States and its territories at the local, state, or federal levels.

Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Summer Law Clerks, Harbor Springs, MI. LTBB Tribal Court is seeking two unpaid summer law clerks funded through your school or other external sources. Harbor Springs is a resort community on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. The Tribal Court is a court of general jurisdiction hearing cases including, but not limited to: criminal, civil, drug court, domestic violence, eviction and children’s cases. The Tribal Court is looking for applications from students interested in working on a huge variety of legal issues. No prior Indian law classes are required, but a genuine interest in Indian law and strong legal research and writing skills are necessary. The following are examples of projects and work to be done by LTBB’s summer clerks:

-Participating on the Drug Court Team,
-Researching Domestic Violence programs that can be integrated into the Tribal Court;
-Research and writing for the Tribal Court;
-Research and writing for the Appellate Court;
-Reviewing novel procedural and constitutional issues;
-Assessing, reviewing, and writing Court Rules and Procedures;
-Working with other units of Tribal Government;
-Working with the Court on establishing special protocol for juvenile cases;
-Working on Indian Child Welfare matters and cases.

Due to the significant cultural events and activities occurring on the reservation the Tribal Court allows time for and encourages our summer clerks to be involved in Tribal functions, events, and activities, as well as activities in the outlying community. Our clerks attend sacred fires and feasts, learn how to cut sweet grass and birch bark and participate in a variety of traditional activities. We assist students in locating appropriate and affordable summer housing. We are a family-friendly employer. Please email cover letters and resumes to Yvonne Brown at ybrown@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov and state your GPA in your cover letter.  We will request transcripts and writing samples for people we are interested in interviewing.

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, resume, writing samples and three professional references to Joseph Meserve, Executive Director, P.O. Box 8180, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87504-8180. E-mail responses may be submitted to jmeserve@rothsteinlaw.com. http://www.rothsteinlaw.com

Ho-Chunk Nation

Legislative Attorney, Black River Falls, WI. Works directly with the Nation’s Legislature to assist in drafting tribal laws and resolutions, while also generally providing guidance and advice to the Legislature on issues of Ho-Chunk, Federal, and State law.  This could cover a broad range of issues, including tax, finance, business, gaming, criminal law, jurisdiction, constitutional interpretation, litigation, family law, housing, real estate, employment, environmental, and leasing.  Attorneys for the Nation may also be called upon to advocate for the Nation in judicial, administrative, or political settings.  This position may require some travel as well. The tribe is organized under a Constitution that includes four Branches of government, including the General Council, Legislature, President and Judiciary.  The Legislature’s legal needs are served by the Legislative Counsel and three Legislative Attorneys (who are supervised by the Legislative Counsel).

The Legislature seeks a candidate with a law degree from an accredited law school, with zero to five years of experience, who is (or will become) a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  The Ho-Chunk Nation provides a competitive salary with benefits.  See attached job description. Interested persons can send a cover letter and resume to the following: Michael Murphy, Legislative Counsel, Ho-Chunk Nation, P.O. Box 667, Black River Falls, WI 54615.

National American Indian Housing Council

Deputy Director, Washington, D.C. This high-level position serves as a senior leader on organizational operations and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position directs all aspects of the organization’s administrative services and operations in support of NAIHC. This position supervises administrative personnel and coordinates departmental administrative personnel for general clerical, financial and administrative support activities; assures that good customer service is provided from support staff through proper training and mentoring; works closely with the Executive Director for planning, budgeting, member services, management and grant management. The Deputy Director is responsible for procurement and contracting services and for the development, implementation and monitoring of written policies governing NAIHC. The Deputy Director works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the program, events and financial objectives of NAIHC’s strategic plan are met. This position provides support in the areas of grant writing, program compliance, statistical analysis, project/program development, technical assistance, and facilitates collection and analysis of membership data including periodic membership needs assessment.

Minimum candidate qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field; Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in non-profits, including experience in non-profit finance, internal controls, policy, human resource management, program development, and event planning. Must possess excellent supervisory and planning skills; strong written and oral communication skills. Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to careers@naihc.net. Please place “Deputy Director” in the subject line. For more information on NAIHC visit http://www.naihc.net. Position will be open until filled.

Anishinabe Legal Services Seeks Fellow, Staff Attorney

Fellowship

Attention 2017 law school graduates: ALS wants to host a fellow! ALS proposes fellowship projects concentrating on services to a Native American population in Rural Minnesota and primarily with Elders in Elder Abuse related matters and expanding tribal court jurisdiction. The Equal Justice Works RFP application is open until Sept. 16th.

If you are a current 3L, have an interest in Native American and Elder Law, and would like more information about our organization, please contact Chari at 1-800-422-1335 or by email: claduke-clark@alslegal.org.

Staff Attorney

ALS is looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services for clients before administrative agencies and Tribal Courts throughout the Anishinabe Reservations in North Central Minnesota. The staff attorney will be responsible to provide direct legal services to individuals specifically with their disability benefits including obtaining federal disability benefits through the reconsideration and appeals processes, but also handling overpayments and cessation cases, as well as other legal matters related to consumer law, school law, and tribal law.

This attorney is expected to be licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position; this attorney is also expected to be licensed or willing to immediately become licensed before the local Tribal Courts. Salary is D.O.E. and benefits include individual and family health insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off and life insurance.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume, along with writing sample and three (3) references to ALS Administrative Director, Chari LaDuke-Clark, Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email required application materials to claduke-clark@alslegal.org. Applications preferred by Sept. 19th but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Berkey Williams LLP Look for Summer Associate and Fellow

SUMMER ASSOCIATE – 2017

The Berkeley office is seeking a 1st or 2nd year law student for a summer associate position in 2017. The position requires excellent research and writing skills. We especially encourage Native American students to apply, and students with a demonstrated commitment to serving Indian communities. Please forward a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to Gloria Coronado, gcoronado@berkeywilliams.com. The deadline to apply is October 14, 2016. No phone calls, please.

INDIAN LAW FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – 2017-2018

Berkey Williams LLP Indian Law Fellowship Program aims to encourage recent law graduates to work in the field of American Indian law and to provide the Fellows with an opportunity to pursue wide variety of projects in Indian country. The Firm’s intent is to provide recent law graduates with the time and resources to tackle a wide variety of the issues in Indian country such as water rights, ICWA, cultural and natural resources protection, among others. The Fellowship intends to contribute to the development of the Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths might be.

About the Fellowship
The one-year Fellowship offers a competitive salary, full benefits, training, and the opportunity to work with experienced attorneys in an established firm focused exclusively on serving Indian tribes and tribal organizations. The Fellow will work in the California office. The Fellowship begins in September, 2017, with some flexibility depending upon the candidate’s schedule. Berkey Williams is committed to recruiting attorneys who will bring a variety of experiences to the Firm’s clients, and to supporting them by providing the resources necessary to building a strong career in Indian law. The projects on which a Fellow might work are subject to the creativity of the Fellow and the needs or demands of a particular client tribe or tribal organization.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria
Applications are encouraged from recent law graduates with a demonstrated
commitment to Indian law. Preference is given to candidates, both Indian and non-Indian, who demonstrate personal or professional experience with Indian communities. High academic achievements are certainly considered, but they are weighed with other equally significant factors: personal accomplishments, professional goals, cultural competence, and the capacity to work conscientiously and independently as needed. Candidates with interest in specific public interest projects are encouraged to bring their proposals to the Firm. Candidates are encouraged to seek their own funding as well, as the Firm’s ability to offer the fellowship is contingent on funding. Membership in the California Bar, or the Bar of another state, though not essential, is a significant factor in the firm’s evaluation of candidates.

Applying for the Fellowship
Interested law graduates should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to
Gloria Coronado, ICWA/Administrative Assistant, at gcoronado@berkeywilliams.com. No
phone calls please. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2016.

ABOUT BERKEY WILLIAMS

The firm is a private, for-profit partnership with a significant public interest focus. The Firm has four attorneys and two paralegals in Berkeley, California, one attorney in Washington, DC, and one attorney in Syracuse, New York. The Firm works exclusively for Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Natural resources protection, environmental justice, water and fishing rights, recovery of ancestral lands, cultural resources, tribal sovereignty, self-governance, economic development, Indian child welfare, employment, and health care are representative areas of the Firm’s work. More information may be found on the firm’s web site: http://www.berkeywilliams.com.

Seattle U Legal Fellowship Opportunity in Alaska

Exciting Fellowship Opportunity in Alaska!

The Center for Indian Law & Policy at Seattle University School of Law and  the Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) has developed a project that will provide estate planning services to BBNA members. The members reside in 36 villages in a remote area around Bristol Bay, Alaska. We are seeking a full-time Fellow to reside in Dillingham, Alaska, where BBNA is headquartered, for 9 months, from September 2012 through May 2013. The Fellow will travel to villages with BBNA staff to meet with clients and provide estate planning services. The Fellow will be supervised by Center personnel and will have on-site contact with an Alaska Legal Services attorney. This is a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain hands-on legal experience in a unique location! BBNA members have special estate planning needs, and the Fellow will undergo training on those special needs, as well as estate planning for native Alaskans. While this is not a salaried position, travel and living expenses will be paid.

We will begin accepting applications for this Fellowship on April 1, 2012, with the deadline for applications on July 31, 2012.

If you are interested, please submit: (i) cover letter, (ii) resume, (iii) unofficial transcript, (iv) three references to Erica Wolf, Managing Attorney at wolfer@seattleu.edu.