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.

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP

2018 Summer Law Clerks. Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (“FPM”) is a nationwide firm dedicated to the practice of Federal Indian Law.  FPM represents Native American tribes and organizations in a wide spectrum of areas including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs. FPM is seeking applications from second year law students for 2018 Summer Law Clerks for offices in Louisville, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and Sacramento, California. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is required and/or preferred  at most FPM office locations. Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.  FPM offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10 – 12-week summer position.

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcripts to Ann Hacker at ahacker@ndnlaw.com no later than September 30, 2017.  The cover letter must indicate preference for each FPM office location by completing the chart below (i.e.: #1 is for the top location preference followed by 2, 3, etc. If you are not applying for consideration at a particular office location please note N/A). The cover letter should be addressed to Ann Hacker. If your preferred office location includes our Colorado office a separate cover letter needs to be addressed to the attention of Thomas W. Fredericks.

Louisville, CO
Omaha, NE
Sacramento, CA

Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorney, District of Colorado. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently interviewing for an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in Durango, Colorado, as part of the Criminal Division. Closes Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Executive Communications Manager, Portland O.R. responsible for promoting NICWA’s public image and visibility through a variety of communications media and provides communications support to the executive director and NICWA staff. Closes Monday, October 2, 2017.

Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska

Appellate Court Administrator, Juneau, A.K. Responsible for developing and managing the Appellate Court expansion project for the Tlingit & Haida Tribal Court, which will include code drafting, hiring and administratively supervising consultants for drafting statutes, policies and procedures; working closely with the Judiciary Committee and Judges; and providing administrative support for the development of the Tlingit & Haida Trial Courts and other Southeast Alaska Tribal Courts.

National Indian Gaming Commission

FOIA Officer, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C. Oversees the Commission’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) program. Responsible for directing the work of the FOIA office staff and developing program policy. Closes Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Ain Dah Yung Center

Indian Child Welfare Compliance Monitor, St. Paul, M.N. Provides court monitoring, education and outreach, and advocacy to ensure court compliance.

Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Monkman, LLP

Attorney, Anchorage, A.K. The Sonosky Chambers firm specializes in representing Native American interests in a wide range of work involving tribal sovereignty and self-governance, health care, complex litigation, appellate and Supreme Court work, legislative affairs, and a wide range of additional matters. Additional information about our firm is available at www.sonosky.com. Interested applicants should have strong credentials and a commitment to representing Native American interests. One to four years’ experience is preferred but all qualified applicants will be considered. Please send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and transcripts to sue@sonosky.net. All applications will be kept confidential.

Blackfeet Tribe

Staff Attorney, Browning, M.T. Responsible for general litigation matters, employment relations, legislative advocacy, and assisting tribal programs. It is preferred that an applicant have at least five (5) years experience in the practice of law. The applicant must be licensed in the State of Montana and produce a Certificate of Good Standing with the Montana State Bar. The applicant should have demonstrated interest and knowledge of federal Indian Law, administrative law, and trial advocacy.  The position requires personal integrity and the ability to produce timely and accurate written work.  Full-time with salary negotiable.  Applicant must submit to a criminal background check and pass a pre-employment drug screen. Please send a resume, three (3) references and a short writing sample to Blackfeet Legal Department, P. O. Box 849, Browning MT 59417 7777 or email blackfeetlegal@gmail.com. The position will remain open until filled. If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Blackfeet Legal Department at (406) 338-7777.

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Tribal Health Attorney, Anchorage, A.K. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium anticipates expanding it legal team to support new and exciting initiatives to improve health care quality and access for Alaska Native patients and communities. We are seeking additional legal expertise to assist with new and developing partnerships and transactions, health care and medical staff issues, personnel matters, information technology and security issues, and regulatory compliance.

Ideal candidates will have at least seven years of experience in health law or another relevant field; an understanding of “Indian law,” the intersection between medical staff and employment issues, and government contracting; demonstrated experience working for complex clients in a team-oriented environment; exquisitely good judgment; and the ability to reconcile competing legal principles to assist ANTHC in finding innovative ways to achieve its vision that “Alaska Natives are the healthiest people in the world.”

The Consortium works with Alaska’s Tribal health organizations and over 229 federally recognized Tribes to administer the Alaska Tribal Health System. The Consortium partners with Southcentral Foundation to co-manage the 150+ bed Alaska Native Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center and has achieved Magnet status in recognition of nursing excellence. ANTHC also provides community and environmental health services; constructs health clinics and water and sanitation systems in rural Alaska; develops and deploys telehealth technology; administers an epidemiology center; develops training for allied health providers; and provides technical assistance and support to other members of the Alaska Tribal Health System.

The Consortium’s main office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. In accordance with federal law, ANTHC applies Native Preference in hiring and contracting. Learn more about ANTHC at http://www.anthctoday.org/ and ANMC at http://www.anmc.org/. For more information, please direct inquiries and resumes to Nacole Heslep, General Counsel at ndheslep@anthc.org with “Tribal Attorney B” in the subject line.

Previous Friday Job Announcements: 9/8/17

Associate Attorney Opportunity with Frederick Peebles in Sacramento

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan’s Sacramento Office is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2-5 years of experience in advising businesses or governmental entities on regulatory and litigation matters before federal, state, tribal or local agencies. Candidates must possess strong academic credentials as well as excellent organization, research, writing, and analytical skills. In addition, membership to the California State Bar is required.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to:

Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources
ahacker@ndnlaw.com
3610 North 163rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68116

Accepting applications until May 15, 2017.

Sioux Tribes Request Precautionary Measures to Protect Against DAPL

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Filed on behalf of Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, and Yankton Sioux Tribes by the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law, Earthjustice, and Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan LLP.

Measures requested:

  1. Deny the easement allowing construction of the pipeline under the Missouri River at
    Lake Oahe as soon as possible;
  2. Complete a full environmental impact statement in formal consultation with the Tribes;
  3. Establish clear rules requiring that indigenous peoples who may be affected by
    government decisions have the opportunity for full and meaningful prior informed
    consent within the meanings established in the UN Declaration on the Rights of
    Indigenous Peoples and the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court and this
    Commission;
  4. Establish clear rules ensuring full environmental and social assessment of activities that may affect indigenous peoples, with the full participation of the affected indigenous peoples;
  5. Immediately take all actions necessary to guarantee the safety of those engaging in
    peaceful prayer and protest concerning DAPL, and to ensure the full enjoyment of their rights to expression and assembly;
  6. Any other action this Commission deems appropriate.

Associate Attorney Openings with Frederick Peebles in Nebraska

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (FPM) is a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including tribal corporate affairs, business transactions, litigation, gaming, and tribal governmental affairs.

FPM is seeking associate attorneys to join our teams in Omaha and Winnebago, NE. Candidates must possess at least two to three years post-J.D. attorney experience, strong analytical ability, as well as excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Candidates must work well independently and as a team member in a fast paced environment. A background in tribal and/or Federal Indian law and experience working in Indian Country is also strongly preferred. Prior judicial clerkship, litigation, or business transactional experience is a plus.

Requirements include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and willing to obtain licensure in Nebraska within one year of employment
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as an attorney or law clerk
  • Indian law experience and/or experience working with tribes
  • Prefer, federal, state, or tribal litigation related experience
  • Experience with taking depositions, drafting and filing motions and briefs in civil proceedings
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing abilities
  • Experience with tribal governance and “in-house” tribal governmental legal affairs preferred
  • Proven communication skills including interpersonal and listening skills
  • Ability and willingness to do whatever it takes to meet tight and unexpected deadlines
  • Must be able to travel minimum of 1 – 2 days each month

Additional requirements for the associate attorney position in Winnebago include:

  • Legal experience in economic development and taxation
  • Tribal corporate law and business transactions experience

Your contributions are rewarded with a “Total Compensation” Package including a competitive salary, bonus potential, and excellent benefits.

Please send your cover letter, with salary requirements and location preference, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts (if graduated from law school less than 4 years ago) to:

Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources ahacker@ndnlaw.com

Position is open until December 4, 2016.

Fredericks Peebles Seeks 2017 Summer Law Clerks

2017 SUMMER LAW CLERKS

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (“FPM”) is a nationwide firm dedicated to the practice of Federal Indian Law.  FPM represents Native American tribes and organizations in a wide spectrum of areas including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs.

FPM is seeking applications from second year law students for 2017 Summer Law Clerks for offices in Louisville, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and Sacramento, California. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is required.  Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.  FPM offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10 – 12-week summer position.

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcripts to Ann Hacker at ahacker@ndnlaw.com no later than September 30, 2016.  Your cover letter should indicate your preferred office location and addressed to Ann Hacker. If your preferred office location includes our Colorado office a separate cover letter needs to be addressed to the attention of Thomas W. Fredericks.

For additional information about FPM, visit our website at www.ndnlaw.com.

Fredericks Peebles Seeks Experienced Transactional Attorney

The Sacramento, California office of Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP has an immediate need for an ambitious and experienced attorney to join its national Indian law practice. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of experience working on sophisticated business transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of definitive agreements, engagement letters, term sheets, letters of intent, promissory notes, and credit facilities. Additionally, candidates should be a member of the California Bar, have excellent drafting and negotiations skills, superior academic background and a desire for team-work, significant responsibility and client interaction. To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

 

Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources

ahacker@ndnlaw.com

3610 North 163rd Plaza

Omaha, NE 68116

 

Accepting applications until February 20, 2015

Fredericks Peebles Seeking Transactional and Governmental Attorney

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Transactional and Tribal Government Attorney

Join our growing Firm……….                                                                                                                                         Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation and governmental affairs, in many forums, including state, federal and tribal courts. FPM is seeking an Associate Attorney for the Omaha, Nebraska office.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Tribal corporate law and tribal government work.
  • Experience regarding Economic Development, Business Law, and Corporate law.
  • Experience regarding tribal gaming and gaming regulations.

Requirements include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and willing to obtain licensure in Nebraska.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience as an Associate Attorney
  • Must have Indian law experience and experience working with tribes/tribal business/organizations
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing abilities
  • Proven communication skills including verbal, written and listening skills; Superior interpersonal skills; Proven record of maintaining a positive attitude
  • Organized; Detailed; Flexible; Accurate; Reliable and Dependable
  • Ability and willingness to do whatever it takes to meet tight and unexpected deadlines; Work well independently and as a team in a fast paced environment

Your contributions are rewarded with a “Total Compensation” Package including a competitive salary, bonus potential and excellent Firm paid benefits.

Send your resume, cover letter with salary requirements, writing example, law school transcript (if graduated from law school less than 5 years ago) to:

Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources                           ahacker@ndnlaw.com

3610 N 163rd Plaza

Omaha, NE 68116

Position is open until January 12, 2015