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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Department of the Interior – Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Office of Regulatory Development. Supervisory Regulatory Compliance Specialist. Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Duties: 1) Supervises the Office of Regulatory Development staff and performs the full range of supervisory duties; 2) Performs duties of a highly sensitive nature and maintains sensitive personal contacts with Department officials and high level staffs of other Federal agencies regarding policies, programs, and issues; 3) Ensures that Indian trust resource management programs are consistent with Departmental policy initiatives; 4) Prepares, reviews and drafts agency correspondence, regulations, proposed legislation, legislative reports and correspondence to members of Congress; 5) Recommends 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. Closing date: 02/01/2022. Additional details available here: https://go.usa.gov/xt8mV.

Washburn University School of Law

Visiting Assistant Professor. Topeka, KS. Duties include: (1) Teaching full-time in the clinic and/or part-time in the clinic with other courses; (2) If the position is converted to a tenure-track appointment, the incumbent is responsible for fulfilling teaching, scholarship, and service expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment; and (3) Engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession. Please see the position description and this site for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu and include “Visiting Assistant Professor, F2771221” on the subject line. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor. Topeka, KS. For the 2022-2023 academic year to teach legal writing. The position responsibilities include teaching a full load of first-year legal writing course sections as well as service activities in the department, university, and profession. We seek engaging candidates who value and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices. Application review will begin January 25, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu and include “Visiting Assistant Professor, Legal Writing” on the subject line. Full details can be found at: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (washburn.edu)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage. This role is a full-time, non-tenure track 12-month faculty appointment beginning as soon as possible but no later than August 2022. This position is located at Washburn School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. The position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in implementing programs to improve the skills necessary for student success in law school, the bar exam, and in law practice; teaching a full workload that may include in-person and online courses; and providing academic support to students during law school and as they prepare for the bar exam. We seek engaging candidates who value and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices. Application review will begin January 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu and include “Visiting Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage” on the subject line. Full details can be found at Visiting Assistant Professor of Law/Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage (washburn.edu)

Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year to teach courses in Washburn Law’s doctrinal curriculum. This position is located at Washburn School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Particular interest is for applicants wishing to teach Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure, and two other courses. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position. Application materials should clearly articulate the candidate’s record of work supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and state how the candidate will contribute to Washburn University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The position responsibilities include teaching a full workload to include in-person and/or online courses; developing law school classes and seminars; engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession. Application review will begin January 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu and include “Visiting Assistant Professor, F2910122” in the subject line. Full details can be found at Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (washburn.edu)

Harvard University

Native American Program Executive Director. Cambridge, MA. Duties include: (1) Providing leadership in strategic planning, operational goal-setting, and program evaluation; (2) Managing annual budgeting process, proposal writing, grants management, fundraising, routine reporting, space planning, human resources, program policies, timely communications, and external relations; (3) Supervising program staff by planning and delegating work, contributes to staff mentorship and development, communicate performance expectations; (4) Developing new initiatives, cultivating collaborative partnerships, and overseeing related activities; (5) Facilitating vibrant networking, collaboration, and consultation between and among students, faculty, and staff across campus; (6) Supporting innovative interfaculty and interdisciplinary research and teaching projects; (7) Initiating formal relationships between the program and Harvard schools and other administrative offices in order to enhance and streamline policies and practices to better serve the HUNAP community (e.g., through recruitment, retention, student affairs, alumni engagement, and professional development); and (8) Serving as a campus resource for consultation on NAI issues and concerns. Please see the position description for further information.

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant Professor – Communication Studies – Focus on Indigenous Rhetoric and Communication. Wilmington, NC. The indigenous rhetoric position will teach in our online M.A. integrated marketing communication (IMC) program. Our students in our online IMC program are largely from North Carolina, and we have students and alumni who work in tribal government (Lumbee) and/or who are Lumbee, Waccamaw Siouan, and Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The position is for assistant professor rank and with a 3/3 teaching load. The interview process for the positions will be held virtually. The link can be found here: https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/22300. The priority application review date is January 24, 2022, but we will be accepting applications through February 7.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Program Analyst (Water Rights Coordinator). Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Designing, planning, and coordinating the investigation, analysis and technical preparation for Indian water rights cases, including litigation reports and position papers; (2) Developing a technical basis for Indian title or claim to natural resources to permit effective advocacy for the Indian rights or interest involved; (3) Analyzing data collected in support of Indian water rights claims; (4) Reviewing technical and legal documents such as court decrees and legal opinions regarding Indian and non-Indian water rights; (5) Preparing supporting documentation for court action such as litigation reports, position papers, and exhibits; (6) Representing the BIA in negotiating Indian water rights and resulting settlement; (7) Analyzing settlement terms to determine if appropriate and comport with the Federal Trust responsibilities; (8) Implementing Indian water rights settlements; and (9) Prescribing technical tasks required by the legislation and negotiation of ancillary agreements. Please see the position description for further information. Interested applicants should apply by February 14, 2022.

The Yakama Nation

Staff AttorneyOffice of Legal Counsel. Toppenish, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing a full range of legal services needed by the Yakama Nation Tribal Council, Tribal Programs and departments, as well as Yakama Nation enterprises as directed and where there is no conflict of interest; (2) Providing legal advice on questions related to federal, state and tribal law, the Treaty of 1855 and Tribal Sovereignty; (3) Assisting the Lead Attorney, Staff Attorney III’s and Staff Attorney II’s, to provide legal advice, consultations, and presentations; (4) Performing legal research, reviewing contracts and other legal documents, drafting memos, resolutions, letters, agreements, codes, contracts, policies, and any necessary pleadings; (5) Serving as co-counsel on cases in Yakama Nation, federal or state courts; and (6) Researching and analyzing material on recent developments in Indian Law, information is reviewed with Lead Attorney to determine the effect on the Yakama Nation and presented to Tribal leadership. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply by February 7, 2022.

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor. Toppenish, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing attorney services in tribal, state and federal courts for the Yakama Nation; (2) Representing the Yakama Nation in criminal prosecutions, civil matters including the Indian Child Welfare Act and dependency matters, may serve as legal advisor to law enforcement; (3) Coordinating with police jurisdictions and other agencies to ensure prosecution activities to serve the interests of the Yakama Nation in protecting the safety of the community; and (4) Maintaining contact with attorneys and other jurisdictions regarding tribal, state, and federal court matters affecting the Yakama Nation. Please see the position description for further information. While the selected applicant will be expected to prosecute all types of cases that come under the purview of the YN Prosecutor’s Office, this position will focus primarily on juvenile dependency and ICWA cases. 
Interested candidates should apply by January 31, 2022.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Chief Judge. Siletz, OR. Duties include: (1) Administering the Tribal Court; (2) Performing all judicial and court functions of the Tribal Court, provided, that the Chief Judge may delegate his or her administrative authority to an Associate Judge or other appropriate person upon budgetary approval by appropriate tribal officials; and (3) The Chief Judge may serve as Presiding Judge of the Siletz District Court, Siletz Gaming Court, or Siletz Court of Appeals, as appropriate. This position is open until appointed by the Tribal Council. If interested in possible appointment as the Chief Judge for the Siletz Tribal Court, please submit your resume to: Siletz Tribal Council, P.O. Box 549, Siletz, Oregon 97380.

Indian Health Service Branch, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel

Attorney Advisor. Rockville, MD. Duties include: (1) Providing legal services to the Indian Health Service, the federal healthcare provider for American Indians and Alaska Natives; (2) Providing legal advice on the implementation and operation of various health care programs; (3) Working closely with agency staff who negotiate contracts with tribes for health program administration; (4) Defending challenges to agency actions before administrative law judges and assist the Department of Justice with cases brought in Federal court; and (5) Reviewing the implications of proposed legislation on the IHS health delivery program. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit application materials (see position description for details). The position is open until filled.

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.

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  January 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorCrownpoint, NM. 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 – Office of the Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM. 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 including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; (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) Drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; (7) Identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records and other information required to present the case; (8) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; (9) Assisting/collaborating other Juvenile Presenting Officers, law enforcement personnel, social services workers, and etc.; and (10) Presenting complex adjudication in family courts. 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 – Office of the Prosecutor. Tuba City, 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) Drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; (7) Identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; and (8) Assisting/collaborating other Juvenile Presenting Officers, law enforcement personnel, social services workers, and etc. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until January 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Window Rock, 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) Interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; (4) Determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; (5) Drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; (7) Gathering and compiling evidence, identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records, and other information required to present the case; (8) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (9) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; and (10) Performing extensive legal research. 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.

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 January 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.

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.  

Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court

Chief Judge. Rosebud, SD. Duties include: (1) Administration of all divisions of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, including the Juvenile Court, which shall be administered by the juvenile Court Judge, under the supervision of the RST Chief Judge; (2) Supervising all RST Associate Judges, Magistrate Judges, RST Civil Court Advocates, RST Court Services Officer, the RST Administrative Director, and Clerk of Courts; and (3) The RST Chief Judge will have final approval for the appointments of “Special” Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Judges. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should contact Cheryl Rogers, Director of Administration, at 605-747-2278 or at Cheryl.Rogers@rstjustice.org for further information.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Associate CounselFairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Assisting the General Counsel in all matters assigned to the legal division; (2) Handling general legal matters; (3) 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; (4) Representing the company in legal proceedings, and 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 draft 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 more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

The Catawba Nation

Summer 2022 InternshipRock Hill, SC; Remote. The Catawba Nation is seeking candidates for its summer 2022 Legal Internship.Interns will assist the Nation’s Legal Department by researching pertinent issues, attending meetings, and drafting ordinances, memoranda, and policies. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, interns will be asked to work remotely. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and law school transcript by January 14th, 2022 to Lydia Locklear, Deputy Tribal Attorney, Lydia.locklear@catawba.com.

Kanji & Katzen, PLLC

Associate AttorneySeattle, WA; Ann Arbor, MI; or remote. Our nationwide legal practice focuses on the representation of tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal members.  Ideal candidates will have a keen interest in and knowledge of environmental and natural resources law, in addition to federal Indian law.  However, prior experience in the fields of Indian and/or environmental law are not pre-requisites to employment.  Applicants should have at least 2 years of litigation experience after a judicial clerkship or law school.  The firm offers competitive compensation and benefit packages, and an opportunity to hone advocacy skills in a wide variety of interesting settings. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a writing sample, and references, to employment@kanjikatzen.com.  We prefer to receive the application documents combined into a single pdf file. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Phil Katzen at pkatzen@kanjikatzen.com. The position is open until filled.

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. 

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP Native Law Group

Summer 2022 Law Clerk PositionNative Law Group is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2022 Clerkships in both of our office locations: Louisville, Colorado and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Qualifications include: (1) Must have completed 2L year by Summer 2022; (2) Native American Law coursework completed by clerkship start date; (3) Excellent research abilities; and (4) Excellent written and oral communication skills. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, law school transcript, letter of recommendation, and references to Firm Administrator Erin Obray at eobray@nativelawgroup.com by the deadline of January 21st, 2022.

Senior Associate Attorney. Louisville, CO. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as representing clients in a professional and expedient manner; (2) Participating in business development functions (conferences, seminars, etc.) as requested to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business opportunities; (3) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials including hearings in tribal courts; (6) Drafting agreements and analyzing legal documents; and (7) Complying with all court, state bar and inter-office policies and procedures. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts to Erin Obray, Firm Administrator, eobray@nativelawgroup.com. The position is open until filled.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe

Attorney GeneralPine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Being the Law Enforcement Officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (2) Prosecuting and representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe in all major criminal and civil cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office, including cases that involve public officials; (3) Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office, including the supervision of all civil or criminal cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court; (4) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and committees of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council on revisions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code and Court Rules; (5) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in legal disputes with the Federal Government, State Government, and other entities or individuals; (6) Advising Tribal Police Officers on all legal matters; (7) Issuing directive(s) to the Chief of Police to conduct criminal investigations; (8) Issuing directives regarding law-enforcement procedures to the Chief of Police to protect the Civil Rights of Tribal Members; (9) Upholding the integrity and independence of the Tribal Court, and the OST Constitution and By-Laws; and (10) Upon the request of the Law and Order Committee of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, the Attorney shall provide a report containing aggregate data on the number of prosecutions brought by the Oglala Sioux Tribe in cases in which the United States Attorney office has declined prosecution. The Attorney General and the prosecutors working under the Attorney General shall have prosecutorial discretion. Please see the position for further information. Interested candidates should submit a complete OST Application for Employment to Stacy Two Lance, Secretary of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 2070, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770 – Call (605) 867-8468 or email: StacyTL@oglala.org. The positon is open until filled.

OST Marijuana Commissioner and AlternatesThe Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is now accepting Letters of Intent for persons who are interested in serving as an (1) COMMISSIONER AND (1) ALTERNATE for the OST Marijuana Commission (“Commission”). The Commission is a three member commission appointed by the Tribal Council and are seeking ALTERNATE commissioners should a vacancy occur. Duties include: (1) Obtaining the latest training on marijuana laws and scientific and commercial developments involving marijuana cultivation and use; (2) Developing a written system of regulations and procedures for licensing persons who wish to participate in marijuana cultivating, brokering, handling, processing, transporting and testing; (3) Developing additional procedures for the destruction of marijuana crops, and additional standards for the marketing of marijuana within the territory of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (4) Maintaining a formal record, including a legal description of each of the sites where marijuana activity is allowed under a Commission approved license, along with a detailed description of the approved activity, and a record of all persons which have applied for and/or received any type of marijuana license under this Ordinance; (5) Developing and implementing procedures and minimum requirements for ensuring the proper inspection, testing and sampling of marijuana plants, marijuana cultivated, stored, transported, processed, possessed or used within the territory of the Tribe; (6) Developing and implementing minimum standards and procedures for background checking and licensing all labs, technicians and other scientific professionals performing the various marijuana related tests required by the Commission; (7) Developing and implementing procedures for background checking and licensing all applicants for the various marijuana licenses authorized by this Ordinance and Commission regulations; (8) Developing and implementing a procedure for ensuring that all marijuana related licenses are granted on an impartial basis in the best interest of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and in compliance with applicable tribal law; (9) Developing and implementing additional standards and procedures for refusing a marijuana related license and revoking or suspending any marijuana related license granted by the Commission; (10) Developing and obtaining approval of an annual budget; (11) Providing a quarterly report to the Tribal Council or such Tribal committee; (12) Developing and implementing a working relationship with tribal, state and federal law enforcement and the tribal business license and the TERO programs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and all other federal regulators and enforcement arms involved with the enforcement arms of federal and tribal narcotics laws. Interested candidates should submit Letters of Intent (see position description for requirements) to Stacy Two Lance/OST Secretary, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to: Stacytl@oglala.org.

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Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson LLP

Associate Attorney. Rapid City, SD. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as representing clients in a professional and expedient manner; (2) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (3) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters; (4) Draft agreements and analyze legal documents; (5) Complying with all court, state bar and inter-office policies and procedures; (6) Conducting legal research and gathering evidence, interpreting laws, rulings and regulations, and analyzing probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents; (7) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (8) Presenting evidence to defend clients and summarize cases; and (9) Negotiating settlements. Please see the position description for more information. This position is open until filled. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts (if graduated less than 5 years ago) to: Robert Frazer, Chief Operating Officer rfrazer@ndnlaw.com.

Kanji & Katzen, PLLC

Associate Attorney. Seattle, WA; Ann Arbor, MI; or remote. Our nationwide legal practice focuses on the representation of tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal members.  Ideal candidates will have a keen interest in and knowledge of environmental and natural resources law, in addition to federal Indian law.  However, prior experience in the fields of Indian and/or environmental law are not pre-requisites to employment.  Applicants should have at least 2 years of litigation experience after a judicial clerkship or law school.  The firm offers competitive compensation and benefit packages, and an opportunity to hone advocacy skills in a wide variety of interesting settings. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a writing sample, and references, to employment@kanjikatzen.com.  We prefer to receive the application documents combined into a single pdf file. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Phil Katzen at pkatzen@kanjikatzen.com. The position is open until filled.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

2022 Summer Associate. San Francisco, CA. LCHB summer associates work alongside partners and associates in a variety of roles. As a summer associate at LCHB, you will gain valuable experience in legal research and writing and will also have the opportunity to attend court hearings and depositions and assist in conferences with clients, witnesses, and opposing counsel. 2Ls will be considered. Ideal candidates must demonstrate excellent research, writing and analytical skills, along with above average grades. Commitment to public interest strongly preferred. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and references. To apply, send your application materials to the attention of Michelle Reardon, Recruiting Coordinator, at mreardon@lchb.com. Apply here by February 10th, 2022.

The Catawba Nation

Summer 2022 InternshipRock Hill, SC; Remote. Interns will assist the Nation’s Legal Department by researching pertinent issues, attending meetings, and drafting ordinances, memoranda, and policies. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, interns will be asked to work remotely. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and law school transcript by January 30th, 2022 to Lydia Locklear, Deputy Tribal Attorney, Lydia.locklear@catawba.com.

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

Winter 2022 Staff Attorney – Criminal and Civil Tribal Court. Wausau, WI. Qualified applicants willing to work remotely in or near the service area are encouraged to apply. Duties include: (1) Maintaining caseload on behalf of Native American clients in both civil and criminal matters in tribal court or arising under federal or tribal law. Civil case areas include Indian Child Welfare (ICW), custody/placement, guardian ad litem (GAL), divorce, estate planning; (2) Educating and serving Native Americans statewide on areas of civil and criminal law; (3) Participating in tribal court development, code drafting and community education projects; and (4) Carrying out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys. Please see the position description for more information. Submit resume, references, and writing sample to: Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary, Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., P.O. Box 6100, Wausau, WI 54402-6100, info@judicare.org.

The Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mescalero, NM. Duties include: (1) Overseeing the operation of the Tribal Accounting Department; (2) Assisting the Tribe in developing general fund budgets; (3) Ensuring that internal controls are in place and followed; (4) Overseeing operation of several Tribal business entities; (5) Preparing financial presentations for the Tribal Council; and (6) Ensuring that the Tribe’s financial resources, rights and interests are protected and preserved. The position is opened until filled. The Tribal Employment Application can be found at www.mescaleroapachetribe.com. Applicants should attach a resume or curriculum vitae to their Applications. Applicants with questions can email agandara-diaz@mescaleroapachetribe.com or mlapaz@mescaleroapachetribe.com.  

Tanana Chiefs Conference

General Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Performing fiduciary duties exclusive to TCC; (2) Representing Legal Department at meetings and maintaining clear lines of communication to TCC President and Executive Board on a recurring basis; (3) Providing and overseeing legal representation to all levels of TCC Staff, Member Tribes and issues surrounding Member Tribes on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and tribal court proceedings and related matters; (4) Overseeing, developing, or reviewing required legal instruments (e.g. contracts, leases, etc), rendering legal opinions, providing management with legal guidance, and acting as expert consultant and legal advisor; (5) Preparing annual departmental budget and managing Legal Department; (6) Overseeing hiring, training, discipline, and employee evaluation; (7) Overseeing the coordination and technical guidance of TCC’s overall advocacy efforts including but not limited to reviewing advocacy documents, testimony, preparing for meetings and attending meetings on behalf of TCC and or member tribes; (8) Serving as TCC’s point of contact for all communication between TCC and HHS’ Office of the General Counsel; and (9) Management and processing of all FTCA / tort claims related activities. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Associate Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Assisting the General Counsel in all matters assigned to the legal division; (2) Handling general legal matters; (3) 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; (4) Representing the company in legal proceedings, and 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 draft 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 more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Bureau of Land Management Headquarters, Division of National Landscape Conservation System

Tribal Liaison Officer. Washington, D.C.. Duties include: (1) Conducting formal and informal tribal consultation; (2) Developing BLM national level tribal consultation and coordination policies, directives, and program guidance are consistent with Departmental policies; (3) Managing BLM’s Native American program; (4) Identifying and developing training to support implementation of bureau policies and to provide guidance for line officers; (5) Advising management regarding specific program requirements and responsibilities to Native American topics; (6) Coordinating with Tribal governments and other agencies including the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service (FS), etc. on Tribal affairs and other Native American issues; (7) Coordinating with the Assistant Directors, BLM States, the BIA, the Solicitor’s Office, Interior Department, Tribal governments and other state and federal agencies, to develop agency wide policies or guidance with addressing Native American concerns; (8) Developing current and long-range plans for complex projects with procurement and contractual agreements including work-month estimates, procurement needs, contracts for ethnographic research, work schedules, and cost estimates; and (9) Generating management reports, initiating requests, justifications and other report documents as needed at the bureau and Department level. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should see more information and apply here and here by January 21st, 2022. If you have questions about the announcement or application process, please send an email to blm_oc_hr_staff_team@blm.gov.

The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Protective Services Attorney. Contract & remote. Protective Services Attorney will provide support in Child Welfare, Juvenile and Adult In Need of Care litigation on behalf of and representing the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas and the Kickapoo Indian Child Welfare Services Department (ICWS). Department: Prosecutor’s Office. Reports to: General Counsel. Overtime: Exempt. Salary: DOE. To apply please contact Cristina Collett Jensen at (830) 421-5389 or via Email: cristina.collett@ktttribe.org. Please see the position description for more information.

 Ørsted 

Tribal Relations Manager. Workplace: Annapolis, Boston, New London, New York City, Newark, Providence, Washington DC. Duties include: (1) Supporting initial communications with Native America tribes and collaborating with internal stakeholders to develop tailored outreach efforts to tribal communities; (2) Maintaining regular communications with tribes to enhance long-term relationships and mutual understanding; (3) Updating internal project teams on key tribal concerns and assisting in the development of effective responses; (4) Developing and facilitating training sessions to educate our team members on cultural histories and traditions and potential interfaces with our planning and permitting efforts; (5) Maintaining positive relations with tribes, providing information for community awareness, and tracking and reporting on interests or concerns identified through external communications; and (6) Organizing regular meetings with external parties and being responsible for adjusting the schedules and approach to such meetings in response to internal and external stakeholder input. There’s no PDF position description – everything lives in the online portal. Here’s the link again: Tribal Relations Manager (orsted.com). Application deadline: February 14th, 2022, 00:59 EST.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Judge. Cass Lake, MN. The Associate Judge is responsible for assisting the Chief Judge with the impartial and effective administration of justice for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Associate Judge shall faithfully uphold the tribal constitution and all laws of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. A minimum of 5 years of experience as an attorney is required. Litigation experience is preferred.  Must be licensed to practice law in any state. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a resume and a copy of current attorney License to: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Jacquelyn Wright, Court Administrator, 190 Sailstar Drive NE Cass Lake, MN 56633, Or email to: jackie.wright@llojibwe.net. Closing Date is Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

Associate Tribal Attorney. Cass Lake, MN. The Associate Tribal Attorney assists the Legal Director with analysis of ongoing cases and legal issues in a broad range of subject areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  The tribal attorney is responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, ordinances and Resolutions.  The attorney will represent the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in tribal, State and Federal Court.  The position is open until filled and the application materials can be found on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe website at https://www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html.

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

Tribal Administrator. Pembroke, NC. The Lumbee Tribe of N.C. Tribal Administrator will be responsible for organizing, implementing and directing programs, policies, and directives established by the Tribal Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe. The Tribal Administrator will be responsible for managing approximately 25 Federal and State Programs. This job oversees the operations of 150+ employees on a daily basis. The Tribal Administrator requires strong managerial skills and will work with upper-level management and Tribal Council to improve the overall operations of the Lumbee Tribal Government. Responsibilities are fully outlined in the position description.

The Lummi Nation Lummi Indian Business Council.

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor II – Office of the Reservation Attorney. Bellingham, WA. Duties include: (1) Representing the Nation in Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, and other tribal, federal, state, and local courts; (2) Managing a large case load requiring preparation for trial and other court appearances; (3) Gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, developing the theory of the case, and developing trial or case resolution strategy; (4) Performing pretrial investigations by consulting with tribal law enforcement officers, other law enforcement agencies, and witnesses; (5) Participating with other tribal, state, and federal agencies collaborating on regional responses to specific criminal efforts; (6) Collaborating with federal law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney on cases that may result in federal prosecution; (7) Negotiating with defense counsel on plea arrangements and sentencing; (8) Completing legal research and writing necessary for the preparation of complaints, motions, pleadings, and other court documents; (9) Working as a cooperative member of the rehabilitative justice programs; (10) Performing job duties consistent with ethical standards and with the assurance that justice is upheld under the Lummi Code of Laws, and other pertaining laws; and (11) Continuing professional development, including continuing legal education and/or training in the areas of Indian law, criminal law, law enforcement, and other areas relevant to job duties. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit an LIBC application, cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two reference letters to be considered.

Staff Attorney I or II – Office of the Reservation Attorney. Bellingham, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing legal advice and representation to the Nation, its departments, and entities, in judicial and administrative proceedings in tribal, federal, and state forums; (2) Assisting with revision of Lummi Code of Laws and with complex legal issues impacting the Nation; (3) Negotiating, preparing, and reviewing contracts, resolutions, forms, and policies and procedures; (4) Performing legal research and preparing memorandums of law; (5) Completing legal research and writings necessary for the preparation of complaints, motions, pleadings, and other court documents; (6) Continuing professional development through Continuing Legal Education and/or training in the areas of Indian Law or other issues relevant to job duties; (7) Participating in Lummi community events during and/or after hours to gain perspective of the community served; (8) Attending judicial, administrative, or legislative proceedings; (9) Attending meetings of the LIBC, the General Council, and Lummi’s Commissions, Boards or Committees, and Inter-tribal or other conferences or meetings; and (10) Traveling locally and out of state as necessary to represent the Lummi Nation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit LIBC application, cover letter, resume, and reference letters. The position is open until filled.

Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority – Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals – Electronic Fish Harvest Reporting System. Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA) and its member tribes. The estimated period of performance is March 1, 2022-June 30, 2022 (with certain services ongoing thereafter). The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to seek proposals from qualified respondents to design or customize, build, host, and maintain an electronic fish harvest reporting system that will meet the needs of CORA and its member tribes. Interested candidates should contact Bev Carrick, CORA Acting Executive Director (bevcarrick@chippewaottawa.org), to obtain a copy of the full Request for Proposal, which describes in more detail the scope of work and the required contents, evaluation, and scoring of proposals. Proposals are due by January 31st, 2022.

Tule River Economic Development Corporation Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals – Grant Writer. The purpose of this request is to acquire the services of a professional grant writer familiar with the requirements and procedures for submitting a funding application to the [US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. The funding application(s) is critical to TREDC’s proposed development of a commercial /industrial development located on land that is in fee to trust. This development will serve to expand economic opportunities for the Tule River Tribe membership.] Please see the full RFP for more information and instructions on where to submit.

Rosette, LLP

Law Clerk. Grand Rapids, MI. An Associate Attorney offer is contingent on the selected candidate’s work performance. Duties include: (1) Assisting and shadowing attorneys as they provide counsel and legal services 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) Traveling to off-site meetings with prospective and current clients; (4) Applying knowledge of business issues, legal procedures, cases, statutes, and other regulatory authority to provide basis for attorneys to effectively counsel clients; (5) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of state, federal and tribal litigation matters; (6) Appearing at hearings and trials, where authorized and with attorney supervision; (7) Drafting tribal codes, regulations, agreements, analyzing and reviewing legal documents; (8) Interfacing with clients where appropriate; and (9) Complying with all applicable law school, court, and state bar licensure obligations. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, official/certified law school transcript, and a writing sample.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP Native Law Group

Summer 2022 Law Clerk PositionNative Law Group is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2022 Clerkships in both of our office locations: Louisville, Colorado and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Qualifications include: (1) Must have completed 2L year by Summer 2022; (2) Native American Law coursework completed by clerkship start date; (3) Excellent research abilities; and (4) Excellent written and oral communication skills. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, law school transcript, letter of recommendation, and references to Firm Administrator Erin Obray at eobray@nativelawgroup.com by the deadline of January 21st, 2022.

Senior Associate Attorney. Louisville, CO. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as representing clients in a professional and expedient manner; (2) Participating in business development functions (conferences, seminars, etc.) as requested to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business opportunities; (3) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials including hearings in tribal courts; (6) Drafting agreements and analyzing legal documents; and (7) Complying with all court, state bar and inter-office policies and procedures. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts to Erin Obray, Firm Administrator, eobray@nativelawgroup.com. The position is open until filled.

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. 

The Oglala Sioux Tribe

Attorney General. Pine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Being the Law Enforcement Officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (2) Prosecuting and representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe in all major criminal and civil cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office, including cases that involve public officials; (3) Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office, including the supervision of all civil or criminal cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court; (4) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and committees of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council on revisions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code and Court Rules; (5) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in legal disputes with the Federal Government, State Government, and other entities or individuals; (6) Advising Tribal Police Officers on all legal matters; (7) Issuing directive(s) to the Chief of Police to conduct criminal investigations; (8) Issuing directives regarding law-enforcement procedures to the Chief of Police to protect the Civil Rights of Tribal Members; (9) Upholding the integrity and independence of the Tribal Court, and the OST Constitution and By-Laws; and (10) Upon the request of the Law and Order Committee of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, the Attorney shall provide a report containing aggregate data on the number of prosecutions brought by the Oglala Sioux Tribe in cases in which the United States Attorney office has declined prosecution. The Attorney General and the prosecutors working under the Attorney General shall have prosecutorial discretion. Please see the position for further information. Interested candidates should submit a complete OST Application for Employment to Stacy Two Lance, Secretary of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 2070, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770 – Call (605) 867-8468 or email: StacyTL@oglala.org. The positon is open until filled.

OST Marijuana Commissioner and Alternates. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is now accepting Letters of Intent for persons who are interested in serving as an (1) COMMISSIONER AND (1) ALTERNATE for the OST Marijuana Commission (“Commission”). The Commission is a three member commission appointed by the Tribal Council and are seeking ALTERNATE commissioners should a vacancy occur. Duties include: (1) Obtaining the latest training on marijuana laws and scientific and commercial developments involving marijuana cultivation and use; (2) Developing a written system of regulations and procedures for licensing persons who wish to participate in marijuana cultivating, brokering, handling, processing, transporting and testing; (3) Developing additional procedures for the destruction of marijuana crops, and additional standards for the marketing of marijuana within the territory of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (4) Maintaining a formal record, including a legal description of each of the sites where marijuana activity is allowed under a Commission approved license, along with a detailed description of the approved activity, and a record of all persons which have applied for and/or received any type of marijuana license under this Ordinance; (5) Developing and implementing procedures and minimum requirements for ensuring the proper inspection, testing and sampling of marijuana plants, marijuana cultivated, stored, transported, processed, possessed or used within the territory of the Tribe; (6) Developing and implementing minimum standards and procedures for background checking and licensing all labs, technicians and other scientific professionals performing the various marijuana related tests required by the Commission; (7) Developing and implementing procedures for background checking and licensing all applicants for the various marijuana licenses authorized by this Ordinance and Commission regulations; (8) Developing and implementing a procedure for ensuring that all marijuana related licenses are granted on an impartial basis in the best interest of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and in compliance with applicable tribal law; (9) Developing and implementing additional standards and procedures for refusing a marijuana related license and revoking or suspending any marijuana related license granted by the Commission; (10) Developing and obtaining approval of an annual budget; (11) Providing a quarterly report to the Tribal Council or such Tribal committee; (12) Developing and implementing a working relationship with tribal, state and federal law enforcement and the tribal business license and the TERO programs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and all other federal regulators and enforcement arms involved with the enforcement arms of federal and tribal narcotics laws. Interested candidates should submit Letters of Intent (see position description for requirements) to Stacy Two Lance/OST Secretary, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to: Stacytl@oglala.org.

Omaha Tribal Court

Tribal Prosecutor. Macy, NE. Duties include: (1) Interview members of the public concerning complaints of a criminal nature and determine whether to handle complaints as criminal matters; (2) Preparing and implementing appropriate formal complaints to be filed with the Court; (3) Preparing and implementing Criminal Summonses and Arrest Warrants; (4) Maintaining records of the Tribal Prosecutor; (5) Making recommendations to members of the public on how to proceed in mediation; (6) Coordinating and assisting police officers with investigations and preparing cases for trial; (7) Coordinating the entire criminal process with other members of the Court staff, Child Protective Services, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Police, Social Service agencies and other Courts; (8) Prosecuting Child Protective Services cases on behalf of the Tribe; (9) Engaging in the process of plea bargaining with counsel representing criminal defendants, including the Tribal Public Defender; and (10) Preparing and making reports on the operation of the Tribal Prosecutor’s Office to the Chief Judge. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send applications and resumes to Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Attn: HR Department, P.O. Box 368, Macy, NE 68039 or send via email to othumanresources@theomahatribe.com. The position is open until filled.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Chief Judge of Tribal Court. Siletz, OR. The Chief Judge is chief administrator of the Tribal Court; assigns cases to Associate Judges, and hears cases. Please see attached position description for more information. The position is opened until filled. 

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Chief Judge. Parker, AZ. Duties include: (1) Determining judicial assignments for assigned judicial officers; (2) Supervising judicial and non-judicial personnel; (3) Establishing docketing, calendaring and case management policies and procedures; (4) Developing and supervising the administration of the Tribal Court budget; (5) Assisting the Tribal Council with the establishment of bond schedules in coordination with the Tribal law enforcement departments; (6) Establishing and implementing standards and parameters for indigency screening, and guidelines for determination of indigency for the purposes of waiving Court fees; (7) Defining and establishing specific parameters under which a defendant shall be granted the time to pay monetary sentences imposed; (8) Complying with statistical reporting, jury management and recording management policies and procedures established by the Tribal Court; (9) Cooperating and coordinating with the Chief Appellate Court Judge concerning the administration of the Tribal Court; (10) Providing regular communications to the Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council. Please see the position description for further information. Contact Tribal.Court@CRIT-NSN.GOV.

Associate Tribal Judge. Duties include: (1) Presiding over a variety of hearings including criminal and traffic arraignments, juvenile offender arraignments, criminal jury and non-jury trials, civil trials, small claims hearings, tax court proceedings, orders of protection hearings and harassment injunctions, pre-trial conferences and motion hearings; (2) Reviewing requests for continuances; (3) Conducting interviews for orders of protection and harassment injunction and preparation of appropriate orders; (4) Reviewing search warrants; (5) Reviewing and signing summons, subpoenas, arrest warrants and other court orders; (6) Reviewing financial disclosure statements; (7) Reviewing and signing seized property releases; (8) Corresponding with non-local defendants for dispositions of cases by mail when appropriate; and (9) Performing legal research. Contact Tribal.Court@CRIT-NSN.GOV.

Deputy Attorney General. Parker, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the Tribal Government before all Federal, Tribal and State courts, administrative proceedings, tribunals, departments, agencies and committees of the Congress and the State Legislatures on behalf of the Tribe; (2) Advising and consulting with and giving legal assistance to the Tribal Council and its officers; and (3) Assisting in Tribal administrative matters upon request of the Tribal Council or its designated representative. Attorney General shall not be required to render legal services for, represent, or appear on behalf of, any member of the Tribe in that member’s individual capacity, nor shall Attorney General act in the capacity of tribal Public Defender. In the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the management, supervision and direction of the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Prosecutor. Interested candidates can apply here and submit their resumes to rloudbear@critdoj.com and crithr@crit-nsn.gov.

Casey Family Programs

Senior Director – Judicial and National Engagement (Attorney). Remote. The Senior Director of Judicial and National Engagement brings national expertise in key areas of access to justice, dependency court legal practice, and the development of partnerships and collaborations that will support judicial branch improvements and promote the social determinants of health and prevention. This position will promote effective practice strategies and support to national efforts to create communities of practice that advance judicial branch and national engagement strategies that will strengthen child, family and community well-being. The Senior Director brings national expertise in three key areas of Dependency Court work:  (1) judicial and attorney leadership; (2) high quality legal representation; and (3) working to strengthen the “front-door” of the court.  This position reports to the Managing Director of Judicial and National Engagement (JNE) and coordinates and provides consultation at a national level and in identified states to achieve Casey Family Programs’ mission and JNE’s strategic priorities.  The Senior Director coordinates and provides efforts to reduce the need for children to be reported to Child Protective Services or enter foster care by strengthening high quality legal representation for families, promoting preventive legal advocacy across the country, and promoting court reforms to narrow the front door of child welfare. Interested candidates should apply here by February 12th, 2022.

Muckleshoot Tribal Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecutor. Auburn, WA. Duties include: (1) Representing the Tribe in the areas of adults and juveniles committing criminal acts, civil prosecution of child abuse and neglect, Elder abuse and neglect cases, civil and criminal violations of traffic offenses, fish and wildlife offenses, exclusion matters, vicious dog offenses and other civil offenses occurring within the Tribal jurisdiction; (2) Representing the Tribe in ICW proceedings, drafting notices of intervention; (3) Presenting materials to the court; (4) Conducting interviews with witnesses and complainants; (5) Litigating bench and jury trials; (6) Reviewing cases for arraignments, pre-trial conferences, or probation violation hearings; (7) Responding to calls from victims, concerned family and friends, and service providers; (8) Presenting and explaining key policy issues regarding tribal justice and victimization; (9) Keeping abreast of new laws, cases and legal challenges that may affect pending or future case prosecution and advises tribal police of challenges; (10) Cooperating with tribal, state and federal officials in prevention and adjudication of cases while upholding tribal sovereignty; (11) Conducting research, writing documents, filing legal documents in the appropriate court, and presenting oral arguments in court; (12) Reviewing and evaluating Agency regulations, internal controls, and policies, and makes recommendations concerning same to Law and Order Committee and Tribal Council; and (13) Developing and improving the Tribe’s code of laws including code development. Please see the position description for further information.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi

Staff Attorney. Fulton, MI. Duties include: (1) Attend meetings of the Tribal Council, Committees, regulatory board/commissions and Membership meetings; (2) Researches and drafts resolutions, Tribal laws, regulations, and policies for Tribal Council approval; (3) Provides timely legal advice/counsel to, and draft legal opinions for, the Tribal Council and other subdivisions and instrumentalities of the Tribal government; (4) Prepares legal memoranda and conducts legal research as directed; (5) Develops and implements policies and procedures, and works with Department Leaders to create policies/procedures and compose resolutions for Tribal Council; (6) Represents NHBP in Tribal court, and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government; (7) Interprets 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) Manages 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) Maintains current, accurate and complete records as required by federal, state and all regulatory agencies. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates can apply here by February 11th, 2022.

California State University Los Angeles

Child Welfare Instructor. Los Angeles, CA. Duties include: (1) Develop an outreach program to underserved communities, particularly Native American/Alaska Native; (2) Recruit students with Native American/Alaska Native heritage; (3) Participate in and contribute to relevant community and interagency activities; (4) Create a social media presence for CalSWEC; (5) Provide outreach and support for graduates during their employment obligation period; (6) Work with CalSWEC Project Coordinator to interview and select students for the CalSWEC program; (7) Develop new CalSWEC internship sites, work closely with students needing placements and place students in field internships; (8) Assist in the development of a CalSWEC Specialized Seminar series and give presentations; and (9) Participate in School meetings and activities, participate in field education meetings and orientations. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply here.

Environmental Law Institute

Senior Manager for Foundations and Donor Relationships. Are you passionate about protecting the environment? Are you a skilled development professional with an expertise in cultivating relationships with foundations and individual donors? If you are up for the challenge of supporting our mission of fostering innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress, then the Environmental Law Institute needs you as our Senior Manager for Foundations and Donor Relationships.  As a part of ELI’s Development team, you will play a key role in our outreach to Foundations, donors, members of the ELI Board of Directors, and assisting with the annual Award Dinner. Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. Simply visit https://www.eli.org/employment to get started.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Northeast Regional (NYC). New York City, NY. Duties include: (1) Conducting legal and factual research and preparing memoranda on issues related to ongoing or potential new cases; (2) Reviewing and analyzing administrative records and technical documents; (3) Drafting motions, briefs, and other legal and factual documents in support of litigation; (4) Participating in proceedings before federal and state courts and agencies; (5) Working with clients and experts and learning how to handle press work; (6) Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references by January 16th, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Associate Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming (NYC | Washington DC). NYC, Washington DC. Duties include: (1) Working closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, and professional staff 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 work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals; (4) Representing Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts; (5) Developing skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media; and (6) Assisting with hiring and supervision of student law clerks. Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references by January 30th, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Antitrust Associate. San Francisco, CA. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP seeks a lateral attorney in San Francisco to join our thriving and collegial antitrust practice. Our diverse team of antitrust attorneys have successfully challenged cartels and monopolies in the pharmaceutical, high technology, electronic component, and medical industries on behalf of consumers, hospitals, local governments, and small businesses. Associates have lead roles in cases, investigating cases, consulting closely with clients, taking and defending depositions, writing and arguing motions and appeals, working with experts, participating in trials and mediations. For nearly fifty years, Lieff Cabraser has represented only plaintiffs in some of the highest-profile cases in the United States, recovering billions of dollars for our clients. We strive daily to achieve justice for our clients, and seek similar-minded attorneys to join our team. The ideal candidate will have well-developed written and oral advocacy skills. Resumes in confidence to: Lin Chan, Hiring Partner, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, 275 Battery St., 29th Fl, SF, CA 94111. Email: jobs@lchb.com. Interested candidates can apply here. Learn more at our website, www.lieffcabraser.com.

The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Associate Justice. Juneau. AK. The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is seeking qualified candidates to fill an Associate Justice position for the Tribe’s Supreme Court for a two-year term. Candidates will be rated by the Judiciary Committee as highly qualified, qualified, and not qualified to serve as Associate Justice to ensure the candidate can uphold the integrity and dignity of the Court. The Judiciary Committee may require a background check by a law enforcement agency. Interested candidates must submit a letter of intent to serve, copy of ID (for age verification purposes), three character references, and a Tribal Court Bar Admission application to the Judiciary Committee Chair by the close of business on March 21, 2022. Submit all documents to: Tlingit & Haida Judiciary Committee, c/o DonnaRae James, Chair, judiciarycommittee@ccthita-nsn.gov, Fax: 866.532.3558. Please see the position description for more information and for a copy of the application.

Job Announcements

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Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP Native Law Group

Senior Associate Attorney. Louisville, CO. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as representing clients in a professional and expedient manner; (2) Participating in business development functions (conferences, seminars, etc.) as requested to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business opportunities; (3) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials including hearings in tribal courts; (6) Drafting agreements and analyzing legal documents; and (7) Complying with all court, state bar and inter-office policies and procedures. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts to Erin Obray, Firm Administrator, eobray@nativelawgroup.com. The position is open until filled.

Summer 2022 Law Clerk PositionNative Law Group is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2022 Clerkships in both of our office locations: Louisville, Colorado and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Qualifications include: (1) Must have completed 2L year by Summer 2022; (2) Native American Law coursework completed by clerkship start date; (3) Excellent research abilities; and (4) Excellent written and oral communication skills. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, law school transcript, letter of recommendation, and references to Firm Administrator Erin Obray at eobray@nativelawgroup.com by the deadline of January 21st, 2022.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

ATNI Climate Fellow. The Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians is hiring for up to two Climate Fellows for (40 hrs / week for 10 months) through a partnership with SEI (Strategic Energy Innovations). Deadline to apply is January 4th, 2022. The ATNI Climate Fellow will conduct Tribal climate planning research and review regional GHG policy and other key climate vulnerability assessments. This may include, but is not limited to, outreach and collaboration across other member organizations to develop and share best practices, trainings, and other resources focused on climate and environmental justice issues. Additionally, the Fellow could work in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Tribal Climate Change Project. Apply for the position at this link: Climate Fellows.

Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison. This position is flexible within the Pacific Northwest with possible locations including the Portland, Spokane, and Seattle areas. Duties include: (1) Ensuring that NW CASC research is framed holistically and inclusively to encompass the themes of environmental sustainability, traditional knowledge, exposure of indigenous peoples to the impacts of climate change, adaptation, and interpretation of locally relevant research findings; (2) Assisting the Senior Tribal Liaison in the translation and communication of NW CASC science to tribal officials and resource managers based on the relationship of trust among tribal nations and with the tribal citizens; (3) Working with tribal education programs; (4) Preparing and reviewing reports, proposals, correspondence, and other documents; (5) Coordinating and organizing the planning, logistics, accounting, and programmatic activities for tribal related trainings, workshops, conferences, etc.; (5) Preparing reports and tracking NW CASC tribal related activities and corresponding metrics; (6) Conducting outreach to tribal communities; (7) Providing climate adaptation planning support to tribal governments and community climate
resilience stakeholders; (8) Assisting with the management of ATNI’s internship programs; and (9) Maintaining a website for outreach and coordination of activities with NW CASC and tribal communities. Please see the position description for more information and for submission requirements. Applications are due by January 6th, 2022.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Tribal Staff Attorney. Manistee, MI. The Tribal Staff Attorney is a member of the Tribe’s unified Legal Department.  The principal duty of the Tribal Staff Attorney is to provide in-house legal services to the Tribe.  The duties and obligations of the Tribal Staff Attorney are primarily governed by the Tribe’s Unified Legal Department Act of 2015. Please contact aliciaknapp@lrboi-nsn.gov for application or questions about the position. The position is open until filled.

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 custoy 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.

Supreme Court Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position analyzes supreme court cases; conducts legal research; drafts opinions and orders; and provides legal advice related to appellate cases, petitions, notices and other documents filed with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position closes December 30, 2021.

Staff Attorney, Chinle 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 Attorney, Kayenta 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 Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.  

Lochen Law Offices

Contract Hourly Attorney. Hartland, WI. The Attorney will assist with legal research and writing, litigation in various jurisdictions, and more. Examples of projects and responsibilities: Tribal economic development projects; drafting/reviewing corporate bylaws, resolutions and ordinances, and related matters; researching and drafting policies and procedures for various Tribal governmental departments; researching and drafting research memos on tax issues, jurisdictional questions, and other matters that focus on representation of Indian tribes and Tribal entities. Other subject matter may include Tribal employment law, Tribal lending questions, and more. The Attorney will also perform other duties inherent to the position of Attorney as requested. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to: Eric Lochen, Managing Partner, at eric@lochenlaw.com.

Law Clerk. Hartland, WI. The law clerk will assist with and be exposed to legal research and writing, litigation in various jurisdictions, and more. Examples of projects and responsibilities: Tribal economic development projects; drafting/reviewing corporate bylaws, resolutions and ordinances, and related matters; researching and drafting policies and procedures for various Tribal governmental departments; researching and drafting research memos on tax issues, jurisdictional questions, and other matters that focus on representation of Indian tribes and Tribal entities. Other subject matter may include Tribal employment law, Tribal lending questions, and more. The law clerk will also perform other duties inherent to the position of law clerk, including basic administrative tasks, and other duties as requested. The ideal candidate would be well-versed and particularly interested in Tribal and federal Indian law as well as corporate structuring of businesses and contract law. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to: Eric Lochen, Managing Partner, at eric@lochenlaw.com.

The Cahuilla Band of Indians

Tribal Court Administrator/Court Clerk. Anza, CA. Main Duties: The Cahuilla Band of Indians is seeking a tribal court administrator/court clerk to manage and operate the tribal court in the following areas of court administration: court office management, case management, financial management, human resources management, community relations, court safety, court building management, court performance, and court advancement. Under the tribal administrator and judicial direction, the court administrator may be responsible for performing other related job duties. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

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). Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents 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. The Attorney works directly and indirectly on settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights, including the implementation of successful settlements. The Attorney works 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. The attorney provides legal work, legal research, and prepares legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and other documents necessary for litigation and settlement purposes and to effectuate implementation of settlements. Work will include 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks 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.  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 filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Attorney General. Pine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Being the Law Enforcement Officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (2) Prosecuting and representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe in all major criminal and civil cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office, including cases that involve public officials (3) Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office; (4) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and committees of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council on revisions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code and Court Rules; (5) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in legal disputes with the Federal Government, State Government, and other entities or individuals; (6) Advising Tribal Police Officers on all legal matters; (7) Issuing directive(s) to the Chief of Police to conduct criminal investigations and directive(s) regarding law-enforcement procedures to the Chief of Police to protect the Civil Rights of Tribal Members; (8) Upholding the integrity and independence of the Tribal Court, and the OST Constitution and By-Laws; and (9) Requesting a report from the United States Attorney Office containing aggregate data on the cases in which the United States Office has declined prosecutor and the reason for the federal declinations.

Update for the week of 12/20/2021: Job Announcements

Due to the upcoming holidays, this week’s job announcements are being posted this Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021. If you would like your listings included this week, please submit them by 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021.

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Job Announcements

New York University Arts and Sciences — Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

Junior Faculty PositionNative American Studies. New York, NY. The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for a junior ranked search in the field of Native American Studies. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research relates to urban indigeneity, Critical Indigenous Theory, settler colonialism, literature, Indigenous resurgence and governance, Queer Studies, Indigenous pedagogies, environmental studies, and/or language revitalization. We encourage applications from scholars who work in collaboration with First Nations or Native American nations and whose research engages with Indigenous communities. Please see the position description for more information. The search committee will begin their review of applications on November 1st, 2021. Please apply here.

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Staff AttorneySeattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Participating in ACLU-WA’s race equity work; (2) Investigating, filing, and litigating through trial civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts; (3) Maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys and a senior staff attorney, as well
as helping to supervise interns and fellows in the department; (4) Engaging in advocacy, coordinating with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, providing legal analysis; (5) Representing the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others; and (6) Traveling, as well as some working on nights and weekends, may be necessary. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to “Hiring Team” at Jobs@acluwa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and the position for which you would like to be considered, Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until November 12th, 2021, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.acluwa.org/careers.

Director, Policy Advocacy Group. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Participating in ACLU-WA’s race equity work; (2) Ensuring that the policy work of the ACLU-WA is strategic, collaborative, consistent with ACLU policy, and undertaken in conformity with ACLU-WA race equity values and practices; (3) Supporting and supervising staff and developing long and short-term individual work plans and goals; (4) Recruiting and mentoring of PAG interns and volunteers; (5) Coordinating work and ensuring success of cross-departmental campaigns; and (6) Identifying priority issues, doing the primary research, and being the advocate or spokesperson as appropriate. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to “Hiring Team” at Jobs@acluwa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and Director, Policy Advocacy Group. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will
be accepted until November 17, 2021, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers.

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Environmental Protection Policy Analyst II. Olympia, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing policy analysis, technical support and coordination on emerging habitat issues for Commission and member tribes; and (2) Advancing habitat protection and restoration objectives necessary to the protection of tribal treaty rights and resources. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Wendy Bowman, HR, wbowman@nwifc.org by November 12th, 2021.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Environmental Attorney. Santa Fe, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing legal advice and counsel on a wide range of environmental compliance, litigation and related matters; (2) Reporting to the Associate General Counsel for Environment, Safety and Health in the Laboratory’s Office of General Counsel (OGC); (3) Resolving complex environmental issues in creative and effective ways; and (4) Advocating for and/or negotiating legal positions on significant matters. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by December 1st, 2021, and submit a cover letter and writing sample along with application materials.

Earthjustice

Spring 2022 Legal Externship – International Program. San Francisco, CA. Duties include: (1) Wielding the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; (2) Preserving magnificent places and wildlife; (3) Advance clean energy; and (4) Combat climate change. Please see the position description for more information and for a list of application materials.

Managing Attorney. Northern Rockies, MT. Duties include: (1) Overseeing the office and providing leadership for their growing teams currently comprised of attorneys and professional staff; (2) Developing and implementing regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans and programmatic and litigation priorities; and (3) Taking on cases with national scope or addressing programmatic priorities outside of the region. It is important to note that the organization is open to candidates who do not have a focus in Environmental law; Earthjustice is excited to consider attorneys who are familiar with Tribal Law or other impact litigation. Please see the position description for more information. Please email interest to jmartinez@thinkingahead.com.

Grand Canyon Trust Field Attorney. Colorado Plateau. Duties include: (1) Surveying the wild places you’re fighting for; (2) Navigating through tamarisk and government-agency offices, from Ogden to Kanab, and Flagstaff to Moab; (3) Learning from Native leaders; (4) Studying the plans and projects that may harm the places we advocate for; and (5) Writing comments on those proposals, to represent the Grand Canyon Trust in administrative proceedings, to drop pithy quotes for the papers, and to otherwise press our case for the Colorado Plateau. Please see the position description for more information. Please email interest to jmartinez@thinkingahead.com.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

Associate Tribal Attorney. Cass Lake, MN. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Legal Director with analysis of ongoing cases and legal issues in a broad range of subject areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; (2) Preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, ordinances and Resolutions; and (3) Representing the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in tribal, State and Federal Court. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled and the application materials can be found on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe website at https://www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Request for Qualifications — Policy Analyst. Humboldt County, CA. Duties include: (1) Determining program requirements and producing recommendations regarding policies, processes, and form development; (2) Drafting new or revised policies and procedures; and (3) Preparing and presenting reports and recommendations. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit proposals to Lisa Rose Sanderson, Victims of Crime Program Director, Hoopacourt.advocatedirector@gmail.com by November 10th, 2021.

Request for Qualifications — Education Outreach Coordinator. Humboldt County, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing the public and service providers with information about the services offered to victims of crime; (2) In collaboration with Program Director, developing Victims of Crime Program multimedia strategic plan; (3) Developing and designing original content for outreach, social media, and communications; (4) Assisting program Civil Legal Assistant and Program Director in designing content for Tribal Court self-help kiosk for the public to access; (5) Building Victims of Crime content calendar; and (6) Implementing and promoting data collection instruments to community. Please see the description for more information. Interested candidates should submit proposals to Lisa Rose Sanderson, Victims of Crime Program Director, Hoopacourt.advocatedirector@gmail.com by November 10th, 2021.

Associate Tribal Attorney. Hoopa, CA. Duties include: (1) Reviewing and negotiating contracts and government grants; (2) Researching and drafting tribal ordinances; (3) Advising the Tribal Council and Chairman; (4) Coordinating litigations and investigations; and (5) Handling employment matters.  We are open to applicants with a broad range of professional backgrounds. Please see the position description for more details. Please see the detailed minimum qualifications here. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and writing sample to Leah Offins, HR Coordinator at l.offins@hoopainsurance.com. The application form can be accessed here and the Hoopa Valley employment site here. The position is open until filled.  

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney. Port Angeles, WA. Duties include: (1) Advising and representing the Tribe, its officers, and entities including in tribal, federal, and state courts, administrative tribunals, and before federal and state legislative bodies and agencies; (2) Drafting ordinances, regulations, and policies; and (3) Negotiating and reviewing intergovernmental agreements, contracts,
and commercial transactions. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, at least three professional references, and a legal writing sample to OTA’s Paralegal at anne.ronan@elwha.org by November 15th, 2021 to ensure priority consideration. Applications submitted after that date may also be considered. Position open until filled. 

Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area (NBSCRA) Tribal Coalition — Native American Rights Fund

NBSCRA Manager. Alaska. Duties include: (1) Assisting the NBSCRA Tribal Advisory Council in the creation of the TAC’s processes and procedures; (2) Supporting and advancing the priorities of the TAC; and (3) Ensuring coordination between the TAC and federally recognized Tribes from the region, the Bering Sea Federal Task Force, and other governmental agencies or federal entities that have responsibilities in the region. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to dougherty@narf.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Table Mountain Rancheria

In-House Counsel. Friant, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing legal services in all areas of Federal Indian Law; (2) Preparing, submitting and processing fee-to-trust applications on behalf of the Table Mountain Rancheria; (2) Researching and drafting contracts and tribal ordinances; (3) Advising the Tribal Council and the Tribal Chairperson; and (4) Providing legal advice and guidance to the various tribal departments and entities of Table Mountain Rancheria. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Matt Stanley, Senior Director of Human Resources (mstanley@tmr.org) and Dan Casas, Senior Legal Counsel (dcasas@tmr.org). All questions should be directed to Matt Stanley at (559) 822-2813.

Hobb Straus

Associate Attorney. Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include: (1) Legal representation of Tribes and Tribal organizations. (2) Promoting and defending tribal rights. (3) Ability to participate in a highly-collaborative environment. (4) Familiarity with tribal communities and cultures and a commitment to tribal representation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com. This position is open until filled. 

Pechanga Indian Reservation

Chief JudgeTemecula, CA. Duties include: (1) Supporting and defending the sovereignty and Constitution and Bylaws of the Pechanga Band, its traditions, customs, and Tribal laws. (2) Exercising considerable independent judgement in managing the docket of the Tribal court, ruling on motions and adjudicatory cases, conducting hearings, and deciding cases in a fair and impartial manner. (3) Providing a tribal forum to resolve legal issues involving child welfare matters; child custody and child support; guardianship and adoption of minors; child welfare issues involving domestic violence, facts of birth and emancipation matters; business leases; employment matters; eminent domain; appeals from the Trust Review Board; cases arising from the Tribal Tax Code; disputes arising from the Pechanga Band Member Health Program; and any other subject matter as directed by the General Membership. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of intent to HR@pechanga-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled.

California Tribal Families Coalition

2022 Summer Law Clerk. Candidates are preferably rising 3Ls, however, 2Ls with relevant experience prior to or while in law school will be considered. CTFC provides an opportunity for summer law clerks with demonstrated interest in Indian law and/or social welfare law and policy. It is helpful if candidates have completed advanced research, writing, and a clinical placement. Primarily remote, but may include an opportunity to meet in-person in Northern California. Projects will vary. Past projects have included drafting state court briefs, research and writing an opposition to appellate case de-publication, developing training materials on state law, and drafting legal and policy strategy for legislation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of two references to clerkapp@caltribalfamilies.org. Letters of recommendation are optional. All interviews will be conducted remotely. Deadline to apply is November 5th, 2021.

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State of Michigan Office of the Governor

Deputy Legal Counsel. Lansing, MI. Duties include: (1) Advising on major litigation facing the Governor and the State of
Michigan, working with the Department of Attorney General; (2) Reviewing and analyzing legislation, including both policy and
appropriations bills; (3) Drafting executive orders and executive directives; (4) Providing counsel on emergency management issues; (5) Reviewing policy initiatives and helping craft administrative solutions; (6) Participating in the judicial appointment process and reviewing non-judicial appointments; (7) Reviewing public communications from the Executive Office of the Governor; and (8) Addressing matters that may arise with Michigan’s 12 federally recognized tribes and strengthening those relationships. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, a copy of your law school transcripts (if graduated 2014 or after), and a writing sample. Send by email to: Rachel Teegardin, Executive Assistant, teegardinr1@michigan.gov. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline has been extended to October 31st, 2021.

The Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Judge. Mescalero, NM. Duties include: (1) Adhering to the Tribal Code, presiding over, hearing and determining all types of cases filed in the Tribal Court, including but not limited to: criminal, traffic, civil (e.g. domestic relations, probate, repossession, breach of contract, personal injury), juvenile, and child welfare cases (e.g. neglect, dependency, delinquency, truancy); (2) Working with the Court Administrator in the development of a Court budget and maintenance of the case docket; and (3) Supervising 2-3 Associate Tribal Judges. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a resume with copy of CIB to Human Resources, Mescalero Apache Tribe, via 1) first class mail at P.O. Box 227, Mescalero, NM 88340; 2) facsimile at (575) 464-9292; or 3) via website at www.mescaleroapachetribe.com, e-mail to Human Resources staff listed. Please email agandara-diaz@mescaleroapachetribe.com or ncervantes@mescaleroapachetribe.com with any questions. Position is open until filled.

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Staff Attorney. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Participating in ACLU-WA’s race equity work; (2) Investigating, filing, and litigating through trial civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts; (3) Maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys and a senior staff attorney, as well
as helping to supervise interns and fellows in the department; (4) Engaging in advocacy, coordinating with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, providing legal analysis; (5) Representing the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others; and (6) Traveling, as well as some working on nights and weekends, may be necessary. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to “Hiring Team” at Jobs@acluwa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and the position for which you would like to be considered, Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until November 12th, 2021, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.acluwa.org/careers.

American Civil Liberties Union of Montana

Development Associate. Montana. Duties include: (1) Data oversight and analysis; (2) Managing database to ensure data integrity and accurate records; (3) Prepare reports that use data to evaluate development progress; (4) Portfolio Management; and (5) Administration of donor stewardship. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit (in pdf format) a letter of interest (see position description for specifics) and resume to jobs@aclumontana.org by November 15th, 2021.

California Indian Legal Services

Legal Administrative Assistant. Eureka, CA. Duties include: (1) Answering and directing incoming calls including intake screening and providing telephone referrals to clients; (2) Creating, maintaining and organizing case and correspondence files; (3) Assisting CILS clients, tribal members, tribal officials, outside counsel or other CILS visitors; (4) Reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; (5) Preparing attorneys for meetings and court by providing meeting packets, travel arrangements and directions; (6) Scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; (7) Monitoring evidence gathering, anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements; (8) Being willing to learn, interpret and apply a variety of tribal and state laws, rules, or procedures as directed by staff attorneys. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, and references to Patricia De La Cruz-Lynas, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services via e-mail EUR-hiring@calindian.org.

Staff Attorney. Eureka, CA. Duties include: (1) Working collaboratively with other staff to provide exceptional legal services in all areas of Federal Indian law; (2) Providing legal services on issues of jurisdiction, tax, estate planning, trust assets, environmental law, natural resource development, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); (3) Counseling and servicing low income Indian individuals; (4) State and federal court litigation; (5) Developing and implementing constitutions, codes, and policies for tribal clients; (6) Developing and maintaining effective relationships with tribes and Indian organizations in the service territory, including all funding sources, and ensuring that the office pursues and secures meaningful opportunities to work with tribes, Indian organizations and Indian individuals throughout the service territory; and (6) Collaborating with Directing Attorneys and the Executive Director for the purpose of legal work management that includes staff attorney mentoring and supervision, assistance and administration of local legal work management systems, and grant and special project development and implementation, as directed by the Directing Attorney or the Executive Director. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Patricia De La Cruz-Lynas, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services, Re: Eureka Staff Attorney, 609 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025. E-mail EUR-hiring@calindian.org. Position is open until filled.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney. Hoopa, CA. Duties include: (1) Reviewing and negotiating contracts and government grants; (2) Researching and drafting tribal ordinances; (3) Advising the Tribal Council and Chairman; (4) Coordinating litigations and investigations; and (5) Handling employment matters.  We are open to applicants with a broad range of professional backgrounds. Please see the position description for more details. Please see the detailed minimum qualifications here. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and writing sample to Leah Offins, HR Coordinator at l.offins@hoopainsurance.com. The application form can be accessed here and the Hoopa Valley employment site here. The position is open until filled.  

Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area (NBSCRA) Tribal Coalition — Native American Rights Fund

NBSCRA Manager. Alaska. Duties include: (1) Assisting the NBSCRA Tribal Advisory Council in the creation of the TAC’s processes and procedures; (2) Supporting and advancing the priorities of the TAC; and (3) Ensuring coordination between the TAC and federally recognized Tribes from the region, the Bering Sea Federal Task Force, and other governmental agencies or federal entities that have responsibilities in the region. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to dougherty@narf.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe

Justice and Chief Justice. Pine Ridge, SD. Two Alternate Positions is being advertised for the OSN Supreme Court to fill the term of office per recommendation by the OST Law and Order Committee of The Oglala Sioux Tribe. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume w/pertinent documents of degree & etc., a complete background check w/ the OST Human Resource Department; and a negative drug test to StacyTL@oglala.org. Please see the position description for more information.

Marijuana Commissioner and Alternate. Pine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Obtaining the latest training on marijuana laws and scientific and commercial developments; (2) Developing standards for the marketing of marijuana within the territory of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (3) Maintaining a formal record of all persons which have applied for and/or received any type of marijuana license under this Ordinance; (4) Developing and implementing a procedure for ensuring that all marijuana related licenses are granted on an impartial basis in the best interest of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and in compliance with applicable tribal law; (5) Providing a quarterly report to the Tribal Council or such Tribal committee; (6) Implementing a working relationship with tribal, state and federal law enforcement and the tribal business license and the TERO programs, as well as with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior and all other federal regulators and enforcement arms involved with the enforcement arms of federal and tribal narcotics laws. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (please see the position description for specifics) to Stacytl@oglala.org.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Law Clerks. A total of three clerks will be hired: either three Term Law Clerks or one Career Law Clerk and two Term Law Clerks. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Working closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court, (2) Conducting research and preparing drafts of opinions and orders; (3) Working on various long-term projects, being involved in courtroom proceedings, and assisting in the development of a judicial extern program; and (4) Assisting in running chambers, and will assist in oversight for externs. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, response to the statement of qualifications (see position description), three references, a writing sample, and a completed AO78 application for employment via email (Word or .pdf format) to: seattle_personnel@wawd.uscourts.gov.

Rosette, LLP

Associate Attorney. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to clients and representing clients in a professional manner; (2) Participating in business development functions (trade shows, seminars, etc.); (3) Applying knowledge of business issues, legal procedures, cases, statutes, and other regulatory authority to effectively counsel clients; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of state, federal and tribal litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials; and (6) Drafting tribal codes, regulations, agreements, analyzing and reviewing legal documents. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, certificate of good standing from State Bar, and a writing sample to nhendricks@rosettelaw.com by November 18th, 2021.

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation

Prosecutor of the Ute Tribal Court. Fort Duchesne, UT. Duties include: (1) Exercising independent discretion in the prosecution of adult criminal offenses, juvenile delinquent or status offenses, and civil prosecution of child neglect, traffic offenses, fish and wildlife offenses, exclusion matters, and other civil offenses occurring within tribal jurisdiction; (2) Advising the Tribal Police in investigation, evaluating evidence, case preparation and preparation of legal pleadings including subpoenas, search warrants, and arrest warrants; (3) Advising and assisting the Tribal Police, Family Services, and other tribal agencies and programs as necessary in matters implicating tribal justice on the Reservation; (4) Responding to calls from victims, concerned parties, and service providers; (5) Appearing and arguing cases in the Tribal Court at all stages of proceedings, including pre-trial, trial, post-trial, and appeal; (6) Drafting legal documents; and (7) Assisting in improving the Tribe’s justice system, including development of codes and court rules, participation in meetings and trainings, and preparation and implementation of grants. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should complete a Tribal Application Form. Applicants should mail a completed Tribal Application Form, cover letter, and resume to Ute Indian Tribe, ATTN: Human Resources, RE: Prosecutor, P.O. Box 190, Fort Duchesne, UT 84026. For questions or concerns, contact our office at (435) 725-4009. 

Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC

Spring Intern and Summer Associate. Remote or in Richmond, VA. These positions will support the firm’s historic preservation and American Indian law practices, which focus primarily on advocacy, administrative/regulatory matters, governance, and alternative dispute resolution. Please see the position description for more information. Interested 2L and 3L candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@culturalheritagepartners.com by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, November 19, 2021. The cover letter should specify if you are interested in the spring internship, the summer associate position, or both.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Tribal Prosecutor. Harbor Springs, MI. Duties include: (1) Independently prosecuting criminal, juvenile, and
other cases in tribal court and handling Indian child welfare cases in state court; (2) Providing advice and preparing
formal legal documents on a wide range of problems dealing with complaints and citations filed in Tribal
Court; (3) Interviewing conservation enforcement officers, law enforcement officers, and individuals; (4) Gathering and analyzing evidence in cases; and (5) Preparing and presenting evidence in Court. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should send all correspondence to TribalChair@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

AmeriCorps Attorney/Paralegal for a Medical-Legal Partnership Program. Traverse City, MI. Duties include: (1) Providing direct legal help to low-income patients at Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Health Services and Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Health Clinic; (2) Providing periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities and consulting with medical providers; and (3) Recruiting and assisting in the training of new volunteers. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply online at MyAmeriCorps.gov.

Earthjustice

Deputy Managing Attorney – Coal Program. Learn more about the Coal Program here. Chicago, IL or Philadelphia, PA. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director in developing program direction and strategy; (2) Serving as direct supervisor of up to seven attorneys and professional staff; (3) Developing and leading the Program’s environmental, regulatory, and administrative work; (4) Working with the Program’s leadership to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates; (5) Developing and litigating cases under state and federal environmental laws; (6) Working with Legal Practice staff and Regional office staff to implement internal operational policies and procedures; and (7) Assisting direct reports in career advancement by identifying and encouraging appropriate training and professional development opportunities, and creating a development plan with each direct report. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply via Jobvite and submit a resume, 1-2 page cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references. Position is open until filled.

Our Associate program seeks multiple Attorneys to join our team of lawyers and advocates in January 2022.

Associate Attorney – California Regional (San Francisco)

Associate Attorney – Clean Energy Program (Philadelphia | San Francisco | Washington, DC)

Associate Attorney – Coal Program (Chicago | Philadelphia)

Associate Attorney – Florida Regional (Miami)

Associate Attorney – Fossil Fuels Program (Chicago | New Orleans}

Associate Attorney – Midwest Regional (Chicago)

Associate Attorney – Northeast Regional (New York)

Seasoned Litigators:

Senior Attorney — Rocky Mountain Regional (Denver)

Senior Attorney —  Alaska (Juneau | Anchorage | Remote in Alaska)

Litigation Management:

Deputy Managing Attorney – Coal Program (Chicago | Philadelphia)

Managing Attorney – Gulf Regional Office (Houston)

Managing Attorney – Northern Rockies (Bozeman)

Center for Court Innovation

Senior Program Manager – Technical Assistance. New York, NY or remote. Duties include: (1) Developing a broad range of subject matter expertise around tribal justice projects and community justice projects, including but not limited to, healing to wellness courts and treatment courts, strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile Justice, corrections and reentry, tribal-state relationships, risk-need responsivity tools, and other problem-solving initiatives; (2) Assisting with grant proposals; (3) Giving presentations at national conferences and training events; (4) Helping lead the planning and coordination of roundtables and national training events; (5) Leading the writing of publications, including monographs, fact sheets, toolkits, and other products; and (6) Engaging in projects that support research development for tribal justice system. Please see the position description for more information. See the job posting here. Interested applicants should apply by October 29th, 2021.

Federal Public Defender – District of New Mexico

Research and Writing Attorney. Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing advanced research and writing services to staff attorneys on trial and appellate cases; (2) Performing computer assisted legal research; (3) Aiding in the development of legal strategies, writes briefs, motions, petitions for certiorari, and legal memoranda for review by the Defender and staff attorneys; and (4) Examining, analyzing, and researching records and issues, performing legal research and preparing legal documents, assisting Assistant Federal Defender staff with all aspects of case preparation, training, continuing legal education and supervision of
legal interns as appropriate. The Research and Writing Attorney does not ordinarily make court appearances,
but can sign briefs with the trial attorney if admitted to the 10th Circuit. Interested candidates should submit, in one pdf document, a statement of interest, detailed resume, and three references to Margaret Katze, Federal Public Defender, FDNM-HR@fd.org by November 19th, 2021. Please reference 2022-03 in the subject line.

Navajo Nation

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.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) 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; (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.  Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) 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)Implementing management information systems; (4) Installing and maintaining servers on local area networks; performs network device configurations, workstation set ups and assigns nodes or network address definitions; (5) Performing diagnostic and problem resolution with staff; participates in formulation of integrated support plans for multiple local are network; Maintains 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 Candidate, Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, the Attorney General, or the Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation divisions, departments, and offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues; (2) Preparing and presenting civil cases in tribal, municipal, state, federal courts and administrative bodies; (3) Providing advice to and preparing advisory opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; (4) Conducting legal research, preparing briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; and (5) 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.

Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs; (2) Administering short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor; (3) Coordinating and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.; and (4) Adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives. This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Legal Secretary, Office of the Prosecutor. Dilkon, AZ. Duties include: (1) Finalizing prosecutor’s draft legal correspondence, forms, documents, and/or reports; transcribes hearings, depositions, and meetings for use by the prosecutors/attorneys or as court exhibits; (2) Opening new cases, collecting and compiling statistical information for special and periodic reports; (3) Greeting the public, answering telephone calls, routing calls and taking messages; (4) Preparing work orders, supply requisitions, travel documents, and
related financial documents within established limits and procedures; and (5) Maintaining court hearing dockets and court schedule for calendaring. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Attorney, Office of the Prosecutor. Ramah, NM. Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor. Duties include: (1) Providing and assisting several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government; (2) Will attend arraignments, trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; (3) Preparing all required legal documents, determining nature of the criminal offense, and establishing case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses; (4) Providing legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; and (5) Preparing and obtaining search warrants as necessary, conducting follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducting legal research, reviewing criminal complaints, interviewing witnesses, and other legal matters. 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. Kayenta, 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 of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Preparing oral arguments, gathering facts and data; (4) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; (5) Identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; and (5) Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks 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.

Hobb Straus Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney. Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include: (1) Legal representation of Tribes and Tribal organizations. (2) Promoting and defending tribal rights. (3) Ability to participate in a highly-collaborative environment. (4) Familiarity with tribal communities and cultures and a commitment to tribal representation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com. This position is open until filled. 

Pechanga Indian Reservation

Chief JudgeTemecula, CA. Duties include: (1) Supporting and defending the sovereignty and Constitution and Bylaws of the Pechanga Band, its traditions, customs, and Tribal laws. (2) Exercising considerable independent judgement in managing the docket of the Tribal court, ruling on motions and adjudicatory cases, conducting hearings, and deciding cases in a fair and impartial manner. (3) Providing a tribal forum to resolve legal issues involving child welfare matters; child custody and child support; guardianship and adoption of minors; child welfare issues involving domestic violence, facts of birth and emancipation matters; business leases; employment matters; eminent domain; appeals from the Trust Review Board; cases arising from the Tribal Tax Code; disputes arising from the Pechanga Band Member Health Program; and any other subject matter as directed by the General Membership. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of intent to HR@pechanga-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled.

The Catawba Nation Legal Department

3L Spring 2022 Legal Internship. Applicants will assist the Nation’s Legal Department by researching pertinent issues, attending meetings, and drafting ordinances, memoranda, and policies. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, applicants will be asked to work remotely. Please see the position description for more information and for a list of requirements. Interested candidates must be a 3L and should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and law school transcript to Deputy Tribal Attorney Lydia Locklear (Lydia.locklear@catawba.com) by November 30th, 2021.

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Hobb Straus Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney. Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include: (1) Legal representation of Tribes and Tribal organizations; (2) Promoting and defending tribal rights; (3) Ability to participate in a highly-collaborative environment; and (4) Familiarity with tribal communities and cultures and a commitment to tribal representation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com. This position is open until filled. 

Sonosky Chambers

Summer 2022 – Incoming 2L Student Associate. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP 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. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Mary Pavel, Partner at mpavel@sonosky.com and also copy kwray@sonosky.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 8th, 2021.

Echo Hawk & Olsen

Associate Attorney – interested in Business Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law and who is enthusiastic about Indian law. Pocatello, ID. Duties include: (1) Drafting tribal codes, business contracts, policy & procedures, regulations & other critical documents; (2) Communicating legal developments clearly and effectively verbally as well as in writing; and (3) Attention to detail, ability to effectively manage time, work in an organized and detailed manner to meet tight deadlines, keep accurate records, and produce desired results. Please see the position description for more information. Please submit cover letter, resume, references, writing sample and salary requirements to reception@echohawk.com.

University of Idaho

Assistant Dean of Admissions, Moscow, ID or Boise, ID. The Assistant Dean will: (1) Report directly to the Dean of the College of Law and serve as a member of the senior leadership team. (2) Recruit for the College’s Native American Law Program, which enjoys significant support from the faculty and administration, as demonstrated by the development of our recent Tribal Homelands Scholarship. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

California Tribal Families Coalition

2022 Summer Law Clerk. Candidates are preferably rising 3Ls, however, 2Ls with relevant experience prior to or while in law school will be considered. CTFC provides an opportunity for summer law clerks with demonstrated interest in Indian law and/or social welfare law and policy. It is helpful if candidates have completed advanced research, writing, and a clinical placement. Primarily remote, but may include an opportunity to meet in-person in Northern California. Projects will vary. Past projects have included drafting state court briefs, research and writing an opposition to appellate case de-publication, developing training materials on state law, and drafting legal and policy strategy for legislation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of two references to clerkapp@caltribalfamilies.org. Letters of recommendation are optional. All interviews will be conducted remotely. Deadline to apply is November 5th, 2021.

Southern Ute Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Request for Proposals – Special Prosecutor. Ignacio, CO. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is requesting contract proposals from attorneys or law firms to serve as Special Prosecutor for the Tribe. For full RFP email jrivera@southernute-nsn.gov or call 970-563-2141. Proposals due October 8th at 5 pm MST.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

In-House Attorney. Banning, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing on-site legal advice to the Tribal Council and various Tribal government and commercial entities regarding a wide variety of matters, including gaming related matters; (2) Attending frequent meetings of the Tribal Council and periodic meetings of the Tribe’s General Membership; (3) Drafting Tribal Ordinances, policies and procedures; (4) Negotiating and documenting commercial transactions; (5) Drafting formational documents of Tribal commercial entities; (6) Negotiating, writing and reviewing various types of contracts, including leases, permits, purchase agreements, development agreements and intergovernmental agreements; (7) and coordinating and working with the Tribe’s outside General Counsel and special counsel. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. Interested applicants can submit their resume and letter of interest by email to resumes@morongo-nsn.gov. Fill out an employment application here.

Tribal Court Clerk. Banning, CA. Under the direction of the Tribal Court Judge and the general direction of the Tribal Operations Administrator, the Tribal Court Clerk will perform varied duties including but not limited to preparing for and managing the functions of the Tribal Court and performing administrative duties related to the Tribal Court. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should contact the Tribal Administration and Enterprises Human Resources at 951-755-5184. The position is open until filled. 

Healing Wellness Court Coordinator. Banning, CA. Duties include: (1) Facilitating planning, development and implementation for the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court program; (2) Providing court intervention and early access to therapeutic and treatment services to youth that have entered into the criminal justice system and who may be dealing with issues involving alcohol and/or drug use; (3) In conjunction with Court staff, the Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator is responsible for forming, coordinating, and staffing a multi-disciplinary advisory team; (4) Drafting program policy and procedures to screen and determine eligibility of participants; and (5) Producing deliverables required by the grant and funder (Department of Justice) in a timely fashion. Interested candidates should contact the Tribal Administration and Enterprises Human Resources at 951-755-5184. The position is open until filled. 

Gun Lake Tribe

General Counsel. Shelbyville, MI. Duties include: (1) Providing legal counsel and legal representation to the Gun Lake Tribal Council and departments of the Gun Lake Tribal Government; (2) Advising governmental departments and subordinate entities regarding legal rights, practices and allocation of legal resources; (3) Overseeing the Gun Lake Tribe’s Legal Department, providing oversight, coordinating the activities of retained outside counsel and managing all contracting including monitoring legal costs and issues; and (4) Acting as the Chief Litigator for the Band. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. Interested applicants should register and apply here.

Foster Garvey PC

Indian Law Attorney. The position may be Associate, Principal, or Of Counsel, as appropriate. Seattle, WA (preferred), Spokane, WA, or Portland, OR. Remote work arrangements may be considered. Duties include: (1) Tribal treaty litigation; (2) Working with tribal clients on a broad range of tribal governance and economic development matters; (3) Developing experience in the attorney’s areas of particular interest; and (4) Representing tribes and tribal entities. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, recent writing sample, and list of at least three professional references via the firm’s Careers Portal.

The Wilderness Society

Government Relations / Communications Specialist to the President. Washington, D.C. Duties include: (1) Overseeing the efficient operations of TWS’ legislative advocacy work; (2) Ensuring effective coordination of the Government Relations team internally and across the organization; (3) Supporting priority campaigns by managing special projects; (4) Developing written advocacy materials, and directly engaging congressional offices; (5) Preparing the President for meetings with Members of Congress, the Administration, and other decision makers. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply by October 17th.

Native American Rights Fund

Law Librarian. Boulder, CO. Duties include: (1) Providing general library services that support the mission of the National Indian Law Library (NILL); (2) Supporting the legal work of NARF and the Indian law information needs of the general public. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Anne Lucke, Library Director, Native American Rights Fund, nill@narf.org. Open until filled with preference given to applications received by October 8th, 2021. See our website for full position description and qualifications: https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/

Alaska Fellow. Anchorage, AK. Duties include: (1) Working with NARF Staff Attorneys and NARF clients in all aspects of complex impact litigation before tribal, state, and federal courts, including factual and legal research, discovery, motion practice, trials, appeals, and amicus briefs; (2) Identifying and researching tribal sovereignty issues, and writing demand letters, legal memoranda, and advocacy letters; (3) Representing NARF and NARF clients before various community and stakeholder groups; (4) Representing NARF clients before federal and state agencies and in regulatory proceedings; (5) Building and leading coalitions with diverse stakeholders and working in partnership with other organizations. Position is for two years only and is not a guarantee of full-time NARF employment after the end of the fellowship. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should apply here by October 13th, 2021.

Gila River Indian Community Office of General Counsel

Assistant General Counsel. Sacaton, AZ. Duties include: (1) Advising and representing the Community in tribal, state and federal courts and administrative bodies; (2) Handling civil regulatory matters; (3) Advising community officials, departments and programs; (4) Assistance in drafting ordinances and resolutions; (5) Drafting and reviewing programmatic policies; and (5) Drafting and reviewing contracts, business agreements and intergovernmental agreements. This position is advertised as open until filled. Please see the position description for more information. Additional details may be found and applications may be initiated at www.gilariver.org.

Prospective Services Attorney. Protective Services Office, located at the Family Advocacy Center. Sacaton, AZ. Duties include: (1) Providing support in various child welfare matters (including dependency, child in need of care, abuse/neglect and juvenile offender cases) and adult protection matters in the Community’s courts; (2) Representing the Community in cases arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act in Arizona and other state courts; and (3) Providing counsel and advice to the Community’s Tribal Social Services Department on substantive issues relating to child welfare. Please see the position description for more information. This position is advertised as open until filled. Additional details may be found and applications may be initiated at www.gilariver.org.

Kanji & Katzen PLLC

Summer 2022 Associate. Seattle, WA and Ann Arbor, MI. Seeking 2L students, but highly motivated 1Ls may apply as well. Applicants should possess a stellar academic and professional record, excellent research and writing skills, and a commitment to serving tribal nations. Prior coursework in Indian law or experience with tribal communities is also highly valued. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, references to Terri Walrod (twalrod@kanjikatzen.com) by October 1, 2021.

The Nez Perce Tribe’s Law and Justice Department

Prosecutor. Lapwai, ID. Duties to include: (1) Representing the Tribe in all criminal and juvenile cases before Nez Perce Tribal Court; (2) Reviewing reports and charging cases; (3) Drafting written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents; (4) Representing the Tribe in civil prosecutions and Minor-In-Need-Of-Care/ICWA proceedings that come before the Tribal Court; and (5) Supervising an Administrative Legal Assistant, Deputy Prosecutor, and Child Support Enforcement Attorney. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should provide a legal writing sample with application, and resume listing at least three work-related references by October 11, 2021.

Indian Law Professor Jobs

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    • Location (city, state) 
    • Main duties 
    • Closing date 
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The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law

Assistant/Assoc./Full Professor, Legal Writing. Vermillion, SD. Duties include: (1) Teaching in the 1L Legal Writing program as well as select upper-division writing courses. (2) Scholarship. (3) Service to the law school and university. Inquiries and applications may be directed to Eric W. Young, Assistant Dean, University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermilion, SD 57069 by September 6th, 2021. You may also send a message by email to eric.young@usd.edu or you may call at 605-658-3524. 

Entry-level or lateral professor with expertise in the field of Business Organizations. Vermillion, SD. Duties include: (1) Teaching Business Organizations. (2) Selecting upper-division drafting courses. (2) Scholarship. (3) Service to the law school and university. Please see the position description for more information. Inquiries and applications may be directed to Eric W. Young, Assistant Dean, University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermilion, SD 57069 by September 6th, 2021. You may also send a message by email to eric.young@usd.edu or you may call at 605-658-3524.

The University of Idaho College of Law

Tenure-track or tenured faculty member in the area of Tax Law. Moscow, ID. Both entry-level and lateral candidates are encouraged to apply. Duties include: (1) Teaching an introductory tax course, as well as other classes that may include advanced tax courses and Wills, Trusts, and Estates. (2) Mentoring students, advising students on curricular and co-curricular activities, and developing a scholarly, outreach, and engagement agenda that will enrich the scholarly and legal communities. (3) Conceivably, they might switch out estate planning for another course every other year (which could include Tribal Nations Economics & Law).  On its face, this package does not include much in the Native American law arena.  However, that very well could change over time and there are several extracurricular programs that could use expertise in tribal tax, estate planning, tribal economic development, etc. More details regarding these programs are available by emailing Dylan Hedden-Nicely at dhedden@uidaho.edu. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit an application, including a statement of demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community, at https://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources. Please direct general questions to Sam Newton, the search committee chair, at samnewton@uidaho.edu. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021

University of Minnesota Duluth

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor. Duluth, Minnesota. Duties include: (1) Teaching, advising, research, and service. (2) Active commitment to working with diverse populations and fostering socially just, culturally responsive, and anti racist practices in higher education, social work or community settings. (3) Strong experience, knowledge base and commitment to American Indian and/or other Indigenous people and communities. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply here and search for job opening 342786. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2021.

University of North Dakota School of Law

Fall 2022 Faculty Position, Grand Forks, ND. One or more tenure-track positions beginning fall 2022.  Areas of interest include Federal Indian Law, Lawyering Skills, Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Energy, and Oil & Gas. Faculty will: (1) Conduct innovative research. (2). Work across disciplinary boundaries, including teaching and learning. (3) Be committed to equity and inclusion. Please see the open positions for more information and to apply. Please contact the UND School of Law’s Faculty Selection Committee at und.law.fsc@law.und.edu with any questions.

The University of New Mexico School of Law

Entry-level candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its Law and Indigenous Peoples Program (LIPP) to begin August 1, 2022. Preference for someone who graduated from law school in the past three to five years. Duties include: (1) Teaching doctrinal courses in LIPP. (2) Supervising the Tribal Law Journal. (3) Teaching in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC) from time to time. Please direct questions to Laura Spitz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee (lauraspitz@unm.edu<mailto:lauraspitz@unm.edu>). For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 15, although it is recommended that you submit your materials as soon as possible. View the complete job description and apply here.

Job Announcements

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

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  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes: 
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    • Main duties 
    • Closing date 
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Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Summer 2022 – Incoming 2L Student Associate. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP 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. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Mary Pavel, Partner at mpavel@sonosky.com and also copy kwray@sonosky.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 8th, 2021.

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Summer 2022 Law Clerk. Positions are available in Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. The Law Clerk will: (1) Assist NARF attorneys by conducting legal research. (2) Draft legal memorandums and case filings. (3) Verify citations and proofread. (4) Assist in case management and work on special legal projects. Please see the position description for  more information. To apply, submit a cover letter (indicate your office preference), resume, non-collaborative legal writing sample, law school transcript, letter of recommendation, and three references to Kevin Cheng, Law Clerk Program Coordinator kcheng@narf.org by September 10, 2021

University of North Dakota School of Law

Fall 2022 Faculty Position, Grand Forks, ND. One or more tenure-track positions beginning fall 2022.  Areas of interest include Federal Indian Law, Lawyering Skills, Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Energy, and Oil & Gas. Faculty will: (1) Conduct innovative research. (2). Work across disciplinary boundaries, including teaching and learning. (3) Be committed to equity and inclusion. Please see the open positions for more information and to apply. Please contact the UND School of Law’s Faculty Selection Committee at und.law.fsc@law.und.edu with any questions.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

Associate Tribal Attorney, Cass Lake, Minnesota.  The Associate Tribal Attorney assists the Legal Director with analysis of ongoing cases and legal issues in a broad range of subject areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  The tribal attorney is responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, ordinances and Resolutions.  The attorney will represent the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in tribal, State and Federal Court.  The position is open until filled and the application materials can be found on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe website at https://www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html.

The Yurok Tribe’s Office of the Tribal Attorney (OTA)

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Law Clerk, Klamath, CA. The Law Clerk will: (1) Perform legal research (e.g., statutes, regulations, case law, policies), including analysis of legal positions. (2) Prepare memoranda, correspondence, case law briefs, and legislative summaries. (3) Assist in drafting appropriate ordinances and policies that implement the Tribe’s self governance objectives. (4) Provide opinions on documents and policies, and attend meetings concerning tribal regulatory (including environmental) matters. Please see the position description for  more information. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and legal writing sample (no more than five pages) to Associate General Counsel, Alexandra Mojado, at amojado@yuroktribe.nsn.us.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Durant, OK. The Assistant Prosecuting Attorney will: (1) Represent the Choctaw Nation in all juvenile cases and deprived actions within the jurisdiction of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. (2) Facilitate communication with federal, state, and local officials regarding juvenile matters involving members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. (3) Assist in drafting legislation affecting children and juvenile laws. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply here

Pechanga Indian Reservation

Appellate Justice. The Appellate Justice will: (1) Support and defend the sovereignty and Constitution and Bylaws of the Pechanga Band, and its traditions, customs, and Tribal laws. (2) Exercise considerable independent judgement in hearing motions, reviewing briefs, hearing oral argument, conducting hearings and deciding cases in a fair and impartial manner. (3) Provide a tribal forum to resolve appeals from the Pechanga Tribal Court. (4) Draft and issue opinions and orders of the Appellate Court as necessary and appropriate. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can send their resume and letter of interest to hr@pechanga-nsn.gov, Fax: 951-587-2209.

Chief Appellate Justice. The Appellate Justice will: (1) Exercise considerable independent judgement in managing the docket of the Appellate Court, ruling on motions, setting briefing schedules, scheduling oral argument, conduct hearings and decide cases in a fair and impartial manner. (2) Provide a tribal forum to resolve appeals from the Pechanga Tribal Court. (3) Preside at all hearings before the Appellate Court and dispose of cases. (4) Draft and issue opinions and orders of the Appellate Court. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can send their resume and letter of interest to hr@pechanga-nsn.gov, Fax: 951-587-2209.

Licensing & Administrative Law Division – Washington State Attorney General’s Office

Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The Assistant Attorney General will: (1) Negotiate state-tribal agreements, advise on tribal treaty rights and related case law as applied to the Division’s clients. (2) Litigate and advise on taxation and enforcement authority issues. (3) Develop and maintain healthy client relationships. (4) Aid client agencies in negotiations with tribes on liquor, marijuana, and/or fuel tax issues. (5) Defend claims against agencies and officials in state and federal courts. Please view the position description for more information. Interested applicants should visit the application portal by August 31, 2021. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation

Chief Judge, Pablo, MT. The Chief Judge will: (1) Supervise and provide general direction to the Tribal Court as the trial court division of the Tribal judiciary. (2) Preside over the Small Claims division, the Traffic Court Division, and the Youth Court Division of Tribal Court. (3) Oversee the general administration of the Tribal Court. Please see the position description for more information and for the list of materials to be submitted. Materials should be submitted to personnel@cskt.org. For more information, contact Tribal Council Chairwoman Shelly Fyant at 406-675-2700 Ext. 1007.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP

Associate Attorney, Louisville, CO. The Associate Attorney will: (1) Provide counsel and legal services to new and existing clients in a professional and expedient manner. (2) Appear at hearings and trials, including hearings in tribal courts. (3) Conduct legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants can send their resume, cover letter, a writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts to Erin Obray, Firm Administrator eobray@nativelawgroup.com. The position is open until filled.

Northern Arapaho Tribe

Staff Attorney, Lander, WY. The Staff Attorney will: (1) Work under the direction of the In-House Counsel and will be assigned a portfolio of Tribal programs. (2) Work directly with Tribal Programs on policies, procedures, legal issues and will represent the Programs in State and Tribal Court. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants can send their resume, cover letter, application, and certificates for all jurisdictions in which they are licensed by August 30, 2021 to L. Clare Johnson at clare.johnson@northernarapaho.com.

University of Colorado Law School

2022-23 Academic Year Faculty, Boulder, CO. Faculty will preferably: (1) Teach classes in the first-year curriculum, especially constitutional law, criminal law, legislation and regulation, or property. (2) Teach negotiation/alternative dispute resolution. (3) Contribute to an inclusive campus environment. Please see the position description for more information. Application materials will not be accepted via mail or email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through the CU Jobs portal. Candidates should apply as soon as possible for full consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Sharon Jacobs, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, sharon.jacobs@colorado.edu.

Catawba Nation

Fall 2021 2L Legal Internship, Remote. Applicants will assist the Nation’s Legal Department with research and writing projects such as drafting ordinances and memoranda. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, applicants will be asked to work remotely. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and law school transcript to Lydia Locklear, Deputy Tribal Attorney, lydia.locklear@catawba.com.

Root & Rebound

Tribal Regions Staff Attorney, Eureka, CA with travel across northern CA. The Tribal Regions Staff Attorney will: (1) Expand our direct legal services and growing partnerships with the Yurok Tribe and other Indigenous communities in Northern California. (2) Conduct holistic legal intakes to assess a client’s reentry legal needs and develop an appropriate legal services plan. (3) Push for policy reform on issues affecting Indigenous communities, including speaking with media or congressional representatives. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants are preferred to submit applications by August 29th, though applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF), Secretary’s Office, Office of Legal Counsel

Attorney, various locations, WA. The Attorney will: (1) Represent DCF in legal actions and proceedings before the Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals. (2) Coordinate DCF representation performed by the Department of Justice or other agencies. (3) Provide legal advice regarding the administration of DCF programs, and licensing and regulation matters. Please see the position description for more information. Applicants must apply online by 11:59 PM August 20, 2021. For assistance, please contact Jenn Xiong at 608-422-6418 or via email at JenniferM.Xiong@wisconsin.gov.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Sacramento, CA. Legal assistance to low-income individuals and tribes on an extensive range of Indian law issues. Duties will include research and writing, counsel and advice, representation in federal, state, and tribal court, and community outreach. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Patricia De La Cruz-Lyans, Director of Administration at hiring@calindian.org. The position is open until filled.

Friday Job Announcements

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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:

  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes:
  2. Position title
  3. Location (city, state)
  4. Main duties
  5. Closing date
  6. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application
  7. An attached PDF job announcement.

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Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney Prosecutor, Sells, AZ. The Attorney Prosecutor will: (1) Present criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating the laws or ordinances of the Tohono O’odham Nation. (2) Protect the interests of both the nation and the victims of crime. (3) Prepares legal briefs; develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of the case. Please see the position description for more information. Apply through the Human Resources Department here. Position is open until filled.

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona

Director of the Udall Center, Tucson, AZ. The Director will: (1) Further enhance the Center’s visibility and impact. (2) Develop relationships and leverage the full capacity of the University of Arizona campus. (3) Foster a strong sense of community, equity, and inclusion. (4) Expand and diversify financial resources. (5) Strengthen bonds between the Udall Center and local, tribal, national, and international partners. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, and referrals, visit here. Please submit CV’s with cover letters, a statement on diversity, and a list of five professional references directly to the University of Arizona here by August 15, 2021.

Native American Disability Law Center

Attorney, Farmington, NM. Serve Native Americans with disabilities living on or near the Navajo & Hopi reservations. Attorneys will: (1) Represent clients in administrative hearings, tribal, state, and federal court actions with a focus on systemic change. (2) Work with tribal governments on legislation & policies affecting individuals with disabilities. (3) Have a demonstrable interest in issues facing individuals with disabilities & a willingness to work with the community & non-attorney staff.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to tyanan@nativedisabilitylaw.org. Position is open until filled. 

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

Director of Indian Law Office (ILO), Wausau, WI. The Indian Law Office Director will: (1) Oversee the overall operation of the Indian Law Office (2) Supervise 2-3 Indian Law Office attorneys (3) Represent individual Native American clients and Tribes. Submit resume, references, and writing sample by July 30, 2021 to info@judicare.org. Please see the position description for more information.

The Yakama Nation Public Defender-Legal Aid Services Program

Washington Attorney, Toppenish, WA. Duties include representing Tribal members in criminal and civil Tribal Court and State court matters. The position is open until filled. Please contact Bevra Jacobson, Program Manager, at (509) 865-5121 ext. 4870 or bevra_jacobson@yakama.com for more information.

New Mexico Legal Aid

Staff Attorney for Native American Program, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing Native Americans as part of our Native American Program. (2) Handling 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. (3) Conducting outreach to tribal and Pueblo communities. (4) Handle poverty law issues involving consumer and family law matters in forums other than tribal courts. Priority Deadline: July 30, 2021, or until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Indian and Gaming Law Section

Deputy Attorney General III, Sacramento, CA. Duties include: (1) Handling both Indian law and gambling issues. (2) Advise and represent the State and the Governor in negotiation, interpretation, enforcement, and litigation in state and federal court concerning tribal gaming compacts. (3) Counsel the State and the Governor regarding various Indian law issues including environmental impacts resulting from projects occurring on tribal land; and more. Link to apply here. Please see the position description for more information. 

The Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid (TOCLA)

Domestic Violence Advocate Attorney, Tulalip, WA. (1) Provide civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. (2) Ensure the rights of all individuals to a safe and secure environment, and to empower those who are oppressed by reducing trauma and ending re-victimization resulting in the protection of future generations. Please see the enclosed job description for more information. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to both: Tulalip Tribal Court Director Alicia Horne: Ahorne@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov, and TOCLA Program Manager Mika Jira at Mjira@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov. 

The Nez Perce Tribe

Law & Order Executive Officer (Manager-V), Lapwai, ID. Duties include (1) Providing executive level management for the Law and Order operations of the Nez Perce Tribe; specifically the divisions of Judicial Services (court), Law Enforcement, Prosecutor, Probation, Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), Victim’s Assistance, and Child Support Program (CSP). (2) Facilitating intra-departmental, intertribal, and interagency coordination. Position open until filled. Link to Nez Perce Tribal Employment Application here. See position description for further information.

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