Job Announcements

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

In the email body: 

  • A typed brief description of the position which includes: 
    • Position title 
    • Location (city, state) 
    • Main duties 
    • Closing date 
    • Any other pertinent details, such as a link to the application
  • An attached PDF job announcement or link to the position description.

American Indian Law Center, Inc.

Executive Director. Albuquerque, NM. The Executive Director communicates long range vision and strategy that enables board, staff, and volunteers to fulfill the mission of the AILC; directs all operations including the Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI), the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals (SWITCA) and other training and technical support for tribal leaders and tribal courts; formulates and implements programs and policies adopted by the Board of Directors; Promotes image and reputation of the AILC. Sets strategy for fundraising and development efforts to fund AILC programs and staff salaries. Closing date is May 20, 2022. Visit the website for the full description.

Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC)

Law and Policy Court and Legal Advocacy Specialist. Fairbanks, Anchorage or Juneau, AK. Position is until filled. AKNWRC seeks an organized, detail oriented and dedicated individual to fill the position of Law and Policy Court and Legal Advocacy Specialist.  Applicants must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the Alaska State Bar, or become licensed within one year of the position, and have experience working with Tribal Communities and work in public advocacy is required.  It is preferred for the applicant to have experience with domestic violence or harassment protection orders in state or tribal forums.  This person will report to the Law and Policy Director. See the position description for more information.

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

2Ls and 3L summer and term clerkships, and recent graduates for our three-year fellowship program. The firm hires five 2Ls each year as full-time summer clerks. Applications for Summer 2023 clerkships will be considered on a rolling basis beginning in mid-July; the application deadline is September 5, 2022. The firm also hires 2Ls and 3Ls as law clerks during the academic year, with a minimum of 15 hours of work per week; though we have returned to our San Francisco offices, remote clerkships are possible. Applications are considered on a rolling basis for work during the spring and fall semesters. Finally, the firm also offers a three-year fellowship for highly qualified recent law school graduates. Fellows function as the junior associates of the firm. Applications must be submitted by September 5, 2022 for fellowships beginning in Fall 2023. Please see the position descriptions for more information and to apply.

Earthjustice

Senior Attorney, Oceans Program. Seattle, WA or Remote (US). Earthjustice is hiring a Senior Attorney to join the Oceans Program in Seattle, WA or remote. Apply By 5/23/22. See the position description for more information and to apply.

Galanda Broadman, PLLC

Paralegal Litigation Assistant. An Indigenous rights firm with nine lawyers and offices in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, and Bend, Oregon, seeks to add an experienced paralegal/litigation assistant to our growing civil rights practice in Seattle. The firm seeks an individual with solid litigation and case management experience and proven abilities under pressure, and who exhibits the following attributes: attention to detail; solid writing and organization; tech savvy; critical, proactive and creative thinking; strong work ethic; and sound ethics and morals.  The position will also support office managerial and administrative efforts. Closes: June 1, 2022 or When Filled.

Pueblo of Isleta

Paralegal. Isleta Pueblo, NM. Supports General Counsel Office with tasks, including conducting legal research, drafting, reviewing, and managing of legal documents.  Responsible for communicating with clients, preparing for hearings, trials, and meetings, and organizing and maintaining files.  Performs specialized administrative services, including but not limited to case management and budget oversight. Position Closes-05/27/2022. Apply at www.isletapueblo.com/careers.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Assistant General Counsel, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, AZ. Under the direction of the General Counsel, Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in matters brought in Tribal, State and Federal court. Closing date is May 19, 2022. To view full job description see above and  applications are available at www.fmyn.org

Public Health Law Center (affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney. Saint Paul, MN. The Public Health Law Center (or, The Center), a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is seeking a Staff Attorney who has a passion for working for the social good and who shares our commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. The Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney will support our Health Eating and Active Living Programs. To apply for the Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney (Health Eating and Active Living Programs) position, click here. Application review will begin on May 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. See the position description for more information.

Lower Elwha Tribal Court

Chief Judge. Port Angeles, WA. The Chief Judge is chief judicial officer of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Court, the trial court of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. The Chief Judge is appointed to a four-year term by the Lower Elwha Business Committee, the elected governing body of the Tribe. This position is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Lower Elwha Tribal Court pursuant to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Judicial Code, ordinances, regulations, and applicable Federal and local laws. The Chief Judge conducts hearings and trials and performs other judicial duties. The Chief Judge is also the administrative supervisor of all Tribal Court staff and as such is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all aspects of the Lower Elwha Tribe’s trial-court-level judicial system and for proper administration of justice. The Chief Judge has no direct authority over the Lower Elwha Court of Appeals, which consists of Justices appointed by the Business Committee under contract. Send resume, cover letter, legal writing sample (preferably a judicial writing sample), and three references via email to Sandra Johnson, Human Resources Director: sandra.johnson@elwha.org. Interested applicants can apply here.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP

2023 Summer Associate. Washington, D.C.; San Diego, CA; Anchorage, AK; and Juneau, AK.Under the supervision of an attorney, the summer associate performs duties such as cite checking, editing attorney work, conducting legal research, and drafting memoranda.  Summer associates may also have the opportunity to attend and take notes on government briefings and hearings on tribal issues. Closing date: June 30, 2022. Link to Firm: www.Sonosky.com/careers.

Full Time Experienced Attorney. Albuquerque, NM. Experienced Attorney (5 or more years) in litigation, transactional, water, natural resources or Indian law matters. Duties may include legal research; drafting pleadings and other written advocacy; oral advocacy; providing advice to clients; drafting and revising contracts and related documents; and meeting with clients. Application is open until filled. Link to Firm: www.Sonosky.com/careers.

Full Time Associate Attorney. San Diego, CA. Main duties include legal research; drafting pleadings and other written advocacy; oral advocacy; providing advice to clients; drafting and revision contracts and related documents; and meeting with clients. Application is open until filled. Link to Firm: www.Sonosky.com/careers

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.

Region 6, Office of Regional Counsel, Department of Regional Counsel

Attorney Adviser. Dallas, TX. A 2-year full-time fellowship focusing on air counseling and grants. Applications close May 20, 2022. See the position description for more information.

Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Infrastructure and Economic Development Coordinator.  Washington, DC. 1) Assists with development of policies, standards, procedures, and directives related to program functions and requirements, to include initiating and directing research projects necessary to resolve complex or technical issues; 2) Coordinates work activities, assignments, and projects with managers internal to the  Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) and across the Federal programs implementing infrastructure projects and economic development to ensure their understanding and the effective completion of initiatives and requirements; 3) As the OIED Interagency Coordinator, the incumbent works closely with the Indian Affairs bureaus and offices to guide and coordinate Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) implementation and related economic development strategies and policy initiatives; 4) Initiates report’s, position papers and memoranda regarding proposed policy and program changes affecting Indian Affairs interagency programs related to BIL implementation, including interdepartmental matters, proposed regulations and policies, legislative proposals, and stakeholder initiatives; 5) Contributes to the management and coordination of projects for the OIED Director by researching, writing/editing, collaborating on, and performing the initial review of time-sensitive information, correspondence, papers, policy, and briefing materials in response to taskings and action items from internal and external sources.  Closing Date: 05/12/2022.  Additional details: https://go.usa.gov/xuvvX.

Legal Services of South-Central Michigan

Staff Attorney. Lansing, MI. This position is part of the Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP), a partnership with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Legal Services of Northern Michigan, and Lakeshore Legal Aid to provide outreach and a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of crime, primarily domestic violence and elder abuse survivors, under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). CVLAP is a statewide program with attorneys throughout Michigan.

Native American Rights Fund

Two (2) Staff Attorney Positions. Boulder, Colorado Office or Washington, D.C. Office. The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance. NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska. NARF is looking for an experienced attorney with excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills to assume a litigation docket. Open until filled, with interviews beginning late May. See the position description for more information.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Tribal Prosecutor. Reno, NV. Closing date: Open until filled. Performs a variety of professional legal work; develops, prepares and presents cases requiring court and/or administrative tribunal appearances; trial and/or administrative tribunal and/or appellate work; represents the Colony in criminal or enforcement proceedings; and performs related work as required. Ensures the proper maintenance of prosecution records and compliance with Tribal, State, and National regulations and guidelines. Additionally, ensures all prosecution records comply with the guidelines regarding confidentiality and security of sensitive documents. Other duties as assigned. For more information, please see the job description.  Applications can be found online at https://www.rsic.org/   Submit completed applications to bsmithpeger@rsic.org and esanchez@rsic.org.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Staff Attorney – Full Time Exempt. Tribal Government. Fulton, MI. Attend meetings of the Tribal Council, Committees, regulatory board/commissions and Membership meetings as requested. Researches and drafts resolutions, Tribal laws, regulations, and policies for Tribal Council approval. Provides timely legal advice/counsel to, and draft legal opinions for, the Tribal Council and other subdivisions and instrumentalities of the Tribal government on a broad range of legal issues. For a full description please see the position. Posting Ends 06/02/2022 at 9:30 AM ET. Apply through the NHBP Careers page.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs

Attorney-Adviser. Washington, D.C.  The attorney will provide legal counsel to the Bureau of Indian Education, including on all elements of federal Indian law, federal education law, and administrative law (funding, rulemaking, etc.).  The position closes on May 23, 2022.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor; Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office; Closing date for application submission – May 23, 2022. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654. See the position description for more information.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health

Director of Congressional Relations. Reporting to the Vice President of Public Policy, the Director of Congressional Relations will have both internal and external facing responsibilities to advance the mission of NCUIH through excellence in policy, advocacy, outreach, technical assistance, research projects and related programs. The Director of Congressional Relations must have a strong understanding of health care delivery, the federal trust relationship as well as the legal, policy and political frameworks impacting the IHS system.

Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst has both internal and external facing responsibilities grounded in serving Urban Indian Organizations (health care providers to American Indians and Alaska Natives in urban areas) to advance the mission of NCUIH through excellence in policy, advocacy, outreach, technical assistance, discrete research projects and related programs.

Tribal Law & Policy Institute

Tribal Wellness Court Specialist. Remote/Telework. Develop customized technical assistance plans to meet the specific needs of Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts; Provide expert onsite and offsite assistance to tribal justice systems, including but not limited to Healing to Wellness Courts seeking to plan, implement, or enhance their programs; Plan, implement, and oversee peer-to-peer tribal healing to wellness court mentor court program; Plans and presents educational workshops for Tribal nations and organizations on issues pertaining to tribal justice. See job announcement for a full list of duties. Closing date: May 31, 2022 or until filled.

Program Assistant. Remote (Oklahoma City, OK; Twin Cities, MN; Albuquerque, NM; Los Angeles, CA preferred – applicants from other locations will be considered). The Program Assistant is a full-time position responsible for a range of administrative and program support duties. Open until position is filled. See the position description for more information.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Principal Tribal Court Advocate, Window Rock, AZ.  Performs legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned. Child Support Enforcement: Present child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide 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), Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally represents the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The Principal Attorney works 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. The Principal Attorney provides 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.

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government; Review documents, such as service contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participate in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Programs and Projects Specialist, Window Rock, AZ.  Under the supervision of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General will provide high level assistance to the Office of the Attorney General/Department of Justice (DOJ) with program/project management related to DOJ’s work with Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF) matters. Assists in analyzing, developing, and achieving short and long term goals and objectives; establishes performance criteria; and plans, evaluates and improves program delivery; Attends a variety of meetings related to FRF/ARPA; assists OAG with preparation for meetings and events; coordinates program activities and communications with other Navajo Nation offices and the general public. Administers FRF funding for DOJ in compliance with FRF and American Rescue Plan Act requirements, policies and procedures under federal and Navajo Nation law. Assists in development of budget. Assists with procurement of goods and services pertaining to DOJ’s FRF-related work; reviews contracts; troubleshoots issues with procurement and vendors; monitors expenditures; prepares funding reports.  This position is open until June 9, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor, Kayenta, 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, 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.

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until May 26, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney (White Collar Crime Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government in the area of White Collar Crime prosecution; and assist as needed, in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases and in the litigation of child neglect, dependencies, juvenile criminal and civil cases, and related juvenile matters as needed. Attend arraignments (as required), trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing and disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with investigators, law enforcement, and related governmental agencies specializing in white collar crime and most other serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters. Provides supervision to the White Collar Crime Unit and ensures the continued daily operation and management of the unit.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until May 24, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in 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 June 10, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2022 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) is comprised of the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Prosecutor and the Navajo-Hopi Legal Services Program, and provides legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, and to the 110 local governing chapters.  These are paid positions and working remotely is an option. Minimum Qualification: Enrollment in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Preferred Qualification: Completion of a law school course on Federal Indian Law. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest that specifies area(s) of practice of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief  (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org

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Job Announcements

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

In the email body: 

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

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Yakama Nation

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

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

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

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

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

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

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

Jill Grant & Associates, LLC

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

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

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court

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

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor

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

Catawba Nation Request for Proposals

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

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

Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid 

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

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

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

Native American Rights Fund

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

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

California Indian Legal Services

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

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

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

Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Indian Affairs

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

Tohono O’odham Nation Office of Attorney General

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

Principal Tribal Court Advocate – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned; (2) Child Support Enforcement: Presenting child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals; (3) Participating in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; and (4) Providing legal advice and case strategy.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit) – Office of the Attorney GeneralWindow Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally representing the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses; and (3) Providing legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Programmer Analyst – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, performing a variety of complex duties such as installing, programming, maintaining, and saving of organization’s digital information within the Office of the Attorney General; (2) Serving as a resource person with regard to matters relating to information systems, development and implementation of security controls, efficient use and maintenance of system and equipment; (3) Facilitating implementation management information systems; (4) Installing and maintaining servers on local area networks; (5) Performing network device configurations, workstation set ups, and assigning nodes or network address definitions; installs and monitors performance of servers on local area networks; and (6) Maintaining knowledge of current trends in hardware and software technology relating to the practice of law, selecting the most feasible and economic methods to operate existing system. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney (Water Rights Unit) – Office of the Attorney General. Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Representing the Nation on water rights matters, including the adjudication of water rights in administrative, state and federal courts for the purpose of securing and protecting the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working directly and indirectly on settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights, including the implementation of successful settlements; (3) Working closely with legal and technical staff within the NNDOJ Water Rights and Natural Resources Units, Department of Water Resources, Water Management Branch, other programs within the Nation, contract counsel, and with consultants retained to provide technical support or to serve as expert witnesses; (4) Providing legal work, legal research, and preparing legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and other documents necessary for litigation and settlement purposes; and (5) Drafting, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting judicial decisions, legislation, contracts, leases, permits and other related documents. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Attorney, (Human Services/Government Unit). Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; (2) Performing professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; (3) Conferring with, providing advice to, and preparing advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; (4) Preparing interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; (5) Reviewing contracts, leases, permits and related documents; (6) Interviewing witnesses, complainants, and other on a variety of legal matters; (7) Conducting legal research, preparing briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; and (8) Assisting in routine operations of Department of Justice. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); (2) Researching and studying litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; (3) Preparing oral arguments, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; (5) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; and (7) Making decisions in sensitive case and seeking assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Shiprock, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; (2) Reviewing citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Interviewing witnesses, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (5) Preparing a legal strategy; (6) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (7) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions, and other required documents for court presentation; (8) Providing training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; (9) Collaborating with law enforcement agencies; (10) Presenting major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; This position is sedentary with a potential for high levels of stress. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Law ClerkSupreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position analyzes supreme court cases; conducts legal research; drafts opinions and orders; and provides legal advice related to appellate cases, petitions, notices and other documents filed with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position closes March 31, 2022.
Judicial Hearing Officer, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, Ariz. Under supervision of the Chief Justice, exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. The JHO will engage in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. One Year Grant Funded with Benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

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

White House Council on Native American Affairs

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

Advocacy Corps

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

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

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

The National Judicial College

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

Principal Tribal Court Advocate – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned; (2) Child Support Enforcement: Presenting child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals; (3) Participating in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; and (4) Providing legal advice and case strategy.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit) – Office of the Attorney GeneralWindow Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally representing the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses; and (3) Providing legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Programmer Analyst – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, performing a variety of complex duties such as installing, programming, maintaining, and saving of organization’s digital information within the Office of the Attorney General; (2) Serving as a resource person with regard to matters relating to information systems, development and implementation of security controls, efficient use and maintenance of system and equipment; (3) Facilitating implementation management information systems; (4) Installing and maintaining servers on local area networks; (5) Performing network device configurations, workstation set ups, and assigning nodes or network address definitions; installs and monitors performance of servers on local area networks; and (6) Maintaining knowledge of current trends in hardware and software technology relating to the practice of law, selecting the most feasible and economic methods to operate existing system. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney (Water Rights Unit) – Office of the Attorney General. Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Representing the Nation on water rights matters, including the adjudication of water rights in administrative, state and federal courts for the purpose of securing and protecting the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working directly and indirectly on settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights, including the implementation of successful settlements; (3) Working closely with legal and technical staff within the NNDOJ Water Rights and Natural Resources Units, Department of Water Resources, Water Management Branch, other programs within the Nation, contract counsel, and with consultants retained to provide technical support or to serve as expert witnesses; (4) Providing legal work, legal research, and preparing legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and other documents necessary for litigation and settlement purposes; and (5) Drafting, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting judicial decisions, legislation, contracts, leases, permits and other related documents. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Attorney, (Human Services/Government Unit). Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; (2) Performing professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; (3) Conferring with, providing advice to, and preparing advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; (4) Preparing interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; (5) Reviewing contracts, leases, permits and related documents; (6) Interviewing witnesses, complainants, and other on a variety of legal matters; (7) Conducting legal research, preparing briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; and (8) Assisting in routine operations of Department of Justice. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); (2) Researching and studying litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; (3) Preparing oral arguments, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; (5) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; and (7) Making decisions in sensitive case and seeking assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Shiprock, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; (2) Reviewing citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Interviewing witnesses, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (5) Preparing a legal strategy; (6) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (7) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions, and other required documents for court presentation; (8) Providing training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; (9) Collaborating with law enforcement agencies; (10) Presenting major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; This position is sedentary with a potential for high levels of stress. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Law ClerkSupreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position analyzes supreme court cases; conducts legal research; drafts opinions and orders; and provides legal advice related to appellate cases, petitions, notices and other documents filed with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position closes March 31, 2022.
Judicial Hearing Officer, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, Ariz. Under supervision of the Chief Justice, exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. The JHO will engage in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. One Year Grant Funded with Benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Judicial Hearing Officer, Window Rock Judicial District, Window Rock, Ariz. Under supervision of the Chief Justice, exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. The JHO will engage in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. One Year Grant Funded with Benefits. For more information, please visit  http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Judicial Hearing OfficerShiprock Judicial District, Shiprock, N.M. Under supervision of the Chief Justice, exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. The JHO will engage in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. One Year Grant Funded with Benefits. For more information, please visit  http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff AttorneyAneth Judicial District, Aneth, UTThis position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff AttorneyChinle Judicial District, Chinle, AZThis position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff AttorneyKayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZThis position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

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

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

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

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. (AILC)

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

Yurok Tribe

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

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

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

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi

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

The United States Probation Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

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

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

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

Tanana Chiefs Conference

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

Grand Canyon Trust

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

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

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

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

Environmental Law Institute

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

Forest County Potawatomi Community

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

Arizona Indian Gaming Association

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

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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

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

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

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Northwest Justice Project

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

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

Tanana Chiefs Conference

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

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

Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

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

Quileute Tribe

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

Job Announcements

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Attorney / Paralegal – AmeriCorps. Traverse City, MI. Duties include: (1) Offering trainings for health providers and comprehensive legal assistance for low- income patients at partnering hospital or health clinic serving tribes; (2) 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; (3) Providing periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities, as well as for regularly consulting with medical providers; (4) Recruiting new volunteers from local health partners and assisting in their training; and (5) Coordinating volunteer activity and tracking progress; (6) Working with a national collaborative network of members to improve social determinants of health for Native American and Alaska Native people. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply online at MyAmeriCorps.gov. Position is open until filled.

2022 Summer Intern(s) – Two openings. Traverse City, MI. MILS seeks two summer legal interns/externs regardless of year for positions with its Traverse City office. MILS is willing to work with interns/externs who need to work remotely. MILS is also willing to work with law school to help law students complete externship credit hour requirements or funding. Interested candidates should send a one-page cover letter, resume, three references, writing sample, and law school transcript to Cameron Ann Fraser, Executive Director, cfraser@mils3.org. The positions are open until filled.

Directing Attorney. Sacramento, CA. Duties include: (1) Collaborating with Senior Staff Attorneys and the Legal 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 Legal Director; (2) Developing and maintaining effective relationships with Tribes and Indian organizations in the service territory; (3) Carrying an appropriately sized caseload concomitant with other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Legal Director; and (4) Opportunity to work under the direction of the Executive Director to establish a State Capitol and Executive Branch presence for the entire organization. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, two writing samples and three professional references to Leann Ferry, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services, 117 J St., Ste 201, Sacramento, CA 95814. E-mail hiring@calindian.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Administrative Policy Analyst. Bad River Indian Reservation, Odanah, WI. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Commission in reviewing, analyzing, implementing and, as necessary, updating its Personnel Policies and Procedures manuals in response to changing employment law, federal regulations or other factors; (2) Researching, reviewing, integrating, and ensuring consistency between policies or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) developed by individual Divisions within the Commission; (3) Tracking, analyzing, and providing advice and guidance related to the interpretation of federal employment, personnel, and financial laws and regulations, and their applicability to the Commission, including guidance published by the Office of Budget and Management, I.R.S. regulations, etc.; (4) Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation of the Commission’s Personnel Policies and Procedures as they relate to employees, particular incidents and organization objectives, including acting as a point of contact for employee questions and concerns; (5) Assisting the Commission’s Divisions in implementing various human resource functions including recruitment and orientation of new employees, employee development, and employee assistance; and (6) Reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations for all Commission contracts, leases, and insurance policies. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a writing sample, and a resume (including 3 references) to: Leanne Thannum, Litigation Support Specialist, E-mail: lthannum@glifwc.org. The position is open until filled.

Policy Analyst II. Bad River Indian Reservation, Odanah, WI. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Commission in ensuring and demonstrating compliance with federal court orders, and in sustaining the effective implementation of off-reservation treaty reserved rights and the tribal self-regulatory systems related thereto; (2) Providing legal and policy research and analysis to affirm and implement member tribes’ rights and related sovereign prerogatives (whether as part of litigation or negotiation), including drafting
intergovernmental agreements, and formulating codes and ordinances; (3) Providing legal and policy analysis on legislative, administrative, judicial and policy initiatives with potential impacts on treaty reserved rights or resources; (4) Assisting Commission staff as directed in formulating and presenting recommendations related to treaty rights issues, and attending Commission or other meetings/forums where those positions are delivered and advocated; and (5) Assisting and advising the Commission and other Commission Divisions as directed regarding legal or policy matters related to compliance with GLIFWC’s PL 93-638 contract, appropriations issues, development of agreements with outside consultants, and compliance with Commission policies and procedures. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a writing sample, and a resume (including 3 references) to: Leanne Thannum, Litigation Support Specialist, E-mail: lthannum@glifwc.org. The position is open until filled.

Federal Public Defender District of New Mexico

Assistant Computer Systems Administrator. Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing assistance to and receiving technical guidance from the Computer Systems Administrator (CSA); (2) Providing specialized and routine user support services including training, resolving hardware, software, peripheral equipment, and data communications systems problems; (3) Assisting with the installation, testing and user training on new and updated computer equipment and software; tracing and identifying sources of system failures and errors; security monitoring; (4) Perform systems maintenance activities; (5) Conducting
audits and evaluation of automated systems and existing software applications; (6) Assisting staff attorneys and investigators with the preparation of matters for trial using PC-based automation applications; and (7) Keeping inventory of computer equipment or other office property, and tracking cyclical replacement information. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should, in one document, submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Michelle Dworak, Administrative Officer FDNM-HR@fd.org. Reference 2022-05 in the subject. Applications are due February 14th, 2022.

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians

Staff Attorney. Miami, FL.  The Staff Attorney will provide legal support to the In-House General Counsel on a variety of matters, including but not limited to, Real Estate, Employment, Indian Gaming, and Environmental issues. Duties include: (1) Providing prompt, accurate legal support to In-House General Counsel; (2) Focusing primarily on contractual matters of the Tribe, drafting and reviewing contracts; (3) Utilizing a variety of legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research assigned legal matters, and to participate in assigned areas of legal proceedings; (4) Working closely to guide legal staff on legal research, drafting documents and other projects; and (5) Supporting legal staff to identify, assess and address general legal and quasi-legal concerns. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here. The posting will only be available for three weeks. Feel free to contact, Jennifer Materi In-House General Counsel at Tel: 305-223-8380 Ext: 5214.

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 30th, 2022 to Lydia Locklear, Deputy Tribal Attorney, Lydia.locklear@catawba.com.

Kanji & Katzen, PLLC

Associate Attorney – 2 or more positions. 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. Kanji & Katzen will consider all experience levels in its hiring process, but at least one position will require 2 or more 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. Applications received by February 9, 2022, will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis so long as a position remains open. If you have already responded to a Kanji & Katzen job announcement in 2022, we will review application materials already sent in connection with these positions.

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 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. 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 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.

Alaska Native Justice Center

Tribal Justice Facilitator. Anchorage, AK. Our mission is justice for Alaska Native People. We provide legal services to victims and survivors of crime. We also support and partner with Alaska Tribes to build capacity, implement cultural values and remedies, and access resources for Tribal Justice Systems. Finally, we represent Alaska Tribes in State Child of Need Aid cases where the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) applies. The Tribal Justice Facilitator is an integral member of ANJC’s growing Tribal Justice Support program, supporting tribal justice systems through trainings, technical assistance, resource development, and coordination with organizational partners. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situations, and a commitment to race equity work. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required. Visit our website for the full job description and to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Omaha Tribal Court

Chief Tribal Judge. Macy, NE. Duties include: (1) Conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal and civil matters; (2) Trial and disposition of all criminal and civil matters; (3) Conducting pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings; (4) Establishing docket calendar and maintain efficiency in the same; (4) Complying with other duties required by the Omaha Tribal Constitution, Tribal By-laws and Codes; (5) Supervising court staff, to include: conducting annual performance evaluations, hiring, determining
compensation of employees and overseeing disciplinary matters pursuant to the personnel policy; (6) Overseeing the preparation and maintenance of court files as are necessary for compliance with the
requirements of 638 contracts as well as Tribal, Federal and State and local laws and regulations; and (7) Preparing budgetary proposals, program budgets and estimates of staffing needs to determine and allocate the staff, equipment, facilities and other resources necessary to accomplish program responsibilities. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send applications and a resume to: Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, ATTN: HR Department, E-mail: OThumanresources@theomahatribe.com. The position is open until filled.

Rosette, LLP

Law Clerk. Washington, D.C. Office. The firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their wholly owned business enterprises, and their governmental agencies throughout the country. Strong research and writing skills are required. The ideal candidate is well-organized, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to work well in a team environment. Applicants should be highly motivated and possess a professional demeanor and superior communication skills. Some knowledge of federal Indian law or tribal law is preferred but not required. Remote working options for this position will be considered. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel is mandatory. Experience with Westlaw and
PACER is preferred. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample and cover letter via e-mail to Saba Bazzazieh, sbazzazieh@rosettelaw.com.

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.

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.

2022 Summer Law Clerk. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) seeks energetic and motivated candidates for funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources; Tax and Finance; Litigation; Employment; Human/Government Services; Economic Development; Water Rights; Chapter (local) government; Relocatee Benefits; and Criminal and civil prosecution. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifies areas of practice or interest, a resume, law school transcript, and a brief 5-10 page writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org. Complete applications are due on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm MT. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice will contact qualified applicants for an interview. Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application.

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.  

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Legislative Services Attorney. Duties include: (1) Assisting Tribal Council, Tribal Council committees and Tribal Council Office staff with legal matters; (2) Reporting to Tribal Council, with the status of actions and activities that are undertaken in order to achieve the Legislative Agenda and overall goals and objectives that have been established; (3) Conducting legal research, drafting, reviewing, revising and interpreting of Resolutions, Statutes, Certified Motions, policies, procedures, Legislative Directives, Declarations, Special Tributes, agreements, proposals, legal memorandums, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)s, leases and contracts, correspondents, motions and phone polls, and other legal documents; (4) Representing Tribal Council in any court actions, including filing or defending litigation, preparing pleadings and briefs, discovery, trial, etc.; (5) Monitoring tribal, state, federal legislation and case law; (6) Assisting Tribally Chartered Corporations and Limited Liability Corporations (LLC’s) with legal and business matters, including legal analysis and advice drafting and reviewing of business and financial contracts, and performance of due diligence of prospective business or economic opportunities; (7) Providing contract review, and advise on employment law and other legal areas of law for the Gaming operations and board; (8) Interacting with federal agencies in areas of tax-general welfare exception, water quality, Sex Offenders Registry and Notification Act (SORNA), Domestic Violence-Special jurisdiction, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-hemp program, and other federal agencies.

The Quileute Tribe

Legal Assistant. La Push, WA. Duties include: (1) Organizing and maintaining file management system, hard copies, and paperless; (2) Maintaining calendars, scheduling, and recordkeeping for the Tribal Prosecutor/ICW Attorney; (3) Preparing, reviewing, and proofreading legal documents and correspondence with attorney supervision; (4) Conducting legal research; (5) Scanning, filing, and routing incoming and outgoing work product and mail; (6) Attending, facilitating, and documenting meetings as necessary and appropriate; (7) Making copies, ordering supplies, and performing other administrative tasks; (8) Preparing Victim letters and assist in preparing victims for Court under the direction of the
Prosecutor / ICW Attorney; (9) Positively representing the Tribe and acting ethically and in the best interest of the Tribe at all times; (10) Communicating with tact and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality; and (11) Demonstrating cultural sensitivity. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should fill out an application (see position description for application requirements) and send it via email: hr@quileutenation.org OR to The Quileute Tribe, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 279, La Push, Washington 98350. This position is open until filled.

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Staff Attorney – Human Trafficking. Okemos, MI. Duties include: (1) Having a passion and understanding of the unique needs of women and marginalized populations within the civil and criminal justice system as they navigate the aftermath of trafficking; (2) Understanding the complex legal systems that survivors come in contact with and be willing to engage in advocacy at any and all points; (3) Interviewing survivors in a manner sensitive to the trauma they may have experienced and attuned to honoring their choices; (4) Be willing to engage in thorough research and brief writing; (5) Adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards; (6) Engaging with police and prosecutors to advocate for victims; (7) Providing legal services including legal research and factual investigation, counsel and advice, brief services and document preparation, and representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings; (8) Providing accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record; (9) Attending trainings required by the grant and by MCEDSV; (10) Actively participating in staff committees or task forces focused on services for trafficking survivors; and (11) Developing and maintaining networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve our client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, older adults, and other special needs. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to sarah.proutrennie@mcedsv.org.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Executive Director of Legal. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Rendering legal advice and services to all branches, entities, departments, and Senior Executive Officers of the Choctaw Nation with respect to legislation, regulatory practices, gaming operations, alcohol licensing, commercial ventures or other matters falling within the purview of all branches of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; (2) Providing legal representation to the Nation in all requested and/or required legal and liability areas; (3) Overall supervision and management of the Legal Department of CNOK; (4) Responsible for all final personnel decision-making for the Legal Department of CNOK; (5) Case management and assignment of all in-house matters and projects delegated to the specialized assigned attorney and/or legal team subordinates; (6) Responsible for the submission and final approval of all budget proposals to the Legislative Branch on behalf of the In-house Legal Department, upon final approval of the Senior Executive Officer; of Legal and Compliance; (7) Responsible for final approvals for all Legal Department’s account receivables and legal vendor billings; (8) Working with the Department of Risk Management on the development and strategic planning from the legal and liability perspective to reduce risk; and (9) Will be the legal supervisor/advisor for the preparation, negotiation, review and advisory work pertaining to contracts, agreements, and other legal instruments of commercial ventures on behalf of the CNOK. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by February 25, 2022.

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Representing the Choctaw Nation in criminal matters within the reservation/jurisdiction of the Choctaw Nation as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (2) Representing the Choctaw Nation in juvenile cases and deprived actions within the jurisdiction of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (3) Reviewing police reports and affidavits to determine appropriate charge in criminal matters assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (4) Advising Tribal Police and ICW regarding investigations, case preparation, and legal issues; (5) Appearing on criminal and juvenile dockets as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (6) Maintaining good inter-departmental relations and communication with the judicial department, Children and Family Services, state offices, all law enforcement departments and other legal departments; (7) Assisting in drafting legislation affecting children, juvenile, and criminal laws, to be considered by the Tribal Council, as directed; (8) Conferring with the Lead Prosecutor and Executive Director of Children and Family Services making referrals for the transfer of cases that may be prosecuted in the Choctaw Nation District Court; (9) Preparing legal notices and pleadings in juvenile, deprived, and criminal actions as may be needed; (10) Preparing and litigating civil forfeiture actions; and (11) Providing training as needed to Tribal Police and ICW. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

The California Indian Law Association – Pathway to Law Program

Pathway to Law Program. The California Indian Law Association, Inc. is now accepting applications to our annual Pathway to Law Program. The program is a two-day workshop available to Native college students, recent college graduates, master’s students, or tribal leaders interested in going to law school. The program is free and will be held virtually March 18-19, 2022. More information can also be found on the homepage of CILA’s website at https://www.calindianlaw.org/. Interested candidates should apply here by 5:00pm February 18th, 2022.

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.

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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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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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State of Michigan Office of the Governor

Associate Compliance Counsel. Lansing, MI. Duties include: (1) Conducting research and preparing analyses on a range of ethics and compliance matters; (2) Tracking, analyzing, and managing reports under Executive Directives 2019-1, 2019-2, 2019-3, 2019-4, 2019-5, 2019-8, 2019-9, 2019-11, 2019-15, and 2021-8; (3) Organizing and creating other reports and metrics related to compliance; (4) Conducting compliance and ethics training within EOG; (5) Drafting executive directives on compliance matters as needed; (6) Reviewing and analyzing legislation relating to ethics and compliance; and (7) Assisting the Chief Compliance Officer in crafting policies and procedures related to ethics and compliance. Please see the position description for more details. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of their law school transcripts, and a writing sample to Rachel Teegardin, Executive Assistant, teegardinr1@michigan.gov by January 14th, 2022. Applicants will be reviewed and may be interviewed on a rolling basis.

The Lummi Nation

Staff Attorney I or II, Office of the Reservation Attorney. Bellingham, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing legal advice; (2) Representing the Nation, its departments, and entities in tribal, federal, and state forums; (3) Assisting with the revision of Lummi Code of Laws; and (4) Continue professional development through Continuing Legal Education and/or training in the areas of Indian Law. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should fill out an application and submit a cover letter, resume, reference letters, and proof of education/transcripts to LIBCHR@lummi-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney I, Office of the Reservation Attorney. Bellingham, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing legal advice and representation to the Lummi Nation Child Support Program; (2) Maintaining knowledge of child support law in Lummi Code of Laws and state and other laws; (3) Representing the Lummi Nation in judicial and administrative proceedings to obtain and enforce child support and paternity actions; (4) Performing legal research and writings for the preparation of complaints, motions, pleadings, and other documents; (5) Completing other legal assignments and projects as designated by the Legal Director, including, but not limited to, code drafting, civil legal research, and proceedings that foster the goals and objectives of the Lummi Nation Child Support Program; and (6) Continuing professional development through Continuing Legal Education and/or training in the areas of Indian Law or other issues relevant to job duties. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit an application with a cover letter, resume, reference letters, and proof of education/transcripts to LIBCHR@lummi-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled.

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor. Bellingham, WA. Duties include: (1) Representing the Nation in Tribal Court and Court of Appeals; (2) Representing the Nation in Tribal trial and appellate Court; (3) Representing the Nation in other tribal, federal, state, and local courts; (4) Gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, developing the theory of the case, and developing trial or case resolution strategy; (5) Performing pretrial investigations by consulting with tribal law enforcement officers, other law enforcement agencies, and witnesses; (6) Participating with other tribal, state, and federal agencies collaborating on regional responses to specific criminal efforts; (7) Collaborating with federal law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney on cases that may result in federal prosecution; (8) 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; and (9) Completing other legal assignments and projects designated by the Legal Director. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two reference letters to libchr@lummi-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled.

Trinidad Racheria

Housing Program Director. Trinidad, CA. Duties include: (1) Ensuring that all programs are operated in compliance with all applicable regulations and within contractual budget parameters; (2) Budget development and monitoring; (3) Managing grant proposals, housing management programs compliance; (4) Overseeing the development of future projects and redevelopment as requested by the CEO and Tribal Council; (5) Coordinating and assessing needs; and (6) Administering Housing and Community Development (NAHASDA; ICDBG; IHBG; BIA) with related agents and contractors. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.trinidad-rancheria.org.

Governmental Affairs Coordinator. Trinidad, CA. Duties include: (1) Representing the tribe’s interests before Federal, State, Tribal, and Local elected officials and other stakeholders; (2) Communicating with elected officials and working to foster positive community relations between the tribe and the general public; (3) Tracking and analyzing Federal, State, and Local legislative and regulatory activities impacting tribal interests; (4) Monitoring / reviewing policies, regulations, and guidelines concerning tribal government; and (5) Researching governance, legislation, and other Tribal issues and preparing written reports and recommendations based upon such research. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://trinidad-rancheria.org.

Environmental Program Director. Trinidad, CA. Duties include: (1) Annually applying for renewal of EPA grants and other grants as appropriate, including preparing draft work plans and budgets for tribal government review; (2) Preparing progress reports to EPA and comply with other administrative grant requirements and conditions; (3) Serving as the primary contact with EPA; (4) Representing the Rancheria’s environmental interests by interacting with local, state, and federal agencies as directed by the Tribal government; and (5) Provide clarification and clear analysis to tribal officials and tribal members as needed. This position is open filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://trinidad-rancheria.org.

Grants Accountant. Trinidad, CA. Duties include: (1) Researching, analyzing, developing, and administering a variety of policies, programs and procedures; (2) Analyzing and applying federal, state, and local regulations and policies related to new or existing programs and projects; (3) Conducting research, developing applications, and administering a variety of grants; (4) Updating staff and public regarding changes in federal, state, or local regulations and policies; (5) Preparing and administering Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Proposals, and/or contracts or agreements for program activities, equipment, or services; (6) Representing management at meetings of neighborhood, community, and/or policy groups; and (7) Developing presentation materials and coordinating informational meetings and notices to policy-making bodies, community groups, home owners, and others. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://trinidad-rancheria.org.

Licensed ClinicianTrinidad, CA. Duties include: (1) Conducting mental health screenings and providing referrals as appropriate; (2) Development of policies and procedures for mental health services; (3) Delivering individual psychotherapy to Native American clients and other victims of crime; (4) Assessing clients to determine best practices and referrals as needed for their continued healing; (5) Participating in case review meetings and staff meetings; (6) Maintaining client files, records, and case notes; (6) Attending appropriate conferences and trainings to enhance education and awareness; (7) Working with other service providers who are part of a client’s support team; and (8) Working collaboratively with Tribal and Native American services such as mental health, social services and medical providers. This position is open filled. Please see the position description or to apply, visit http://trinidad-rancheria.org.

Court Project Planner. Trinidad, CA. Duties include: (1) Developing plans for projects identified in coordination with court and justice system staff; (2) Managing necessary steps toward implementation of projects; (3) For each project, researching options, alternatives, and best practices, and presents findings to the court staff or other involved individuals for decision making; (4) Researching potential partnerships and collaborations between the court and entities relevant to a project and develops relationships with key individuals; (5) Coordinating communication between court, tribal departments, and outside agencies; (6) Researching funding opportunities for projects and assisting in developing funding requests; (7) Identifying reporting metrics and designs systems for collecting required information for reporting; (8) Collecting and maintaining data; and (9) Attending seminars, workshops, and training sessions. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply by visiting https://trinidad-rancheria.org/.

The Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria

Chief Judge. Loleta, CA. Duties include: (1) Supervising, assigning, and reviewing Associate Judges; (2) Assisting the Tribal Court Clerks and the Court Director with effective maintenance of Court records, improving court-filing procedures; (3) Protecting and enhancing the Tribe’s sovereignty; and (4) Assisting the Court Director in Tribal code development to expand the Court’s authority and jurisdiction. Please see the position description for more information. Applicants should contact Aaron McKinney at 707-267-0316 or email aaronmckinney@brb-nsn.gov by December 30th, 2021.

Western Resource Advocates (WRA)

Spring 2022 Indigenous Communities Water and Land Intern. This position has the option to work remotely in the states within WRA’s region, from one of WRA’s six offices, or in a hybrid of the two. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; and Carson City, NV. WRA employees and interns are encouraged to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. WRA is partnering with the Catena Foundation and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy to offer the Indigenous Communities Water and Land Internship to individuals who wish to gain experience in the conservation field, by supporting water and land policy research efforts. This Internship is a step toward creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive water and land management workforce that represents all people. The Indigenous Communities Water and Land Intern will work closely with WRA’s Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager and the Healthy Rivers and Western Lands Program teams, with opportunities to learn and grow while working with other conservation and policy professionals. Link to application and more information: https://westernresourceadvocates.org/careers/indigenous-communities-water-and-land-internship/

California Department of Justice

Deputy Attorney General – Indian and Gaming Law. Two vacancies. Sacramento and San Diego, CA. Duties include: (1) Counseling the State and the Governor regarding various Indian law issues including environmental impacts resulting from projects occurring on tribal land; (2) Providing counsel to the Attorney General on Indian law and gambling issues, including both unlawful and emerging forms of gambling; and (3) Advising and representing the Department of Justice Bureau of Gambling Control and the California Gambling Control Commission in administrative and judicial proceedings in connection with their respective compact, gambling regulatory programs, and gambling licensing programs, and the California Horse Racing Board and the California State Lottery in judicial proceedings.  Deputies’ duties also include work relating to Major League Sporting Event Raffles Program, and actions under the Unfair Competition Law relating to unlawful gambling. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by December 12th, 2021.

American Civil Liberties Union

Staff Attorney – Racial Justice Program. New York, NY. Duties include: (1) Creating and implementing multi-pronged strategies using litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and public education to further RJP’s Indigenous Justice work; (2) Litigation in federal and state courts; (3) Working with ACLU political advocacy and affiliate staff on bills in state legislatures and in Congress; (4) Policy advocacy to affect change in state and federal administrative agencies; (5) Engaging in community outreach and public speaking; (6) Working closely with legal and non-legal program staff, particularly legislative, communications, advocacy, and fundraising professionals; (7) Working with ACLU National and affiliate staff across the organization on Indigenous Justice issues; (8) Developing strong relationships with tribes, tribal groups, and tribal advocacy organizations; and (9) Supervising legal fellows and support staff. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply here.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

General Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Representing Legal Department at meetings and maintaining clear lines of communication with the TCC President and Executive Board; (2) 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; (3) Overseeing, developing, or reviewing required legal instruments; (4) Acting as expert consultant and legal advisor; (5) Preparing annual departmental budget and otherwise managing Legal Department; (6) Overseeing the coordination and technical guidance of TCC’s overall advocacy efforts on behalf of TCC and or member tribes; (7) Responsible for the TCC elections and updates to the TCC governing documents; and (8) Serving as TCC’s point of contact for all communication between TCC and HHS’ Office of the General Counsel and is responsible for the management and processing of all FTCA / tort claims related activities.

Associate Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Duties include: (1) Assisting the General Counsel in all matters assigned to the legal division; (2) Handling general legal matters within their areas of expertise or as assigned; (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) Assisting programs in negotiation and draft commercial, construction, contractual and other agreements; (7) Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuing that appropriate risk management strategies are in place; (8) Providing legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization and member tribes.

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.

Alaska Native Justice Center

Summer 2022 Native Law Clerk InternAnchorage, AK. Our mission is justice for Alaska Native People. This internship seeks to encourage rising 3L law students to work in the field of Native law.  Interns will have opportunities to pursue a wide variety of projects. We provide legal services to victims and survivors of crime, including representation in family law matters and protective order cases. We also support and partner with Alaska Tribes to build capacity, implement cultural values and remedies, and access resources for Tribal Justice Systems. Finally, we represent Alaska Tribes in State Child of Need Aid cases where the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) applies. The internship offers training; the opportunity to shadow experienced attorneys advocating on behalf of Alaska Tribes, tribal organizations and Native people; and a competitive stipend. Alaska Native/American Indian applicants, as defined in P.L. 93-638 Indian Self-Determination Act, who are currently enrolled as 1L and 2L law students are also encouraged to apply here by January 14th, 2022.

Rosette, LLP

Indian Law Attorney. Sacramento, CA. Rosette, LLP is a majority-Indian owned and operated law firm providing legal services to federally-recognized Indian tribes and their governmental entities and agencies nationwide. We are looking for a talented person who has at least three years of Indian law work experience or be a graduate of a law school that provides Indian law curriculum or a certificate in federal Indian law. Candidates must be a member in good standing of at least the California Bar. Preference will be given to attorneys who have an established commitment to protecting the interests of federally-recognized Indian Tribes and matters involving Native American heritage, as well as a keen interest and experience in Federal Indian law including in the areas of litigation (in tribal, state and federal courts), transactional law, gaming law, internal tribal governance matters, lobbying, water law and/environmental law. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic atmosphere with targeted supervision. That person must have a valid California Driver’s License, the ability to travel to attend client meetings and attend court appearances. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills are required. Must have the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships. Must also be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States. Please see the position description for more information.

Criminal Division of the Yakima Office

Assistant U.S. Attorney. Yakima, WA. The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will serve in the Criminal Division of the Yakima office. The primary assignments for this attorney will be the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of criminal matters involving violent crimes, firearms, drug trafficking, counterfeiting, child exploitation, explosives, as well as white-collar fraud and economic crimes. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by Sunday, December 19th, 2021; 11:59pm EST.

Assistant U.S. Attorney. Yakima, WA. The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will serve in the Criminal Division of the Yakima office. The primary assignments for this attorney will be the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of criminal matters involving violent crimes, firearms, drug trafficking, counterfeiting, child exploitation, explosives, as well as white-collar fraud and economic crimes. Interested candidates should apply here by Sunday, December 19th, 2021; 11:59pm EST.

Humboldt County Human Resources

Social Worker Supervisor II. Eureka, CA. Duties include: (1) Planning, assigning, directing, mentoring, coaching, and reviewing the work of employees providing the most advanced or complex casework such as adoptions and protective services; (2) Consulting with and guiding social workers in providing counseling, support, and guidance to clients with complex or specialized needs; (3) Reviewing and approving forms, applications, court reports, placements, reports of abuse, and other documents to verify information or determine proper course of action; (4) Reassessing and modifying case plans; (5) Testifying in court and supporting witnesses and victims who must testify in court; (6) Discussing or interpreting regulations, rules, policies, and programs to clients, applicants, staff and the general public; (7) Providing social services for sensitive or confidential cases; (8) Participating or interceding in interviews to defuse hostile or angry clients; and (9) Developing and preparing court reports, case plans, case narratives, and safety plans in automated computer systems. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by December 12th, 2021 11:59 PM Pacific.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney. Washington, DC and Oklahoma City, OK. In Washington, we are accepting applications from 2022 law school graduates and attorneys with up to five years of experience. In Oklahoma City, we are accepting applications from attorneys with at least three years of experience. Hobbs Straus is a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC; Portland, OR; Oklahoma City, OK; Sacramento, CA; and Anchorage, AK. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for almost 40 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending Tribal Nations’ rights and exercise of sovereignty, expanding opportunities for Tribal Nations, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Qualifications for candidates include: a strong academic performance; superior research and writing skills; strong communication skills; and a commitment to Federal Indian Law. Please see the position description for more information and for application requirements.

The Indian Law Resource Center – Request for Proposals

Strategic Communications / Public Relations. Helen, MT. The Center is seeking and accepting proposals from strategic communications/public affairs firms to create and implement a robust communications strategy to raise the profile of an Indigenous land rights case currently before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights through earned media opportunities and public affairs tactics reaching audiences in the United States, Guatemala, the European Union, and global Indigenous-led organizations. See the full RFP outlining the scope of work and proposal requirements here. Proposals are due by December 22nd, 2021, at 5:00pm MST, via email to lmyaya@indianlaw.org with the subject line: “Maya Q’eqchi’ Agua Caliente Indigenous Community RFP Response”

Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson LLP

2022 Summer Law Clerks. Sacramento, CA; Kansas City, MO; Rapid City, SD; and Washington D.C. Whether clerks will work from a firm office or remotely will be determined closer to the start date. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is strongly preferred. Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment. Peebles Kidder offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10-week summer position. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcript to Robert Frazer at rfrazer@ndnlaw.com by December 24th, 2021. Please find more information here.

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.

Legal Secretary (Water Rights Unit), Under the direction of the Administrative Legal Secretary and the Assistant Attorney General, provides general office support by greeting clients, answering telephone calls, and screening and routing calls, requests and visitors to Unit staff. Records messages accurately left by clients, callers, visitors, etc. Understands and utilizes software and technology necessary to perform duties, i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Operates a variety of office equipment, including transcribing machines, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, scanners, binding machines, printers, paper shredders and other types of equipment as technology changes. Schedules meetings, conferences, conference calls and other types of appointments. Prepares agendas and meeting materials. Prepares and assists in the preparation of notices, petitions, pleadings, complaints, briefs, summons, orders, affidavits and other legal forms and documents. Transcribes hearings, depositions, and minutes for use by attorneys. Develops and maintains case files for the Water Rights Unit.  This position is open until December 10th, 2021 by 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.

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.

Legal Secretary – Office of the Prosecutor. Dilkon, Arizona. Duties include: (1) Finalizing prosecutor’s draft legal correspondence, forms, documents, and/or reports, reviewing for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with applicable rules and regulations; (2) With prosecutor oversight, finalizing draft notices, petitions, pleadings, complaints, briefs, summons, orders, affidavits and other legal forms; (3) Transcribing hearings, depositions, and meetings for use by the prosecutors/attorneys or as court exhibits; (4) Opening new cases in Justware using established procedures, completing case management, and closing of completed case files; and (5) Inputting reports, preparing and generating reports/statistical information, meeting regularly with team as required for renewals of program, and maintaining daily operations of district office. 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. Window Rock, AZ – White Collar Crime Unit. Duties include: (1) Under general supervision of Senior Investigator, maintaining office files; (2) Greeting the public, answering telephone calls, routing calls and taking messages; (3) Making travel and lodging arrangements; (4) Processing and distributing incoming and outgoing mail; (5) Taking and transcribing minutes of meetings; (6) Preparing work orders, supply requisitions, travel documents and related financial documents within established limits and procedures; (7) Maintaining court hearing dockets and court schedule tracks and maintaining records and status of processes used in department; and (8) Attending meetings, trainings and conferences as it relates to work, assisting in preparing, storing, and securing evidence, preparing legal documents, assisting with special projects and assignments. This position is open until December 9th, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

The California Native American Heritage Commission

Legal Analyst. Yolo County, CA. The Native American Heritage Commission (Commission) has statewide jurisdiction over Native American human remains burials and sacred sites on public and private property. The Commission will begin to enforce the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Health and Safety Code section 8010 et seq. (CalNAGPRA) for the first time since it became law in 2001 and adopt regulations for its implementation. The Legal Analyst, CalNAGPRA, will provide paralegal support for the Deputy General Counsel, CalNAGPRA, by performing paralegal duties to support the implementation of, adoption of regulations, and conduct of mediations administrative proceedings for, CalNAGPRA. Interested candidates should apply here by December 20th, 2021.

University of California Los Angeles

2022-2024 Law Fellows. Los Angeles, CA. Emmett Institute Fellowships in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. Fellows work on issues relating to environmental law and policy and will generate policy-oriented publications and other products for the Institute, in collaboration with other UCLA Law faculty. Fellows typically work on projects related to climate change, natural resource conservation, environmental justice, pollution control, land use, international environmental governance, and other topics related to environmental law and policy. Fellows also assist the Institute’s Executive Directors with projects that advance the Institute’s work, including by organizing conferences, workshops, public education and outreach efforts, and other events. In addition to these responsibilities, which will continue year-round, Fellows sometimes take on teaching responsibilities. Applicants should apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07086. Please submit a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a transcript of studies in law school, a writing sample of no more than ten pages, and contact information for three references. Applications should be received by Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Visit our website at https://www.law.ucla.edu/emmett for more information about our program.

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Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Staff Attorney. Siletz, OR. Duties include: (1) Advising Tribal administration/departments on legal issues; (2) Representing Tribal administration in Tribal court, state and federal courts, arbitration, and other judicial and administrative forums; (3) Maintaining current knowledge of statutes and new legislation affecting Tribal activities; (4) Interpreting Federal, State, and Tribal Law as it applies to Tribal program development and application; (5) Developing or revising ordinances and policies; (6) Supervising and directing department personnel; (7) Assisting Tribal Attorney on issues of Tribal significance, and in other Tribal issues, at the Tribal Attorney’s discretion; and (8) Coordinating department activities to the Tribal Attorney’s overall legal strategy for the Tribe. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a Tribal Application for Employment Form; see the position description for specifics. This position is open until filled.

Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson LLP

2022 Summer Law Clerks. Sacramento, CA; Kansas City, MO; Rapid City, SD; and Washington D.C. Whether clerks will work from a firm office or remotely will be determined closer to the start date. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is strongly preferred. Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment. Peebles Kidder offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10-week summer position. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcript to Robert Frazer at rfrazer@ndnlaw.com by December 3rd, 2021. Please find more information here.

American Civil Liberties Union

Legal Director. Lincoln, NE. Duties include: (1) Maintaining and developing impact litigation and advocacy docket; (2) Managing all aspects of the ACLU’s litigation program; (3) Overseeing the investigation and development of cases prior to filing litigation; (4) Building litigation teams with in-house lawyers, cooperating counsel, and other partners; (5) Overseeing litigation in federal and state court and ensuring effective client counseling; (6) Supervising a team of five staff attorneys, contract paralegal, and multiple law clerks; (7) Serving as a spokesperson for the ACLU, working closely with communications team to engage in strategic public forums, advocacy discussions, and media opportunities; and (8) Assisting with administrative matters. Please see the position description for more details. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@aclunebraska.org with the subject “Legal Director” and state how you learned of the position in the cover letter. Position is open until filled.

Legal & Policy Counsel. Lincoln, NE. Duties include: (1) Conducting legal and policy research and analysis; (2) Drafting legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, motions, and briefs; (3) Conducting legislative and administrative advocacy before government bodies; (4) Assisting with intake, correspondence, and administrative matters; (5) Interviewing witnesses and potential clients; (6) Providing support and assistance to ACLU clients, legal staff, and cooperating attorneys; (7) Supervising student interns/law clerks; and (8) Occasionally serving as a spokesperson for ACLU of Nebraska. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send an email and cover letter to jobs@aclunebraska.org with the subject line. The position is open until filled.

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.

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.

The Catawba Nation

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.

Deputy Tribal Administrator. Duties include: (1) Coordinating the workforce to meet and support the needs of Tribal members and the general public; (2) Managing on-site training needs for staff and leadership; (3) Overseeing implementation of Tribal Ordinances in government operations and throughout all tribal entities; (4) Writing RFPs to engage consultants needed for government projects; (5) Reviewing policies and procedures of departments and recommending changes as needed; (6) Managing special projects as delegated by the Executive Committee and Tribal Administrator; (7) Attending meetings and compiling reports for the Executive Committee and General Council. Please see the position description for more information.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Associate Tribal AttorneyPort Angeles, WA. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeks a full-time Associate Tribal Attorney for its on-reservation Office of Tribal Attorney (“OTA”).  Duties include: (1) Handling most of the Tribe’s legal workload; and (2) Supervising outside counsel. This is a new position and will be the third Attorney in OTA.  Associate will have a significant caseload spanning the full spectrum of tribal legal work. Please see the position description for more information. Open until filled. Please apply by November 15th, 2021, to ensure priority consideration. Applications submitted after that date may also be considered. 

Tanana Chiefs Conference

General Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Under general supervision of the President. Duties include: (1) Performing fiduciary duties exclusive to TCC; (2) Representing Legal Department at meetings and maintaining clear lines of communication; (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; (5) Acting as expert consultant and legal advisor; (6) Preparing annual departmental budget and otherwise managing Legal Department; (7) Overseeing the coordination and technical guidance of TCC’s overall advocacy efforts on behalf of TCC and or member tribes; (8) Being responsible for the TCC elections and updates to the TCC governing documents; and (9) Serving as TCC’s point of contact for all communication between TCC and HHS’ Office of the General Counsel. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Associate Counsel. Fairbanks, AK. Under the general supervision of the General Counsel. 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; (6) Assisting programs in negotiation and drafting commercial, construction, contractual and other agreements; (7) Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place; and (8) 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.

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Corporate Attorney. Milwaukee, WI. Duties include: (1) Providing legal counsel and services to Forest County Potawatomi Community to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law; (2) Contracting management and administration; (3) Reviewing, researching, interpreting, and preparing both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues with respect to federal, tribal and state laws; and (4) Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. Applicants can apply to fcp.jobs or email a CV to terrance.brown@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov.

Attorney – Health Insurance. Milwaukee, WI or Crandon, WI. Duties include: (1) Providing legal counsel to the Health & Wellness Center and the tribe’s insurance department and general insurance coverage to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law; (2) Provides legal guidance and advice involving various areas of law involving health care providers, pharmacy, vision, dental and other clinic needs and overall insurance needs of the tribe; (3) Reviewing, researching, interpreting, and preparing both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues; (4) Drafting, reviewing, and approving policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, contracts, leases, and other legal documents; (5) Researching legal issues and recommending revisions as necessary; and (6) Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. Applicants can apply to fcp.jobs or email a CV to terrance.brown@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Tribal Attorney III. Cass Lake, MN. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Legal Department Director with analysis for ongoing legal cases and issues in a broad spectrum of practice areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; (2) Preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, Ordinances, and Resolutions; (3) Representing the Band in Tribal Court and State Court; (4) Providing analysis for ongoing legal cases and issues including Business Transactions, Finance, Gaming, Government Affairs, Litigation, Environmental Law and Policy, Energy, Natural Resources, Taxation, Tribally controlled schools and colleges, and Tribal Housing; (5) Researching and drafting complex legal opinions, preparing drafts of contracts, notices, ordinances, codes, resolutions and other legal documents; and (6) Defending and prosecuting on behalf of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in all actions arising under the jurisdiction of the Leech Lake Tribal Court, other state and federal district courts and forums as needed. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants can apply here and email documents to david.paquette@llojibwe.net.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Court Clerk Level II. Duties include: (1) Providing clerical support and records management for operation of the Tribal Court, and support services for the Chief Court Clerk, Court Administrator, Chief Judge, Associate Judges, and Pro Tempore Judges; (2) Overseeing issuance of summons, subpoenas, orders; and (3) Assisting as necessary with the legal and administrative needs of a jury trial. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here. The position is open until filled.

Court Clerk Level III. Duties include: (1) Providing clerical support and records management for operation of the Tribal Court, and support services for the Chief Court Clerk, Court Administrator, Chief Judge, Associate Judges, and Pro Tempore Judges; (2) Assisting the public, attorneys, law enforcement, social services, and other agencies in submitting filings; and (3) Explaining without providing legal advice how to amend filings so that it may be accepted by the Court. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can apply here.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Natural Resources Attorney. La Conner, WA. Qualified applicants must have experience or demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: protection of treaty rights, Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Magnuson Act, or the Clean Water Act implementation or compliance, FERC (re)licensing, shoreline regulations, or regulation of extractive industries, including coal or oil, or vessel or rail traffic. The position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and two samples of independent writing to Wendy Otto, wotto@swinomish.nsn.us.

The Nez Perce Tribe

Prosecutor. Lapwai, ID. Duties include: (1) Representing the Tribe in all criminal and juvenile cases before Nez Perce Tribal Court; (2) Reviewing reports and charging cases, drafting written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents; (3) Representing the Tribe in civil prosecutions and Minor-In-Need-of-Care proceedings that come before the Tribal Court; and (4) Supervising an Administrative Legal Assistant, Deputy Prosecutor, and Child
Support Enforcement Attorney. Please see the position description for more details. Interested candidates should submit a resume, legal writing sample, and three professional references by applying here.

American Civil Liberties Union

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

Indigenous Justice Program Coordinator. Albuquerque, NM. Duties include: (1) Building capacity and knowledge within the nationwide ACLU to effectively and respectfully engage in Indigenous Justice work; (2) Facilitating internal and external education to build awareness and increase visibility across affiliates and within the ACLU organization; (3) Building long-term partnerships forged on respect and mutuality between the ACLU and Indigenous Communities, Movements, and Tribes to serve as a national and regional resource for and to advance Indigenous Justice. In addition to nationwide responsibilities, the IJ Program Coordinator will work with staff in the ACLU of New Mexico to advance local Indigenous Justice priorities. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Legal Director – ACLU of Washington. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing vision, direction and support for the ACLU-WA’s legal program; (2) Coordination and management of the legal department and its docket, staff, and network of cooperating attorneys; and (3) Developing and pursuing litigation as part of an integrated advocacy strategy and a demonstrated ability to work with, support and inspire others in innovative advocacy. Please view the full job description, including how to apply, by visiting our website at https://aclu-wa.org/pages/legal-director. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line your name and “Legal Director” by January 15th, 2022.

Principal Tribal Court Advocate – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned; (2) Child Support Enforcement: Presenting child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals; (3) Participating in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; and (4) Providing legal advice and case strategy.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit) – Office of the Attorney General. Window 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.

Chief Prosecutor – Office of the Chief 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) 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, and making necessary amendments. 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.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); (2) Researching and studying litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; (3) Preparing oral arguments, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; (5) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; and (7) Making decisions in sensitive case and seeking assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Shiprock, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; (2) Reviewing citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Interviewing witnesses, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (5) Preparing a legal strategy; (6) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (7) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions, and other required documents for court presentation; (8) Providing training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; (9) Collaborating with law enforcement agencies; (10) Presenting major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; This position is sedentary with a potential for high levels of stress. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Legal Secretary – Office of the Prosecutor. Dilkon, Arizona. Duties include: (1) Finalizing prosecutor’s draft legal correspondence, forms, documents, and/or reports, reviewing for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with applicable rules and regulations; (2) With prosecutor oversight, finalizing draft notices, petitions, pleadings, complaints, briefs, summons, orders, affidavits and other legal forms; (3) Transcribing hearings, depositions, and meetings for use by the prosecutors/attorneys or as court exhibits; (4) Opening new cases in Justware using established procedures, completing case management, and closing of completed case files; and (5) Inputting reports, preparing and generating reports/statistical information, meeting regularly with team as required for renewals of program, and maintaining daily operations of district office. 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. Window Rock, AZ – White Collar Crime Unit. Duties include: (1) Under general supervision of Senior Investigator, maintaining office files; (2) Greeting the public, answering telephone calls, routing calls and taking messages; (3) Making travel and lodging arrangements; (4) Processing and distributing incoming and outgoing mail; (5) Taking and transcribing minutes of meetings; (6) Preparing work orders, supply requisitions, travel documents and related financial documents within established limits and procedures; (7) Maintaining court hearing dockets and court schedule tracks and maintaining records and status of processes used in department; and (8) Attending meetings, trainings and conferences as it relates to work, assisting in preparing, storing, and securing evidence, preparing legal documents, assisting with special projects and assignments. This position is open until December 9th, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Legal Secretary – Office of the Prosecutor. Chinle, AZ. Under general supervision of Senior Investigator. Duties include: (1) Maintaining office files; (2) Greeting the public, answering telephone calls, routing calls and taking messages; (3) Making travel and lodging arrangements; (4) Receiving, processing, logging, and distributing incoming and outgoing mail; (5) Taking and transcribing minutes of meetings; (6) Monitors, orders and maintains office supplies and inventory; prepares work orders, supply requisitions, travel documents and related financial documents within established limits and procedures; maintains court hearing dockets and court schedule tracks and maintains records and status of processes used in department; attend meetings, trainings and conferences as it relates to work, assist in preparing, storing, and securing evidence, prepare legal documents as required by staff, assist with special projects and assignments.  This position is open until December 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Legal Secretary – Office of the Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  Duties include: (1) Providing legal office administrative support to prosecutorial office; (2) Drafting legal correspondence and reports, developing and maintaining legal case files; (3) Proofreading all legal documents for accuracy, completeness, and conformance; (4) Maintaining and preparing for destruction legal documents with applicable policy and regulations; (5) Receiving criminal complaints/police reports and juvenile referrals and processes them (via Justware) for prosecutor review and filing. Receives incoming motions and pleadings, generates subpoenas, affidavits, and notice for submission to the courts. Meets with prosecutors on case management support and assist in communicating with witness, defense council and victims for upcoming court hearing, Collects and compiles statistical information from Justware and related sources for special and quarterly reports and projects. Maintains court hearing dockets and court schedule for calendaring.  This position is open until December 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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.

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 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 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.  

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.  

The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)

Government Relations Manager. Alaska. Duties include: (1) Advancing AVCP’s advocacy priorities primarily by preparing white papers and advocacy documents; (2) Tracking legislation and regulations of interest to AVCP and member tribes; (3) Preparing testimony and talking points for listening sessions and consultations; and (4) Keeping our member tribes informed and engaged in region-wide advocacy initiatives. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to janderson@avcp.org and complete the online application for employment. Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis.