Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Tribal Court Judge, Washoe County, NV. Responsible for the administration of justice and the efficient and effectiveness of all Courtroom proceedings held in the Tribal Court of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. See attached the employment application. For more information, contact Human Resources at Reno-Sparks Indian Colony via www.RSIC.org.

Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Administrative Law Judge, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane Valley, and Tacoma, WA. primary role is to conduct hearings that are fair–in both substance and appearance–and issue well-reasoned, timely decisions. Interviews will be held in-person in Olympia and are anticipated to occur March 10-12. Please see the position description for more information.

Anchorage U.S. Attorney’s Office

Assistant United States Attorney, Anchorage, AK. Responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. This is an open continuous announcement with a closing date of 3/31/2020.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Tribal Attorney, Sisseton, SD. Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information. Contact Arnold Williams 698-8238 ArnoldW@SWO-NSN.GOV or or Denise Hill 698-8251 DeniseH@SWO-NSN.GOV with questions.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, MN. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor. Open until filled. Application here. Please see the job description at millelacsband.com/jobs for more information.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, Washington, DC.  Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP,  a national law firm that specializes in Federal Indian Law, seeks a Legislative Analyst.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

InterTribal Court of Southern California

Tribal Court Administrator, Valley Center, CA. For duties please see attached job description. Position will remain open until filled.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Publication Support Specialist, West Hollywood, CA. This is a full-time position responsible for a range of duties that support the development, coordination and printing of resource materials, publications, outreach materials and other written documents produced by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. To apply for this position, email resume and one page cover letter to jessica@tlpi.org. Application closes March 16, 2020. For more information please see the job announcement.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, CO. Attorneys in the Denver office handle a wide range of litigation arising primarily in the Intermountain West and Southwest. The new Staff Attorney may eventually work in focal areas depending on the needs of the office and our clients, but in the near term, s/he will be expected to focus on matters related to climate change and oil and gas regulation.

Deputy Managing Attorney, California Regional in San Francisco, CA. We seek an experienced attorney with strong interest and skills in management and at least ten years of litigation experience. Please see the attached description for more information.

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Staff Attorney, Choctaw, MS. Under the direction of the Tribe’s Attorney General, the Staff Attorney is responsible for providing general legal services for the tribal government and representing the Tribe in various criminal and civil actions in tribal, state, and federal courts. Please see position description for more information. The Tribe’s Employment Application can be found here. This position closes 02/24/2020.

Partnering for Native Health

AmeriCorps Attorney, Taos, NM. Partnering for Native Health is an award-winning multidisciplinary project that embeds AmeriCorps Attorney Members in the tribal health care system to address the health-harming legal needs. Please see the position description for more information.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Summer Intern, GLIFWC Division of Intergovernmental Affairs, Odanah, WI. Starting and Ending Date: June 1, 2020-August 7, 2020. Assist Policy Analyst in meetings with tribal councils, tribal attorneys and other officials, and tribal community members, to present on, and collect feedback regarding, the GLIFWC Model Treaty-Harvested Food Code. Some travel is required, with travel reimbursement pursuant to GLIFWC policies and federal regulations. Housing is offered to interns who live beyond a reasonable commuting distance; American Indian hiring preference; law students are welcome to apply. Closing Date: March 6, 2020, at 4:30 PM CST.

A list of all GLIFWC Summer Internships is available here.

Navajo Nation

Legislative Branch

Staff Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Office of Legislative Counsel seeks  an  attorney to fill. The position provides  legal advice and legal representative to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its Standing Committees, Boards, and Commissions,  involving various areas of law. Knowledge of legal principles as well as Indian law, Navajo Nation law, Navajo Nation Government and legislative process in general is required. For more information a full job qualifications and application are accessible at www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov.  The position is open until filled. A copy of the Application packet should also be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel at the address below.

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Office of Legislative Counsel  seeks  a Principal Attorney to fill. The position is under the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties  includes  legal advice and  representations to  the entities of the Navajo Nation/Legislative Branch in area of law. Supervise and work with other attorneys of the Office. Knowledge of legal principal as well as  Indian Law. For more information a full job qualifications and application are accessible at www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov.  The position is open until filled. A copy of the Application packet should also be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel at the address below.

Senior Tribal Court Advocate, Window Rock, AZ. The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks a Senior Tribal Court Advocate (Senior Advocate) to perform a variety of legal and analytical tasks. The Senior Advocate should have knowledge of general  Indian Law principals, as well as applicable federal  law and Navajo Nation; familiarity with the Navajo Nation Governments and Legislative processes, legal research experience and proficiency, and writing and advocacy experience and advocacy. Senior Advocate will work under the supervision of a Principal Attorney and direction of Chief Legislative Counsel. For more information, please see the position description or apply, visit www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled. A copy of the Application packet should also be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel.

Judicial Branch

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Government Development Commission

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. Pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §972(A)(2), one member of the Commission “shall be nominated by the Judicial Branch through the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation to serve a term of two years from the date of confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council; the nominee shall be a licensed attorney and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.” All interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume by February 28, 2020. Nominations to the Commission are subject to confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council. Contact karenfrancis@navajo-nsn.gov with questions.

 

See posts from February 7, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Administrative Law Judge,  Olympia, Seattle, Spokane Valley, and Tacoma, WA. mainly preside over telephonic hearings but will also conduct in-person hearings for both pro se and represented parties. Interviews will be held in-person in Olympia and are anticipated to occur March 10-12. Application closes Monday, February 17, 2020 11:59PM Pacific Time. For more information please see the job description.

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Associate General Counsel, Temecula, CA. Provide legal services, representation and advice on legal issues confronting the Tribal Government, its entities and enterprises; provide guidance and assistance to Tribal Government departments; and provide limited service to tribal members in matters relating to tribal status. For more information, please see the job description.

Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP

Litigation Attorney, Louisville, CO.  Handle a range of civil cases through all stages of litigation in tribal, state and federal forums.  Experience with oil/gas, water law, environmental and commercial litigation is a plus. Please send a resume and references to Debra Foulk at dfoulk@ndnlaw.com by Friday, February 28, 2020. For more information please see the job description.

The Suquamish Tribe

Forestry Program Manager, Natural Resource Department, Suquamish, WA. The Program Manager manages and mentors program staff, updates and implements the Port Madison Indian Reservation Forest Management Plan, develops and manages program budgets and grants, evaluates program capacity and needs, and develops strategies to address priorities. This position is open until filled.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Community Partnerships Program, Washington, D.C. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.  Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. For more information please see the position description.

Senior Counsel, Contracts and Compliance, San Francisco, CA. The Senior Counsel will be focused mainly implementing a contract management system, drafting contracts, conforming contracts to Earthjustice standards and helping to negotiate contract terms with vendors.  The Senior Counsel will also provide general support to the General Counsel’s office, potentially on a variety of subjects related to compliance and meeting law firm best management practices. Please see the position description for more information.

Confederate Colville Tribes

Chief Judge, Nespelem, WA. Responsible for maintaining a fair and just court system for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation pursuant to the Constitution of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Closing date is 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time, February 28, 2020. Visit this link or see the job description for more information.

Environmental Law Institute

Research and Publications Intern, Washington D.C. Substantive areas of focus include domestic and international policy and law such as: land use, biodiversity, air quality, public health, hazardous waste and brownfields, wetlands and watershed, environmental justice, Indigenous issues, and more. Applications for the summer internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST Friday, March 6, 2020, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information please see the internship description.

WI Judicare Inc.

Executive Director, Wausau, WI.  The position will require day-to-day oversight o, including employment and supervision of staff members; setting fiscal policies pursuant to the Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. Board of Directors’ direction; managing grant compliance; submission of required reports, audits and tax returns; and ensuring appropriate fund balances are maintained. For more information please see the job description for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direct and oversight of the In-House General Counsel. Position is open until filled. Visit this link or see the description for more information.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Part-time Attorney, Traverse City, MI. The focus of this position (around 30 hours a month) will be simple estate planning with individuals in the Native American communities throughout the state. Please see the position description for more information.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Sacramento, CA.  Legal assistance to low-income individuals and tribes on an extensive range of Indian law issues.  Duties will include research and writing, counsel and advice, representation in federal, state, and tribal court, and community outreach.  Open until filled.  See job description for more information.

Intake Advocate/Paralegal, Sacramento, CA.  Duties will include conducting client intakes, gathering information on potential Indian law issues, performing follow-up investigation and research, drafting client documents under attorney supervision, providing referrals, and administrative duties.  Open until filled.  See job description for more information.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort.  Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here.

Tulalip Tribes of Washington

Staff Attorney, Tulalip, WA. The Office of Reservation Attorney representing the Tulalip government seeks an Attorney with their main assignment focusing on environmental, land use, leasing, planning and zoning, and litigation.  Closing date is February 28, 2020.  Please see the Job Announcement for all details regarding this position.

Pueblo of Laguna

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

Native American Agriculture Law Center

Staff Attorney, St. Paul, MN. NAALC is a national program of the Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG) serving Native American farmers, ranchers, fishers, their communities, and their advocates. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2020. The Staff Attorney could work from FLAG’s St. Paul office or potentially work remotely. For more information, please see the job description.

See posts from February 7, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort.  Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Paralegal, Fulton, MI. Develops and maintains archive files for all legal projects and tasks undertaken by the Legal Department; Develops procedures for file management and tracking of open project files for work assigned to the Legal Department; and more. Application closes February 10, 2020 at 8:30am ET. Apply here.

Nisqually Indian Tribe

RFP, Olympia, WA.The Nisqually Indian Tribe seeks interested Law Firms or Attorneys to submit proposals to provide legal advice on Enrollment and Membership issues to the Nisqually Tribal Council and Nisqually Tribal Enrollment Committee.  This is a contract position.  Monthly billable hours are not generally expected to exceed 20 hours per month. Closing date is February 14, 2020. Please see the description for more information.

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA.  Under general direction of the In-House Counsel, the Tribal Attorney will be part of the Legal Department’s function of delivering legal counsel, advice and support as the legal advisor to the Tribe, including the Tribal Council, General Membership, all Tribal Administrators and department heads, and various committees and commissions. Please see the job description for more information.

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

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

Rosette, LLP

Attorney, Oklahoma City, OK.  Rosette, LLP, a national law firm that specializes in Federal Indian Law seeks Attorney for the Firm’s Oklahoma City office.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for all the details regarding this position.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Attorney_Senior AttorneyAttorney/Senior Attorney, Minneapolis, MN. The position involves advising and working with Bank management as well as regular interaction with attorneys from other Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Areas of practice within the department include the typical in-house areas such as procurement/contracts, intellectual property and other general corporate matters. There is no closing date. Apply here. For more information please see the job description.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General

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

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

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

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

Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Shiprock, NM Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Crownpoint, NM Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until 2/11/2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Unit

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

 

See posts from January 24, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Michigan State University College of Law

Librarian I, East Lansing, MI. The Law College’s Librarian I provides reference and research assistance and instruction to law school faculty, students, staff, and the general public. This posting will stay open until filled and more information can be found here.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney, Portland, OR.  Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm that specializes in Federal Indian Law, seeks Associate Attorney to work in our Portland, OR office.   This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

Associate Attorney, Washington, DC.  Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm that specializes in Federal Indian Law, seeks Associate Attorney to work in our Washington, DC office.   This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor II, Bellingham, WA. Represent the Nation in Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, including civil traffic, environmental and natural resource violations, civil forfeiture, exclusions, juvenile delinquency proceedings, and drug court. Application closes January 30, 2020. For more information please see the position description.

Staff Attorney III, Bellingham, WA. Staff Attorney III works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney for the Lummi Nation performing duties primarily concerning tribal and cultural sovereignty, and self-governance, with a special emphasis on protecting treaty fishing and hunting rights. Application closes February 4, 2020.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here.

Nevada Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Reno, NV. The Program provides a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but no later than February 29, 2020.

Mille Lacs Band Tribal Court

Part-time Law Clerk, Onamia, MN. Responsible for assisting the Tribal Court judiciary with legal research, drafting of court decisions, and special court development projects. Open until filled. Visit http://www.Millelacsband.com or see the job description for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application submission – Open Until Filled.

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

Administrative Assistant II; Dept: Pueblo Courts/Probation & Public Defender Office. Closing date for application submission – February 3, 2020.

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

Navajo Nation

Judicial Branch

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Office of the Attorney General

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

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

Assistant Attorney General, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General, manages the “Human Services and Government Unit” of the Office of the Attorney General; provides legal direction to other attorneys and advocates in providing complex legal representation to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments, and Local governmental units regarding a wide range of legal issues, including the Divisions of Education, Health, Social Services, General Services, Human Resources, Public Safety, Veteran Affairs, and the Judicial and Legislative Branches.  This position is open until 1/28/2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Shiprock, NM Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Unit

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

See posts from January 17, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Pueblo of Laguna

RFP, Defense Legal Services, Pueblo of Laguna, NM. Seeks proposal from any law firm or individual practicing attorney to provide legal services for adult criminal defense or representation of juveniles in delinquency proceedings when there is conflict of interest or unavailability of regular defender. Reply by March 4, 2020.

RFP, Prosecutor Legal Services, Pueblo of Laguna, NM. Seeks proposals from any law firm or individual practicing attorney to provide prosecutorial legal services for adult criminal or juvenile delinquency cases when there is conflict of interest or unavailability of regular prosecutor. Reply by March 4, 2020.

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court, Pueblo of Laguna, NM.Full-time attorney to represent adult criminal defendants and juveniles in delinquency cases in Laguna Pueblo Court. Leisurely commute from Albuquerque metro or Grants. Application is open until filled.

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.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Paralegal, Fulton, MI. Develops and maintains archive files for all legal projects; Develops procedures for file management and tracking of open project files; Composes memoranda, correspondence, and draft pleadings/documents; and more.For more information and to apply visit the link. Application closes January 28, 2020 at 8:30AM.

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice

Tribal Prosecutor. This position shall represent the ho-Chunk Nation in the prosecution of criminal code and civil offenses. Coordinate with Ho-Chunk Nation law enforcement for investigations, evaluating evidence, and case preparation. For more information please see the position description. Application form here.

Earthjustice

Deputy Managing Attorney, International Program, San Francisco, CA. The Managing Attorney will directly supervise seven program attorneys and professional staff. Additionally, this role will work with the Managing Attorney and other staff to help develop and lead the program’s growing body of work to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in key countries around the world. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Summer 2020 Tribal Partnerships Clerkship, Denver, CO or Seattle, WA. Work with attorneys in the Tribal Partnerships Program to conduct legal research, produce legal writing, and help develop outreach and partnership strategies. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. For more information please see the position description.

The Suquamish Tribe

Forestry Program Manager, Natural Resource Department, Suquamish, WA. The Program Manager manages and mentors program staff, updates and implements the Port Madison Indian Reservation Forest Management Plan, develops and manages program budgets and grants, evaluates program capacity and needs, and develops strategies to address priorities. This position is open until filled

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Tenured or Tenure-track Law Professor, St. Paul, MN.  Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks a professor to serve as Co-Director of its Indian Law Program and teach Tribal Law and related courses.  Applications close 1/24/20.  Contact colette.routel@mitchellhamline.edu with questions.

Yurok Tribe

Title IVE Manager, Northern California. To apply please visit www.yuroktribe.org or call (707) 482-1350 for more information.

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

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

Udall Foundation, John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution

(Senior) Program Associate, Tucson, AZ. Support and assist Project and Program Managers to provide NCECR services in facilitation and mediation, project intake, management and contracting of neutral third-party contractor selection, support and management of the neutral contract, and support management of multiple projects simultaneously.  Closing Date of Application: January 27, 2020. For more information visit the website or see the job description.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court

Contract Grant Writer, Placerville, CA. This is a short-contract position helping a growing Tribal Court in the preparation and submission of a grant tied to the important work of juvenile justice. Timeframes for submitting proposals are shortened due to upcoming project. Deadline January 27, 2020. Please see description for more information.

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Staff Attorney, Norfolk, NE. Provide legal assistance to Native Americans in tribal, state, and federal forums. Emphasis on representing Native survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking.  Position open until filled. See job description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

Tribal Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Pendelton, OR. OLC provides legal services and representation to the CTUIR Board of Trustees and all respective tribal departments, managers, and staff.  For more information please see the position description.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

See posts from January 10, 2020.

 

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women

Executive Director, Albuquerque, NM.  Lead the organization in building and strengthening social, political, and economic environments in which violence against Native American women no longer exists. Application closes January 15th, 2020. Please see the position description for more information and how to apply.

U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Law Clerk, St. George, UT. Judge David Nuffer oversees all cases originating out of the southern region of Utah. Main duties include: manage assigned civil and criminal cases, perform legal research as required, and make recommendations and propose solutions. Application closes 1/16/20.

Pueblo of Zuni Tribal Courts

Chief Tribal Judge, Zuni, NM. The Chief Tribal Judge performs judicial work of considerable and varying difficulty in the adjudication of cases. They are responsible for the administration and management of the Tribal Courts. Apply online at http://www.ashiwi.org. For more information please call the Zuni Human Resources Department at (505) 782-7086.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-House Counsel Vacancy Announcement, Pine Ridge, SD. The Junior Associate will work for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Council, the Executive Committee and the Health and Human Services and Education Standing Committees.  Counsel must attend weekly meetings with Committees and attend Tribal Council meetings as assigned. The application closes  January 17, 2020. Please see the position description for more information.

Anishinabe Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Cass Lake, Leech Lake Reservation, MN. Provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts, and Administrative Forums.  This position will be open until filled.  Please see the hiring announcement for additional information.

Hopi Tribe

Chief Prosecutor, Kykotsmovi, AZ. This position is responsible for executive and administrative control of the Hopi Office of the Prosecutor (“Office”), as well as the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by adult and juvenile offenders within the exterior boundaries of the Hopi Reservation, and presentation of minor in need of care matters in the Hopi Children’s Court. Other key duties are indicated on the attached job description.

Deputy Prosecutor, Kykotsmovi, AZ. This position performs professional legal work in the investigation and prosecution of adult and juvenile criminal offenses through conviction and appeal; presentation of certain civil cases in the Hopi Family Court, including Minor In Need of Care cases; legal research and preparation of Court documents; participates as directed in specialty dockets such the Hopi Family Wellness Court and Veterans’ Court; and more. Other key duties are indicated on the attached job description.

Deputy General Counsel, Kykotsmovi, AZ. Provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government – including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, the administrative departments, offices and programs. Other key duties are indicated on the attached job description.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Midwest Regional Office, Chicago, IL. Work closely with Staff Attorneys, a Deputy Managing Attorney, the Managing Attorney, and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases; Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy; and more. Applications are due by 2/3/2020, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the due date. Please see the position description for more information.

Associate Attorney, Northwest, Seattle, WA. Work closely with Staff Attorneys and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.  As the attorney gains experience, typically her or his case load will include both cases for which he or she has primary responsibility under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, and cases on which he or she works in a supporting role with Staff Attorneys. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Staff Attorney, Anchorage, AK. Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation; Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals; Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners; and more. Rolling deadline until position filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Navajo Nation

COMMISSION ON NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. The nominee must be a licensed attorney and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association. All interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, P.O. Box 520, Window Rock, AZ, 86515, by December 23, 2019. Nominations to the Commission are subject to confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council.

JUDICIAL BRANCH OF THE NAVAJO NATION

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direct and oversight of the In-House General Counsel. Posted Until Filled. Please see the position description or website for more information.

Alaska Native Justice Center

Tribal Court Facilitator, Anchorage, AK. Coordinate and manage the Tribal Court Support program which provides technical assistance and training to tribal justice systems. Work closely with ANJC team, rural health care providers, and tribal representatives to identify resources and gaps in victim-centered tribal justice delivery, and develop tools that leverage existing resources to fill those gaps. Position open until filled. Full job description and application available here.

Paralegal, Anchorage, AK. The Paralegal supports ANJC Staff Attorneys and is responsible for maintaining communication and coordination of legal services with Alaska Tribes and tribal entities in Indian Child Welfare cases. The Paralegal also supports work related to providing training and technical assistance to sustain Alaska Tribes’ courts. Position open until filled. Full job description and application available here.

Family Law Attorney, Anchorage, AK. ANJC seeks a Staff Attorney I/II to provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, dating violence and stalking. Responsible for managing a caseload of state court family law matters, domestic violence protective orders and other matters as assigned. Position open until filled. Full job description and application available here.

The ACLU of Michigan

(2) Staff Attorney, anticipated Detroit, MI. Litigate a wide variety of civil rights and civil liberties cases at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, acting as lead or co-counsel, and often in partnership with volunteer attorneys, coalition partners, and lawyers from the national ACLU. A significant goal of this position is to enable the ACLU of Michigan to respond quickly when significant civil rights and civil liberties issues present themselves in our communities. For more information please see the position description.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Sacramento, CA.  Legal assistance to low-income individuals and tribes on an extensive range of Indian law issues.  Duties will include research and writing, counsel and advice, representation in federal, state, and tribal court, and community outreach.  Open until filled.  See job description for more information.

Intake Advocate/Paralegal, Sacramento, CA.  Duties will include conducting client intakes, gathering information on potential Indian law issues, performing follow-up investigation and research, drafting client documents under attorney supervision, providing referrals, and administrative duties.  Open until filled.  See job description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Staff Attorney, Oakville, WA. Responsible for working with the Office of Tribal Attorney (OTA) representing the Departments of the Tribe and some work with the Tribe’s enterprises.  Focus on working with the Tribe’s contract attorney representing and doing work for the Social Services and Behavioral Health Departments of the Tribe and providing other Indian Law and sovereignty services for the Tribe.  Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality is required. Closing Date: January 24, 2020. See the position description or visit the website for more information.

Prairie Island Indian Community

Assistant General Counsel, Welch, MN. Will be responsible for representing the Community in various matters, including those involving: contracts, tribal governance and tribal agencies, employment issues/disputes, land and environment, land assignments and housing, healthcare, litigation, enrollment, ordinance drafting and revision, gaming operations and regulations, and government relations. Closing date:  January 31, 2020. Please see the position description for more information.

State of Washington

DSHS Chief Review Judge, Thurston County, WA. The Chief Review Judge leads a group of professional staff including DSHS Review Judges.  You’ll have broad decision-making authority delegated by the Secretary and direct the department’s program and policies for administrative hearings, appeals of agency decisions and coordination of agency rules and policies. See job description for more details.  Closing Date:  1/29/20.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The attorney general provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings. For more information see the job description or visit the website.

Mitchell Hamlin School of Law

Mitchell Hamline’s Public Health Law Center, St. Paul, MN. The closing date for all positions is: January 31, 2020.

HEAL Tobacco Staff Attorney

PHLC Staff Attorney

(there are 4 openings between the HEAL Tobacco and PHLC Staff Attorney)

PHLC Administrative Assistant

PHLC Policy Analyst

Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP

Associate Attorney, Rapid City, SD. Provide counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as represent clients in a professional and expedient manner; Participate in business development functions (conferences, seminars, etc.) as requested to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business opportunities; and more. Position open until filled.

 

See post from December 20, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here and please see the position description for more information.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Family Defense Attorney, Flathead Reservation, Pablo, MT. Represents parents and guardians in child protection proceedings. Application closes January 2, 2020. Job announcement and application materials are available here.

Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, PC

Attorney, Flagstaff, Arizona. Provide general representation to public school districts, tribally-controlled grant schools, and charter schools. Applicants must be admitted to the Arizona Bar or capable of admission within six months, and admission to the Navajo Nation Bar Association is preferred. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please see the job announcement for more information and application instructions.

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Tribal Court Administrator (TCA), Palm Springs, CA. This position offers the opportunity to play a leading role in the initial establishment of the ACBCI Tribal Court System. The TCA will have the responsibility for management and supervision of daily court operations, including development, implementation and maintenance of the case management system, facilities management and security, strategic planning and fiscal activity. For more information please see the position description.

Pueblo of Laguna

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application submission Open Until Filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov. For more information please see the position description.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Attorney, La Conner, WA. The attorney will be responsible for representing Swinomish in State court dependency proceedings relating to Swinomish children and youth under the ICWA and state law. The attorney will be responsible for and should have experience in the following: drafting and filing notices of intervention and appearance; drafting trial and appellate briefs when appropriate; and more. Please see the position description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Navajo Nation

Office of the Attorney General:

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ. Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General for the Litigation Unit, the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, advises and represents the Navajo Nation Government in all areas of civil law before Navajo Nation, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals, with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law.  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, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), and Investment Committee (IC), and, as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

Senior Programmer Analyst, Window Rock, AZ. Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, performs a variety of complex duties such as installing, programming, maintaining, saving of organization’s information within the Office of the Attorney General. Responsibilities: Serves as a resource person with regard to matters relating to information systems, special problems and development in implementation of security controls, efficient use and maintenance of system and equipment; Facilitates implementation management information systems to be compatible with federal, state and other departments. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor:

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.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Unit:

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

Hoopa Tribal Court

Hoopa Tribal Court RFQ, Northern California, 95546. Seeking statements of qualifications from contractor(s) to perform grant writing specifically for the Hoopa Valley Tribal Court. Please see the request for more information.

Lummi Indian Business Council

Staff Attorney III, Bellingham, WA. Works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney for the Lummi Nation concerning or affecting tribal sovereignty, cultural sovereignty, environmental matters, and self-governance, with a special emphasis on protecting treaty fishing and hunting rights. For more information please see the job description.

 

See posts from December 6, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Student Opportunities

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here and please see the position description for more information.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Intern, Washington, D.C. Under the supervision of the Office of General Counsel attorneys, interns may assist with a variety of matters, including legal research and writing for legal advisory opinions and other memoranda; reviewing tribal gaming ordinances, proposed management contracts, and other tribal submissions; and providing legal support in enforcement actions and appeals. The intern will be assigned at least one major research and writing project. The intern is expected to work 40 hours per week and will be paid at a GS-7 step 1 equivalent rate. Optionally, at the selected applicant’s request, the internship can be converted to an unpaid externship for law school credit. The announcement closes on January 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Please see the description for more information.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

(3) Summer Legal Interns/Externs, Traverse City and Southwest Michigan offices. Open to all law students regardless of year. The positions are open until filled.

ACLU Montana

Summer 2020 Indigenous Justice Legal Intern, Missoula, MT. Indigenous Justice Legal Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside the attorneys on a variety of litigation matters directly addressing Indigenous rights issues in the state of Montana, with potential opportunities to also assist with our work on other civil liberties issues. Accepting applications on a rolling basis beginning December 1.

Summer 2020 General Legal Intern, Missoula, MT. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Legal Department’s attorneys on the following: Conduct legal research; Drafting memoranda, FOIA requests, complaints, and other legal documents; Researching prospects for new litigation; Researching and drafting materials. Accepting applications on a rolling basis beginning December 1.

University Opportunities

Fort Lewis College

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Durango, CO. Specialize in public law, judicial politics, and U.S. political institutions to start in August 2020. Particularly interested in candidates with knowledge, experience, and interest in tribal law or federal Indian policy. To apply please see the full job announcement and send application materials to polisci-search@fortlewis.edu by January 12, 2020.

Michigan State University College of Law

Admissions Senior Counselor.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  More information can be found here.

Library Assistant IV.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  More information can be found  here.

Communications Manager I. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  More information can be found here.

Legal Opportunities

Little River Holdings LLC

Controller, Manistee, MI. Develop and implement accounting policies, coordinate systems and procedures, and prepare operating data and special reports as required, including interim and year-end financial statements. Establish, coordinate and administer, as an integral part of management, an adequate control of operations. Serve as a liaison between the EDC and legal counsel or outside accountant support. Application is open until filled. Apply online and see the job description for more information.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Social Services Division Head, Ignacio, CO. This position manages programs and services including child/adult welfare protective services, family, group, and individual therapy, BIA General Assistance, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Title IV B – Foster Care Program, Colorado State Human Services and related programs, and contracts/grants. Please see the job description for more information.  Apply online.

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe (Blue Stone Strategy Group)

Attorney/Prosecutor, Hayward, WI. Serve as a tribal attorney for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Provide legal advice and assistance to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, tribal administrators, program and enterprise directors/managers. Provides legal counsel and representation on Indian Child Welfare matters in state or tribal court. Apply online and see the job description for more information. The position is open until filled.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Americans

Executive Director, Albuquerque, NM. Lead the organization in building and strengthening social, political, and economic environments in which violence against Native American women no longer exists. Apply here if you have questions about the position please contact, Olivia Roanhorse at: olivia@roanhorseconsulting.com. See the position description for more information. The position closes on December 20th, 2019.

Ranger Power LLC

Development and Corporate In-House Attorney, Boston, MA. Seeking a mid-level attorney to support its development and transactional work. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist and advise development team to identify, interpret, and address legal issues across Ranger’s development portfolio; draft, review, and negotiate agreements and transactions; coordinate and manage outside legal counsel; and more. Please read more about Ranger Power and the position here.  If interested in the position, please email a resume and cover letter to: info@rangerpower.com.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Criminal Defense Attorney, Tribal Defenders Office, Flathead Reservation, Pablo, MT. Provides representation to indigent tribal members in criminal and youth court proceedings in the CSKT Tribal Court. Closes December 19, 2019. Apply online at cskt.org. Please see the position description for more information.

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

General Counsel, Phoenix, AZ. Chief legal counsel for the Community and provides legal advice and representation to this progressive Community. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is located adjacent to the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Find information and application instructions online and please see the position description for more information.

The Hopi Tribe 

A job application and job description is available on our website at www.hopi-nsn.gov.

Chief Prosecutor, Kykotsmovi, AZ. This position is responsible for executive and administrative control of the Hopi Office of the Prosecutor (“Office”), as well as the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by adult and juvenile offenders within the exterior boundaries of the Hopi Reservation, and presentation of minor in need of care matters in the Hopi Children’s Court. Key duties are indicated on the attached job description. Position is open until filled.

Deputy Prosecutor, Kykotsmovi, AZ. This position performs professional legal work in the investigation and prosecution of adult and juvenile criminal offenses through conviction and appeal; presentation of certain civil cases in the Hopi Family Court, including Minor In Need of Care cases; and more.  Key duties are indicated on the attached job description. Position is open until filled.

Deputy General Counsel, Kykotsmovi, AZ. The Deputy General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government – including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, the administrative departments, offices and programs. Key duties are indicated on the attached job description. Position is open until filled.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Family Law Attorney, Sitka, AK. The Family Law Attorney provides holistic legal representation to Native American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault under the umbrella of Sitka Tribe of Alaska Legal Department. Application closes December 13, 2019. Apply online and find more information.

The Gila River Indian Community

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Sacaton, AZ. The SAGC performs a wide range of tasks, including the supervision of junior attorneys and support staff. This is a full-time position in Arizona with a base salary of $128,565 and excellent benefits. Applications are open until filled. Apply online at www.gilariver.org.

Navajo Nation

Navajo Government Development Commissioner. The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. The nominee must be a licensed attorney and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association. All interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, P.O. Box 520, Window Rock, AZ, 86515, by December 23, 2019. Nominations to the Commission are subject to confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ. Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General for the Litigation Unit, the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, advises and represents the Navajo Nation Government in all areas of civil law before Navajo Nation, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals, with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law.  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, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), and Investment Committee (IC), and, as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

Senior Programmer Analyst, Window Rock, AZ. Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, performs a variety of complex duties such as installing, programming, maintaining, saving of organization’s information within the Office of the Attorney General. Responsibilities: Serves as a resource person with regard to matters relating to information systems, special problems and development in implementation of security controls, efficient use and maintenance of system and equipment; Facilitates implementation management information systems to be compatible with federal, state and other departments. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor

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.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Unit

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

See posts from November 22, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-House Associate Counsel, Pine Ridge, SD. Work for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Council, the Executive Committee and with the Health and Human Services and Education Standing Committees. Counsel must attend weekly meetings with Committees and attend Tribal Council meetings as assigned. Please see the position description for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direct and oversight of the In-House General Counsel. Closing Date: Posted Until Filled. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Nespelem Washington 99155

Chief Judge, 1 position J-2147 Colville Tribal Court.  Full Benefits Package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Senior Staff Attorney, 2 positions. J-8937: Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem WA.  Will provide complex legal services to handle significant legal matters for the Office of Reservation Attorneys. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package, Salary will be negotiated. This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Deputy Prosecutor, J-8821; Colville Tribal Court representing Criminal, MINOC, Range Impoundment, Natural Resources Enforcement and civil infraction hearings, Wellness court, and appellate cases before the Colville Tribal Court of Appeals. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Managing Public Defender,  J-8791; Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, representing Tribal Members in criminal matters.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Staff Attorney, J-8668; Colville Confederated Tribes Legal Office providing legal services to Tribal Members.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Please visit and apply at colvilletribes.com or you can contact judy.zunie@colvilletribes.com

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Senior Education Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. work with educational leaders throughout New Mexico on major policy reforms and to bring the state into compliance with the landmark Yazzie/Martinez court decision. Application open until filled. Please see the description for more information.

Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell, & Tucker, P.C.

Attorney, Flagstaff, Arizona. Provide general representation to public school districts, tribally-controlled grant schools, and charter schools. Applicants must be admitted to the Arizona Bar or capable of admission within six months, and admission to the Navajo Nation Bar Association is preferred. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please see the job announcement for more information and application instructions.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tribal Special Assistant United States Attorney, La Conner, WA and Seattle, WA. Assigned to the Western District of Washington and the FBI Northwestern Washington Safe Trails Task Force, of which the following Tribes are members: Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and the Tulalip Tribes (the Tribes). Address violent crime, specifically precipitous increases in violent or other serious crimes. Closing Date: December 13, 2019. Applications can be downloaded from swinomish-nsn.gov or requested via email: emiller@swinomish.nsn.us. Please see the job description for more information.

Pokégnek Bodéwadmik (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi)

Chief Financial Officer, New Buffalo, MI. Provide timely, accurate, insightful financial analysis to the Pokagon Gaming Authority (PGA), including informed analytics for proper accounting and reporting.Application is open until filled. Please apply here and see the job description for more information.

Galanda Broadman PLLC

Litigation Associate, Seattle, WA. The firm seeks an associate who is deeply committed to representing Indian interests, who is state bar licensed, preferably in Washington State, and who has at least two to five years of experience in civil litigation or serving as a judicial clerk.

Navajo Nation Legislative Branch

Staff Attorney, Window Rock, AZ. Office of Legislative Counsel. Seeks two (2) attorneys to fill. The position provides legal advice and legal representative to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its Standing Committees, Boards and Commissions involving various areas of law. Knowledge of legal principles as well as Indian law, Navajo Nation laws, Navajo Nation Government and legislative processes in general required. For more information, please see the position description or apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov. Applications are open until filled.

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ. Office of Legislative Counsel. Under the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel, supervise and work with other attorneys of the Office. Provide legal advice and legal representation to entities of the Legislative Branch, Navajo Nation Council, its Standing Committees, Boards and Commissions involving various areas of law. For more information, please see the position description or apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov. Applications are open until filled.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General for the Litigation Unit, the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, advises and represents the Navajo Nation Government in all areas of civil law before Navajo Nation, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals, with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law.  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, Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), and Investment Committee (IC), and, as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, Departments and Offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory authority, contract disputes and procurement issues; and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial prep and other legal work; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

Office of the Prosecutor:

Attorney, 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.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Unit:

Assistant Attorney General, The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Water Rights Unit is the lead water rights attorney for the Navajo Nation, representing the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The AAG directs and supervised the work of all attorneys within the Unit and contract attorneys representing the Navajo Nation on water rights matters.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Student Opportunities

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here and please see the position description for more information.

ACLU Montana

Summer 2020 Indigenous Justice Legal Intern, Missoula, MT. Indigenous Justice Legal Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside the attorneys on a variety of litigation matters directly addressing Indigenous rights issues in the state of Montana, with potential opportunities to also assist with our work on other civil liberties issues. Accepting applications on a rolling basis beginning December 1.

Summer 2020 General Legal Intern, Missoula, MT. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Legal Department’s attorneys on the following: Conduct legal research; Drafting memoranda, FOIA requests, complaints, and other legal documents; Researching prospects for new litigation; Researching and drafting materials. Accepting applications on a rolling basis beginning December 1.

 

See posts from November 15, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, AZ. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This 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.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Advisor, Albuquerque, NM Main duty is advising the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Closing date of the application is November 15, 2019. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

Pokegnek Bodewadmik (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi)

Executive Director, New Buffalo, MI. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Gaming Commission under the supervision of the Commission and provides administrative support to the Gaming Commission. Position will be filled by 1/1/20. Please see the job description for more information.

Earthjustice

Legislative Assistant, Washington, D.C. Reports to the V.P. of Policy and Legislation and provides administrative and legislative support to Policy and Legislation Lands, Wildlife & Oceans and Access to Justice Teams, and assists in the implementation of legislative and administrative strategies on environmental issue priorities for Earthjustice. For more information please see the job description.

Litigation Assistants, Washington, D.C. The Litigation Assistant provides administrative and litigation support services for nine active Clean Energy Program attorneys practicing in state and federal courts, in public service commissions, and in various administrative forums. This application has a rolling deadline. You can apply here or see the job description for more information.

Kadiak LLC

Tribal Courts Project Manager, BIA Tribal Courts, Anchorage, AK. The PM manages and coordinates all work, activities, issues, and other contractual obligations relating to this contract and will interface with the Government Contracting Officer (CO), the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and any Task Managers. Please see the job description for more information and visit the link to apply.

Association of Village Council Presidents

Chief Administrative Officer, Bethel, AK. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for all administrative operations, including fiscal functions. The CAO will also be responsible for large project implementation and will be a part of the management leadership team. See job announcement for more details. The Association of Village Council President is one of the Nation’s largest tribal consortiums with a service area the size of Washington State. See the position description for more information.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Staff Attorney, Work with Native American individuals, families, organizations and Tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian Law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, estate planning, trust assets, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. May represent clients in court or before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.  Fill out an application at: kickapootexas.org. If you have any questions please call 830-773-2105.

Tribal Prosecutor, Keshena, WI. Under the general direction of the Tribal Chairman, the purpose of the position it to interview witnesses and prepare them for trials, continuing ongoing investigations, preparing criminal cases for trial, presenting criminal cases in trials, rendering legal advice and assistance to local law enforcement officials, and litigating cases before Tribal Court. Closing Date: 11/12/2019 at 11:59 p.m. Interested applicants may apply online and see the job description for more information.

Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation

RFQ, Associate Judge, Appellate Judge or Chief Judge. Soliciting letters of interest and qualifications. Any questions regarding this solicitation can be directed to elsie.petrie@tolowa.com.  Closing Date November 18,2019. Please see the RFQ for more information.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tribal Advocate (Public Defender), La Conner, WA. The Tribal Advocate is a solo practitioner and represents indigent defendants in Swinomish Tribal Court.  Swinomish public defense aspires to restorative justice for each criminal defendant and pursues a better way of realizing public safety and community wholeness. Client-centered representation shall include representation for appellate, post-conviction, and probation matters associated with a criminal case. This application is open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court, Laguna, NM. Application is open until filled. 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.

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direction and oversight of the In-House General Counsel. This is an exempt position. For more information please see the description.

Student Opportunities

National Sea Grant Law Center

Intern, Oxford, Mississippi. This position seeks to provide a law student from a diverse background an opportunity to work in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law, with an emphasis on issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities. This summer, the intern will work on a project related to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia. The closing date is January 15, 2020.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

2020 Diversity Summer Law Fellowship. The goal of the 8-week program is to pair law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with top criminal defense practitioners around the country. More information, including a list of criminal defense practitioners who will be hosting diversity fellows in 2020, and a fellowship application form and instructions, is available here.

 

See posts from November 1, 2019.