Friday Job Announcements

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

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Associate Judge, Nespelem, W.A. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is looking for an Associate Judge to preside over criminal, civil, juvenile, and administrative proceedings. Minimum requirements include a J.D. and previous judicial experience. The job pays approximately $37.26-$64.08 per hour, depending on experience. Please see the announcement for more information. Position open until filled.

Managing Attorney, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Nespelem, W.A. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is looking for a Managing Attorney to manage to assure the work of all attorneys in the ORA is quality work. The Managing Attorney will be responsible for holding all ORA attorneys to the highest ethical and professional standards. This job pays approximately $56.39-$74.33, depending on experience. Please see the announcement for more information. Position open until filled.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Assistant Legislative Attorney, Sells, A.Z. Under the direction of the Legislative Attorney, provides legal advice and representation to the Legislative Council and standing committees on a wide range of issues affecting the Tohono O’ogham Nation; works with tribal, federal and state officials as well as national- and state-level tribal advocacy groups, other tribes, private individuals and entities; maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. This position pays $85,983-$144,415, depending on experience. Please see the job announcement for more information. Position open until filled.

Nez Perce Tribe

The Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) program is recruiting for:  HANFORD PROJECT LEGAL POLICY ANALYST HR-18-107  Located at Lapwai, ID.  The ERWM programs’ role is to protect the Tribe’s treaty-reserved right at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington, regulate air quality on the Tribe’s Reservation in the state of Idaho, and oversee emergency response planning on the Reservation. The ideal candidate will be a team player; will have sound judgement, accompanied by excellent research, writing, and communications skills; the ability to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues; the ability to delve deeply into environmental strategies and projects related to the Tribe’s interests at the Hanford Site; and the ability to respond to a wide array of environmental issues that require prompt and accurate analysis.

The Tribe offers an attractive compensation package, including: medical and life insurance, a matching 401 (k) contribution, and a generous leave policy. The successful candidate will be working with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).  However, the Program will provide training and professional development opportunities for the successful candidate in these areas.  Experience working on behalf of Indian tribes or other governments is preferred.  Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Applicants must also pass a criminal background check with no criminal convictions, hold membership in good standing with a state bar, have a minimum of one (1) year of legal practice experience, and have a positive work history.   To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, 5-10 page writing sample, and three (3) letters of references along with your Nez Perce Tribe application to: HANFORD PROJECT LEGAL POLICY ANALYST HR-18-107, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540, by 4:30 pm 5/28/18 (208) 843-7332  Tribal preference applies. The Nez Perce Tribe is a drug free work environment, pre-employment drug testing required.   Must provide a current motor vehicle report from the state(s) where you have been licensed to drive within the last three (3) years. Class description available from the Tribe’s Human Resources Department.   INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  www.nezperce.org

Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition

Executive Director, Lincoln, N.E. The Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition is looking for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization. Through effective collaboration with the Board of Directors, Nebraska Tribes and partners, the Executive Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a coordinated program plan; securing resources to support the plan; and growing the organization. With the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for NICWC’s operations and personnel. This position pays $60,000 a year. Please see the announcement for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation

Summer Law Clerk, Pendleton, O.R. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation is seeking a Summer Law Clerk for Summer 2018 to conduct legal research and writing work. This position pays $14-$21 per hour. Please see the job announcement for more details.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Tribal Attorney, W.I. The Ho-Chunk Nation is seeking a Tribal Attorney to perform a variety of legal work representing the Nation, including representing its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Attorney will prepare pleadings and attend hearings on behalf of the Nation. Please see the announcement for more information.

Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorney, Grand Rapids, M.I. The district is soliciting applications for a Criminal Division Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) position in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office. Candidates should be capable of handling the prosecution of all manner of federal crimes, including in particular drug, firearm and immigration offenses, as well as the pursuit of asset forfeiture claims. Western District of Michigan Criminal Division AUSAs are responsible for substantial legal research and writing at the trial and appellate levels as well as on collateral review. Position pays $61,217-$143,639. Applications close on June 4, 2018.

Assistant United States Attorney, Minneapolis-St. Paul, M.N. Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Criminal Division prosecute federal criminal cases in the District. Criminal Division AUSAs advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions. Position pays $70,336-$164,100. Applications close on May 25, 2018.

Department of Interior

Supervisory Attorney-Adviser, Washington, D.C. The Division of Indian Affairs provides legal counsel and representation to the Secretary acting as federal trustee to American Indian tribes and their members. The division also provides legal advice to the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Bureau of Indian Education concerning the administration of Indian services and programs. The Branch of Tribal Government Services handles legal issues relating to acknowledgement and federal recognition, education, jurisdiction, Native Hawaiian, international, hunting and fishing, Indian Child Welfare Act, Johnson O’Malley Act, tribal government disputes, tribal constitutions, tribal ordinances, and Section 17 Corporations.

The incumbent exercises a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over assigned employees. Supervision exercised includes planning and scheduling work; allocating personnel to projects; defining work assignments; providing instructions and guidance; reviewing, accepting, amending, or rejecting work performed, and evaluating assigned employees.

The incumbent reviews and prepares litigation reports, oversees discovery, drafts pleadings and reviews Department of Justice filings in judicial litigation on matters within assigned areas of responsibility arising out of the various programs and activities listed above for the above referenced agencies. In addition, the incumbent provides key advice to executive-level management officials within the bureaus and agencies at the national or regional level. Applications close on May 21, 2018.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Yates, N.D. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is soliciting applications for employment, as an independent contract employee, for an Assistant Tribal Prosecutor for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court. This is a full time position.  The number of hours, days of employment and compensation are all negotiable. The terms of employment will be determined by the agreement of the parties. The contract shall be compensated on an hourly basis. Employment beyond one year will be contingent upon funding. Please see the announcement for more information.

Last week’s postings: May 11, 2018

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorney, Phoenix, A.Z. AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake. AUSAs immediately undertake cases, many high profile, in any of several units within each division. Applications close on April 25, 2018.

Klamath Tribes Judiciary

Chief Judge, Chiloquin, O.R. The Klamath Tribes Judiciary has as part-time, contract Chief Judge position open. Please see the job announcement for more information, or contact Danita Herrera, Judicial Branch Director, at (541) 783-3020, ext. 105, or at danita.herrera@klamathtribalcourts.com.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Staff Attorney-Law Clerk, Black River Falls, W.I. The Ho-Chunk nation is looking for a Staff Attorney to assist Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information. Reports to the Sr. Staff Attorney.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Legal research and the drafting of memos for Trial Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices on questions of law.
  2. Research legal issues identified by the Sr. Staff Attorney, Chief Judge, Associate Judges, and Supreme Court.
  3. Compile case law and make it available to users of the court system.
  4. Field questions from court users and design court forms as needed.
  5. Responsible for editing monthly court bulletins and maintaining opinion summaries in the law library.
  6. Coordinate Law Day and maintain records necessary for CLE accreditation with State Bar of Wisconsin.
  7. Coordinate HCN Bar Admission for the HCN Supreme Court and occasionally assist in drafting and issuing various Court Rules.
  8. Must assist with Lay Advocate and Guardian ad litem Training.
  9. Responsible to work with minimal supervision and exercise their independent legal evaluation throughout the workday.
  10. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  1. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative.
  2. Familiarity with Ho-Chunk Nation laws, federal Indian Law, and tribal law.
  3. Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and delegate responsibilities as appropriate to the demands of the Court.
  4. Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing, with a variety of persons such as tribal citizens, tribal officials, judicial officers, and attorneys.
  5. Must be professional, have outstanding telephone etiquette and a friendly, patient attitude when dealing with parties and the general public.
  6. Strong research and writing skills.
  7. Strong word processing and computer research skills.
  8. Fluency in Ho-Chunk desired but not required.
  9. Juris Doctorate degree.
  10. A member in good standing of a state bar.
  11. Preference given to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation, then to members of other federally recognized tribes.

To Apply: Send resume, a cover letter, writing sample, and school transcripts to Schuyler.tilson@ho-chunk.com. This is a full-time position, with a salary of $62,400/year.

 

 

DNA-People’s Legal Services (Job Announcement Linked Here)

Finance Director, Window Rock, A.Z. The Director of Finance is a full-time position that provides overall financial management and analysis for DNA. The position will oversee and review all financial transactions; perform complex budgeting and accounting functions, conduct financial, statistical and analytical studies and projections; prepare financial reports for management, the board and others; oversee all DNA law offices budgets in the preparation for and execution of the annual audit, tax and other regulatory filings; periodically consult with the program team on financial reports of grantees; and ensure that DNA adheres to the best, most reliable and most transparent financial policies and procedures. The Finance Director will be located at the DNA Office in Window Rock, AZ. See the job announcement linked above for more information and how to apply.

Managing Attorney, Flagstaff, A.Z. The Managing Attorney is responsible for the management and oversight of the office to which they are assigned, including ensuring that the office meets or exceeds operational goals and objectives, providing necessary legal services for assigned cases and liaising with the office staff to ensure effective client service business operations. To provide supervision and case management assistance to other case handlers within the office to ensure the office is providing uniform, high quality advocacy for low-income clients in all forums, including the courts, administrative agencies, and community outreach initiatives. See the job announcement linked above for more information and how to apply.

Staff Attorney, Flagstaff, A.Z. The Staff Attorney represents clients in court or before government agencies, prepares and drafts legal documents on behalf of clients, advises clients on business and legal transactions, negotiates settlements for legal disputes, complies with all legal standards and regulations, and performs administrative and management functions related to the practice of law. Additionally, DNA-People’s Legal Services is also hiring a Public Defender Attorney in the Hopi Public Defender’s Office. See the job announcement linked above for more information and how to apply.

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

Program Director, Tribal Justice Partnerships, Reno, N.V. The Tribal Justice Partnerships Program Director position requires a unique blend of knowledge, skills, and abilities. This position will work primarily with tribal courts, but can be tasked with other projects, as needed. The Program Director will be required to build a substantial knowledge base around private and public funded projects that focus on improving tribal court practices in family welfare and juvenile matters; implement the principles of collaboration among court, agencies, and community; develop content expertise on issues common across system-involved children and families (e.g., trauma, substance abuse, etc.); and have experience and knowledge in tribal court systems. This position will direct the tribal court team, as well as perform collaborative planning and decision-making with other projects across the organization. Please visit NCJFCJ’s website for more information and how to apply. Applications close on May 14, 2018.

Navajo Nation Washington Office

Government & Legislative Affairs Associate, Washington, D.C. The Navajo Nation is looking for a Government & Legislative Affairs Associate in its Washington Office. Minimum qualifications require a master’s degree in public policy, law, or a closely-related field and two (2) years of work experience in the legal or legislative field.  Some of the Associate’s duties include: conduct review, analysis and research on proposed and pending legislation and policy initiatives to ensure that legislation and initiatives do not adversely affect the Nation; draft budgetary and appropriations requests, legislative bills, policy proposals and position papers; prepares and provides detailed reports on activities of Congress to the Nation; advocate and communicates extensively with congressional representatives and federal agencies on the issues and positions of the Nation; analyze existing federal regulations to protect the interests of the Nation; analyze legislative, policy and budgetary initiatives developed by the federal government; provide reports to the Nation outlining the political and policy ramifications of these initiatives and provides strategic recommendation on how the Nation should address these initiatives. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on May 2, 2018.

See also: ILPC Program Coordinator (posted April 16, 2018).

Last week’s post: April 13, 2018.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Student Internships, Petoskey and Harbor Springs, M.I. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Tribal Court is seeking two clerks, one paid position and one position funded through your school or other external source.  The Tribal Court is looking for applications from students interested in working on a huge variety of legal issues. No prior Indian law classes are required, but strong legal research and writing skills are necessary. Please email cover letters and resumes to Joetta Gasco at jgasco@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov and state your GPA in your cover letter.  We will request transcripts and writing samples for people we are interested in interviewing.

Sonosky Chambers

Summer Associates, Washington D.C. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others. We are currently recruiting incoming 2L students for 2019 summer associate positions.  If you know of students who may be interested, please pass this note along to them.  Interested applicants should send the following to William Stephens, Partner at wstephens@sonosky.com (please also copy kwray@sonosky.com):

·         Cover letter;
·         Resume;
·         Transcript; and
·         Writing sample (a writing sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary).

Interested applicants should send this information no later than August 31, 2018.  More detail about the firm is available at www.sonosky.com.

Office of the Solicitor

Associate Solicitor, Washington D.C. The Associate Solicitor for General Law provides executive leadership over three programs within the Division; (1) The Branch of Acquisitions and Intellectual Property, responsible for legal matters related to the Interior acquisition and procurement functions and related litigation; (2) The Branch of General Legal Services, responsible for legal matters and litigation related to budget, financial management, legal ethics, FOIA, records management, electronic data management, partnerships, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Privacy Act, rule making, administrative law matters, internal delegations of authority, departmental law enforcement policies, insular areas, and all other related and general matters not specifically the responsibility of any other branch or division; and, (3) Employment and Labor Law Unit, responsible for formulating and setting legal policy and standards of practice in employment and labor law. The Division provides legal assistance and counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, to the Endangered Species Committee and manages the Department’s FOIA and Privacy Act appeals program. Applications close on May 3, 2018.

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

Domestic Violence Civil Legal Aid Attorneys, Arlington, W.A. The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians requests proposals to provide domestic violence civil legal services for domestic violence victims for a term of one year commencing on approval of a professional services agreement by the Stillaguamish Tribe’s Board of Directors. This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks responses from both private law firms and public agencies. The Tribe seeks Domestic Violence Civil Legal Aid Attorneys (“DV Attorney”) to provide full representation to domestic violence victims to seek a Domestic Violence Protection Order (“DVPO”) within the jurisdiction of the Stillaguamish Tribal Court. The DV Attorney will also provide full representation to a domestic violence victim who has petitioned the court for a DVPO in modifying parenting plans in the Stillaguamish Tribal Court. The DV Attorney will provide advice and counsel to domestic violence victims, including coordinating services for victims, and assisting pro se litigants in the selection and completion of proper forms, communicating victim rights, and outlining legal options for domestic violence victims.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Summer Legal Intern, Traverse City, M.I. Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS), a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes, seeks two summer legal interns/externs (Traverse City and Southwestern Michigan). MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span the complete range of federal Indian law and tribal representation. MILS is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume, references, cover letter, writing sample to:

James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
jkeedy@mils.org
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686

Kadiak LLC

Project Administrator, Anchorage, A.K. This is a full time position supporting Kadiak and our customer. We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more. Work with project team in co-project management role to conduct Tribal Court Assessments for the identified Alaska villages on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The team will conduct 15 tribal court assessments in Alaska each year.

Department of Health and Human Services

General Attorney Advisor, San Francisco, C.A. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to join its Region IX, San Francisco, CA office. Region IX provides comprehensive legal services to almost all components within HHS. OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates. For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at:http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html.

Penobscot Nation

Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Consulting Services, Indian Island, M.E. This request for proposals (RFP) is to contract for consulting services to be provided to the Penobscot Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe, located at Indian Island, Maine to assist in developing policies and procedures, guidelines, and a data collection system for its Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court.  Please see the announcement for more information on RFPs. Submissions close on May 4, 2018.

Frye & Kelly, P.C.

Attorney, Albuquerque, N.M. Frye & Kelly, P.C. is a boutique firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico that focuses on Indian law. We are seeking a seasoned attorney with three or more years’ experience in litigation, business development, and/or governmental law. The firm principally provides legal counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal business entities, and other tribal organizations, including schools and hospitals. The firm is an equal opportunity employer. A demonstrated history of providing high quality legal services and significant accomplishments is required. To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resumé, (3) three writing samples, (4) a list of three references, and (5) a law school transcript, to Office Manager, 10400 Academy Rd. NE, Suite 310, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111. For additional information about the firm, please visit our website at http://www.fryelaw.us.

National Congress of American Indians

Policy Analyst, Washington D.C. NCAI has openings for Policy Analysts in the Washington, D.C. office. Reporting to the NCAI Director of Government Affairs, the Policy Analyst will support the policy and advocacy functions of NCAI and manage several  NCAI grants to advance the priorities of tribal governments. This is a salaried position offering competitive compensation and benefits, with salary based on experience. Applicants should send their resume, a brief writing sample, three references, and a cover letter to jobs@ncai.org.  Positions will be open until filled, with interviews occurring regularly to qualified, timely applicants.

Zuni Tribe

Associate Judge, Zuni, N.M. The Associate Judge is assigned primarily to the Children’s Court and assists the Chief Judge in performing judicial work of considerable and varying difficulty, including adjudication of cases and administration of the tribal courts (during the absence of the Chief Judge). Work is performed in a business like, efficient, economical, and ethical manner. Position is open until filled. See the job anouncement for more information.

Last week’s postings: March 30, 2018

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington

Paralegal, W.A. Provides support to attorneys. Under the direction of an attorney, the paralegal will resolve routine legal issues, complete substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Researches and analyzes law sources as requested and performs clerical duties as needed.

Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Court Investigator (RFP), Juneau, A.K. The Tlingit & Haida Tribal Court is soliciting contractual-service proposals for a Court Investigator(s) for cases involving children in the Tribal Court. The Tribal Court will contract with up to three (3) Court Investigators for a one (1) year contact with three (3) one-year Options for a maximum of four years.

Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Appellate Judicial Services (RFP), Bowler, W.I. The Stockbridge-Munsee Community, a federally-recognized Indian tribe, is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide judicial services to the Stockbridge-Munsee Court of Appeals for three (3) open judicial positions on the Court of Appeals.  The successful bidder will be expected to participate on a panel of three (3) appellate court judges and preside over appeals of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Tribal Court. Proposals are due no later than April 10, 2018 by 4:00pmCST.

Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorney, Albuquerque, N.M. The Albuquerque Office has three vacancies in its Criminal Division. The mission of the office is to represent the Criminal and Civil interests of the United States. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico will enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation’s laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Applications close on April 9, 2018.

Comanche Nation

Tribal Attorney (RFP), Lawton, O.K. The Comanche Nation is requesting proposals from qualified attorneys or law firms experienced in American Indian Law to provide competent, effective, and timely legal representation. Candidates must be licensed with the Oklahoma Bar Association. Please submit a resume and a proposal demonstrating the capacity and capability of the attorney or law firm to perform the work involved. Proposals must be submitted by April 16, 2018 by 5pm.

National Congress of American Indians

Staff AttorneyWashington D.C. NCAI has an opening for a Staff Attorney in the Washington, D.C. office. Subject areas may include (but are not limited to): tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, tribal lands, environment and natural resources, public safety, tribal justice systems, juvenile justice, federal agency consultation, taxation, economic development, and other issues of importance to Indian tribal governments. Applicants must have a JD degree and active bar membership, with eligibility for D.C. bar admission. This is a salaried position offering competitive compensation and benefits, with salary based on experience. Applicants should send their resume, a brief writing sample, three references, and a cover letter to Derrick Beetso at dbeetso@ncai.org. Deadline to apply is April 13, 2018.

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

Opioid Litigation Attorney (RFP), Toppenish, W.A. The Yakama Nation is requesting proposals for an attorney or firm who can represent the Nation in opioid-related litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Proposals are due April 6, 2018.

Public Defender, Toppenish, W.A. Due to an increased staffing, our office is seeking both a full-time and part-time attorney.  Our attorneys are tasked with representing individuals in many jurisdictions, including state, municipal, and tribal courts.  Both challenging and rewarding, our office works as a team in providing defense in criminal and civil matters.  The positions pay $33.37 per hour with excellent benefits.  Please contact Bevra Jacobson for any questions.

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

Tribal Court Judge (RFQ), Tuba City, A.Z. The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribal Court is accepting requests for qualifications for tribal judge. The Judge for the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribal Court is responsible for the fair and impartial administration of justice for all cases and controversies within the jurisdiction of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe. The Tribal Judge shall administer all cases and controversies arising in law or equity under the Constitution of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, and may assign cases and other matters to lower courts of special jurisdiction, such as traditional dispute resolution, as the Tribal Council establishes in accordance with the Constitution. Responsibilities will also include establishing and overseeing the administrative operations of the Tribal Court and providing assistance and recommendations to the Tribe to seek out and secure funding to support Tribal Court operations. Additional duties and responsibilities may include the development of Tribal Court rules of procedure, Tribal ordinances and Tribal codes for approval by the Tribal Council.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Tribal Code Review and Revision (RFP), Cass Lake, M.N. The Leech Lake Tribal Court (LLTC) is engaged in a comprehensive review and update of the Tribes’ Code and Court Rules. The LLTC seeks to contract with a firm or attorney to assist in reviewing and editing the existing Child Welfare and Family Relations portions of the Leech Lake Code and the Leech Lake Rules of Court.  The Court is also seeking recommendations for revision and development of additional codes for the benefit of the Band.  Much of the drafting work can be completed remotely. However, the successful candidate will need to be available to travel to the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota as needed to meet with the judges, attorneys and other stakeholders throughout the drafting process. Proposals are due no later than April 20, 2018.

Grand Traverse Bay of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribe

Appellate Judge, Peshawbestown, M.I. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribe serves notice to the Tribal Membership and licensed attorneys about a judicial vacancy on the Tribal Appellate Court.  The judicial vacancy on the Tribal Appellate Court may be filled by a Tribal Member or a licensed attorney for the balance of the unexpired six (6) term, due to end on September 30, 2020. Submissions due no later than April 12, 2018.

Last week’s post: March 30, 2018