Friday Job Announcements

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

In the email body: 

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

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Earthjustice

Spring 2022 Legal Externship – Coal Program. A full or part-time legal externship for spring 2022. The legal extern may work remotely or at the Chicago, IL; New York, NY; or Philadelphia, PA office once offices reopen. Legal externships are unpaid and students must receive academic credit or fulfill a graduation requirement through this externship. Duties include: (1) Assisting in case investigation, legal research and discovery; and (2) Preparing memoranda, briefs, and other legal documents for administrative and judicial proceedings. Please see the position description or visit here for more information. Interested applicants can apply here and should submit a resume, cover letter (see specifications), a writing sample, an unofficial law school transcript, and a list of references including at least one law professor or legal employer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Spring 2022 Legal Externship – Oceans Program. A full or part-time legal externship for spring 2022. The legal extern may work remotely or at the Chicago, IL; New York, NY; or Philadelphia, PA office once offices reopen. Legal externships are unpaid and students must receive academic credit or fulfill a graduation requirement through this externship. Duties include: (1) Working with attorneys in the Oceans Program investigating matters related to federal litigation and domestic and international marine issues; (2) Assisting in the development of case strategy and legal theories; and (3) Under the supervision of an attorney, performing legal and factual research and preparing memoranda. Please see the position description or visit here for more information. Interested applicants can apply here and should submit a resume, unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample, and a list of references including at least one law professor or legal employer. Applications are due by October 17, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Summer 2022 – Incoming 2L Student Associate. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Mary Pavel, Partner at mpavel@sonosky.com and also copy kwray@sonosky.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 8th, 2021.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

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

Pechanga Indian Reservation

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

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

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

The Pueblo of Sandia

Assistant General Counsel. Albuquerque, NM. Under the general supervision of the In-house General Counsel. Duties include: (1) Providing a diverse range of legal advice to the Pueblo and its economic enterprises; (2) Performing high level legal research and analysis in various areas of law and policy; and (3) Serving as the primary legal contact for the Pueblo’s enterprises on contract matters, subject to the direction and oversight of the General Counsel. Please see the position description for more information and visit Pueblo of Sandia Assistant General Counsel to apply.

Assistant General Counsel – Water, Environment & Natural Resources. Albuquerque, NM. Under the general supervision of the In-house General Counsel. Duties include: (1) Providing a diverse range of legal advice to the Pueblo; (2) Performing high level legal research and analysis in various areas of law and policy specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; and (3) Serving as the primary contact and expert for the Pueblo’s water and natural resource legal matters, subject to the direction and oversight of the General Counsel. Please see the position description for more information and visit Pueblo of Sandia Assistant General Counsel – Environment to apply.

Echo Hawk & Olsen

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

Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”)

Staff Attorney. State of Washington. Duties include: (1) Providing a full range of legal services needed by the Yakama Nation Tribal Council, Tribal Programs and departments, as well as Yakama Nation enterprises as directed and where there is no conflict of interest; (2) Providing legal advice on questions related to federal, state and tribal law, the Treaty of 1855 and Tribal Sovereignty; (3) Assisting the Lead Attorney, Staff Attorney III’s and Staff Attorney II’s, to provide legal advice, consultations, and presentations; (4) Performs legal research, reviews contracts and other legal documents; drafts memos, resolutions, letters, agreements, codes, contracts, policies, and any necessary pleadings; and (5) As assigned, serves as co-counsel on cases in Yakama Nation, federal or state courts. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, a 5-7 page writing sample, law school transcripts, and list of at least three professional references to both the Yakama Nation Human Resources Department at https://yakama.isolvedhire.com/jobs/, with a courtesy electronic copy to OLC at jobs@yakamanation-olc.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

Rosette, LLP

Associate Attorney. Chandler, AZ. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to clients as well as represent clients; (2) Participating in business development functions (trade shows, seminars, etc.) to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business; (3) Communicating with opposing attorneys to expedite cases to closure; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of state, federal and tribal litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials as needed and/or assigned; (6) Drafting tribal codes, regulations, agreements, analyze and review legal documents. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, official/certified law school transcript, Arizona Bar Certificate of good standing, and a writing sample to HR@ROSETTELAW.COM. All correspondence can be addressed to the Hiring Committee. 

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

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

American Civil Liberties Union

Staff Attorney – LGBTQ & HIV Project. Two positions available: LGBTQ & HIV Project staff attorney posting LGBT-19, LGBTQ & HIV Project staff attorney posting LGBT-20. New York, NY. We know that having more Indigenous voices represented in and leading our work will increase its quality and expand the scope of impact. While we are primarily looking for experienced litigators, we are also open to hearing from anyone interested in the positions. Duties include: (1) Litigation in federal and state courts, including pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery and motion practice, handling hearings and trials, and arguing appeals; (2) Supervising law clerks; (3) Working with ACLU political advocacy and affiliate staff on bills in state legislatures and in Congress; and (4) Engaging in community outreach and public speaking, including representing ACLU positions to the media and the public generally. Please see the position descriptions linked above for more information.

University of Idaho College of Law

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

U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental & Natural Resources Division, Indian Resources Section

Trial Attorney. Denver, CO or Washington, DC. Duties include: (1) Litigation on behalf of federal agencies when they are protecting the rights and resources of federally recognized Indian tribes and their members, (2) Defending against challenges to statutes and agency action designed to protect tribal interests and affirmative actions to protect tribal rights and natural resources. The rights at issue include water rights, the ability to acquire reservation land, hunting and fishing rights, and other natural resources. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants must apply online through USAJOBS. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents by 11:59 PM (EST) by October 6th, 2021 to receive consideration. Applicants must submit a current resume, cover letter with brief statement of interest, law school transcript, writing sample, OF 306 – Declaration for Federal Employment https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf and DD-214 , if applicable.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Project Director – Critical Race Studies Program (CRS). Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about the program here. Duties include: (1) Overseeing the creation of a publicly accessible, real-time tracking project that compiles and interactively presents information about new legislation and other formal policies suppressing anti-racist education, training, or research associated with CRT; (2) produce briefs and other materials synthesizing and analyzing research and data collected; and (3) Convening academics, litigators, and advocates to discuss and develop the legal theories being used to contest these initiatives. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should apply here by September 30th, 2021.

Center for Court Innovation

Senior Program Manager – Technical Assistance. New York, NY or remote. Duties include: (1) Developing a broad range of subject matter expertise around tribal justice projects and community justice projects, including but not limited to, healing to wellness courts and treatment courts, strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile Justice, corrections and reentry, tribal-state relationships, risk-need responsivity tools, and other problem-solving initiatives; (2) Assisting with grant proposals; (3) Giving presentations at national conferences and training events; (4) Helping lead the planning and coordination of roundtables and national training events; (5) Leading the writing of publications, including monographs, fact sheets, toolkits, and other products; and (6) Engaging in projects that support research development for tribal justice system. Please see the position description for more information. See the job posting here. Interested applicants should apply by October 8th, 2021.

Job Announcements

____________________________________________________________________________ 

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

In the email body: 

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

____________________________________________________________________________ 

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney. Eureka, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing exceptional legal services in all areas of Federal Indian law. (2) Providing brief counsel and services to low income Indian individuals. (2) Developing and maintaining effective relationships with tribes and Indian organizations in the service territory, including all funding sources, and ensuring that the office pursues and secures meaningful opportunities to work with tribes, Indian organizations and Indian individuals. (3) Developing and implementing constitutions, codes, and policies for tribal clients. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Patricia De La Cruz-Lynas, Director of Administration, EUR-hiring@calindian.org. The position is open until filled.

Legal Administrative Assistant. Eureka, CA. Duties include: (1) Answering and directing incoming calls including intake screening and providing telephone referrals to clients. (2) Greeting and maintaining professional tact in dealing with or assisting CILS clients, tribal members, tribal officials, outside counsel or other CILS visitors. (3) Creating, maintaining, and organizing case and correspondence files including case file tickling with minimal supervision. (4) Representing attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to Patricia De La Cruz-Lynas, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services via email EUR-hiring@calindian.org.

University of Idaho College of Law

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

The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico

Attorney. Las Cruces, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing training and assistance to CJA Panel attorneys. (2) Completing case assignments. (3) Assisting CJA Panel attorneys and the Court with the efficient processing of vouchers for reimbursement. (4) Participating on the CJA Panel selection committee. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should, In one PDF document, submit a statement of interest, detailed resume, and three references to: Margaret A. Katze, Federal Public Defender FDNM-HR@fd.org by October 1st, 2021. Reference 2021-12 in the subject.

Legal Assistant. Las Cruces, NM. Duties include: (1) Case management to include opening and closing cases. (2) Screening and referring telephone calls and visitors. (3) Organizing and photocopying legal documents and case materials. (4) Case file creation and management. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should  submit, in one PDF document, a statement of interest and resume and three references to: Melissa Read, Administrative Officer FDNM-HR@fd.org by September 15, 2021. Reference 2021-11 in the subject.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

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

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

Senior Programmer Analyst. Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Installing, programming, maintaining, and saving of organization’s digital information within the Office of the Attorney General. (2) Facilitating implementation management information systems. (3) Performing diagnostic and problem resolution with staff; participates in formulation of integrated support plans for multiple local are network. This position is open until September 7, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation divisions, departments, and offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory authority, contracts and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations. (2) Preparing and presenting civil cases in tribal, municipal, state, federal courts and administrative bodies. (3) Assisting in routine operations of Department of Justice. Other duties as assigned. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

Attorney. Office of the Prosecutor. Ramah, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation government. (2) Providing and assisting several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. (3) Reviewing investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents. (4) Establishing case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc. (5) Providing legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor. Office of the Prosecutor. Kayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS). (2) Researching and studying of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports. (3) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research. (4) Drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings. (5) 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.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Judicial Hearing Officer. Judicial District. Chinle, AZ. Duties include: (1) Exercising authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation. (2) Performing related work as assigned. (3) Engaging in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. For more information, please visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Judicial District, Chinle AZ. Duties include: (1) Providing complex legal advice and guidance. (2) Conducting legal research and drafting legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. (3) Providing legal representation for the court in various legal arenas; attends meetings. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Providing complex legal advice and guidance. (2) Conducting legal research, drafting legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. (3) Providing legal representation for the court in various legal arenas. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. Duties include: (1) Presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases. (2) Providing policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District. (3) Hearing and deciding cases within the jurisdiction of the Navajo Nation courts, including but limited to evidentiary hearings, motions writs and trials. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.  

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Summer 2022 – Incoming 2L Student Associate. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Mary Pavel, Partner at mpavel@sonosky.com and also copy kwray@sonosky.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 8th, 2021.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

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

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney. Duties include: (1) Reviewing and negotiating contracts and government grants. (2) Researching and drafting tribal ordinances. (3) Advising the Tribal Council and Chairman. (4) Coordinating litigations and investigations. (5) Handling employment matters.  Please see the position description for more information. Submit application, cover letter, resume and writing sample to: melia@hoopainsurance.com. Contact Leah Offins, HR Coordinator l.offins@hoopainsurance.com with questions. 

Seneca Nation of Indians

SNI Peacemakers Court Legal Advisor. Seneca Nation Allegany & Cattaraugus Territories, New York. Duties include: (1) Providing accurate and timely legal advice to the SNI Peacemakers Judges on a variety of legal topics that come before the courts. (2) Providing the Judges with substantive legal advice on resolving the cases before the courts. (3) Performing legal research, providing written as well as verbal legal opinions, draft legal memoranda, proposed orders and opinions, and discussing legal analysis and judicial procedures. Please see the position description for more information. Contact Karlene Familo, Judicial Conference Chair, Seneca Nation of Indians Seneca Nation Karlene.familo@sni.org.

Request for Proposals for Legal Services. For special counsel legal services for the Nation’s Peacemakers Court, the trial level court. Interested attorneys are invited to submit a letter of interest, statement of qualifications, and a detailed rate and service proposal to the Court Administrator. Proposals are due Friday, September 24, 2021. The Nation plans to schedule interviews the fourth week of September and select the attorney by October 8, 2021. Proposals should be submitted to: Karlene Familo, Judicial Conference Chair, Seneca Nation of Indians, Karlene.Familo@sni.org.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

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

The Office of the Solicitor, Northeast Region, Twin Cities.

Spring/Summer Law Clerk/Internship. Bloomington, MN. Desired Class Level(s): 2L, 3L. Duties include: (1) Drafting legal memoranda and litigation reports. (2) Drafting title opinions for land acquisition. (3) Participating in conference calls and strategy sessions with client agencies and the Department of Justice. The part-time schedule is flexible and remote work may be necessary due to the pandemic. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover Letter, unofficial transcript, writing sample and letter of recommendation from law professor to Mrs. Lori Keller at lori.keller@sol.doi.gov by September 22, 2021.  

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska

Senior Staff Attorney. Anchorage, AK. Duties include: (1) Litigating every step of the docket of complex cases, from initial client contact to final resolution at trial or appeal. (2) Expanding and defending civil liberties throughout Alaska and beyond. If interested, please email PDFs of your résumé; a professional writing sample that has not been substantially edited by others three professional references; and a letter describing why you think you’d be great at this job to jobs@acluak.org with the subject “Senior Staff Attorney.” Please state in your letter how you learned of this position. To be assured of consideration for the position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on September 20, 2021. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Integrated Advocacy Director. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Implementation and coordination of the ACLU-WA’s strategic work in the areas of: Legal/Litigation; Political Strategy; Policy Advocacy; Information and Referral; Communications. (2) Providing supervision and support to the Legal Director, Political Director, Director of
Policy Advocacy Group, the Information and Referral Program Managing Attorney. (3) Development of evaluation and learning tools to assist in determining the best strategic use of resources and determination of advocacy areas. (4) Developing and strengthening partnerships with organizations working with communities most impacted by civil liberties and civil rights violations. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and Integrated Advocacy Director. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2021. ACLU website.

Berkey Williams LLP

2022-2023 INDIAN LAW FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. Beginning September 2022. Duties include promoting and protecting Indian Nation sovereignty. Interested law school graduates and 3rd year law school students should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative/ICWA Assistant, at gcoronado@berkeywilliams.com.  No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.

Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP

Gaming and Compliance Attorney Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE. Duties include: (1) Reviewing, negotiating, analyzing, and drafting key company contracts. (2) Providing strategic and proactive legal advice to applicable business clients. (3) Assessing applicable gaming laws and regulations for possible changes and reforms. (4) Inspiring confidence in business clients by consistently providing well-reasoned legal advice and practical solutions to complex issues. For more information, please see the position description. Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@bigfirelaw.com. 

Tribal Government and Housing Attorney – Omaha, NE. Duties include: (1) Working on cases in a variety of areas including representation in tribal governments in tribal, federal, and state courts, before federal and state legislative bodies and agencies. (2) Drafting of ordinances, regulations and policies, negotiation and review of contracts and commercial transactions. Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Wilderness Workshop

Associate Attorney, (One-year term position). Carbondale, CO. Duties include: (1) Advocating at the federal level to achieve our conservation goals, in collaboration with our Legal and Policy Directors. (2) Bringing legal and policy expertise to our engagement in public land plans and projects, national policy efforts, federal legislation, and strategic litigation. (3) Supporting our major campaigns with legal and policy strategy and tactics. Please see the position description for more information. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a letter of interest and resume to Jobs@wildernessworkshop.org with the subject: “Associate Attorney.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as possible. We anticipate beginning interviews in late-September.

Rincon Band of Luseño Indians Reservation

Federal Law Summer Internship. Northeastern San Diego county, CA. For law students who have completed at least one year of law school. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Attorney General in research and drafting Tribal ordinances, policies, and resolutions. (2) Reviewing and revising agreements. (3) Researching and preparing legal memoranda on a wide variety of legal matters handled by the office. Please see the position description for more information. This is an 8-week, full time, on Reservation internship (some telecommuting permitted). The position will be filled as soon as possible. To apply, please submit the following to Laurel McKee by email at lmckee@rincon-nsn.gov by no later than Friday, October 15, 2021: a cover letter, current resume, a brief writing sample, and a copy of your transcript.

Muskogee (Creek) Nation

Chief District Court Judge. Okmulgee, OK. Duties include: (1) Hearing and deciding matters. (2) Remaining faithful to tribal law, custom, and ordinances. (3) Requiring lawyers in proceedings to refrain from conducting bias or prejudice based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. (4) Accord to every person who has a legal interest in a proceeding, or that person’s lawyer, the right to be heard according to Muscogee (Creek) Nation law. Please see the position description for more information.

Friday Job Announcements

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Associate General Counsel. Mount Pleasant, MI. Duties include: (1) Preparing and reviewing contracts, agreements, leases, rights of way and similar documents in order to maintain the best legal interest of the tribe. (2) Negotiating contracts, purchases and other agreements maintaining the best legal and financial interests of the tribe. (3) Reviewing and recommending actions on a wide range of complex legal issues for Tribal Administration and Tribal Operations. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. View open positions and apply here.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)

Associate Counsel, Attorney II. Anchorage, AK. Duties include: (1) Working collaboratively with ANTHC leadership, clinical staff, other attorneys, legal staff, and outside counsel to identify, analyze, prioritize, and respond to legal and regulatory compliance issues. (2) Performing legal research, drafting policies, reviewing contracts, conducting internal investigations, and advising ANTHC leadership on legal matters. To apply, please submit your resume to Chelsea Greene (cmgreene@anthc.org) and fill out an online application here.

The Yurok Tribe

Associate General Counsel, Office of the Tribal Attorney. Klamath, CA or as determined (currently work from home). Duties include: (1) Assisting the Tribal Council and Tribal Departments in the legal matters related to the business of the Tribe. (2) Performing legal research and providing legal advice. (3) Reviewing and negotiating contracts. (4) Advising on employment matters. (5) Drafting legislation. (6) Representing the Tribe in litigation. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled. Fill out an application and apply here

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Attorney 1 Staff. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Providing research and legal advice to the assigned departments of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. (2) Managing cases and projects. (3) Negotiation of contractual agreements. (4) Mitigating legal liability. (5) Working with outside entities on behalf of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Please see the position description for more information. Apply here by September 7th, 2021.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Fossil Fuel Program. Two positions. New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL. Duties include: (1) Working with program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases. (2) Participating in the full range of tasks involved in litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, comments, briefing, discovery, and oral advocacy. (3) Reviewing and analyzing administrative records and technical documents, and preparing comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents. (4) Engaging with clients, coalition partners, and experts, as well as internal communications and legislative staff. (5) Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and a list of three references here.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

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

2022 Summer Law Clerk Program. Washington, D.C.. Only students currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply, and second year law students are preferred but not required. The position will be a full time position for approximately 10 weeks, with specific dates to be determined. Qualifications for candidates include: (1) A strong academic performance. (2) Superior research and writing skills. (3) Strong communication skills. (4) Commitment to Federal Indian Law. Please see the position description for more information. To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, writing sample, and references to Robin Branthover at rbranthover@hobbsstraus.com. Please reach out to Robin or to Katie Klass at kklass@hobbsstraus.com with any questions. 

2022 Fall Associate Attorney. Washington, D.C.. Duties include: (1) Promoting and defending Tribal Nations’ rights and exercise of sovereignty. (2) Expanding opportunities for Tribal Nations. (3) Improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the position description for more information. To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, writing sample, and references to Robin Branthover at rbranthover@hobbsstraus.com. Please reach out to Robin or to Katie Klass at kklass@hobbsstraus.com with any questions.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Summer 2022 – Incoming 2L Student Associate. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Mary Pavel, Partner at mpavel@sonosky.com and also copy kwray@sonosky.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 8th, 2021.

University of Idaho College of Law

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

The Makah Tribal Council

Request for Proposals. The Makah Tribal Council invites proposals for interested parties to contract with the Makah Tribe to provide judicial services by acting as a Judge Pro Tem for the Makah Tribal Court in accordance with the Makah Tribe’s Law and Order Code. Duties include: (1) Presiding over, hearing, and resolving cases of the Makah Tribal Court involving criminal, civil, juvenile, domestic violence, fishing and traffic cases. (2) Strictly adhering to the Makah Code of Judicial Ethics, the Makah Law and Order Code, applicable court rules, and applicable bar regulations and ethics requirements. (3) Keeping court records as may be required. Questions regarding this RFP may be addressed to Leanne Ellis, Court Administrator, leanne.ellis@makah.com, or Vincent Cooke, Acting General Manager, vincent.cooke@makah.com. Please submit clearly marked Makah Judge Pro Tem RFP sealed bids either in person or by mail on or before October 1, 2021 at 4:00pm PST to:

Makah Tribe

Attn: Laurette Venske

161 Resort Drive / P.O. Box 115

Neah Bay, WA 98357

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Bay Mills Indian Community
Attorney, Brimley, MI. Open Until Filled. The attorney works under the direct supervision of the President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and provides strategic legal advice as counsel for and on behalf of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and all its governmental and commercial entities to advance compliance with applicable laws, to appear as such before all federal, state and tribal courts, tribunals, departments, agencies and committees of Congress and the State legislatures, including services in connection with tribal claims against the United States; provided, that monetary recovery claims against the United States are not covered by the attorney contract.

General Manager of Bay Mills Business Holdings, Brimley, MI. Open Until Filled. Under the general direction of the President and Bay Mills Business Holdings Board of Directors, the Bay Mills Business Holdings General Manager performs extensive administrative, evaluative, and technical work pertaining to all non-gaming enterprise activities of Bay Mills Indian Community concerning the Northern Light Cannabis Company, Four Seasons Market & Deli, and Bay Mart. The General Manager has the overall responsibility of establishing and ensuring compliance in accordance with Bay Mills policies and procedures, as well as applicable regulations, laws, policies, and procedures of Bay Mills Indian Community and Bay Mills Marijuana Commission. The General Manager provides the Board of Directors with recommendations for a strategic plan and for Director level decisions pertaining to the operations. The incumbent directs timely completion of objectives with all of the enterprises in accordance with the strategic plan. General employment applications can be found here.

Pueblo of Laguna

Summer Law Clerk, Dept: Public Defender/Government Affairs Office. 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. Closing date for application submission – June 18, 2021.

Earthjustice

Senior Attorney for the Midwest Office.  Our work includes cases opposing pipelines and mining that will have devastating impacts on the environment and tribal interests; and fighting for clean air, soil, and water. We are committed to working with communities across the Midwest with special attention to Detroit, Chicagoland including Northwest Indiana, and St. Louis. The attorney selected for this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic growth of our docket, including developing litigation and advocacy seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially the most overburdened communities. In addition, the attorney will help develop the Midwest work safeguarding health and the environment from toxic chemicals, including in our homes and schools. Apply here.

Senior Attorney for the Fossil Fuels Program. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program seeks applicants for a Senior Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on LNG facilities and oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Region but could include infrastructure located in other parts of the U.S. The position will be based in New Orleans in a satellite office space shared with other Fossil Fuel Program staff, or in Texas (remotely). Candidates interested in apply to the Senior Attorney role for the Fossil Fuels Program should submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample. Apply here.

NCAI

Senior Legal & Policy Advisor. Join the organization as a Senior Advisor to the CEO on legal matters and federal policy that impacts tribal governments. The Senior Advisor’s work includes legal, policy, program, and management work assigned by the Chief Executive Officer. This work includes, but is not limited to: tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, law enforcement, tribal justice systems, federal agency consultation, climate change, land use policy, and other matters of importance to Tribal Nations. The Senior Advisor reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a NCAI senior management team member. Closing Date: June 30,  2021. For more information please see the position description.

The Information Management and Technology (IT) The person in this position should have the ability to advise on technology, technology support, and communications platforms, as well as the presentation and integration of organization-wide information in multiple formats, organized in appropriate platforms and categories. The employee will bring ideas and vision based on industry expertise, technical capability, and client relations, guiding NCAI to incorporate our efficiently reach our goals. Closing Date- June 30, 2021. For more information please see the position description.

Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA)

Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  This position is opened until filled and any interested people can either contact Deanna Bowen at (906) 632-0043 or at djbowen@chippewaottawa.org to seek the full job description, receive an application and for any questions they may have. Please see the poisiotn description for more information.

Tulalip Tribal Court

Civil Legal Aid Attorney, Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid, Tulalip, WA. TOCLA is a multi-disciplinary civil legal aid office located within the Tulalip Tribal Court system in in Snohomish County.  TOCLA provides legal assistance to low-income tribal members facing civil legal issues that affect their safety, family integrity, health, and access to education and public benefits. TOCLA provides culturally sensitive, competent representation in a holistic manner by collaborating with other tribal legal and social services to assist clients in identifying legal and non-legal needs and address barriers in accessing services. Our office consists of five attorney positions who represent eligible tribal members in a variety of cases within the Tulalip Tribal Court. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by June 24th. Please see the attached job description.

Domestic Violence Advocate Attorney, Tulalip, WA. The Attorney works in collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes Legacy of Healing department to provide civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.  TOCLA’s Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Attorney seeks to ensure the rights of all individuals to a safe and secure environment, and to empower those who are oppressed by reducing trauma and ending re-victimization resulting in the protection of future generations. We are looking for an applicant who is passionate about enforcing the legal rights of survivors of violence, who enjoys working closely with our clients in the Tulalip Tribal community, and who is a team player in our collaborative and supportive office.  Please see the enclosed job description for more information. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by June 24th.

The House Committee on Natural Resources

Entry Level Policy Aide. Application details are attached and are on our website here.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Attorney I or Attorney II, Full time, Longview, WA. Seeking a practicing attorney with experience in drafting legal documents, contract language, and testimony.  The person filling this position will assist with litigations for the Tribe, including negotiations, mediation, legal research, discovery, motion practice, oral argument, trial and appeal.  This person will also represent the Tribe in various legal proceedings as assigned. Closing: June 14, 2021. Please see the position description for more information.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Department, Reno, NV.  The Staff Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the RSIC Tribal Chairman, Tribal Council and Department Directors, Managers, and Supervisors on legal and quasi-legal matters as directed by the Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council, and directs and supervises the work of the Staff Attorney. To apply, please send your resume to Esther Sanchez, HR Director  esanchez@rsic.org or call 775-785-1303 for an application.

Native American Rights Fund

Paralegal, Boulder, CO. For duties, please see PDF. Open until filled. Apply here.

Staff Attorney, Boulder, CO. For duties, please see PDF. Open until filled. Apply here.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

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

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

RFP. Accepting proposals from qualified attorneys, Law Firms and tribal court advocates to provide professional legislation drafting services to the Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC)  on a board range of topics and subject areas. We invite you to submit a proposal to OLC by June 15, 2021 for consideration. Please see the RFP for more information.

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Attorney, Darrington, WA. The purpose of the Attorney position is to provide legal service for the benefit of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe’s governmental programs and departments. The applicant must be committed to the goals and policies that work toward achieving the vision and cultural values of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. The Office of Legal Counsel receives policy guidance from the Tribal Council on tribal governmental matters, and shall receive guidance on tribal court matters as provided for in the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Law and Order Code. The individual selected must be capable of making independent professional judgments and completing complex legal work in a timely manner. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete an application for employment and return it to jodi@sauk-suiattle.com.

Haida Corporation  

General Manager, Hydaburg, Alaska. The General Manager will manage multiple business enterprises, implement objectives of the Board of Directors, and develop business and investment opportunities, maintain all interests of the corporation in good standing. The general manager will supervise staff, prepare and manage the budget, and ensure all obligations of the corporation are met in a timely manner. Application closes June 30, 2021. Please see the job description for more information.

Western Organization of Resource Councils

Washington, DC Representative. WORC is seeking to hire two Washington, DC Representatives to join our team. WORC’s Washington, DC Representatives play a leading role in our federal policy work to hold coal, oil and gas companies accountable; create a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent communities; accelerate community-scale renewable energy; and win an agriculture and food system that is fair and just for family farmers, ranchers, workers and eaters. In addition to these issues, one of the DC Representatives will work with the Native-led organizations in WORC’s network to build a new area of work around Indigenous community priorities that may include energy democracy; MMIW; food sovereignty; health care; voting rights; tribal sovereignty, law and policies; and other issues. More information here.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Staff Attorney/Native American Rights Team – Eagle Pass, Texas. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Native American Rights Team seeks an enthusiastic attorney committed to providing justice to Native American and Indigenous clients residing in our 68-county service area, with a focus on those living in the middle border region – near Eagle Pass, Texas.   Our Native American Rights Team currently advocates for clients in custody proceedings under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and dedicated tribal criminal dockets. Click here to apply. Please see the position description for more information.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

RFP. Tacoma, Washington. Seeking proposals for providing civil legal aid services to its members. Representation may include those pertaining to family law, defense of non-criminal fisheries and hunting charges in Puyallup Tribal Court, and advocacy or assistance in fee to trust property or probate and others. Proposals to be submitted by Friday, July 9, 2021. Please see the RFP for more information.

The Quinault Indian Nation

Operations Attorney.  This position is eligible for telecommuting. This full-time staff attorney position will provide legal counsel and representation to the Nation’s day-to-day governmental administrative Divisions, Departments, and Programs with an array of legal services.  In addition, the incumbent may assist with Quinault Business Committee priorities as they relate to Operations.  The successful candidate will have experience preparing and reviewing legal documents, including legal opinions, code interpretation and enforcement, and contracts, and providing legal advice on a wide range of matters related to Operations. To apply, please submit a completed application (available at quinaultindiannation.com), cover letter, resume and two writing samples to OAG@quinault.org

RFP. The Quinault Indian Nation is soliciting proposals for a consultant to advise and assist with strategy and grant writing related to the tribal provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The Quinault Indian Nation seeks to leverage the ARP to the fullest extent to ensure self-sufficiency and tribal sovereignty. It is anticipated that the delivery of services under the contract will begin on July 1, 2021. Proposals must be received by no later than 11:59 PM Monday, June 14, 2021.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA, The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned.
Application is open until filled. Link to required employment application here.

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Application is open until filled. Link to required employment application here.


Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Attorney (Natural Resources Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work as required. Confers with, provides advice to, and prepares advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation.  Assist in routine operations of Department of Justice. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

Office of the Chief Prosecutor

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor

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

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

Navajo Nation Division of Community Development

Attorney (Chapter Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Assistant Attorney General within the Navajo DOJ/Chapter Unit, provides legal direction to the Division of Community Development regarding a wide range of legal issues related to Navajo Nation Chapters. Legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for division, department, program assigned. Assist as needed in court appearances, research and writing, including drafting of appellate brief, for cases in Navajo Nation, State and Federal Courts.  This position is open until June 18, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of The Potawatomi

Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney, Fulton, MI. Prosecution of crimes and civil infractions in the Tribal Court, which arise under the Tribe’s criminal and civil laws, including arraignments, motions, trials and appeals; Work closely with the Tribal Court Administrator and Tribal Judge(s) to improve the delivery of services within the Tribal Court and to assist the Court in case management and docket preparation; and more. Applications are due June 25, 2021 9:00AM ET. Send Letter of interest and resume/ curriculum vitae to: John Swimmer, Chief Legal Officer, 1485 Mno-Bamadzewen Way, Fulton, MI 49052 or John.swimmer@nhbpi.com.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Tribal Water Attorney, Ignacio, CO. Under the supervision of the Legal Department Director, attorney will serve as a member of the Tribe’s Legal Department, with principal responsibility for representing the Tribe on water matters. Where time allows, the attorney will represent the Tribe in other matters that require the Legal Department’s attention, including code review and drafting, litigation, contract review, and employment matters. This position is open until filled. To apply visit https://careers.southernute.com/pfund and see the position description for more information.

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Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Chief Judge. The Chief Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial cases and matters at the Tribal Court level within the jurisdiction of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate pursuant to tribal laws, codes, rules, and regulations.  The Chief Judge is also responsible for the administration of the Tribal Court staff, daily operations and program functions. Closing Date:  Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Tribal Prosecutor. It is the duty of the Prosecutor, among others, to administer justice, and carries the responsibility that defendants are accorded procedural justice and that guilt is decided upon the basis of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, as required by the Law and Order Code of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.  The Prosecutor is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes and civil infractions that occur within the jurisdiction of the Lake Traverse Reservation, prosecute all juvenile cases including but not limited to child abuse, neglect, and dependency, unruly and delinquent cases. Closing Date:  Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.


Northwest Justice Project (NJP)

Staff Attorney – Native American Unit – Crime Victims | Seattle, WA. NJP is Washington’s state and federally funded civil legal aid program. The NAU-CV attorney will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with tribal domestic violence/sexual assault advocates, social services agencies, law enforcement staff, and others to facilitate access to legal assistance for Native clients and provide technical support to the Native American advocacy community. More information here. Please see the position description for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribe
Associate Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 3, 2021. Link to required employment application here. Please see the position description for more information.


Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Prairie Band, LLC

RFP, Mayetta, KS. Accepting proposals from qualified law firms to provide professional services to review the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Law and Order Codes, specifically Titles 19 – 22, 31, and other applicable codes related to planning, zoning, building, land development and business leasing so you may provide guidance on administrative policies, procedures, and processes to administer these Codes. We invite your firm to submit a proposal to us by June 4, 2021 for consideration. Please see the RFP for more information.

The Pueblo of Jemez

(2) NM Licensed Attorneys, Jemez Pueblo, NM. Provide legal Counsel services for the Social Services program.  The Scope of Work is specified under Project Scope of Work section, including to provide legal services to the Social Service Program including, but not limited to Legal services support provided to program staff on cases in all victim case types such as child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, elder, and vulnerable adults and other victims of crime, and more.  Deadline for Submission of Proposals: June 11, 2021 by 3:00 pm MST. For more information, please see the announcement.

Nevada Legal Services

Indian Law Project Attorney, Reno office or Elko office. Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low-income Nevadans across the state.  The Program provides a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. In that capacity, the Program acts as public defender in a number of tribal jurisdictions and also serves individual tribal members with a wide range of legal issues. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but no later than June 15. Please see the position description for more information.

Kanji & Katzen

Bookkkeeper, Seattle, Washington; Ann Arbor, Michigan; or remote work locations. Main Duties include: Review and pay bills, Prepare and send client invoices and track receivables (law firm uses Timeslips for time-keeping), Payroll administration and entry (law firm uses Paychex), and more. Closing date is June 25, 2021. Proposals should be sent by electronic mail to Ann Fieldhack, afieldhack@kanjikatzen.com.  For further information, please see the position description or contact Ms. Fieldhack at 206-344-8100 or the email above.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

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

Environmental Law Institute

Senior Manager, Climate Judiciary Project.  As a part of the Climate Judiciary Project (CJP) you will be involved in fostering a better understanding of climate science and the law in the judicial community through educational programs. To do this you will engage with diverse constituencies of scientists, judges, and policy experts.  Duties will include: Operational Planning and Management of Implementation, relationship management, evaluations, reporting, web management, etc. To learn more or to apply, visit https://www.eli.org/employment.  The application deadline is June 18, 2021.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe

Staff Attorney, Ethete, Wyoming. The Northern Arapaho Tribe is expanding its legal department. The staff attorney will work under the direction of the in-house counsel. This position will work directly with tribal programs and work on legal matters affecting the tribe at the direction of the Northern Arapaho Business Council and the in-house counsel. The Tribe is looking to fill this position immediately. The closing date for this position is June 1, 2021. Please send resumes to the in-house counsel at clare.johnson@northernarapaho.com. See the position description for more information.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney, Washington, DC.  Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, seeks an associate attorney for its Washington, DC office.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

Earthjustice

Deputy Managing Attorney for the Northeast Regional Office in New York, NY.  Candidates should have at least ten years of litigation experience, as well as experience supporting the professional development of less senior attorneys and litigation support staff through training and mentorship. The Northeast Regional Office is dedicated to protecting public health and ensuring a healthy environment for all in the Northeast; combatting the climate crisis; and securing a swift and equitable transition to zero emissions, 100% clean energy. For more information, please see the position description.

Tulalip Tribal Court

Civil Legal Aid Attorney, Tulalip, Washington. Seeking practicing attorney with at least 2 years of experience in either representing clients in civil cases, working in civil legal aid, and/or representing Indian tribal members in tribal courts. For more information, please see the job description. Application closes June 11th, 2021. Please see the position description for more information.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General:

Attorney (Natural Resources Unit), Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work as required. Confers with, provides advice to, and prepares advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation.  Assist in routine operations of Department of Justice. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

Senior Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Legal work related to Federal, State and Navajo Nation courts and administrative tribunal representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General of the Natural Resources Unit or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, including representation of the Division of Natural Resources and the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency regarding a wide range of environmental and natural resource legal issues, conduct legal research, interview witnesses, prepare briefs and pleadings.  This position is open until May 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Navajo Nation Office of the Chief Prosecutor:

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor:

Attorney, Ramah, NM.  Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; and more. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor, Chinle, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; and more. 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.

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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. 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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. 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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

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

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

Summer Law Clerk – Window Rock, AZ. The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks a determined and motivated 1L or 2L for a paid law clerk position The Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel provides legal service to the Navajo Nation Council and its Standing Committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law and policy. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript (unofficial) and a brief writing sample to Office of Legislative Counsel at olc@navajo-nsn.gov. Facsimiles will also be accepted at (928) 871-7576. If you have questions, please contact Chief Legislative Counsel, Dana Bobroff, at (928) 871-7166. The application deadline has been extended to May 26, 2021 at 5:00 MST.

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Friday Job Announcements

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

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

The Northern Arapaho Tribe

Staff Attorney, Ethete, Wyoming. The Northern Arapaho Tribe is expanding its legal department. The staff attorney will work under the direction of the in-house counsel. This position will work directly with tribal programs and work on legal matters affecting the tribe at the direction of the Northern Arapaho Business Council and the in-house counsel. The Tribe is looking to fill this position immediately. The closing date for this position is June 1, 2021. Please send resumes to the in-house counsel at clare.johnson@northernarapaho.com. See the position description for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney – Hoopa Valley Tribe Hoopa, CA The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 3, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Senior Tribal Attorney – Hoopa Valley Tribe Hoopa, CA The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2021. Link to required employment application here.

Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC)

Staff Attorney I, Bellingham, WA. Staff Attorney I works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney for the Lummi Nation representing and assisting the Lummi Nation Child Support Program.  Job performance of the Staff Attorney I is evaluated by the Legal Director in consultation with the Lummi Child Support Program Director. Click here for the application and see the position description for more information.

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Health & Insurance Attorney, Milwaukee, WI.  This attorney will work with the tribal insurance department and the health & wellness center. Resumes can be emailed to: mary.wilkes@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov. The application will remain open until the position is filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

Federal Law Summer Internship, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians Reservation (located in the northeastern San Diego County). The selected law student(s) will assist the Attorney General to research and draft Tribal ordinances, policies and resolutions; review and revise agreements; and research and prepare legal memoranda on a wide variety of legal matters handled by the office. Application is open until filled. This is a 10-week, full time, on Reservation internship (some telecommuting permitted). Please see the description for more information.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Department, Reno, NV.  The Staff Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the RSIC Tribal Chairman, Tribal Council and Department Directors, Managers, and Supervisors on legal and quasi-legal matters as directed by the Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council, and directs and supervises the work of the Staff Attorney.


United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.

USET SPF Policy Analyst, Washington, DC (remote work available temporarily). Conduct advocacy on behalf of the collective interests of member Tribal Nations before all branches of the federal government, as well as other partners both within and outside of Indian Country; Develop and maintain an on-going communication between USET SPF and these entities; and more. This position is open until filled. The application link is here on Indeed. Please see the position description for more information.

The Wilderness Society

Senior Government Relations Representative, Energy/Climate. The Senior Representative will lead government relations strategies to advance key climate and energy policies for public lands, including rapidly phasing down fossil energy emissions, to achieve a climate goal of net-zero emissions from federal lands by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050, including advancing just and equitable policies that make our public lands a leading solution to the climate crisis.  Application Deadline: May 23.

Government Relations Representative or Senior Government Relations Representative, Land. The Senior Representative or Representative (depending on experience level) will lead government relations strategies to advance legislative and administrative protections for priority lands to help achieve The Wilderness Society’s goals of protecting 30% of US lands and waters by 2030 and ensuring that all people benefit equitably from public lands.  In addition to proposals for landscape conservation, this person will help defend against reckless mining on federal lands and support Tribes and Indigenous community partner efforts to advance protections for culturally significant lands, sacred sites and cultural resources on federal lands.  Application Deadline: May 23. Information on other open positions at TWS can also be found here.

University of Idaho-Boise

(2) Academic Success Visitors, Boise, Idaho. The University of Idaho College of Law seeks two entry-level or experienced faculty members to serve as full-time, temporary faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year. These faculty members will teach academic skills courses, develop and administer academic support and advising programs, and provide individualized academic counseling and advising. The positions are open until filled, with a first consideration date of May 19, 2021. Apply here. Questions about the positions may be directed to Kristi Running, Associate Dean of Students-Moscow, at krunning@uidaho.edu.

Nevada Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Indian Law Program, Reno office or Elko office. Serve the surrounding communities in northern and eastern Nevada. Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low income Nevadans across the state. The Indian Law Program serves the 27 Native American tribes and colonies within the State of Nevada.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but no later than June 10.  Please see the position description for more information.

Maier Pfeffer Kim  Geary & Cohen  LLP

Associate Attorney, Oakland California. The position will remain open until filled. Qualifications include 2+ years of Indian/tribal law experience. Please see the position description for more information.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP

Associate Attorney, Louisville, Colorado Office. This is a national law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations.  We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs in many forums, including state, federal and tribal courts. The duties and responsibilities for this position are more fully outlined in the attached pdf.  The job posting will remain open for 60 days, or until filled, whichever occurs first.

Litigation Associate Attorney, Louisville, Colorado Office. We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation, and governmental affairs in many forums, including state, federal and tribal courts. The duties and responsibilities for this position are more fully outlined in the attached pdf.  The job posting will remain open for 60 days, or until filled, whichever occurs first.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”)

Anchorage Native Law Staff Attorney. ALSC is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. The position is located in ALSC’s Anchorage office and primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act in cases outside of the Bethel region, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. Travel to rural areas may be required, public health guidelines permitting. Please see the position description for more information.

Bethel Native Law Staff Attorney. ALSC is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The Bethel ICWA attorney will be serving clients in cases primarily heard in Bethel, Alaska courts, serving clients in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The attorney will be supervised and supported by ALSC staff.  The Bethel ICWA attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases and will also have the opportunity to participate in appellate and impact litigation. Please see the position description for more information.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

RFP. Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorney(s) will provide professional Government Relations and Advocacy services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General. Due Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. MDT. Please see the RFP for more information.

See previous posts.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

Yee Ha’ólníi Doo

Executive Director, remote. Yee Ha’ólníi Doo (which does business as the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund) seeks an energetic, visionary, and impactful Executive Director who will lead the organization in working to empower the Diné and Hopi people with the fortitude to overcome challenges like pandemics and climate change through traditional principles of self-reliance and interrelatedness.  The Executive Director must be able to work quickly and strategically to develop on-the-ground solutions to crises and challenges facing the Diné and Hopi people as they arise, and must also plan for long-term sustainable solutions to better position the Diné and Hopi people to respond to future challenges with increased resiliency.  The Executive Director must draw upon and put into practice Diné and Hopi cultural values and teachings in her or his work. The Executive Director will be the key management leader of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programming and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. Closing Date: May 31, 2021 Visit navajohopisolidarity.org for complete job description. If you have questions, please call 1-833-956-1554. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references titled Executive Director to marci.nhfcr@gmail.com or by mail to Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, PO Box 3581, Flagstaff, AZ 86003. 

The Federal Public Defender

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque, NM.  This position represents individuals charged with federal crimes.  We represent a large population of Native American and Latin American communities.  A law degree is required, and the successful applicant must be admitted to practice in good standing in the highest court of a state.  The closing date of the position is June 18, 2021.  All applicable information is in the attached job announcement.

White Mountain Apache Tribe

RFP. The White Mountain Apache Tribe is seeking proposal for a consultant grant writer to assist the Tribe in preparing applications and applying for grants from local, state, and federal agencies, and from the private sector, to develop and implement a Tribal capital improvement plan, assist identify and plan for community facilities, and address community infrastructure needs. The deadline for submissions hereunder is 5:00 P.M. Arizona time, on May 12, 2021. Proposals submitted after this time shall not be accepted. Please see the job description for more information.

Burns Paiute Tribe
Tribal Prosecutor, Burns, Oregon. A licensed attorney in good standing with a state bar association, have prior experience handling Indian Child Welfare cases, be familiar with Tribal laws and court procedures, and demonstrate awareness of the Tribe’s culture, values, and interest. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Count of Cochise

Attorney I, II or III – Legal Defender’s Office, Bisbee, AZ. 

ATTORNEY I: Under general supervision provides professional legal services of moderate difficulty; performs other legal services as assigned. Initiates, engages, and defends litigation; performs legal research; reviews and prepares legal documents; ren­ders legal advice to clients; performs factual investigations.

ATTORNEY II: Under general supervision provides professional legal services of considerable difficulty; provides other legal services as assigned.  Initiates, engages, and defends litigation; performs legal research; reviews and prepares legal documents; ren­ders legal advice to clients; performs factual investigations. Supervises junior staff; handles appeals. 

PLEASE NOTE: Willing to consider Rule 39(C) Applicants.

Procopio

Federal Indian Law Associate (Midlevel), San Diego, CA, Scottsdale AZ. Working with Tribal governments and businesses drafting tribal ordinances, compact negotiation, employment matters, resolutions, contracts, fee-to-trust applications, intergovernmental agreements and involvement in developing tribal programs. Application is open until filled.  

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

Associate Tribal Attorney, Smith River, CA. Under the supervision from the General Counsel the ATA serves the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in the administration of the legal affairs of the government, departments and enterprises. The Associate Tribal Attorney will complete professional assignments provides legal advice and representation to the Nation as directed by the General Counsel. Manages assigned caseload, ensures that applicable laws are followed, and that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced. Open Until Filled. Download application here. Please see the position description for more information.

Montana Budget & Policy Center

State-Tribal Policy Analyst, Missoula or Helena, MT (Location is flexible while we remain teleworking due to the pandemic. MBPC will consider candidates based elsewhere in Montana.) The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) seeks a full-time State-Tribal Policy Analyst to support our efforts to advance a policy agenda that works for tribal communities, primarily by performing research and analysis of state budget and policy decisions and conducting outreach to stakeholders in tribal communities. More details can be found in the job announcement. Open until filled. Application review will begin on May 17. 

Earthjustice

(2) Managing Attorneys in Seattle and Anchorage/Juneau, Northwest Office and Alaska Office. The Managing Attorneys will oversee their respective offices, and, will provide leadership for their growing teams currently comprised of attorneys and professional staff. They will develop and implement regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans and programmatic and litigation priorities. The attorneys at Earthjustice have regional cases and often take on cases with national scope or address programmatic priorities outside of the region. It would also be important to note that the organization is open to candidates who do not focus on Environmental law.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Office of the Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General, Hayward, WI. Serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The Asst. AG provides legal advice and assistance to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, tribal administrators, program and enterprise directors/managers, and boards/committees. Will prepare legal documents, including pleadings and legal opinions.  Serves as a Tribal Prosecutor for traffic citations, truancy, Child Welfare cases (tribal and ICWA), employment matters, conservation matters and other civil litigation.  Will provide legal representation in tribal, state, and federal courts of law. his position involves working on Indian Child Welfare matters in federal, state and tribal courts.  The AAG represents and advises council on legislative matters affecting the tribe in areas of child welfare, guardianships, etc.  The AAG provides legal services to tribal law enforcement and the LCO Public Safety Commission.  The AAG reviews and drafts contracts for legal sufficiency in related areas. The application can be found here: https://www.lcotribe.com/employment. Application deadline: May 20, 2021.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Tribal Attorney, near Pendleton, Oregon. Provide services as guided by the goals and objectives under the CTUIR Comprehensive Plan and consistent with the responsibility of the Office of Legal Counsel. This Tribal Attorney position is assigned to represent and advise the CTUIR in its NAHASDA, low-come tax credit and other home ownership, development and advising supported by related funding sources. Apply via http://ctuir.org/tribal-attorney-2 Umatilla is a tribal preference employer. For more information, please see the job description.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

RFP.  Provide judicial services for the Band’s tribal court.  The Band expects to select one individual to serve as the Band’s Chief Judge.  The Chief Judge position is the Band’s primary trial court judge.  The current Chief Judge is retiring. The Chief Judge provides general supervision for the court; presides on motions and requests of the parties; schedules and presides over conferences, evidentiary hearings and bench trials; conducts necessary legal or factual research; and renders legal opinions. The Band’s ordinances are available at http://www.fdlrez.com/government/fdlordinances.htm.  Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. central time on Friday, May 28, 2021. For more information, please see the position description.

Jill Grant & Associates, LLC

Associate Attorney. Washington, D.C. Seeking an associate attorney with at least three years of experience. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. Experience and/or demonstrated interest in environmental law is required. Prior law firm experience is beneficial. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references, and (5) a law school transcript by email to associateposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Part-Time Attorney, Washington, D.C.. Seeking an experienced attorney looking to work part-time. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. Experience in environmental law is required. Prior law firm experience is beneficial. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references, and (5) a law school transcript by email to associateposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Environmental Policy Innovation Center

Legal Fellowship (12 month, paid), remote or Washington, D.C. Tribal and Federal Natural Resources Mitigation Law and Policy. For a recently graduated law student or very early career lawyer. American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow will work on various aspects of tribal natural resource law and federal policy opportunities under the Biden administration. The fellowship will focus on the Western U.S., with an emphasis on federal-level policy and the option to work on specific projects in partnership with individual tribes depending on the fellow’s interests. For more information, please see the job announcement.

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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. 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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. 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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

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

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, professionally represents the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The Principal Attorney works closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses. The Principal Attorney provides legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, 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. Duties also include legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation. Also reviews proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act.  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 the general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work as required. Confers with, provides advice to, and prepares advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation.  Assist in routine operations of Department of Justice. Other duties as assigned.  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 Chief Prosecutor:

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor:

Senior Prosecutor, Chinle, Arizona.  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. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

Victim and Witness Advocate, Tuba City, AZ.  Provides assistance to victims of crime through securing intake assessments, identifying and reviewing/securing referrals for the immediate well being of the victim. Reviews criminal complaints, police reports, and referrals to determine appropriate assistance to the victims. Gathers factual information & historical data, reviews reports, interviews victims and prepares statements, prepare investigation reports, and work closely with prosecutor in the prosecution. Establishes, reviews, and makes referrals specific to the needs of the victim, including shelter, crisis intervention, medical, counseling, and transportation, to guide in recovery/healing. Assist with protective services for victims. Prepares victims for hearings. Maintain communication with victim, social workers/agents, law enforcement, and related services.  This position is open until May 14, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Department of Justice:

2021 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions. NNDOJ provides legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, and to the 110 local governing chapters. Must be enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association Must have completed a law school course on Federal Indian Law. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org.  Complete applications are due on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application, which can be found at: http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/Forms/NNAPP09162016_Fill_In.pdf

The Office of the Navajo Public Defender

  • Senior Attorney, State barred, 4+ years’ experience
  • Attorney, State barred
  • Senior Tribal Court Advocate, no state bar necessary but must be barred with the Navajo Nation Bar and must have three years’ experience in the Navajo Nation Courts.

3 positions. Locations are throughout the Navajo Nation (AZ, NM, UT). Details are contained in the attached PDF.  Please send the Navajo Nation Employment Application, Cover Letter, and Resume to kathleenbowman@navajo-nsn.gov (the Director of the Office of the Navajo Public Defender).

See posts from May 5, 2021.

Job Announcements

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

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

The Lac Courte Oreilles Office of the Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General, Hayward, WI. Serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The Asst. AG provides legal advice and assistance to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, tribal administrators, program and enterprise directors/managers, and boards/committees. Will prepare legal documents, including pleadings and legal opinions.  Serves as a Tribal Prosecutor for traffic citations, truancy, Child Welfare cases (tribal and ICWA), employment matters, conservation matters and other civil litigation.  Will provide legal representation in tribal, state, and federal courts of law. his position involves working on Indian Child Welfare matters in federal, state and tribal courts.  The AAG represents and advises council on legislative matters affecting the tribe in areas of child welfare, guardianships, etc.  The AAG provides legal services to tribal law enforcement and the LCO Public Safety Commission.  The AAG reviews and drafts contracts for legal sufficiency in related areas. The application can be found here: https://www.lcotribe.com/employment. Application deadline: May 20, 2021.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Tribal Attorney, near Pendleton, Oregon. Provide services as guided by the goals and objectives under the CTUIR Comprehensive Plan and consistent with the responsibility of the Office of Legal Counsel. This Tribal Attorney position is assigned to represent and advise the CTUIR in its NAHASDA, low-come tax credit and other home ownership, development and advising supported by related funding sources. Apply via http://ctuir.org/tribal-attorney-2 Umatilla is a tribal preference employer. For more information, please see the job description.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

Summer Law Clerk – Window Rock, AZ. The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks a determined and motivated 1L or 2L for a paid law clerk position The Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel provides legal service to the Navajo Nation Council and its Standing Committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law and policy. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript (unofficial) and a brief writing sample to Office of Legislative Counsel at olc@navajo-nsn.gov. Facsimiles will also be accepted at (928) 871-7576. If you have questions, please contact Chief Legislative Counsel, Dana Bobroff, at (928) 871-7166. The application deadline has been extended to May 5, 2021 at 5:00 MST.

Attorney. Work under the direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties include providing legal advice and legal representation to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its standing committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law and policy. Work with other attorneys of the Office under supervision of a Principal Attorney and the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Knowledge of legal principles, as well as Federal Indian law, Navajo Nation laws, Navajo Nation Government and legislative processes in general required. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school with Juris Doctorate; and State Bar Licensed in either AZ, NM, or UT, as well as the Navajo Nation Bar, within one year of employment. For more information please, see the position description at www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov or to apply, applications are accepted via email (apply@dpm.navajo-nsn.gov). Position is open until filled.

Yee Ha’ólníi Doo

Executive Director, remote. Yee Ha’ólníi Doo (which does business as the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund) seeks an energetic, visionary, and impactful Executive Director who will lead the organization in working to empower the Diné and Hopi people with the fortitude to overcome challenges like pandemics and climate change through traditional principles of self-reliance and interrelatedness.  The Executive Director must be able to work quickly and strategically to develop on-the-ground solutions to crises and challenges facing the Diné and Hopi people as they arise, and must also plan for long-term sustainable solutions to better position the Diné and Hopi people to respond to future challenges with increased resiliency.  The Executive Director must draw upon and put into practice Diné and Hopi cultural values and teachings in her or his work. The Executive Director will be the key management leader of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programming and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. Closing Date: May 31, 2021 Visit navajohopisolidarity.org for complete job description. If you have questions, please call 1-833-956-1554. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references titled Executive Director to marci.nhfcr@gmail.com or by mail to Yee Ha’ólníi Doo, PO Box 3581, Flagstaff, AZ 86003. 

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

RFP.  Provide judicial services for the Band’s tribal court.  The Band expects to select one individual to serve as the Band’s Chief Judge.  The Chief Judge position is the Band’s primary trial court judge.  The current Chief Judge is retiring. The Chief Judge provides general supervision for the court; presides on motions and requests of the parties; schedules and presides over conferences, evidentiary hearings and bench trials; conducts necessary legal or factual research; and renders legal opinions. The Band’s ordinances are available at http://www.fdlrez.com/government/fdlordinances.htm.  Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. central time on Friday, May 28, 2021. For more information, please see the position description.

Jill Grant & Associates, LLC

Associate Attorney. Washington, D.C. Seeking an associate attorney with at least three years of experience. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. Experience and/or demonstrated interest in environmental law is required. Prior law firm experience is beneficial. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references, and (5) a law school transcript by email to associateposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Part-Time Attorney, Washington, D.C.. Seeking an experienced attorney looking to work part-time. Jill Grant & Associates provides environmental counsel and representation to Indian tribes, tribal entities, local governments, and environmental organizations, and represents tribes on jurisdictional and administrative law issues. Experience in environmental law is required. Prior law firm experience is beneficial. Flexible office arrangements and remote work will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3) a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references, and (5) a law school transcript by email to associateposition@jillgrantlaw.com.

Environmental Policy Innovation Center

Legal Fellowship (12 month, paid), remote or Washington, D.C. Tribal and Federal Natural Resources Mitigation Law and Policy. For a recently graduated law student or very early career lawyer. American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow will work on various aspects of tribal natural resource law and federal policy opportunities under the Biden administration. The fellowship will focus on the Western U.S., with an emphasis on federal-level policy and the option to work on specific projects in partnership with individual tribes depending on the fellow’s interests. For more information, please see the job announcement.

See posts from April 23, 2021.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center at MSU College of Law – Come work with us!

Communications Coordinator, East Lansing, MI. Specifically, the Communications Coordinator assists the ILPC faculty and staff with all ILPC events, coordinates lunches, speaking events, and ILPC visits for students interested in Indian Law, plans and organizes the annual ILPC conference, manages marketing materials that amplify and strengthen ILPC presence at MSU, Michigan tribal communities, and within Indian country, Drafts ILPC correspondence and creates newsletters for the ILPC community, students, and alumni, manages the ILPC social media accounts, including Turtle Talk, attends Indian law events and conferences 1-4 times per year to promote the ILPC and its objectives, and more. External applications are due Tuesday, April 27. Please share this post with anyone who may be interested.

Legal Counselor, East Lansing, MI. The ILPC offers one law graduate each year the chance to teach and work in a setting that is both academic and clinical in nature. The ILPC Legal Counselor may develop academic articles, research and write briefs, interact with students and legal professionals, and attend conferences centered on Indian law.  This is a Fixed-Term, Teaching Specialist position.  The deadline to submit application materials is Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Please circulate this to anyone who may be interested.

Pueblo of Laguna

Summer Law Clerk, Dept: Public Defender/Government Affairs Office. Closing date for application submission is April 26, 2021. 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 Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

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

The Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General

Request for Proposals. Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorney(s) will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General related primarily to Water Rights and Tax & Finance matters. The Attorney(s) must have a sophisticated understanding of Navajo language, culture, history, politics, government, fundamental and codified law and jurisprudence, the Navajo Nation budgetary process, complex finance/taxation matters, and water rights. For more information please see the RFP. Due Friday, April 30, 2021 at 3 p.m. MDT.

Cochise County

Attorney I, II or III, Legal Defender’s Office, Bisbee, AZ. ATTORNEY I: Under general supervision provides professional legal services of moderate difficulty; performs other legal services as assigned. Initiates, engages, and defends litigation; performs legal research; reviews and prepares legal documents; ren­ders legal advice to clients; performs factual investigations. ATTORNEY II:  Supervises junior staff; handles appeals. ATTORNEY III:  Supervises junior staff; handles appeals. Supervises and reviews work of staff attorneys; performs organization and administrative duties. All applications are open until filled with first review of applications on May 15, 2021. Apply here and see the positions description for more information.

Prosecutor Job descpriotn

Ute Tribal Court

Prosecutor, Fort Duchesne, UT. The Prosecutor is responsible for independently prosecuting criminal, juvenile, civil, and other cases in the Ute Indian Tribal Court.  The applicant must be willing to work within an environment conducive to the position’s location and purpose. Complete a Tribal Application Form which can be found on our website: www.UTETRIBE.com. Please see the position description for more information.

Justice for Families

Case Manager, Petoskey, MI. The Case Manager will attend trainings relevant to implement a safe exchange/supervised visitation program. Case Manager will develop policies and procedures to operate a supervised visitation/safe exchange program the complies with all grant requirements. The Case Manager will be responsible for providing transportation to victims, offenders and children when appropriate. Application is open until filled. Click here to apply and see the job description for more information.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Tribal Water Attorney, Ignacio, CO. Under the supervision of the Legal Department Director, attorney will serve as a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Legal Department, with principal responsibility for representing the Tribe on water matters. Where time allows, the attorney will represent the Tribe in other matters that require the Legal Department’s attention, including code review and drafting, litigation, contract review, and employment matters. This job is open until filled. To apply click here and see the job description for more information.

 The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Information & Referral Program Managing Attorney, Seattle, WA. ACLU-WA is seeking an Information and Referral Program Managing Attorney (IRP Managing Attorney) to manage the ACLU-WA’s information and referral service statewide.  The ACLU-WA receives approximately four thousand requests for legal assistance each year, through phone messages, mail and our online complaint form.  The Managing Attorney will be responsible for managing all aspects of the ACLU-WA’s response to these requests, including hiring, training, and supervising intake volunteers and interns; screening requests for assistance to provide a meaningful response to all complainants. Application deadline: May 17th, 2021.

California Indian Legal Services

Executive Director, California Indian Legal Services (CILS), Sacramento, CA. The Board of Trustees is seeking applications for the Executive Director position to lead CILS into a new era of its work to protect and advance Native American rights. All interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples and three professional references to Patricia De La Cruz-Lynas, Director of Administration, California Indian Legal Services, Re:  Executive Director Position, 609 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025.  E-mail hiring@calindian.org. For more information, please visit https://www.calindian.org/about-us/#employment. This position is open until filled. 

Staff Attorney,  CILS, Escondido, CA. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in all areas of Federal Indian law to provide assistance to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and individuals. E-mail letter of interest, resume and writing sample to: hiring@calindian.org. For more information, please visit https://www.calindian.org/about-us/#employment. This position is open until filled.

Rosette, LLP

Summer Law Clerk, Washington, D.C. Strong research and writing skills are required.  Remote working options for this position will be considered.  Please respond to this job posting with your resume, writing sample and cover letter via e-mail to:  Saba Bazzazieh, sbazzazieh@rosettelaw.com.

Associate Attorney, Washington, D.C.  Qualified candidates should have 1-3 years’ experience in transactional, policy, and/or litigation work.  Experience in Federal Indian Law is preferred but not required.  Please respond to this job posting with your resume, writing sample and cover letter via e-mail to Saba Bazzazieh; sbazzazieh@rosettelaw.com.

Envorinmental Law and Policy Center

Paralegal, Chicago IL. Provide administrative, research, and technical assistance to approximately 9 attorneys in a fast-paced office. Specific duties include:  Preparation and editing of documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite checking, bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibit lists, etc.; Filing and service of paper and electronic filings; and more. The candidate will work in ELPC’s downtown Chicago office, but work remotely during COVID19. Application is open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, California Regional Office. For this position, the attorney will generally focus on litigation and other advocacy in our efforts to protect the invaluable natural resources of California; remove our dependence on fossil fuels, with a particular focus on oil and gas; and work with partners and frontline communities to ensure all have a right to clean air, clean water, and healthy lives and ecosystems, with a particular focus on pesticides and other chemical pollution. For more information please see the position description.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

Gaming and Compliance Attorney, Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years’ experience possessing a strong background in gaming, regulatory compliance, employment law, transactional law, and general corporate law.  This position is a new, unique, and cutting-edge opportunity to work closely with a client on large scale, state-run gaming projects.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Litigation Attorney, Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years of litigation experience to join our metropolitan Omaha, Nebraska office. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position 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, professionally represents the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights. The Principal Attorney works closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses. The Principal Attorney provides legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Tribal Court Advocate, Window Rock, AZ.  Performs legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned. Child Support Enforcement: Present child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide legal advice and case strategy. Provide legal advice to the Navajo Nation Department of Child Support Services regarding jurisdictional issues and multijurisdictional orders from several states.  This position is open until April 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Chief Prosecutor:

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor, Chinle, Arizona.  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. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2021 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) provides legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, and to the 110 local governing chapters. Must be enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org.  Complete applications are due on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. 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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. 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.courts.navajo-nsn.gov/vacancies.htm. This position is open until filled.

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

See posts from April 16, 2021.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

The Tohono O’odham Office

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, AZ.  The Office of Attorney General represents the interests of the Tohono O’odham Nation in tribal, state, and federal venues. While the posting is for an Assistant Attorney General IV, the Office of Attorney General will consider applicants with less than eight years of experience. Attorneys enjoy a diverse practice, face challenging jurisdictional issues, and protect tribal sovereignty. While attorneys with expertise in all areas of Indian law will be considered, gaming experience is a plus. Please see the position description for more information. Apply here.

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/hbpi-employment-application.pdfTribal Administrator, Hopland, CA. Plan, organize, coordinate, and administer, through management staff, all Tribal functions and activities; provide policy guidance and coordinate the activities of department heads and staff support; foster cooperative working relationships with community groups, inter-governmental agencies, Tribal staff and Tribal membership. Please see the position description for more information and click here for the application.

Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General

RFP.  Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorneys, as independent contractors, will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General in connection with the implementation of Treasury, Small Business Administration (“SBA”), and other related programs and funding available under Covid Relief Act of 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, including, but not limited to the State Small Business Credit Initiative. Please see the RFP for more information.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor II, Bellingham, WA. The Deputy Tribal Prosecutor works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney under the direction of the Legal Director and represents the Lummi Nation in criminal and civil proceedings before tribal courts. The Legal Director evaluates the job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor. To obtain a Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) application go to:  https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/widgets/JobsNow.php or request by e-mail libchr@lummi-nsn.gov.

Pueblo of Sandia

Assistant General Counsel- Water Environment & Natural Resources, Sandia Pueblo, NM. The Assistant General Counsel’s responsibilities will cover a wide range of legal matters that would typically confront a tribal general counsel’s office, including: providing a diverse range of legal advice to the Pueblo; performing high level legal research and analysis in various areas of law and policy specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; and serving as the primary contact and expert for the Pueblo’s water and natural resource legal matters, subject to the direction and oversight of the General Counsel. 6/1/2021 or until position filled. Website Link to apply here: www.sandiacasino.com/careers.

Oneida Nation (WI)

Family Court Judge, Oneida, WI.  The Family Court Judge is responsible for presiding over family law and child welfare cases; oversees proper management of the Family Court’s calendar and business, including recruiting and training guardians ad litem; supervises the Clerks of Family Court; and assists in developing the annual budget for the Family Court.  The Family Court Judge must (1) have a juris doctor from an accredited law school, (2) have at least 5 years of experience practicing in the area of family law; and (3) be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin or gain admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin within one year of taking office.  For more information, please see the position description or apply at https://oneida-nsn.gov/divisions/hr-employment/job-employment/.  The position is open until filled.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

Gaming and Compliance Attorney, Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years’ experience possessing a strong background in gaming, regulatory compliance, employment law, transactional law, and general corporate law.  This position is a new, unique, and cutting-edge opportunity to work closely with a client on large scale, state-run gaming projects.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description. 

Litigation Attorney, Omaha, NE.  Seeking candidates with 5-10 years of litigation experience to join our metropolitan Omaha, Nebraska office. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description.

ACLU of Washington

Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney, Seattle, WA. Seeking an experienced attorney for a staff attorney or senior staff attorney position to build, file, and litigate through trial complex civil actions in state and federal courts to protect and advance civil liberties for all Washingtonians. Application deadline: May 27, 2021. Please see the job description for more information.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Northeast Region

Attorney-Advisor, Bloomington, MN (Minneapolis / St. Paul Metropolitan Area). Providing legal advice and counsel on Federal Indian Law to organizations within the Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, by writing legal opinions, handling administrative litigation, and providing assistance to the Department of Justice on judicial litigation. Closing Date – Thursday, April 15, 2021. Please see the position description for more information or click here.

Federal Public Defender, District of New Mexico

CJA Panel Administrative Assistant, Las Cruces, NM.  The office represents individuals charged with federal crimes.  This position helps manage cases assigned to the CJA panel and assists panel attorneys in various procedural aspects involving the court.  We represent a large population of Native American and Latin American communities. The closing date of the position is May 17, 2021.  All applicable information is in the attached job announcement.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General:

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, 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), Navajo Tax Commission (NTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Retirement Plan Administration Committee (RPAC), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), 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 for more information or to apply.

Senior Attorney (2 positions), 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, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description for more information or to apply.

Office of the Chief Prosecutor:

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs.  Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic planning for annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts.  Responsible for adhering to the Plan of Operation and establishing annual goals and objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description for more information or to apply.

2021 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice:

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) provides legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, and to the 110 local governing chapters.The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) seeks energetic and motivated candidates for funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources, Tax and Finance, Litigation, Employment, Human Services/Government Services, Economic Development, Water Rights, Chapter (local) government, Relocatee Benefits. To apply, please submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; and 4) a brief (5-10 page) writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org.  Complete applications are due on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Hufford and Horstman

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.

See posts from April 2, 2021.