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.

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 Tribal Caucus of the EPA Region 10

Legal Intern, Tribal Operation Committee, remote. Duties include drafting comment letters on behalf the Tribal Caucus, legal research, assisting in the development of a Tribal Conference, and presenting to the Tribal Caucus. Position is open until filled. Please provide a copy of a resume and cover letter (please address interest in environmental and Indian law) to rick@region10rtoc.net. Please see the position description for more information.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation

Legal Intern, summer 2021, Ethete, Wyoming. This position answers directly to the Northern Arapaho in-house counsel. All applicants must have completed their second year of law school with preference given to those that have completed a course in federal Indian law, Tribal law, or have completed a law school clinic program. The student intern will assist the in-house counsel with research, drafting, and other basic legal tasks. The intern will on occasion accompany the in-house counsel to meetings with Tribal Departments, attend Tribal Court cases and hearings, assist in drafting Tribal policies and procedures, and work with the in-house counsel on ICWA cases throughout the United States. The position will remain open until filled. See the position description for more information.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

2021 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions. 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. 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.

Native American Rights Fund

Staff Attorney, Boulder, CO (preferred) or Washington, D.C. Practicing attorney to manager a litigation docket in federal Indian law. Closing date is April 16, 2021. Minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney, experience in or knowledge of federal Indian law. Please see the position description for more information.

Pokégnek Bodéwadmik – Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Judicial Appointment, Justice Center, Dowagiac, MI. This is a contract position with a three-year term for approximately 3 hours a month. This will be open until filled. See attached for application instructions.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Tribal Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, near Pendleton, Oregon. 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.  A majority of the work is prompted by the CTUIR Housing Department, the tribal entity administering its Indian Housing Plan and Affordable Housing Activities pursuant to the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act of 1996.  Apply via http://ctuir.org/tribal-attorney-2 and see the job description for more information. Umatilla is a tribal preference employer.

The Tohono O’odham Office

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.

Yurok Tribe

Prosecutor, Tribal Prosecutor Office, Klamath, CA.  Main duties will be prosecuting tribal criminal matters and working with local counties on diversion programs as well as assist in the tribe’s MMIW project where appropriate.  Full job description is on the job posting website along with the application. This position is open until filled.  Please see the position description for more information.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ. 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.  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.

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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, 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.

Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West LLP

Associate Attorney, Los Ranchos, NM. Seeking associate with 2+ years litigation experience preferably in the areas of federal Indian law and tribal law. For more information, please see the position description.

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Client Relations, Portland, OR. We are adding a senior management team member to lead us in our DEI efforts both internally and as we partner with our clients. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit our Job Board.

ACLU of Nebraska

Immigration Legal Fellow, Lincoln, NE. Seeking applicants with approximately 0-5 years of litigation experience, or experience as a judicial law clerk, for a two-year legal fellowship. The Legal Fellow will collaborate with other team members in administration, development, and communications from time to time. Our 11-person team is complemented by law clerks, interns, volunteer attorneys, and thousands of supporters statewide. 

Federal Public Defender

Investigator, District of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.  Our office represents individuals charged with federal crimes.  The investigator position helps research the facts of the case to aid in the defense of the accused.  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.

Social worker/mitigation specialist, Las Cruces office.  Our office represents individuals charged with federal crimes.  The social worker helps research the facts of the case to aid in the defense of the accused and find necessary services to help them.  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.

See posts from March 26, 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.

Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

(2) Associate Justice. To be considered, interested candidates must submit a letter of intent to serve and three character references to the Judiciary Committee by close of business (COB) on Monday, March 22, 2021. For more information please see the announcement.

Yurok Tribe

Legal Fellow – Summer 2021 3L, Klamath, CA. Based on a grant made possible by California Changelawyers, Root & Rebound seeks a rising 3L for a paid, summer fellowship to serve the Yurok Tribe in Northern California. The ideal candidate will have an interest in public service, tribal justice, and a willingness to be physically located near or around Klamath, CA for the summer of 2021. The legal fellow will be trained in “reentry law”, a holistic model of legal practice embedded in the needs and goals of systems-impacted individuals. The fellow will provide direct legal services including record clearing, reduction of fines and fees, and challenging unconstitutional probation and parole terms. The fellow will also work closely with the Yurok Tribal court to support them with development of reentry programming, direct legal services, data sovereignty projects, and individual case management. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and not later than April 2, 2021.Please see the description for more information.

Alaska Native Justice Center

Staff Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska. ANJC seeks a Staff Attorney to join our team: 1) representing Alaska Tribes in child welfare matters that implicate the Indian Child Welfare Act; 2) providing technical assistance and training to tribal justice systems; and 3) providing civil legal services to primarily Alaska Native/American Indian victims and survivors of crime. Hiring preference given to qualified Alaska Native / American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638. Position open until filled. Full job description and application available here.

The Native American Rights Funds (NARF)

Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska. NARF is looking for an experienced attorney with excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills to assume a litigation document. Closing date is April 9, 2021. For more information please see the announcement.

Rothstein Donatelli LLP

Summer Law Clerk, Tempe, AZ.  Rothstein Donatelli Tempe office is seeking a 1L or 2L summer 2021 law clerk for its Indian law practice.  The law clerk will be given a variety of real work assignments for tribal clients and will learn what a career in a boutique Indian law firm entails. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, two references, law school transcript and writing sample (a sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary) to Manya Snyder at msnyder@rothsteinlaw.com.  The Application deadline is March 31, 2001. Please see the position description for more information.


Olson, Bzdok & Howard

Litigation Associate Attorney, Frankfort, MI. Case load may include environmental law, Indian law, land use, real estate, municipal, and commercial litigation. Candidate should either be licensed in Michigan or willing to become licensed in Michigan. Both full-time and part-time applicants will be considered. Compensation and benefits are competitive in the Traverse City market area. More information on the firm can be found at envlaw.com. 

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Tribal Attorney, Mayetta, KS. The Tribal Attorney provides the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council ant̄ the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation government with professional legal services in support of the goals of the Tribal Council and all of the Tribal departments. The Attorney is supervised and directed by the Tribal Council. Provides legal services for Tribal Council including drafting resolutions, correspondence, contracts, agreements, amendments to tribal codes, policy and procedure, legal memoranda, intergovernmental agreements, pleadings and documents; May conduct litigation in Tribal, State and/or Federal courts; and more. Position is open until filled. See the description for more information and apply online here.

Earthjustice

Litigation Assistant, Tribal Partnerships Program, Denver, CO. This position provides support for the litigation and advocacy activities of the Tribal Partnerships Program and for the administrative and operations needs of the team, which is spread out over different offices. Experience with Native American communities or tribes a plus. Depending on qualifications and experience, we plan to hire a Litigation Assistant or Senior Litigation Assistant. Please see the job description for more information.

Associate Attorney, Florida Regional Office, Miami, Tallahassee, or remote from Puerto Rico. The attorney selected for this position will focus on local enforcement, litigation and other legal advocacy driven by the concerns of communities and partners in Puerto Rico. The Associate will work on cases furthering our clean energy goals in Puerto Rico, as well as work related to clean air, clean water, toxic chemicals, pesticides and waste facilities, and zoning, among other issues of importance in Puerto Rico.  To learn more about the Florida Regional Office, click here. For more information please see the position description.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Washington, DC (temporary remote). Must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from accounting to broad investment and banking operations. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader since the CFO will be a senior manager who will work with all departments of the organization on budgeting and financial management. The CFO will perform effective risk management and plan the organization’s financial strategy with the goal of protecting the organization’s revenues and profits to achieve full financial control and sustainable growth. Closing Date: 12/31/21. For more information, please see the job description.

The Pima County Attorney’s Office

FT Chief Civil Deputy, Civil Division, Tucson, AZ. Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator, and other County departments and  elected officials; Responsible for the planning, assignment and supervision of all aspects of the work of the Civil Division with a large staff of attorneys, investigators, and support personnel; and more. Interested applicants may submit letters of interest and resumes to Chief Deputy County Attorney Tamara Mulembo, tamara.mulembo@pcao.pima.gov. For more information please see the job description.

Bureau of Land Management

Attorney-Adviser, Albuquerque, NM. Providing advice, general legal services, and litigation representation and support on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and Interior bureaus, primarily for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Closing date is March 26, 2021. Link to application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594676200

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Tribal Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, near Pendleton, Oregon. 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.  A majority of the work is prompted by the CTUIR Housing Department, the tribal entity administering its Indian Housing Plan and Affordable Housing Activities pursuant to the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act of 1996.  Apply via http://ctuir.org/tribal-attorney-2 and see the job description for more information. Umatilla is a tribal preference employer.


California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, California Indian Legal Services (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. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit https://www.calindian.org/about-us/#employment. 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, 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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, the Attorney General, or the Deputy Attorney General, provides 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; Assist Attorneys prepares and presents civil cases in tribal, municipal, state, federal courts and administrative bodies; confers with, gives advice to, and prepares opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; interviews witnesses, complainants, and others on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents.  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:

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

Prosecutor, Chinle, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. 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.

Victim and Witness Advocate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general supervision 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.  This position is open until March 19, 2021 by 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. 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.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

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.  

See posts from March 12, 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 Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney, Fulton, MI. Responsibilities include 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. For more information, please see the position description. Application deadline is March 29, 2021 at 9am EST.

American Indian Law Center, Inc.

Administrative Manager, Albuquerque, NM. Support the AILC staff who oversees its grant-funded programs and activities, including but not limited to its very successful Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The position supports and facilitates the pre-award grant-preparation and submission, advises and assists on compliance issues, supervises an administrative assistant, and leads associated projects.  Closing date:  March 30, 2021. More information at ailc-inc.org.

U.S. Department of Justice

Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination & Compliance Section. Washington, DC. Providing legal counsel to federal civil rights offices; investigating complaints of discrimination, including conducting site visits and interviews; conducting legal and factual research; developing legal arguments and drafting memoranda on substantive legal and policy issues; and more. Application closes 3/25/21. Full details and application instructions are posted here: USAJOBS – Job Announcement and see the position description for more information.

Law, college/grad student internships, Fall 2021, US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination & Compliance Section, Washington, DC [remote option if office reopens]. Legal interns will assist with legal research and writing projects related to ongoing investigations, federal agency coordination, and technical assistance. Legal interns may have the opportunity to assist with investigations, including on-site witness interviews, conducting document reviews, writing document requests, and participating in negotiations. They may assist with training presentations for federal agencies and recipients. Application closes June 30, but hiring is done on rolling basis, with applications open on 3/1/21. Application procedure here. Other info on this position here.

Department of the Interior

Attorney-Advisor, Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Northeast Region, Twin Cities Regional Office, Bloomington, MN your specific duties will include: Providing legal advice and services to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (and when called upon, any other Bureau of the Department of the Interior) pertaining to all relevant federal laws, regulations, and policies, including but not limited to the Endangered Species Act. Act. Duties may include advising the client on Endangered Species Act permitting actions and on occasion assisting the Department of Justice in judicial litigation. And more. For more information, please see the job description. Closing date: March 26, 2021.

The Tulalip Tribes

Parent Advocate Attorney, Tulalip, WA. Seeking practicing attorney with 3 years of litigation experience, and thorough knowledge of child welfare/dependency laws, Indian Child Welfare cases, civil litigation, and/or public defense. For more information, please see the job description. Application closes March 26th, 2021. If interested in the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to, by Email Address: Alicia Horne ahorne@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov & Mika Jira Mjira@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov, or by mail.

Associate Judge. Main responsibilities include to provide a full range of judicial services by hearing cases in the trial court regarding, but not limited to such issues as, criminal, civil, fishing, hunting, youth dependency, traffic, housing, and gaming. For more information, please see the position description.

 The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Rapid City, SD. Primary responsibilities include representing individuals accused of federal crimes in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The majority of the position’s caseload involves representing individuals accused of federal crimes under the Major Crimes Act and other federal statutes on Oglala Sioux Tribal lands. The position is open until filled with priority consideration for applications received prior to March 23, 2021. Position announcement and application instructions can be found at www.sdnd.fd.org/careers. Applications are encouraged until the announcement is removed from the site. Questions are welcome and should be directed to Jason_Tupman@fd.org.  Please see the position description for more information.

Association on American Affairs

Office Manager, remote. Excellent candidates will have experience delivering measurable, cost-effective results that make the organization’s vision a reality. The Office Manager will create and mantain efficient, effective, and creative systems to increase the productivity of the organization, and be committed to the Association’s mission to create a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected. This position is a full-time employment position. Send your application or any questions to general@indian-affairs.orgThe full position description and application instructions can be found on our website.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia.The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. Application is open until filled. For more information, please see the job description.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Associate Judge, Hoopa, CA. Presides over and adjudicates a variety of civil and juvenile wellness cases as assigned by the Chief Judge; makes evidentiary rulings, reviews pleadings and issues orders, judgments, and decisions; and, performs legal, judicial, and administrative duties associated with an Associate Judge. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. An application can be obtained by visiting the website of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, or by contacting the Hoopa Valley Tribe Human Resources program at 530-625-9200 or emailing hr1@hoopainsurance.com.

DNA – People’s Legal Services

Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ. As part of the DNA administrative team and working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Litigation oversees all DNA litigation, advocacy, client education, intake, and outreach; and mentors, supervises, and works with all legal staff on major litigation and routine case work to ensure that DNA provides  high quality  legal services to DNA clients throughout DNA’s service area. The Director of Litigation also works with other DNA administrative staff to ensure compliance with all applicable professional and ethical standards. No closing date – open until filled. More information can be found at the website or see the position description.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

Summer Associate – Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE.  Minimum 2nd year law student.  The purpose of Big Fire’s Summer Associate Program is to provide law students with opportunities to develop, challenge and broaden their skills and scope of work.  We are committed to the professional development and advancement of our summer associates. Our summer associate program offers challenging assignments, training and mentoring programs, and networking opportunities to help you launch your career. Open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bigfirelaw.com.  For more information, please see the position description.

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. 

PEEBLES KIDDER BERGIN & ROBINSON LLP

(2) Associates, Sacramento, CA. Seeking two associates for our Sacramento office with 3-9 years of experience in corporate law and governance, business transactions and economic development, litigation and dispute resolution.  Experience in Federal Indian Law is preferred.  Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

ALCU

(2) Summer interns, Affiliate EDIB. The positions are paid, remote, and open to undergrad or graduate students. Interns will be involved in strategic conversations relevant to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging at a Nationwide scale. Interns will research and build cutting-edge projects relevant to EDIB to support a culture of learning and growth. Students apply here. Resource Here. Priority deadline is March 22, 2021. Please see the position description for more information.

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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, the Attorney General, or the Deputy Attorney General, provides 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; Assist Attorneys prepares and presents civil cases in tribal, municipal, state, federal courts and administrative bodies; confers with, gives advice to, and prepares opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; interviews witnesses, complainants, and others on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principle Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under 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 March 15, 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.

Office of the Prosecutor:

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

Prosecutor, Chinle, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. 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.

Victim and Witness Advocate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general supervision 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.  This position is open until March 19, 2021 by 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. 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

See posts from March 5, 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
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Tulalip Tribes

Associate Judge, Tulalip, WA. Prepare and issue all necessary written orders, findings of fact, and conclusions of law, judgment orders, and opinions in a timely manner; Provide legal research and writing when necessary for the decision in a case in a timely manner; and more. Application closes March 14, 2021 4:00 pm PT. For more information, please see the position description.


Western Resource Advocates (WRA)

Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager, NM, AZ, WY, MT, CO, UT, NV. WRA seeks an Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager to lead outreach and partnership efforts with Indigenous Nations, Indigenous communities, and Indigenous organizations in WRA’s seven state region. This new position will report to the Government Affairs Director and work closely with WRA’s program staff to identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with Indigenous peoples around strategies and policies that impact our earth and natural world. The Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager provides an excellent opportunity to help shape WRA’s growing partnership efforts with Indigenous peoples in the Intermountain West.

Water Policy Analyst, CO. WRA seeks a strategic and driven professional to develop and advocate for sustainable municipal water management policies and programs, and to provide technical expertise to build resilient and vibrant communities while protecting our rivers and lakes. As drought and growing population put the squeeze on water supplies, cities and towns across the West, whether urban, suburban or rural, need the tools and training to use water more efficiently so their communities thrive. The Water Policy Analyst will help shape responsible local to state wide water management policies and programs that ensure water security in the face of growing populations and climate change. Reporting to WRA’s other Water Policy Analyst, this position provides an exciting opportunity to join a non-profit dedicated to advancing sound and equitable conservation practices. 

Clean Energy Policy Analyst, AZ.  WRA is seeking a Clean Energy Policy Analyst or Senior Analyst to join our team in Arizona. This position will develop and advocate for policies and mechanisms that reduce the environmental impact of electricity production in the Interior West and more rapidly move the region toward a cleaner energy economy. The Analyst will report to the Clean Energy Program Deputy Director and will work closely with our Senior Staff Attorney and Government Affairs Manager in Arizona. This position provides an exciting opportunity to shape equitable state-level energy policy and build a clean energy future for the communities and economies we enjoy in the Interior West. 

Energy Markets Program Manager, AZ, NM, UT, NV, CO. Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks a highly motivated and experienced individual to manage its growing Regional Energy Markets Program. This program is focused on developing and advocating for policies and mechanisms that promote the continued growth of regional energy markets in the Western Interconnection in an effort to integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy generation, meet state clean energy standards, and achieve our organization’s decarbonization goals. The Energy Markets Program Manager will manage the Senior Energy Markets Policy Analyst (based in Salt Lake City, Utah) and will report to the Clean Energy Program Director (based in Boulder, Colorado). This position provides an exciting opportunity to shape both state and regional policy and build a clean, sustainable future for the region.  

Mescalero Apache Tribe  

Associate Judge, Mescalero, NM. Hear and determine all types of cases filed with the Tribal Court including, but not limited to, traffic, criminal, civil, juvenile/child welfare. Presiding over jury trials. Conducting legal research and issue orders and issue search and seizure warrants, arrest warrants, and order of protection, where appropriate. Please see minimum qualification and more information on the job announcement. 

The Pima County Attorney’s Office

Unclassified Attorney, Tucson, AZ. Prosecutes or defends a variety of criminal cases in Justice Court, Juvenile Court, Superior Court and Appellate Courts; Represents County departments, boards and commissions in civil litigation and administrative matters; Engages in negotiations for compromise and settlement of cases; and more. For more information, please see the position description.

National Congress of American Indians

Grants Manager, Washington, DC (temporary remote). Under the direction of the Vice President of Development, the Grants Manager’s essential function is to support the mission of the organization by providing grants management skills to oversee the full grant lifecycle, from application to close. The successful candidate should be proficient in grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting. For more information, please see the position description.

The Pueblo of Isleta

RFL, Presenting Officer, Pueblo of Isleta, Albuquerque, NM. Soliciting for a qualified contracted attorney to serve as a Presenting Officer for its Social Services, Truancy Departments, and Children’s Intervention Officer. The attorney must have experience in criminal and juvenile cases involving children and juvenile delinquents. All interested individuals can request a copy of the “Request for Letter of Interest” instructions. Details are in the attached advertisement. Letter of Interest responses are due no later than Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:00 p.m. MST.

Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf

Associate Attorney, Traverse City, MI. Family Law practice. Application is open until filled. See requirements and responsibilities in the attached job description.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys, OK.  Some Assistant Prosecutor positions with be assigned to ICW deprived cases and other positions will handle criminal prosecution. For more information see the website.

Public Defender Director, OK. For more information see the website.

Attorney, OK.  For more information see the website.

Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota

Assistant General Counsel, Morton, MN. The Assistant General Counsel will provide legal services and representation to the Community Council, the Community’s government administration, and its enterprises. Responsibilities include review and negotiation of contracts, drafting of legal codes and policies, promotion of the Community’s interests with state and federal officials, and appearances in tribal, state, and federal courts. Please contact karen.swann@lowersioux.com with questions, and see position description for more information and to apply.

Yurok Tribe

Prosecutor, Tribal Prosecutor Office, Klamath, CA.  Main duties will be prosecuting tribal criminal matters and working with local counties on diversion programs as well as assist in the tribe’s MMIW project where appropriate.  Full job description is located on the job posting website along with the application. This position is open until filled.  Please see the description for more information.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, International Program, San Francisco, CA. The Associate Attorney will support and collaborate with our team of lawyers and scientists working to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in key countries around the world. Please see the position description for more information.

For Love of Water

Legal Director, Traverse City, MI. The Legal Director will work closely with the entire FLOW staff to provide the organization and partners with legal analysis and research to support a wide range of Great Lakes campaigns.  Responsibilities include conducting legal research and preparing memoranda related to environmental law cases, reviewing proposed laws and regulations, drafting amicus briefs and other litigation documents, and more. 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, 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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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 or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney Candidate, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, the Attorney General, or the Deputy Attorney General, provides 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; Assist Attorneys prepares and presents civil cases in tribal, municipal, state, federal courts and administrative bodies; confers with, gives advice to, and prepares opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; interviews witnesses, complainants, and others on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principle Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under 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 March 15, 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.

Office of the Prosecutor:

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

Prosecutor, Chinle, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. 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.

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 March 11, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Investigator, Window Rock, AZ.  Oversees and supervises the White Collar Crime Unit (WCCU) investigations and casework. Receives and reviews the intake of complaint, criminal and/or civil for assignment to investigator. Works with the investigator as required. Upon the acceptance of the case (criminal and civil), establish case management plan, begin gathering evidence and investigate the initial complaint, review records, documentation, police complaints/report, and discovery material. Searches criminal dockets/complaint(s) for possible related criminal cases, outlines the path of the investigation, identify concerned parties and conduct interview of witness(as) and others to obtain testimony(is) relevant to the case in writing or media from complainant, police, and concerned parties. Secure factual, media, and physical evidence, Works closely with local law enforcement to secure the necessary search warrants and subpoenas, and obtain assistance from law enforcement to secure/review evidence, and/or recover stolen property. Establish and work with financial institutions, vendors, media, and etc. to obtain evidence. Partner as needed with law enforcement to obtain evidence at a criminal scene, preserve the evidence and secure the evidence for trial. Analyze evidence and prepare for case review with prosecutor(s). Work with prosecutor(s) to present evidence in court. May be required to testify in court at the tribal, state and federal level. Maintain high levels of confidentiality and security within WCCU, May be required to work with a Special Prosecutor in specialized cases. Maintain a case management system, assist with cataloging, seizing, securing high profile cases, Prepare case reports, review report(s) from investigator to establish a final report, prepares status, close out, quarterly, and annual reports, Secure and implement use of electronic media to secure/obtain evidence, sketches/diagrams of crime scene, Oversee investigator activities and provide guidance and necessary.  This position is open until March 11, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Investigator, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general supervision performs investigative functions on assigned cases from initial planning through finding facts, evidence, and reporting results in a clear and logical manner. Conducts thorough study of criminal complaints, police reports, conduct field investigations, collects evidence, and related documentation. Maintains daily log of activities/investigation progress. Conduct interviews of potential and real witnesses and suspects, evaluates reliability and credibility; Completes field investigations on and off the reservation to locate suspects and witnesses, observe suspicious activity, trace financial transactions/records, and collect evidence. Conduct search and seizures, analyze forensic evidence, analyze financial documents, ability to recognize fraud/schemes and collect, classify, and enter into evidence findings.  This position is open until March 11, 2021 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2020 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, and  Relocatee Benefits. 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. 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.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Tribal Attorney, Pendleton, OR. 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.  A majority of the work is prompted by the CTUIR Housing Department, the tribal entity administering its Indian Housing Plan and Affordable Housing Activities pursuant to the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act of 1996. Apply via here and see the position description for more information.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor II, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Bellingham, WA. Works under the direction of the Legal Director and represents the Lummi Nation in criminal and civil proceedings before tribal, federal, state, and local courts. The job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor is evaluated by the Legal Director. To obtain a Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) application go to:  https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/widgets/JobsNow.php or request by e-mail (Application Required)  For more information contact the HR front desk (360) 312-2023.  Submit LIBC application, application, cover letter, resume, short writing sample & reference letters no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date listed above.  If listing degrees or certifications include copies.  For more information please see the position description.

Black Mesa Trust

Black Mesa Trust Just and Equitable Transition Project Manager, Northern Arizona, largely remote. Main duty is representing Black Mesa Trust’s just transition projects at the state, tribal, and utility levels (see details in job post). Application is open until filled.

Rothstein Donatelli LLP

Summer Law Clerk, Tempe, AZ.  The Tempe office of Rothstein Donatelli specializes in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian health law, civil litigation and transactional matters.  The Rothstein Donatelli Tempe office is seeking a 1L or 2L summer 2021 law clerk for its Indian law practice.  The law clerk will be given a variety of real work assignments for tribal clients and will learn what a career in a boutique Indian law firm entails.  You will be assigned an attorney mentor but you will be working with and receiving feedback from each of the four attorneys in our Tempe office.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, two references, law school transcript and writing sample (a sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary) to Manya Snyder at msnyder@rothsteinlaw.com.  The Application deadline is March 31, 2001. Please see the position description for more information.

See posts from February 26, 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,
    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.

Yurok Tribe

Law Clerk, Office of the Tribal Attorney, Klamath, CA, Law Clerks may be able to work remotely during the COVID emergency.  Position requires a minimum seven-week commitment and includes research, writing, or other work on Federal Indian law and/or Yurok specific-issues related to current OTA assignments. The Law Clerk position is unpaid. Please see the position description for more information and to apply.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of General Counsel

Law Clerk, Legal Honors Intern, multiple locations. HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Legal Honors Program is HUD’s only hiring program for entry-level attorneys. For more information and to apply please see the position description.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Legal Department

  1. Lead
  2. Senior Associate
  3. Jr. Associate

Announcement here. The In-House Counsel(s) will work for the OST Council, the Executive Committee, and with two (2) Tribal Council Standing Committees.  Land Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, Economic and Business Development Committee, Law and Order Committee and Finance Committee. Please see the announcement and the qualifications for more information.

RFP.  Special Counsel for various legal services for the Oglala Sioux Tribe until November 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST. Late proposals will not be accepted. The Tribal Council seeks individuals or law firms to provide legal counsel services to the Oglala Sioux Tribe for the following areas: Federal Congressional Matters, Litigation, Code Drafting, Treaty Rights and Protection. Please see the request for more information.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Prosecutor, Mount Pleasant, MI. Under the supervision of Tribal Council, work closely with tribal law enforcement and judicial officials to effectively administer justice on the Isabella Indian Reservation. Prosecute crimes under the jurisdiction of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe within the exterior boundaries of the Isabella Reservation.  Act as Tribal Presenter in Child Abuse and Neglect cases.  All staff in Prosecutor’s office must adhere to mandated reporting laws. Open from October 26, 2020 until filled. All positions can be found at www.sagchip.org click on employment at the top of the page and click on Apply now.

Alaska Native Justice Center

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

Anishinabe Legal Services
Staff Attorney, Cass Lake, Minnesota.  Anishinabe Legal Services is looking to hire a licensed attorney to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts, and Administrative Forums.  This position will be open until filled.  Please see the hiring announcement for additional information. 

Lummi Indian Business Council

Paralegal II, Bellingham, WA. The Paralegal II works under the supervision of the Legal Director and Staff Attorneys, and is responsible for routine legal issues, performs paraprofessional tasks and carries out a variety of paralegal, clerical and administrative functions to facilitate effective operations of the ORA, as assigned.  This position report to the Legal Director. Application is open until filled. For more information and to apply, please see the job description.

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, federal, state, and local courts. The job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor is evaluated by the Legal Director. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Tulalip Tribes

RFP for Legal Services. This RFP is to contract for legal services to be provided as a victim advocate attorney for the Tulalip Tribal Victims Set-Aside program for the calendar year of 2021, administered by the Tulalip Tribes Office of Reservation Attorney (ORA). Attorneys who are currently licensed to practice law in Washington State and maintain an office in the greater Seattle-Everett area, or law firms including such attorneys, may respond to this RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30pm PT on November 30, 2020. For more information please see the RFP.

Colville Confederated Tribes 

Associate Judge, Nespelem, WA. Provide a broad range of judicial functions at the trial court level. Preside over cases of Criminal, Civil, Juvenile and Judicial Review of Administrative Hearings as appointed by the Chief Judge. The Tribal Court is a separate branch of government as set forth in the Constitution of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Judges are constitutionally appointed by the Colville Business Council with conditions set by contract. The person filling this position will be evaluated and mentored to potentially become Chief Judge in late 2022. The position is open until filled. First Review Date: Friday, November 20, 2020. Please see the position description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Tribal Attorney, near Pendleton, Oregon. The CTUIR is seeks a tribal attorney who will 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.nA majority of the work is prompted by the CTUIR Housing Department, the tribal entity administering its Indian Housing Plan and Affordable Housing Activities pursuant to the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act of 1996. The location is nestled near the Umatilla River, at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains, and experiences all four seasons common to the Columbia River Basin and has easy access to the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Apply via http://ctuir.org/tribal-attorney-2 and see the position description for more information. Umatilla is a tribal preference employer.

Waséyabek Development Company

WDC Board Member, Grand Rapids, MI. The Board of Directors is responsible for working with the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, the NHBP Tribal Council and other management staff to develop investment strategies and development plans for the Company to further the mission and purposes of the Company. For more information please see the position description.

Echohawk & Olson

Associate Attorney—Indian Law Practice Group. Pocatello, Idaho. Work under general supervision of Mark Echo Hawk with Tribal clients in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, and Kansas. Independently perform legal research, writing, and federal/state/Tribal court litigation services, and conduct client communications and meetings. Must be willing to live in the greater Pocatello, Idaho area. Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample along with references to reception@echohawk.com. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Job closing date is Friday, November 5, 2020.

See last week’s 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,
    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.

Environmental Law Institute

Fellowship, Washington, DC.  This one-year fellowship will begin in September 2021. The Public Interest Law Fellow works closely with other ELI attorneys and professionals, including our U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection, the rule of law, and environmental justice. The work frequently requires considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society — e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and governance and administration. The application deadline is December 9, 2020. To apply, please visit https://www.eli.org/employment.

Berkey Williams LLP

Fellowship, Davis, CA. Over the course of the year, will work with each of the Firm’s partners in as many of our practice areas as possible.  Fellows typically engage in legal research and writing, litigation, historical research, communication with the firm’s clients, and administrative advocacy, among other kinds of work. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 13, 2020. Please see the description for more information.

Summer Associate, offices in Davis, California, Washington D.C and Syracuse, New York.  Our Firm works exclusively with Tribes and Tribal organizations to promote and protect their political, cultural, social and economic self-determination.  The Davis office is seeking a 2nd year law student for a summer associate position in 2021.  The position requires excellent research and writing skills.  We especially encourage students with a demonstrated commitment to serving Indian people and tribal nations to apply.  Please forward a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to Gloria Coronado, gcoronado@berkeywilliams.com.  The deadline to apply is Monday, November 30, 2020.  No phone calls, please.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Mount Pleasant, MI.  Under the supervision of General Counsel, represent the tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, excluding representation performed by the General Counsel. This position is open until filled. All of our open positions are on our website at www.sagchip.org click on employment at the top of the page and click on Apply now. Link here.

Yurok Tribe

Staff Attorney – Education, Klamath, CA.Under the general supervision of the Tribal Court Director, Chief Judge, and Supervising Staff Attorney, the Staff Attorney will assist the Yurok Tribal Court in its legal programs offering assistance under the Youth Diversion program. The Staff Attorney will complete a variety of professional assignments on behalf of the Yurok Tribal Court as assigned. The Staff Attorney-Education will work closely with the Chief Judge and other department staff. The candidate will provide services directly to clients to assist with securing the proper services and supports necessary to help the client achieve in school. This may include special education placements, supports, and services. Open until Filled. Link to tribal job site here and link to Yurok Tribe’s application here.

Pueblo of Pojoaque Legal Department

General Counsel, Pojoaque, New Mexico. The Pueblo of Pojoaque is now accepting applications for an attorney to provide legal services under the direct supervision of the Chief General Counsel. A background of federal Indian law is essential. Practice areas include direct legal services, domestic affairs, tribal corporations, water law, litigation, gaming, general civil law, and contracts. Must be capable of being admitted to the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court and the New Mexico State Bar. Position will be filled within 30 days of this posting. Send resumes via email to rfrias@pojoaque.org.

Native American Program Legal Aid of Nebraska

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

Echo Hawk & Olsen

Associate Attorney, Pocatello, Idaho. Work under general supervision and independently perform legal research, writing, and federal/state court litigation services for our Indian Law partners in relation to work for tribes in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, and Kansas. Must be willing to live in the greater Pocatello, Idaho area. Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample along with references to reception@echohawk.com. We are a family-oriented office and offer competitive salary and benefits. Job closing date Friday, November 5, 2020.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, Arizona. The attorney general provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

MDHHS Statewide Victim Services Liaison, Lansing, MI. Lead and coordinate the DHHS OVC Statewide Liaison project, develop and implement recommendations for policy for the Division of Victim Services, Department of Health and Human Services to improve services and increase access to legal assistance and representation for rural and American Indian/Alaska Native victims of domestic and sexual violence, and other related crimes, including Indian Country crimes. Application Link. Posting closes November 16, 2020. 

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Supreme Court Judge, Mashpee, MA.  Job duties/powers are to conduct all court hearings, and issue orders and papers, and to decide all matters within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.  All resumes can be emailed to Vivian.Bussiere@mwtribe-nsn.gov.  Please review the attached job description. 

Hoopa Valley Tribe

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 November 5, 2020. Link to required employment application here.

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 November 7, 2020. Link to required employment application. Link to required employment application here.

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Assistant Prosecutor, Watersmeet, MI.  Provide vertical prosecution of all sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking cases in the LVD Court as well as assist in prosecution of other criminal matters.  This position also includes collaboration with Tribal Police to create and implement a training program for effective investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking involving tribal members both on and off Tribal lands.  For more information, please see the job description.  Deadline for application is November 6, 2020.  Application Here.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

General Manager of Tribal Operations,  Mayetta, Kansas. The General Manager of Tribal Operations (GMTO) reports to the Tribal Council and is responsible for the administrative operation of the Nation’s departments, which may include developing, recommending and implementing policies, program planning, fiscal management, administration and operations of the Nation’s government functions and services. The GMTO will work directly with the Tribal Council to facilitate communication regarding program needs and shall be responsible for accomplishing the Nation’s goals and objectives and for ensuring that the members are provided with desired and mandated services in an effective cost efficient manner. This position coordinates development of program budgets and is responsible for the oversight and direction of all Tribal government programs and departments which includes approximately 300 tribal government employees.

See posts from last week.

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
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court

Chief Judge (part-time), Placerville, CA. Please see the link for a description of the main duties and application process. The position will be open until filled but we hope to have a Chief Judge selected and installed by October 1, 2020.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Isabella County, MI. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the Tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, as directed by General Counsel. The Senior Associate General Counsel will supervise and coordinate the work of the all Associate General Counsel positions. Please visit the link for more information and to apply.

Native American Rights Fund

Summer 2021 Law Clerks. NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2021 Clerkships. Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Application closes September 18, 2020. For more information and how to apply, please see the flyer.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor I, 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, federal, state, and local courts. The Legal Director evaluates the job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor. Application is open until filled. To obtain application click here or request by e-mail libchr@lummi-nsn.gov.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney, Mid-Pacific regional office, Honolulu, HI. Depending on the successful candidate’s years of experience, this position can either be an Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney level. The term for this position is three years. For more information please see the job description.

Quinault Indian Nation

RFQ.  The Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington is seeking a Chief Judge for the Quinault Tribal Court.  Please see the detailed RFQ document for proposal qualifications and requirements.  Proposals must be submitted by October 9, 2020.  Anticipated start date will be early January, 2021.  Proposals and/or questions about the RFQ should be submitted to lbruner@quinault.org

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Native Law Staff Attorney, Bethel, AK or Anchorage, AK. This position provides direct representation to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes. The attorney represents tribal clients in state court Child in Need of Aid proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) in collaboration with AVCP advocates, and advocates on behalf of the Tribe for their youth and families. The attorney will have the opportunity to participate in impact litigation, and provide advice and support to tribes on issues related to child welfare. See attached job description, or visit https://www.alsc-law.org/job-opportunities/ for more information. Resume, writing sample, and references should be sent to ppickett@alsc-law.org, referencing “Native Law Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Posting remains open until position filled. 

Michigan State University

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, East Lansing, MI. The position is responsible for implementing, facilitating, and supporting diversity and inclusion training efforts in the ODEI. Will create and implement programming for faculty, staff, and student professional development, and structural and cultural diversity and equity initiatives in the college. Will also advise and support currently enrolled graduate students in CANR and represent graduate student concerns. For more information please visit the link. Application closes August 27, 2020 ET.

Echaga Corporation
CEO, Pine Ridge, SD. Echaga Corporation is a legal corporate entity wholly-owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is the economic and business development arm of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Echaga is accepting applications for a CEO until the position is filled. Please submit application materials to Jennifer Bear Eagle, Lead In-House Counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, JenniferBE@ostlegal.org

See posts from August 7, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Associate Attorney, Washington, D.C.  Sonosky, Chambers is a national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others. Visit the website and see the job description to apply. This position is open until filled.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Baraga, MI. This position is located at the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Center, and is an in-house position. Assist the Tribal Attorney and perform general in-house duties for the Tribal Council as directed. Legal and/or Consulting firms need not apply.  For more information, please visit the website or contact personnel@kbic-nsn.gov. Application closes March 13 at 4pm, or is open until filled.

The University of Idaho College of Law

Faculty. Entry-level or experienced faculty members interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specifically hiring for a professor to teach various Tax law courses and, possibly, courses on Estate Planning and/or Wills in our Moscow location. For more information and to apply go here: Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Pimentel at dpimentel@uidaho.edu.

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Policy Fellow, Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project. ooking to hire a policy fellow to provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support, and institutional-capacity building services to California Native American Nations concerning their Tribal cultural resources. Application closes May 1, 2020. For more information please see the job description.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Paralegal, Fulton, MI. Develops and maintains archive files for all legal projects and tasks undertaken by the Legal Department; Develops procedures for file management and tracking of open project files for work assigned to the Legal Department; and more. For more information please see the job description. Application closes 3/27/2020 at 8:30am EST.

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Tribal Prosecutor, Peshawbestown, MI. The Tribal Prosecutor is the chief law enforcement officer of the Tribe and shall be responsible for all criminal investigations and prosecutions in Tribal Court, including arraignments, motions, trials and appeals.  This is an appointed position for a term of two years. Full job description and application can be found here.

Rosebud Sioux Tribal Courts

Children’s Court Associate Judge, Rosebud, SD. Administer justice and discharge all duties imposed by tribal law, and shall hear, and decide matters of a judicial nature. See attached just description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Judge, Cass Lake, MN. Responsible for assisting the Chief Judge with the impartial and effective administration of justice. Faithfully uphold tribal constitution and laws.  The term of the Associate Judge is 3 years. Please submit a cover letter with resume and a copy of current attorney License to: Jacquelyn Wright, Court Administrator, 190 Sailstar Drive NE, Cass Lake, MN 56633, or email to: jackie.wright@llojibwe.net. Closing Date is March 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

Pueblo of Laguna

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

Family Legal Assistance Attorney, Dept: Government Affairs Office. Closing date for application submission – March 9, 2020.

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

Quileute Tribal Court

Conflict Public Defender, La Push, WA. Representational services, including lawyer services, sentencing advocacy, and legal services including, but not limited to, interviews of clients and potential witnesses, legal research, preparation and filing of pleadings, negotiations with the prosecutor regarding possible dispositions, and preparation for and appearance at court proceedings. Docket days will be the 4th Tuesday of each month. Case load ranges from 1 to 10 active cases. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Request For Bid. La Push, WA. Please see the description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Tribal Attorney, Mission, OR (near Pendleton, OR). The Tribal Attorney works in the CTUIR Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). OLC provides legal services and representation to the CTUIR Board of Trustees and all respective tribal departments, managers, and staff. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Director of Human Resources, Rohnert Park, CA. The Director of Human Resources is a strategic and progressive leader managing the Human Resources Department while devising innovative and transformative policies, programs and systems. This position is responsible for multi-functional Human Resources support on a strategic and operational level in all areas of Human Resources. Interested applicants must submit cover letter and CV/Resume to Jacqueline.Birk@gratonresortcasino.com. Position is open until filled.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance 

Staff Attorney, Native American Unit, Bangor or Machias, CT.  This is primarily a litigation position: the attorney should expect to be in court or appearing in administrative proceedings on a regular basis on issues specific to the client’s status as Native American and/or which raise Indian law issues. Applications are encouraged by March 20 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the position and application process are available here. Please see the attached job description for further information.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Bozeman, MT. This position involves conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects and interacting with clients and working with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and to ultimately support our litigation goals. For more information please see the job description. Visit Earthjustice to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Communications Strategist for Community and Tribal Partnerships, Denver, CO or Los Angeles, CA. The Regional Communications Strategist will be engaged in the full range of communications strategies and tactics – such as Communications plans, earned media placements, drafting press and background materials, and more. They will work in coordination with individual partners and clients to help strengthen and develop their ability to be strong, perceptive messengers in our shared communications spaces.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, 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 a Legislative Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

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

Associate Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. Provision of business law services to tribal entities, including developing, amending, advocating, negotiating and/or implementing: governing documents, codes and amendments to support self-governance and economic development; employee handbooks and policies and procedures; intergovernmental agreements; and business documents. Open until filled. For more information please see 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, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), and Investment Committee (IC), and, as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

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

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

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

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

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General for the Litigation Unit, the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, advises and represents the Navajo Nation Government in all areas of civil law before Navajo Nation, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals, with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law. Duties also include legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor:

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

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

Prosecutor,  Crownpoint, NM Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until March 23, 2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Victim and Witness Advocate, Crownpoint, NM 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. This position is open until March 18, 2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Victim and Witness Advocate,  Tohajiilee, NM 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. This position is open until March 18, 2020, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Units:

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

2020 Summer Law Clerk – Intern Positions Available with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice:

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) is vital to the role of the government serving the needs of the Navajo Nation.  NNDOJ’s autonomy and integrity ensures legal services are provided for the Navajo Nation as a whole – protecting the Navajo Nation’s inherent sovereignty by providing quality legal services to the Navajo Nation government, including its chapters, branches, departments and programs. 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.orgComplete applications are due on Friday, April 24, 2020 by 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application, which can be found here.

 

See posts from February 28, 2020.

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

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

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

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

Office of the Governor, State of Michigan

Summer Clerkship Program, Office of Legal Counsel, Lansing, MI. Lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel serve as the Governor’s attorneys, providing analysis and advice on all legal and policy issues that involve the Governor.  This includes a wide array of functions, including interpreting federal and state laws, advising the Governor and senior staff on legislation that may impact the powers and authorities of the Governor and the Governor’s office, and serving as the Governor’s lead advocate on litigation involving the Governor’s office and state agencies. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2020. Please see the job description for more information.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

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

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Family Preservation Court Planner, Harbor Springs, MI. Responsible for planning a Family Preservation Court Model and implementing and executing programming. This position will oversee day-to-day operation of the Tribal Court Improvement grant and will coordinate training and other program activities based upon the culture and traditions of the LTBB Tribal community, under the direction of the Specialty Court Coordinator, Court Administrator and Chief Judge. For more information please see the job description. This position is open until filled.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Associate Judge, Tacoma, WA. Serves as hearing judge for the Puyallup Tribal Court in accordance with the tribal Judicial Administrative Code. The term of the Associate Judge shall be three (3) years from the date of appointment by the Tribal Council. A judge may be reappointed at the expiration of a term in the discretion of the Tribal Council. For more information please see the job description.

Native Justice Coalition

Executive & Project Assistant, remote.  Assume a proactive role in increasing the productivity, efficiency, and organization of the Executive Director, ensuring that time is focused on accomplishing the organization’s highest priorities; Serve as liaison to community partners and stakeholders by managing communication and logistics, including researching and event preparation; and more. This position is part time, remote, and closes Friday 3/13 at 11:59 pm EST.  For more information please go to — https://www.nativejustice.org/jobs

Fortier & Mikko, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska. Our firm has served village corporations, Alaska Native villages and individuals statewide for nearly forty years. We focus on Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act law and Federal Indian law, and have an active civil litigation practice. Two or more years of experience in federal Indian law, corporate governance, or litigation preferred, but will consider a high achiever with less experience if you are the right fit. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Sam Fortier at: sfortier@fortiermikko.com or via fax: (907)277-4221. Applications considered on a rolling basis.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney Assistant Prosecutor, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Responsible for prosecuting criminal, juvenile, landlord-tenant, and Indian child welfare cases in state court. Also responsible for assisting and providing back-up coverage for the Tribal Attorney – ACFS on Indian Child Welfare matters in the state courts. Please see the job description 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, federal, state, and local courts. The job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor is evaluated by the Legal Director. Please see the position description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Association on American Indian Affairs

2020-02-27 Program Director Position and Directions to ApplyProgram Director, Rockville, Maryland. Ensures successful implementation of all programs and is responsible for day-to-day program activities; Creates business plan strategies for each program area and works toward carrying out those strategies successfully; and more. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Public Affairs & Outreach Coordinator, Rockville, Maryland. Implements the Association’s community outreach, education and marketing efforts that will promote the Association’s vision, mission and goals; Develops graphics and messaging for social media, email and website-based communications, campaigns and outreach to support the Association’s programs; and more. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rodney B Lewis Fellowship, American Indian Law and Policy, Washington, DC. Please see the announcement for more information. Open until filled. Apply here.

Pueblo of Laguna

Legal Assistant, Dept: Pueblo Courts. Application is Open Until Filled.

Family Legal Assistance Attorney. This is a brand-new, tribally-funded position to establish an office to provide civil legal representation and advocacy for Laguna Pueblo families in state, federal, and administrative proceedings.  It will also represent parents in child welfare proceedings in the Pueblo’s Children’s Court. Closing date is extended to March 9, 2020. See description for details.

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.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C. Petrochemicals position will work to deter a rush to build and expand petrochemical plants that threaten to worsen air and climate pollution for decades to come.  The Staff Attorney will also work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation.

Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C. Right to Zero position will work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation. Additionally, Staff Attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney, The Lower Elwha Reservation is located five miles west of Port Angeles, WA.  Associate will have a significant caseload spanning the full spectrum of tribal legal work while helping shape the strategic legal planning of the Tribe. Lower Elwha is an interesting, rewarding community to work for. Open until filled, but desire to fill ASAP. First review of applications on March 24 and every 21 days after that. For details on how to apply, please click on position title to see attached Announcement.

Wind River Inter-Tribal Council

 

Civil Court Clerk, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Application closes 13 March 2020. Please see full job description for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office.

Northern Arapaho Associate Judge, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Application is open until filled. Please see full job description for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office.

Chief Judge, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Application closes 3 April 2020. Please see full job description for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

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

See posts from February 21, 2020.