Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Shelter-Based Staff Attorney, Juneau, AK

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is hiring a full-time attorney in Juneau, funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant’s purpose is to enhance options available to victims of domestic violence to resolve family disputes quickly and peacefully, and to provide representation in a variety of civil matters.  The project will prioritize services to two traditionally underserved and vulnerable groups of domestic violence victims: Alaska Native/American Indian victims and victims experiencing disabilities.

The attorney will appear in state and tribal court civil proceedings involving family law, housing, consumer protection, public benefits, and health care.  The attorney will also partner with AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies) on a project to develop and provide safe, out-of-court alternative dispute resolution services for domestic violence victims in family law cases, when appropriate. The attorney will be based at AWARE, and will work closely with ALSC’s supervising attorney and staff attorney, an AWARE legal advocate, and a part-time family counselor.

Ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds is essential, as is working with individuals experiencing trauma, and physical and mental disabilities. Candidates should possess knowledge, appreciation, experience, and commitment to working with and for Alaska Native peoples and statewide Native organizations.  ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.

Computer proficiency required. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Admission to Alaska Bar or Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver required.  Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at (Alaska Bar Association website).

Salary: $44,856 to $63,456 per year DOE.  Generous personal leave and benefits package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.

Position will be open until filled.  To apply, submit cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of three professional references to:

Holly Handler, Juneau Supervising Attorney

Native American Program, Legal Aid of Nebraska

AmeriCorps Member: Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney, Omaha, NE

The AmeriCorps Member will provide direct legal assistance to low-income patients at the Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center in Omaha, NE, the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, the Ponca Hills Health and Wellness Center in Norfolk, NE, and other locations in and near Northeast and Eastern Nebraska. Areas of legal advocacy include public benefits, housing, special education, domestic violence, elder law, family law, and consumer law. The AmeriCorps Member will be an attorney authorized to practice in state and/or tribal court, and before administrative agencies. The AmeriCorps Member will be responsible for providing periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities, as well as for regularly consulting with medical providers.

Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Staff Attorney, Portland, OR

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), which is located in Portland.

Background: LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues.

Responsibilities: The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload providing legal services to Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members.

Qualifications: Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership, proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country, and knowledge of federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members. Regular travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is based on experience, within a statewide salary scale. Full Benefits including health and dental insurance and retirement plan.

Closing Date: October 28, 2016

Applications: Send resume, letter of interest, brief writing sample (5 pages or less), and list of 3 professional references to:

Jennifer Amiott, Director
Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
4531 SE Belmont St., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97215
Email: / Fax: (503) 206-7073
Please, no phone calls.

Legal Aid Service of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tribal members and minority applicants encouraged to apply.

The Yurok Tribe

Associate General Counsel

Full Time, Regular $60,904-$94,898. Closes 10/26/16. Apply here.


Full Time, Regular $24.12/$26.56/$29.19. Closes 10/26/16. Apply here.

Department of the Interior

Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Indian Appeals, Arlington, VA. Closes 11/14/2016.