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 indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Prosecutor. Presents criminal cases in trials, renders legal advice and assistance to local law enforcement officials, and litigates cases before Tribal Court. Closes 10/16/17.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP

Associate Attorney, Native American Law, San Diego, C.A. Procopio is seeking an attorney with top academic credentials with a minimum of five years’ experience in Native American law. Experience specifically with Tribal governance, fee to trust, leasing, Tribal business, federal environmental law, NEPA, cultural resources, tribal healthcare and gaming law helpful.  Successful candidates will have excellent writing and client relations skills.  Must include experience in Tribal representation, with a strong understanding of Tribal sovereignty, Tribal codes and ordinance development, and Tribal businesses.  Portable business helpful but not required.  Major law firm experience, or significant in-house experience with tribal government preferred.  Competitive salary and outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY:  Please forward a brief cover email and resume to julia.lee@procopio.com.

Department of the Interior

Public Affairs Specialist, Office of the Secretary, Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Arlington, V.A. Will develop, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications program. The successful candidate will oversee day-to-day communications activities of the Buy-Back Program and will work in close collaboration with the Program Director, Deputy Program Director, and/or their supervisor on the development and implementation of strategic internal and external communications strategies and messaging. Same announcement for federal employees here.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Chief Judge, Highland, C.A. Serves as the chief administrator of both the trial and appellate courts of the San Manuel Tribal Court System and as the Chief Judge of the trial court. The Chief Judge is responsible for assisting the Judiciary Committee, Business Committee and General Council with the continued development Tribal law and Tribal Court procedures.

Previous Friday Job Announcements9/29/17

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 indigenous@law.msu.edu.

University of California at San Fransisco

Associate Director, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination. Represents UCSF on behalf of the OPHD Director and serves on various UC and UCSF committees. The Associate Director ensures that UCSF faculty and staff employment policies and procedures comply with all relevant federal, state, and University equal opportunity/affirmative action requirements.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Staff Attorney, Cloquet, M.N. Provides general legal services to the Band. The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include contract drafting, litigation, working with administrative agencies, preparing tribal ordinances, and other duties assigned by the Tribal Attorney.  To apply, please submit an application(PDF), resume, and any other supporting documentation to: Fond du Lac Human Resources, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720.

Nisqually Indian Tribe

General Tribal Attorney, Olympia, W.A. Assists and advises the Nisqually Tribal Council, Legal Department Director, and tribal departments in the legal matters related to the management, affairs, and interests of the Tribe. Closes Saturday, October 15, 2017.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Human Resources Director, Flandreau S.D. responsible for strategically managing and leading the Human Resources and employees benefit functions of the Tribe, the Tribe’s Health Clinic, and all Tribal Businesses except the Royal River Casino and Hotel. The Director plans and implements Human Resource and employee benefit policies, and updates them periodically. Director ensures that all organizational personnel actions are carried out properly, strictly adhering to tribal and federal laws, and ethical standards. The position also ensures that employee benefits are actively managed and compliant. Applications due Friday, October 6, 2017.

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

Government Relations Manager, Native American/Tribal Government Practice Group, Washington D.C. Supports Native American advocacy and policy efforts by helping clients design and implement strategies to achieve their social, business and economic goals within a complex legal regulatory framework. A key component of the role is direct lobbying and advocacy. The Manager will advocate on behalf of client interests, monitor and research legislative and regulatory policy developments, draft analyses, prepare correspondences and other documents, as well as facilitate logistics for briefings, agency, and Capitol Hill visits. Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of relevant regulatory and legislative experience to include at least 2 years of direct lobbying experience. The manager must possess strong analytical, research, and writing skills. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (3-8 pages in length) to Recruiting@PowersLaw.com. In the subject of your correspondence, note “Tribal Relations Manager.” EOE. No search firm submissions, please.

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a law and government relations firm located in Washington, DC, with a national practice focused in four main areas: health law, education law, tribal law, and the law of tax-exempt organizations. Our professionals have served in senior positions in Congress, the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, presidential commissions and advisory boards, corporate positions, and the private practice of law. The firm remains philosophically committed to the initial vision of remaining mid-sized and independent.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP

Summer 2018 Native American Law Internship(2), San Diego, C.A. gain hands-on experience dealing with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities. Interns are involved in matters that deal with specific Indian law-related legal practice matters and other legal problems facing tribal governments and Native entities. Procopio Interns reach out to local Native American youth to provide guidance and inspiration regarding educational direction and opportunities. Applications are due Tuesday, October 31st by 5 p.m. PST.

United States Attorneys Office, District of New Mexico

AUSA (Indian Crimes), Albuquerque, N.M. The attorney selected will be working in the Indian Crimes Section in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will handle prosecutions of a wide variety of federal offenses. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Application Deadline: October 4, 2017.

AUSA (Criminal), Las Cruces, N.M. The attorney selected will be working in the Las Cruces Branch office and will handle prosecutions of a wide variety of federal offenses. Application Deadline: October 4, 2017.

AUSA (Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement), Albuquerque, N.M. The attorney selected will be working in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Section. The attorney selected will handle prosecutions of a wide variety of federal offenses, with an emphasis on the prosecution of narcotics crimes. Prosecutions of narcotics offenses include enforcement of Title 21 and cases involving organizations responsible for the trafficking of heroin, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances. Application Deadline: October 4, 2017.

United States Attorneys Office, District of Colorado

AUSA (Appellate), Denver, C.O. Represent the United States in criminal and civil cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He or she also will handle district court actions filed by federal prisoners under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Additionally, the AUSA will be required to provide support to lawyers in the Criminal and Civil Divisions. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Closes October 3, 2017.

United States Attorneys Office, District of Arizona

AUSA(3), Tuscon, A.Z. Represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in ay other job that a litigator might undertake. AUSAs immediately undertake cases, many high profile, in any of several units within each division. Closes October 4, 2017.

Other jobs posted this week:

RFP for Guardian ad Litems, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa (9/20/17).

Previous Friday Job Announcements: 9/15/17

Procopio’s Native American Law Internship Summer 2017

Link: Now Accepting Applications for Procopio’s Summer 2017 Native American Law Internship Program

Applications are due Friday, October 28th by 5 p.m. PST. Internship applications should include:

  1. A writing sample
  2. Law school transcript
  3. Resume
  4. Cover letter identifying why this is an opportunity you would like to pursue, any tribal governmental experience you have and why Native American legal issues are significant to you.

The program is ten weeks and begins after May 15, 2017.  Applications can be emailed to: ted.griswold@procopio.com or sent via USPS mail to:

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
Attention: Ted Griswold
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California, 92101

Procopio Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Native American Law Internship

San Diego, CA – Procopio, San Diego’s largest business law firm, is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Native American Law Internship.  Procopio maintains a long-standing tradition of providing growth opportunities to the communities it serves.  The Native American Practice Group extends this tradition by actively investing in the future leaders of Indian Country through paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law.

Procopio’s Native American Law Interns have joined us from the Navajo Nation, Bishop Paiute Tribe, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Seminole Nation, the Cherokee Nation, the Shinnecock Indian Nation, the Isleta Pueblo and Tohono O’odham Nation.

This unique internship program provides an opportunity for law students to gain experience handling everyday legal issues facing Native American communities.  Interns are involved in matters that deal with specific Indian law-related legal practice matters and other legal problems facing tribal governments and Native entities.  Procopio enhances this educational experience even further with a community outreach component, in which interns provide guidance and inspiration regarding educational direction and opportunities to local Native American youth.

This paid Native American Law Internship program extends 8 to 10 weeks, and applicants should have completed their first year of law school prior to the start of the internship.

Applications are due by Friday, October 30th by 5 p.m. PST. 

Applications should include:

  • A blog post writing sample (for examples, see Blogging Circle)
  • Law school transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover letter identifying why this is an opportunity you would like to pursue, any tribal governmental experience you have and why Native legal issues are significant to you.

The writing sample for the internship program should be a 250-300 word sample blog post on a newsworthy Native legal topic of your choosing written in a way that will appeal to readers.

Applications can be submitted via email to ted.griswold@procopio.com or sent via USPS mail to:

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
ATTN Ted Griswold
525 B St Ste 2200
San Diego CA 92101 4474

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

With more than 140 attorneys in San Diego, Del Mar, Silicon Valley, Austin and Phoenix, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest business law firms in Southern California. We are a regional law firm with an international network that gives us the ability to serve clients’ interests throughout the world. Procopio is dedicated to understanding the businesses and industries of clients and collaborating with them to develop tailored strategies. We advise companies at every stage in the corporate life cycle, helping them to plan, finance and operate their businesses. Our success has been derived from our commitment to clients and our ability to maximize the value we provide to them. Our goal is to continue building long-term relationships with clients through a steady, team-oriented approach. For additional information, please visit www.procopio.com.

Procopio Now Accepting Applications for Native American Law Internship

Procopio Native American Law Internship Accepting Applications

Procopio has a long standing tradition of providing growth opportunities to the communities we serve. Procopio’s Native American Practice Group extends this tradition to the Native American law community by offering its fourth internship for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law.

Mission and Projects

This opportunity allows students to gain hands-on experience dealing with everyday legal issues facing the Native American community. The selected intern will be exposed to matters that deal with specific Indian law related legal practice matters and other legal problems which do not raise inter-tribal or intra-tribal issues. The intern will assist in legal research on various Native American matters for tribal clients, pro bono matters affecting Indian country, and gain experience working in a law firm. Projects may include the development of programs for tribes that they can use in their governmental operations, including tribal histories, Program Audits and development, strategies for cultural resource protection, tribal healthcare, employment, and legislative and rulemaking review and analysis.

Application Process

Applicants should have completed at least their first year of law school prior to the start of the internship. This is a summer internship position, which typically lasts 8 to 10 weeks commencing after June 15, 2013. Internships are paid a stipend of $700 per week.

Applications are to be submitted to the attention Ted Griswold no later than January 15, 2013. All applications should include a short cover letter expressing applicant’s interest in Native American law, along with a brief resume, and law school transcript.