In-House Tribal Attorney Posting: Stillaguamish Tribe


The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, a sovereign, federally-recognized Tribe, is looking to hire an in-house Tribal Attorney with a minimum of three years’ experience in federal Indian law, to serve the Tribe as it collectively defines its future for generations to come.

The in-house legal work is very diverse and challenging, but the primary focus of this position will be on employment law in Indian Country, commercial transactions, Indian Gaming, Tribal economic development, and realty.
The Tribe is looking for someone with excellent people skills and the ability to work collegially, flexibly and creatively. An interest in conflict transformation and alternative dispute resolution would be a plus. A strong ethical character and an egalitarian willingness to work hard as part of a small legal department team is important. A sense of humor, a flexible temperament, a practical sensibility, creativity and intellectual and philosophical curiosity are also highly desired!

Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

APPLICATION: The Tribe would like to hire someone for this position as soon as possible, but will take the time it needs to find the right candidate. Please submit the following:
Application for Employment (you may request this application on the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians website:
Cover letter including salary requirements.
Résumé or CV with the names of at least three professional references.
Legal writing sample.

Please send the above to Human Resources at the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, PO Box 277, Arlington, WA 98223 and a copy addressed to the Director, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Legal Department, PO Box 277, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: Human Resources Department at 360-652-7362.

KBIC Tribal Attorney Position


To serve as general in-house counsel for the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Council.

Provides legal advice and assistance to the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Council, tribal administrators, program and enterprise directors/managers.

Provides counsel and representation on treaty right issues: hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering, taxation, environment, and civil regulations.

Represents Tribal Council in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies. Provides legal counsel and representation on Indian Child Welfare matters.

Maintains and revises the Tribal Code. Drafts, reviews, revises and acts as consultant in regard to tribal legal codes and legislation.

Reviews and assists in revision of personnel manuals, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with tribal and applicable federal laws.

Supervises Legal Department clerical staff, Tribal Prosecutor, and Police Commissioner. Reviews all tribal contracts for legal sufficiency in conjunction with the tribes’ Chief Financial Officer.

Represents the tribe in regard to land acquisition, including fee to trust applications.

Serves on advisory committees relative to economic and financial development, environmental concerns, employee benefits and employment policies. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Tribal President.

Leech Lake Tribal Attorney Fired

From the Bemidji Pioneer:

Leech Lake Tribal Council members vote to fire legal director who was investigating them

Molly Miron Bemidji Pioneer
DL-Online – 01/14/2008

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Director Michael Garbow was put out of his job and locked out of his office Friday in a ruling by a faction of the Leech Lake Tribal Council.

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