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, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

Anishinaabe Community Outreach Liaison, East Lansing, MI. The Liaison will work closely with the Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) Partnership Indigenous Project Coordinator, the Indigenous Language Liaison, Indigenous Language Specialists and MSU LCTL grant personnel. They will work closely with communities to lead outreach efforts in reservation based and urban Anishinaabe communities. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 26, 2019 until position is filled. For more information please see the job description.

The University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Associate/Assistant/Full-time Professor of Indian Law, of Indian Law, Missoula, MT. Full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Duties include teaching, scholarship, and service as set forth in the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law Faculty Handbook. Our primary need is in the area of Indian and/or tribal law, with additional curricular needs in areas such as litigation skills, family law, and clinic. The application period opens on September 13, 2019. Please visit the link to apply.

The Yakama Nation Public Defender-Legal Aid Services

Attorney, Toppenish, WA. The attorney will be assigned both criminal and civil work in Tribal Court as well as municipal, District and/or Superior Courts. Closing date is July 25, 2019. Please use the application on the Yakama Nation website and submit to the Human Resources Department as described.

Pueblo of Laguna

Court Administrator, Dept: Pueblo Courts, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is July 23, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. This position is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. This position is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Courts, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is August 1, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

Program Attorney, Boulder, CO. NAICJA seeks an experienced Program Attorney responsible for researching, designing and implementing continuing judicial education programs. Manage and oversee federal grants, including supervision of program coordinator; Oversee the coordination of grant and project deliverables; and more. For more information please see the position description. Closing date is August 5, 2019.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Senior Legal Counsel, Mashantucket CT. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the incumbent assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises (MPTN) concerning legal rights, responsibilities and obligations.

McKinley County (NM) District Attorney’s Office

Senior Trial Attorney (DUI Taskforce), Gallup, NM. This is a grant-funded position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Assistant Trial Attorney, Gallup, NM. The Assistant Trial Attorney position is ideal for those who have recently taken the bar exam and are interested in gaining experience in criminal prosecution. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Senior Trial Attorney, Gallup, NM. The Senior Trial Attorney position requires substantial knowledge and experience in criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure, and rules of evidence. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts. For more information please see the position description.

Martha L. King, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. Associates will assist in 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 other business documents. Closing date is August 18, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court RFQ

Request for Proposals, Northern California, 95546. Develop, compose and facilitate a community needs assessment and strategic plan. Only accepting proposals by Indian owned businesses and contractors. Please see the RFP for more information.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

NARF Clerkship Summer 2020, Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Application is due September 13, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information. Other fellowship and internship information can be found here.

Godfrey & Kahn

2020 Summer Associate Program (For 2Ls), Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay or Appleton Wisconsin offices. Our Summer Associate Program is our most important tool for hiring new associates. Develop tangible skills and gain valuable experience, and leave with a realistic view of what it is like to be a part of the team at Godfrey & Kahn. Tribal affiliation and experience representing Indian tribes are desirable.  Please submit a cover letter stating office location of interest, practice group interests (if known); resume; and law school transcript (unofficial copy is okay). Please click here to apply.

 

See posts from Friday, July 12, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Monday Job Announcements

Sorry for the delay and any inconveniences it may have caused.

Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send the following to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

 

Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Tribal Child Support Attorney, Juneau, AK. Prepare legal documents; update policy and procedures; review cases; provide legal and technical assistance; and more. For more information please see the job description and click here to apply. Application closes May 31, 2019.

Child Welfare Attorney, Juneau, AK. Provide effective consultation and legal advice to the Tribe relating to the ICWA and child welfare matters. Responsible for preparation and filing of legal briefs, motions, petitions, orders, etc., as needed in child welfare hearings. For more information please see the job description and click here to apply. Application closes May 31, 2019.

The Shoshone Bannock Tribes

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Hall, ID. The Assistant Prosecutor investigates, compiles, and presents cases in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court. The caseload is mainly focused on criminal matters, but will include juvenile, child support, child protection, and other cases as assigned. The Assistant Prosecutor completes work in compliance with the Shoshone-Bannock Law and Order Code; Ordinances; Resolutions; and internal protocols, policies, and procedures. For more information please see the job description. The application closes May 31, 2019.

Yakama Nation

Staff Attorney I, Office of Legal Counsel, Toppenish, WA. Assert and defend the Yakama Nation’s inherent sovereign and Treaty-reserved rights and interests related to fish and wildlife, natural resources, cultural resources, healthcare, employment, taxation, economic development, and land use planning, to name a few. All applications must be received by May 30, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

Attorney, Public Defender-Legal Aid Services Program, Toppenish, WA. Employee is responsible for providing a full range of legal services to tribal members in areas such as, criminal, dependency, children’s court, fish and game, civil, family and Federal Indian Law matters, as assigned by the Lead Attorney-Program Manager. Application closes May 31, 2019. Please see the job description or visit the website for more information. Find the application here.

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney, Portland, OR. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country.  Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. For more information please see the job description.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Victims Crime Project Attorney, Banning, CA. Under the direction of the In-House Counsel, the Victims of Crime Project Attorney will provide holistic legal assistance to victims of nuisance, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. For more information, please see the job description.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Civil Attorney, Tribal Prosecutor’s Office, Pablo, MT.The Attorney shall prosecute child protection cases and in other civil cases such as guardianships, mental health commitments, and child support enforcement actions, as needed. Application closes June 13, 2019. Click here for more information or see the job description.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Tribal Court Receptionist, Eagle Pass, TX.  Operates a switchboard and relays incoming, outgoing and interoffice calls; greets and directs incoming visitors in a courteous manner and sorts and distributes mail. Ensures efficient and professional processing of all assigned responsibilities. For more information please see the job description.

Community Supervision Officer, Eagle Pass, TX. Under general supervision, performs professional correction work supervising adults and juveniles placed on probation or in detention by the courts. Work involves assessing probationers, meeting with probationers to ensure adherence to terms of probation, and maintaining records of probationers’ activities and status. For more information please see the job description.

Paralegal, Eagle Pass, TX. Temporary position. Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. For more information please see the job description.

Domestic Violence Advocate I, Eagle Pass, TX. Responsible for assessing client needs, planning care, coordinating and facilitating the plan, evaluating and re-evaluating the actions required to meet the client’s health and human services’ needs. For more information please see the job description.

Domestic Violence Advocate II, Eagle Pass, TX. Acts as the liaison between victims of domestic violence, therapists, physicians, and other health care or social service agencies. For more information please see the job description.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Associate Judge, Tucson, AZ. Responsible for fair and impartial administration of justice pursuant to the judicial powers granted by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Constitution and on matters assigned by the Chief Judge. Application closes May 31, 2019. For more information see the job description or click here.

Pueblo of Laguna

Court Prosecutor, Laguna, NM. Under administrative supervision of the Governor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Application closes May 24, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

Attorney, Laguna, NM. Under the direct administrative supervision of the Government Affairs Director, serves as an in-house legal advisor, representative, and counselor. Ensures the adherence to applicable laws to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation, and to protect the legal interests of the Pueblo government. Application closes May 24, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Under general administrative direction of the Court Prosecutor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating criminal laws, including status offenses the Pueblo of Laguna laws, codes, and/or ordinances of the Pueblo. Closing date for application submission May 28, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Request for Legal Services Proposal (RFP), Office Of Public Gaming, Tulsa, OK.The contractor will provide counsel to the Commission on all matters relating to IGRA and its compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Closing date is August 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise

Assistant General Counsel, Sahuarita, AZ.Provide legal counsel, advice, and prepresentation to the Gaming Enterise on a diverse range of issues. In addition, provide policy guidance to employees and assist in finding legal/business solutions. For more information, please see the job description.

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Executive Director, Madison, WI. Seeking a passionate and strategic leader committed to building upon our 20-year legacy of protecting public rights. A successful candidate will grow and strengthen the organization through advancement of the organizational vision, effective management, strong communication, and resource development. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please see the job description for more information.

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.

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Ute Indian Tribe

Chief Judge, Fort Duchesne, UT. The Chief Judge oversees the administration of the Judicial Branch, which includes the management of all tribal court operations, budget planning and submittal, maintenance of records and case files. The application will remain open until the position is filled.  For more information please see the job description.

 

See posts from May 10, 2019.

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send the following to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

National Indian Health Board

Director of Congressional Relations, Washington D.C. – Capital Hill. Main responsibilities include advancing Tribal sovereignty and the Federal Government’s Trust Responsibility to Tribes for health care. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is secured. Send your application in one PDF to:  jobs@nihb.org. Please see the description for more information and to apply.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

The Legal Director/Realty Officer, Sitka, AK. This position is responsible for serving as the Legal Director of the Legal Department and providing services as the Realty Officer. This position supervises legal staff, oversees the budget, and works with the Tribal Attorney on all legal issues the Tribe is involved in with the eventual goal of being the Tribal Attorney.  Please see the job description for more information.

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Associate Justice of the Appellate Court, Camp Verde, AZ. This position serves on a three-justice panel that hears appeals from the trial courts, will hear cases as part of the panel, and will write opinions as may be assigned by the Chief Justice. For more information please see the job description. Application closes May 10, 2019.

Prosecutor II, Camp Verde, AZ.  This position investigates, evaluates and prosecutes juveniles and adults accused of violating the criminal laws of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The Prosecutor also represents the Nation in dependency and neglect proceedings, including Indian Child Welfare proceedings, before tribal and state courts. For more information please see the job description. Application closes May 10, 2019.

Lummi Indian Business Council

Staff Attorney I, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Bellingham, WA. Duties may include representing the Nation primarily in state court proceedings involving Lummi children and youth, prosecution, and other staff attorney duties as assigned. Application closes May 8, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

The Native American Heritage Commission

RFP. Soliciting proposals for a qualified Contractor to provide oversight of the CalNAGPRA implementation activates and to draft CalNAGPRA implementation plan, regulations, and a current state report. The Native American Heritage Commission invites qualified candidates to review and respond to this Request for Proposal (RFP) – Secondary – RFP 2018-19 California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA). The RFP documents are accessed through CaleProcure as Event ID: 0000012549.

 

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Summer Law Clerk, Navajo Nation, AZ. Seeking energetic and motivated candidates for multiple funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources, Tax and Finance, Litigation, Employment, and more. For more information please see the position description. Complete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on May 31, 2019.

RFP, (2) ICWA Attorney, AZ. Seeking to contract with two attorneys licensed in the State of Arizona to represent the Navajo Nation in state child custody proceedings, commonly referred to as Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) cases. One attorney for the northern region of Arizona and one for the southern region. Proposal due Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5pm MT. For more information please see the proposal. Find the demographic form here.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Staff Attorney, Usk, WA. This position provides legal, general, and specific case management and assists the Senior Tribal Attorney, and other designated attorneys, with issues and activities concerning Tribal legal rights, obligations, and privileges with an emphasis in Health, Welfare, and Education issues including Indian Child Welfare and related issues.

Paralegal, Usk, WA. The paralegal will have a broad range of responsibilities including, but not limited to, managing various types of litigation (for example employment, contract and tort), assisting in the subpoena and discovery process, file and database management. For more information please see the job description.

Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)

Associate General Counsel, Bethel, AK. This position is responsible for in-house counsel duties, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and advising departments in the area of human resource management, compliance, and risk management. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019. For more information please see the position description.

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Staff Attorney, Madison, WI.  Seeking an experienced attorney to further our community-based approach to lawyering which involves collaboration with organizational partners as well as providing technical and legal assistance to community-based organizations and coalitions. Application deadline is May 14, 2019. Find more details here or see the job description.

Spirit Lake Tribe

Guardian Ad Litem, Fort Totten, ND. Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Please see the job description for more information.

Victim Witness Coordinator, Fort Totten, ND. The Coordinator is responsible for managing, coordinating, monitoring and providing case assistance for Juvenile Court and Adult Criminal Court cases within the Spirit Lake Tribal Prosecutor(s) and Juvenile Presenting Attorney(s) Offices. For more information please see the position description.

Juvenile Court Public Defender, Fort Totten, ND. Seeking a qualified attorney to carry out, on a contractor basis, the duties of the Juvenile Court Public Defender for the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.  In addition to considering applications from individual attorneys, the Tribe is interested in and will consider proposals from law firms that would have one or more attorneys available to provide such services. For more information please see the position description.

EarthJustice

Associate Attorney, Bozeman, MT. Main responsibilities: Conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects; Drafting motions, briefs and other pleadings; Preparing comments on proposed agency actions and environmental impact statements; Engaging with a variety of news and social media regarding our work; and more. The application is open until filled. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

• Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Flagstaff, AZ
• (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
• MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
• Executive Assistant, Window Rock, AZ

Apply here or email Hresources@dnalegalservices.org. Address is: P.O. Box 765, Tuba City, AZ 86045, and business phone is: (928) 283-3206.

 

See posts from April 19, 2019.

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. This week, any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Thursday will appear in this Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

Pro Tempore Judge, Hopland, CA. Responsible for all judicial work and presides over three active Tribal Courts for the Northern California Intertribal Court System solely on a part-time, as-needed basis.  Scope of work includes conducting hearings, formulating conclusions of law, adjudicating cases and issuing protective orders on all cases before the Intertribal Court by applying applicable tribal law, custom and tradition.  For more information please see the job description.

The Hopi Tribe

Chief Prosecutor, Office of Tribal Prosecutor, Keams Canyon, AZ. This position is responsible for executive and administrative control of the Hopi Office of the Prosecutor, as well as the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by adult and juvenile offenders within the exterior boundaries of the Hopi Reservation, and presentation of minor in need of care matters in the Hopi Children’s Court. For more information please see the job description.

General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Kykotsmovi, AZ. The Deputy General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government – including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, the administrative departments, offices and programs. For more information please see the job description.

Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Kykotsmovi, AZ. The General Counsel is the principal legal counsel of the Hopi Tribe and reports directly to the Hopi Tribal Council, providing professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government as specified by the Tribal Council. For more information please see the job description.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Tribal Family Caseworker, Sitka, AL. This position is an integral part of the Social Services Department team, working closely with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) team, community partner agencies, and the STA Tribal court staff to provide case management support to families going through the Tribal court guardianship or adoption process.  For more information please see the job description.

Westside Collaborative – Native American Communities Workgroup

Project Director, Grand Rapids, MI. This position involves managing a full workgroup, overseeing subcommittees within this workgroup, communicating with Native community and their connected networks, leading systems mapping, collecting data, assisting team members identify priorities, ensuring team efforts are rooted in empathy, focused on action, and seeking sustainable solutions. For more information please see the job description.

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians

RFP, Oakhurst, CA. For consulting services in economic development, this RFP is intended to help identify, plan and prioritize the needs of PRCI’s business entity, Chukchansi Sovereign Enterprises (CSE). The Consulting Firm will work with the Tribal Council to identify new potential business ventures to further the Tribe’s economic diversity, generate additional revenue for the Tribe, and create employment opportunities for tribal members. For more information please see the description.

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Staff Attorney, Snoqualmie, WA.  Located in a beautiful area just 30 minutes from Seattle and seeking to add a fourth attorney position to its in-house Legal Department.  The ideal candidate for this position is an attorney experienced in representing tribes in the areas of real estate law, environmental law, and/or health law, although other areas of expertise may be considered as well. Please visit the link for more information.

See posts from March 1, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Student Opportunities

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

Indian Law Office Summer Intern, Wausau, WI. (1) Assist Indian Law Office Attorneys with their cases. (2) Appear in Tribal Court on behalf of eligible clients. (3) Research relevant Indian Law Issues. (4) Participate in Indian Law office projects. Please see the position description for more information.

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc

(3) Summer Interns, Southwestern Michigan and Traverse City, MI. Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span the complete range of federal Indian law and tribal representation. For more information please see the internship position descriptions.

Job Opportunities

Zuni Tribe

Tribal Prosecutor, Zuni, NM. This position will provide prosecutor service for the Zuni Tribe in all classes of criminal offenses as well as investigate and prosecute criminal matters and related legal issues of crimes that occurred within the exterior boundary of the Zuni reservation. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

The Legislative Branch for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

(2) Legislative Staff Attorneys, Onamia, MN. Assist the Chief Legislative Counsel in the amending, revision, and creation of Band Legislation. In order to aid in the development of progressive and practical legislation for the Band, Legislative Staff Attorneys are required to collaborate on committees with staff from all three branches of the Band’s government, attend legislative sessions, and occasionally travel to the Band’s multiple districts within the state of Minnesota. Application closes March 6, 2019. Please see the description for more information.

The Hopi Tribe

Chief Prosecutor, AZ. This position is responsible for executive and administrative control of the Hopi Office of the Prosecutor (“Office”), as well as the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by adult and juvenile offenders within the exterior boundaries of the Hopi Reservation, and presentation of minor in need of care matters in the Hopi Children’s Court. Please see the job description for more information.

Redding Rancheria

Paralegal/Court Facilitator, Redding, CA. The Paralegal will provide legal advice on court process to litigants in tribal court. Consults directly with the Tribal Attorney and Judge and as directed with the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Team. Processes home loan program files for Tribal Members as directed. Application closes Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Please see the attached job postings.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Redding Rancheria Human Resources Department (530-225-8979).

Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM)

Lansing Staff Attorney, Lansing, MI. The staff attorney position is in the Lansing – Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) – office, serving Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Livingston and Shiawassee Counties. The staff attorney will provide a range of individual advocacy and impact work as a generalist, including family, consumer, public benefits and housing law. This position is opened until filled. Please see the description for more information.

Waséyabek Development Company

Executive Assistant, Grand Rapids, MI. Provide high-level administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer of WDC as well as company executives and staff by conducting researching, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings. Please see our website to apply: www.waseyabek.com

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Associate Judge, Tacoma, WA. Serve as a hearing judge in accordance with trival 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. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes April 1, 2019.

Center for Court Innovation

Senior Program Manager, NYC, NY. The Center for Court Innovation is seeking two Senior Program Managers to provide Technical Assistance to tribal courts. Duties will include working on a variety of tribal justice projects such as strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile justice, tribal corrections, tribal/state relationships, healing to wellness courts, and other problem-solving initiatives. For more information please see the description. Application closes March 6, 2019.

See posts from February 22, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Paralegal and TERO Officer, Sitka, AK. This position serves two functions: the paralegal function provides full support to the Legal Department and the TERO officer function monitors compliance with STA’s Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance and investigates complaints of noncompliance or discrimination. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description. To apply click here.

Tribal Court Clerk, Sitka, AK. The Tribal Court Clerk is the initial point of contact for the tribal court, providing respectful and responsive support to the Tribal Court and working closely with the Tribal Court Judges, Tribal Attorney and Social Services Department. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description. To apply click here.

Tribal Reality Specialist, Sitka, AK. The Realty Officer is responsible for providing direct services to restricted property land owners and native allotment applicants within the Sheet’ka Kwaan under supervision of the Tribal Attorney. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description. To apply click here.

General Counsel, Suquamish, WA. The General Counsel provides or oversees all legal advice and services, including outside counsel in providing such advice and services, to Port Madison Enterprises and its wholly owned subsidiaries on a broad range of legal and political matters arising in the operation of PME’s various businesses and interests. The General Counsel is subject to the direction and oversight of the PME Board of Directors. Please see the job description for more information.

Lummi Indian Business Council

Paralegal I or II, Bellingham, WA. 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. See the application here and please see the job description for more information.

Mescalero Apache Tribal Court

Associate Judge Lay, Mescalero, NM. The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. A full position description is available upon request. This position is open until filled.

Associate Judge Licensed, Mescalero, NM. The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. A full position description is available upon request. This position is open until filled.

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice

Tribal Counsel, Black River Falls, WI. Perform a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Counsel will prepare pleadings for hearings and other legal proceedings; perform legal research; and more. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and transcripts if they are within 2-5 years. This position is open until filled. See the application here and please see the job description for more information.

Tulalip Tribal Court

Associate Judge, Tulalip, WA. The Associate Judge will provide a full range of judicial services by hearing cases in the Tribal Court regarding, but not limited to such issues as, criminal, civil, fishing, hunting, youth dependency, traffic, housing, drug/wellness court, and gaming. For more information please see the job description. Application closes February 8, 2019. If interested in the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Alicia Horne by email address ahorne@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov or by mail address: 6332 31st AVE NE Suite B, Tulalip WA, 98271.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Right of Way Specialist, Cloquet, MN.  The Right-of-Way Specialist, located at the Band’s Natural Resource/Tribal Court building, performs all tasks relating to trust and fee right-of-way activities for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. This includes the subjects of deeds, leases, acquisitions, easements, mapping, surveying, legal descriptions, data management, document recording, planning, National Environmental Policy Act, land use, zoning, and project management. Please see the job description for more information and find the application here or email Lisa at lisashabaiash@fdlrez.com.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  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 December 28, 2018.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Legal Staff Assistant, Washington, DC. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Assists the attorneys, prepares administrative and appeal records and indexes, case files and other records or documents in support of enforcement actions, appellate review and other similar actions. Maintains and organizes files, databases, and office reports; prepares travel vouchers; maintains office calendar and time sheets. For more information please see the job description or visit this link. Application closes December 31, 2018.

Colville Tribal Legal Office

(2) Staff Attorney, Nespelem, WA. Provide representation to minors in tribal dependencies, delinquencies, school discipline, and special education cases and to Colville tribal members in Social Security/SSI disability matters (pre- and post-eligibility); draft wills and other instruments for Colville tribal members; and provide unbundled assistance in civil matters to our membership. People with caring hearts, adventurous spirits and strong minds are encouraged to apply. Please click here to apply and see the job description for more information.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Economic Development Coordinator, Mescalero, NM. The Economic Development (“ED”) Coordinator oversees the ED Office and works closely with the President, Vice-President, Council, Chief of Staff, Administrator, and the ED Committee. The ED Coordinator develops and implements ED initiatives, as directed; identifies opportunities for regional ED and the development of small businesses; works to secure funding for ED activities; promotes the Tribe in order to expand ED opportunities; and performs other related duties as directed. For more information please see the job description.

Associate Judge Lay, Mescalero, NM. The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. A full position description is available upon request. This position is open until filled.

Associate Judge Licensed, Mescalero, NM. The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. A full position description is available upon request. This position is open until filled.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Right of Way Specialist, Cloquet, MN.  The Right-of-Way Specialist, located at the Band’s Natural Resource/Tribal Court building, performs all tasks relating to trust and fee right-of-way activities for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. This includes the subjects of deeds, leases, acquisitions, easements, mapping, surveying, legal descriptions, data management, document recording, planning, National Environmental Policy Act (NEP A), land use, zoning, and project management. Please see the job description for more information.

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc (MILS)

Staff Attorney, Southwest Michigan. MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. The ideal applicant will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three to five years relevant experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians. Please see the job description for more information.

Staff Attorney, Traverse City, MI. MILS represents individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula. Please see the job description for more information.

Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor – Division of Indian Affairs

Attorney-Advisor, Washington DC. This position will serve in a critical role as a legal adviser within the Dept of the Interior.  This position also serves as a liaison among the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), and other Offices as necessary, regarding implementation and interpretation of both general probate and AIPRA issues. Please visit the link for more information.

Attorney-Advisor, Branch of Environment and Lands, Washington DC. Provide legal advice and guidance to the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs on fee-to-trust and environmental issues. Application closes January 11, 2019. Please visit the link for more information.

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

Program Director, Program Development and Judicial Engagement, Reno, NV, with an east coast office in Pittsburgh, PA. As a leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide. For an overview of NCJFCJ’s major initiatives, please go to www.ncjfcj.org/about.  Application deadline is January 18, 2019. Visit the link or see the job description for more information.

U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Montana

Tribal Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), MT. The Tribal SAUSA will be responsible for day-to-day project-related activities to ensure that all activities are performed on time and within budget. She/he will also be responsible for communicating with the United States Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement, Tribal Court Administrator, Tribal Judges, communicating with witnesses, communicating with victims, and more. For More information please see the job description.

Nevada Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Reno, NV. Provide a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. In that capacity, act as public defender in a number of tribal jurisdictions and also serve as counsel to the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. Frequent travel to rural Nevada, including overnight stays is required. For more information please see job description.

Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Posts from December 14, 2018.