Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send all of the following information to indigenous@churchc6

In the email body:

A typed brief description of the position which includes

  • Position title
  • Location (city, state)
  • Main duties
  • Closing date
  • Any other pertinent details, such as a link to the application
  • An attached PDF job announcement or link to the position description

Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General

Investigative Analyst. Herndon, VA. Investigative Analyst will: Conduct investigative analysis in support of the initiation, development, and prosecution of criminal, civil, and administrative investigations. Work closely with investigative teams on various projects and cases in a support capacity, accessing various databases and analyzing information. Review investigative complaints, interview complainants, conduct research, and make recommendations on complaint disposition. Prepare a variety of written reports in support of investigative activities. Brief team members and managers on findings. Provide administrative support to the Office of Investigations. Closing date: 1/04/2023.

Yurok Tribe

Legal Interns for Summer 2023. Klamath, CA or Remote. The Yurok Tribe has the largest membership base of all California tribes, and we are dedicated to protecting our natural resources and way of life. As an intern with Yurok Office of the Tribal Attorney (OTA), you will gain experience working directly with Tribal leadership in areas of environmental law, gaming law, policy development, appellate briefing, and more. Law clerks are a part of our community, and they are invited to cultural events and in-the-field experiences throughout their internship. Applications will be accepted starting December 12, 2022, and will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Summer 2023 Internship with Division of Intergovernmental Affairs. Odanah, WI. Desired Class Level(s): 2L, 1L, 0L, Masters, Undergraduate. Duties include research and writing on treaty rights implementation. The topic depends on the legal or policy issues requiring analysis. Examples may include analysis of water diversion application requirements under an interstate compact, drafting testimony to a state legislature on pending legislation, or researching and analyzing changes in state law and their potential impacts on treaty harvesting. If needed, housing will be available. Closing Date: 01/13/2023 by 4:30 PM CST.

Rothstein Donatelli, LLP

Associate Attorney. Santa Fe, NM & Tempe, AZ. The Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tempe, Arizona offices of Rothstein Donatelli, LLP are each seeking a litigation associate for their Indian law practice.  Rothstein Donatelli has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tempe, Arizona. The Indian law practice in Santa Fe specializes in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, water rights, land rights, civil litigation, and transactional matters. Tempe specializes in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian health law, labor and employment law, and transactional matters. Rothstein Donatelli is committed to advancing the sovereign rights of Native American tribes. Open until filled.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney. Hoopa, CA. This position serves in the Office of Tribal Attorney and provides a broad range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Tribal Chairperson, and various tribal departments and entities. Major responsibilities include: developing tribal policies and drafting ordinances, reviewing business contracts and facilitating economic development efforts, representing the Tribe in civil and administrative proceedings, and conducting negotiations with local, state, and federal agencies.  At least four years of experience practicing Federal Indian Law or representing Tribal Governments is required. The position is open until filled.

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Chief Judge. Parker, AZ. The Chief Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Colorado River Indian Tribes pursuant to the Colorado River Indian Tribal Laws, ordinances and regulations, or applicable state laws.  The Chief Judge is responsible for protecting the administrative operations of the Colorado River Indian Tribal court and supervises the Tribal Court and its employees. This position is Open Until Filled.

Berkey Williams LLP

Associate Attorney. Remote or Sacramento, CA. Firm members work across a variety of practice areas, including natural and cultural resource protection, land rights and acquisitions, water rights, ICWA, employment, healthcare, and governance.  Our expertise includes litigation in state, federal and tribal courts; advocacy before administrative and legislative bodies; drafting tribal codes, policies, and ordinances; and providing training for tribal leadership. Closing date Open until filled.

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Associate Attorney. Fort Defiance, AZ. Provides legal guidance and advice involving various areas of law. Reviews, researches, interprets, and prepares both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues. Drafts, reviews, and approves policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, and other legal documents. Writes, develops and recommends company policy. Negotiates, prepares, and manages contracts related to construction projects, purchase power, finance, joint ventures and related utility service agreements.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

General Attorney. Seattle, WA. The incumbent may be asked to serve any of the client agencies within HHS. Attorneys in OGC-Region X (Seattle, WA) provide legal advice and litigation support to the Department in complex matters requiring extensive research and sophisticated analysis of administrative law, judicial decisions, and statutes and regulations. Attorneys must be competent in a wide range of legal skills, including analytical and problem-solving skills, experience preparing legal briefs and/or memoranda, experience in applying statutes, regulations, and policies; and experience providing oral and written advice, and the ability to relate effectively with clients. Open until filled.

New Mexico Legal Aid

Coordinator – Echo Volunteer Attorney Program. Albuquerque, NM. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the VAP Director to expand pro bono services to low-income New Mexicans in rural counties using the Project ECHO model. The coordinator will work with NMLA’s VAP Director and Director of Grants Administration, along with staff from New Mexico’s 13 judicial districts, to determine the areas of greatest need. In collaboration with the VAP team, the coordinator will promote the project and will plan and facilitate Project ECHO sessions. The Statewide Project ECHO Coordinator will meet with judges involved in the Rural Justice Initiative, as well as the pro bono committees from the primarily rural judicial districts. They will work closely with the VAP Director to recruit pro bono attorneys willing to assist in the rural judicial districts. Closing date: December 20, 2022, or until filled.

Paralegal – Staff Attorney – Statewide Intake, Referral and Advise Unit. Flexible location – Any of the (11) NMLA office in New Mexico. Interviewing applicants on legal issues, providing legal information and advice, referrals and brief services. Location:  Albuquerque, New Mexico. Closing date: December 20, 2022, or until filled.

Paralegal – Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and General Practice. Albuquerque, NM. Maintaining client information in a database, conducting intakes, communicating successfully and respectfully with clients by any available verbal or written means, collection of client data, drafting correspondence and preparing other written materials, providing litigation support.  Closing date: December 20, 2022, or until filled.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Legislative Services Attorney. Harbor Springs, MI. The primary function of the Legislative Services Attorney is to serve the Tribal Council and provide legal advice in order to promote and protect Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Self-sufficiency, and Tribal Self-determination. The Legislative Services Attorney shall interact and communicate with Tribal Council and Tribal Council committees, representatives from other tribes, local, state, and federal units of government when necessary; and in some cases, the Tribal citizens, while maintaining effective cooperative relationships. The Legislative Services Attorney will provide representation of Tribal Council; provide advice and analysis of the Tribal Constitution, Tribal Codes, state and federal laws and regulations; negotiate and draft legal, business and State/Tribal documents; and draft Resolutions, Statutes, Certified Motions, policies, procedures, Legislative Directives, Declarations, Special Tributes, agreements, proposals, legal memorandums, Memorandums of Understandings (MOU), Leases and contracts for the Tribe and Tribal Council. Open until filled.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide legal advice and case strategy. This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit). 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 filled.

Principal Attorney. Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government; Review documents, such as service contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participate in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects. This position is open until filled.

Attorney (Litigation Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Legal work related to federal, Navajo Nation, and state court and administrative tribunal representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation Unit or the Office of the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, including legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation for Litigation Unit of the Department of Justice. Review of proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act. Drafting of proposed Navajo Nation legislation, regulations, and policies. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled.

Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government in reviewing documents, such as services contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participates in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects.  This position is open until filled.

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; Assists Attorneys; prepares and presents civil cases in tribal court and administrative bodies; confers and provides guidance, and prepares advisory opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, 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.

Senior Attorney (Tax and Finance Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Respond to Requests for Services and other legal inquiries from clients, particularly in the area of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and federal Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF). Perform legal research and provide legal advice orally and in writing.  Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; as well as advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects. Participate in Legislative Branch and Executive Branch meetings, including Standing Committee meetings and Council Sessions, regarding approval of FRF expenditure plans and the planning and implementation of FRF programs and projects, in order to respond to legal questions pertaining ARPA and the use of FRF.  This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Provides legal direction to other attorneys and advocates in providing complex legal representation of Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments, and Programs regarding a wide range of legal issues. Some legal issues may include statutory and regulatory review, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work, research; presents cases in court and performs related duties as required; confers with, gives advice to and prepares opinions for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; drafts legal and judicial processes; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; conducts interviews on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents. Advises clients and members of the various oversight committees of the Navajo Nation Council, as is required, on legal questions. Provides opinions on Navajo Nation law and policies and/or legislations/resolutions that may impact the Navajo Nation. Assist in routine operation of the Department of Justice. This position is open until filled.

Legal Secretary (Water Rights Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Under the direction of the Administrative Legal Secretary and the Assistant Attorney General, provides general office support by greeting clients, answering telephone calls, and screening and routing calls, requests and visitors to Unit staff. Records messages accurately left by clients, callers, visitors, etc. Understands and utilizes software and technology necessary to perform duties, i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Operates a variety of office equipment, including transcribing machines, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, scanners, binding machines, printers, paper shredders and other types of equipment as technology changes. Schedules meetings, conferences, conference calls and other types of appointments. Prepares agendas and meeting materials. Prepares and assists in the preparation of notices, petitions, pleadings, complaints, briefs, summons, orders, affidavits and other legal forms and documents. Transcribes hearings, depositions, and minutes for use by attorneys. Develops and maintains case files for the Water Rights Unit. Prepares and/or assists with travel arrangements and required and related travel documents for Unit staff. Assists with administrative duties of other NNDOJ Units when assigned. Participates in general building maintenance in partnership with other NNDOJ Units. This position is open until December 01, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor. Kayenta, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position is open until filled.

Senior Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM. Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code and present major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts. 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; collaborates with law enforcement agencies; and negotiates settlement with opposing parties. This position is open until filled.

Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  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 is open until filled.

Investigator, Window Rock, AZ. 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 protentional 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. Have the ability to communicate verbally and in written form precisely. Prepare reports, legal pleadings criminal complaints, case chronologies, witness testimonies, and maintains statistics. Collects data, prepares sketches and/or diagrams of investigation crime scene, completes video taping, takes photographs, and recordings; recreate crime scenes, and preserve evidence. This position is open until December 20, 2022 by 5p.m.

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Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send all of the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

In the email body:

  • A typed brief description of the position which includes:
  • Position title
  • Location (city, state)
  • Main duties
  • Closing date
  • Any other pertinent details, such as a link to the application
  • An attached PDF job announcement or link to the position description

The Office of the Solicitor, Northeast Region, Twin Cities

Summer 2023 Law Clerk/Internship. Bloomington, MN. Desired Class Level(s): 1L, 2L. Duties include: (1) Drafting legal memoranda and litigation reports. (2) Drafting title opinions for land acquisition. (3) Participating in conference calls and strategy sessions with client agencies and the Department of Justice. In our regional legal office, our primary clients are the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The full-time schedule is flexible and remote work may be necessary due to the pandemic. Closing date: January 6, 2023. 

Native American Unit, Northwest Justice Project

Outreach Worker. Seattle, WA or another NJP office location by agreement. Primary duties are to conduct outreach to Native American communities, including tribal courts, tribal social services departments, and other tribal entities, as well as organizations serving urban Native American communities. Open until filled.

The Gaming Enterprise Board of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

RFP – Legal Services. The engagement will continue through the year ending September 30, 2023, with an option for the Board to extend the contract for up to two (2) additional years. The selected contractor must have tribal governmental and gaming experience. Some travel to the vicinity of Seminole, Oklahoma may be required. Obtaining a license to practice law within the Seminole Nation Tribal Court shall be required. Also, the selected respondent shall be subject to the Seminole Nation Gaming Agency licensing requirements. Interested parties must submit written proposals on or before the close of business on December 30, 2022. 

United States District Court Western District of Washington

Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge John H. Chun. Seattle, WA. Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. They conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist in the development of a judicial extern program. Open until filled.

United States District Court Western District of Washington

Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Tana Lin. Seattle, WA. Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks will also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist in the development of a judicial extern program. Law Clerks are responsible for administrative duties in chambers, assist in running chambers, and assist in oversight for externs. Open until filled.

University of North Dakota

NAGPRA Compliance Liaison. Grand Forks, ND. The NAGPRA Compliance Liaison coordinates compliance, consultations, repatriations and other activities associated with ensuring UND’s compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The Liaison coordinates the disposition and repatriation of culturally identifiable and unidentifiable ancestors and objects, establishes and maintains relationships with tribal communities, and serves as institutional point of contact for all NAGPRA inquiries and reports. Closing date: 12/14/2022.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Chief Justice. Fulton, MI. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks a Chief Justice for the Tribal Court to be appointed for an approximate term of four (4) years (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2026).  This is a part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The position does require flexible hours as required to address requests for warrants and hearings requiring emergency or expedited consideration. Deadline to apply: 12/08/2022 by 5:00pm.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

RFP – Assessment of Department of Finance. Dowagiac, MI. More information can be found within the linked PDF. Closing time for receipt: December 30th, 2022.

Wilton Rancheria

Appellate Panel Vacancy. Elk Grove, CA. In addition to reviewing the decisions of the Tribal Court, Appellate Panel Judges have an advisory role in development and improvement of court procedure. Judges are expected to attend regular court development meetings. Submissions must be received by December 15, 2022.

ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Senior Attorney. Washington, D.C. As part of the Commission’s Training and Technical Assistance Unit, the Senior Attorney will plan, develop, and host national and regional, multi-day, in-person and virtual continuing legal education programs for attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking violence. This position will entail high level substantive legal work, and conduct in-depth and complex legal writing and research, manage and support Commission projects, direct educational activities, and provide technical assistance to attorneys across the country. The Senior Attorney will also engage in grant development and fundraising. Open until filled.

Ute Mountain Ute Court of Indian Offences

Magistrate Judge. Towaoc CO. The Magistrate contributes to the mission of this office by assisting in the administration of judicial services within the Southwest Region’s Court of Indian Offenses. Prior experience as a judge is recommended, but not required. Indian preference will be given to qualified candidates. Applications close 1/30/23.

The Office of Inspector General

Attorney Advisor. Location negotiable. OIG is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in the Advice Branch. The Attorney Advisor will be responsible for providing legal advice to OIG related to HHS programs, with an emphasis on OIG’s oversight of the Indian Health Service and the Department’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (P.L. No. 117-58) and procurement and fiscal law. This is a permanent, full-time position. The position will be either be an Associate Counsel (GS-13) or Senior Counsel (GS14), depending on the attorney’s level of experience. This position has promotion potential to the GS-15 level. Closing date: 12/09/2022.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney. Hoopa, CA.  This position serves in the Office of Tribal Attorney and provides a broad range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Tribal Chairperson, and various tribal departments and entities.  Major responsibilities include: developing tribal policies and drafting ordinances, reviewing business contracts and facilitating economic development efforts, representing the Tribe in civil and administrative proceedings, and conducting negotiations with local, state, and federal agencies.  At least four years of experience practicing Federal Indian Law or representing Tribal Governments is required. The position is open until filled. 

Yakama Nation Public Defender Office

Attorney. Toppenish, WA. The employee serves as attorney for the Yakama Nation Public Defender-Legal Aid Services Program and is responsible for providing quality professional legal representation and advice to tribal member clients in Tribal, Municipal, State and Federal Court systems or administrative agencies as assigned by the Lead Attorney-Program Manager. 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. Services include legal research, evaluation of potential cases, analyzes and preparation of accepted cases, motions, hearings, trials and appeals. The attorney may be appointed by the courts as a Guardian Ad Litem in custody matters.

Mohegan Tribe

Health and Welfare Executive Officer. Uncansville, Connecticut. The Health and Welfare Executive Officer of the Mohegan Tribe will handle the overall administration and operation of the Tribal Member Services Department (TMS). This role is responsible for improving the overall well-being for the Mohegan Tribal Community, employees, and visitors to the reservation. The Health and Welfare Officer will set overall strategic direction of the department and will implement short and long-range goals and objectives. They will promote delivery of integrated services to meet the health and welfare needs of tribal members and their families. Position is opened until filled.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Legislative Services Attorney. Harbor Springs, MI. The primary function of the Legislative Services Attorney is to serve the Tribal Council and provide legal advice in order to promote and protect Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Self-sufficiency, and Tribal Self-determination. The Legislative Services Attorney shall interact and communicate with Tribal Council and Tribal Council committees, representatives from other tribes, local, state, and federal units of government when necessary; and in some cases, the Tribal citizens, while maintaining effective cooperative relationships. The Legislative Services Attorney will provide representation of Tribal Council; provide advice and analysis of the Tribal Constitution, Tribal Codes, state and federal laws and regulations; negotiate and draft legal, business and State/Tribal documents; and draft Resolutions, Statutes, Certified Motions, policies, procedures, Legislative Directives, Declarations, Special Tributes, agreements, proposals, legal memorandums, Memorandums of Understandings (MOU), Leases and contracts for the Tribe and Tribal Council. Open until filled.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide legal advice and case strategy. This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit). 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 filled.

Principal Attorney. Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government; Review documents, such as service contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participate in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects. This position is open until filled.

Attorney (Litigation Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Legal work related to federal, Navajo Nation, and state court and administrative tribunal representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation Unit or the Office of the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, including legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation for Litigation Unit of the Department of Justice. Review of proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act. Drafting of proposed Navajo Nation legislation, regulations, and policies. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled.

Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government in reviewing documents, such as services contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participates in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects.  This position is open until filled.

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; Assists Attorneys; prepares and presents civil cases in tribal court and administrative bodies; confers and provides guidance, and prepares advisory opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, 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.

Senior Attorney (Tax and Finance Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Respond to Requests for Services and other legal inquiries from clients, particularly in the area of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and federal Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF). Perform legal research and provide legal advice orally and in writing.  Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; as well as advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects. Participate in Legislative Branch and Executive Branch meetings, including Standing Committee meetings and Council Sessions, regarding approval of FRF expenditure plans and the planning and implementation of FRF programs and projects, in order to respond to legal questions pertaining ARPA and the use of FRF.  This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Provides legal direction to other attorneys and advocates in providing complex legal representation of Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments, and Programs regarding a wide range of legal issues. Some legal issues may include statutory and regulatory review, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work, research; presents cases in court and performs related duties as required; confers with, gives advice to and prepares opinions for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; drafts legal and judicial processes; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; conducts interviews on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents. Advises clients and members of the various oversight committees of the Navajo Nation Council, as is required, on legal questions. Provides opinions on Navajo Nation law and policies and/or legislations/resolutions that may impact the Navajo Nation. Assist in routine operation of the Department of Justice. This position is open until filled.

Legal Secretary (Water Rights Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Under the direction of the Administrative Legal Secretary and the Assistant Attorney General, provides general office support by greeting clients, answering telephone calls, and screening and routing calls, requests and visitors to Unit staff. Records messages accurately left by clients, callers, visitors, etc. Understands and utilizes software and technology necessary to perform duties, i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Operates a variety of office equipment, including transcribing machines, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, scanners, binding machines, printers, paper shredders and other types of equipment as technology changes. Schedules meetings, conferences, conference calls and other types of appointments. Prepares agendas and meeting materials. Prepares and assists in the preparation of notices, petitions, pleadings, complaints, briefs, summons, orders, affidavits and other legal forms and documents. Transcribes hearings, depositions, and minutes for use by attorneys. Develops and maintains case files for the Water Rights Unit. Prepares and/or assists with travel arrangements and required and related travel documents for Unit staff. Assists with administrative duties of other NNDOJ Units when assigned. Participates in general building maintenance in partnership with other NNDOJ Units. This position is open until December 01, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor. Kayenta, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position is open until filled.

Senior Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM. Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code and present major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts. 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; collaborates with law enforcement agencies; and negotiates settlement with opposing parties. This position is open until filled.

Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  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 is open until filled.

Investigator, Window Rock, AZ. 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 protentional 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. Have the ability to communicate verbally and in written form precisely. Prepare reports, legal pleadings criminal complaints, case chronologies, witness testimonies, and maintains statistics. Collects data, prepares sketches and/or diagrams of investigation crime scene, completes video taping, takes photographs, and recordings; recreate crime scenes, and preserve evidence. This position is open until December 20, 2022 by 5p.m.

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Big Fire Law & Policy Group

2023 Summer Associate. Omaha, NE, Winnebago, NE, or Washington D.C.  Summer Associates with work in their desired practice group, with an opportunity to work in another practice group during the summer to gain varied experience. Summer Associates will work directly with a Partner to gain real-life experience in the legal profession and have an opportunity to participate in meetings and draft legal documents. Summer Associates will have the opportunity to work on cases and business transactions in tribal, federal, and state venues across the country. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023.

The U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Law Clerks to a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Seattle, WA. Law Clerks work closely with the judge on civil litigation that is before the Court via consent or referral, civil rights and habeas corpus prisoner litigation, Social Security appeals, and some work on criminal cases. Law Clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders and will be involved in courtroom proceedings. Law Clerks are responsible for administrative responsibilities in chambers and provide oversight for the chambers extern program. Open until filled; interviews will begin immediately.

Mohegan Tribal Member Services

Health and Welfare Executive Officer. Uncansville, Connecticut. The Health and Welfare Executive Officer of the Mohegan Tribe will handle the overall administration and operation of the Tribal Member Services Department (TMS). This role is responsible for improving the overall well-being for the Mohegan Tribal Community, employees, and visitors to the reservation. The Health and Welfare Officer will set overall strategic direction of the department and will implement short and long-range goals and objectives. They will promote delivery of integrated services to meet the health and welfare needs of tribal members and their families. Please contact Adam.Floyd@KornFerry.com for all inquiries. Position is opened until filled.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Chief Judge. Auburn, WA. The Chief Judge will supervise, assign court calendars or cases, and evaluate Associate Judges, hear court cases at the Muckleshoot Tribal Court, using the Tribe’s applicable Codes and Ordinances, adjudicating matters and entering decisions on the record and/or in writing. Assist the Tribal Court staff with suggestions on how to improve the functions of the Tribal Court. Engage in tribal or community events on behalf of the Tribal Court with the goal of building relationships. Abide by all applicable Tribal codes in addition to WA State Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs). Open until filled.

Federal Public Defender – District of New Mexico

Research and Writing Attorney. Las Cruces, NM. The Research and Writing Attorney is an attorney position that provides advanced research and writing services to staff attorneys on trial and appellate cases, performs computer assisted legal research, aids in the development of legal strategies, writes briefs, motions, petitions for certiorari, and legal memoranda for review by the Defender and staff attorneys. General duties include examining, analyzing, and researching records and issues, performing legal research and preparing legal documents, assisting Assistant Federal Defender staff with all aspects of case preparation, maintaining the library, training, continuing legal education and supervision of legal interns as appropriate. The Research and Writing Attorney does not ordinarily make court appearances but can sign briefs with the trial attorney if admitted to the 10th Circuit. Applications must be received by January 18, 2023.

Rothstein Donatelli, LLP

Associate Attorney. Santa Fe, NM & Tempe, AZ. The Indian law practice in Santa Fe specializes in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, water rights, land rights, civil litigation, and transactional matters. Tempe specializes in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian health law, labor and employment law, and transactional matters.  Rothstein Donatelli is committed to advancing the sovereign rights of Native American tribes. Open until filled.

Kadiak LLC

Operations Assistant. Anchorage, AK. Duties include: Maintain a professional and efficient office environment; provides excellent customer service while promoting good public relations by providing information and assistance; provide monthly reports to the customer; review invoices for accuracy; maintain consistent communication and outreach with Tribes and tribal entities; coordinate rural travel logistics for team members; maintain records and documents related to the contract; responsible for word processing including but not limited to preparation of correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets; responsible for maintaining master calendars; responsible for organization and management of the Tribal Courts Project documents; responsible for assisting in preparation of training manuals and documents, and assisting in design of each training module; review and recommend changes to documents; occasional travel to rural communities to assist in tribal court assessment document gathering when necessary; maintain master contacts list and various event mailing lists; responsible for reviewing correspondence, reports, manuals, spreadsheets and other business documents; maintain form documents and templates; complete expense reports; interface with customers from time to time.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Judge. Sells, AZ. Will have the duties and powers of the office in accordance with Article VIII of the Constitution of the Tohono O’odham Nation, including but not limited to (1) Hearing and determining, when assigned by the chief judge or the deputy chief judge, any matter arising under the laws and Constitution of the Tohono O’odham Nation and entering an order or judgment in favor of a party and (2) Presiding over criminal cases, including jury or bench trials. Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Associate Staff Attorney. Fulton, MI. The Associate Staff Attorney position is an entry level Staff Attorney position in the Legal Department. Under the direction of the Chief Legal Officer and the Tribal Council, the Staff Attorney provides legal advice to the Tribal Council and various programs being operated under the authority of the Tribal Council. Represents the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in court actions in Tribal, State and Federal court proceedings. Reviews and prepares legal documents, advises client constituents within the Tribal government as to legal rights, and practices other phases of law by performing the following duties. Application Deadline: 11/28/2022 at 9:30 AM.

USAO Western District of Michigan

Criminal Division Assistant United States Attorney. Marquette, MI. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently seeking applications from experienced litigators to fill an AUSA position handling criminal cases in its Marquette Office. The AUSA will work with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute a variety of federal offenses, including crimes occurring on property owned by, or held in trust for, Native American Tribes, white-collar fraud, crimes involving firearms and explosives, and drug-trafficking offenses. The AUSA in this position may also serve as the Office’s Tribal Liaison, providing leadership and coordination in connection with legal issues affecting tribes in the District. Depending on the experience of the successful applicant, there may be an initial period of training in the Grand Rapids office prior to assignment to Marquette. Application Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Attorney. Pendleton, OR. The CTUIR is a federally-recognized Indian tribe with broad treaty-reserved rights.  Office of Legal Counsel attorneys provide a wide range of legal services to all departments and programs of the CTUIR Tribal Government, including legal research and advising, negotiating and drafting agreements, policies, and legislation, and litigating in tribal, state, and federal courts to protect the CTUIR’s rights and interests. Open until filled.

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies. Assistant Professor (Position #0082227, Epidemiology). Honolulu, HI. Main duties include the following: Teach online and in-person courses in topics related to epidemiology and other public health topics to undergraduate and graduate public health students and other health professionals, conduct and maintain a program of research on topics related to epidemiology as evidenced by extramural grants, publications, and scholarly activities and products, plan and establish new courses and programs, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate public health students, participate in student recruitment and retention efforts, serve on departmental and university committees, provide service to professional and community stakeholders as relevant to the individual’s academic specialty Perform other related tasks as assigned. Continuous recruitment until filled.  Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies. Assistant Professor (Position #0083002, Epidemiology/Data Science with a focus on sustainability, Indigenous, and environmental health). Honolulu, HI. Main duties include the following: Teach online and in-person courses in introductory and advanced biostatistics and quantitative methods courses and other public health topics to undergraduate and graduate  public health students and other health professionals, conduct and maintain a program of research on topics related to biostatistics and data science with a focus on sustainability, Indigenous, and environmental health as evidenced by extramural grants, publications, and scholarly activities and products, plan and establish new courses and programs, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate public health students, participate in student recruitment and retention efforts, serve on departmental and university committees, provide service to professional and community stakeholders as relevant to the individual’s academic specialty, perform other related tasks as assigned. Continuous recruitment until filled.  Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies. Assistant Professor (Position #0082302, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health). Honolulu, HI. Main duties include the following: Teach online and in-person courses in topics related to Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and other public health topics to undergraduate and graduate public health students and other health professionals, conduct and maintain a program of research on topics related to Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health as evidenced by extramural grants, publications, and scholarly activities and products, plan and establish new courses and programs, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate public health students, participate in student recruitment and retention efforts, serve on departmental and university committees, provide service to professional and community stakeholders as relevant to the individual’s academic specialty, perform other related tasks as assigned. Continuous recruitment until filled.  Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney.  Hoopa, CA.  This position serves in the Office of Tribal Attorney and provides a broad range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Tribal Chairperson, and various tribal departments and entities.  Major responsibilities include: developing tribal policies and drafting ordinances, reviewing business contracts and facilitating economic development efforts, representing the Tribe in civil and administrative proceedings, and conducting negotiations with local, state, and federal agencies.  At least four years of experience practicing Federal Indian Law or representing Tribal Governments is required. The position is open until filled. 

American Indian Law Center

Manager of Administration. Albuquerque, NM. American Indian Law Center (AILC) is seeking a high energy and highly organized hands-on Manager of Administration to perform and orchestrate our organization’s front office in support of our mission. Duties include from the simple to the complex. We are seeking an individual to be a strategic and collaborative partner with the Management Team. We need a person who instills professional calm and competence to our valued students and the public. Results and services of position can impact the short-term direction, operations and/or financial status of the organization. Decisions made have a major impact on compliance, resources, and service as well as may impact public image. Ensures alignment of operations with the policies and guidelines, and relevant contracts and funding sources. Open until filled.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana

2023 Summer Legal Intern. Missoula, MT. As Legal Intern, you will join a legal team and staff committed to defending Montanans’ civil rights from government abuse and overreach. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation matters and will work alongside the attorneys to address current civil rights issues in the state of Montana. We will begin reviewing applications November 30, 2022.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Legislative Services Attorney. Harbor Springs, MI. The primary function of the Legislative Services Attorney is to serve the Tribal Council and provide legal advice in order to promote and protect Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Self-sufficiency, and Tribal Self-determination. The Legislative Services Attorney shall interact and communicate with Tribal Council and Tribal Council committees, representatives from other tribes, local, state, and federal units of government when necessary; and in some cases, the Tribal citizens, while maintaining effective cooperative relationships. The Legislative Services Attorney will provide representation of Tribal Council; provide advice and analysis of the Tribal Constitution, Tribal Codes, state and federal laws and regulations; negotiate and draft legal, business and State/Tribal documents; and draft Resolutions, Statutes, Certified Motions, policies, procedures, Legislative Directives, Declarations, Special Tributes, agreements, proposals, legal memorandums, Memorandums of Understandings (MOU), Leases and contracts for the Tribe and Tribal Council. Open until filled.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide legal advice and case strategy. This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit). 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 filled.

Principal Attorney. Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government; Review documents, such as service contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participate in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects. This position is open until filled.

Attorney (Litigation Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Legal work related to federal, Navajo Nation, and state court and administrative tribunal representation of the Navajo Nation Government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation Unit or the Office of the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, including legal research, pleading drafting, and settlement negotiation for Litigation Unit of the Department of Justice. Review of proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act. Drafting of proposed Navajo Nation legislation, regulations, and policies. Other duties as assigned.  This position is open until filled.

Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, represents the Navajo Nation government in reviewing documents, such as services contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participates in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; and advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects.  This position is open until filled.

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; Assists Attorneys; prepares and presents civil cases in tribal court and administrative bodies; confers and provides guidance, and prepares advisory opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, 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.

Senior Attorney (Tax and Finance Unit). Window Rock, AZ.  Respond to Requests for Services and other legal inquiries from clients, particularly in the area of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and federal Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF). Perform legal research and provide legal advice orally and in writing.  Legal advice and services will include: conducting initial eligibility determination reviews on proposed FRF expenditure plans; interpreting federal, state, and Navajo laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; as well as advising on legal compliance in the implementation of FRF programs and projects. Participate in Legislative Branch and Executive Branch meetings, including Standing Committee meetings and Council Sessions, regarding approval of FRF expenditure plans and the planning and implementation of FRF programs and projects, in order to respond to legal questions pertaining ARPA and the use of FRF.  This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Provides legal direction to other attorneys and advocates in providing complex legal representation of Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments, and Programs regarding a wide range of legal issues. Some legal issues may include statutory and regulatory review, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work, research; presents cases in court and performs related duties as required; confers with, gives advice to and prepares opinions for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; drafts legal and judicial processes; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, mortgages, leases, permits and related documents; conducts interviews on a variety of legal matters; conducts legal research, prepares briefs, pleadings and other legal documents. Advises clients and members of the various oversight committees of the Navajo Nation Council, as is required, on legal questions. Provides opinions on Navajo Nation law and policies and/or legislations/resolutions that may impact the Navajo Nation. Assist in routine operation of the Department of Justice. This position is open until filled.

Legal Secretary (Water Rights Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Under the direction of the Administrative Legal Secretary and the Assistant Attorney General, provides general office support by greeting clients, answering telephone calls, and screening and routing calls, requests and visitors to Unit staff. Records messages accurately left by clients, callers, visitors, etc. Understands and utilizes software and technology necessary to perform duties, i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Operates a variety of office equipment, including transcribing machines, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, scanners, binding machines, printers, paper shredders and other types of equipment as technology changes. Schedules meetings, conferences, conference calls and other types of appointments. Prepares agendas and meeting materials. Prepares and assists in the preparation of notices, petitions, pleadings, complaints, briefs, summons, orders, affidavits and other legal forms and documents. Transcribes hearings, depositions, and minutes for use by attorneys. Develops and maintains case files for the Water Rights Unit. Prepares and/or assists with travel arrangements and required and related travel documents for Unit staff. Assists with administrative duties of other NNDOJ Units when assigned. Participates in general building maintenance in partnership with other NNDOJ Units. This position is open until December 01, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor. Kayenta, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position is open until filled.

Senior Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM. Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code and present major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts. 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; collaborates with law enforcement agencies; and negotiates settlement with opposing parties. This position is open until filled.

Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  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 is open until filled.

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  • A typed brief description of the position which includes:
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    • Closing date 
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U.S. Attorney’s Office – Western District of Michigan

Assistant United States Attorney. Marquette, MI. The AUSA will handle criminal cases and will work with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute a variety of federal offenses. The AUSA will have a caseload of crimes occurring on property owned by, or held in trust for, Native American Tribes. The AUSA may also prosecute a variety of other offenses, including white-collar fraud, crimes involving firearms and explosives, and drug-trafficking offenses. Applications close August 31, 2022.

Squaxin Island Legal

Legal Director. Shelton/Olympia, WA. Supports organizational policies, procedures, and goals. Responsible for budgets including development, tracking, accuracy and compliance for the department. Responsible for following budget process including deadlines and adherence to schedule and direction from Tribal Council, Budget Committee, Tribal Administrator and Comptroller. Provide Travel reports, and annual reports for the department. Participate in Director’s meetings, public meetings and team assignments as requested. Communicate with employees regarding their performance, training opportunities and career development. The application will remain open until filled.

Ziontz Chestnut

Entry-level Associate Attorney Fall 2023. Seattle, WA. The duties include assisting our experienced attorneys on current legal matters including, but not limited to, legal research and writing, litigation, regulatory/administrative and transactional matters. Applications close September 30, 2022.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rodney B. Lewis Resident – American Indian Law and Policy. Washington, DC. The key responsibilities of the position include monitoring Congressional legislative activity, political activity, regulatory developments, industry trends and media that impact clients; attending and summarizing Congressional hearings; conduct extensive, time-sensitive research and package findings; research, draft and prepare presentations and reports on select legislative and regulatory issues; and assisting with client meetings, schedules, and projects, including tracking industry events and conferences. This position is open until filled.

Earth Justice

Summer 2023 Clerk Summer 2023. Chicago, IL. Earth Justice fights proposed mines and pipeline projects that threaten the fishing and hunting rights of tribal communities and endanger the region’s treasures, including the Great Lakes and the pristine Boundary Waters. They work with communities impacted by contaminated air, drinking water, waterways, and soil to fight for environmental justice and to develop safer and cleaner neighborhoods in which to live. They are developing work that will promote healthier, more sustainable agriculture and combat climate change. Applications close September 23, 2022.

Spring 2023 Science Externship. Remote. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program is seeking an undergraduate student in their senior year or a graduate student for one part-time science externship during spring 2023. The student must be eligible to receive course credit through their school or fulfill a graduation requirement for this role. Applications close September 11, 2022.

Spring 2023 Legal Externship. Remote. Various Earthjustice teams are seeking 2L and 3Ls for part- and full-time Spring 2023 (January – May) legal externships. We are seeking those who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment, and who can receive course credit from their law school or fulfill a graduation requirement for their work with Earthjustice. Applications close September 11, 2022.

Hobbs Straus

2023 Summer Law Clerk. Washington DC. Summer internship opportunity to work under the supervision of attorneys on Indian law matters. Applications close September 30, 2022.

Anishinabe Legal Services

Staff Attorney. Cass Lake, MN. Anishinabe Legal Services is looking to hire an 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. Applications close September 30, 2022.

Native American Rights Fund

Project Coordinator. Boulder, CO. The Project Coordinator fulfills a range of administrative and support duties for The Implementation Project. Open until filled with interviews beginning early September.

Summer 2023 Law Clerk. Anchorage, AK. Job duties include assisting NARF attorneys by conducting legal research, drafting legal memorandums, drafting case filings, citation verification, proofreading, assisting in case management, working on special legal projects, and any other legal tasks as requested. Applications close September 9, 2022.

Summer 2023 Law Clerk. Boulder, CO. Job duties include assisting NARF attorneys by conducting legal research, drafting legal memorandums, drafting case filings, citation verification, proofreading, assisting in case management, working on special legal projects, and any other legal tasks as requested. Applications close September 9, 2022.

Summer 2023 Law Clerk. Washington, D.C. Job duties include assisting NARF attorneys by conducting legal research, drafting legal memorandums, drafting case filings, citation verification, proofreading, assisting in case management, working on special legal projects, and any other legal tasks as requested. Applications close September 9, 2022.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Legal Assistant. Portland, OR. The legal assistant will file legal documents; maintain knowledge of electronic court filing procedures; create, edit, and compile large, complex, heavily formatted documents; prepare and proofread pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents; prepare attorney and client meeting materials; open new client matters; maintain client and general files; provide overflow and absence coverage assistance for other offices and attorneys; prepare expense reports, reconcile accounts, and enter attorney time; schedule hearings and other client and firm meetings; order supplies, answer phones, travel arrangements, CLE and Bar license compliance, check requests, client bills and other administrative tasks as assigned. Applications will close when position is filled.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Judicial Hearing Officer, Shiprock Judicial District. Shiprock, N.M. Under supervision of the Chief Justice, exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Álchíní Bi Beehaz’áannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdiction of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. The JHO will engage in legal research and writing in child welfare, domestic abuse, temporary minor or adult guardianship, child custody and other family matters. One Year Grant Funded with Benefits. 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. This position is open until filled.

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. 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. 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.  This position is open until filled. 

Lippes Mathias LLP

Indian Law Associate Attorney. Buffalo, NY. The attorney will work with clients to design effective legal strategies, defend tribal rights and formulate innovative approaches to transactional issues. A few of our areas of focus include cannabis, gaming, Indian lands, sovereignty issues and taxation. Applications will close September 15, 2022.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Paralegal. Portland, Oregon.  Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm that specializes in Federal Indian Law, seeks an experienced Paralegal to work out of our Portland, OR office.  This position is open until filled. 

United States District Court – Western District of Washington

U.S. Magistrate Judge. Tacoma, WA. Conduct most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases. Issue search and seizure warrants. Conduct trials and sentencing hearings in misdemeanor cases. Preside over civil matters upon referral from a United States District Judge. Conduct settlement conferences. Preside over civil cases upon consent of the parties. Applications close September 15, 2022.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor/Assistant Tribal Attorney. Baraga, MI. Assist the Tribal Attorney and perform general in-house duties for the Tribal Council as directed. Application process is open until filled.

Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP

Tribal Government Attorney. Omaha, NE.  Work on cases in a variety of areas including representation in tribal governments in tribal, federal, and state courts, before federal and state legislative bodies and agencies, including drafting ordinances, regulations and policies, negotiation, and review of contracts, working on fee to trust matters, and addressing tribal law and order issues.

Finance and Business Transactional Attorney. Omaha, NE. Work on cases in a variety of areas including representation in tribal governments in tribal, federal, or state courts, before federal and state legislative bodies or regulatory agencies, financing, refinancing, small business acquisitions, and tax matters, including experience with tax credit financing.

Tribal Corporate Attorney. Omaha, NE. Work on projects in a variety of areas including representation in tribal governments, tribal corporations and tribal gaming entities in a variety of matters including employment law, construction law, contracts, real property transactions, taxation matters, and SBA government contracting matters.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Staff Attorney II – Commerce Legal. Durant, OK. Responsible for negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching, and executing a wide variety of agreements for business and internal support units. Offer sound legal advice and counsel to Senior Director of Legal and internal clients on strategies, actions, and decisions related to all such transactions and legal matters. Applications will close September 7, 2022.

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Deputy General Counsel. Temecula, CA. Provides legal opinions and assistance to the Tribal Council, all departments of the Pechanga Tribal Government, Gaming Commission and Pechanga Development Corporation; oversee work of outside counsel; and limited service to tribal members in matters relating to tribal status. Provides a broad range of legal services in all aspects of American Indian law. This position is open until filled. 

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Programs Project Coordinator. Portland, OR. The project coordinator for programs at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to the program department and program staff as well as to the events and training team. Applications close September 2, 2022.

Tlingit & Haida

Child Welfare Attorney. Juneau, AK. The Child Welfare Attorney will provide civil legal representation to Tlingit & Haida on child welfare cases and issues. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to advise the Tribal Family & Youth Services (TFYS) department staff regarding the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and other State and Federal legislation that impact Tribal families. Applications close August 22, 2022.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians

RFP. Seeking proposals from qualified individuals and legal entities interested in providing legal services to represent individuals seeking to participate in or admitted to the Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Family Healing to Wellness Court, Noojimo’wiigamig Inaawanidiwag (Healing Journey). Closing date: August 22, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. (central).

Puyallup Tribe Of Indians

Tribal Court Judicial Law Clerk. Tacoma, WA. Under the general direction of the Chief Judge, this position is responsible for researching and analyzing intricate, complex and sensitive legal issues and questions for the Tribal Court Judges. Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Realty Specialist – Fee to Trust. Tacoma, WA. Primarily responsible for overseeing coordinating the Fee to trust process. Maintains file systems, works with title companies, land surveyors, environmental consultants to help prepare federal requirements for the timely processing of fee property to trust status. Works as part of a team to facilitate fee to trust conversions with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and related agencies involved in the Trust Process. Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Nevada Legal Services

Staff Attorney – Indian Law Project. Reno/Northern NV. The Indian Law Project provides a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. Project attorneys assist tribal governments in ICWA matters as well as act as public defender in a number of tribal jurisdictions.  Attorneys also serve individual tribal members in a wide variety of legal matters Including eviction defense, estate planning, dependency representation and economic development activities. Applications close August 22, 2022.

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Tribal Court Staff Attorney. Webster, WI. Position is responsible to assist the Tribal Court with legal research, drafting of opinions, collaborating with the Office of General Counsel on projects, code writing/revision, and will assist with the daily Tribal Court operations. Closing date – Until filled.

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

Assistant Federal Defender. Bismarck, ND. Responsible for preparing briefs, motions, and petitions for rehearing or certiorari in the United States District Courts for the Districts of North Dakota and South Dakota and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The applicant will present oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals and may handle post-conviction matters in the district court subject to the needs of the office. Provides research and writing assistance to other Assistant Defenders representing clients at the district court level. Applications close August 26, 2022.

Stanford University

Associate Director of Native American Studies. Stanford, CA. Help build student community within the major and minor, foster student engagement with its intellectual concerns, forge connections with scholars across the University as well as nationally and internationally, and build relationships with members of the community, including alumni. The AD’s time will be focused in several areas: approximately 65% spent teaching (4 courses per academic year); 20% devoted to program development; and 15% to academic administration, student advising, and general administration. Closing Date: August 22, 2022.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-House Counsel. Pine Ridge, SD. The In-House Legal Counsel to the Chief of Staff will perform all the duties as set forth in Ordinance 18-18 and is subject to the provisions set forth in Ordinance No. 18-18.  The In-House Legal Counsel to the Chief of Staff shall provide legal counsel to the Chief of Staff and shall represent the Tribe in legal proceedings, as assigned.  The position shall be directly responsible to and under the supervision of the Chief of Staff as set forth in Ordinance 18-18.  The position is a political appointment and served at-will, with a term limit of two years with the possibility of reappointment. Closing date is open until filled.

RFP. Seeking proposals from qualified individuals and legal entities interested in providing Special Counsel Legal Services. Closing date: December 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. MST.

Swinomish Tribal Court

Chief Judge/Court Administrator. LaConner, WA. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer for all civil and criminal proceedings. The judge sits on the tribe’s adult Healing to Wellness Court. As court administrator the judge leads tribal court operations and program development. The position will be open until filled.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Staff Attorney. Fulton, MI. Attend meetings of the Tribal Council, Committees, regulatory board/commissions and Membership meetings. Researches and drafts resolutions, Tribal laws, regulations, and policies for Tribal Council approval. Provides timely legal advice/counsel to, and draft legal opinions for, the Tribal Council and other subdivisions and instrumentalities of the Tribal government on a broad range of legal issues. Prepares legal memoranda and conducts legal research as directed. Develops and implements policies and procedures.  Represents NHBP in Tribal court, and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. Applications due August 24, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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. Present child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals. Participate in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; provide legal advice and case strategy. This position is open until filled.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit). Window Rock, AZ. 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. Works closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources. 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 filled.

Principal Attorney. Window Rock, AZ. Represents the Navajo Nation government; Review documents, such as service contracts, sub-recipient and grant agreements, legislation, proposed policies, etc., for legal sufficiency. Participate in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. This position is open until filled.

Senior Attorney, (Tax and Finance Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Respond to Requests for Services and other legal inquiries from clients, particularly in the area of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and federal Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF). Perform legal research and provide legal advice orally and in writing. Participate in Legislative Branch and Executive Branch meetings. This position is open until filled.

Attorney, (Litigation Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Legal work related to federal, Navajo Nation, and state court and administrative tribunal representation of the Navajo Nation Government. Review of proposed disciplinary actions by Navajo Nation government programs for compliance with Navajo Nation Personnel Policies Manual and Navajo Preference in Employment Act. Drafting of proposed Navajo Nation legislation, regulations, and policies. Other duties as assigned. This position is open until filled.

Senior Programs and Projects Specialist. Window Rock, AZ.  Assists in analyzing, developing, and achieving goals and objectives; establishes performance criteria; and plans, evaluates and improves program delivery; Attends a variety of meetings related to FRF/ARPA; assists OAG with preparation for meetings and events; coordinates program activities and communications with other Navajo Nation offices and the general public. Administers FRF funding for DOJ in compliance with FRF and American Rescue Plan Act requirements, policies and procedures under federal and Navajo Nation law. Assists in development of budget. Assists with procurement of goods and services pertaining to DOJ’s FRF-related work. This position is open until filled.

Attorney, (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Participates in negotiations regarding legal documents/agreements with parties outside of the Navajo Nation. Respond to Request for Services and other legal inquiries from clients. Perform legal research and provide legal advice verbally and in writing. This position is open until filled.

Attorney Candidate. Window Rock, AZ. Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments and offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues; prepares and presents civil cases in tribal court and administrative bodies; confers and provides guidance, and prepares advisory opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, 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.

Attorney (Human Services and Government Unit). Window Rock, AZ. Performs professional legal work in research, trial prep and other legal work. Confers with, gives advice to, and prepares opinions for assigned departments and branches of the government; drafts legal and judicial processes; prepares interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; reviews contracts, 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. Assists in routine operations of Department of Justice.  This position is open until September 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Legal Secretary, (Navajo-Hopi Legal Services Program). Tuba City, AZ. Provide general office support by greeting clients, answering telephone calls and directing to appropriate staff; logs incoming/outgoing mail and distributes accordingly; schedules meetings, conferences, conference calls and appointments; and makes travel arrangements for assigned professional staff. Maintains all case files for the Navajo-Hopi Legal Services Program. Assist in logging in documents for review and following up with professional staff on timely completion or review. Attend relevant training, conference and meetings.  This position is open until August 22 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ. Provides legal assistance to the Division of Economic Development, Division of Community Development, the Navajo Gaming Regulatory Office, and other entities of the Navajo Nation as needed. Represents the Navajo Nation on matters related to state and federal voting; and on matters related to the Navajo Nation’s gaming compacts. This position is open until August 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor. Kayenta, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position is open until filled.

Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ.  Represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research. Makes decisions in sensitive case and seeks assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position is open until filled.

Prosecutor, Ramah District. Ramah, NM. 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 is open until August 26, 2022, by 5 pm.

Prosecutor. Chinle, AZ.  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 is open until August 25, 2022, by 5:00 pm.

Attorney. Window Rock, AZ. Reviews major crimes cases investigated by the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation that are not prosecuted in federal court. Determines whether to recommend to the Chief Prosecutor prosecutions within a relevant Navajo Nation District Court. Considers the weight of the evidence, the importance of the case, the necessity of uniform application of law throughout the Navajo Nation, and other considerations which bear on the advisability of initiating the filing of criminal charges. Prepares memorandum of fact and law where appropriate. Initiates filing of pleadings, petitions and motions with the appropriate Navajo Nation court, prepares and tries the case. This position is open until September 9, 2022 by 5:00 pm.

Senior Legal Secretary. Window Rock, AZ.  Provides legal office administrative support to prosecutorial office. Drafts legal correspondence and reports, develops and maintains legal case files; proofreads all legal documents for accuracy, completeness, and conformance; maintains and prepares for destruction legal documents with applicable policy and regulations; receives criminal complaints/police reports and juvenile referrals and processes them (via Justware) for prosecutor review and filing. Receives incoming motions and pleadings, generates subpoenas, affidavits, and notice for submission to the courts. Meets with prosecutors on case management support and assist in communicating with witness, defense council and victims for upcoming court hearing, Collects and compiles statistical information from Justware and related sources for special and quarterly reports and projects. Maintains court hearing dockets and court schedule for calendaring. This position is open until August 19, 2022, by 5:00 pm.

Senior Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM. 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; collaborates with law enforcement agencies; and negotiates settlement with opposing parties. This position is open until filled.

Prosecutor. Crownpoint, NM.  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 is open until filled.

Prosecutor. Window Rock, AZ.  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 is open until filled.