Friday Job Announcements

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

Wisconsin Judicare Inc.

Staff Attorney, Wasau, WI. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning February 1st for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney-Assistant Prosecutor. Responsible for prosecuting criminal, juvenile, landlord-tenant, and Indian child welfare cases in state court. The Tribal Attorney – Assistant Prosecutor is also responsible for assisting and providing back-up coverage for the Tribal Attorney – ACFS on Indian Child Welfare matters in the state courts.

Havasupai Tribe

In-house General Counsel. The Havasupai Tribe, located in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona, is seeking a full-time in-house general counsel set up a tribal office in either Phoenix or Flagstaff.  The job requires frequent trips to Supai, Arizona.  All applicants must have at least 3 years experience working for tribal governments in areas other than gaming.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a relevant writing sample and resume to:

Choctaw Nation

Executive Director of Legal & Compliance. Will report to the Senior Executive Officer of the Legal and Compliance Division. Responsible for the management of the CNO In-House Legal Department in its entirety. This position will coordinate with the Senior Executive Officer and outside counsel on all legal matters, will manage internal case management, and the delegation of assignments to In-House Associate Counsel and personnel.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Attorney General. Responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the Eastern Shoshone Tribal government, its departments and enterprises; and represents the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in all matters at issue before federal, state and tribal courts. The Attorney General serves as the Director for the Office of Attorney General.

Indian Law Office Staff Attorney Position

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is seeking a full-time staff attorney in the Wausau office located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and other sources. Wisconsin Judicare provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin, as well as the 11 federally recognized Indian tribes.

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning September 1st for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts.
(1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups; (2) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and (3) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; knowledge of Native American issues is preferred. Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to those eligible low-income Wisconsin residents. All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations. Staff attorneys may be called on to provide training and assistance to Judicare panel private attorneys, and training for community agencies. Travel may be required.
Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $36,000 for a full-time position. This position includes full fringe benefits, which currently consists of health, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan and vacation and sick time.

Submit resume, references, and writing sample to:
Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
P.O. Box 6100
Wausau, WI 54402-6100

Wisconsin Judicare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

Wisconsin Judicare Indian Law Office Job Posting


DESCRIPTION Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office is hiring an additional attorney to represent Native American individuals on a variety of issues including civil and criminal defense representation in the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court.  Wisconsin Judicare is a non-profit legal services law firm serving northern Wisconsin where there are 11 Indian reservations.  This attorney will be responsible for representing members of the Ho-Chunk in both tribal and state court.  The Judicare office is in Wausau, however this position could be based in another location depending on the candidate. Position start date is early June.


DUTIES (1) Represent individual tribal members charged with crimes in the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court; (2) Represent individuals in civil cases (family law, elder law, and estate planning) in tribal and state court.  (3) Conduct community education and outreach.


QUALIFICATIONS (1) Must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; (2) admitted, or the ability to gain admission within 60 days of hire to the Ho-Chunk Nation Bar.  (3) Good communications and advocacy skills; and (4) Knowledge of Native American issues, and familiarity with the Ho-Chunk Nation preferred.



SALARY DOE.  There are excellent fringe benefits.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE Please submit resume, writing sample and 3 references to David Armstrong, Director, Indian Law Office, Wisconsin Judicare, P.O. Box 6100, Wausau, WI 54402 or at  For inquiries call David at 1-800-472-1638 ext. 309.