Job Opportunity – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Position

Indian Law and Clinic Faculty Position, Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana, the only law school in the state, anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year to teach Indian law and other courses related to your practice experience, in addition to co-supervising the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic. Located in a state with twelve Tribal Nations and seven reservations, we provide an opportunity to teach in a place where Indian law issues regularly arise. Our school’s mission emphasizes Indian law training, and the law school offers a Certificate in Indian Law. We are also committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable. Situated in the recreational center of Western Montana, the law school has a vibrant faculty, a state-of-the-art facility, and a close connection with our students, the bench, and bar. Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and other individuals historically underrepresented in the legal profession. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference.

Tenure Track Faculty: Indian Law / Clinic Supervisor Position
Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Position
Closing Date: Screening begins 8/22/2016; applications accepted until further notice or the position is filled

Schedule: Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2017
Entry Rate: $80,000
Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship, and service, as set forth in the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana Faculty Handbook. Teaching duties include both courses and clinic supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school;
  • active bar membership and willingness to become a member of the Montana Bar;
  • a superior academic background;
  • substantial relevant practical experience in Indian Law;
  • potential for effective teaching;
  • potential for scholarship;
  • ability to work with students in a clinical setting;
  • the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school; and
  • creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience advising, with respect to Indian law issues, in a transactional, agency, or litigation setting;
  • ability to develop clients for the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic;
  • ability to communicate effectively with Indian tribes and peoples;
  • ability to lead programmatic efforts; and
  • interest in recruitment and mentoring of Native American students.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/1587law

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Nez Perce Tribe
Staff Attorney
Closes: 8/19/16 (4:30 p.m.)

STAFF ATTORNEY with relevant experience with land, water rights, and personnel matters, preferably on behalf of Indian tribes or other governments.  The Office of Legal Counsel provides the full range of legal services to the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe), in Lapwai, ID, and consists of 5 attorneys.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable handling litigation, transactional negotiations, project management, and strategic planning; be a team player, have sound judgment, accompanied by excellent research, writing and communications skills;  have the ability to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues; delve deeply into any area of law; and to respond to the wide array of legal issues that require prompt and accurate analysis on a day-to-day basis.  The Tribe offers an attractive compensation package, including medical and life insurance, 401(k) contribution, and a generous leave policy.

REQUIRED: JD degree, state bar member, 1 year legal practice, Idaho State Bar admission within 1 year of hire, valid driver’s license, insurable under the Tribe’s policy, provide 3 year motor vehicle report, pre-employment drug test.

A complete application includes: NPT application/resume: STAFF ATTORNEY HR-16-173, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540, by 4:30 pm., 8/19/16  (208) 843-7332  Tribal, Indian, Veteran preference applies. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

For application information, click here: Staff Attorney HR-16-173

Job Opportunity – Assistant Tribal Attorney

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Assistant Tribal Attorney-CS, SS
Close Date: 8/3/2016 11:59:00 PM

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Legal Services Department currently seeks an Assistant Tribal Attorney-CS, SS. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and energetic attorney capable to perform work in child support and child welfare and other projects as assigned. The Assistant Tribal Attorney-CS, SS will work as part of a team to protect and preserve the best interests of Menominee children and families. The position is located in Keshena, Wisconsin. The successful candidate may be eligible for federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PLSF) Program.

Job Description
The Assistant Tribal Attorney (ATA) shall work under and at the direction of the Director of Legal Services-Tribal Attorney (DLS-TA). The primary purpose of the position is providing legal services and representation to the Menominee Indian Tribe’s Social Service / Child Support Department. The ATA will also represent the interests of the Menominee Tribal Government, Menominee Tribal Administration, the Menominee Tribal programs and other Menominee Tribal government/programmatic interests as directed by the DLS-TA.

The position of ASSISTANT TRIBAL ATTORNEY-CS, SS in LEGAL SERVICES with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has been posted beginning 7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM with a Close Date of 8/3/2016 11:59:00 PM.

For more information, this posting can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/Employment/Jobs.aspx

Pipeline to Law Workshop at University of South Dakota – Sept. 16-17

Pipeline To Law WorkshopsThis fall the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host sessions in three different states to help students better understand the law school admissions process. Attend a session at Michigan State University Law, University of South Dakota Law or Arizona State University Law. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for these events online at:
https://www.law.asu.edu/conferences/native-american-law-school-admissions-workshops

September 16-17, 2016 at University of South Dakota
Application deadline: August 25, 2016

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshops Flyer.
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Job Opportunity – Indian Law Attorney

Rosette Law Firm
Indian Law Attorney
 (0-3 years)
Chandler Office

Job Description Rosette LLP is a majority-Indian owned and operated law firm providing legal services to federally-recognized Indian tribes and their governmental entities and agencies nationwide. We are currently seeking an attorney for the Firm’s Chandler office, in Chandler, Arizona, who has zero to 3 years of relevant experience. Candidates must be a member in good standing of at least the Arizona Bar. Preference will be given to attorneys who are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, as well as those who have an established commitment to protecting the interests of federally-recognized Indian Tribes and matters involving Native American heritage, as well as a keen interest and experience in Federal Indian law including in the areas of litigation (in tribal, state and federal courts), transactional law, gaming law, internal tribal governance matters, lobbying, water law and/environmental law.

Qualifications The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic atmosphere with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills are required. Must have the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships. Must be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States.

Compensation We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health care, 401k, and vacation.

Contact Please respond to this job posting with your cover letter, resume and writing sample via email to: Christian Cienfuegos at: ccienfuegos@rosettelaw.com

Job Opportunity – Indian Law Attorney

Rosette Law Firm
Indian Law Attorney (0-3 years)
Folsom Office 

Job Description
Rosette LLP is a majority-Indian owned and operated law firm providing legal services to federally-recognized Indian tribes and their governmental entities and agencies nationwide.    We are currently seeking an attorney for the Firm’s Folsom office, in Northern California, who has zero to 3 years of relevant experience.  Candidates must be a member in good standing of at least the California Bar.  Preference will be given to attorneys who are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, as well as those who have an established commitment to protecting the interests of federally-recognized Indian Tribes and matters involving Native American heritage, as well as a keen interest and experience in Federal Indian law including in the areas of litigation (in tribal, state and federal courts), transactional law, gaming law, internal tribal governance matters, lobbying, water law and/environmental law.

Qualifications  
The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic atmosphere with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills are required. Must have the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships. Must be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States.

Compensation  
We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health care, 401k, and vacation.

Contact  
Please respond to this job posting with your cover letter, resume and writing sample via email to:  Marrianne Galli at:  mgalli@rosettelaw.com

 

Job Opportunity – Attorney-Adviser

U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor
Closes: Friday 7/29/2016
Job Announcement Number: SOL-2016-0044

Job Description
With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department’s Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department’s diverse and wide-ranging mission.
As an Attorney-Adviser with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Intermountain Region, Salt Lake City Regional Office located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Duties:

  • Providing advice and general legal services on matters pertaining to procurement and related matters (financial assistance, interagency agreements, 638 contracts) and laws of general applicability to federal agencies such as the Freedom of Information Act, and Federal Tort Claims Act, and federal appropriation laws.
  • Providing litigation support on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and Interior agencies, primarily the Bureau of Reclamation, to the Department of Justice, and reviewing and analyzing draft legislation and agency policy guidance.
  • Applying knowledge federal contracts, financial assistance, and cooperative agreements; federal and state litigation procedure; the ability to analyze legal requirements and succinctly provide advice and counsel to technical/non-legal professionals; and the ability to interact and negotiate with outside entities, including Tribes, States, and local governmental entities, regarding contracts, agreements, and other matters; reclamation law; water law; the federal Indian trust responsibility and statutes relating to interactions between the federal government and Tribes; federal environmental laws.

See full job description and application information at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/444873200

Job Opportunity – Defense Attorney I

Gila River Indian Community

Department: Defense Service Office
City: Sacaton, AZ
Closing Date: August 22, 2016

Required Experience and Training:
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school; member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona. Experience with defense representation preferred.

Download full job description here: GRIC Defense Attorney I

Visit our GRIC website and apply online: www.gilariver.org

Job Opportunity – In-House Counsel

Oglala Sioux Executive Director’s Office

Program: Executive Directors Office
Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Closing Date: August 3, 2016

Job Description:
The In-House Counsel provides primary legal support to the Executive Director regarding programs of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The primary objective of the In-House Counsel is to provide assistance to the Executive Director to ensure these programs operate within the law at all times. The In-House Counsel will provide legal opinion and expertise in relation to administrative law and policy. The In-House Counsel reports directly to the Executive Director.

See full job description here: Vacancy Announcement #16-118