Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (Wausau, WI)

Symplicity Job ID # 24832.

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening in Wausau, WI beginning mid-January 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. Wisconsin Judicare is a non-profit legal services law firm serving northern Wisconsin where there are 11 Indian reservations.

Attorney will be required to maintain a caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups, participate in tribal court development and community education projects, and carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin or obtain admission shortly after hire. Good communications skills a must. Knowledge of and interest in Native American issues preferred.

Please visit our website at for more information about our program.

Expiration Date: January 1, 2015

Please apply through Symplicity.

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Fellowship Opportunity – Berkey Williams LLP

Berkey Williams Public Interest Indian Law Fellowship Program 2015-2016

Berkey Williams LLP (Berkeley, CA)

Position Type: Fellowship

Practice Area(s): Indian/Native American

Geographic Preference: West (CA, HI, NV, UT, CO, MT, WY)


Berkey Williams LLP (BW) established the Public Interest Indian Law Fellowship Program in 2005. The aims of the Fellowship are to encourage recent law graduates to work in the field of American Indian law and to provide the Fellows with an opportunity to pursue public interest projects in Indian country. The Fellow is encouraged to develop innovative legal strategies for projects which may not traditionally be feasible endeavors for a private law firm. The Firm’s intent is to provide bright, creative law graduates with the time and resources to tackle public interest, social justice, and related issues in Indian country. The Fellowship intends to contribute to the development of public interest Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths might be.

About Berkey Williams

The firm is a private, for-profit partnership with a significant public interest focus. The firm has four attorneys and two paralegals in Berkeley, California, one attorney in Washington, DC, and one attorney in New York. The firm works exclusively for Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Natural resources protection, environmental justice, water and fishing rights, recovery of ancestral lands, cultural resources, tribal sovereignty, self-governance, economic development, Indian child welfare, employment, and health care are representative areas of work. More information may be found on the firm’s web site:

About the Fellowship

The one-year Fellowship offers a competitive salary, full benefits, training, flexibility in balancing work and a private life, and the opportunity to work with experienced attorneys in an established firm focused exclusively on serving Indian tribes and tribal organizations. The Fellow will work in the California office. The Fellowship begins in September, 2015, with some flexibility depending upon the candidate’s schedule. Berkey Williams is committed to recruiting attorneys who will bring a variety of experiences to the firm’s clients, and to supporting them by providing the resources necessary to building a strong career in Indian law. The projects on which a Fellow might work are subject to the creativity of the Fellow and the needs or demands of a particular client tribe or tribal organization.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

Applications are encouraged from recent law graduates with a demonstrated commitment to Indian law. Preference is given to candidates, both Indian and non-Indian, who demonstrate personal or professional experience with Indian communities. High academic achievements are certainly considered, but they are weighed with other equally significant factors: personal accomplishments, professional goals, cultural competence, and the capacity to work conscientiously and independently as needed. Candidates with interest in specific public interest projects are encouraged to bring their proposals to the firm. Candidates are encouraged to seek their own funding as well, as the firm’s ability to offer the fellowship is contingent on funding. Membership in the California Bar, or the Bar of another state, though not essential, is a significant factor in the firm’s evaluation of candidates.

Applying for the Fellowship

Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

Desired Class Level: RECENT GRADS

Posting Date: October 17, 2014

Expiration Date: December 31, 2014


Gloria Coronado
Administrative Assistant
2030 Addison Street Suite 410 Berkeley, California 94704 United States

Resume Receipt: E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How To Apply: Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

Additional Documents: Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Other Documents

Requested Document Notes: Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

id: 24812

Job Opportunity – Municipal Court Judge




The Judicial Selection Advisory Board is accepting applications for the position of Judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court. 


DUTIES: Presiding over a variety of trial court cases including criminal misdemeanor complaints, traffic charges, jury and non-jury trials, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions, order of protection hearings and other court proceedings.  The position will require familiarity and application of relevant state statutes, city ordinances, Supreme Court Rules, evidentiary rules and case law.  This position is filled by appointment of the City Council to a specified term.


REQUIREMENT: Admission to the Arizona State Bar and a minimum of five years practice of law or equivalent legal experience is required, with preference to at least five years of law practice in Arizona. 


Applications are available through the Phoenix Municipal Court’s web site at through the Judicial Selection Advisory Board c/o Phoenix Municipal Court, 300 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 495-0553.


Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., November 7, 2014.


Successful applicants will be required to take and pass a drug test and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of any required drug test and consideration of background, references, and other job-related selection information.

Job Opportunity – Associate


Yoder & Langford PC (Phoenix, AZ)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Indian/Native American, Taxation

Geographic Preference:

Southwest (AZ, NM)


Full-time associate position for attorney with 0 – 5 years’ experience. Firm practices exclusively with Indian tribal governments and local municipalities, and focuses on tribal tax, tribal economic development,
health care and employee benefits. Intellectual curiosity, dedication and hard work is required. Experience in tribal law and/or employee benefits is preferred.

Desired Class Level:

RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp

Posting Date:

October 10, 2014

Expiration Date:

October 31, 2014


Ms. Catherine Langford
5080 N 40th Street Suite 339 Phoenix, 85018 United States

Resume Receipt:

E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How To Apply:

Please forward resume, cover letter, transcript.

Additional Documents:

Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Other Documents

Requested Document Notes:

Writing sample required only upon request.



Robert Clinton speaks at NMAI – YouTube Video available

The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a special symposium celebrating the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, and the notable book of the same title that accompanies the exhibition. In this segment, Robert N. Clinton speaks on “Treaties with Native Nations: Iconic Historical Records or Modern Necessity?”


Job Opportunity – Office of the Solicitor – Regional Solicitor-Southwest


Job Title:Regional Solicitor-Southwest

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Solicitor

Job Announcement Number:SOL-SES-2015-0001


$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, October 3, 2014 to Monday, November 3, 2014




- – This is a Permanent Full-Time appointment.


1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM View Map


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals who are U.S. Citizens.


Public Trust – Background Investigation




About the Agency

The maximum pay for individuals who have not previously held an SES position is $167,000 (EX-III). Current SES who earn more than $167,000 (EX-III) are eligible to be compensated up to $181,500 (EX-II).

This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Southwest Region is one of eight regions within the Office of the Solicitor and serves multiple bureaus in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, some of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, and Alabama.

Job Opportunity – District Court Judge

District Court Judge

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Position Type: Judicial Clerkship

Geographic Preference: Southwest (AZ, NM)


Work days: Monday – Fridays; work hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry level salary: $69,076.80.
Under the administrative direction of the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch, shall perform work of unusual difficulty in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District; performs related duties as assigned. Hears and decides cases within the jurisdiction of the Navajo Nation courts, including but limited to evidentiary hearings, motions writs and trials; issues search and arrest warrants; hears the facts and interprets and applies applicable statutes, rules, ordinances, and case law; performs legal research; adheres to case management policies; renders orders and judgments on cases heard before the court. Provides policy guidance in resolving
administrative, operational and related managerial issues; assures compliance with consent decree establishing health and safety standards for the Nation’s detention facilities; provides legal education and information on works of the Navajo Nation Courts to the public and other governmental entities including state and federal governments; conducts ministerial duties not limited to oath of office; may serve on Navajo Nation court related projects for purpose of improving the quality of justice.

Education, Training and Experience:
Pursuant to 7 N.N.C. § 354. Qualifications for judicial appointment, A. District Courts.
An applicant shall have earned, at a minimum, an Associates of Arts and Science degree from accredited institution of higher education. An applicant who has
earned a higher education degree shall be preferred, with particular preference being given to a law degree a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Master of Law (LL.M). Two (2) years experience working with courts or law-related work; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the capabilities to perform the described duties.

Minimum Qualifications for Applications:
Pursuant to 7 N.N.C. § 354 applicant must produce a certificate of good health from a licensed physician, attest to the fact that they have no physical addictions, provide/submit a writing sample illustrating the ability to clearly show organization and communication skills, demonstrate there are no present or past conflicts of interests that would have the appearance of partiality
or bias in cases brought to the courts, submit letters of reference that outline motivation, employment performance, character and capacity for honesty and impartiality, demonstrated managerial skills necessary for supervising staff, coordinating budget and personnel requirements, verbal communication and writing abilities. Applicant must be an enrolled member of the Navajo
Nation, 30 years or older, no misdemeanor or felony convictions, able to successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicant must demonstrate fluency in both the Navajo and English languages.

Probationary Status and Appointment:
Pursuant to 7 N.N.C. § 355 Appointment; term of office, the selected applicant shall be appointed by the Navajo Nation President and serve a two (2) year probationary period in which the Judiciary Committee shall review the probationary status and recommend to the Navajo Nation Council for permanent appointment and confirmation.
To receive full credit for education/training applicant must submit copies of college transcripts, certificates, diploma, etc.

Desired Class Level:

RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Alum 7+ yrs exp, LLM

Posting Date: October 1, 2014

Expiration Date: October 31, 2014

contact: Rosita Kelly, Arizona

Resume Receipt: E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How To Apply: Interested applicants can retrieve the Judicial Branch application from our website: Other job vacancies can be viewed there as well under Human Resources.

Additional Documents: Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Other Documents

Requested Document Notes: We can accept faxed or email documents with original documents sent to our address by mail. Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Human Resources; P. O. Box 520; Window Rock, AZ 86515.

id: 24733





Applications are being accepted for three vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the addition of Divisions 96, 97 and 98 effective October 1, 2014.

An original completed application, 5 double-sided copies, and one (1) single-sided copy must be received by the Human Resources Department, Administrative Office of the Courts, 1501 West Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014.


Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, a resident of Maricopa County for the past year, and under age 65 at the time the nomination is submitted to the Governor.


Human Resources Department – OR – by calling (602) 452-3311

Administrative Office of the Courts

1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, – OR – by sending an E-mail request to:


- OR – at the Judicial Department website:


Applicants for the recent vacancy in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancies.

All written comments about applicants should be directed to the Maricopa County Commission on Trial

Court Appointments, c/o Blanca Moreno, Administrative Office of the Courts, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. All comments received at that address will be distributed to all commission members. Applicants are asked to limit solicited reference letters to a maximum of 12, from a diverse group of people who are well-acquainted with the applicant. All letters timely submitted will be forwarded to all commissioners.


To comment on issues relevant to the vacant judgeship or on a particular applicant, submit a written statement to the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments, Attn: Blanca Moreno, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. An opportunity for public comment will also be scheduled at both Commission meetings about these vacancies.


The Arizona Constitution requires the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments to submit at least three nominees to the Governor within 60 days of the effective date of each vacancy. The Governor has 60 days in which to make a selection from the nominees submitted by the Commission. To obtain the procedures of the Commissions on Appellate and Trial Court Appointments or a list of Commission members call (602) 452-3311 or visit the website:

At its first meeting, the Commission reviews the applications and determines which applicants will be interviewed. That meeting and the subsequent interviews are open to the public, and voting on the nominations is conducted in a public session. News releases announcing the meetings will be issued at least one week prior to each meeting.


The annual salary of a Superior Court judge is $145,000. Superior Court judges are eligible to enroll in State and/or County benefit plans.


Each judge is subject to an unopposed, nonpartisan retention election at the first general election held at least two years after he or she takes office. To be retained, a judge must receive a majority of affirmative votes cast. Following the first retention election, Superior Court judges stand for retention election every four years.


The Arizona Constitution requires that justices and judges undergo a performance review before each retention election, the results of which are disseminated to voters before the election. The Supreme Court adopts the rules that govern judicial performance review, a copy of which can be obtained by calling (602) 452-3311. The standards adopted by the Supreme Court and the Commission on Judicial Performance

Review for evaluating justices and judges are:

“The judge shall administer justice fairly, ethically, uniformly, promptly and efficiently. The judge shall be free from personal bias in decision making, shall decide cases based on proper application of law and procedure to the facts, and shall issue prompt, clear rulings and decisions that demonstrate competent legal analysis. The judge shall act with dignity, courtesy and patience. The judge shall effectively manage the courtroom and discharge the administrative responsibilities of the office.”

The ILP welcomes back Kate Rosier!

Welcome Back Kate!

Kathlene “Kate” Rosier is returning as the executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Rosier, who left the College of Law in 2011 to become the assistant general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, served as the Indian Legal Program’s director for 11 years.

“I feel like I’m being reunited with family,” Rosier said about her return. “I love and missed the daily interaction with students, so I was excited to have the opportunity to come back.”

Rosier replaces Ann Marie Downes, who recently was appointed by the White House to serve in the assistant secretary’s office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Rosier will start on October 13.