Job Opportunity – Executive Director of Legal

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Durant, OK

Job Summary:
This position will report to the Senior Executive Officer of the Legal and Compliance Division. The Executive Director is 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.

Required Education, Skills And Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree and admitted to the Bar to practice in Oklahoma
  • Familiar with local, state and federal laws and regulations, legislative processes and regulatory agencies
  • Sound grasp of the legal issues and requirements of the tribe’s commercial ventures, such as licensing, acquisition and divestiture
  • Broad understanding of tribal law, sovereignty, and tribal court proceedings
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective presence to represent the tribe in all legal matters dealing effectively with attorneys, elected officials, regulators and other executives
  • Ten or more years of experience in Law

For full job description, click the following link:
Career Opportunities: Executive Director of Legal (106107)

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney-Law Clerk

Ho-Chunk Nation
Staff Attorney-Law Clerk
Judiciary Branch
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Summary: Assist Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school and in good standing of a State Bar. Strong research and writing skills. Strong word processing and computer research skills. Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with Tribal and Federal Indian Law. Fluency in Ho-Chunk Language desired but not required. Preference to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation, then other Native Americans. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check. No felony convictions, no current open criminal cases or civil matters that would reflect negatively on the Judiciary Branch. Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proper insurance, is required. This is an appointed position.

Working Conditions: Office setting, courtroom. Occasional travel may be required.

We offer 401(K), Competitive Health, Dental, Vision, and Life benefits.


Please submit to:
Clerk of Court, Mary Thunder at

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $50,000 – $59,999

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Schuyler Tilson, the Senior Staff Attorney, at 715-284-2722 or by e-mail at

Job Opportunities – Public and Indian Housing

Supervisory Native American Program Specialist, GS-1101-15, HQ (Director Headquarters Operations)
Washington, D.C.

This position is located in Public and Indian Housing’s (PIH) Office of Native American Programs (ONAP). PIH’s mission is to provide low-income families affordable housing opportunities as they transition to self-sufficiency and homeownership. ONAP oversees the administration of HUD’s Native American Programs through a staff of Headquarters and Field employees. The field structure for ONAP consists of 6 area offices that provide oversight, direct monitoring, and coordination for approximately 360 tribal housing organizations. ONAP also administers tribal community development grants and loan guarantee programs.

As a Supervisor Native American Programs Specialist, you will:

  • Work closely with the PIH Administrative Services and Management Division to ensure that ONAP plans conform to the overall Federal and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provide supervision to the Staff Assistant, Secretary and Presidential Intern in carrying out the administrative, clerical, secretarial or research tasks assigned to those positions. Also provide administrative and technical supervision to the Government Technical Representative (GTR), National Training Coordinator, and Community Builders, who serve as the principal sources of expertise in their respective functions.
  • Provide decisions, recommendations, and guidance on administrative matters that impact headquarters’ operations. Decisions and recommendations are accepted without change, except in rare instances, by the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS). Report directly to the DAS who provides broad administrative direction.
  • Provide user data and analysis of funds utilization effectiveness by Indian and Native client groups and provides special client inputs into the development of overall housing controls for the assignment of program funds. Coordinate actions with appropriate ONAP staff.

The open period is: 1/10/17 – 1/18/17

Internal (MP)

Announcement Number: 17-HUD-466

Native American Program Specialist, GS-1101, GS-13, HQ
Washington, D.C.

As a Native American Program Specialist, you will:
  • Represent the agency as a consultant and advisor in providing communication and liaison activities with HUD clients, tribal leaders, local, State and Federal leaders, representatives of the housing and lending industries, foundations, universities, public and private interest groups.
  • Develop, implement and monitor projects and initiatives intended to stimulate, develop interest in, and utilization of HUD programs in Indian country.
  • Demonstrate skills in partnership building, especially with respect to bringing representatives from the public, private, non-profit sectors, including constituencies of diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds, into the program planning and execution process.
  • Utilize available technology to track projects and to prepare and deliver presentations. Assist in the development of reports, spreadsheets etc. which effectively and efficiently provides information, tracks goals, monitors projects as appropriate.

The open period is: 1/10/17 – 1/24/17

Internal (MP)

Announcement Number 17-HUD-435


Job Opportunity – Judge Pro Tempore

The Judicial Branch of Arizona is now accepting applications from attorneys who are interested in serving as a Judge Pro Tempore for the FY2018 service term (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).

If you are interested in serving as a Judge Pro Tempore for the 2018 term, you will need to apply by logging on to our website at:

Those who are currently Pro Tems and would like to renew their application will also need to log on to our website and click on the “update” button at the bottom of the page. 

We have a new application this year, so please make sure you carefully review and complete all the requested information.  Also important – please make sure to verify the departments you have selected to serve in as well.  Once completed, please also return your notarized oath and acknowledgement to my attention at the address below.

The application opens today, January 3, 2017 and closes on February 3, 2017. 

Thank you for your participation in this very important program which is of great assistance to the Court, its litigants and the community.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Please mail to:
ATTN:  Judge Pro Tempore Coordinator
201 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

For hand-deliveries:
Old Courthouse – Suite 510
125 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

10th Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – The Bears Ears National Monument: A Breakthrough for Tribal-Federal Collaborative Management on Federal Public Lands

Hot Topic!!  New Designation of Bear Ears National Monument from President Barack Obama 

Public Lecture followed by Reception – Open to the Public.  Please RSVP.
Free CLE – 0.75 General CLE Credit will be offered.


Experts discuss hot topics at Third Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference Feb 2-3, 2017

The Indian Legal Program and the Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Program and are pleased to be hosting the Third Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference, “Sovereignty and E-Commerce:  Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country CLE Conference”  at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, February 2-3, 2017.  Early Registration extended to Jan. 9.     Click here for conference website.

Introductory Address:  Chairman Brian Cladoosby, President of the National Congress of the American Indians

Keynote Address:  The Honorable Kenneth L. Salazar, the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior for President Barack Obama from 2009-2013.

Featured Speaker:  Assistant Secretary Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary, U.S. Department of Indian Affairs, under Secretary Sally Jewel.

Click here for conference agenda.  Please join us for this important and timely conference in Indian Country.


This conference will qualify for 12 General CLE credits for the State Bar Association of Arizona.   New Mexico approval is pending.

Job Opportunities with DNA-People’s Legal Services

DNA-People’s Legal Services is looking for a full-time Development Director, to write grants and do fundraising.

Qualifications:  5 years non-profit resource development experience (grassroots fundraising, direct mail, special events, and proven success in grant research and writing). In-depth understanding of DNA’s client community. Able to communicate and disseminate information about DNA, to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; must have excellent organizational skills. Strong computer experience including fundraising software, researching grant and foundation opportunities online. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking. Strong management and supervisory skills. Pay DOE. Email cover letter and resumes to DNA is an EOE and follows the Navajo Preference in Employment Act. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

DNA-People’s Legal Services is looking to hire six (6) full-time Attorney’s, at many rural communities.

DNA-People’s Legal Services has several litigator positions open in our Navajo office in Arizona and New Mexico, and in our Flagstaff AZ and Farmington NM offices. In most cases, litigators licensed in other state jurisdictions can waive into NM or AZ; litigators in Navajo offices would need to take and pass the Navajo Bar exam.  Staff Attorney’s provide direct legal services to low-income individuals on a wide range of civil matters, including consumer law, family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, employment, education, health, disability, and elder law. Staff Attorneys represent clients in tribal, state, and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Staff Attorneys work closely with DNA’s tribal court advocates (tribal members who are licensed to practice in tribal courts) and regularly participate in outreach and community education projects. This is a fast-paced and dynamic position, appropriate for applicants who are committed to the ideals of legal services, able to live in a remote area, and willing to travel extensively throughout the Navajo Reservation. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Qualifications:  A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law. An active member of the Arizona State Bar; experience with issues of the client communities served, J.D. preferred and a member of the State Bar or eligibility for and willingness to take the next bar exam.

Bar Examinations:  Within one year of employment, DNA attorneys must pass the state bar examination relevant to their assigned office, as well as satisfy any examination and admission requirements of the relevant tribal court jurisdiction.

Salary/Benefits:  The minimum starting attorney salary is $37,500.  Persons with prior practice experience will start at a higher salary which will vary depending on the nature and duration of such experience. DNA provides health, dental and vision insurance at a minimal cost to employees, and provides paid bar leave, student loan deferral/forgiveness, life insurance coverage, and the option to open a 401(k).

Applicant Submissions:  A writing sample, resume, transcript, and the employment application should be submitted to Human Resource Director indicated in this Ad. Applicants will not be considered for employment until all requested information is provided.

Staff Attorney at Flagstaff—Medical Legal Partnership Attorney with North Country Health Clinic and ability to manage the grant. A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law in Arizona.

Staff Attorney at Chinle—Domestic Violence Attorney in Tribal and State Court and the ability to manage the grant. Ability to do community presentations on and off reservation. A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law in Arizona.

Staff Attorney at Farmington—A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in New Mexico law.

Staff Attorney at Hopi— A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law.

Staff Attorney at Tuba City—Medical Legal Partnership Attorney with Tuba City Regional Healthcare and ability to manage the grant. A law graduate from an accredited university and licensed to practice in law in Arizona.

Email application, cover letter and resumes to
Applications available on our website:
Contact Human Resource Director at (928) 283-5265 ext. 3101.
DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran/Navajo Preference

Job Opportunity – Associate Judge

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Job Summary:
The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial cases and matters within the jurisdiction of the Colorado River Indian Tribes Tribal Court pursuant to the CRIT Tribal Laws, Codes, Rules and regulations as assigned by Chief Judge

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the following minimum qualifications:

1. Must be twenty-five (25) years of age or older.

2. Must possess substantial legal education or experience to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.

3. Must possess knowledge of CRIT Trial laws, court rules and procedures, and applicable federal statues such as the Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA), Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

4. Must have the ability to understand and apply appropriate the laws and rules of the CRIT Tribe with impartiality; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish effective working relationship with employees, attorneys and advocates, parties to cases and the general public.

5. Must be competent to perform all the duties of the position; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness.

6. Must not have been convicted of a felony, or of a misdemeanor or other criminal offense involving dishonesty or moral turpitude with the last five years, in any Federal, Tribal or State Court.

Download full job description – Associate Judge

Job Opportunity – Associate General Counsel

Port Madison Enterprises
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

The General Counsel Office represents, or oversees the representation of PME in a variety of legal issues including civil and criminal proceeding in Tribal, Federal and State courts, settlement of legal disputes and the negotiation of contracts.

J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. An active member of the Washington State Bar Association and in good standing, or ability to attain membership within six (6) months after employment. Minimum of three (3) years experience with a strong preference for candidates who have experience working in Indian Country. Excellent research and writing skills, attention to detail, and independent problem-solving skills. Experience, or a demonstrated interest, in construction law is a plus, but not required. Tribal and Indian preference applies.

To download job description pdf, click here: Associate General Counsel

For application and additional information, click here.