Multiple Job Opportunities

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Attorney, Durant, OK. Applicants should send their resumes to: Karen Burkett, Senior Recruiter, at

Tohono O’odham Nation

Chief Prosecutor, Sells, AZ. Applicants must have at least six years of relevant experience, including three years of supervisory experience, and be licensed in Arizona.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Laura Berglan, Acting Attorney General, via email at

Bear River Band of Rohnerville

Court Clerk, Loleta, CA. Apply here.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-house Attorneys (2), Pine Ridge, SD. Requirements: degree from an accredited law school; admitted to practice and in good standing by a State Bar Association; hair follicle drug test; criminal background check; experience working with Tribes and knowledge of federal Indian law. Salary: depends on years of legal experience, up to $150,000 per annum. Interested candidates must submit a Letter of Intent and documents to: Lisa Cummings, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Legal Department, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to Telephone number: 605.867.2138.

University of Washington School of Law

Staff Attorney, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, Seattle, WA.

ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – Announcing this year’s award recipients!

Happy to announce this year’s award recipients! Congratulations to Herb Yazzie and Matthew Lee Campbell for their dedication and leadership in Indian Country.

Awards will be presented at the 18th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 6, 2017 (5-7:30 p.m.) at Shadow Lounge, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope you will join us to celebrate their recognition! Don’t forget to send your RSVP to by March 30, 2017.

Job Opportunity – Interim Executive Director

DNA People’s Legal Services is a non-profit legal services provider celebrating 50 years of service with approximately 25 attorneys delivering legal services to an underserved population in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. DNA is accepting applications for the position of Interim Executive Director. DNA is seeking the skills of a highly-experienced leader to give strong effective but temporary leadership to an organization experiencing a leadership gap. The successful candidate will revitalize the organization, set the direction for the future and give the organization time to resolve issues prior to hiring a permanent executive director. Based upon knowledge and experience, the DNA Board will consider an individual who seeks to remain on the job for 18 to 24 months with the specific goal of stabilizing the organization.

Location: Flexible. DNA covers a large service area in three states (Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico). The principal office is located in Window Rock, Navajo Nation, Arizona. The Interim Executive Director may locate his or her primary office in one of the program offices, but the position will require travel between all of the program offices.

Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah or the Navajo Nation or must be eligible for admission by reciprocity in one of these jurisdictions; must have a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university; a business degree and a J.D. degree are preferred; must have a minimum of seven (7) years progressive management and supervisory experience (including supervision of lawyers and legal professionals), excellent communication skills, excellent skills and supervisory experience in budgeting, financial management and raising funds. Previous experience at a legal aid office is preferable with demonstration of the following: direct work with a board of directors, breadth of organizational experience, honored administrative skill set and time tested wisdom, demonstration of the ability to be unafraid to address hard issues head on and make tough decisions, and strong recommendations.

Application / Information: Persons interested in being considered for this position should upload their letter of introduction, resume, and a list of references to:

or, send to:
Judith M. Dworkin, Esq.
Sacks Tierney P.A.
4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For full job description, download pdf: Interim Exec Dir. – Vacancy Announcement and Job Description

Job Opportunity – Elections Director

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Arizona is seeking a new Elections Director.
Please share this posting far and wide among your voting networks. As Joel Edman of the Arizona Advocacy Network (AZAN) stated, filling this position with a talented individual committed to expanding access to the ballot would make a massive difference in voting rights in Arizona’s largest county. The first review of applications will take place the week of March 20th and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants may contact Joel with questions about the position at

Pipeline to Law Workshop at University of Washington – June 14-18

This summer the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host a 5-day session to help students better understand the law school admissions process at University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for this workshop at:

June 14-18, 2017 at University of Washington
Application deadline: May 31, 2017

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshop – UW.

Job Opportunities – Associate Attorneys

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Portland, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and Anchorage seeks Associate Attorneys for its Washington, DC and Portland, OR offices.   Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 30 years to realize positive change in Indian Country.  Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Qualifications for candidates for both offices include:  (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; (3) strong communication skills; and (4) a commitment to tribal representation.

We are looking for candidates that have a minimum of 1-3 years of legal experience.  Prior experience in the field of Indian law is strongly preferred.

To apply:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Ms. Robin Branthover at Please indicate which office you are interested in applying for in your cover letter.

Thank you for your interest in Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP.

Job Opportunity – Tribal Prosecutor

Havasupai Tribe
Havasupai Tribal Prosecutor

The following examples of duties are intended to be illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive or restrictive.

  • Prosecuted criminal proceedings in the Havasupai Tribe Court after making initial determinations to prosecute cases.
  • Signs, files and presents complaints, subpoenas, process of service, and other necessary documents in criminal proceedings.
  • Presents evidence against accused person(s) to the Tribal Court of the Havasupai Tribe; assists in the gathering and analyzing of evidence in all criminal cases.
  • Works cooperatively with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, State, County, and other Indian and Federal Law Enforcement Agency Personnel.
  • Provides technical assistance for changes to Tribal Ordinances for approval by the Tribal Council.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and authorized.

Download full job announcement here: Havasupai Tribal Prosecutor.

Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current resume to April Olson at