Job Opportunity – Attorney

Job Title: Attorney – Advisor, GS-0905-15, AS-Exc Svc
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Office of the Solicitor
Job Announcement Number: SOL-2015-0033

SALARY RANGE$126,245.00 TO $158,700.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, May 22, 2015 to Friday, June 5, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0905-15
POSITION INFORMATION: Excepted Appointment not-to-exceed 2-Years – Full-Time
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington, D.C.
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust – Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:Click here for full description 

Job Opportunities – Maricopa County Superior Court

Applications Being Accepted for four Vacancies on the Maricopa County Superior Court

Applications are being accepted for four vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judges Mark Aceto, Norman Davis, Bethany Hicks and Gerald Porter.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants and recommend at least three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.

Applicants must be at least 30 years old, admitted to practice law in Arizona, a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.

Applications can be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ. 85007; by calling (602) 452-3311; by sending an electronic mail request to: jnc@courts.az.gov; or at the Judicial Department website:  http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc.

The original completed application, 5 double-sided copies, and a single-sided copy must be returned to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

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

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for these vacancies to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for these vacancies is held.

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.  The new judges will be paid $145,000 annually.

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

STAFF ATTORNEY – Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Native American Program (NAPOLS) located in Portland. The Staff Attorney will maintain a caseload providing the highest quality legal services to eligible Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals. Experience working in Indian country and knowledge of federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribal governments and Native people required. Must have excellent legal and communication skills and strong computer, time management, and organizational skills. J.D. and Oregon or other state bar membership required. Prefer experienced attorney, but will consider well-qualified recent law school graduate. Salary DOE. Benefits package includes health insurance. Applications due June 17, 2015. Anticipated start date is August 3, 2015. To apply, send resume, letter of interest, brief writing sample (five pages or less), and three references to: NAPOLS, 520 SW Sixth Ave., Suite 700, Portland, OR 97204; email: napolsjobs@lasoregon.org; fax: (503) 417-0147. EOE. A full job description is available at: http://lasoregon.org/employment/.

Job Opportunity – Judicial Position

APPLICANTS sought for Judicial Vacancy in Gila County

Governor Doug Ducey announced he has begun accepting applications for a vacant judicial position on the Gila County Superior Court.

Applicants shall be at least thirty years and less than sixty-five years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, and a resident of the state for five years next prior to taking office, and a resident of Gila County for at least one year prior to taking office.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 29, 2015. A copy of the application and instructions for applying can be downloaded at www.bc.azgovernor.gov.

NABA-AZ 2015 Seven Generations Honorees

Native American Bar Association of Arizona
2015 Seven Generations Honorees

The Native American Bar Association of Arizona (“NABA-AZ”) would like to congratulate its 2015 NABA-AZ Seven Generations Honorees.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eric Dahlstrom, Partner
Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom,
Schoenburg & Bienvenu, LLP

Community Award
James Anaya, Regents Professor & the
James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights
Law and Policy,
University of Arizona James E. Rogers
College of Law

Member of the Year Award
Denton Robinson, Partner
Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom,
Schoenburg & Bienvenu, LLP

Please save the date, as the Seven Generations Dinner and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, Arizona 85048, Gila River Indian Community.

Please contact Kate Rosier at (480) 965-6204 or kathlene.rosier@asu.edu, NABA-AZ Dinner Committee Chair, if you have any questions about the upcoming dinner and silent auction.

Job Opportunity – Water Rights Attorneys

Water Rights Attorney Vacancy Announcment

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice – Water Rights Unit seeks two attorneys. Under the supervision of the Assistant Attorney General, attorneys in the Unit represent the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, and in state administrative water rights matters; engage in negotiations to resolve the Nation’s water rights claims by settlement; and perform work necessary both to secure approval of negotiated settlements at the tribal, state and federal level and to implement Congressionally-approved water rights settlements. Attorneys are assigned tasks commensurate with their level of experience.

Attorneys in the Water Rights Unit regularly brief and advise the Navajo Nation government, including the Attorney General, the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, the Navajo Nation Council and its Committees, the Office of the President and Vice President, and the Navajo Nation Washington Office on water rights matters. Attorneys also assist the Water Rights Commission in efforts to educate the Navajo public about water rights matters and work closely with the Nation’s technical staff in the Department of Water Resources. Attorneys may work on general Navajo Nation legal issues as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Juris Doctorate
- Current admission to practice in any state. Candidates not admitted to practice within the Navajo Nation, or to the state bar of one of the states in which the Nation is located (i.e., Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah) must secure such licenses within one (1) year of hire as a condition of continued employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Juris Doctorate
- Experience in the fields of Indian Law and Water Law.

A successful applicant may be classified, depending upon experience, as an Attorney, Senior Attorney, or Principal Attorney, with a starting salary range between $63,356 and $106,225.60.  The Navajo Nation offers a generous benefits package. The Navajo Nation employment application form is available through the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management at www.nndpm.navajo-nsn.org.
Please submit your application, together with evidence of bar membership, law school transcript and a writing sample to Stanley Pollack, Assistant Attorney General, at smpollack@nndoj.org or by mail at P.O. Drawer 2010, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ) 86515. Mr. Pollack may also be reached at 928.871.7510 should you have questions about this position.

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice complies with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act. The positions will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity – Assistant Public Defender-Non Exempt Position

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Department:      Executive Offices
Position:            Assistant Public Defender-Non Exempt Position
Reports To:       Public Defender
Salary:               D.O.E.
Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This Position reports to the CRIT Public Defender.  The successful applicant will be assigned a case load that may include Juvenile as well as Adult criminal cases, at the discretion of the Public Defender.  Duties will include initial or intake interviews with prospective clients, and conflict checking and determination of whether client may be represented.  Such decisions may be reviewed by the Public Defender.  Although there will be some administrative support provided, preparation of pleadings and other documentation will be the responsibility of the Attorney.  The Attorney shall be responsible for case preparation.  Negations with prosecutors regarding plea agreements or alternative (diversion) programs and coordination with other affected departments such as probation and behavioral health.  Attorney will be responsible for hearing on assigned cases as well as coverage for cases assigned to the Public Defender on as ass-needed basis.  AM research and investigation required by assigned cases will be conducted as directed by the Public Defender, but responsibility for all legal matters assigned will rest with the Attorney.  The Attorney shall maintain appropriate contact with the client in assigned cases and communicate all information necessary for the client to make informed decisions regarding the conduct of their case.  The Attorney will advise each client on the legal procedures involved and make recommendations as to strategy and actions to be taken.  Trials as appropriate will be the responsibility of the Attorney.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and be a member of a State or Federal Bar, or pending admission.
  2. Applicant should have demonstrable knowledge of criminal law and procedures, along with an interest in Indian affairs.
  3. Applicant must be willing to locate to within reasonable commuting distance of the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation.  No relocation allowance is available.For Employment Application visit:     http://critonline.comSubmit completed application to:
    CRIT Human Resource Department
    26600 Mohave Road
    Parker, Arizona  85344

    APPLY:

    COLORADO RIVER PREFERENCE:
    Under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Sections 701(b) and 703(i) explicitly exempts from coverage the preferential employment of Indian-by-Indian Tribes. Therefore, C.R.I.T. acknowledges and extends preferential treatment to enrolled C.R.I.T. members who qualify toward all employment opportunities otherwise; C.R.I.T. does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin.C.R.I.T. Offers
    Health and Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Sick and Annual Leave and Pension Plan. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Job Opportunity – Public Defender

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Department: Public Defender’s Office
Position: Public Defender
Reports To: Tribal Council
Salary: D O E
Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

Responsibilities include representation of Tribal member adults and juveniles, in criminal actions before the Tribal Court. The Public Defender carries a full adult criminal caseload in Tribal Court and may also handle juvenile proceedings (Child Offender (CO) and Child-in-Need of Care (CNC) cases) under the Tribes’ Domestic Relations Code in some instances; the Public Defender may also be called on to take civil conflict cases referred by the Tribes’ Legal Aid Office.

The Public Defender will also be responsible for management of the Public Defender’s Office and staff including administrative and budgeting duties and supervision of staff in representing and counseling eligible Tribal Members.

Education & Experience Requirements:

1. Graduate from an ABA accredited law school
2. Be admitted to Tribal, State or Federal Bar or pending admission preferred.
3. Must have knowledge and experience working with principles of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and/or administrative law.
4. Applicant should have demonstrable familiarity with criminal law and procedure along with concern and interest in Indian Affairs.
5. Applicant must have ability to work cooperatively with other officers and attorneys of the court, even in adversarial relationships.
6. Dependable, punctual and able to communicate in a professional and pleasant manner.
7. Pre-employment drug screening is required.
8. Employees may be required to submit to fingerprinting and criminal background check.

For Employment Application visit: http://critonline.com

Submit completed application to: CRIT Human Resource Department
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, Arizona 85344

APPLY:
COLORADO RIVERPREFERENCE:
Under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Sections 701(b) and 703(i) explicitly exempts from coverage the preferential employment of Indian-by-Indian Tribes. Therefore, C.R.I.T. acknowledges and extends preferential treatment to enrolled C.R.I.T. members who qualify toward all employment opportunities otherwise; C.R.I.T. does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, sex, religion ornational origin.

C.R.I.T. Offers
Health and Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Sick and Annual Leave and Pension Plan. Pre-employment drug screening is required.