“I am very excited about my appointment,” Tsosie said. “It has allowed me to become more familiar with the needs of all students for a diverse and academically rigorous education, which will enable students to succeed in many different aspects of public life, including graduate education and employment opportunities.”
Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE Conference – Oct 24, 2014 – Online Registration ends tomorrow 10/22 at Noon. Get your required annual Navajo Bar, New Mexico Bar and Arizona Bar CLE credits here. 6 general credits and 2 Ethics credits are available.
Walk-In registration will be available at 8 am on Friday, Oct 24, $275.00 – checks and credit cards will be accepted.
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 judicare.org for more information about our program.
NATIVE AMERICANS, MINORITIES, WOMEN, OLDER PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Expiration Date: January 1, 2015
Please apply through Symplicity.
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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: www.berkeywilliams.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
2030 Addison Street Suite 410 Berkeley, California 94704 United States
Resume Receipt: E-mail, Other (see below)
Default email for resumes.: email@example.com
How To Apply: Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.
CITY OF PHOENIX
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 http://phoenix.gov/court/judapplor 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.
Yoder & Langford PC (Phoenix, AZ)
|Indian/Native American, Taxation|
|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|
|October 10, 2014|
|October 31, 2014|
|Ms. Catherine Langford
5080 N 40th Street Suite 339 Phoenix, 85018 United States
|E-mail, Other (see below)|
Default email for resumes.:
How To Apply:
|Please forward resume, cover letter, transcript.|
|Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Other Documents|
Requested Document Notes:
|Writing sample required only upon request.|
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?”
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR
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|
SERIES & GRADE:
|- – This is a Permanent Full-Time appointment.|
|1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals who are U.S. Citizens.|
|Public Trust – Background Investigation|
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.
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.
THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF THE NAVAJO NATION GIVES PREFERENCE TO ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE NAVAJO PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT ACT. Revised: October 01, 2010
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.: firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Apply: Interested applicants can retrieve the Judicial Branch application from our website: www.navajocourts.org. 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.