Conference Registration Special

Indian Country’s Winning Hand: 20 Years of IGRA Conference Special
Conference Registrants and Pathbreakers Nominators
get a chance to win 2 complimentary tickets to the Pathbreakers Banquet!

Each registration and nomination made online from April 9 – 14th, or at the FBA Indian Law Conference, April 10 -11 at ASU’s Indian Legal Program exhibit table, will qualify for the drawing. Nominations must include a statement of 1,000 words or less describing the nominee’s distinguished accomplishments and contributions to Indian gaming. The winner will be selected in a random drawing on April 21 and the winners will be notified by email. Come join our Full House…

Conference Special on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) DVD sets!

Conference Special – 25% savings on DVD orders placed at the FBA Indian Law Conference, April 10 -11 at ASU’s Indian Legal Program exhibit table.

For more information: Visit: www.law.asu.edu/ilp

Alumni Breakfast – RSVP!

You are invited to attend the ILP’s Alumni and Friends Breakfast!

The breakfast will be held on
THURSDAY, April 10th at 7:30 a.m.
at the Albuquerque Marriott.

This is the first day of the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference.
Exact location within the Marriott will be announced at a later date. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by April 4th to Sunny Larson
at Sunny.Larson@asu.edu or (480) 965-6413.

JOB: Fredericks Peebles & Morgan

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS
California Offices

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a nationwide firm specializing in the practice of
Federal Indian law. We represent Native American tribes in complex governmental
negotiations, business transactions in Indian Country, administrative law and federal
lobbying.

We seek an experienced associate attorney to join our California office located in Palm
Desert and another to join our Sacramento office. Qualified candidates must possess a
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school, California State Bar license,
and a minimum of two to five years of legal experience. A background in Federal Indian
law is preferred. Candidates must also possess excellent analytical, research and
communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as a team in a fast
paced environment. We offer excellent salary and bonus compensation, as well as a
generous benefit package.

Please email your resume, a writing sample, law school transcripts if graduated within the
past five years, and compensation requirements to: jwarren@ndnlaw.com.
NOTE: Firm representatives will be available to meet with potential candidates during
the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference in Albuquerque on April 10-11,
2008. If you are interested in arranging such a meeting, please indicate this upon
submission of your resume.

Juvenile Judge – SRPMIC

Juvenile Judge – 2 Positions

SUPERVISED BY: Chief Judge
SALARY: $54,450 – $74,868 per annum (salary set by SRPMIC Council)

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Judge, responsible for the fair and impartial administration of justice pursuant to the judicial powers granted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Council and on matters assigned by the Chief Judge. The Juvenile Judge is appointed by the Council and presides over and rules in cases as assigned by the Chief Judge. The Juvenile Judge performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Judge.

Qualifications: The applicant shall meet all the qualifications as set for in Chapter 4, Article 2, § 4-22(B) of the SRPMIC Code of Ordinances as amended. Such qualifications include:
(1) Being thirty (30) years of age or older;
(2) Possessing a two (2) year degree (Associate of Arts, certificate, etc.) or higher preferably in a law related field (e.g., law degree, criminal justice, administration of justice, Police Science, paralegal) OR having at least three (3) years consecutive bench experience within the past five (5) years of appointment to the bench;
(3) Being an enrolled member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Ak-Chin Indian Community or the Tohono O’odham Nation with preference given to enrolled members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;
SUBMIT OFFICIAL SRPMIC APPLICATION OR RESUME TO: SRPMIC -Human Resources, 10,005 E. Osborn Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

For full job description and to download our application, please visit our website: www.srpmicjobs.com

Associate Judge – SRPMIC

ASSOCIATE JUDGE – 3 Vacant Positions

SUPERVISED BY: Chief Judge

SALARY: $54,450 – $74,868 per annum (salary set by SRPMIC Council)

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Judge, responsible for the fair and impartial administration of justice pursuant to the judicial powers granted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Council and on matters assigned by the Chief Judge. The Associate Judge is appointed by the Council and presides over and rules in cases as assigned by the Chief Judge. The Associate Judge performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Judge.

Qualifications: The applicant shall meet all the qualifications as set for in Chapter 4, Article 2, § 4-22(B) of the SRPMIC Code of Ordinances as amended. Such qualifications include:
(1) Being thirty (30) years of age or older;
(2) Possessing a two (2) year degree (Associate of Arts, certificate, etc.) or higher preferably in a law related field (e.g., law degree, criminal justice, administration of justice, Police Science, paralegal) OR having at least three (3) years consecutive bench experience within the past five (5) years of appointment to the bench;
(3) Being an enrolled member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Ak-Chin Indian Community or the Tohono O’odham Nation with preference given to enrolled members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;

SUBMIT OFFICIAL SRPMIC APPLICATION OR RESUME TO: SRPMIC -Human Resources, 10,005 E. Osborn Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
For full job description and to download our application, please visit our website: www.srpmicjobs.com

JOB: Managing Defense Attorney – SRPMIC

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Scottsdale, Arizona
Managing Defense Attorney
$88,583 to $128,449 per annum (Full Range)

Description: : Under general Administrative direction of the Community Manager or assigned Assistant Community Manager, directs, manages and supervises the overall operations of the Defense Advocate’s Office. Directs all department personnel in duties assigned for the representation of Community members facing criminal, juvenile, and/or traffic charges before the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community (SRPMIC) Tribal Court. This is treated as an FLSA exempt job class.

Qualification: : Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Juris Doctorate degree and three (3) years of experience in the practice of law, which includes general administrative experience. Must have knowledge of the Indian Civil Rights Act, and a working knowledge of Tribal governments and the Tribal Court system. Knowledge of social and economic conditions of tribal communities and governments desirable.

Special Requirements : Membership and good standing in the AZ BAR is required. Must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training and education.

SUBMIT OFFICIAL SRPMIC APPLICATION OR RESUME TO: SRPMIC -Human Resources, 10,005 E. Osborn Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

For full job description and to download our application, please visit our website: www.srpmicjobs.com

Closing date: May 5, 2008

State Bar Conference: Indian Law Section

Energy Development on Indian Lands
Friday, June 20, 2008
8:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Westin La Poloma in Tucson, Arizona

Sponsored by: Indian Law Section
Seminar Chair: Jim Stipe, Burch & Cracchiolo PA
Faculty:
Christopher L. Clark Deschene, Schaff & Clark Deschene LLC
Tracey LeBeau, Red Mountain Tribal Energy
Comm. Kristin Mayes, Arizona Corporation Commission
Michael C. Shiel, Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom & Schoenburg LLP

Events worldwide have increased pressure, and created more opportunity, for energy projects. Tribal governments locally and across the country have been engaged in mining, energy transmission and energy generation. Tribal economic development will lead to additional Tribal utilities and energy production from renewable resources.

This seminar will provide an overview of the myriad issues practitioners face when assisting a tribal government with an energy project. Presenters will examine financing issues, the tribal, federal and state laws and regulations that affect tribal energy projects, and ethical considerations when working with third party developers and various branches of tribal governments. There will also be a discussion of the transition from a BIA utility to a tribal utility.

JOB: California Indian Legal Services

Contact: Patricia DeLaCruz-Lynas

California Indian Legal Services
609 South Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
http://www.calindian.org/
760-746-8941

AcceptingCalls: No
JobTitle: Staff Attorney
Salary: Competitive Salary-DOE
Hours: M-F, Must be flexible and able to work nights and weekends

Description: Job Description:
Staff attorneys will work with Indian individuals, families, organizations and tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, tax, estate planning, trust assets, environmental law, natural resource development, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Responsibilities may range from the provision of brief counsel and services to low income Indian individuals to representing individuals and tribes in state and federal court, negotiating contracts, advising tribal clients and developing and implementing constitutions, codes, and policies for tribal clients.

Experience: Graduate,Current Bar Members,Taking Next Bar
Submit: Resume,Cover Letter,Transcript

SubmitOther: Program Description:
California Indian Legal Services is a statewide, tribally controlled, non-profit corporation that provides legal services to Indians, Indian tribes, and Indian organizations on issues involving Federal Indian Law. CILS attorney services range from providing brief counsel and advice to low income Native Americans, to more extended representation on core legal issues affecting Native Americans and Indian tribes, to significant litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, to transactional services to tribes involving economic development and tribal infrastructure. Currently, CILS operates five offices in California.

Deadline: 7/31/08