Position Description and Criteria
The Indian Law Resource Center is now considering applications for an attorney
position in the Washington, D.C. office. The attorney will provide legal assistance to
indigenous nations and tribes in matters relating to indigenous rights, tribal sovereignty
and international human rights, and will play a role in carrying out all of the legal
programs of the Indian Law Resource Center. The attorney will work under the
supervision of the Executive Director and with the assistance of other Center attorneys
and professional staff.
Substantial interest and experience in federal Indian law and indigenous legal issues is
important, with experience working on international human rights and environmental
law preferred. Third year law students are encouraged to apply. The ability to travel is
preferred. Spanish language ability is also desirable. We are an Equal Opportunity
Employer and Native Americans are encouraged to apply.
Salary for the position will depend on experience. Excellent benefits are provided.
About the Indian Law Resource Center
The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit law and advocacy organization
established and directed by American Indians. We provide legal help without charge to
indigenous nations and tribes in major cases involving indigenous rights, human rights,
land claims, and environmental protection. The Center seeks to overcome problems
affecting indigenous peoples by establishing national and international legal standards
that uphold indigenous human rights and dignity, strengthen indigenous selfdetermination,
and protect indigenous lands and resources. For further information
about the Center, visit our website, www.indianlaw.org.
Interested law students, law graduates, and attorneys may apply by sending a cover
letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (exclusively your work), and list of
three references to Marilyn Richardson at email@example.com or by mail to 602 N.
Ewing St., Helena, MT 59601.