Job: Indian Law Resource Center

Job Opening: Attorney position in the Center’s Washington DC office

January 4, 2010

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 Indian and Alaska Native nations, including Indian peoples in Mexico , Central and South America , in matters relating to indigenous rights, sovereignty and international human rights, environmental protection and the rights of Native women. The attorney will play a role in carrying out all of the legal programs of the Indian Law Resource Center .

In addition to legal work, the successful candidate will participate in policy analysis, fund raising, communications activities and other program work of the Center, and will assist in the general administrative tasks of the Center. The attorney will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Director of the Center’s Washington D.C. office and with the assistance of other Center attorneys and professional staff.

Substantial knowledge and experience in areas of Indian and Alaska Native affairs, federal Indian law, and indigenous legal issues are required. Federal litigation experience and an understanding of international fora are strongly preferred. Strong research and writing skills and the ability to travel are required. The ability to read and speak Spanish is strongly preferred. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Native Americans, women, and all others are encouraged to apply.

An applicant must be admitted to the bar in the United States or must be qualified for admission within a reasonable time. 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 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 self-determination, and protect indigenous lands and resources. For further information about the Center, visit our website, .

Interested 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 or by mail to
602 N. Ewing St., Helena , MT 59601