Job Posting – Associate Judge Yavapai-Apache Nation

Yavapai-Apache Nation (Camp Verde, AZ)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Criminal, Family, Government, Indian/Native American

Geographic Preference(s):

Southwest (AZ, NM)


– Issuing warrants of arrest, bench warrants, search warrants, subpoenas, temporary restraining orders, and orders of protection, commitments and other legal documents
– Presiding over hearings in all cases: civil, criminal, domestic relations (divorce), adoption, ICWA, landlord tenant, real estate, probate and specialty court and other matters arising under the Yavapai-Apache Law & Order Code.
– Drafting timely written opinions, orders and other court directives.
– Performing timely case management, on hearings, motions, rulings, setting of cases.
– Maintaining accurate and complete court records.
– Assisting court clerks to maintain updated records and files on cases.

Desired Class Level:

LLM, JD Alum, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Bar Passage, Pending Bar Passage

Posting Date:

June 15, 2011

Expiration Date:

July 1, 2011


Ms Laura Jones

Human Resources Director

2400 W Datsi Street Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 United States

Resume Receipt:

Other (see below)

How to Apply:

Submit Employment Application, Resume and Cover Letter to Yavapai-Apache Nation Human Resources 2400 W. Datsi Camp Verde, AZ 86322

– High School Diploma or GED plus six (6) years experience as Judicial Officer, Lawyer or Tribal Advocate; or Paralegal or Tribal Trial Advocacy Certificate plus four (4) years experience as Judicial Officer, Lawyer or Tribal Advocate; or Law School Degree plus two (2) years experience as Judicial Officer, Lawyer or Tribal Advocate. (Law School Degree highly preferred).
– Minimum of one (1) year full-time judicial experience in courts of limited jurisdiction required (Tribal Court preferred).
– Posses a high level of competence, ability to carry out legal thinking reconciling the principles and the particular circumstances of the person and the issues.

Additional Documents:

Cover Letter