|Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.
1. Researches issues involved in criminal, civil and juvenile court litigation, court orders, protocol(s) and processes, and provide legal advice and recommendations to Judges in all related matters. Conducts legal research and analysis, as directed by supervisor. Researches legal documents as directed by supervisor, to ensure the fair and reasonable administration of justice as provided for by the Community’s Constitution, the Indian Civil Rights Act and other applicable law. Reviews laws, rules, regulations and related legal documents as directed.
2. Review files and advises Judges of legal issues that may come before the court. Provides legal guidance on related matters that come before the Community court, using tribal and other applicable laws and principles of law and due process. May draft legal documents and administrative polices.
3. Ensures continued communication with Judges, Court officers, and other staff as appropriate. Works with the Chief Judge and Court Administration in reviewing and improving court policies procedures, forms and operations as assigned.
4. Assists in preparation of legal and technical correspondence for officers of the Court and other individuals as directed by supervisor.
5. Develops forms and other systems to ensure consistency, efficiency, and transparency in the work of the Court.
6. Administers the system for admitting practitioners to the Court and promotes professional interaction among the Court’s staff and practitioners including the development of a Code of conduct for judges, attorneys, and advocates.
7. Serves as a liaison for the Court (on legal issues) with the Community’s Office of the General Counsel and other legal offices.
8. Serves as a facilitator and assists the Chief Judge in management of the Community Court Rules Committee and completes all assigned tasks related thereto as directed by supervisor
9. Oversees and supervise the subordinate court solicitor.
10. Identifies and conducts relevant training (both internal and external) for tribal court judges and court staff at the request of the Chief Judge and Council.
Performs other job related duties, as assigned, that enhance and facilitate departmental operations.