Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney (Litigation)

                 ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (Litigation)


Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation and governmental affairs, in many forums, including federal, state, and tribal courts.


We are seeking an experienced litigation attorney for our Omaha, Nebraska office. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar with any state jurisdiction and willing to obtain licensure in Nebraska
  • Minimum of five (5)  years of federal, state or tribal litigation related experience or served as a law clerk to a federal court judge
  • Familiarity with tribal and Federal Indian law
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing abilities
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team in a fast paced environment 

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, it is strongly preferred that applicants possess the following skills:

  • Litigating cases in federal, state or tribal courts or in administrative proceedings
  • Preparing pleadings and briefs, taking and defending discovery, conducting hearings and litigating actions or proceedings through trial
  • Knowledge of, and skill applying various state court or federal rules of  civil procedure and rules of evidence
  • Taking depositions and/or conducting other examinations of witnesses
  • Effectively communicating with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and federal/state/tribal agency representatives 

Your contributions are rewarded with a “Total Compensation Package” including a competitive salary, bonus potential, and excellent benefits.


Send your resume today with a cover letter, salary requirements, writing sample and law school transcripts (if graduated within the last 5 years) to:

      Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources


                         3610 N 163rd Plaza

                        Omaha, NE 68116   


We will be accepting applications until November 30, 2014

A Public Hearing on Navajo Nation $554 Million Settlement – November 1, 2014

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law / Great Hall / Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Free and Open to the Public!

Navajo Nation Public Hearings on the $544 Million Settlement hosted by the 22nd Navajo Nation Council. The Council invites all Diné citizens to attend the public hearings.

Free parking will be available in the Apache Blvd. Parking structure on Apache Blvd.

Professor Rebecca Tsosie appointed Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Inclusion

Congratulations to ILP’s Professor Rebecca Tsosie who has been appointed Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Inclusion for Arizona State University.

“I am very excited about my appointment,” Tsosie said. “It has allowed me to become more familiar with the needs of all students for a diverse and academically rigorous education, which will enable students to succeed in many different aspects of public life, including graduate education and employment opportunities.”

Click here for the full press release.

Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE Conference – Oct 24, 2014

Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE Conference – Oct 24, 2014 – Online Registration ends tomorrow 10/22 at Noon.  Get your required annual Navajo Bar, New Mexico Bar and Arizona Bar CLE credits here.   6 general credits and 2 Ethics credits are available.

Walk-In registration will be available at 8 am on Friday, Oct 24,  $275.00 – checks and credit cards will be accepted.

Click here for Agenda and Registration:  

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (Wausau, WI)

Symplicity Job ID # 24832.

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening in Wausau, WI beginning mid-January for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts. Wisconsin Judicare is a non-profit legal services law firm serving northern Wisconsin where there are 11 Indian reservations.

Attorney will be required to maintain a caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups, participate in tribal court development and community education projects, and carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin or obtain admission shortly after hire. Good communications skills a must. Knowledge of and interest in Native American issues preferred.

Please visit our website at for more information about our program.

Expiration Date: January 1, 2015

Please apply through Symplicity.

Be sure to check Symplicity regularly for a variety of opportunities. If you have secured employment – congratulations! Please share the details so we can update our records. 

Fellowship Opportunity – Berkey Williams LLP

Berkey Williams Public Interest Indian Law Fellowship Program 2015-2016

Berkey Williams LLP (Berkeley, CA)

Position Type: Fellowship

Practice Area(s): Indian/Native American

Geographic Preference: West (CA, HI, NV, UT, CO, MT, WY)


Berkey Williams LLP (BW) established the Public Interest Indian Law Fellowship Program in 2005. The aims of the Fellowship are to encourage recent law graduates to work in the field of American Indian law and to provide the Fellows with an opportunity to pursue public interest projects in Indian country. The Fellow is encouraged to develop innovative legal strategies for projects which may not traditionally be feasible endeavors for a private law firm. The Firm’s intent is to provide bright, creative law graduates with the time and resources to tackle public interest, social justice, and related issues in Indian country. The Fellowship intends to contribute to the development of public interest Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths might be.

About Berkey Williams

The firm is a private, for-profit partnership with a significant public interest focus. The firm has four attorneys and two paralegals in Berkeley, California, one attorney in Washington, DC, and one attorney in New York. The firm works exclusively for Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Natural resources protection, environmental justice, water and fishing rights, recovery of ancestral lands, cultural resources, tribal sovereignty, self-governance, economic development, Indian child welfare, employment, and health care are representative areas of work. More information may be found on the firm’s web site:

About the Fellowship

The one-year Fellowship offers a competitive salary, full benefits, training, flexibility in balancing work and a private life, and the opportunity to work with experienced attorneys in an established firm focused exclusively on serving Indian tribes and tribal organizations. The Fellow will work in the California office. The Fellowship begins in September, 2015, with some flexibility depending upon the candidate’s schedule. Berkey Williams is committed to recruiting attorneys who will bring a variety of experiences to the firm’s clients, and to supporting them by providing the resources necessary to building a strong career in Indian law. The projects on which a Fellow might work are subject to the creativity of the Fellow and the needs or demands of a particular client tribe or tribal organization.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

Applications are encouraged from recent law graduates with a demonstrated commitment to Indian law. Preference is given to candidates, both Indian and non-Indian, who demonstrate personal or professional experience with Indian communities. High academic achievements are certainly considered, but they are weighed with other equally significant factors: personal accomplishments, professional goals, cultural competence, and the capacity to work conscientiously and independently as needed. Candidates with interest in specific public interest projects are encouraged to bring their proposals to the firm. Candidates are encouraged to seek their own funding as well, as the firm’s ability to offer the fellowship is contingent on funding. Membership in the California Bar, or the Bar of another state, though not essential, is a significant factor in the firm’s evaluation of candidates.

Applying for the Fellowship

Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

Desired Class Level: RECENT GRADS

Posting Date: October 17, 2014

Expiration Date: December 31, 2014


Gloria Coronado
Administrative Assistant
2030 Addison Street Suite 410 Berkeley, California 94704 United States

Resume Receipt: E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How To Apply: Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

Additional Documents: Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Other Documents

Requested Document Notes: Interested law graduates should send a resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative Assistant, at No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

id: 24812

Job Opportunity – Municipal Court Judge




The Judicial Selection Advisory Board is accepting applications for the position of Judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court. 


DUTIES: Presiding over a variety of trial court cases including criminal misdemeanor complaints, traffic charges, jury and non-jury trials, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions, order of protection hearings and other court proceedings.  The position will require familiarity and application of relevant state statutes, city ordinances, Supreme Court Rules, evidentiary rules and case law.  This position is filled by appointment of the City Council to a specified term.


REQUIREMENT: Admission to the Arizona State Bar and a minimum of five years practice of law or equivalent legal experience is required, with preference to at least five years of law practice in Arizona. 


Applications are available through the Phoenix Municipal Court’s web site at through the Judicial Selection Advisory Board c/o Phoenix Municipal Court, 300 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 495-0553.


Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., November 7, 2014.


Successful applicants will be required to take and pass a drug test and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of any required drug test and consideration of background, references, and other job-related selection information.

Job Opportunity – Associate


Yoder & Langford PC (Phoenix, AZ)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Indian/Native American, Taxation

Geographic Preference:

Southwest (AZ, NM)


Full-time associate position for attorney with 0 – 5 years’ experience. Firm practices exclusively with Indian tribal governments and local municipalities, and focuses on tribal tax, tribal economic development,
health care and employee benefits. Intellectual curiosity, dedication and hard work is required. Experience in tribal law and/or employee benefits is preferred.

Desired Class Level:

RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp

Posting Date:

October 10, 2014

Expiration Date:

October 31, 2014


Ms. Catherine Langford
5080 N 40th Street Suite 339 Phoenix, 85018 United States

Resume Receipt:

E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How To Apply:

Please forward resume, cover letter, transcript.

Additional Documents:

Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Other Documents

Requested Document Notes:

Writing sample required only upon request.



Robert Clinton speaks at NMAI – YouTube Video available

The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a special symposium celebrating the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, and the notable book of the same title that accompanies the exhibition. In this segment, Robert N. Clinton speaks on “Treaties with Native Nations: Iconic Historical Records or Modern Necessity?”