Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney

Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP, Colorado (Durango, CO)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Indian/Native American


Maynes, Bradford, Shipps and Sheftel, LLP, a thirteen-lawyer, Preeminent A-V and BEST Tier 1 rated law firm headquartered in Durango, Colorado, is seeking an associate attorney for a position in the firms Southern Ute Indian Tribe In-House Lawyer Training Program. For more than 40 years, the Maynes firm has served as general counsel for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, a tribe that is recognized for its national role in Indian country.

The program is designed to train lawyers for eventual placement in the
Southern Ute Indian Tribes Legal Department, and a substantial portion
of the training will be conducted in coordination with the Tribes Legal Department. The program includes exposure to, and training in, all
aspects of Indian law, as well as supervised client contact. After the
mentoring-training period, estimated to be two to three years, a
successful trainee will be recommended to the Southern Ute Indian
Tribal Council as an in-house attorney with the Tribes Legal

The position requires an Indian law background and membership in the
Colorado Bar or ability to become licensed within eight months. Native
American preference will be given for this unique employment opportunity. Salary and benefits are competitive relative to the Four Corners region.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2015; however, applications will
be considered and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Interested
applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample
to the following address, fax number, or e-mail address: Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP, Southern Ute Indian Tribe In-House Lawyer Training Program, P.O. Box 2717, Durango, CO 81302-2717,
Fax: (970)247-8827

Desired Class Level:

RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Alum 7+ yrs exp

Posting Date:

March 17, 2015

Expiration Date:

April 24, 2015


Suzanne SingleyPO Box 2717 Durango, Colorado 81302-2717

Resume Receipt:

Other (see below)

How To Apply: or as noted in job posting

Additional Documents:

Cover Letter, Writing Sample