Ninth Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – January 28, 2016

Professor Lance Morgan, Associate Professor of Law and President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., will give a talk entitled: “The Rise of Tribes and the Fall of Federal Indian Law.”

Thursday, January 28 – Great Hall – 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public!!!
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This (live) lecture will qualify for 0.75 CLE credit hours towards the annual Arizona State Bar CLE requirements.

Job Opportunity – General Counsel

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is seeking an Associate General Counsel to work in-house with the Tribe’s Justice Department. Assignments cover a broad range of Indian Law topics, including natural resources, energy development, taxation, water, litigation, code development and economic development, just to name a few.

Tribal headquarters is located in Towaoc, Colorado, and the Tribe’s jurisdiction extends into New Mexico and Utah. Interested candidates may contact Peter Ortego, General Counsel, at (970) 564 5641 or Deadline for submission is January 11, 2016.

Job Opportunity – Pro Tem Judge

The Hopi Tribe is seeking a qualified person to serve as a Pro Tem Judge of the Hopi Tribal Court located in Keams Canyon, Arizona on the Hopi Indian Reservation. The Hopi Tribal Court is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Winslow, Arizona. The Hopi Tribe exercises jurisdiction over a broad range of civil and criminal matters. A Pro Tem Judge(s) will be appointed to hear cases as assigned by the Chief Judge in instances where the Hopi Trial Court judges have conflicts of interest and in other cases where needed. This is a part-time, as needed appointment and will be paid at a daily stipend rate.

See full job description, click here

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Job Title: Staff Attorney
Classification: Full Time Regular
Department: Legal
Overtime: Exempt
Background Check: Criminal History (based upon personal identifying information).

Work with Indian individuals, families, organizations and Tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian Law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, estate planning, trust assets, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. May represent clients in court or before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.

Download full job description here: Staff Attorney Job Descriptionn

Job Opportunity – General Counsel

The General Counsel is the principal legal counsel of the Hopi Tribe and reports directly to the Hopi Tribal Council. The General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi government as specified by the Tribal Council. The General Counsel manages the work of the Tribe’s Office of General Counsel, and assists the Tribal Council in managing the work of the Tribe’s outside legal counsel.

Job #:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Number of positions: 1
Department: Office of General Counsel
Salary: $DOE
Full job description here.

To obtain the employment application, you may go to the Tribe’s website or click the following link:

Questions may be directed to its HR office at 928-734-3212.

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney II


Associate Attorney II
Office of Legal Counsel
Hourly Wage: $40.56/Regular/Full-Time

Serves as legal counsel to the Yakama Nation Tribal Council, Yakama Nation government as a whole, including all departments and programs, and Yakama Nation enterprises. Representation includes appearances before tribal, state, and federal courts, and other hearing bodies. Services encompass many different subject matter areas without specialization in any particular field other than Federal Indian law.

To view full job description, click here: 2015-223-associate-attorney-office-of-legal-counsel

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