Job Opportunity – Legal Director

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will lead and expand the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona’s legal program, including developing and litigating high-impact cases and managing the legal department. The Legal Director will be responsible for setting the overall legal strategy to advance the ACLU of Arizona’s mission, as well as handling the day-to-day management of legal staff, volunteers and cooperating attorneys. As a critical member of the organization’s senior management team, the Legal Director will provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy in priority areas of immigrants’ rights, voting rights, reproductive rights and LGBT equality. In addition, the Legal Director works in close coordination with our policy, outreach, and communications team, as well as with the national ACLU staff, to advance advocacy goals.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a cover letter to that illustrates your commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, a current resume, a legal writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Include “Legal Director Search” in the subject line and specify how you heard about the posting. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Hard copy materials may also be sent to the attention of “Legal Director Search,” ACLU of Arizona, P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011.

Deadline: March 20, 2016 although applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

For full job description, click here.


Save The Date: ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – April 7

ILP Alumni Reception Award CeremonyAnnouncing the 17th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 7, 2016 (5-7 p.m.) at Shadow Lounge, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope to see you there!

Friendly reminder – Don’t forget to nominate your classmates for the ILP alumni awards. These will be given out at the ILP mixer at Fed Bar. Awards will be presented at the ILP Alumni Reception at Fed Bar on April 7th at Talking Sticks Resort. (See nominations details – 2016 ILP Alumni Awards Nominations). Nominations due Monday, February 29th! Nomination materials should be sent by email to:


Job Opportunity – Deputy Attorney General (Criminal Prosecution)

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Department: Office of the Attorney General
Position: Deputy Attorney General (Criminal Prosecution)
Reports To: Attorney General

Job Summary: The Office of the Attorney General provides legal representation to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, its Tribal Council, departments, and enterprises. The Office is a diverse and dynamic working environment.

For Employment Application visit:

Submit completed application to:
CRIT Human Resource Department
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, Arizona 85344

Click here to view vacancy announcement.

Job Opportunity – Presiding Judge

Tempe Municipal Court

Actively support and uphold the City’s stated mission and values. Direct, organize and supervise the administration of the judicial and internal administrative functions of the Municipal Court. The Presiding Judge shall perform administrative duties as set forth in Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2005-32, and as may be delegated by the Presiding Superior Court Judge. Serves as chief executive officer of the City of Tempe Municipal Court.

February 19, 2016

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received no later than March 18, 2016.

The Presiding Judge is responsible for the leadership and management of all professional, legal and judicial functions of the Tempe Municipal Court. This includes compliance with the administrative authority of the Arizona Court system.


A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Arizona in good standing for a minimum of five years is required.

Work Experience:
A minimum of five years’ experience as an appointed or elected full-time judge with a Court in Arizona, or five years’ experience as a full-time Court Commissioner who also serves as a full-time Judge Pro Tem in an Arizona Court is required. Preference will be given to those candidates who have served as a judge in a limited jurisdiction court, and who have a total of ten years’ experience in the legal profession. Preference will be given to those candidates who have administrative, managerial, and supervisory experience in the public sector.

Applicants are required to complete the on-line process. You must also complete the supplemental questionnaire and insert as an attachment to your on-line application. Additionally, you must also attach a resume in the resume section of the on-line application.

Click here to apply on-line

See Presiding Judge for full job description.

Job Opportunity – General Attorney

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of the General Counsel

Duty Station: San Francisco, CA
Salary Range: $70,333-$153,998 per year
Open Period: February 22, 2016 through March 6, 2016

Job Summary:
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice in a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions.

See full job description here.



Job Opportunity – Chief Judge

Nez Perce Tribe seeks applicants for CHIEF JUDGE HR-15-122.  This 4-yr. contract position requires a wide range of legal and administrative skills, handling all phases of civil and criminal litigation, drafting orders, opinions, etc., and assuring effective operation of the Tribal Court.

Requires 3 yrs. experience as a judge, tribal court judicial experience preferred.  Requires thorough knowledge of Indian law, a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in any state bar.

A complete application includes a NPT application including current resume and contact information for 4 work-related references including 2 judges.  Application form and information and full position announcement is at Nez Perce Tribe Job Openings or contact Robert Kipp at 208-843-7332. Tribal preference applies.  Open until filled.