Request for Proposal Prosecutorial Services

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is soliciting detailed proposals from individuals and/or firms interested in serving as the Prosecutor for the Washoe Tribe in the Washoe Tribal Court, a court of general jurisdiction. The Prosecutor is responsible for all prosecutor duties related to adult criminal and juvenile delinquency matters for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Successful candidates must have the ability to earn the respect of all who appear in Tribal Court and must be able to work effectively with Tribal Members and pro se parties.

Successful applicants will meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements:

  1. Licensed attorney in good standing with a state bar association.
  2. A minimum of one year of prosecutorial experience.
  3. No criminal or misdemeanor convictions involving a crime of moral turpitude in the last seven (7) years.
  4. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements.
  5. Knowledge of tribal laws and codes, modern tribal court practices, judicial procedure, and rules of evidence.
  6. Knowledge of federal laws and regulations pertaining to Native Americans and tribal organizations.
  7. Knowledge of tribal governments and criminal and civil procedures.
  8. Ability to work with judges, law enforcement, probation, social services, the legal department, and court staff in a professional manner.
  9. Ability to confer and cooperate with neighboring counties in a professional manner.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  11. Ability to exercise independent judgment and negotiate legal actions.
  12. Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

Interested individuals or firms should provide résumé, references, detailed work experience, and identify hourly rate and estimated total cost of providing competent prosecutorial work.

Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered, as long as four (4) copies are physically received at Washoe Tribal Headquarters. Faxed, emailed, or electronic proposals are not acceptable. This Request for Proposals is open until filled. Any information required or questions regarding this RFP should be addressed and/or delivered to:

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
If Mailing: 919 Hwy 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
If Delivering: 919 Hwy 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Attention : Kim Trovato
Phone Number: (775) 265-8600
Fax Number: (775) 265-8651

For more information, see the Washoe Tribe website.

Job Opportunity – General Counsel

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Pay Rate: $89,975- $143,959

Under direct supervision the General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice on matters affecting the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Prepares legal research and writings as required; reports to Tribal Council the findings of all assigned tasks. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree of Juris Doctorate or Bachelor of Law Degree from an accredited law school and five years increasingly responsible experience representing clients in the legal field.
  • Must be admitted to the bar of the States of Nevada and/or California.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.
  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.No felony convictions, nor misdemeanor convictions, which involve a crime of moral turpitude.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
  • Preference will be given to qualified Native Americans.

For full job description and how to apply, see the following link:

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney


Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC is seeking a motivated, self-driven, and ambitious full-time associate. Kewenvoyouma Law is a 100% Indian owned boutique law firm providing legal services exclusively to Tribes, tribal entities, tribal agencies, and Individual Indian business owners. Our firm provides services in the area of Indian law, business transactions, economic development, finance, commercial transactions, business formations, government relations gaming, and water rights. We are proud to assist as day-to-day general or special counsel for Tribes and corporate counsel to Tribal businesses.


  • J.D. Degree from an A.B.A accredited law school with Bar License in California, New Mexico and/or Arizona (or pending License)
  • 2-6 Years of experience (this is not necessarily legal experience, but may include business or tribal affairs experience as well)
  • Demonstrated education or experience in federal Indian law
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills
  • Transactional law, business law, economic development and gaming experience a plus

Applicants should submit the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Transcripts (if graduated within 0-4 years)
  • Three references

Please submit information via email to Please contact Gina Bocardo at 480-428-4590 with any questions. Experience and/or education in transactional, business, economic development, or gaming law preferred. Native American hiring preference will be provided to qualified attorneys.

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

The Rocky Mountain Office of Earthjustice, located in Denver, Colorado, is seeking applicants for two Associate Attorneys to begin work in the summer or fall of 2016.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.


  • Law school graduate by fall of 2016 admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Colorado State Bar.
  • Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, sound yet creative judgment.
  • Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.  Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Resume.
  • One or two page cover letter that addresses: 1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; 2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental or justice issues that inspire you; and 3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
  • Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
  • Law school transcript.
  • List of three references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please reach out to if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

For full application, click the following link: Associate Attorney-Rocky Mountain Regional

Job Opportunity – Director, Bureau of Indian Education

Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Salary Range: $168,315.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Location: Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: 7/8/16

Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 566 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. While the role of Indian Affairs has changed significantly in the last three decades in response to a greater emphasis on Indian self-governance and self-determination, Tribes still look to Indian Affairs for a broad spectrum of services.

Are you interested in joining:

  • An agency whose responsibilities touch the lives of all Americans, and contributes to the Nation’s environmental quality, economic vitality, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders?

The U.S. Department of the Interior has a multifaceted mission that combines natural resource protection, recreation, natural resource use, services to communities and individuals, and biological and earth sciences.  Indian Affairs offers an extensive scope of programs that covers the entire range of Federal, State and local government services.  The Bureau of Indian Education administers an education system consisting of 183 schools and dormitories, educating approximately 42,000 elementary and secondary students and 28 tribal colleges, universities, and post-secondary schools.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs administers an extensive scope of  programs from social services, natural resources management on trust lands representing 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals, estates, economic development programs, law enforcement and detention services, land and water claim settlements, housing improvements, disaster relief, replacement and repair of schools, repair and maintenance of roads and bridges and operates a series of irrigation systems and provides electricity to rural Arizona.  Indian Affairs is seeking individuals who share a passion for our country’s most valuable resources and a commitment to obtaining, training and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to accomplish our exciting and challenging mission.

This position is located in the Bureau of Indian Education; and you can find more information specific to our organization at

Indian Preference Policy:  Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, U.S.C. Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

For full job description and how to apply, see the following link:

Job Opportunity – Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator

National Indian Gaming Commission
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Closing date: 6/29/16

This position is located in the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). The NIGC is an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to work within the framework created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands to fully realize IGRA’s goals: (1) promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency and strong tribal governments; (2) maintaining the integrity of the Indian gaming industry; and (3) ensuring that tribes are the primary beneficiaries of their gaming activities.

The incumbent works with the Director of Public Affairs and Senior Leadership to coordinate NIGC congressional initiatives, external relationship building, government-to-government consultations, and other intergovernmental coordination. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in the performance of difficult and high profile assignments in preparation of briefing and presentation materials, both oral and written, which require familiarity and comprehension with the operations of the NIGC, the federal legislative process, the NIGC Consultation Policy, and tribal and state governmental structures.

For full job description and how to apply, please see the following link:

Pipeline to Law Workshop at MSU – deadline in 1 week!

Pipeline To Law WorkshopsThis fall the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host sessions in three different states to help students better understand the law school admissions process. Attend a session at Michigan State University Law, University of South Dakota Law or Arizona State University Law. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for these events online at:

August 5-6, 2016 at MSU – Application deadline: June 30, 2016

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshops Flyer.