Call for Presenters – 3rd Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference

Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Development Program is proud to be hosting its 3rd Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference

Sovereignty and E-Commerce: Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country

Click here to download Call for Presenters

Conference Dates: February 2 – 3, 2017
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino,
I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226

We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for this upcoming CLE conference.  Please share with your friends and colleagues who may be interested.

Questions?  Please email  We hope you will join us!


Job Opportunity – Associate Judge

The City of Surprise is now accepting applications for the position of Associate Judge.

The Associate Judge is appointed by the City Council, reports directly to the Presiding Judge and is responsible for misdemeanor and civil traffic, zoning, orders of protection, and injunctions against harassment filed with the Surprise City Court. The Associate Judge is responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court Rules, State statutes, City ordinances, and case law when presiding over trials to the court, trials to a jury, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions, and other hearings. The Associate Judge is also responsible for imposing sentences commensurate to the offense and within the parameters allowed by law. Competencies include exercising considerable independent judgment in managing the docket, ruling on motions, and adjudicating cases.

To be eligible, applicants must: 1) be an active member of the State Bar of Arizona in good standing for at least five (5) years prior to appointment; 2) be free from any discipline by any State Bar or State Supreme Court for a period of ten years prior to appointment; 3) successfully complete employment screening pursuant to City of Surprise Code, Chapter 3.

To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please visit for information on the application and selection process.

The final filing date for this position is Friday, September 9, 2016 by noon.

Questions should be directed to the City of Surprise Human Resource Department at 623.222.3500


Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor

Office of the Solicitor
Phoenix, AZ
Closing Date:
September 2, 2016

As an Attorney-Adviser with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Intermountain Region, Phoenix Field Office located in Phoenix, Arizona, your specific duties will include:

  • Providing advice on and legal services on matters relating to laws and regulations of general applicability to Federal agencies, such as, but not limited to, the Freedom of Information Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act, Federal Tort Claims Act, federal appropriation laws, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Touhy requests, and similar matters.
  • Providing litigation support on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and Interior agencies, to the Department of Justice in federal, state, or administrative litigation.
  • Reviewing and providing advice on draft legislation and policy guidance for Interior agencies.
  • Providing advice on and representing Interior agencies in administrative tribunals, such as the Interior Board of Land Appeals, Interior Board of Indian Affairs, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and other administrative tribunal.
  • Providing advice on land management issues, such as, but not limited to, environmental compliance and restoration, trespass, acquisitions, title opinions, and issues associated with managing the federal water delivery systems.
  • Providing advice on and representing Interior agencies on employment and labor law issues in administrative and judicial cases and matters.

For full job description, click here.

Job Opportunity – Chief Judge of Tribal Court

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Chief Judge

Position Number: 700013
Closing Date: August 24, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Lynn Davis, Administrative Services Manager or Elizabeth Asahi Sato, HR Director,

Position Description: Adjudicate civil and criminal cases on the Warm Springs reservation and administer the overall tribal court system. Protect all individual rights as guaranteed by the Constitution and by-laws, the law and order code of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the United States of America. Guide and service work of other judges, department head and court administrator. Preside over all cases presented to the court under the CTWS Law and Order code and ordinances. Recommend additions, deletions and modifications to overall court system, its laws, rules and regulations.

Education & Experience: Law degree preferred or relevant college course work in legal field. Ten years of experience in private or public job that is related to adjudicating civil and/or criminal cases. A combination of legal course work and/or experience is acceptable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written, verbal and presenting. Thorough working knowledge of tribal court laws, rules of court, tribal code, ordinance and resolutions, laws pertaining to Indian tribes and other federal and state laws affecting Warm Springs Understanding of reservation’s customs, traditions and values. Other duties as indicated in Position Description.

Download Warm Springs_Chief_Judge_Recruitment pdf job announcement.

Job Application Site:

REVISED–APPLICATION DUE DATE CHANGE – Applications Being Accepted for Arizona Court of Appeals – Division I Vacancy

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Judge Maurice Portley. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees to Governor Doug Ducey.

An updated version of the application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to

 Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years. To be eligible, an applicant must also have resided in Maricopa County for the past three years.  

The original completed application, one single-sided copy and 16 double-sided copies must be returned to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on September 6, 2016. 

Applicants for the recent vacancy in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

 The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held. 

 All meetings of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments are open to the public. 

 As of January 1, 2017, the new judge will be paid $152,250 annually.


Multiple Job Opportunities with Hopi Tribe

Hopi Tribe Job Announcement:

Licensed Deputy Prosecutor

General Counsel

Chief Judge

Pro Tem Judges

For full list of job descriptions and to obtain an application, see the Tribe’s site here.

Applications can be submitted:
a: To the Office of Human Resources
b: Mailed to:  The Hopi Tribe, Human Resources, PO Box 123, Kykotsmovi Arizona 86039
c: Faxed to (928) 734-6611 (Please call to verify that HR received your fax)
d: Or e-mail to

Job Opportunity – Legal Counsel

Under the direction of the General Counsel, legal counsel assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises (MPTN) concerning legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations.

Juris Doctorate required from an ABA-accredited/approved law school. At least five (5) years of experience practicing law in a government, private or corporate setting with some experience or exposure to the field of federal Indian law. Must be admitted to practice law in a State or federal jurisdiction at time of appointment to position, preferably in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. Must be admitted to practice law in Connecticut and in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court within one year of appointment.

Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and problem solving skills required. Demonstrated excellent ability to research and analyze (both orally and in written form) legal issues, concerns or problems is required. Excellent ability to communicate legal concepts and analysis to MPTN (including its elected officials, officers, employees and representatives), to patrons, vendors or any other person necessary to resolve a matter is required. Excellent ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys and paralegals and take direction from General Counsel and Legal Counsel, as required. Please note that we have designated this position as a “key” position pursuant to the Tribal and Native American Preference Law.


Salary pay commensurate with education and experience.

2 MATT’S PATH, P.O. BOX 3060

Pipeline to Law Workshop at University of South Dakota – Application 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:

September 16-17, 2016 at University of South Dakota
Application deadline: August 25, 2016

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshops Flyer.

Job Opportunity – ICW Attorney

Chickasaw Nation
Department: Family Services
Division: Family Support
Program: Child Welfare Services (CWS)
Location: Ada, OK

General Definition: Performs professional legal work in preparation of court cases.  Researches and tries routine cases in accordance with state and federal laws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Possess knowledge of legal principles and applications, legal research methods; scope of tribal, state and federal laws affecting the placement and welfare of Chickasaw children; knowledge of court rules, hearing procedures and of rules of evidence.  Skills in performing research, analyzing, appraising and applying legal principles, facts and standards to legal dilemmas. In presenting statement of fact, argues clearly and logically in written and oral form; is clear and concise when drafting statutes and other legal instruments, documents and correspondence involving the explanation of legal matters. Individual must have a thorough understanding of laws affecting the placement and welfare of Chickasaw children, specifically the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Oklahoma ICWA, Adoptions and Safe Families Act (ASFA), Oklahoma Children Code and Chickasaw Children’s Code.

For full job description and application, click the following link:
The Chickasaw Nation – Employment Center