Job Opportunity – Assistant United States Attorney

Department of Justice, Office of U.S. Attorney
405 Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

About the Office:
The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), District of Arizona, is seeking applications from attorneys for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. The USAO handles cases on behalf of the federal government in the Criminal Divisions. The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, immigration offenses, alien smuggling, narcotics, health care fraud, public corruption and violent crimes originating on public lands in in Arizona’s federally recognized Indian tribes. The work of the AUSAs in this district mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse case load of any law office, public or private, in the country.

Job Description: 

AUSA will be dedicated to Criminal Civil rights work, including human trafficking, hate crimes, and color of law prosecutions. AUSA will perform civil rights related community outreach and law enforcement training. AUSA will immediately undertake the review and prosecution of cases, many high profile, in any of several units within the district.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progresses.

The applicant must be able to work well with client agencies, possess superior oral and written communication skills, have strong character and interpersonal skills; have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

For full job description and application process, see the following link:

Job Opportunity – Assistant United States Attorney

USAO Eastern District of Virginia
Criminal Division

2100 Jamieson Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22314

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 26, 2016

About the Office:
The United States Attorney (U.S. Attorney) for the Eastern District of Virginia has four offices which are located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) are assigned to each of these offices to prosecute criminal cases.  The district consists of more than 19,000 square miles, has a population of 5,730,000, and includes numerous federal agencies (including the Defense Department and the CIA), military installations, and major airports.  The Office has over 90 criminal AUSAs who handle a wide variety of complex cases, including drug trafficking and money-laundering crimes, terrorism-related offenses, firearms and other violent crime offenses, cyber-crimes, environmental crimes, and a variety of fraud and white-collar offenses.

Job Description: 
An appointment as an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for highly motivated attorneys:  an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials.  Working in the Criminal Division of the Alexandria Office, the AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to prosecute federal criminal cases and prepare appeals in the following unit:  Major Crimes.  The position will focus on organized and violent crime prosecutions.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.  Temporary appointments may or may not be made permanent without further competition.


Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one-year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.

For full job description and application process, see the following link:

Job Opportunity – Attorney Advisor

Civil Rights Division
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
Washington, DC 20530

Application Deadline:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police service, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also has jurisdiction to enforce constitutional prohibitions on certain conduct by law enforcement agencies and public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities.

Job Description:
The incumbent selected for this position will be responsible for the following duties: providing legal counsel and technical assistance to federal civil rights offices; conducting administrative investigations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other statutes that prohibit discrimination by recipients of federal funds, including investigations involving access to the courts, criminal justice agencies, and other recipients of DOJ financial assistance, which may include the drafting of letters of findings and resolution agreements; providing guidance to agencies relating to federally-assisted educational programs under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1973; negotiations; developing and/or providing training; legal research and writing, including preparation of statements of interest on matters in litigation relating to issues arising under Title VI or Title IX; developing or working on proactive and reactive policy approaches to issues handled by the Section; and/or some limited opportunities for litigation.


Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and possess a minimum of two and half years of post-professional law degree experience. Applicants also must have strong, demonstrated qualifications in the following areas: academic achievement; written and oral communication skills; the ability to analyze complex issues; skill and experience working collaboratively and productively with others; organizational skills; professional judgment; initiative; and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment. In addition, applicants must have (1) substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the work of the section (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in federally assisted programs, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally-assisted educational program and Executive Orders 12250 and 13166) or substantially similar laws, rules and regulations; and (2) the ability to coordinate federal interagency working groups and work with individual federal agencies to assist them in complying with nondiscrimination statutes enforced by the Section. In addition, applicants must have outstanding professional references.

For full job description and application process, see the following link:

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference – Oct. 28

Navajo Nation Law CLE 2016
Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference  will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the new law school, Arizona Center for Law and Society located at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

Early Bird Registration is now available! Register today at:

Download PDF flyer here.

Questions? Contact us at or 480-965-2922

Pipeline to Law Workshop at University of South Dakota – Application deadline in 2 weeks!

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.

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 5, 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.

Contact: Vanessa Haney
(602) 452-30981501 West Washington Street, Suite 221 Phoenix, AZ 85007


NABA-AZ 2016 Seven Generations Honorees

NABA-AZ Seven Generations Flyer 2016

The Native American Bar Association of Arizona (“NABA-AZ”) would like to congratulate its 2016 NABA-AZ Seven Generations Honorees.

Please save the date, as the Seven Generations Dinner and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, Arizona 85048, Gila River Indian Community.

Please contact Kate Rosier at (480) 965-6204 or, NABA-AZ Dinner Committee Chair, if you have any questions about this event.

Job Opportunity – Indian Law Unit Staff Attorney

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
Application Deadline: 9/2/2016, 11:30 PM

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and other sources. Wisconsin Judicare provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin, as well as the 11 federally recognized Indian tribes.

Job Description
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is seeking a full-time staff attorney in the Wausau office located in Wausau, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning September 1st for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts.

(1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups; (2) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and (3) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; knowledge of Native American issues is preferred. Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to those eligible low-income Wisconsin residents. All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations. Staff attorneys may be called on to provide training and assistance to Judicare panel private attorneys, and training for community agencies. Travel may be required.

Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $36,000 for a full-time position. This position includes full fringe benefits, which currently consists of health, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan and vacation and sick time.

TO APPLY Submit resume, references, and writing sample to: Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. P.O. Box 6100 Wausau, WI 54402-6100 Wisconsin Judicare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.


Job Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer

Association of Village Council Presidents
Department: Administration

Job Purpose
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Executive Board.

• Participate with the Executive Board and Tribal Governing Bodies in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization

• Identify, assess, and inform the Executive Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization in a timely and routine manner

• Act as an advisor to the Executive Board on all aspects of the organization’s activities

• Foster effective team work between the Executive Board and the CEO and between the CEO and staff

• In addition to serving the Executive Board as spokesperson, as required, act as a spokesperson for the organization in a manner consistent with approved organizational resolutions

• Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Executive Board as appropriate and jointly with the Executive Board when appropriate

See full job description – Chief Executive Officer

For additional information, see the following link: