Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Native American Rights Fund
Washington, D.C. Office

Description: The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing tribes, Native organizations and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance. NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska. NARF is seeking an experienced attorney for its Washington, D.C. office who will assume primary responsibility for a busy litigation docket. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: JD degree from an accredited school of law, admission or willingness to become admitted to the DC bar, excellent legal research and writing skills, a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience as a practicing attorney, and an interest in Indian law. Experience with, and knowledge of, Native American communities and culture is preferred. Experience in federal court litigation is a plus. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is highly competitive, plus generous health and vacation benefits.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, complete resume (including representative sample of litigation matters), three references and a writing sample to: Karla Bowman, Office/HR Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or by email to

Download pdf job announcement: NARF Staff Attorney

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan’s Sacramento Office is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2-5 years of experience in advising businesses or governmental entities on regulatory and litigation matters before federal, state, tribal or local agencies. Candidates must possess strong academic credentials as well as excellent organization, research, writing, and analytical skills. In addition, membership to the California State Bar is required.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to:

Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources
3610 North 163rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68116

Accepting applications until May 15, 2017.

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Havasupai Tribe Job Announcement / Appellate Judge, Havasupai Court of Appeals


The Appellate Judge would preside over appeal cases for the Havasupai Court of Appeals.  This position would require an individual to review appellate briefs, motions and other pleadings and render decisions under Havasupai Laws.  The Appellate Judge must have the ability to remain unbiased and ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice in the Havasupai Courts. For more information click here

Job Opportunity – Assistant Prosecutor

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Maricopa, AZ

Job Title:  Assistant Prosecutor
Pay Range: $67,028 – $80,433.50 per annum
Reports to: Prosecutor
Supervises: Not a Supervisory position.

Summary: Under general direction of the Prosecutor, prosecutes cases on behalf of the Ak-Chin Indian Community. This is as an exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience equivalent to two years of full time work providing legal counsel in a tribal, local government, or corporate setting, at least one year of trial work is preferred. Federal Indian Law course work or clinical experience in an Indian legal clinic or law school setting will be considered toward the required experience.  Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona and possess a Juris Doctorate.  Must posses a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the Communitys insurance carrier requirements. (see list attached to application or on the website).

Closing Date: Open Until Filled. To be considered for this position, please submit a signed and complete Ak-Chin Indian Community application (additional resume optional), 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a copy of CIB or proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference, and a copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran’s preference to:

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn:  Human Resources Department 16-85b
42507 W. Peters and Nall Rd.
Maricopa, AZ

Fax:  520-568-1051

Download full job description here:  Assistant Prosecutor

Job Opportunity – Interim Executive Director

DNA-People Legal Services


The Interim Executive Director has overall responsibility for the leadership and operation of DNA, including general administration of the program; working with Senior Management in Litigation, Administration, Finance, Development, IT, and Facility Maintenance; personnel management; implementing programmatic policies; providing necessary litigation support; and working with the Board of Directors.


Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah or the Navajo Nation or must be eligible for admission by reciprocity in one of these jurisdictions; must have a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university; a business degree and a J.D. degree are preferred; must have a minimum of seven (7) years progressive management and supervisory experience (including supervision of lawyers and legal professionals), excellent communication skills, excellent skills and supervisory experience in budgeting, financial management and raising funds. Previous experience at a legal aid office is preferable with demonstration of the following: direct work with a board of directors, breadth of organizational experience, honored administrative skill set and time tested wisdom, demonstration of the ability to be unafraid to address hard issues head on and make tough decisions, and strong recommendations.


Persons interested in being considered for this position should upload their letter of introduction, resume, and a list of references to:

or, send to:
Judith M. Dworkin, Esq.
Sacks Tierney P.A.
4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th Floor
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For full pdf job description, click here: 2017 Interim Exec Dir. – Vacancy Announcement and Job Description


Job Opportunities – Part Time Attorney Positions

The Tohono O’odham Advocate Program (TOAP) of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a Legal Aid and Criminal Defense office in Sells, Arizona 60 miles west of Tucson. The Advocate Program represents enrolled tribal members in Tribal Court in Criminal, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Offender, and Estate Planning cases.

The Tohono O’odham Nation, located on the border in southern Arizona, is the second-largest reservation in the U.S. Jurisdictional issues between federal, state and tribal laws, including tradition and culture, present unique opportunities in court.

The Advocate Program has been in existence for over 30 years. Its primary mission is to provide high quality representation to tribal members. The Advocate Program is a service delivery program which means direct contact with clients, representation in courts of the Tohono O’odham Nation and other venues, and advice and counsel to members.

3 part time Attorney positions available. Each position is for a minimum of 20-25 hours per week. Each job also includes generous health benefits, with sick and annual leave accruals.

Must be a member in good standing of a state bar or equivalent. Must apply to practice in the Tohono O’odham Judicial Court upon hire. Prior experience in the field of criminal law and working with Native American communities is strongly preferred. The practice is challenging and interesting.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Cheryl M. Lopez at or Tohono O’odham Advocate Program Attention: Cheryl M. Lopez, Post Office Box 890, Sells AZ 85634.

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney/Project Administrator

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

Ft. Defiance has a vacant Staff Attorney/Project Administrator (no supervision) position under the NARF grant.  The NARF Criminal Grant ends September 30, 2017, due to the length of time left on the grant (5mos), this person will only be responsible for Quarterly Reporting. This person will be 80% Staff Attorney and 20% Project Administrator with additional pay.  The work site is at Fort Defiance DNA Office; requires full time in Fort Defiance, under the direct supervision of the Fort Defiance MA.

To apply for positions, please submit your letter of interest to Human Resource. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 21, 2017. 

The DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, national origin, religion, sec (including marital or parental status), disability, or age. Transportation and all related travel expenses associated with the interview and hiring process must be paid by the applicant. Moving and related relocation expenses are not available.
Qualifications: Attorney must be LICENSED to practice law in respective state; experience with issues of clients communities served.

Attorneys Information

DNA-People’s Legal Services has several litigator positions open in our Navajo offices in Arizona and New Mexico, and in our Flagstaff AZ and Farmington NM off reservation offices. In most cases, litigators licensed in other state jurisdictions can waive into NM or AZ; litigators in Navajo offices Staff Attorney’s provide direct legal services to low-income individuals on a wide range of civil matters, including consumer law, family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, employment, education, health, disability, and elder law. Staff Attorneys represent clients in tribal, state, and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Staff Attorneys work closely with DNA’s tribal court advocates (tribal members who are licensed to practice in tribal courts) and regularly participate in outreach and community education projects. This is a fast-paced and dynamic position, appropriate for applicants who are committed to the ideals of legal services, able to live in a remote area, and willing to travel extensively throughout the Navajo Reservation.

Qualifications: Attorney must be LICENSED to practice law in respective state; experience with issues of clients communities served.

Salary/Benefits: The minimum starting attorney salary is $37,500.  Persons with prior practice experience will start at a higher salary which will vary depending on the nature and duration of such experience. DNA provides health, dental and vision insurance at a minimal cost to employees, and provides paid bar leave, student loan deferral/forgiveness, life insurance coverage, and the option to open a 401(k).

Email application, cover letter, resume, and writing sample to
Applications available on our website:
Contact Human Resource Director at (928) 283-5265 or Fax: (928) 283-5460
EEO/Disability/Veteran/Navajo Preference

Download pdf job announcement: Job Vacancies-Attorney_PA(NARF)

Judicial Vacancy Announcement – Superior Court in Mohave County

Governor Doug Ducey announced (on April 4th) he has begun accepting applications for a vacant judicial position on the Mohave County Superior Court. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Steven F. Conn.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. A copy of the application and instructions for applying can be downloaded at

Applicants must be at least 30 years and less than 65 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, a resident of Arizona for five years prior to taking office, and a resident of Mohave County for at least one year prior to taking office.