2019 Wiring the Rez: Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce CLE Conference

Wiring the Rez:  Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce CLE Conference

The 5th Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference proudly presented by the Indian Legal Program and the Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Development Program

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2019 / Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino / Chandler, AZ

The goal of this conference is to explore the issues surrounding the development of Tribal Digital Sovereignty and e-commerce in Indian Country. Experts will examine the shifting political, legal and tax landscape in Indian Country, explore modern business models including: tribal operation of technology and data centers, online lending, online sports betting, blockchain technology and crypto currencies. We will also review jurisdictional and regulatory complexities and address the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, and the possible implications to tribal sovereignty, and the ongoing need for tribes to finance and build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations while complying with appropriate federal guidelines. Attorneys, scholars, financiers, tax, technology and gaming experts along with innovative tribal leaders will share strategies and practical implementations of diverse business models of current and future e-commerce and infrastructure enterprises to bridge the digital divide.

Who should attend: Tribal leaders, tribal government council members, lawyers practicing in Indian Country on and off the reservation, economic planning and development experts, media developers, business, finance and technology specialists, virtual casino managers & executives, online vendors and entrepreneurs, regulatory experts, scholars and students of Indian law.

Agenda & registration at: http://events.asucollegeoflaw.com/ilp-wiringtherez/

Early Rate ends on Jan. 4, 2019
Regular Rate ends Jan. 25, 2019
Non-Profit & Government Rate available  $300.00

Please join us in sunny Phoenix in January!  Registration is open.

Job Opportunity- General Counsel

Navajo Housing Authority
General Counsel

Job Location: Window Rock, Arizona – Executive Office
Salary: $130,000-170,000 DOE
Closing Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Class Summary:
This is an advanced, /stand-alone classification encompassing incumbents responsible for providing in-house counsel and legal services to NHA leadership and the Board of Commissioners. Incumbents possess and apply a comprehensive knowledge of the legal field to actively guide and support NHA’s ongoing operations. Responsibilities may include conducting legal research and developing legal opinions; overseeing compliance activities; contracting issues, and conducting litigation including all related research and document preparation. Incumbents will actively participate in monthly Board of Commissioners Meetings. Incumbents operate with considerable latitude for unreviewed actions or decisions by virtue of their expert level knowledge and experience. Assignments generally require the interpretation and application of broad organizational policies and objectives into defined programs or services. Safety is a critical factor with NHA and all employees will adhere to Safety Policies and ensure Safety is how we perform our duties.

Required Experience:
• Valid Driver’s License
• Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited ABA law school
• Five years of legal work experience.
• Active member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and state license in Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah required.

• Knowledge of HUD and NAHASDA laws, regulations, rules, procedures, and requirements
• Substantive knowledge in the following areas, preferable: Indian Housing Programs, Indian Law, Construction Law, Business or Corporate Law, Economic Development, Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Workers Compensation, Federal Environmental Law, Federal, State, and Navajo Litigation Practice, Employment or Navajo Preference in Employment, Real Estate Transactions, Landlord or Tenant Law, and/or Mortgages or Financial Transactions.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit or upload their resumes and transcriptions on our NHA website at http://www.hooghan.org/ by the closing date to be considered for the position. All applicants are subject to background investigation and must have a valid driver’s license. Failure to submit required documents on-line shall be considered incomplete. If you have any questions please contact NHA Human Resources at (928) 729-6623.

To download full job description and application information, click here.

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney – Michigan Indian Legal Services
Traverse City – MI (United States)

Practice Area:Tribal / Indian Law
Preferred Years of Experience: 3
Application Begins On: 11/7/2018, 8:00 AM MST
Application Deadline: 12/7/2018, 11:30 PM MST
Anticipated Job Start Date: Jan 2, 2019

Interview Format: In Person Interview

Job Description
POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has an opening for a staff attorney to work out of its Traverse City, Michigan office.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Native Americans and tribes. MILS represents individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicants will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three plus years relevant litigation experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians.

BENEFITS: This is a full time position with a salary from $43,000 to $58,000 depending on experience. MILS offers a generous health benefit and vacation/sick leave package.

MILS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply. The ideal applicant will have experience working in Native American communities.

Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to:
James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686
Application Email: jkeedy@mils.org

Job Opportunity – Prosecutor III

Gila River Indian Community
Sacaton, AZ
Closing Date: 11/07/2018

The Prosecutor III represents the Community in the litigation of the more complex criminal complaints and works with the US Attorney’s Office to ensure serious crimes are federally prosecuted. The Prosecutor III will assist in training of the junior prosecuting attorneys, and must be intimately familiar with professional responsibilities as an attorney.


  • Represent the Community in special prosecutions, high profile cases, complex criminal complaints and other matters as assigned.
  • Represent the Community in the Community courts at all stages of criminal and civil cases in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner.
  • Represents the community in Court at arraignments/initial hearings, pretrial/status conferences, review and evidentiary hearings and trials/adjudications in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner as assigned, must be largely independent in such abilities.
  • Represent the Community in multidisciplinary meetings with the US Attorney’s Office to ensure serious crimes are federally prosecuted.
  • Conduct legal research, analysis and document production related to the litigation of criminal cases in the Community courts.
  • Draft legal pleadings for the Community in criminal and civil cases.
  • Gather and analyze evidence in criminal cases.
  • Maintain case files, calendars and databases for criminal cases.
  • Assist in the development, revision and modification of the Community’s laws, resolutions and ordinances.
  • Represent the Community at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited law school and current membership in good standing with the Arizona State Bar; minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a licensed attorney with specialized and significant experience as an attorney in criminal litigation, including trial experience preferably.

Download full job description here.
To apply, go to: http://www.gilariver.org/