Job Attorney – Legal Access Attorney

Under the general supervision of the Tribal Court Assistant Director/Chief Judge, the Legal Access Attorney will assist the Yurok Department of Health & Human Services, the Chief Judge and the Yurok Tribal Court in its client services and legal matters. The Legal Access Attorney will complete a variety of professional assignments. The Legal Access Attorney will work closely with the Social Workers, Staff Attorney, Chief Judge and other department staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have computer knowledge sufficient to do legal research; ability to use the Internet and e-mail correspondence.
  • No convictions for misdemeanor offenses within the last twelve (12) months, no previous felony convictions, or bar ethics violations or on-going ethical violation investigations.
  • No findings of a breach of bar ethics. Candidate must disclose if one has occurred or is pending review.
  • Highly skilled, both orally and in writing.
  • Must have transactional experience i.e., drafting of legal opinions and legislative drafting, etc.
  • Experience in Administrative hearings, two (2) years preferred.
  • Indian law experience, Yurok Tribe preferred
  • Indian Child Welfare Act knowledge, preferred
  • Federal, State and local governmental experience

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Job Opportunity – Native American Outreach Director

The Arizona Democratic Party (ADP) is seeking a passionate, outgoing Native
American Outreach Director. The Director will, in tandem with the Political
Director and Field Director, craft ADP outreach plans and oversee the implementation of the plans and management of deputy directors.

The Native American Outreach Director will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining excellent relationships with all recognized tribes to expand our
ability to compete in local, state, and national campaigns. Responsibilities will
include creating a strategy for increased voter registration, voter awareness campaigns, social media, press and media awareness for Democratic candidates.

As a new battleground state, the Arizona Democratic Party needs a robust
program to achieve its ambitious goals.

Minimum requirements and skills include:

  • Minimum of two to three years of related political experience with a state or
    national committee, political campaign, or non-profit organization;
  • Have a clear understanding of Arizona political landscape.
  • Ability and willingness to work long irregular hours including travel in state.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership development, electoral campaign
    management, staff management, racial justice and/or social equity work.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities change rapidly
  • Fearlessness in building relationships and unconventional alliances.

HOW TO APPLY: This is a full-time position. Please send brief cover letter and
resume to with subject line “Application: Native
American Outreach Director” by August 15, 2019.

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Job Opportunity – Assistant Attorney General

The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters.  The Office seeks two Attorneys with at least 1 year of experience to fill two (2) Assistant Attorney General positions. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts.

Graduate of accredited law school and admitted to practice in at least one state; licensed in Arizona or admitted within 18 months of employment; at least one year of experience in general Indian tribal law; experience in healthcare and contracts a plus.

Salary/Fringe Benefits:
Salary approximately $86,000 to $145,000 depending on experience; group health/life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and other benefits provided.

Submit resume, legal writing sample and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Joshua Rees, Acting Attorney General at

Applications accepted until position filled.

Primary Contact:
Joshua Rees
Acting Attorney General
PO Box 830 Sells, AZ 85634

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Job Opportunity – Attorney General

Tohono O’odham Nation
Sells, Arizona

Closing date: September 3, 2019

Position Summary: The attorney general provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. (Job description available at

Minimum Qualifications: Juris doctorate from an accredited law school, a licensed attorney admitted to practice before the highest court of a state of the United States, three years of supervisory experience and ten years of experience in the practice of law. If appointed, must be admitted to State Bar of Arizona within 18 months. Subject to background investigation.

Indian Preference:
Preference in filling vacancies will be given to (1) enrolled members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, (2) enrolled members of other tribal nations or tribes, (3) other candidates.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should email a completed application form (available at, resume, letter of interest, and three writing samples. Writing samples must include at least one pleading or substantive memorandum filed in court. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please provide all application materials to:
ATTN: Julianna Saraficio, Legislative Assistant
Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch
(520) 383-5260 (office)

Download job announcement: AttorneyGeneral_Job_Announcement.updated.

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Job Opportunity – Indian Law Attorney

Rosette LLP is a majority-Indian owned and operated law firm providing legal services to federally-recognized Indian tribes and their governmental entities and agencies nationwide.
We are currently seeking an attorney for the Firm’s Chandler office, in Chandler, Arizona, who has three to five years of relevant experience. Candidates must be a member in good standing of at least the Arizona Bar. Preference will be given to attorneys who are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, as well as those who have an established commitment to protecting the interests of federally-recognized Indian Tribes and matters involving Native American heritage, as well as a keen interest and experience in Federal Indian law including in the areas of litigation (in tribal, state and federal courts), transactional law, gaming law, internal tribal governance matters, lobbying, water law and/environmental law.

*We recognize we recently ran an ad but have since filled that position, and are hiring an additional Attorney.

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic atmosphere with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills are required. Must have the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships. Must be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States.
We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health care, 401k, and vacation.

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