Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney/Law Clerk

Ho-Chunk Nation
Staff Attorney-Law Clerk
Judiciary Branch

Summary: Assist Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school and in good standing of a State Bar. Strong research and writing skills. Strong word processing and computer research skills. Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with Tribal and Federal Indian Law. Fluency in Ho-Chunk Language desired but not required. Preference to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation, then other Native Americans. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check. No felony convictions, no current open criminal cases or civil matters that would reflect negatively on the Judiciary Branch. Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proper insurance, is required. This is an appointed position.

Working Conditions: Office setting, courtroom. Occasional travel may be required.
We offer 401(K), Competitive Health, Dental, Vision, and Life benefits.


Please submit to:
Clerk of Court, Mary Thunder at

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Mary Thunder or David Wilson at 715-284-2722 or by e-mail at

For job description, click: HCN Judiciary Staff Attorney

Job Opportunity – Chief Judge

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Chief Judge
Closing date: 11/09/18 5PM

Under general direction and supervision of the Community Council, presides over the Ak-Chin Indian Community Court and administers its overall functions. This is a four year contract position.

Prior experience as a Judge preferred. Adult and juvenile experience equivalent to seven years full-time criminal justice, law enforcement, or closely related work, at least two years of which included supervisory/managerial responsibilities. Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited university. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona, or acquire Arizona Bar Certification within one (1) year from date of hire. Must have a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the Community’s insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete a background check.

For full job description, please download AK-Chin_Chief Judge

To submit application, go to

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (“FPM”) has developed a reputation as aggressive litigators, advocates, and accomplished negotiators. Our dynamic team offers a diverse skill set and are able to tackle the toughest and most complex issues facing tribal governments, tribal corporations, and Native Americans.

Our office in Sacramento, CA. is seeking an Associate Attorney. 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

Accepting applications through October 31, 2018.


Job Opportunity – Human Resource Specialist

The Indian Health Service, Southwest Region Office of Human Resources, Workforce Relations Division is seeking to fill multiple Employee and Labor Relations Specialist  (ER/LR Specialist) positions. The IHS-18-PX-10271017-ESEP/MP announcement is posted on USA jobs and will close on August 24, 2018.  The GS-09/11-12 salary ranges from $52,229 to $94,464. The IHS offers benefits, vacation, and retirement.

The ER/LR Specialist position is J.D. preferred, however, not required. Generally, the ER/LR Specialist will provide guidance to lay management officials about disciplining, terminating and addressing performance and misconduct problems with their employee(s). There are opportunities to participate in litigation practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board and Federal Labor Relations Authority.  Also, the IHS workforce is unionized, so there will also be opportunities to participate in mediation, arbitration, and negotiations with the Laborer’s International Union of North America. The ER/LR Specialists will also provide advice to management concerning Whistleblowing, fraud, waste and abuse and other matters involving the Office of Special Counsel, the Office of Inspector General and other third parties.  The ER/LR Specialists generally encounter issues under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other the Diversity Management & Equal Employment Opportunity matters, as well as items involving non-disclosure that fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Privacy Act.

Launching First ‘Talking Stick’ Podcast

Did you know Native Americans were not granted citizenship until 1924? And what are the current barriers of Native American voting? Hear more about access on the ballot in our NEW Talking Stick podcast. The Talking Stick, produced by the ILP and National Congress of American Indians, is hosted by Derrick Beetso (’10). The Talking Stick is a free and educational podcast on federal Indian law and policy.


If you missed the update, you can read about this partnership.

The Talking Stick is now available on SoundCloud. The Talking Stick will soon be available on iTunes.