Multiple Job Opportunities

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Attorney, Durant, OK. Applicants should send their resumes to: Karen Burkett, Senior Recruiter, at

Tohono O’odham Nation

Chief Prosecutor, Sells, AZ. Applicants must have at least six years of relevant experience, including three years of supervisory experience, and be licensed in Arizona.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Laura Berglan, Acting Attorney General, via email at

Bear River Band of Rohnerville

Court Clerk, Loleta, CA. Apply here.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-house Attorneys (2), Pine Ridge, SD. Requirements: degree from an accredited law school; admitted to practice and in good standing by a State Bar Association; hair follicle drug test; criminal background check; experience working with Tribes and knowledge of federal Indian law. Salary: depends on years of legal experience, up to $150,000 per annum. Interested candidates must submit a Letter of Intent and documents to: Lisa Cummings, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Legal Department, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to Telephone number: 605.867.2138.

University of Washington School of Law

Staff Attorney, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, Seattle, WA.

Job Opportunity – Interim Executive Director

DNA People’s Legal Services is a non-profit legal services provider celebrating 50 years of service with approximately 25 attorneys delivering legal services to an underserved population in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. DNA is accepting applications for the position of Interim Executive Director. DNA is seeking the skills of a highly-experienced leader to give strong effective but temporary leadership to an organization experiencing a leadership gap. The successful candidate will revitalize the organization, set the direction for the future and give the organization time to resolve issues prior to hiring a permanent executive director. Based upon knowledge and experience, the DNA Board will consider an individual who seeks to remain on the job for 18 to 24 months with the specific goal of stabilizing the organization.

Location: Flexible. DNA covers a large service area in three states (Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico). The principal office is located in Window Rock, Navajo Nation, Arizona. The Interim Executive Director may locate his or her primary office in one of the program offices, but the position will require travel between all of the program offices.

Qualifications: 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.

Application / Information: 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.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

Job Opportunity – Elections Director

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Arizona is seeking a new Elections Director.
Please share this posting far and wide among your voting networks. As Joel Edman of the Arizona Advocacy Network (AZAN) stated, filling this position with a talented individual committed to expanding access to the ballot would make a massive difference in voting rights in Arizona’s largest county. The first review of applications will take place the week of March 20th and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants may contact Joel with questions about the position at

Job Opportunities – Associate Attorneys

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Portland, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and Anchorage seeks Associate Attorneys for its Washington, DC and Portland, OR offices.   Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 30 years to realize positive change in Indian Country.  Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Qualifications for candidates for both offices include:  (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; (3) strong communication skills; and (4) a commitment to tribal representation.

We are looking for candidates that have a minimum of 1-3 years of legal experience.  Prior experience in the field of Indian law is strongly preferred.

To apply:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Ms. Robin Branthover at Please indicate which office you are interested in applying for in your cover letter.

Thank you for your interest in Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP.

Job Opportunity – Tribal Prosecutor

Havasupai Tribe
Havasupai Tribal Prosecutor

The following examples of duties are intended to be illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive or restrictive.

  • Prosecuted criminal proceedings in the Havasupai Tribe Court after making initial determinations to prosecute cases.
  • Signs, files and presents complaints, subpoenas, process of service, and other necessary documents in criminal proceedings.
  • Presents evidence against accused person(s) to the Tribal Court of the Havasupai Tribe; assists in the gathering and analyzing of evidence in all criminal cases.
  • Works cooperatively with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, State, County, and other Indian and Federal Law Enforcement Agency Personnel.
  • Provides technical assistance for changes to Tribal Ordinances for approval by the Tribal Council.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and authorized.

Download full job announcement here: Havasupai Tribal Prosecutor.

Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current resume to April Olson at

Job Opportunity – Public Defender

Salary Range: $87,922 – $174,428 DOE

Pima County Government is seeking a dynamic, creative and experienced leader for the position of Public Defender. This position reports organizationally to the Public Defense Services Director and is responsible for representing, defending, advising and counseling persons not financially able to employ counsel in criminal and other proceedings as set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes. The Public Defender is responsible for the planning, directing, coordinating and administering functions and activities of the Public Defender’s Office including operations, accounting and reporting functions. This is an unclassified position exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules. E

xpected qualifications include: graduation from an accredited school of law and six years of experience in criminal litigation, three of which specialized in criminal defense and two of which involved supervisory or management responsibilities.

This position is with the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. This position is Open Until Filled with a 1stscreening date of March 17, 2017.

Interested candidates can apply at this link:

Job Opportunity – Tribal Attorney

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Nixyaawii Governance Center
Mission, OR

Closing Date: March 10, 2017

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (lt is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate in writing he/she does meet the following minimum qualifications.)

1. Bar admission to practice before the Oregon State Bar, in good standing, or ability to attain reciprocal admission within 6 months of hire and subsequent admission to the Federal District Court of Oregon. Required to protect client communications and client confidences in compliance with the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.
2. Experience, three years related to the protection of reserved treaty rights of a federally recognized tribe.
3. Complex litigation experience before federal courts representing a federally recognized tribe.
4. In depth knowledge of the milestones, current status and implications for CTUIR interests in US v Oregon, US v Washington and National l4tildlife Federation v National Marine Fisheries Service (the Federal Columbia River Power System), NEPA, ESA, Columbia River Treaty;
5. Demonstrated legal practice and legislative experience involving federal Indian law and policy, with professional accomplishments advancing tribal civil/criminal jurisdiction, contracting, immunity, government-to- government relations and tribal trustee relations. 6. Must have strong and strategic communication skills that produce concise reports, memoranda, presentations, recommendations, and correspondence. Must have experience educating commissions, agencies, staff, and laypersons on issues of complex law in a manner that supports informed decision making.
7. Candidate must show success in extensive coordination of complex projects that required research, strategic advising and negotiations within defined timelines that achieved tribal objectives.
8. Must work well with an entity client. Worplace relations require afforney to work professionally and collaboratively, as a team member with various staff roles, commissions and committees and elected officials within the organization and with external entities affecting CTUIR interests.
9. Must be willing to be trained and obtain working knowledge using Microsoft Office software and Adobe. Be willing to able to navigate legal research software such as Westlaw and agency internet and intranet resources.
10. Must have a valid state driver’s license, reliable transportation, and meet Tribal insurance requirements.

Download full job description here: Tribal Attorney

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Boulder, Colorado Office

Position: Staff Attorney
Closing date: April 3, 2017

Description: The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing Indian tribes, 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 looking for an experienced attorney with excellent research and writing skills to assume a litigation docket.  NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Representation of NARF’s clients, assistance to LMC in considering RFAs, and approved appearances at relevant conferences.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responds to and investigates requests for assistance (RFA) as directed by the Litigation Management Committee and makes recommendations to the Litigation Management Committee concerning the specific legal issues involved in each RFA and whether or not NARF should undertake representation.
  2. Undertakes representation of NARF clients as requested by the Litigation Management Committee. Assumes all the professional responsibilities of the attorney-client relationship.
  3. Enters time records as required by NARF policies and practice.
  4. Prepares reports for and attends Board of Director meetings, as requested.
  5. Conducts workshops, participates in panel discussions, or consultations with other programs as requested by the Litigation Management Committee.
  6. Assists in the preparation of legal materials in those areas of his/her expertise.
  7. Performs any other duties as requested by the Litigation Management Committee.

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

Download Vacancy Announcement and Attorney Job Description

Request for Proposals – Prosecutor and Judge

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Darrington, WA

Request for Proposals

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe desires to contract with a licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association or Northwest Indian Bar Association to provide prosecutorial services in all cases in the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court. The contractor will need be knowledgeable of the Sauk-uSiattle Tribal constitution, bylaws, and various codes. The contractor will need to be available to court staff, Indian Child Welfare Department and law enforcement personal.

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court convenes on the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation, located west of Darrington, Washington, one to two times per month for arraignments, pre-trials, trial readiness, jury trials, criminal review/probation violations, dependency and/or to hear and decide on cases.

Persons willing to serve, to provide prosecutorial services for all cases for a 12 month period (March 1st, 2017 and March 1, 2018), should send a letter of interest, proposal and resume to:
Michelle J. Cortez
Court Clerk/Justice System Program Coordinator
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241
360-436-0131 ext.214
FAX: 360-436-1511

Download job listing here: PROSECUTOR 2-16-17


The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe is seeking proposals from persons in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association or graduates of an ABA accredited law school with Indian law experience who are interested serving as a Tribal Court Judge for the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court.

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court convenes on the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation located near Darrington, Washington one to two full days per month to hold civil and criminal trials and hearings.

A person serving as judge must be available telephonically and/or electronically from time to time as occasionally the need arises to address requests by tribal law enforcement for search warrants and to issue temporary orders such as domestic violence protection orders, restraining orders, and emergency shelter care orders arising from Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

No particular format is required for submission of a proposal. Your proposal may propose an hourly, monthly or daily rate for providing judicial services. Persons willing to serve as a Judge for the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court should send a letter of interest or resume and proposal by March 3rd, 2017 at 4:00PM to:
Michelle J. Cortez
Court Clerk/Justice System Program Coordinator
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241
360-436-0131 ext.214
FAX: 360-436-1511

Download job listing here: JUDGE 2-16-17

Job Opportunity – In-house General Counsel

Havasupai Tribe

In-house General Counsel. The Havasupai Tribe, located in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona, is seeking a full-time in-house general counsel set up a tribal office in either Phoenix or Flagstaff.  The job requires frequent trips to Supai, Arizona.  All applicants must have at least 3 years experience working for tribal governments in areas other than gaming.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a relevant writing sample and resume to: