Job Opportunity – Public Defender

San Carlos Apache Tribe
San Carlos, Arizona

As a Public Defender under the general direction of the Tribal Chairman and the general oversight of the Law & Order Committee, the Public Defender shall represent without charge, criminal defendants and parents or custodians in child protection cases as appointed by Judges of the Court with the consent of the defendant. In addition, represent juveniles charged with delinquency. The Public Defender shall take all necessary steps to investigate the facts to make sure each case is fairly represented. Shall prepare or assist in motions, memorandum of law, petitions and other legal documents. Deal with prosecution in the negotiation of pleas, which are fair on behalf of the clients. Recommend appropriate sentences for convicted offenders to the Court, repair and file appeals where warranted. Carry out department needs in order to protect the sovereignty and customs of the Tribe and rights of the people. Coordinate case investigation, preparation and courtroom presentation. Advise defendants of their rights and ensure they have a fair trial. Criminal and Juvenile Procedures, established by the San Carlos Apache Tribe Code of Indian Offenses and San Carlos Apache Tribal Court rules that pertain to defense and courtroom presentation of criminal and juvenile cases. Perform other duties relating to Court matter and other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements:
Successful completion of a course of study in an accredited two (2) year college leading to an AA/AAS degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field. NOTE: Applicant must submit a copy of all college transcripts and/or degree to meet positive education requirements.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, candidates must have had three (3) years of specialized experience.

Specialized experience is experience in defending cases involving criminal law in a courtroom or in a job related field. Examples of the type of experience that will be credited are shown above under “Duties and Responsibilities”.

To download full job description and application information, click here:
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Job Opportunity – Attorney

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Job Summary: Primarily responsible for negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching and executing a wide variety of agreements for business and internal support units. This will include service agreements, franchise agreements, organizational documents, marketing agreements, license agreements, real estate leases, confidentiality agreements, construction contracts and other general business contracts. Manage an array of general contractual and legal matters. Offer sound legal advice and counsel to Sr. Legal Director and internal clients on strategies, actions and decisions related to all such transactions and legal matters.

Primary Tasks:

1. Draft and negotiate agreements and contracts.

2. Research and offer counsel on a variety of unique legal issues impacting the Choctaw Nation and its business and service units.

3. Manage multiple projects and deadlines across a wide spectrum of legal areas/issues.

4. Advise executives within the Choctaw Nation’s business and service units on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various transactions.

5. Provide assistance with potential joint ventures, strategic partnerships, transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

6. Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the Choctaw Nation and its business and service units.

7. Other duties as may be assigned.

Download job description: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – Attorney Job Opening

Job Opportunity – Legal Department Director

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is seeking a Director of its in-house Legal Department.  The Tribe’s headquarters is located in beautiful southwest Colorado.  The Director will lead a well-established staff of three Tribal Attorneys, a Deputy Director, and a Legal Assistant.  Please follow the link below to apply.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe
JOB TITLE : Legal Department Director – Closes 12/18/2017
JOB CITY : Ignacio, CO

The Legal Department of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe represents, advises, and supports the Tribe, at the direction of the Tribal Council. The Department is responsible for advising both the Permanent Fund and Casino and may on occasion and subject to direction from the Tribal Council, work with the Tribe’s Growth Fund and its legal representation as well.  The Director is responsible for providing such representation, advice, and support while also supervising and leading the Legal Department to support the needs of the Tribe.

Required Skills:
Must have a law degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court or will become licensed within a year of hiring.
Must be admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado or will become admitted within a year of hiring.
Must have a minimum of 12 years of experience as an attorney.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of practicing in the field of federal Indian law.
Must have computer experience in software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Must have a valid Driver’s License for the state of residency and be insurable under the Tribal vehicle insurance policy.
Must pass a thorough criminal history background check and pre-employment drug test.

More than fifteen years of experience as an attorney.
Significant experience representing Indian tribes, preferably in-house or as general counsel.
Significant litigation experience.
Significant experience in employment law.
Supervisory experience.
Experience drafting codes and policies.

Position closes at 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on 12/18/2017.

Please apply online at:

Job Opportunity – Deputy Prosecutor

Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Tucson, AZ

Open Until: January 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM MST
Rate of Pay: Grade I – Grade I
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Position will be opened until filled. Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA Accredited Law School and six (6) months of experience as a practicing Attorney. Admittance to the Arizona State Bar/Federal Bar or be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State or the District of Columbia and in good standing required.

For application information, click the following link:

Job Opportunity – Law Clerk

Titla & Parsi, PLLC, has office locations in Scottsdale and Globe.  While the Firm has specialized expertise in Federal Indian Law, over the years we have expanded our client base and areas of practice.   The Firm now practices in other matters such as personal injury, corporate/commercial transactions, employment law, benefits related matters, environmental law and real estate. Attorneys in the firm are licensed in multiple jurisdictions and the Firm has practiced in numerous states, federal and tribal courts.

The Law Clerk position supports the Firm’s clients by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes.  Under the direction of the Firm’s attorneys and staff, the Law Clerk conducts legal research, drafts legal documents and memorandum, assists with project intake and execution, and assists with preparing PowerPoint and Excel documents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend client meetings, summarize key action items, and gather documents and information for attorney analysis
  • Conduct basic legal research and communicate results
  • Draft documents and communications with oversight
  • Summarize relevant basic legal and business issues and update attorney/paralegal
  • Distribute documents for review as required
  • Obtain necessary approvals and signatures
  • Validate current processes and identify need for process change

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: current law student
  • Years of experience: 0-3 years
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Professional, and other web-based applications (including but not limited to Westlaw and other legal research tools)
  • Excellent writing, researching, proofreading, and formatting skills
  • Willingness to learn Firm’s case management software
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • High degree of ethics and integrity
  • Able to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow
  • Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency
  • Adapts well to change; flexible and able to multi-task and make effective decisions given tight deadlines

For more information, contact:
Margaret Hirchak (JD ’12)
Associate Attorney

Job Opportunities – DNA-People’s Legal Services (DNA)

DNA -People’s Legal Services (DNA) is seeking Litigators for the following office’s indicated below. Our Attorneys represent clients in federal, state, and tribal courts, and before administrative agencies. Representation encompasses a wide range of civil matters, including domestic relations, public benefits, consumer problems, civil rights, land disputes, and for Hopi Public Defenders office they represent criminal cases.

LITIGATORS QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in respective state; three (3) years’ experience preferred in the practice of law. The applicant must be licensed in their respective state and produce a Certificate of Good Standing; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

SALARY: Full-time salary starts at $37,500, with increases based on experience. DNA has an excellent benefit packet: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K, and much more.  Applicant will be submitted to a criminal background check. Please send a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and a short writing sample to Human Resources Director, P. O. Box 765, Tuba City, AZ 86045 or email The position will remain open until filled. If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (928) 283-3206.

Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. DNA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American applicants.



Other Vacancies:

Download pdf announcement: Vacancy Ad Nov2017

DNA is seeking a Medical Legal Partnership Staff Attorney in its Flagstaff, AZ office. The preferred candidate will have project design and implementation skills, as a portion of time will be devoted to developing relationships, educating medical staff and community members about the project, and refining organizational processes to ensure patients/clients receive coordinated medical and legal services.

The MLP attorney will provide direct legal services to low-income patients at North Country HealthCare. Areas of legal advocacy include public benefits, housing, special education, domestic violence, elder law, family law, and consumer law. The Staff Attorney will practice in state court and before administrative agencies.

For full job announcement, download pdf: MLP Attorney Ad 11.14.17

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney


JOB LOCATION : Window Rock, Arizona – Executive/Legal Department
SALARY : $90,000 – $130,000 DOE

Class Summary:
This is an advanced, stand-alone classification encompassing incumbents responsible for providing in-house counsel and legal services to NHA departments, 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; and conducting litigations including all related research and document preparation. Incumbents operate with considerable latitude for un-reviewed 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.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit or upload their resumes and transcriptions on our NHA website at 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) 871-2687.

For full job description, download the following pdf: JA_Staff Attorney_112817

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Yoder & Langford PC

Full-time associate position for attorney with 0-5 years’ experience.  Assignments would include both civil litigation and transactional work.  Firm practice includes health care, employee benefits and federal agency compliance/controversy work for a client base primarily consisting of Indian tribal governments and local municipalities.  Intellectual curiosity, dedication, and hard work is required.

For full job description, click here.

Job Opportunity – Maricopa County Superior Court Vacancy

Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge William L. Brotherton, Jr.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form (revised January 2017) can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.   

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on November 13, 2017. 

Applicants for the recent vacancies in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held. 

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.

Effective January 1, 2018, the new judge will be paid $149,382.60 annually.

Job Opportunity – Policy Advisor

The Arizona House Democratic Caucus seeks an experienced and hardworking individual to join our team of policy advisors.

Position Description:
A Policy Advisor provides strategic guidance to the chief of staff and elected officials regarding specific policy area issues. A policy advisor is required to research, analyze and offer advice about potential and existing legislation. The ideal candidate will be proactive, work well in a fast-paced environment, and have experience in public policy and the legislative process.

Duties and Responsibilities:
· Staff legislative committees and policy issues.
· Monitor bills as they proceed through the legislative process.
· Draft bills and amendments with assistance from legislative drafting attorneys.
· Compile information about the impact of legislation through research and discussion
ith stakeholders, lobbyists, and allied groups.
· Brief Democratic House Members on legislation.
· Prepare written summaries and make oral presentations about legislation.
· Respond to constituent inquiries.
· Draft briefing papers and talking points on assigned issues and legislation.
· Assist other lead staff with community outreach and media relations efforts as needed in assigned legislative subject areas.
· Support other team members on other duties as assigned or required.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or Law degree preferred).
· Knowledge of and experience with legislative processes and government institutions.
· Strong analytical, research, writing and oral presentation skills.
· Professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity.
· Ability to succeed in a busy and demanding work environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines independently.
· Willingness to be part of a team that works closely and collectively to advance the goals of Caucus Members and colleagues.
· Knowledge of policy issues currently being considered by the Arizona Legislature.
· Knowledge of environmental, natural resource, and water issues preferred.

Salary is negotiable based on experience and education. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and retirement.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Please include “Policy Advisor Candidate, YOUR NAME” in the subject line. For questions please call 602-926-5848.

Click the following link to download PDF Policy_Advisor_Job_Description