Call for Presentations: 2017 Navajo Nation Law CLE

The Indian Legal Program will host the 2017 Navajo Nation Law CLE on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Beus Center for Law and Society located in downtown Phoenix ASU campus. I hope you will save the date an join us for this event. Please consider proposing individual session or a panel for this year’s event. The planning committee would love to hear your ideas. Please share with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks in advance for your help.

Job Opportunities – Employee and Labor Specialist

Indian Health Service (IHS)
Phoenix, AZ

Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR)

GS-11/12 postion:

  • Provide employee relations and labor relations advisory services based on knowledge of Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform case and situation analysis of problems and apply knowledge and skills to solve diverse disciplinary issues, and provide accurate direction and instruction for procedural requirements on adverse and disciplinary actions.
  • Develop and maintain a sound working relationship with other Federal agencies, especially the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) to ensure a viable program.
  • Advise management on appropriate procedures and practices to avoid unfair labor practices (ULP) changes on proposed actions, and is a technical advisor and/or representative on controversial and complex ULP and grievance issues, to include mediation and impasse proceeding before Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) and Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP).
  • Provides advisory services on performance management and the function of an employee appraisal program.
  • Perform duties associated with Labor Management Relations, including representing the Area Office in meetings and discussions with formal and informal employee groups determining the appropriateness of recognition required by employee organizations under Executive Order 11491; Serve as an advisor to management’s negotiating committee for general agreements and handle grievance cases in accordance with negotiated agreements as appropriate.

For full job description and application information, see the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/469417700
GS-7 position:

 

Serve as an Employee/Labor Relations Specialist (trainee) for the Phoenix Area IHS working closely with a supervisor/senior employee:

  • Assist managers and supervisors in dealing with problem employees and disputes that arise from actions taken in addressing performance and conduct deficiencies.
  • Provide support by conducting investigations of the issues, developing written documents, and providing advisory services in dealing with disciplinary, adverse, performance-based actions, grievances, appeals, leave administration and dispute resolution.
  • Recommend, coordinate, and provide administration in the areas of employee benefits, reasonable accommodations, worker’s compensation, and work/life programs.
  • Research and evaluate laws, regulations, and precedents from regulatory agencies such as Department of Labor, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), etc.
  • Assist on Labor Relations (LR) issues such as prepare labor agreements on labor-management proposals, review employee representation, unfair labor practices, arbitration, negotiability, impasses, and other related issues.

For full job description and application information, see the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/469418100

Kerry Patterson (‘01) has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Kerry Patterson (‘01) has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP as a partner, working in the firm’s Native American Law practice group and on its Real Estate and Environmental team. Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner said, “the combination of Kerry’s expertise in gaming and real estate transactions and her strong relationships with tribal leaders will be instrumental in assisting our clients in Arizona, California, and throughout the Western Region”.

Click here for the full press release and here for the blog post from Ted Griswold, head of the Native American Law practice group.  

 

Bill Means “Personal Experiences of an American Indian Movement Activist: From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock” – April 4

ASU American Indian Studies and the Office of American Indian Initiatives are sponsoring a talk by Mr. Bill Means titled “Personal Experiences of an American Indian Movement Activist: From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock” on Tuesday, April 4th in Coor 5536 from 2:30 to 4:30.  Refreshments will be provided.  Bill is a long-time activist who has participated in numerous Indigenous initiatives in the national and international arenas since the early 1970s.

ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – Announcing this year’s award recipients!

Happy to announce this year’s award recipients! Congratulations to Herb Yazzie and Matthew Lee Campbell for their dedication and leadership in Indian Country.

Awards will be presented at the 18th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 6, 2017 (5-7:30 p.m.) at Shadow Lounge, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope you will join us to celebrate their recognition! Don’t forget to send your RSVP to ILP@asu.edu by March 30, 2017.

Pipeline to Law Workshop at University of Washington – June 14-18

This summer the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host a 5-day session to help students better understand the law school admissions process at University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for this workshop at:
https://www.law.asu.edu/conferences/native-american-law-school-admissions-workshops

June 14-18, 2017 at University of Washington
Application deadline: May 31, 2017

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshop – UW.
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Pipeline to Law Workshop at University of Washington – June 14-18

This summer the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host a 5-day session to help students better understand the law school admissions process at University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for this workshop at:
https://www.law.asu.edu/conferences/native-american-law-school-admissions-workshops

June 14-18, 2017 at University of Washington
Application deadline: May 31, 2017

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshop – UW.
#‎pipelinetolaw‬‪
#‎prelawworkshops