The ILP would like to invite the #ILPFamily to join us in celebrating the graduation of this year’s ILP students. Our virtual ceremony will be broadcast live via YouTube Premiere on May 13 at 1:30 p.m. (MST)
If you are unable to join us at that time, you may watch the video at a later time on the premiere page.
Set your reminders, post your congratulatory messages, live chat and tune in to watch our students graduate!
Tune in at: law.asu.edu/ilpgrad2020
ASU NALSA and ASU Health Law Society welcomed Dr. John Molina (’05) and Aila Hoss to speak on a panel on Indian health law and policy. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Job Description: The Gallup Office of the New Mexico Law Office of the Public Defender is hiring both practicing attorneys and 3Ls interested in a career in indigent defense. Depending on experience, the attorney would be expected to handle a wide variety of misdemeanor and/or felony cases, meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, developing strategy, researching, briefing, and arguing motions, and conducting jury trials. Additionally, consistent with our offices belief in holistic representation, attorneys would be expected to assist our on-site case manager with the social needs of our clients, including addiction recovery, mental health, and familial relations, as they relate to our clients’ cases. Expect significant responsibility and trial experience early and often. Few public defender offices in the country can offer the sort of experience that our newer attorneys get on a regular basis.
Gallup is a small city in western New Mexico on the border of the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo. Approximately 75% of the people in the county (and therefore, our clients) are Native American. Thus, in addition to the typical slate of criminal law issues that most public defenders face, our cases often involve complex and sensitive issues of Federal Indian Law.
Located in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, Gallup enjoys easy access to world class (and uncrowded) hiking, fishing, biking, camping, climbing, skiing, and other outdoor recreation. It is a world-renowned capital of Native American arts and culture, home of the Gallup Indian Ceremonial every year in August.
Minimum Qualifications: For practicing attorneys, being a member in good standing of any state’s bar and willing to obtain a Limited License to practice from the New Mexico Supreme Court. For current 3Ls, a willingness to take the New Mexico Bar Exam.
To Apply: A full description of the position for practicing attorneys is available here.
At Professor Trevor Reed’s celebratory dinner in honor of the end of semester, Shawn Attakai (’00) was invited to present on the importance of preserving culture as a wrap-up of Reed’s class on Nov. 22. Attakai gave an extensive look into how Navajo traditions and the outlook on those traditions have changed over time.
Thank you for the captivating presentation!
Every year, more cities and states pass orders to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD) on the second Monday of October as opposed to the federally observed Columbus Day. We asked some of our students their thoughts on this topic. These are the answers we received. Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
Happy #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! Have you registered yet? Here’s a #throwback to when Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee and the ILC helped Agnes Laughter, a Navajo elder become a registered voter in 2008. “All of my heartache has changed as of this day,” said Laughter, who was 77 at the time. “I have an identity now. My thumbprint will stand. I feel fulfilled.” 💛 Register today to be #VoteReady
We hope you join us for this special lecture by ASU American Indian Studies Associate Professor David Martínez about #VineDeloriaJr!
Free & open to public. Please send your RSVP to email@example.com.
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Court
Court of Central Jurisdiction
Closing Date: June 18, 2019
The Law Clerk is responsible for assisting the Tribal Court judiciary with legal research, drafting of court decisions and special court development projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Completion of one year or more at an ABA-accredited law school, including satisfactory completion of a legal research and writing course.
- Demonstrated interest in Tribal and Federal Indian Law.
- Strong legal writing and research skills, including utilization of online legal research database services.
- Ability to interpret and apply laws, analyze legal documents, derive pertinent points, and record conclusions.
- Ability to draft legal documents so as to be understood by non-law trained individuals.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Strict attention to detail.
- Ability to read with speed and comprehension.
- Ability to comprehend and record rapid speech.
- Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency in Microsoft Word.
- Moderate touch typing ability.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of documents, computer files and oral communications.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
- Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proper insurance is required.
Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Employment Coordinator 43408 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359 Fax # (320) 532-7492 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download full job description here.
The Indian Legal Program at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is proud to host the 2019 Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference on Friday, October 25, 2019.
The Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference will offer a one day survey of Navajo law and ethics. This conference is ideal training for attorneys practicing on and near the Navajo Nation, tribal court advocates, tribal court practitioners, tribal court prosecutors, tribal court defenders, tribal council members, Indian law attorneys, tribal liaisons, government legislators, Navajo Nation Bar members, law students, as well as teachers/professors and students of American Indian studies.
The Conference Planning Committee welcomes proposals for 30-minute, 60-minute or 90-minute conference presentations or panel discussions. To submit a presentation proposal, please send the following information by June 17, 2019:
- Presenter(s) name, title, contact information, bio
- Title of the proposed presentation
- A brief (one paragraph) description of the presentation, how the presentation relates to Navajo Law, and a description of the presentation format (example: lecture with Q&A, panel discussion, etc.)
- A brief description of what will be or could be distributed to attendees as materials
- A two-sentence summary of the presentation for the conference program, if accepted
- Length of presentation
- Would this session qualify for Navajo Ethics?
Participants will be notified of their selection by July 22, 2019.
Please submit your abstract here: email@example.com Subject: Navajo Law CLE Proposal