Job Opportunity – Public Defender

Public Defender, Position #2019-01610
City of Glendale
Glendale, AZ

Salary: $45,000.00 Annually


Note: First review of applications – May 6, 2019. Provide representation to defendants of the Glendale City Court.

Essential Functions:

  1. Must have strong working knowledge of substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, and rules of evidence.
  2. Must be able to conduct the defense of clients in a professional, skilled manner consistent with standards set forth in the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct and case law defining the duties of defense counsel in criminal cases.
  3. Must have the ability to manage a high-volume caseload while maintaining adequate levels of communication and attention to individual clients.
  4. No more than 400 cases will be assigned to the Attorney during the term of the agreement, Treatment Court defendants will not be counted toward the maximum 400 cases annually assigned.
  5. Must be able to make regularly scheduled court appearances; conduct case evaluation, investigation and preparation including but not limited to witness interviews, legal research, motion preparation, and related work as required; provide qualified and approved substitute counsel when unable to make regularly scheduled court appearances.
  6. Must provide personal consultation with Defendants prior to pretrial disposition conferences unless extraordinary circumstances prevent such a meeting.
  7. Attorney must use reasonable diligence in maintaining personal contact with each Defendant until the Defendant’s case or cases are terminated, and notify Defendants of official court action resulting from Defendant’s nonappearance at scheduled court sessions. Occasional unscheduled matters may arise.
  8. Must be adept in negotiating and recognizing appropriate settlements and plea agreements.
  9. Must have the ability to recognize potential conflicts of interest requiring recusal.
  10. Must have substantial experience in completing jury and bench trials.
  11. Must be experienced or knowledgeable in filing appeals to Superior Court, the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court.
  12. Must have considerable experience representing defendants charged with DUI and domestic violence related offenses.
  13. Must have internet and email access and the ability to respond to electronic communications within 24 hours.
  14. Must be willing to consult with in-custody defendants in the Glendale City Jail.
    Experience as a practicing criminal defense attorney Graduation from an accredited school of law. Must be an active member in good standing with the Arizona State Bar Association.

Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements:
Experience as a practicing criminal defense attorney Graduation from an accredited school of law. Must be an active member in good standing with the Arizona State Bar Association.

Applications may be filed online at:
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

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20th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception April 11, 2019 in Albuquerque

20th Annual ILP Alumni & Friend Awards Ceremony and Reception
Hummingbird Room, Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM
Thursday, April 11, 2019   / 5:30 – 8:00 pm
(following the Fed Bar Assn Indian Law Conference

The ILP is proud to announce the ILP Alums who will be recognized with an Award of Excellence for their distinguished service in Indian Country.

  • Nikki Borchardt Campbell (Class of 2009), Executive
    Director at the National American Indian Court Judges Association will be
    awarded with the Emerging Leader Award.
  • Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle (Class of 2009), Director of
    Public Health Policy and Programs at the National Indian Health Board – will
    also be awarded with the Emerging Leader Award.
  • Verrin T. Kewenvoyouma (Class of 2004), Managing
    Partner at Kewenvoyouma, PLLC, will be awarded with the Alumni Service Award.

The faculty & staff hope you will join us, to gather with friends and colleagues, honor our award recipients and meet the ILP’s current students of Indian law. 

Sponsored by:

Job Opportunity – Associate Tribal Attorney III

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Leech Lake Tribal Justice Cetnter
Cass Lake, MN

Summary: The Associate Tribal Attorney has the primary responsibility of assisting the Legal Department Director with analysis for ongoing legal cases and issues in a broad spectrum of practice areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Associate Tribal Attorney is also responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, Ordinances, and Resolutions.
Education Requirements and Experience

Education Requirements and Experience:
Juris Doctorate Degree.
Entry-level candidate with 0 to 3 years of experience preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered.
A strong knowledge and understanding of a variety of issues, including but not limited to matters of business law, insurance law, tax law, corporate law, finance law, contract law, gaming law, employment law, environmental law.
Strong governmental and administrative skills, knowledge and abilities.
Strong oral and written communication and people skills.
Strong understanding of unique ethical questions related to the attorney-client relationship.

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NHA – Request for Proposals

Navajo Housing Authority

RFP# 445 and #446 Professional Legal Services

The Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) is requesting proposals for two (2) separate solicitations from qualified law firms to provide legal services for the Navajo Housing Authority. Detailed information may be obtained from the NHA Procurement Department at Route N54, Old Coalmine Road in Ft. Defiance, Arizona or via email to: and requesting for Advertised RFP# 445 and 446 Professional Legal Services. All Proposals must be received by the NHA Procurement Department by April 3, 2019 @ 4:45PM MST. No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted. This invitation is unrestricted; however, preference shall be given to Indian Organization and Indian Owned Economic Enterprises in accordance with 24 CFR 1000.48, 1000.50 and 1000.52.

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Job Opportunity – Assistant General Counsel

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Closing Date: March 7, 2019

Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in matters brought in Tribal, State and Federal court.

Serves as legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; Provides legal advice and analysis of tribal, state and Federal laws and regulations, specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; Drafts and revises the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; Works at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; Drafts, reviews and recommends changes to various contracts; Reviews other agreements, proposals; Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Tribal, State and Federal court actions; Performs other duties as assigned or required.

1) An attorney in good standing licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona; 2) Two (2) years legal experience working for a federally recognized Indian tribe or in the area of Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law; and 3) Current valid AZ driver’s license; and 4) Meet FMYN insurance standards.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Human Resources Department
Attn: Recruiter
P O Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Phone: 480-789-7138
Fax: 480-816-0419

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Job Opportunities – Chief Prosecutor & Assistant Tribal Prosecutor

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Fort Yates, ND

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks a Chief Tribal Prosecutor and an Assistant Tribal Prosecutor.

Work schedule is flexible. Salary is negotiable and based on experience. These are contract positions, compensated on an hourly basis.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice provides the following statutory qualification requirements: To be eligible to serve as the Tribal Court Prosecutor or Assistant Prosecutor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, a person shall (1) be a member in good standing of the bar in any state or federal court; (2) at least 21 years of age, (3) be of high moral character and integrity, (4) have a law degree from an accredited law school, (5) must never have been convicted of a felony; (6) shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services, must (7) be physically able to perform the duties of the office and (8) be qualified to be admitted to practice under the provision of Section 1-601 of this Title.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice, Section 30-202, provides a limited preference based on political status, as follows, to: 1) Tribal members, 2) local Indians, 3) other Indians, and 4) all other qualified applicants. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race (“Indian” is a federally recognized political status), national origin, sex or sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, proof of bar membership, and any additional materials the applicant feels the Selection Committee should consider.

Applications for the Chief Prosecutor and/or Assistant Tribal Prosecutor position may be sent to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, PO Box 363, Fort Yates, ND, or by Email to Ms. Agard can also be contacted by Telephone at (701) 854-7244 Ext. 7419.

The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND. The Sitting Bull College Transit provides bus services, at nominal cost, to and from Bismarck, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin, SD and Selfridge, ND and coordinated with the Tribal Work Day, which is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time).

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