Job Opportunity: Commissioner Recruitment – Superior Court in Maricopa County

The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County is accepting applications for appointment as a Commissioner. One or more appointments may be made from this recruitment. The position(s) is full-time (80 hours per two-week pay period) although the Court may, upon good cause, permit part-time employment. As Judicial employees of the Court, Commissioners are not permitted to practice law.

The selected Commissioners may function as a Plea Officer, or be assigned to the Early Disposition Court, Initial Appearance Court or Juvenile Advisory Hearings. The selected Commissioners may also be assigned and/or assist with work or hear matters in other Court departments, including Civil, Family Court, Juvenile, Criminal, Probate, Mental Health, Tax or Justice Courts. The Court may also create a list of qualified applicants from which vacancies may be filled without additional announcement or recruitment.

Applications will be screened and selected candidates will be interviewed by a special Court Nominating Committee and referred to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. The Presiding Judge will make the final appointment(s).

Application Procedure and Timetable:
Applicants who have previously applied will need to re-apply to receive consideration.

Applicants may obtain the application form and instructions by going to http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/jobs.

All applicants must deliver the original (see application instructions) of the completed application to Judicial Branch Human Resources, 101 West Jefferson, East Court Building, 3rd Floor, Suite B, Phoenix, Arizona 85003 no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information call Valerie Quintana at 602-506-0075. Applicants are encouraged to deliver applications and references as early as possible.

The Court may publish the names of applicants for the position of Commissioner to solicit public comment.

Qualifications: A candidate for this position must be a United States citizen, a duly licensed member of the State Bar of Arizona, and a resident of the State of Arizona, for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding his or her appointment. Applicants need not be a resident at the time of their application, however, under A.R.S. 12-211 (B) must be a resident of Maricopa County when appointed. Achievement or distinction in various areas of the law and litigation consistent with the duties of this Commissioner position is desirable.

Commissioners serve from time to time as judges pro tempore in the course of their regular duties. The Arizona Constitution, Article VI, §22 requires that judicial nominees must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in and a resident of the State for five years immediately preceding appointment.

Note: Commissioners are required to file an annual financial disclosure statement.

For job announcement, click here. For recruitment flyer, click here.

Job Opportunity – SW Staff Attorney

Michigan Indian Legal Services

POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has an opening for a staff attorney to work out of tribal offices in southwest Michigan.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicant will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three to five years relevant experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians. MILS will accept applications from candidates with all levels of experience.

BENEFITS: This is a full time position for an initial term of at least one year, with a salary from $44,000 to $55,000 depending on experience. MILS offers a generous health benefit and vacation/sick leave package.

MILS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.

Application Information
Application Method(s)

  • Application Email: cfraser@mils3.org
  • Apply via Mail to: 814 S. Garfield Avenue, Ste. A Traverse City, MI 49686

Thank You from the ILP 2018

The ILP was able to exceed our goal of 118 donors, raising over $30,000 in donations, through the Pitchfunder campaign for our 30th anniversary. In our new era of self-sufficiency, your donations are more important than ever. The ILP hopes to continue to expand program opportunities for our amazing students through your generous donations and provide scholarships and accessibility to many more students to come.

To the friends of the ILP, this video comes from all of ILP’s students, staff and faculty as a huge thank you for always supporting our program! The people shown are only a handful of the students and faculty that your donations will benefit.

We’d also like to wish our ILP family happy holidays and happy new year! If you’re still in the spirit of giving, it’s not too late to donate to the ILP before 2018 ends. Donate here. Thank you for your contribution!

 

Pathways to the Legal Profession: Identifying, Advising, and Supporting Native American Pre-Law Students

February 5-6, 2019
Isleta Resort and Casino
Pueblo of Isleta, NM

The American Indian Law Center, Inc. and the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative are pleased to announce that registration is open for our Pre-Law Advisors Training.  This training is designed for advisors to Native American pre-law students- this includes Native Studies educators, tribal educators, pre-law advisors, or those who may work with Native students and may direct them to law school.

PLSI 2019 Conference_SavetheDateThe registration fee is waived for representatives from Tribal Education Departments, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and schools with Native American student enrollment.  A limited number of travel reimbursements are still available.  Details on the reimbursement, lodging, and the schedule are provided on the registration webpage.

Topics include:

  • The Need for Native Attorneys
  • Identifying Native Students for Law School
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the Law School Application
  • Advising on Personal Statements, Resume Writing, and Supplemental Statements
  • Financing a Law School Education
  • LSAT Overview
  • Mock Law School Application Overview
  • Advising on Law School Selection

For agenda and registration, visit: https://www.ailc-inc.org/registration/

Questions? Contact Rodina Cave Parnall, Pre-Law Summer Institute Director at  caveparnall@law.unm.edu

Job Opportunities – Havasupai Tribe

Havasupai Tribe

Chief Judge
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Summary: The Tribal Chief Judge presides over a broad range of civil and criminal cases for the Havasupai Tribal Court. This position would require an individual to review a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and render decisions under Havasupai laws. The Tribal Chief Judge must have the ability to remain unbiased and ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice in the Havasupai Courts.

To download full job description, click here.


General Counsel
Flagstaff, Arizona
Closing Date: January 11, 2019

Position Summary: The General Counsel is the principal legal counsel of the Havasupai Tribe and reports directly to the Havasupai Tribal Council. The General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Havasupai Tribal government as indicated by the Tribal Council. The General Counsel works closely and independently with the Tribal Council and the Tribal Government staff. Finally, the General Counsel assists the Tribal Council in managing the work of the Tribe’s outside legal counsel.

The Havasupai Tribe is establishing a remote office in Flagstaff, Arizona for professional staff.

To download full job description, click here.

 

Wiring the Rez: Meet our Keynote Speakers – Register today!


January 31 – February 1, 2019

Join us to explore the issues surrounding the development of Tribal Digital Sovereignty and e-commerce in Indian Country.  Attorneys, scholars, financiers, tax, technology and gaming experts, entrepreneurs and innovative tribal leaders will share strategies and practical implementations of diverse business models of current and future e-commerce and infrastructure enterprises to bridge the digital

Other speakers include:  Terry Goddard, Aurene Martin, Steve Hart, Keith Miller, Brendan Johnson, David Jarczyk, Charles Galbraith (’07), Steve Bodmer (’06), Professor Gary Marchant, Professor Lance Morgan, Professor Patrick Irvine, and many more experts.

Early Rate ends Jan. 4. Register today!

For more information, visit: law.asu.edu/wiringtherez

Job Opportunity – Attorney General

Tohono O’Odham Nation
Attorney General
Sells, AZ

Closing Date: February 1, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY: The attorney general provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. (Job description available at http://tolc-nsn.org)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris doctorate from an accredited law school, a licensed attorney admitted to practice before the highest court of a state of the United States, three years of supervisory experience and ten years of experience in the practice of law. If appointed, must be admitted to State Bar of Arizona within 18 months. Subject to background investigation.

INDIAN PREFERENCE
Preference in filling vacancies will be given to (1) enrolled members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, (2) enrolled members of other tribal nations or tribes, (3) other candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested applicants should email a completed application form (available at http://tolc-nsn.org), resume, letter of interest, and three writing samples. Writing samples must include at least one pleading or substantive memorandum filed in court. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please provide all application materials to:

ATTN: Julianna Saraficio, Legislative Assistant
Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch
Julianna.Saraficio@tonation-nsn.gov
(520) 383-5260 (office)

To download full job description, click here.

 

Job Opportunity – Positions at National Council of Urban Indian Health

National Council of Urban Indian Health
Washington, D.C.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health was founded in 1998 to represent the interests of Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs) before Congress and Federal agencies, and to influence policies impacting the health conditions experienced by urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).The National Council of Urban Indian Health is a 501(c)(3), membership-based organization devoted to support the development of quality, accessible, and culturally sensitive health care programs for AI/AN living in urban communities. NCUIH fulfills its mission by serving as a resource center providing advocacy, education, training, and leadership for urban Indian health care providers. NCUIH strives for healthy American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings, which comprise over 70% of the AI/AN population, supported by quality, accessible health care centers and governed by leaders in the Indian community. NCUIH represents urban Indian Health Programs receiving grants under Title V of IHCIA and the American Indian and Alaska Natives they serve.

Director of Congressional Relations

The Director of Congressional Relations will be actively engaged in the planning and preparation of NCUIH National Conferences. The Director of Congressional Relations will also heavily work with the Director of Federal Relations and the senior leadership team to ensure continuity among federal and congressional relations.

• Informs and advocates for the advancement of AI/AN health policy, budget and appropriations.
• Provides excellent political strategy based on expert knowledge of Capitol Hill and Indian Country.
• Builds, maintains and utilizes a vast network of contacts.
• Researches and prepares analyses on various legislative issues and bills, including appropriations and the budget, related to the provision of health care services to Indian country.
• Evaluates and analyzes legislation and budget issues and their impact on the provision of health care services in Indian country.

Download full job description at: Director of Congressional Relations

Congressional Relations Associate

The Congressional Relations Associate works under the supervision of the Policy department to support the development, planning and implementation of the legislative priorities of the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH).

The key feature of this position is the ability to be an effective policy analyst and advocate in the legislative arena. Effective advocacy relies on several key elements functioning in harmony.

Essential Functions:
1. Informs and advocates for the advancement of AI/AN health policy, budget and appropriations.
2. Provides excellent political strategy based on expert knowledge of Capitol Hill and Indian Country.
3. Builds, maintains and utilizes a vast network of contacts.
4. Researches and prepares analyses on various legislative issues and bills, including appropriations and the budget, related to the provision of health care services to Indian country.

Download full job description at: Congressional Relations Associate