Job Opportunity: Chief Judge Exempt

Colorado River Indian Tribes
Human Resources
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, Arizona   85344
Telephone (928) 669-1320 * Fax (928) 669-5263

Closing date: May 11, 2018

Duties & Functions:

  1. Must be capable of overseeing both criminal litigations for serious offenses and complex civil litigations.
  2. Must have administrative skills to oversee the Court’s budget and daily operation.
  3. Must present monthly report to the Tribal Council.
  4. Must adhere to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges.
  5. Follow established Tribal policies and those outlined in the Colorado River Indian Tribes Employee Handbook.

Required Skills and Abilities:
(Applicant must meet all of the following requirements).

Must be a current member in good standing of a state bar; and

  1. Must have a minimum of five (5) years of judicial experience; and
  2. Must have knowledge of federal Indian law (criminal and civil); and
  3. Must pass federal, state and tribal background check (credit, criminal history, civil litigations, psychological evaluation, and sex offender registration, driving records).

To download full job announcement, click here: #88-18 Chief Judge-Judicial

For Employment Application visit: http://crit-nsn.gov

Submit completed application to:
CRIT Human Resource Department
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, Arizona 85344

Job Opportunity: Staff Attorney

Yavapai-Apache Nation
Camp Verde, AZ

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Staff Attorney investigates, evaluates and defends juveniles and adults accused of violating the criminal laws of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The Staff Attorney also represents parents in dependency and neglect proceedings, including Indian Child Welfare proceedings, before tribal and state courts. The Staff Attorney will perform the duties and responsibilities of the position in an ethical manner and assure that justice is upheld according to the laws and custom of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school within 30 days.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in Arizona and in good standing within 3 months.
  • Relevant experience in Criminal Law preferred.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills and superior ability to advocate and persuade.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to handle significant number of active matters simultaneously
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work in a supportive and professional matter with other attorneys, support staff and other agencies
  • Enthusiasm for the law and for public service
  • Comfortable interviewing and working with individuals who have experienced trauma, are in crisis, or who struggle with mental illness and/or substance abuse or addiction
  • Ability to interact constructively with individuals in highly emotional and adversarial situations
  • Comfortable speaking in public to judges or juries and with various segments of the public
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence, Constitutional law and Criminal law and Procedure and ability to competently apply those rules.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and to handle unexpected problems efficiently.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Outgoing, compassionate and helpful personality
  • Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance carrier, and maintain insurability of the same.

How to apply: Please submit your resume and application to:
Yavapai-Apache Nation / Human Resources
2400 W. Datsi / Camp Verde, AZ 86322
P: 928-567-1062 / Fax: 928-567-1064
www.yavapai-apache.org

For full job description and application information, click the following link: http://www.yavapai-apache.org/administration/employment/

Job Opportunity: Executive Director

Indian Law Resource Center

Position Summary

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Center and is responsible for its leadership. The Executive Director represents and speaks for the Center in many settings, including in Indian and other Native communities, in international fora, including the United Nations, and in professional and educational settings.

Executive Director is also an advocate for Indian and Alaska Native rights and works along with Center attorneys and other staff to provide direct legal assistance and training to tribes and to Native women’s organizations, to handle cases in human rights bodies and sometimes in domestic courts, to educate policy makers, lawyers, and the public about Indian legal issues, and to carry out many kinds of work to advance and protect the rights of Indian and Alaska Native peoples. The Executive Director is the principal contact for the Center with Indian and Alaska Native nations and peoples that we serve.

The Executive Director has the primary responsibility for overseeing the organization’s activities and operations, fund raising efforts, and communication with partners, clients and other stakeholders. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will ensure that the organization is fiscally sound and that programs are consistent with the Center’s mission and the current and emerging priorities of the Native communities it serves.

With the Indian Law Resource Center’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director is also responsible for strategic planning and programmatic evaluation to ensure the organization is carrying out its mission to protect the resources, lands, environments, and human rights of Indian and Alaska Native nations and other indigenous peoples in North, Central, and South America.

The Executive Director supervises staff in both the Helena, Montana, and Washington, D.C., offices. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with and provides leadership and support to the Board of Directors and especially the Board Chair. The Executive Director is actively involved in fund raising with the support of the Development Director and the Board’s Fund Raising Committee. A detailed list of the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director is available on request.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae via email to Melanie Dayton Mt@indianlaw.org. The position will be open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Indian Law Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse and inclusive staff and organization. The Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability,  religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation or belief, family responsibilities, and marital status.

for full job announcement and application information, click the following link: http://indianlaw.org/about/careers

Job Opportunity: Attorney-Advisor

Office of Solicitor
U.S. Department of Interior
Phoenix, AZ
Announcement number: SOL-2018-0020
Closing date: 04/23/2018

Summary:
With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department’s Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department’s diverse and wide-ranging mission.

Responsibilities:
As an Attorney-Adviser with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Intermountain Region, Phoenix Field Office located in Phoenix, Arizona, your specific duties will include:

  • Providing advice related to water and power agreements for the Lower Colorado Region, including the Phoenix Area Office, and the Lower Colorado Regional Office located in Boulder City, Nevada..
  • Providing advice on and legal services for matters pertaining to project operations, management, and administration of the Bureau of Reclamation for the Lower Colorado Region.
  • Providing advice on and legal services on matters relating to laws and regulations of general applicability to Federal agencies, such as the Freedom of Information Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act, federal appropriation laws, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
  • Providing litigation support on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and Interior agencies, primarily the Bureau of Reclamation, to the Department of Justice, and reviewing and analyzing draft legislation and agency policy guidance.
  • Involves knowledge of water law; reclamation law; contracts, financial assistance, and cooperative agreements; federal and state litigation procedure; the federal Indian trust responsibility and statutes relating to interactions between the federal government and Tribes; federal environmental laws; the ability to analyze legal requirements and succinctly provide advice and counsel to technical/non-legal professionals; and the ability to interact and negotiate with outside entities, including Tribes, States, and local governmental entities, regarding contracts, agreements, and other matters.

For full job description and to apply, click the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496206900

Job Opportunity – Program Director

Native American Program (NAPOLS)
Legal Services of Oregon (LASO)
Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline
5/4/2018, 5:00 PM MST

Anticipated Job Start Date
6/1/2018

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Program Director for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), which is located in Portland.

LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues. NAPOLS is currently staffed by a Program Director, two staff attorneys, and a paralegal.

Responsibilities
The Program Director is responsible for the overall success of NAPOLS. The Director’s management responsibilities include but are not limited to guiding the professional development of attorneys and support staff; managing law office systems; contract administration; and representing NAPOLS in the greater community. The Director also maintains a client caseload providing the highest quality legal services to eligible Indian tribes and individuals.

Qualifications
Proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country; expertise in federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members; excellent legal and communication skills; ability to communicate and work with Indian people and Tribal governments.

Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership or eligibility for admission by reciprocity. Regular travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required.

Salary/Benefits
Salary is based on experience, within a statewide salary scale. Full Benefits including health and dental insurance and retirement plan.

Primary Job Contact
Janice Morgan
Executive Director
centraljobs@lasoregon.org
503-224-4094
520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1130, Portland, OR 97204

Application Method(s)
Application Email: centraljobs@lasoregon.org

Apply via Mail to: 520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1130, Portland, OR 97204

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney 
Yavapai-Apache Nation

Job Title: Staff Attorney
Reports To: Public Defender
Department: Office of the Public Defender
Job Vacancy: YAN-18-035
Status: Regular; Full-Time
Starting Wage: $65,000
Opening Date: 4/09/2018
Closing Date: 4/27/2018

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Staff Attorney investigates, evaluates and defends juveniles and adults accused of violating the criminal laws of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The Staff Attorney also represents parents in dependency and neglect proceedings, including Indian Child Welfare proceedings, before tribal and state courts. The Staff Attorney will perform the duties and responsibilities of the position in an ethical manner and assure that justice is upheld according to the laws and custom of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school within 30 days.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in Arizona and in good standing within 3 months.
  • Relevant experience in Criminal Law preferred.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills and superior ability to advocate and persuade.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to handle significant number of active matters simultaneously
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work in a supportive and professional matter with other attorneys, support staff and other agencies
  • Enthusiasm for the law and for public service
  • Comfortable interviewing and working with individuals who have experienced trauma, are in crisis, or who struggle with mental illness and/or substance abuse or addiction
  • Ability to interact constructively with individuals in highly emotional and adversarial situations
  • Comfortable speaking in public to judges or juries and with various segments of the public
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence, Constitutional law and Criminal law and Procedure and ability to competently apply those rules.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and to handle unexpected problems efficiently.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Outgoing, compassionate and helpful personality
  • Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license and be insurable with the Nation’s insurance carrier, and maintain insurability of the same.

How to apply: Please submit your resume and application to:
Yavapai-Apache Nation / Human Resources
2400 W. Datsi / Camp Verde, AZ 86322
P: 928-567-1062 / Fax: 928-567-1064
http://www.yavapai-apache.org/

For full job description and application information, download PDF Yavapai-Apache Nation Staff Attorney (1)

Indian Child Welfare Act: Challenges & Rationales – 4/3

Come join the Federalist Society and the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) tomorrow, April 3, at 12:15 pm in Room 644 for a lively panel discussion on a hot topic in Indian and Constitutional law: The Indian Child Welfare Act. The panel will focus on the Indian Child Welfare Act, its challenges, and its rationales.

Panelists will include:

  • April Olson—Rothstein Donatelli in Tempe.
  • Professor Robert Clinton
  • Tim Sandefur—the Goldwater Institute & the Cato Institute
  • Mark Flatten—the Goldwater Institute

LUNCH will be provided! We hope to see you there.

ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – Announcing 2018 award recipients!

Happy to announce this year’s award recipients! Congratulations to Michael-Corey Hinton, Jeffery Harmon and Robert N. Clinton for their dedication and leadership in Indian Country.

Awards will be presented at the 19th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 5, 2018 (5:30 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 April 2, 2018.