Job Opportunity – Public Defender

Salary Range: $87,922 – $174,428 DOE

Pima County Government is seeking a dynamic, creative and experienced leader for the position of Public Defender. This position reports organizationally to the Public Defense Services Director and is responsible for representing, defending, advising and counseling persons not financially able to employ counsel in criminal and other proceedings as set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes. The Public Defender is responsible for the planning, directing, coordinating and administering functions and activities of the Public Defender’s Office including operations, accounting and reporting functions. This is an unclassified position exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules. E

xpected qualifications include: graduation from an accredited school of law and six years of experience in criminal litigation, three of which specialized in criminal defense and two of which involved supervisory or management responsibilities.

This position is with the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. This position is Open Until Filled with a 1stscreening date of March 17, 2017.

Interested candidates can apply at this link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pima/jobs/1669783/7515-public-defender?keywords=public%20defender&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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

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Job Opportunity – Tribal Attorney

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Nixyaawii Governance Center
Mission, OR

Closing Date: March 10, 2017

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (lt is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate in writing he/she does meet the following minimum qualifications.)

1. Bar admission to practice before the Oregon State Bar, in good standing, or ability to attain reciprocal admission within 6 months of hire and subsequent admission to the Federal District Court of Oregon. Required to protect client communications and client confidences in compliance with the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.
2. Experience, three years related to the protection of reserved treaty rights of a federally recognized tribe.
3. Complex litigation experience before federal courts representing a federally recognized tribe.
4. In depth knowledge of the milestones, current status and implications for CTUIR interests in US v Oregon, US v Washington and National l4tildlife Federation v National Marine Fisheries Service (the Federal Columbia River Power System), NEPA, ESA, Columbia River Treaty;
5. Demonstrated legal practice and legislative experience involving federal Indian law and policy, with professional accomplishments advancing tribal civil/criminal jurisdiction, contracting, immunity, government-to- government relations and tribal trustee relations. 6. Must have strong and strategic communication skills that produce concise reports, memoranda, presentations, recommendations, and correspondence. Must have experience educating commissions, agencies, staff, and laypersons on issues of complex law in a manner that supports informed decision making.
7. Candidate must show success in extensive coordination of complex projects that required research, strategic advising and negotiations within defined timelines that achieved tribal objectives.
8. Must work well with an entity client. Worplace relations require afforney to work professionally and collaboratively, as a team member with various staff roles, commissions and committees and elected officials within the organization and with external entities affecting CTUIR interests.
9. Must be willing to be trained and obtain working knowledge using Microsoft Office software and Adobe. Be willing to able to navigate legal research software such as Westlaw and agency internet and intranet resources.
10. Must have a valid state driver’s license, reliable transportation, and meet Tribal insurance requirements.

Download full job description here: Tribal Attorney

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Boulder, Colorado Office

Position: Staff Attorney
Closing date: April 3, 2017

Description: The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing Indian tribes, organizations and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance. NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska.  NARF is looking for an experienced attorney with excellent research and writing skills to assume a litigation docket.  NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary:
Representation of NARF’s clients, assistance to LMC in considering RFAs, and approved appearances at relevant conferences.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responds to and investigates requests for assistance (RFA) as directed by the Litigation Management Committee and makes recommendations to the Litigation Management Committee concerning the specific legal issues involved in each RFA and whether or not NARF should undertake representation.
  2. Undertakes representation of NARF clients as requested by the Litigation Management Committee. Assumes all the professional responsibilities of the attorney-client relationship.
  3. Enters time records as required by NARF policies and practice.
  4. Prepares reports for and attends Board of Director meetings, as requested.
  5. Conducts workshops, participates in panel discussions, or consultations with other programs as requested by the Litigation Management Committee.
  6. Assists in the preparation of legal materials in those areas of his/her expertise.
  7. Performs any other duties as requested by the Litigation Management Committee.

Application Procedure:  Submit a cover letter, complete resume (including representative sample of litigation matters), three letters of reference and a writing sample to: Karla Bowman, Office/HR Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or by email to kbowman@narf.org.

Download Vacancy Announcement and Attorney Job Description

SAVE THE DATE: ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – April 6

Announcing 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 to see you there!

Friendly reminder – Don’t forget to nominate your classmates for the ILP alumni awards. These will be given out at the ILP mixer at Fed Bar. Awards will be presented at the ILP Alumni Reception at Fed Bar on April 6th at Talking Sticks Resort. See nominations details – 2017 ILP Alumni Awards. Nominations due Friday, February 24th! Nomination materials should be sent by email to: Kate.Rosier@asu.edu.

Request for Proposals – Prosecutor and Judge

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Darrington, WA

Request for Proposals

Prosecutor:
The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe desires to contract with a licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association or Northwest Indian Bar Association to provide prosecutorial services in all cases in the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court. The contractor will need be knowledgeable of the Sauk-uSiattle Tribal constitution, bylaws, and various codes. The contractor will need to be available to court staff, Indian Child Welfare Department and law enforcement personal.

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court convenes on the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation, located west of Darrington, Washington, one to two times per month for arraignments, pre-trials, trial readiness, jury trials, criminal review/probation violations, dependency and/or to hear and decide on cases.

Persons willing to serve, to provide prosecutorial services for all cases for a 12 month period (March 1st, 2017 and March 1, 2018), should send a letter of interest, proposal and resume to:
Michelle J. Cortez
Court Clerk/Justice System Program Coordinator
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241
360-436-0131 ext.214
FAX: 360-436-1511
Court.Clerk@Sauk-Suiattle.com

Download job listing here: PROSECUTOR 2-16-17

Judge:

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe is seeking proposals from persons in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association or graduates of an ABA accredited law school with Indian law experience who are interested serving as a Tribal Court Judge for the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court.

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court convenes on the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation located near Darrington, Washington one to two full days per month to hold civil and criminal trials and hearings.

A person serving as judge must be available telephonically and/or electronically from time to time as occasionally the need arises to address requests by tribal law enforcement for search warrants and to issue temporary orders such as domestic violence protection orders, restraining orders, and emergency shelter care orders arising from Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

No particular format is required for submission of a proposal. Your proposal may propose an hourly, monthly or daily rate for providing judicial services. Persons willing to serve as a Judge for the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court should send a letter of interest or resume and proposal by March 3rd, 2017 at 4:00PM to:
Michelle J. Cortez
Court Clerk/Justice System Program Coordinator
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241
360-436-0131 ext.214
FAX: 360-436-1511
Court.Clerk@Sauk-Suiattle.com

Download job listing here: JUDGE 2-16-17

Job Opportunity – In-house General Counsel

Havasupai Tribe

In-house General Counsel. The Havasupai Tribe, located in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona, is seeking a full-time in-house general counsel set up a tribal office in either Phoenix or Flagstaff.  The job requires frequent trips to Supai, Arizona.  All applicants must have at least 3 years experience working for tribal governments in areas other than gaming.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a relevant writing sample and resume to:  office@mvicklaw.com

Mount Graham Lunch Lecture – Next week!

Feb. 20, 2017  (12:15 – 1:15 pm)
Room 250
Beus Center for Law and Society at Downtown Phoenix campus

Free and open to the public. Food will be reserved to those who RSVP to ILP@asu.edu. We hope you will join us!

Mount Graham, or Dzil Nchaa Si An in Western Apache, is one of the highest mountains in southern Arizona and is of extraordinary importance from both an ecological and Western Apache perspective.  Ecologically, one finds Sonoran desert at the base and Hudsonian boreal forest at the peak, where a number of endemic species, including the highly endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel.  It is also part of the original homeland of Western Apache people, with deep religious and cultural significance.   Since the 1970’s, tension has existed between the University of Arizona’s desire to use Mt. Graham as the location for a number of astronomical facilities and the concerns of Western Apaches, especially the San Carlos tribe, and others who care about the ecological and religious aspects of Mt. Graham.  Decades of conflict have resulted in construction by the University of the Mt. Graham International Observatory , with help from Congress which waived the full applicability of important environmental laws.  The Mount Graham Coalition provides education and technical assistance to people about Mt. Graham and seeks to work for the ecological preservation of Mt. Graham and respect for Apache interests.  This program will provide an overview of the history and current situation regarding Mt. Graham and the ongoing conflicts.

Panelists:

  • Dinah Bear Board Member, Mt. Graham Coalition
  • Roger Featherstone President, Mt. Graham Coalition
  • Dr. John Welch Professor, Department of Archaeology & School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University

Mount Graham Lunch Lecture – In 2 weeks!

Feb. 20, 2017  (12:15 – 1:15 pm)
Room 250
Beus Center for Law and Society at Downtown Phoenix campus

Free and open to the public. Food will be reserved to those who RSVP to ILP@asu.edu. We hope you will join us!

Mount Graham, or Dzil Nchaa Si An in Western Apache, is one of the highest mountains in southern Arizona and is of extraordinary importance from both an ecological and Western Apache perspective.  Ecologically, one finds Sonoran desert at the base and Hudsonian boreal forest at the peak, where a number of endemic species, including the highly endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel.  It is also part of the original homeland of Western Apache people, with deep religious and cultural significance.   Since the 1970’s, tension has existed between the University of Arizona’s desire to use Mt. Graham as the location for a number of astronomical facilities and the concerns of Western Apaches, especially the San Carlos tribe, and others who care about the ecological and religious aspects of Mt. Graham.  Decades of conflict have resulted in construction by the University of the Mt. Graham International Observatory , with help from Congress which waived the full applicability of important environmental laws.  The Mount Graham Coalition provides education and technical assistance to people about Mt. Graham and seeks to work for the ecological preservation of Mt. Graham and respect for Apache interests.  This program will provide an overview of the history and current situation regarding Mt. Graham and the ongoing conflicts.

Panelists:

  • Dinah Bear Board Member, Mt. Graham Coalition
  • Roger Featherstone President, Mt. Graham Coalition
  • Dr. John Welch Professor, Department of Archaeology & School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University