Gila River Job Posting

Defense Attorney I

Gila River Indian Community (Sacaton, AZ)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Criminal – Defense, Indian/Native American

Geographic Preference(s):

Southwest (AZ, NM)


For full description and application please see:

The Defense Attorney I performs entry-level professional legal work involved in representing defendants in the courts of the Gila River Indian Community.

– Defend persons charged with offenses in the Community’s courts.
– Practice extensively in the courtroom arguing motions, trying cases to judges and juries, as well as occasionally arguing special actions and appeals.
– Participate in plea negotiations and pre-trial discovery with prosecutors.
– Perform legal research and drafts legal documents for all stages of the criminal process from pre-trial motions to appeals.
– Review and evaluate evidence and prepare cases for trial.
– Consult with clients and advise them in legal matters.
– Interview witnesses and potential witnesses, including police officers and expert witnesses.
– Perform other related duties as assigned.

Graduate from an accredited law school with juris doctorate degree; member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona. Experience with defense representation preferred.

Desired Class Level:

JD Alum, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Bar Passage

Posting Date:

June 13, 2011

Expiration Date:

June 28, 2011


Ms. Cecilia Vaca


151 S Bluebird Road Sacaton, Arizona 85147 United States

Resume Receipt:

E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How to Apply:

Employment Applications are available at all District Service Centers, the Human Resources Department, and online at Employment Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm on the closing date.

To avoid delays, application can be mailed or faxed to:
Gila River Indian Community
Human Resources Department
Post Office Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona 85147
Fax: (520) 562-9809