Crow Tribe of Indians – Child Protection Attorney Job Posting

 CHILD PROTECTION ATTORNEY: Crow Tribe of Indians, Office of Legal Counsel

Full-time in-house attorney in the area of child protection law, Crow Agency, MT. Experience preferred. Candidates must be admitted to practice law on the Crow Reservation and in the State of Montana or be willing and able to obtain admission through the next available bar examination(s). Candidates should have strong research and writing skills, respect for and familiarity with Native American and Crow tribal law, culture, and history, and working knowledge of child protection law and practice and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Must be an aggressive advocate, with time management skills and ability to maintain calendars in multiple courts. Day to day practice includes interaction with social workers from Tribal, State, and Federal jurisdictions, as well as contact with the community. Job duties include preparation and presentation at the Tribal level of all filings related to child protection issues; representation of the Tribal interest in state dependency cases and addressing sovereignty issues relating to ICWA. Position also entails regular involvement with law enforcement and prosecution. Salary DOE. Position open until filled. Crow Tribal and Native American preference apply. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to: Office of Legal Counsel, Crow Tribe, ATTN: Heather Whitemanrunshim, P.O. Box 340, Crow Agency, MT 59022, or email All applications confidential.