Job Opportunity – Judicial Clerk


Judicial Clerk

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court (Mashantucket, CT)

Position Type:

Judicial Clerkship

Practice Area(s):

Indian/Native American, Litigation (civil), Employment/Employee Relations

Geographic Preference:

Northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA)


Full-time position, one year. Under the supervision of the Chief Judge, the Law Clerk is required to:~ Conduct legal research on relevant statutes and cases; analyze legal issues presented by administrative records; communicate findings of research to tribal court judges either orally or by succinct memoranda.
~ Review legal pleadings, motions, briefs, transcripts, and recordings.
~ Draft memoranda of decision and orders for pending Tribal Court cases.
~ Attend hearings as requested by the tribal judges.
~ Draft lesson plans for educational programs.
~ Prepare special projects such as editing decisions for publication and developing proposed amendments to Mashantucket Rules of Civil Procedure.

Desired Class Level:

3L, RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp

Posting Date:

February 17, 2015

Expiration Date:

March 31, 2015


Ms. Patricia BruneAdministrative Assistant III

101 Pequot Trail P.O. Box 3126 Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338-3126 United States

Resume Receipt:

Other (see below)

How To Apply:

Submit a cover letter addressed to “Chief Judge,” resume, law school transcript (official or unofficial), a brief legal writing sample, and a list of 2-3 references. Letters of recommendation are preferred, but not required. Transcripts and letters of r

Requested Document Notes:

Letters of recommendation are welcomed. Please also complete the online application referenced in the attached announcement.




8th Annual Native American Bar Association of AZ Golf Tournament

Native American Bar Association Arizona

Course Information:
Whirlwind Golf Club
5692 W. North Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

With the cost of tuition rising each year, Native American law students are finding it increasingly difficult to afford law school. The financial burdens of law school can prevent and delay legal education of many Native American law students who often are supporting their families while pursuing their law degrees. That is why, starting in 2008, NABA-AZ held its first annual golf tournament to provide financial assistance to Native law students in Arizona help offset the increasingly high cost of tuition. Since 2008, NABA-AZ has provided over $45,000 in scholarship assistance to Native law students in Arizona and with your support at our 8th Annual Tournament we believe we can provide more students with financial assistance to help them achieve their educational goals. We welcome you to join us and support Arizona Native law students!

Download the form here: NABA AZ Golf Tournament Flyer 

NABA-AZ Nominations for 2015 Seven Generations Awards

NABA-AZ is soliciting nominations for their 2015 Seven Generations Awards.  We encourage NABA-AZ members to nominate individuals (and possibly organizations) for all three categories below.  All nominations are due on Friday, April 17, 2015 and must be submitted to Theresa Rosier at

Member of the Year Award – Recognizes and honors a member who has a long history of service to NABA-AZ or a new member who has contributed significantly to the organization. Download the form here: 2015 Nomination Application Member of Year.

Community Award – Recognizes and honors individuals or groups who have a history of service working to improve the social, economic, legal or cultural well-being of Indian Country, including Indian people or tribal governments. Download the form here: 2015 Seven Generations Community Award Nomination Form.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Recognizes and honors an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the practice and administration of law in the state of Arizona. Download the form here: 2015 Seven Generations Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form.

Job Opportunity – Federal Policy Associate

Federal Policy Associate

Job Title: Federal Policy Associate
Review Date: Annually based on hire date
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt

The NIEA Federal Policy Associate position is responsible for building support for the advancement of Native education policy through various vehicles – from working with key stakeholder groups to coalition partners and policy makers in in the federal government. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with Native communities, Native organizations, and education leaders to provide support for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and the education policy that affects them.

The essential functions of this position, include, but are not limited to the following:
– Work to develop and implement advocacy priorities and initiatives concerning federal policy and legislation.
– Attend policy-related meetings, conferences, workshops, forums, and other pertinent presentations to expand NIEA outreach and networking capabilities.
– Develop briefing papers, talking points, comments, testimony, articles, etc. to clarify and advance NIEA’s national policy agenda and membership resolutions.
– Build relationships and networks with key stakeholders including tribal governments, Native education advocates, governmental agencies, and Administration and Congressional policy staff.
– Analyze and synthesize research (or supplemental information) for developing stances to proposed and existing policies and legislation that are national in scope.
– Additional duties as necessary.

– Bachelor’s degree in public policy, government relations, education, or related field preferred; Master’s degree desired but not required.
– At least 2 years of direct policymaking or advocacy experience, legislative background preferred.
– Knowledge and passion for furthering the mission of NIEA and a commitment to Native students and enhancing their educational opportunities.
– Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders including policy makers, local advocates, tribal governments, and educators regarding various education issues.
– Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal, public speaking, and presentation skills.
– Knowledge of and experience working with tribes, Native communities, and national Native and civil rights organizations.
– Proven ability to work in team environment while demonstrating capacity to solve problems independently and address concerns in a timely and accurate manner.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to For additional information, contact Nancy Dewire at 202.544.7290.

Job Opportunity – Judicial Conduct and Discipline Commission

What is JCDC?

The purpose of the Judicial Conduct and Discipline Commission (JCDC) is to review, investigate and, when appropriate, adjudicate allegations of misconduct regarding judges who serve in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community’s court.  The Commission’s primary focus is judicial behavior, not judicial decisions.  

Now accepting applications for the following:

  • One sitting, retired or former municipal, federal, state or tribal judge (who is not currently a sitting judge of the SRPMIC court);
  • One licensed Attorney admitted to and in good standing with the Arizona State Bar Association or other state bar association, does not practice before the SRPMIC Court but has experience in Federal Indian law and working with Indian tribal communities;
  • One SRPMIC Community member with or without legal, advocate or judicial experience

Requirements (must meet the following):

  • Commit to a four year term (one of the newly appointed commissioners will serve a two year term).
  • Not convicted of a felony or two or more misdemeanors in the past 7 years.
  • Must undergo a criminal background check and drug test.
  • Must be able to objectively hear complaints regarding judicial conduct.
  • Must meet on an as needed basis to attend meetings and hearing.


Commissioners will be paid $500.00 per hearing/meeting OR a guaranteed minimum of $2,000.00 per year. 

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


For more information visit the following website:

Take a look at this article on Professor Miller!

“Miller Publishes Two Books Chapters”

Professor Robert J. Miller of the Indian Legal Program at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law authored a chapter, “The International Law of Discovery: Acts of Possession on the Northwest Coast of North America,” in the book “Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage” (2015).  The book was published to complement the Anchorage Museum exhibit called “Captain James Cook in Alaska.”

Read full article here: