Job Opportunity – ICWA Parent’s Attorney

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is seeking a full-time attorney to work in Bethel Alaska representing parents in Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) dependency cases. The assigned attorney will advocate in state child-welfare proceedings and will primarily represent parents enrolled in Native Alaskan tribes. The attorney in this position spends a significant amount of time arguing in court as well as an active civil motions and discovery practice.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about advocacy for native parents and be comfortable working with Native Alaskan tribes and state child-welfare agencies.  Applicants must be able to gain admittance to the Alaska Bar Association through reciprocity or examination within 10 months of starting employment. ICWA experience and knowledge is preferred, but not required.  Position to start late Summer or Fall 2015.  Salary DOE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample by email to Shana Valente, (907-334-4413).