Job Opportunity – Attorney

USAO District of Arizona
405 W. Congress Suite 4800
Tucson, AZ 85701
United States

About the Office: The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), District of Arizona, is seeking an experienced civil attorney for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. The work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse caseload of any law office, public or private, in the country. Civil Division AUSAs handle virtually every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive civil cases at both the trial and appellate level involving matters such as health care, commercial, civil rights, environmental, false claims, challenges to administrative or regulatory actions, novel constitutional claims, immigration matters, all varieties of tort and discriminatory claims against the sovereign, and defense contractor issues.

The duty location will be in Tucson, Arizona

Job Description: Assistant United States Attorneys have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement


The range of basic pay is $45,477 to $120,365 plus Tucson locality pay of 14.16%


Travel throughout Arizona and nation-wide may be necessary.

Application Process: 

Applications must be submitted online through the following link:

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)

3. You will have to upload a Legal Writing Sample and an Arizona Application Form (found you will need to attach these documents under “Other.” They are required documents. Limit the writing sample to 15 pages or less.

4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process If you are unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing the documents in the “How to Apply” tab.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Number of Positions: One

Job Opportunity – Executive Director

Executive Director, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.

Executive Director Responsibilities

Management and Leadership

The Executive Director will supervise the 19-person staff of project directors, staff attorneys, management team, and support staff as well as oversee the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s main project areas. The Executive Director will also partner with the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee to finalize the development of a strategic plan and will assume full responsibility for the operationalization and execution of the plan.

In order to be an effective leader, the new Executive Director must be dedicated to advancing the Chicago Lawyer’s Committee’s mission of advancing civil rights and social justice. In this regard, the Executive Director will be expected to articulate a clear and contemporary vision for civil rights in Chicago. The Executive Director will have the flexibility to expand or modify the current project areas and develop new projects focusing on other civil rights issues.

External Partnerships

The strong support of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s member firms is critical to the success of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee. The Executive Director will be expected to enhance and leverage pre-existing relationships and develop relationships with new firms. The Executive Director also must engage the support and interest of other civil rights groups, foundations, community organizations, political officeholders, private corporations, the media and other allies and stakeholders in the civil rights arena.

Financial Development

In order to implement and achieve the goals of the organization increased and diversified fund-raising is essential. With the support of the Board, the Executive Director will be expected to work with the Development Director to develop funding strategies and increase revenues to support organizational initiatives, drawing on sources such as law firms, individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities. The Executive Director must be comfortable with fundraising, communicating with donors and expanding relationships with financial supporters.

Financial Management

The Executive Director will be responsible for preparing and overseeing realistic and fiscally responsible budgets in conjunction with the Finance Director and reporting regularly to the Board of Directors on financial matters. Knowledge of sound nonprofit financial principles is expected.

Major Objectives

The new Executive Director is expected to accomplish the following major objectives over the first 12 to 18 months:

  • Articulate a clear and contemporary vision of civil rights needs in the Chicago community;
  • Complete and execute a strategic plan in conjunction with the Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Directors;
  • Identify and cultivate funding opportunities, including grants or donations from foundations, government, corporations, and individuals;
  • Develop new partnerships with member firms and expand existing ones;
  • Foster a collaborative work culture among the staff that inspires a shared sense of mission and unity; and
  • Maintain a leadership role in the civil rights arena with outside civil rights and public interest organizations.

Professional Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and significant experience in civil rights and public interest law consistent with the mission and goals of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee
  • Excellent communication, media, presentation, and analytical skills
  • Strong fiscal and management experience, preferably in a public interest organization, with experience in recruiting, training, managing and motivating a diverse, high-performing team, including volunteer lawyers
  • Experience in successfully identifying, cultivating and engaging funding sources
  • Experience working closely with a board of directors, government agencies, foundations, and public interest and policy organizations
  • A JD and litigation experience are desired but not mandatory. Comfort in a public interest legal environment is essential

Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate will have the following key characteristics:

  • A deep personal commitment and passion for advancing civil rights and social justice
  • A decisive, creative thinker with excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A team-building, collegial approach to work
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to inspire commitment to civil rights in others through dynamic leadership
  • Ability to recognize and maximize opportunity on behalf of the organization
  • Goal-oriented, project-oriented, and achievement-oriented
  • Strong honor and integrity
  • Ability to thrive in the uncertainty of the economic, legal and nonprofit environments
  • A sense of humor


How to apply


Please forward a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications, a current resume, and salary history to Marcia Lipetz at by August 17, 2015. No calls please.

Further information about the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law can be found at

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (Wausau, WI)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Family, Indian/Native American, Legal Services, Litigation, Criminal

Geographic Preference:

Midwest (KY, WV, OH, IN, MI, IL, MO, IA, MN, WI)


Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening in Wausau, WI beginning in July for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts. Wisconsin Judicare is a non-profit legal services law firm serving northern Wisconsin where there are 11 Indian reservations.

Attorney will be required to maintain a caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups, participate in tribal court development and community education projects, and carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin or obtain admission shortly after hire. Good communications skills a must. Knowledge of and interest in Native American issues preferred.

Please visit our website at for more information about our program.


Desired Class Level:

RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Alum 7+ yrs exp

Posting Date:

June 17, 2015

Expiration Date:

August 31, 2015


Mrs. Sunshine Lemieux

Staff Attorney

401 Fifth Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 6100 Wausau, Wisconsin 54402 United States

Resume Receipt:

E-mail, Other (see below)

Default email for resumes.:

How To Apply:

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

Indian Law Office

PO Box 6100

Wausau, WI 54401

Attn: Director David Armstrong

Additional Documents:

Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Other Documents

Requested Document Notes:

Please forward resume, cover letter, writing sample, and Three References.




Graduate Pathways – Two more days until deadline!

Monday & Tuesday, July 20 & 21, 2015

This two day conference which educates and helps American Indian students successfully apply to enter their graduate school of choice.  The conference will walk students through the law school application process and meet with admissions directors, faculty and students. Don’t miss this opportunity.

For more information on how to apply, click on the following link: 

Job Opportunity – HR Specialist

Here is a job announcement for a law-related field that a new graduate may find interesting. It’s for an employee/labor relations specialist in the Indian Health Service’s, Office of Human Resources.  The position does not require admission to the bar. There is some practice before the Merit System’s Protection Board and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Also, there are opportunities to represent the Agency at mediation, arbitration and negotiations with the union.

For more information, click the following link:

Indian Law Expert to Speak, Sign Books at Heard Museum


Stephen Pevar is author of The Rights of Indians and Tribes

PHOENIX – The author of a book that explains the complexities of federal Indian law and tribes’ and their members’ relationships with each other and with non-Indians will speak on current legal issues facing Native peoples Aug. 7 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Stephen L. Pevar, the author of the 2012 book, The Rights of Indians and Tribes, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the Monte Vista Room at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Pevar will sign copies of his book, available at $25 per copy following his presentation. Since Aug. 7 is First Friday, evening (6 to 10 p.m.) general admission to the museum – and to Pevar’s talk — is free; a $5 gate fee will be charged to visitors wishing to attend the exhibit Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!

Federal Indian law continues to be a complex subject for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. In his presentation at the Heard, Pevar will touch on several topics discussed in the book, which include the powers of Indian tribes; civil and criminal jurisdiction on Indian reservations; Indian hunting, fishing and water rights; taxation in Indian country; the Indian Civil Rights Act; the Indian Child Welfare Act; and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.

Pevar is senior staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. He taught a course in federal Indian law at the University of Denver School of Law for 16 years and has lectured extensively on the subject. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He had served for three years as staff attorney for South Dakota Legal Services on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Since 1976, he has been a national staff counsel for the ACLU.

Pevar has litigated some 200 federal cases involving constitutional rights, including one case in the U.S. Supreme Court. His areas of specialty include free speech, Indian rights, prisoners’ rights and the separation of church and state.


Job Opportunity – Attorney

Attorney-Advisor (Indian Country)
Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA)
Office of Legal and Victim Programs/Indian, Violent and Cyber Crimes Staff
600 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States


Job Description:

The Attorney-Advisor will serve as the Native American Issues Coordinator and will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the IVCC Staff, EOUSA. Duties of the Native American Issues Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:

• Provide advice and assistance to the USAOs on legal and programmatic initiatives relating to Indian Country issues.

• Act as the liaison to the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys.

• There is an expectation of independence afforded to the staff member, as well as required initiative to develop, manage, and initiate new and major projects in accordance with the significance of the issue, Department priorities, overall expectations, goals and available resources.

• Assignments involve serving as the point of contact on all matters, criminal and civil, pertaining to Native American issues on behalf of EOUSA and the USAOs; providing support to the USAOs; and coordinating and resolving legal issues.

• Draft Congressionally-mandated reports and statements for the record for Congressional hearings relating to issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives.

• Draft and assist with the implementation of initiatives and national policy to further the mission of the Department.

• Act as a liaison between the Department of Justice and other federal agencies in matters pertaining to Indian Country.

• Work closely with the Department’s components, including Leadership, to further the Department’s mission in Indian Country. The incumbent will also work with other federal, state, and tribal agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Accordingly, the incumbent must have the ability to work well with others and to handle issues in a professional, diplomatic, and cordial manner.

• There may be occassional travel to districts that have Indian Country.

Required Qualifications:
– Applicants MUST possess a J.D. Degree and

– Be an active member of the bar* (any jurisdiction).

*You must include your bar membership information in your application package to be considered.

In order to qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have one (1) year post J.D. legal experience in Indian Country and/or one (1) year post J.D. litigation experience involving Native American issues in Federal Court.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must also demonstrate sound judgment, good interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic. Detailed knowledge of the mission, organization, statutory obligations, functions, procedures, practices and priorities of the Department, EOUSA, and the USAOs, especially in assigned program areas, is desirable.

$126,245.00 – $158,700.00
1-2 Weeks Per Year.
Application Process:
You must apply on-line on USAJOBS at the following link:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Job Opportunity – Indian Law Commercial Transactions Attorney

Albuquerque firm focusing on federal Indian law representation is seeking an associate attorney with 5+ years’ experience representing clients in commercial transactions. Applicants must be licensed in a state jurisdiction. Position requires substantial experience in commercial transactions, preferably in the areas of federal Indian law and tribal law. Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, able to work independently and as part of a team, and must be passionate about serving Native American individuals, tribes, pueblos and their business enterprises. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample to Johnson Barnhouse & Keegan LLP at