Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

The Staff Attorney is a professional position within the administrative office of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court under the general direction of the Chief Justice. The Research Attorney is responsible for maintaining a current Docket; preparing draft orders; researching legal materials; preparing legal memorandums for the Supreme Court Justices that include identification of issues, statutory and regulatory authority, relevant legal authorities and any Muscogee (Creek) precedents; preparing current listings of citations and legal references to all relevant Muscogee (Creek) Nation laws and other federal and state law as applicable; maintaining accurate records of all legislative bills and ordinances; and writing draft opinions.

For full job description, click the following link:  er-170621

School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country: Mapping Out Solutions – Dec. 2

2016-stpp-101216Last chance to register!!

School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country: Mapping Out Solutions will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Beus Center for Law and Society located at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

Registration is now available at:

Questions? Contact us at or 480-727-0420

Job Opportunity – Executive Director



DNA is a non-profit legal services provider celebrating 50 years of service with approximately 25 attorneys delivering legal services to an underserved population in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.  DNA is seeking an innovative growth-oriented Individual capable of revitalizing the organization and setting direction for the next 50 years.  Principal location Window Rock, Navajo Nation, Arizona.  Visit for more information.

Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to practice in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah or the Navajo Nation or must be eligible for admission by reciprocity in one of these jurisdictions; must have a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university; a J.D. degree is preferred; must have a minimum of seven (7) years progressive management and supervisory experience, excellent communication skills, knowledge of budget and financial management and fundraising experience.

Email to obtain a job description, qualifications and procedure to apply.

Closing Date: January 17, 2016.

DNA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Preference given to qualified Navajo and other Native American applicants.

Download job description PDF

Job Opportunity – Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Two attorney positions available in Kayenta, AZ and Window Rock, AZ

Job Description

Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all requires legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines natures of the criminal offense; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters.

Provides supervision of district office(s) and ensures the continued daily operation of the district office. Coordinates, oversees and manage the overall operation of the assigned district office; fully responsible in securing resources and providing services to ensure the efficient operation of the district office; coordinates program activities with numerous government agencies throughout the tristate area, completes and orientates, trains, lectures and advises on numerous law enforcement related laws, regulations and rules. Addresses administrative reports, meetings, direct services, and etc. pursuant to the established Navajo Nation(s) policies. This position is sedentary with potential for high levels of stress. This position services at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate
  • Current admission in any state bar with the intention of seeking and securing admission to the Navajo Nation Bar Association and either the Arizona, New Mexico or Utah State Bar within one (1) year of date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current admission in the Navajo Nation Bar Association and the Arizona, New Mexico or Utah State Bar.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledgeable of Navajo Nation Government and Laws, applicable state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations; basic principles of management, administration, accounting, bookkeeping, etc. Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of legal research, evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records and other data that may be used in court; court processes, administrative law processes and legal terminology; legal strategies, their development and presentation and supervisory methods and techniques. Skilled in legal research, effectively assessing, interpreting and applying complex laws to information, evidence and other data compiled, assessing analyzing and assessing financial and other records to make recommendations and THE NAVAJO NATION GIVES PREFERENCE TO ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NAVAJO PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT ACT AND VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.

For application detail, see website:

School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country: Mapping Out Solutions – Dec. 2

2016-stpp-101216School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country: Mapping Out Solutions will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Beus Center for Law and Society located at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

Early Registration is now available at:

Questions? Contact us at or 480-727-0420

Job Opportunity – Attorney

Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC is seeking a motivated, self-driven, and ambitious full-time associate or of counsel attorney. Title and position will be dependent on attorney experience and time commitment.

Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC is a 100% Indian owned boutique law firm providing legal services exclusively to Tribes, tribal entities, tribal agencies, and Individual Indian business owners. Our firm provides services in the area of Indian law, business transactions, economic development, finance, commercial transactions, business formations, government relations gaming, and water rights. We are proud to assist as day-to-day general or special counsel for Tribes and corporate counsel to Tribal businesses.


J.D. Degree from an A.B.A accredited law school with Bar License in California, New Mexico and/or Arizona (or pending License)
2-6 Years of experience (this is not necessarily legal experience, but may include business or tribal affairs experience as well)
Demonstrated education or experience in federal Indian law
Strong research, analytical and writing skills
Transactional law, business law, economic development and gaming experience a plus

Applicants should submit the following information:

Cover Letter
Writing Sample
Transcripts (if graduated within 0-4 years)
Three references

Please submit information via email to Please contact Gina Bocardo at 480-428-4590 with any questions. Experience and/or education in transactional, business, economic development, or gaming preferred. Native American hiring preference will be provided to qualified attorneys.

Download Attorney Position Announcement pdf


Request for Proposal – Litigation, Administrative Outreach, and Lobbying Legal Services

The Navajo Nation seeks assistance in litigation, administrative outreach, and lobbying to assist in matters related to federal administrative offsets made by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for disputed debts.  Selected Respondent will provide legal services to secure a favorable outcome of the disputes and will litigate those disputes if necessary.

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice will be accepting proposals for this service postmarked by 5:00 PM MT on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Download Request for Proposal pdf