Job Opportunity – Chief Judge

Yavapai-Apache Nation
Tribal Court
Chief Judge
Closing Date: 12/21/2018

The Chief Judge presides over and ensures the proper operation for the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer of the Tribal Court and administrator of the Nation’s Courts.

  • AZ State License Attorney or eligible, in good standing required.
  • Three (3) years full-time and/or equivalent judicial experience required.
  • Two (2) years judicial administrative experience required.
  • Experience in Tribal Courts or other courts of limited jurisdiction, knowledge of
  • U.S. laws regarding Indian Nations, Tribes and familiarity with Indian reservation communities desired.
  • Experience in court procedures.
  • Adhere to Judicial Ethics of the American Bar Association.
  • Possess a high level of competence, ability to carry out legal thinking reconciling the principles and the particular circumstances of the person and the issues.
  • Must have good verbal & writing skills. Excellent communication skills required.
  • Prior supervisory management experience required.
  • Must be able to use computers and have PC skills in Microsoft Word,
  • WordPerfect, Microsoft Excel, Windows 95, Quicken and Access.
  • Ability to make effective presentations, explain the legal reasoning used on controversial or complex topics.
  • Have the capacity to remain open-minded, manage case workload efficiently.
  • Respect their peers and their constituencies.

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