Job Opportunity – Tribal Public Defender

Havasupai Tribe

Closing Date: August 11, 2019

Job Description:
The Tribal Public Defender will perform professional legal work involved in representing defendants in the Havasupai Tribal Court.

The following examples of duties are intended to be illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive or restrictive.

  • Defend persons charged with offenses in the Tribal Court.

  • Practice extensively in the courtroom arguing motions, trying cases to judges and juries, as well as occasionally arguing special actions and appeals.

  • Review and evaluate evidence and prepare cases for trial. Consult with clients and advise them in legal matters.

  • Interview witnesses and potential witnesses, including police officers and expert witnesses.

  • Draft legal memorandum for the Tribal Court or legal counsel.

  • Participate in plea negotiations and pre-trial discovery with prosecutors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required education, training or experience to effectively represent the defendants in court (position open to both licensed attorneys and tribal advocates).

  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug and health screening. EDUCATION

  • Must have practice experience in Tribal Advocacy in Tribal Courts, a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in adult criminal and/or juvenile court including trial experience

  • Must possess knowledge of Federal Indian Law, ICRA, ICWA, and Federal rules of evidence

  • Must have never been convicted of any felonies, and no misdemeanor in the past twelve (12) months

  • Must pass a criminal back ground check

For full job description and application detail, click here.

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