NEWSLETTER – Indian Legal Clinic

Hey everyone! Check out the Indian Legal Clinic newsletter covering Spring ’08 – Spring ’09 semesters. It’s on the Clinic’s webpage – go to, then Clinical Program, then Indian Legal Clinic.

If you have any suggestions about the newsletter, or would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters, just let me, Jen Williams, know. My email is and phone number is 480-727-0420.

Prof. Patty Ferguson-Bohnee testifies at US Senate Committee hearing

On November 4th, Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, at an oversight hearing on “Fixing the Federal Acknowledgment Process.” She did an outstanding job and everyone here at the Indian Legal Program and Indian Legal Clinic is extremely proud to have her as a colleague. Watch her testimony at

Staff Attorney Position – NM Legal Aid – Zuni Pueblo

Staff Attorney – Gallup Office
New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) has an opening for a Staff Attorney in its Gallup Office. One (1) or more years of legal experience required. NMLA represents low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, consumer and Native American issues. Expectation is that attorney will be active in local bar and community activities. The position offers opportunity to work with Zuni people and practice law in theZuni Trbal Court. The candidate will handle general pverty law cases, utilizing a computerized case management system, participate in community education and outreach to those in need of housing and other benefits, and participate in recruitment of pro bono attorneys. The position also includes work with Zuni people on cases and matters involving Federal Indian and Tribal law issues, including representation of low income individuals in the Zuni Tribal Court. A percentage of the attorney’s time will be devoted to NMLA’s Native American Program issues. Requirements: Candidates must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, skills sufficient to implement an array of advocacy strategies, ability to manage a caseload, and the ability to build collaborative relationships within the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Reliable transportation is mandatory. New Mexico bar license is preferred. Candidate will be required to become a member of the Zuni bar upon hire. NMLA offers an excellent benefits package, including generous leave, health insurance and opportunities for training. Competitive salary based on experience, DOE. NMLA is an EEO Employer. Send Resume, two references and a writing sample to: Gloria A. Molinar, NMLA, PO Box 25486, Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486 and or email to:; Deadline:10/30/09