Job Opportunity: Mid-Level Associate

Sacks Tierney

For over 60 years, Sacks Tierney has distinguished itself through cause-related volunteerism and legal involvement in local and national issues; offering litigation services and experience competitive with much larger firms; and pioneering expertise in legal areas of special value to Arizona clients. For more information about Sacks Tierney, visit www.sackstierney.com.

Sacks Tierney is currently seeking a mid-level associate with 2-4 years of experience to join our Indian Law practice. Applicants must have excellent research, analytical, and writing skills. In addition, the successful candidate must have strong academic credentials, and must be licensed to practice in Arizona. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to Laura Nance by email at laura.nance@sackstierney.com.

Job Opportunity: Associate Attorney

Rothstein Donatelli LLP

The Tempe, Arizona office of Rothstein Donatelli, LLP is seeking an associate attorney for its Indian law practice. Rothstein Donatelli has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as in Tempe, Arizona where we specialize in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian health law, labor and employment law, civil litigation, and transactional matters. Rothstein Donatelli is committed to advancing the sovereign rights of Native American tribes. More information about the Firm is available at www.rothsteinlaw.com.

Rothstein Donatelli is interested in an attorney with two or more years of experience with a demonstrated commitment to the highest quality of legal practice. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills and experience working with tribal communities. Familiarity with Indian law is preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Firm Administrator Manya Snyder at info@rothsteinlaw.com. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity: Associate Attorneys

National Majority-Indian Owned Law Firm Seeking Associate Attorneys
Rosette, LLP is a leading majority-Indian owned national law firm who’s dynamic approach and practice area diversity is unparalleled for our size firm. We specialize in federal law and it’s application to tribes, tribal business, complex litigation, government negotiations, financial transitions, tribal housing, land use and planning, Human Resources management, tribal energy development, and representation related to internal tribal governance matters. We are currently seeking ambitious and motivated Associate Attorneys to handle legal matters for tribal governments and tribal businesses across the United States with offices in Arizona, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Washington D.C.  Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience. 

Nate Hendricks
CEO
nhendricks@rosettelaw.com
602-686-6654
565 W. Chandler Blvd. Suite 212 Chandler, AZ 85225

Apply via Email: nhendricks@rosettelaw.com

ILP serving on the NABA-AZ Board

The Native American Bar Association of Arizona (NABA-AZ) recently announced its 2021-2022 board of directors. Congratulations to this year’s ILP leadership: ILP Executive Director Kate Rosier, president; Meredith Gaylord (’19), president-elect; Bartley Harris (’08), treasurer; and Professor Pilar Thomas, secretary. Other ASU ILP board members include Jason Croxton (’10), ILP Faculty Director Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Simon Goldenberg (’17), Verrin Kewenvoyouma (’04) and Kevin Pooley (’15). 

We appreciate ILP representation on the board!

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Danielle Williams
Program Coordinator Sr, Indian Legal Program, ASU Law

ILP alumni make moves to D.C.

Two ILP female alumni recently assumed critical roles in Washington, D.C. As of three months ago, Breann Swann Nu’uhiwa (LLM ’09) began serving as senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs under the leadership of Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai’i. Stephanie Sfiridis (’16) serves as the senior counselor to the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland. From their experience, these duty-bound attorneys are attuned to the vision of their offices and the leadership who serve Indian Country. Ladies, congratulations on this amazing opportunity!

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Danielle Williams
Program Coordinator Sr, Indian Legal Program, ASU Law

Indian Law Representation

In the Arizona Attorney Magazine

In the recent edition of the Arizona Attorney Magazine, you’ll see the Special Focus on Indian Law that includes publications by our ILP family.

ILP advisory council member Judith M. Dworkin, Joe Keene (’12) and Candace French (’17) published an article “An Opportunity Arises: Prop 207 and Arizona Tribes’ New Beginnings for Marijuana Legalization.” 

Ed Hermes (’13) co-authored an article “Arizona—Tribal 2021 Gaming Compact Amendments: What you need to know” with Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier.

Glennas’ba Augborne (’16) and April Olson (’06) published an article “Bent, But Not Broken—ICWA Stands: A Summary of Brackeen v. Haaland.”

Simon Goldenberg (’17) and Hermes joined the Bar Leadership Institute of the State Bar of Arizona Bar.

In this collection, our ILP family, who reflect on history and what our ancestors endured, have a stronghold of treating knowledge as a community endeavor, something to be protected and shaped by Indian legal advocacy work. We are proud of the goodwill work that they produce and their committed service to Indian Country.

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Danielle Williams
Program Coordinator Sr, Indian Legal Program, ASU Law

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Rothstein Donatelli
Tempe, AZ

Summary:
Rothstein Donatelli has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as in Tempe, Arizona where we specialize in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian health law, labor and employment law, civil litigation, and transactional matters. Rothstein Donatelli is committed to advancing the sovereign rights of Native American tribes.

Requirements:
Rothstein Donatelli is interested in an attorney with two or more years of experience with a demonstrated commitment to the highest quality of legal practice. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills and experience working with tribal communities. Familiarity with Indian law is preferred.

For more information:
www.rothsteinlaw.com

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Firm Administrator Manya Snyder at info@rothsteinlaw.com.

Job Opportunity – Full-time Staff Attorney

Location:
Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”),
The Bethel ICWA attorney will be serving clients in cases primarily heard in Bethel, Alaska courts, serving clients in the YukonKuskokwim Delta.

Summary:
Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members.

To learn detailed information about this position please contact:
Pearl Pickett
Native Law Supervising Attorney
ppickett@alsc-law.org
907-222-4523
1016 W 6th Ave, Suite 200, Anchorage – AK, United States (USA), 99501

Interested applicants can send the needed documents to:
Resume (Required)
Cover Letter (Required)
Transcript (Optional)
Writing Sample (Required)
References (Required)
Other (Optional)
Send to: ppickett@alsc-law.org

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney -Sacks Tierney PA

Location:
Scottsdale, AZ

Summary:
For over 60 years, Sacks Tierney has distinguished itself through cause-related volunteerism and legal involvement in local and national issues; offering litigation services and experience competitive with much larger firms; and pioneering expertise in legal areas of special value to Arizona clients.

Requirements: Sacks Tierney is currently seeking a mid-level associate with 2-4 years of experience to join our Indian Law practice. Applicants must have excellent research, analytical, and writing skills.  In addition, the successful candidate must have strong academic credentials, and must be licensed to practice in Arizona.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to Laura Nance by email at laura.nance@sackstierney.com.

Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor (General)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DHS Headquarters
Office of the General Counsel

Location:
Washington, DC

Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Technology Programs Law Division (TPD).
The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal advice for Government contracts, inter-agency acquisitions, and grants/cooperative agreements entered into by DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (“S&T”) in the areas of research, development, test, and evaluation (“RDT&E”).

Responsibilities:
As an Attorney-Advisor (General) GS 0905 14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
• Provide legal advice to contracting officers, program managers, and senior officials concerning the laws applicable to all phases of the research and development contracting process, including acquisition planning, solicitation and award, contract administration, and the resolution of bid protests/disputes.
• Provide legal advice in the development and negotiation of innovative and R&D centric solicitation and award instruments (e.g., Other Transaction Agreements with consortia, contracts under S&T’s Small Business Innovation Research Program, and Partnership Intermediary Agreements).
• Provide legal advice to grants officers, program managers, and senior officials concerning the laws applicable to all phases of the research and development grants/cooperative agreements process, including solicitation and award, administration, and the resolution of disputes.

Basic Requirements:
You as an applicant must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; and


GS-14 or GS-15:

  • The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or
  • The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND
  • Specialized professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The quality of the individual’s background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization.

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