Job opening: ASU Tribal Relations Director

Arizona State University
Office of Government & Community Engagement

Serves as primary liaison between the University and tribal nations/communities locally, regionally, and globally to develop partnerships and seek to embrace and connect with tribal communities enabling both success of American Indian students by providing a climate of cultural respect and inclusion, and research integrity when working with tribal nations, communities, and native people.

Works in partnership with the Special Advisor to the President to assist the Office of American Indian initiatives.

See job announcement (pdf) and apply.

Job opportunities with New Mexico Legal Aid

New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) provides civil legal services to low-income New Mexicans for a variety of legal issues including domestic violence/family law, consumer protection, housing, and benefits. NMLA has locations throughout the state including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Gallup, Roswell, Silver City, Clovis, Hobbs, Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Ana.

Staff Attorney posting 8.4.2023

Director for Native American Program 8.1.2023

Job opportunities: Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Court Solicitor (244326) – Window Rock, AZ

District Court Clerk (909557) – Tuba City, AZ

District Court Clerk (909563) – Kayenta, AZ

District Court Clerk (240815) – Shiprock, NM

District Court Clerk (112557) – Window Rock, AZ

District Court Clerk (209528) – Window Rock, AZ

District Court Clerk (209534) – Window Rock, AZ

Staff Attorney (240874) – Aneth, UT

Staff Attorney (234987) – Kayenta, AZ

Staff Attorney (211848) – Tuba City, AZ

Associate Justice * (209546) – Window Rock, AZ

District Court Judge * (00000) – District Court, Navajo Nation Wide

 

For full list of job announcements, go to Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation.

Job Opportunity: Civil Rights Attorney

The Albuquerque, NM office of Rothstein Donatelli LLP is seeking an associate attorney for its civil rights practice group. The Firm is looking for a New Mexico licensed attorney with at least 2 years or more of litigation experience. The candidate should possess a demonstrated commitment to the welfare of individual clients and maintain the highest quality of legal practice, especially legal research and writing skills. The ideal candidate will have experience litigating civil rights cases and/or representing survivors of sexual abuse. The associate must be skilled in managing complex litigation and providing staff direction.

Rothstein Donatelli has offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, as well as in Tempe, Arizona. The Rothstein Donatelli LLP practice areas include civil rights and discrimination law, representation of survivors of sexual abuse, criminal defense, complex civil litigation, appeals and post-conviction work, and Indian law. Rothstein Donatelli is committed to social justice and vigorously protecting the rights of its clients.

Rothstein Donatelli LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, sex or gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. The Firm expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of the characteristics mentioned above. Improper interference with the ability of other employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. The Firm is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment.

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

Job Opportunities

DOJ Indian Country Assistant US Attorney

  • Tulsa, OK – Application Deadline: May 24, 2023 for priority consideration

FCC Office of Native Affairs – Attorney

FCC Office of Native Affairs – Policy Advisor

DOJ Office on Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) – Impact Report

Job Opportunity: Senior Attorney

Navajo Nation
Office of Navajo Public Defender
Tuba City, AZ

Closing date: Open until filled

Position no: 243284

Duties and responsibilities: Represents clients, adults and juveniles, in criminal and delinquency proceedings in and out of court. Reviews all court and discovery
documents. Interviews clients; provides information on potential outcomes, defenses, potential consequences, federal prosecution; sentence(s) if convicted; deferred prosecution programs, peacemaking, etc. Develop theory of case and prepare pre-trial motions, responses; replies for trial preparation. Interview and/or depose witnesses. Communicate with prosecutor, probation, service providers. Assist client with referrals, appointments for evaluation, etc. Provide guidance and assistance to court advocates as needed. Prepare, file and complete appeals or Writs to Navajo Supreme Court when necessary. Position requires travel to district and family courts throughout the Navajo Nation.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Juris Doctorate; and four (4) years professional experience as a state licensed attorney. 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.

See full job description: Senior Attorney – Tuba City, AZ

More information: Job vacancy announcement

Job Opportunity: Attorney

Navajo Nation
Office of Navajo Public Defender
Window Rock, AZ

Closing date: Open until filled

Position no: 244832

Duties and responsibilities: Represents clients, adults and juveniles, in criminal and delinquency proceedings in and out of court. Reviews all court and discovery documents. Interviews clients; provides information on potential outcomes, defenses, potential consequences, federal prosecution; sentence(s) if convicted; deferred prosecution programs, peacemaking, etc. Develop theory of case and prepare pretrial motions, responses; replies for trial preparation. Interview and/or depose witnesses. Communicate with prosecutor, probation, service providers. Assist client with referrals, appointments for evaluation, etc. Provide guidance and assistance to court advocates as needed. Prepare, file and complete appeals or Writs to Navajo Supreme Court when necessary. Position requires travel to district and family courts throughout the Navajo Nation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

See full job description: Attorney

More information: Job vacancy announcement

Job opportunity: Deputy Attorney General

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians
Oakhurst, CA

The position of Deputy Attorney General shall be responsible for protecting all Tribal sovereignty and for providing legal advice and representation to all Tribal officials, agencies, departments, and branches of Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians. The Deputy Attorney General will defend the integrity of the Tribe. The Deputy Attorney General is prohibited from offering individual legal advice or representing individual Tribal Members, but instead serves to protect the rights of all members of the Tribe by administering fair and impartial justice. Maintains confidentiality of all Tribal information.

See full job announcement: Deputy Attorney General

Job opportunities: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe whose Reservation and nationally-recognized resort casino are located in Highland, CA. We are excited to announce that our award-winning in-house legal department is hiring! 

Our legal team plays an instrumental role in supporting the tribal government and business entities that sustain the government infrastructure. We are looking for individuals whose pursuit of excellence matches our own high level of expectations. For those candidates, we have several current opportunities to work in a collegial, team-oriented practice that supports one of the most successful Tribal gaming operations in North America as well as Tribal and business leaders pursuing some of the most forward-thinking initiatives and projects in Indian Country. 

Current opportunities include:

  1. Staff Attorney – Government
  2. Staff Attorney – DEER (Development, Entitlements, Environmental, Real Estate)
  3. Legal Operations Specialist
  4. Managing Attorney – Complex Transactions (coming soon)

San Manuel offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: health and wellness plans, 401(k) matching, discretionary bonuses, and paid time off. If you seek a challenging and rewarding career in a fast-paced, dynamic environment responsible for preserving and protecting the interests of a Tribal government and its various business enterprises, now and into the future, we encourage you to learn more by clicking here. If you have any questions about roles, responsibilities, applications, or any other aspects, please feel free to reach out directly to our Executive Recruiter, Heather Nadeau, at heather.Nadeau@sanmanuel-nsn.gov .