Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Items accepted through Thursday,Dec 16th.
Donation boxes at are located in the ILC office, rotunda and law library.
Food (non-perishable), New, unwrapped toys, Baby Blankets, Diapers, Formula (Similac) and Gift Cards. Thank you for your contribution!
Food and Toy Drive Flyer
Monday, November 29, 2010
Regional Technical Assistance Specialist
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Friday, November 19, 2010
A. Associate Judge and Chief Judge -- Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Please see the attached announcements for Associate Judge and Chief Judge positions at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
B. Project Director -- Northwest Intertribal Court System
POSITION: PROJECT DIRECTOR
This position is funded under a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through September 29, 2011.
LOCATION: Northwest Intertribal Court System
20818 – 44th Avenue W., Suite 120
Lynnwood, WA 98036-7709
SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director of the Northwest Intertribal Court System
STATUS: Full Time – Exempt
Graduate of an ABA accredited law school and member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association ("WSBA"). Minimum five (5) years experience in Indian Law desired. Strong research, writing, and verbal communication skills including interest/experience in grant writing. Ability to work independently, travel to tribal reservations in Western Washington, and appreciate the unique legal and cultural systems of the various tribes. Prefer experience working with tribal governments, communities and/or justice systems. Native American preferred.
CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2010
See Ad for more information: http://www.nics.ws/employment/JOB%20ANNOUNCEMENT%20Project%20Director%202010.pdf
C. Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid
The Tulalip Foundation Office of Civil Legal Aid is seeking a legal assistant and an experienced attorney to represent Tribal members at the Tulalip Tribal Court by providing competent, culturally sensitive and holistic representation to assist Tribal members to ensure they have full access to due process and justice within the Tulalip judicial system. The Legal Assistant and Staff Attorney of the Tulalip Foundation Office of Civil Legal Aid will represent clients in legal cases that effect Tribal members’ safety, family integrity, health, and access to services and education.
Please contact Chori Folkman at (360) 716-4534 or email@example.com with any questions regarding these positions. Materials are due no later than December 3, 2010.
D. Office for Victims of Crime
Attached please find the hyperlink for the Deputy Director, OVC, announcement via USAJOBS, which opened 11/08/2010 and will close on 12/8/2010.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Join the Indian Legal Program for the Power Paths documentary (55 minutes) followed by panel discussion with Grassroots Leaders.
Wednesday November 17, 2010
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
Speakers include: Wahleah Johns (Black Mesa Water Coalition), Marshall Johnson (Toh Nizhoni Ani),
Vernon Masayesva (Black Mesa Trust), Norman or Fern Benally (Peabody lease area residents).
FREE and open to the public. Please share with others you think would be interested in the topic.
For nearly 50 years the Navajo and Hopi residents of Black Mesa have made it possible for the major cities in the Southwest -- Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Los Angeles – to flourish while they suffer pollution, cancer, and environmental devastation brought on by a huge strip-mining operation operated by Peabody Coal Company. Black Mesa coal supplies Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona which serves electric customers in Arizona, Nevada and California as well as supplying energy to pump water through the Central Arizona Project. And yet, most Black Mesa residents still have no electricity and running water. POWER PATHS follows a group of Navajo and Hopi grassroots leaders who take on some of the biggest corporations in the world and even their own tribal governments to transition their fossil-fuel based economies to renewable energy.
Contact Kate Rosier for more information at (480) 965-6204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 28, 2010
See link to access the article: http://www.myazbar.org/
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Development, and Challenges
of Tribal Courts
Robert N. Clinton
Foundation Professor of Law,
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Thursday, October 28th, 3:00-5:00
University Club, Club Room
Sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the Fulbright Association
and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
For more information, e-mail Richard Burg (email@example.com)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Navajo Nation 2010 Presidential Debate, co-hosted by ASU Student Committee for the Navajo Nation Presidental Debate and various American Indian academic groups and student organizations was held at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU on October 18, 2010.
Click here for video-recording of the Navajo Nation 2010 Presidential Debate. Please advance the time to 5:48 for the actual start time of the debate. There is also a 15 minute break that has not been edited.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Yavapai-Apache Nation seeks Chief Judge to preside over and ensure the proper operation for the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer and administrator of the Nation’s Tribal Courts.
How to Apply- Please submit a complete application, cover letter and resume by October 29, 2010 to:
Human Resources Department
2400 W. Datsi St.
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
GS-0905-13 — Congressional Research Service — $89,033.00 – $115,742.00
Opening Date: Oct 6, 2010
Closing Date: Nov 3, 2010
See Link Below:
Conference Speakers include:
Linus Everling, Lloyd B. Miller, Dr. John Molina, Dr. Michael H. Trujillo, Rebecca Tsosie & Alvin H. Warren (Invited).
Advance Registration: $75.00 11/01/2010. Agenda, speaker bios and registration online at www.regonline.com/nativehealth. State Bar of Arizona may qualify for 3.5 general credits, Approval pending for NM State Bar credits.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The registration deadline for the 10th Annual Phoenix AISES Scholarship and Leadership Golf Tournament is TOMORROW, September 30, 2010! Please register and pay online at www.phoenixaises.org at your earliest convenience. Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Sincerely, Wes DooleyGolf Co-Chair
Please support these student events.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Congrats to Diandra Benally ('05) - Diandra was just selected to be President of the Navajo Navajo Bar Association!
Congrats to Liz (Cheney) Medicine Crow ('05) - Liz was honored by Bridge Builders of Alaska for her work in finding a respectful long-term way to address a racist comment.
The ILP Faculty and Staff are proud of each of you!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Scholarships (and Waivers) for the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 18th Fall Meeting
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Co-Sponsors: Indian Legal Program and NABA-AZ
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where: ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Great Hall
Navajo Nation Bar Association CLE Credit: “This CLE has been approved by the Navajo Nation Bar Association for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity will qualify for up to 8 hours towards the Navajo Bar CLE requirement, including 2 hours of Navajo ethics.”
Arizona State Bar Association CLE: "The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 8 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 2 hours of professional responsibility."
On-line Registration website: Coming soon . . . www.law.asu.edu/ilp
Cost: $200 Full day, $125 Half day, $250 Walk-in rate the day of event
If paying by check, make checks payable to: "NABA-AZ"
Net proceeds from this event will be split between the Indian Legal Program and NABA-AZ.
For more information contact: Kate Rosier at (480) 965-6204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In the law firm’s Indian Nations Law Alert, Artman wrote about the act, which Congress passed on July 21, and President Obama is expected to sign. It will bring accountability to the federal administration of justice in Indian Country and strengthen tribal justice systems, he wrote.The act “seeks to increase coordination and communication among Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies; reduce violent crime, sexual violence, and drug and alcohol addition in Indian Country; and increase the collection and sharing of criminal data among the different jurisdictional entities,” the article states.
To read it in its entirety, click here. To read other articles by Artman on the firm’s website, click here.
Artman served as the 10th Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, he has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel, and as Chief Operating Officer of an Oneida Tribe-owned telecommunications venture.
(Phoenix, July 15, 2010) Arizona Indian Gaming Association announced that it is seeking to hire a Deputy Director for the Association which represents 19 tribes in Arizona. The new position will provide support for the Executive Director. The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (“AIGA”), a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization, has a membership that represents 90% of the Indian people living on reservations in Arizona. The organization protects and promotes the general welfare of tribes by supporting tribal gaming enterprises on Arizona Indian lands and serves as a clearinghouse for educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.
The Deputy Director will interact with AIGA member and non-member tribes, federal, state, city and local municipalities, business associations and other professionals. The best candidate will have knowledge of tribal government and/or tribal gaming, will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and have excellent computer skills. Minimum qualifications include three-to-five years experience working with tribal governments, especially tribes with a gaming enterprise. The candidate must have a Bachelors of Science degree or two years experience in a related field. The candidate must be able to pass a full gaming background check. AIGA offers a competitive pay scale and offers full health and dental benefits and 401 K pension.
Applicants should submit their resumes to email@example.com. Applications will close August 13, 2010.
Monday, August 09, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Friday, July 02, 2010
Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC is seeking a motivated, self-driven, and ambitious full-time associate. Kewenvoyouma law, PLLC is a small 100% Indian owned law firm providing legal services exclusively to Tribes, tribal entities, tribal agencies, and Individual Indian business owners. Our firm provides services in the area of Indian law, business transactions, economic development, finance, commercial transactions, business formations, government relations, gaming, water rights, and day-to-day general counsel services to Tribe and corporate counsel services to Indian owned businesses.
· J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school with Bar License in California and/or Arizona (or pending License)
· 0-6 Years of experience
· Demonstrated education or experience in federal Indian law
· Willing to travel
· Strong research, analytical and writing skills
· Strong organizational and communication skills
· transactional law, business law, economic development and gaming experience.
Applicants should submit the following information:
1. Cover Letter
3. Writing Sample
4. Transcripts (if graduated within 0-4 years)
5. Three references
Please submit information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Debbie Kewenvoyouma at 480-705-7550 with any questions. Experience and/or education in transactional work preferred. Native American hiring preference will be provided to qualified attorneys.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
INDIAN, VIOLENT, AND CYBER CRIME STAFF ATTORNEY-ADVISOR, GS-0905-15
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO:10-EOUSA-16
PLEASE NOTE: This position is being readvertised. Applicants who applied to Attorney Advisor GS-905-15, vacancy announcement number 10-EOUSA-12, do not need to reapply. All applicants will also be considered for this vacancy announcement.
About the Office: The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is the Justice Department headquarters component for the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices. Your office will be located in the Robert F. Kennedy Building at Constitution Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets, NW. This location is ideally situated close to the-Archives/Navy Memorial Metro station. We are a short walk to museums on and around the Mall, and there are numerous restaurants and shops in the immediate area. Additionally, we offer employee-centered work life programs, as well as participation in the transit subsidy program. EOUSA was rated in the top 16 of 246 agencies and deemed a best place to work. The Indian, Violent, and Cyber Crime (IVCC) Staff is functionally responsible for providing management support, legal assistance and advice, and policy guidance for the United States Attorneys for a variety of priority law enforcement initiatives. The IVCC is comprised of full-time EOUSA staff attorneys and support personnel, as well as experienced Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) who are subject-matter experts detailed to EOUSA for one-to-two year assignments. The work consists of the full range of legal advice and services to the 94 United States Attorneys Offices (USAO) throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The USAOs range in size from approximately 25 to 700 employees.Responsibilities: The Attorney-Advisor will serve as the Native American Issues Coordinator and will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the IVCC Staff, EOUSA. There is an expectation of independence afforded to the staff member, as well as required initiative to develop, manage, and carry out new or major projects in accordance with the significance of the problem, overall expectations, goals, and available resources.The assignments are extremely complex and difficult, frequently requiring a high order of original and creative legal and management expertise. Assignments involve serving as the principal legal advisor on all matters pertaining to Native American issues, among other law enforcement program areas; providing management support to the USAOs; and coordinating and resolving legal issues. Additionally, the Coordinator must often overcome opposition and conflicting interests to reach successful outcomes on behalf of EOUSA and the USAOs. Who may apply: All United States Citizens and Nationals.Qualifications: Previous experience prosecuting crime in Indian Country and litigating cases concerning Native American Issues in federal court. The successful candidate also can demonstrate sound judgment; good interpersonal skills; and a strong work ethic. Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 4 years post-J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. Moreover, detailed knowledge of the mission, organization, statutory obligations, functions, procedures, practices, and priorities of the Department, EOUSA, and the USAOs, especially in assigned program areas, is desirable.Evaluation Method: Qualified applicants may be further evaluated to determine those who are best qualified. Applicants must submit a writing sample.Salary: GS-15 $123,758.00 - $155,500.00 per year (including locality pay).Travel: Occasional travel will be required.Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorizedSubmission Process and Deadline Date:
Open: 6/7/2010Close: 6/18/2010
Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a detailed resume or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment). Information about applying for a Federal job is available from the USAJOBS information system through the website at: http://www.usajobs.gov/infocenter/forms.asp#icc, your most recent SF-50, and current performance appraisal, if applicable to:
Jewel CamposU.S. Department of JusticeExecutive Office for United States AttorneysOffice of Administration/H.R. Division 600 E Street NW, Rm. 8308Washington, D.C. 20530Phone #: (202) 252-5526Fax #: (202) 252-5525
Application materials must be RECEIVED by 11:59 p.m. of the closing date (Eastern Standard Time). Application materials may be faxed to (202) 252-5525.
Applications submitted using government postage or internal Federal government mail systems will not be considered. Please note that mail coming through our mail system can be delayed due to security screening and will not be accepted after the closing date, faxing your resume to our dedicated fax number is encouraged. Emails will not be considered.
Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at http://dojnet.doj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.php
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Human Services and Government Unit (HSGU), is seeking an energetic and motivated staff attorney with 0 to 8 years of legal experience. HSGU primarily provides legal advice and representation to the Navajo Nation Executive Branch’s Divisions of Education, Health, Human Resources, General Services, Public Safety, and Social Services regarding a wide range of legal issues. From time to time, HSGU also provides legal advice to the legislative and judicial branches of the Navajo Nation. Some litigation and travel is expected. Salary is negotiable within the range of $54,000 to $87,000, depending on experience.
Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school. Legal experience concerning federal Indian law and Navajo law preferred. Ability to speak Navajo is a plus, but not required. Current Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah and Navajo bar licensure is preferred, though not required. A successful applicant who is not currently licensed must take the Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah bar examination and the Navajo Nation bar examination at the next available opportunities. Applicants must have strong research, analytical and legal writing skills and work well with clients, who are employees of the Navajo Nation government.
Please direct applicant packets consisting of (1) Letter of Interest with current address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address; (2) Navajo Nation employment application; (2) resume; (3) recent legal writing sample; (4) copy of bar membership certificates, if any; and (5) law school graduation documents to Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Attention: Paul Spruhan, Assistant Attorney General, Human Services and Government Unit, P.O. Box 2010, Window Rock, AZ 86515, and to the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management, P.O. Box 7080, Window Rock, Arizona, 86515. Please visit www.nndpm.navajo.org/services.htm to obtain a copy of the Navajo Nation employment application. Applications will be accepted beginning June 21, 2010. For any questions, please contact Paul Spruhan at 928/871-6275.
The Navajo Nation Department of Justice complies with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act. This position is open until filled.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
2010 ILP/NALSA Graduation Reception
Thursday, May 13, 2010
College of Law Rotunda
The Indian Legal Program and the Native American Law Students Association
invite you to celebrate the graduation of our talented law students.
Join us for a special ceremony and reception.
RSVP to Sunny Larson by May 10th at Sunny.Larson@asu.edu.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Description: Position as Associate General Counsel for on-reservation Office of General Counsel on beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Many fascinating and challenging issues. Great opportunity to help shape the development of the office and the Tribe’s strategic legal planning.
Qualifications: At least five years as a practicing attorney; Washington bar membership preferred; experience in civil litigation, Indian law, and tribal government.
Deadline: Open until filled; apply ASAP.
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume with at least three references, and writing sample by e-mail to Stephen Suagee, General Counsel, at email@example.com or by mail to: Stephen Suagee General Counsel Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe 2851 Lower Elwha Road Port Angeles, WA 98363
PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today announced the appointment of Daniel J. Kiley and Thomas L. LeClaire to the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Dan Kiley is an attorney with the law firm Sherman & Howard, LLC, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate, municipal and criminal defense law. He worked for the firm Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakley and Randolph from 1997 to 2009 and served as an Assistant Attorney General from 1988 to 1997. He has been admitted to practice law in Arizona since 1988. He graduated from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1988 and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1985.
“Dan has had an impressive career in public and private practice,” said Governor Brewer. “His wide breadth of legal practice experience makes him well qualified to be a superior court judge.” This appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Cathy Holt.
Tom LeClaire is an attorney with the LeClaire Law Firm. He began practicing law in Colorado in 1981 and spent several years with the United States Navy and the Department of Justice. He has been admitted to practice law in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, the District of Columbia, as well as numerous tribal courts. He is a recognized expert in Indian law and taught criminal law and procedure at American University. He graduated from Cornell Law School in 1981 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1978.
“Tom’s accomplishments during his nearly three decades of practicing law are impressive and noteworthy,” said Governor Brewer. “He has given many years of service to his country and helped numerous Native American tribes with legal matters over the course of his career. Tom is truly a model of legal excellence and will be an outstanding judge.” This appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Richard Trujillo.
“It is an honor to appoint Dan Kiley and Tom LeClaire to the Maricopa County Superior Court,” said Governor Brewer. “These are two outstanding attorneys who will serve the citizens of Maricopa County well.”