Wednesday, May 18, 2011

JOB: Picayune Rancheria

In House Legal Counsel

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians located in Coarsegold, California. Thirty minutes north of Fresno and a very short drive to beautiful Yosemite National Park, is looking for an In-House Legal Counsel. The In-House Legal Counsel provides legal advice on legal issues confronting the Tribal Government or any of the Tribe’s entities or departments. In addition, the Tribe’s Legal Counsel researches and writes complex legal opinions, prepares drafts of contracts, notices, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents. Stay current on the status of all laws, statutes, court decisions or other developments that may affect the Tribe, its governmentor any of its entities or departments. Respond to the Tribal Council’s request for legal advice on any issues that may affect its land, government, gaming or any of its entities or departments. Research and recommend the retention of outside legal experts when necessary to address the legal issues that the Tribal Council, the Tribe or any of its entities or departments may face. TheTribal Legal Counsel’s obligation is to ensure that the Tribal Council and the Tribe get the best legal advice on any particular legal issues, and must be professional enough to acknowledge his or her shortcomings in any legal field that may require the retention of an outside law firm.Qualifications: Doctoral Degree (JD); Must be a Member of the California Bar and licensed to practice law in the state of California. It is preferred that the Tribal Attorney have at least 7 to 10 years experience practicing Tribal Law in State and Federal arenas. Must have appropriate litigation experience to be able to evaluate and properly guide the Tribal Council on any litigationmatters. It is preferred the Tribal Attorney have experience in the area of Federal Indian law and Tribal Sovereignty.Tribal Member Preference Applies

Apply at:Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians46575 Road 417, Coarsegold, CA 93614Or call (559) 683-6633 ext.217Send resume to Date: June 1

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