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(Updated 10/20/2017)

 

Statewide: Part-time Attorney - The Sayer Law Group

The Sayer Law Group, a default services law firm, is seeking qualified, energetic candidates to fill part-time attorney positions in Alaska. Must have strong communication and organization skills. Primary responsibilities would be as default foreclosure, bankruptcy and/or collection attorney. Bankruptcy or Foreclosure experience a plus. Travel to court throughout Alaska may be required. Salary negotiable based on experience. Please send cover letter, resume and references to mlasley@sayerlaw.com.

(Posted 8/22/2017)


Anchroage: Assistant Attorney General - State of Alaska

The Commercial, Fair Business & Child Support Section is recruiting for a full-time attorney in Anchorage to represent the Division of Banking and Securities in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (“the division”) and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)/Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC). For the division, the attorney will be primarily involved in giving advice regarding legal issues, administrative proceedings, and enforcement matters involving financial institutions regulated under Title 6 of Alaska Statutes and the sale of securities under Title 45, Chapter 55 of Alaska Statutes.

The attorney will represent the division in administrative adjudications of agency enforcement matters before the Office of Administrative Hearings or in appeals of final agency decisions before the superior court or the Alaska Supreme Court. The attorney also will advise and assist the division in its investigation of proxy solicitation complaints involving Alaska Native corporations.

The attorney will also advise ACPE and ASLC on commission and student loan matters. The ACPE – funded by the ASLC - promotes access to and success in education and career training beyond high school. The attorney will be primarily involved in giving advice regarding legal issues involving Alaska Statutes 14.42, 14.43, and 14.48. In addition, the attorney will provide advice and drafting assistance on regulations and legislation.

For further information, contact Stacy Steinberg at (907) 269-5200 or by e-mail at Stacy.Steinberg@alaska.gov.

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described on the announcement (http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html). To be assured of consideration for a position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on October 30, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 10/20/2017)

 


 

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Clayton & Diemer, LLC

The law firm of Clayton & Diemer, LLC seeks an associate attorney in support of active civil litigation and commercial transaction practice. Three to five years of experience with complex commercial transactions and healthcare law is preferred. Competitive candidate demonstrates the ability to support all aspects of civil litigation including discovery, pre-trial motion practice and court proceedings. Experience with insurance defense is preferred. Clayton & Diemer is a well-established Alaska law firm with a dynamic practice. We demand high standards and we offer growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits. E-mail resume and five-page writing sample to peter.diemer@CDlaw.pro.

(Posted 10/20/2017)

  


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Ducey & Associates

 

The law firm of Ducey & Associates LLC is seeking an associate attorney with at least 3 years’ experience to assist in a busy civil litigation firm. The successful candidate should possess excellent writing skills, be able to work independently and be interested in pursuing a civil litigation practice. Prior trial experience and/or civil litigation experience is recommended. Ducey & Associates covers a variety of interesting matters ranging from employment law to insurance defense and business transactions. Salary and benefits are competitive and DOE. Email cover letter and resume to cld@duceylawak.com or fax to 907-222-5026.

(Posted 10/17/2017)


Anchorage: Regional Solicitor - U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor

The Office of the Solicitor seeks candidates for the position of Regional Solicitor for the Alaska Region in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a Senior Executive attorney position with a salary range of $161,900-$187,000. This announcement closes on November 9, 2017.

The Regional Solicitor represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters covered in the Alaska Region. Legal matters and issues cover such diverse subjects as land and water resources, Indian affairs, fish and wildlife, parks, energy, minerals, mining, procurement, patents, grants, contracts, tort claims, environmental impact, equal employment opportunity, personnel, freedom of information, litigation and other general legal services.

Qualified candidates must have a law degree and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the U.S., District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar; must have senior level leadership experience managing a legal program with diverse activities; and, have technical knowledge of the laws and regulations related to legal matters and issues in land and water resources; Alaska Native, Indian and territorial affairs; fish; wildlife; parks; energy; minerals; mining; procurement; patents; grants; contracts; tort claims; environmental impact; equal employment opportunity; personnel; freedom of information; and, litigation.

Applicants must apply via USAJOBS. For important information about this position, including details on the duties, qualifications, and how to apply and qualify, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481489700.

(Posted 10/12/2017)


Anchorage: General Counsel - Koniag, Inc.

Koniag, Inc., is seeking to fill the position of General Counsel. The General Counsel will lead corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. Koniag is positioned for strategic growth in various industries including information technology services in the commercial and government markets, natural resource development, and energy and water. This role is integral to support this growth. The incumbent will be responsible for providing senior management and internal business clients with effective legal advice on company strategies and their implementation, implementing appropriate corporate governance measures throughout the parent company and its subsidiaries, managing the legal function, acting as the Chief Compliance Officer, obtaining and overseeing the work of outside counsel, and Information Technology department.

The ideal candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and is a member in good standing of the Alaska State Bar. Possesses a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney working directly in areas relating to the duties and responsibilities relevant to this position. In-house counsel experience preferred. Experience with unique Native Corporation issues including lands, shareholder estates, corporate governance, and the regulatory scheme governing Native Corporations. An ability to develop and manage productive relationships at all levels, establish trust and provide counsel to staff in a thoughtful, sensitive and timely manner is a must.

For more information or to apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1731088&B_ID=83

(Posted 9/29/2017)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Farley & Graves, PC

The law firm of Farley & Graves, PC seeks an experienced associate attorney to handle cases in a busy civil litigation practice. Desired candidate should have an ability to work independently in civil litigation and experience in handling depositions, written discovery, motion practice, court proceedings and trial. Prior insurance defense, civil litigation and/or worker’s compensation experience is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. Please fax cover letter and resume to 274-5111.

(Posted 9/29/2017)


Anchorage or Juneau: Associate Attorney - Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Miami, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

The Alaska office of Earthjustice is seeking applications for an Associate Attorney position.

The core issues for the Alaska office include protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, safeguarding of America’s Arctic, action to combat climate change and limit its effects, wildlife conservation, protection of lands and waters from mining activities, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, air and water quality enforcement, and national park and other public lands management. Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, Alaska Native tribal organizations, and community groups, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the laws to protect the environment. The Alaska office has locations in Juneau and Anchorage.

The term for this position is three years.

Click here to apply.

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

(Posted 9/26/2017)


Anchorage: Associate General Counsel - Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is seeking an Associate General Counsel (AGC) who will report to the Sr. VP, General Counsel. This position provides a broad range of corporate legal services and advice to BBNC, including its operating departments and subsidiaries. The AGC will provide primary transactional support and advice to BBNC’s Corporate Development department. The AGC will review and negotiate a high volume of contracts in numerous areas of commercial, finance, and corporate transactions on behalf of BBNC Finance and Corporate Development departments and BBNC’s Industrial Service operating subsidiaries, including but not limited to financing agreements, confidentiality agreements, commercial leases, complex acquisition contracts, master service agreements, and professional service contracts.

The candidate must possess practical knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations, especially the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and its provisions relating to the rights and responsibilities of Native corporations and their shareholders. The candidate must have a minimum of 6-10 years in the active practice of law including relevant legal experience in transactional and mergers and acquisitions. This position will require travel.

To view the full job description and to apply, please follow the link: http://bit.ly/2gOwg7R

(Posted 9/8/2017)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney- Fortier & Mikko, P.C.

Fortier & Mikko has an immediate opening for a highly motivated associate attorney. Our firm concentrates in the fields of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act law and Federal Indian law, representing village corporations, Alaska villages and individuals statewide. We have an active civil litigation practice. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, references and written and oral skills. Five years progressive experience, judicial clerkship or other similar experience preferred. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: sfortier@fortiermikko.com or via fax: (907)277-4221.

(Posted 9/6/2017)


Anchorage: Administrative Law Judge - Office of Administrative Hearings

A tax-qualified administrative law judge presides over a variety of administrative adjudications, including state tax appeals (such as oil and gas production tax) and cases involving complex economic regulation. Applicants must have at least four years of professional experience as a tax attorney, CPA practicing in the area of tax, or a tax administrator (AS 43.05.420(b)) and must have been licensed to practice law in Alaska for at least two years (AS 44.64.040(b)). The ideal candidate will have significant complex litigation experience, have proven ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues under time constraints, and will have excellent legal writing skills. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kathleen A. Frederick, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 550 W. Seventh Avenue, Ste. 1940, Anchorage, AK 99501. 

Applicants selected for an interview will also be required to fill out a job application that will be provided prior to the interview. Position open until filled.

(Posted 8/30/2017)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Trustees for Alaska

Trustees for Alaska is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to join our team of lawyers working to protect a wild and vibrant Alaska where fish, wildlife, and people thrive. The position is available immediately.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse groups to achieve conservation goals in Alaska. This position is an opportunity to achieve environmental protection while working closely with clients, policy makers, and administrative agency staff.

The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director and is responsible for the following:

  • Managing a diverse case load that may include coalition-based administrative, legislative, and judicial work
  • Working with program staff to develop legal strategies
  • Representing Trustees for Alaska and clients in public forums and with the press
  • Delegating and supervising projects for our paralegal and legal interns
  • Assisting with administrative, communications, and fundraising as needed

We generally work a 40-hour work week, with occasional additional night and weekend hours, in a supportive, dog-friendly office. Occasional travel required to remote areas by small plane, boat, or snow machine.

We are seeking candidates who have excellent legal, relationship-building, and project management skills, and are results oriented. Strong candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • A track record of managing judicial, legislative, and administrative projects
  • Admitted to practice law in Alaska, eligible for reciprocity, or willing to sit for the next available bar exam
  • Ability to understand scientific principles and methods
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment, including within large and diverse coalitions.

Knowledge of Alaska, and environmental and administrative law are all plusses. We offer a competitive non-profit salary based on experience. Generous benefit package. E-mail cover letter and resume to Chad Carter, Office Manager, at ccarter@trustees.org.

http://www.trustees.org/trustees-seeks-staff-attorney/

(Posted 8/30/2017)


Anchorage: Alaska Immigration Law Center, LLC

Alaska Immigration Law Center, LLC is seeking career minded law school graduate for a permanent position in its Anchorage office. Alaska Immigration Law Center (www.alaskaimmigrationlawcenter.com ) would like to discuss this career opportunity with you if:

  • You are a graduate of an ABA accredited or approved law school;
  • You are bi-lingual in Spanish;
  • You are admitted to practice in at least one state jurisdiction;
  • Current admission to practice in Alaska not required;
  • Familiarity with immigration law not particularly required.

This position will be awarded to the person who is both well qualified and is interested in a long-term association. A Spanish speaking and, perhaps, a recent law school graduate who is currently studying for the Alaska Bar, and is looking to practice law in Alaska would be a likely candidate.

If interested, please send an expression of interest email, together with your resume, to William F Brattain II at WBrattain@visamerica.com.

(Posted 8/29/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Internship - Office of Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is seeking applicants for an legal internship this fall. The internship is based in OAH’s Anchorage office. This is an unpaid position with no benefits.

Duties include:

1) Providing research assistance to OAH’s ten administrative law judges;
2) Assisting with OAH’s project putting OAH’s decisions into OAH’s subject index; and
3) Providing other assistance as requested by the Chief or Deputy Chief ALJ, including drafting decisions

Perks include:

1) A congenial working environment;
2) An opportunity to sit in on various hearings and mediations held at OAH;
3) Exposure to different areas of administrative law; and
4) Projects which are intellectually challenging.

Housing is not provided. The intern would need to arrange for his/her own housing in the greater Anchorage, Alaska area at his/her own expense. Because of the need to train an intern on our case management system, the successful intern would need to be willing to make at least an eight-week commitment of between 20-29 hours per week (but not more than 130 hours per month). A twelve-week commitment is preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three professional references to Kathleen A. Frederick, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 550 W. Seventh Avenue, Ste. 1940, Anchorage, AK 99501.

(Posted 8/25/2017)


Dillingham: Law Clerk I - Alaska Court System

Salary: $5,433 minimum monthly

The Alaska Court System (ACS) is accepting applications for a Law Clerk to serve a Superior Court Judge in Dillingham, Alaska for the 2018-2019 term. The successful applicant will perform research relating to motions before the court, summarize case files, and prepare memoranda and recommendations. The position may also organize files, review case files for procedural sufficiency, and review orders and judgments prepared for signature. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD. 

Benefits: The ACS provides health insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, 11 paid holidays, personal leave, Supplemental Benefits System (SBS), and the opportunity to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan.  Travel and moving expenses may be eligible for reimbursement according to the policies of the ACS.

The Location: Dillingham is located in Western Alaska at the mouth of the Nushagak River, an inlet of Bristol Bay. Commercial fishing is a major part of the local economy. As of 2016, the population was approximately 2,364 (Alaska Dept. of Labor). For more information, please visit www.dillinghamak.us.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, a brief writing sample not substantially edited by someone else, and two letters of recommendation from law professors or others familiar with the applicant’s work. The recruitment period will remain open until the position is filled.

Mail applications to: Alaska Court System, Human Resources Department, 820 W. Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Email applications to: recruitment@akcourts.us

For more information, visit http://www.courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm and select “Information for Prospective Law Clerks.” For general inquiries, please email recruitment@akcourts.us or call (907) 264-8242.

The Alaska Court System is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.

(Posted 9/14/2017)


Fairbanks: Native Law Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Fairbanks office to provide legal services to Tanana Chief Conference member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation tribal clients in proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”), as well as litigating other Native law and civil matters on behalf of TCC Tribes and tribal members. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required.

The Fairbanks attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases, in addition to some civil and Native law matters. The attorney will also have the opportunity to participate in strategic coordination with state-wide teams, and participate in appellate and impact litigation. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situa¬tions, and a commitment to race equity work. The Fairbanks attorney will be housed in ALSC’s Fairbanks office, but supervised and supported primarily by Anchorage-based staff, and as such should be comfortable working with some degree of independence and flexibility.

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver, and be computer proficient (Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, Google Applications, e-mail and data entry). Familiarity with Alaska Native issues desired.

Salary $43,224 – $63,360 per year DOE. Generous leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, provided. Position will be open until filled.

Preference in hiring given to Alaska Native and Native American applicants.

To apply, send resume, writing sample, and professional references to: Pearl Pickett, Native Law Supervising Attorney at ppickett@alsc-law.org.

AA/EOE

(Posted 10/4/2017)


Fairbanks: Law Clerk I - Alaska Court System

$4,085 Monthly

The Alaska Court System (ACS) is accepting applications for a Law Clerk to serve a Superior Court Judge in Fairbanks. The position will be available November 1, 2017 and may extend through the 2018-2019 term. The successful applicant will perform research relating to motions before the court, summarize case files, and prepare memoranda and recommendations. The position may also organize files, review case files for procedural sufficiency, and review orders and judgments prepared for signature.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD.

Benefits: The ACS provides health insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, 11 paid holidays, personal leave, Supplemental Benefits System (SBS), and the opportunity to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan. Travel and moving expenses may be eligible for reimbursement according to the policies of the ACS.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, a brief writing sample not substantially edited by someone else, and two letters of recommendation from law professors or others familiar with the applicant’s work. The recruitment period will remain open until the position is filled.

Mail applications to: Ronald Woods, Area Court Administrator, Alaska Court System, 101 Lacey Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

For more information, visit http://www.courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm and select “Information for Prospective Law Clerks.” For general inquiries, please email recruitment@akcourts.us or call (907) 264-8242.

The Alaska Court System is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.

(Posted 9/28/2017)


Fairbanks: Associate Attorney

Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson, LLC has a position available for an associate attorney with experience in civil litigation. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and highly organized, with a minimum of two years’ related experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Send letter of interest, resume and three professional references to kmo@cplawak.com or fax information to (907)479-7966. EEO/AA.

(Posted 9/12/2017)


Juneau: Administrative Law Judge - Office of Administrative Hearings

Tax-Qualified Administrative Law Judge (Range 25), Juneau (Office of Administrative Hearings). A tax-qualified administrative law judge presides over a variety of administrative adjudications, including state tax appeals (such as oil and gas production tax) and cases involving complex economic regulation. Applicants must have at least four years of professional experience as a tax attorney, CPA practicing in the area of tax, or a tax administrator (AS 43.05.420(b)) and must have been licensed to practice law in Alaska for at least two years (AS 44.64.040(b)). The ideal candidate will have significant complex litigation experience, have proven ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues under time constraints, and will have excellent legal writing skills. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kathleen A. Frederick, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 550 W. Seventh Avenue, Ste. 1940, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Applicants selected for an interview will also be required to fill out a job application that will be provided prior to the interview. Position open until filled.

(Posted 8/30/2017)


Kotzebue: General Counsel - Maniilaq Association

Position summary:
This position provides Maniilaq Association with in-house legal services, and assists with a variety of legal matters in the course of normal business activities. Reports directly to the President/CEO and participates on leadership and management teams as appropriate.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Tribal law, regulations, rules, policies and processes, including substantial knowledge of relevant specialized fields such as Federal Indian law and self-determination/self-governance, health law, & construction law. Knowledge of Alaska Tribal Health System.
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native culture(s) and politics.
  • Skill in drafting legislation, testimony, comments and position papers, contracts and legal instruments.
  • Skill in performing complex legal work independently and providing meaningful supervision and oversight of work of outside and expert counsel.
  • Ability to deliver effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to management or the Board.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a Juris Doctor Degree and be an active member of the Alaska Bar Association in good standing.
  • Five (5) years of legal experience, including substantial experience in litigation, transactions, health law and/or other relevant substantive areas.
  • Legal experience in self-governance and federal Indian law.
  • Three (3) years’ experience managing an office of general counsel, supervising attorneys and/or performing similar function.
  • Substantially similar combination of experience and qualifications will be considered

Send resumes to Jeanne.greene@maniilaq.org.

To view the full job description, position requirements and to apply, please visit https://www.maniilaq.org/careers.

(Updated 9/28/2017)


Palmer: Attorney - Golter Law Office, LLC

Golter Law Office, LLC is an established firm located in Palmer, Alaska. The firm offers a diverse practice, and its areas of expertise include: family law, real estate, business, landlord and tenant, wills and probate, and general civil litigation. We are seeking a personable, energetic, and driven individual, who has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references by e-mail to hayes.jmatthew@gmail.com or by mail to 348 S. Denali Street, Palmer, AK 99645.

(Posted 10/20/2017)


Palmer: Parental Rights Attorney - Alaska Public Defender Agency

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently hiring a staff attorney for its Palmer office for representation of clients in parental rights litigation. This trial attorney position represents parents and children in all phases of litigation related to child in need of aid proceedings. This position may also be given some case assignments in criminal and juvenile delinquency defense.

Applicants must possess outstanding writing and analytical skills and be able to work independently to research and compose legal briefs as well as possess strong oral advocacy skills and clinical/trial practicum experience. Applicants must either be admitted to the Alaska Bar Association, or be willing to sit for the next Alaska Bar exam, or be eligible for admission to the Alaska Bar Association by reciprocity.

Prior legal experience preferred.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Job provides excellent state benefits.

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample of 15 pages or less, and three references by email to Courtney Porter Huff at courtney.porter-huff@alaska.gov. The legal writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 9/15/2017)


Portland, OR: Associate Attorney - Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, Portland, OR, Oklahoma City, OK, Sacramento, CA and Anchorage, AK seeks Associate Attorney to work in our Portland, OR office. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 30 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Qualifications for candidates include: (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; (3) strong communication skills; and (4) a commitment to tribal representation.

We are looking for candidates who have between 1-4 years of legal experience. Prior experience in the field of Indian law is strongly preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Tim Erdman at tim.erdman@hobbsstraus.com.

Thank you for your interest in Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP.

www.hobbsstraus.com

(Posted 9/1/2017)


Nome: Staff Attorney - Kawerak, Inc.

Kawerak Incorporated is recruiting for a regular full time Staff Attorney. Our offices are located in Nome, AK. The Staff Attorney provides legal services to the tribal governments in the Bering Strait region. This position will work closely with and be supervised by the General Counsel. The Staff Attorney will provide advice and legal services to the region's tribes and to Kawerak program staff regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), development and implementation of tribal justice systems, tribal laws and policies and other tribal legal matters. The Staff Attorney will also develop programs and take actions which support and expand tribal sovereignty and self-governance, and monitor and analyze legal and political developments affecting tribal government in Alaska and disseminate such information to the tribes. The Staff Attorney is expected to travel frequently to meet with Tribal Councils, and to provide training in such subject areas.

Qualifications include:

  • Law degree from accredited law school required. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska, or able to become licensed in Alaska within six months of employment.
  • Working knowledge of Alaska Native legal issues such as ICWA and tribal jurisdiction, preferred.
  • Experience in cross-cultural and rural environments preferred.
  • Two years active practice as an attorney preferred.

This position is subject to requirements regarding criminal and civil child protection history established by Kawerak as incorporated from the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act AS 47.05.310-47.05.390, 7 AAC 10,900-10. Native Preference per PL 93-638

(Posted 8/15/2017)

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