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Native People Law Attorney in Suquamish, WA

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Company name

The Suquamish Tribe

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Native People Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Suquamish, WA

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

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Tribal Attorney The candidate will provide legal services to the Tribal Council, and to Tribal agencies, boards, commissions, courts, staff, and departments, to the extent such assistance is consistent with priorities established by the Legal Department Director in consultation with the Suquamish Tribal Council. Will provide written or oral opinions on legal issues affecting the Tribe. Prepare and review contracts, ordinances, resolutions, legislation and other legal documents for the Tribe, and to prepare correspondence and other documents stating the legal position of the Tribe. Appear and represent the Tribe, its employees, officers and entities, or individual members of the Tribe, before all courts, administrative agencies, and legislative bodies, when specifically authorized to do so by the Tribal Council or by such subordinate tribal entities as by ordinance where such ordinance delegates the legal capacity to act in their own name. May appear in defense of litigation against the Tribe without prior approval of the Director or the Tribal Council. Obtain prior approval of the highest ranking available officer of the Tribal Council in consultation with the Executive Director. Attend and render legal services at meetings of the Tribal Council and other committees, boards, agencies, and projects of the Tribe as assigned, and to participate as legal representative of the Tribe in negotiations and other meetings with third parties that affect tribal interests. Work closely with the Legal Department Director and to coordinate work with other attorneys representing the Tribe, and provide needed information and guidance to paralegal, law clerk, or support staff in the Office of the Tribal Attorney. Provide referrals and limited legal advice to tribal members, in matters not involving the Tribe, to the extent such assistance is not inconsistent with other duties assigned by the Director or with direction received from the Tribal Council. Represent or advise other Indian Tribes or tribal organizations when directed to do so in writing by the Director, in consultation with the firm Council. Provide to the Director a written report, at least every six months, summarizing the Attorney II's activities. To adhere to the Code of Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Code of Ethics when providing legal services to the Tribe and on behalf of the Tribe. Perform the duties of Tribal Attorney III if no other the senior attorney is available. Perform such other tasks as are necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the job. Should have 5+ years of experience in the practice of law and proven knowledge and ability in Federal Indian law and tribal law, or in a field in which he or she will be regularly involved in the job. Must be Licensed to practice law in the courts of at least one State when hired, and admitted to the bars of the Suquamish Tribe and of the State of Washington within one year of being hired. Deadline: 18 June 2018.

Company info

Suquamish Tribe
The Suquamish Tribe
PO Box 498
Suquamish, WA 98392
Phone: 360-394-8414