Main Areas of Responsibility:
NMLA seeks a staff attorney to represent Native Americans as part of our Native American Program. Our office is located within the Santa Ana Pueblo lands. NAP attorneys handle cases and matters in several jurisdictions involving federal Indian law and tribal law issues, including representation of low-income individuals in Pueblo and tribal courts and other forums, which may include family law, consumer law, and criminal law matters.
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
Requirements: Must be licensed in New Mexico or obtain a New Mexico license within six (6) months from date of hire. Must apply for admission to Tribal Courts. Experience with Native American legal issues and communities is highly preferred. At least two years’ experience handling criminal defense cases, especially those arising in tribal or Pueblo Courts, is highly preferred. At least three years of legal practice is preferred. Must be willing and able to travel.
Applicants will be subject to a background search. Please do not let this deter you from applying. NMLA is committed to a strong workforce and will review records individually to determine whether a particular record will disqualify.