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3535 E 30th Street, Suite 201
Farmington, NM 87402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Native American Disability Law Center
Street address: 
3535 E. 30th Street
City: 
Farmington
State: 
New Mexico
ZIP: 
87402
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Law Center provides legal services to Native Americans with disabilities living on or near the Navajo & Hopi reservations. Our offices are located in Farmington and Gallup, New Mexico; however, we serve a broad area around the Four Corners Region of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Attorneys represent Native American children in state custody under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Attorneys also represent clients in administrative hearings, and tribal, state and federal court actions – with a focus on systemic change. Additionally, Attorneys work with tribal governments on legislation & policies effecting individuals with disabilities. Applicants must have a demonstrable interest in issues facing children & individuals with disabilities & a willingness to work with the community & non-attorney staff.

The Law Center provides exciting opportunities to address issues of first impression & to develop law in Indian Country. The Law Center works closely with the Navajo & Hopi communities to develop law that protects the rights of Navajo & Hopis with disabilities.

Position can be in either our Farmington or Gallup office.

Requirements: 

Admission to the Utah, Arizona, or New Mexico Bar is preferred. Because of high level of independence & responsibility, over 3 years of experience is also preferred. Willingness to take the next available state and tribal bar exam is required.

To apply: 

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, & writing sample to:

Therese E. Yanan
Executive Director
Native American Disability Law Center
3535 E. 30th Street, Suite 201
Farmington, New Mexico 87402
505/566-5880
[email protected]

Notes: 
Excellent benefits, including full health care, generous leave & flexible scheduling. Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary Depends on Experience but is competitive with government salaries.
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017