Indian Law Project Staff Attorney

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Job location
NV
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Nevada Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
530 S. Sixth Street
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
ZIP: 
89101
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Nevada Legal Services (NLS) strengthens communities across Nevada by ensuring fairness and providing equal access to justice. We are a non-profit legal aid organization providing free legal services to low income people in every county in Nevada and have a staff attorney opening in our Indian Law Project. The NLS Indian Law Project serves the 27 tribes within the State of Nevada. The position can be based out of any of our offices statewide.

The Indian Law Project provides a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. Project attorneys assist tribal governments in ICWA matters as well as act as public defender in a number of tribal jurisdictions. Attorneys also serve individual tribal members in a wide variety of legal matters including eviction defense, estate planning, dependency representation and economic development activities.

We provide paid sick and vacation time, medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

Visit our website at www.nevadalegalservices.org and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Requirements: 

• Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 49.1 or to individual tribal jurisdictions. Recent graduates will be considered but continued employment will be contingent on passing the bar examination.
• J.D. from ABA accredited law school.
• Experience with, knowledge of or a dedicated commitment to tribal law and representation preferred.
• Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with Native American community, tradition, and culture.
• Applicants must have an interest and passion for helping low-income Nevadans, tribal members, seniors and veterans.
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
• Ability to work independently, handle changes or unexpected events, and establish cordial working relationships with courts and administrative personnel, coworkers, service providers, and clients.
• Excellent oral and written advocacy, analytical and organizational skills.
• Capability to work with clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities and clients with limited English proficiency.
• Follow all requirements of the Nevada Legal Services Personnel and Case Management Manuals regarding timely completion of timesheets, mileage reimbursements, and other administratively required documents as well as maintaining cases in accordance with our case handling standards.
• Frequent travel across Nevada to appear in court, meet with clients or conduct community outreach and education is required, including overnight stays.

To apply: 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Provide cover letter explaining interest, resume, 3 references, and writing sample to [email protected], or apply online at www.nevadalegalservices.org/employment, and reference “ILP Attorney” in the subject line.

Notes: 
Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NLS actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NLS is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application, interview process or for more information about the program may send a request to the email address provided. | Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
The salary for the position is $50,000-$68,000 depending on experience.