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Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
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$79,761.00 - $107,197.00
Min Education
Juris Doctorate
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Yearly Salary
Job Function
Staff Attorney

Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under general direction of the Judges assigned to the district, performs work of considerable difficulty in providing complex legal advice and guidance; conducts legal research and drafts legal documents in support of the judges, court solicitor and court administrators; undertakes special projects for the Judicial Branch; performs related duties assigned. Provides legal guidance to judges, involving numerous areas of law; utilizes a variety of research methods to find legal precedents; reviews statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, case law, briefs and other administrative and legal documents; provides both informal and legal opinions, recommendations and legal briefs resulting from research; proposes alternatives and options to consider; drafts memoranda, decisions, judgements, orders, summaries and other legal documents. Provides advice and assistance in administrative issues, including, but not limited to, employment matters, policy issues, and impact of legislation; undertakes special legal and administrative projects, conducts legal education programs; participates in the development of training plans, curricula and educational materials and provides training; provides legal representation for the court in various legal arenas; attends meetings. 



Requirements

Education, Training and Experience:

A Juris Doctorate from ABA accredited law school; and two (2) years of general legal practice as a licensed attorney. Must be a current member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association. Must have a state license and be a current member of a State Bar. The applicant shall obtain an attorney license in Arizona, New Mexico or Utah within two (2) years of date of hire. 

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of applicable Navajo Nation, state and federal statues, rules, Administrative Orders, policies and procedures. Knowledge of court processes, legal terminology and litigation practices. Knowledge of the principles and methods of undertaking legal research. Skills in interpreting complex legal issues and matters. Skill in conducting legal research. Skill in compiling and developing reports, records and other documents that are easily understood and supported by legal research. Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with others. 

License/Certification Requirements:

Must possess a valid state driver's license. Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and pass a criminal background check and a Navajo Nation Vehicle Operator's Permit. Depending upon the need of the Nation, some incumbents of the class may be required to demonstrate the fluency in both the Navajo and English languages as a condition of employment. 

CONTACT INFO: Judicial Branch Human Resources

Post Office Box 520 Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Telephone (928) 871-7025 or (928) 797-1493 ♦ Facsimile (928) 871-6862 ♦ Website www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov

THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF THE NAVAJO NATION GIVES PREFERENCE TO ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NAVAJO PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT ACT.

Revised: October 01, 2010

Job ID: 73533344
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