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Indian Law Project Staff Attorney – Reno/Yerington Office
Nevada Legal Services has an opening for a staff attorney within our Indian Law-Project (ILP). Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low income Nevadans across the state. The Indian Law Project is based out of our Reno office and serves the 27 Native American tribes and colonies within the State of Nevada. This position will be based out of our Reno office or Yerington office.
ILP provides a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. In that capacity, the Program acts as public defender in a number of tribal jurisdictions, provides legal assistance in various civil matters, and represents tribes in ICWA proceedings. ILP also conducts clinical programs, outreaches, and training sessions for a variety of tribal courts. Frequent travel throughout Nevada, including overnight stays, is required.
We provide paid sick and vacation time, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. The salary for the position is $50,000-$68,000. Salary depends on experience.
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- Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 72.1. Recent graduates awaiting results from the most recent bar examination will be considered, but continued employment will be contingent on passing the bar.
- Experience with and knowledge of federal Indian law or tribal law preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
- Ability to work with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Human Resources, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Indian Law-Project Staff Attorney” in your email.
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.
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