Pueblo of Laguna

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at Pueblo of Laguna

Pay: $66,074 to $110,123/year
Posted: 9/7/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2017-25
Categories: Legal

Job Description

  • Advises and represents the Pueblo of Laguna in contract matters, relations with the United States Government and federal agencies, relations with state and local governments and agencies.
  • Appears before and responds to federal and state legislative committees, litigation in federal, state, municipal or tribal courts on behalf of the Pueblo.
  • Coordinates legal work and activities; maintains comprehensive records of projects.
  • Attends Pueblo Council meetings, Staff Officers meetings, entities board meetings, and other meetings as directed to provide reports on relevant legal issues.
  • Provides general legal services to programs and departments; reviews legal issues that arise in the day-to-day operations.
  • Provides legal advice and representation on relevant legal matters which include but are not limited to economic development, gaming, taxation, tribal lands, natural resources, environmental resources, cultural resources, civil and criminal law, administrative matters, health and welfare issues, and employment law.
  • Maintains active communication with Government Affairs Director and outside counsel as needed to prevent duplication of effort and to assure an effective resolution of problems.
  • Reviews legal documents, including but not limited to court decisions, proposed legislation, rules, regulations, and pending legislation to protect the Pueblo’s interests.
  • Drafts legal documents, ordinances, regulations, policies, procedures, position papers, legal memoranda, correspondence, and executive summaries.
  • May be assigned to work with various Pueblo Boards and Committees on issues of concern, attend meetings, or other external meetings as directed.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skill / Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required.
  • Seven years of relevant work experience in at least three of the following areas: federal Indian law; commercial transactions; leasing; and realty required.
  • Current/valid membership in the State Bar of New Mexico required.
  • Seven years of experience performing litigation for tribal governments; and code development preferred.
  • Experience with executive, legislative, and judicial functions of tribal government preferred.
  • Fluency in the Laguna language preferred.

Important Notes


Application Instructions

Send the official Pueblo of Laguna application to polemployment@lagunapueblo-nsn.gov