Location: Farmington or Gallup, New Mexico
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 in 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 develope law in Indian Country. The Law Center works closely with the Navajo & Hopi communities to develop law that protects the rights of Navajo & Hopi with disabilities.
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.
Salary: Depends on experience.
Excellent benefits, including full health care, generous leave & flexible scheduling.
How to Apply for Open Positions
To apply for an employment opportunity with the Law Center, first download an employment application or email for a copy of the application.Then send your resume, cover letter, writing sample and the completed application via US Mail or email to:
Therese E. Yanan, Executive Director
Native American Disability Law Center
3535 E. 30th Street, Suite 201
Farmington, NM 87402
Law Clerk Positions and Fellowships
The Law Center occasionally hires current law school students as summer law clerks. If you are interested in a law clerk position, please contact the Law Center at the above address. Depending on your interests and the Law Center's legal needs, we may be able to place you for a summer position in one of our offices.
If you are near graduation or have recently graduated from law school and are interested in pursuing a fellowship to work with the Native American Disability Law Center, we welcome such interest. Again, please contact the Law Center at the above address.