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The University of Washington School of Law is seeking a full time Native American Law Center Staff Attorney.

The Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic (Clinic) provides public defense services to indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses in Tulalip Tribal Court. The Clinic provides experiential learning opportunities for second and third-year law students enrolled in the Clinic who assist in representation under the supervision of the faculty Clinic Co-Directors. The Program Operation Specialist, Grade 8 (Staff Attorney), reports to the Co-Directors and represents the legal interests of clients charged in Tulalip Court through the application of tribal policies and regulations governing the tribal court process. The Staff Attorney manages an active caseload, staffs court calendars, conducts jail visits, confers with the Co-Directors, and attends Clinic meetings. 

The Clinic is committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply. 

Tribes are exempt under Federal Law from the requirement that they provide free counsel to indigent defendants in criminal cases and do not generally receive federal funding for such services.  The Clinic provides a unique approach which allows the provision of public defense services to tribal members while simultaneously creating learning opportunities and partnerships for students attending the University of Washington School of Law. 

The position of Staff Attorney is integral to providing continuity of representation for Clinic clients.  The Staff Attorney supports program objectives by providing case assistance to Clinic attorneys, faculty, and students, providing legal representation in Tulalip Tribal Court, and contributing to ongoing justice system development. In addition, the Staff Attorney  provides  summer and other case and calendar coverage as needed. 

For further information, including instructions on how to apply, click here.


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