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The purpose of the position of part-time (3 days per week) Staff Attorney is to provide in-person support to the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic (TCPDC) team by staffing the Tulalip Tribal Court office located on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The part-time Staff Attorney also appears in court during court calendars where the full time public defenders are engaged in teaching related activities. The part-time Staff Attorney is integral to maintaining the continuity of representation for Tulalip Tribal Court clients. The TCPDC represents indigent Native American defendants who have been charged with crimes and who qualify for court-appointed counsel in the Tulalip Tribal Court. The TCPDC is the primary public defender for the Tulalip Tribal Court.
The position of part-time Staff Attorney requires the ability to exercise independent judgment, maintain client confidences, and to exercise discretion when representing persons charged in the Tulalip Tribal Court. The position requires the ability to vigorously advocate on behalf of the client during Tulalip Tribal Court hearings. Timeliness, strong communication and negotiation skills are essential. The position requires regular attention to detail, electronic record keeping, data management and communication with the TCPDC team.
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