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 Judicial Development Coordinator

Wakpa Sica Historical Society

Deadline: August 5, 2002 * NTJRC Posting: July 20, 2002

Wakpa Sica Historical Society
PO Box 1 * Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Phone:  Jane C. Murphy, Executive Director 605-223-9099 * Email: 

Position Description:
Applicant will work with the Wakpa Sica Historical Society to develop the judicial components of the Reconciliation Place being built in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The Reconciliation Place will house the Sioux Nation Judicial Support Center, National Native American Mediation Training Center and Sioux Nation Supreme Court. Applicant will coordinate the work of the Judicial Committee and legal research team regarding the development of the structure, services and staffing of these components. Applicant will make presentations to Tribal Councils, Tribal court and other interested groups. Travel will be required.

Application Procedure: 
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  Applications should be submitted to:  Jane Murphy,Executive Director, Wakpa Sica Historical Society, PO Box 1, Fort Pierre, SD  57532.  We will begin reviewing applications on August 5, 2002.


Staff Attorney

Navajo Nation Judicial Branch

Deadline: August 16, 2002 * NTJRC Posting: July 29, 2002

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch
P.O. Box 520 * Window Rock, AZ  86515

Position Description:
Staff Attorney conducts legal research for judges and assists in drafting and preparation of orders, judgments, opinions, and other court decisions.  Assists judges and court administrators in the administration of the court.

J.D. degree from an accredited law school and two years experience in the practice of law with a focus on litigation.

Work Site:  Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, Navajo Nation Arizona, Salary: $54,059.00 per annum.

Application Procedure: 
Completed application must be received by 5:00pm on August 16, 2002, for consideration.  Vacancy may remain open until filled.  For an application packet contact Randall X. Ramsey, Court Solicitor, at (928) 871-6761, or e-mail  Mail completed application to P.O. Box 520, Window Rock, Arizona 86515.  Navajo Preference Laws Applicable.

Court Clerk

Tesuque Pueblo

Deadline: August 14, 2002 * NTJRC Posting: July 31, 2002

The Pueblo of Tesque
Rt. 42, Box 360-T * Santa Fe, NM 87506

Position Description:
Court Clerk performs clerical duties to assist the Tribal Court and Traditional Court in the process of all Civil and Criminal Cases and carrying out the responsibilities of the Court Clerk�s Office.  

Process all incoming civil and criminal complaints/petitions and dockets accordingly.

Prepares, organizes, and maintains all court related civil and criminal files, evidence and records.

Prepares all court related forms, documents, reports, papers and letters, as directed by the Chief Judge.

Accounts for all court related fines, fees, penalty assessments, bail and bond money.

Schedule and maintain the Court�s calendar.

Provides technical assistance to individuals on the civil and criminal process and procedures.

Maintains a statistical log of all civil and criminal cases processed by the Tribal Court and Traditional Court.

Conducts proper court etiquette when dealing with individuals utilizing the services of the court, which includes: personal appearances, telephone calls, faxes and correspondence.

Maintains and periodically update the court library.

            Complete all other tasks that may be assigned by the Chief Judge.




High School Graduate or General Educational Development degree.

At least 2 years Court Clerk experience or 5 years secretarial/clerical experience.

General knowledge of judicial procedures relevant to civil and criminal cases.

Computer literate in the following: Word Processing and Data Base Operations.

Knowledge of spelling, punctuation, grammar and shorthand/note taking.

Possess valid New Mexico driver�s license.

Free of felony convictions on record.

Successfully pass a background check.

Depends on Experience

Application Procedure: 


                                     ATTN: RACHEL MARTINEZ

                                     PUEBLO OF TESUQUE


                                     RT. 42 BOX 360-T

                                     SANTA FE, NM 87506


                                    RE: COURT CLERK 

Natural Resources Law Center

Law Fellowship

Environmental Program

Deadline: August 31, 2002 * NTJRC Posting: July 14, 2002

El Paso Energy Corporation/Natural Resources Law Center
401 UCB * Boulder, CO  80309
Phone:  Jim Martin (303)492-1272 * Email: * URL:

Position Description:
The El Paso Energy Corporation Law Fellow will spend the spring 2003 semester in residence at the University of Colorado School of Law working on a research project on oil and gas, mineral, energy, air and water resources, public lands, or other areas of environmental or natural resource law and policy.  The emphasis is on legal research, but applicants from law-related disciplines, such as economics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, as well as lawyers, are invited to apply.  Candidates may come from business, government, legal practice, or universities.   

While in residence, the Fellow will have opportunities to exchange ideas with faculty and students at the Law School, as well as the broader university and legal and policy making community in the Denver-Boulder area.  The fellowship includes a stipend of $25,000, administrative and part-time research assistance, office space in the Law School, and use of University libraries and other facilities.  Fellows are expected to produce a written project suitable for publication in a professional journal, present at least two lectures or seminars on their research, and participate with Center staff on projects and activities at the Center relevant to their research.

The Program Officer will review existing lines of work; formulate grantmaking strategies and initiatives; solicit, review and respond to grant proposals; monitor existing grants and other developments in the field; and prepare recommendations for Foundation funding.  The Program Officer will be expected to provide intellectual leadership in the justice sector and to work closely with other Program Officers throughout the Foundation whose work relates to the priorities of the justice portfolio.  The Program Officer will collaborate with other donors, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other professionals on issues of common program concern.

Criteria for evaluation of proposals include the applicant�s professional and educational qualifications, demonstrated research and writing ability, importance and relevance of the proposed project, and the likelihood the project will result in publishable research that will contribute to better understanding of issues and improved policy making

The fellowship includes a stipend of $25,000, administrative and part-time research assistance, office space in the Law School, and use of University libraries and other facilities. 

Application Procedure: 
Candidates should submit a proposal in the form of a letter or statement describing the candidate�s proposed research project, along with a resume.  Candidates should arrange for two or three letters of support to be sent directly to the Center on their behalf.  Applications and letters should be submitted to:  Jim Martin, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, 401 UCB, Boulder CO  80309-0401.  We will begin reviewing applications on August 31, 2002.

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