The Legislative Attorney is primarily responsible for amending and developing Tribal Law and other legal work as assigned by the supervising tribal attorney. The Attorney provides legal services to the Tribe consistent with priorities determined by the Lead Attorney and Port Gamble SKlallam Tribal Council.
- Receive and review requests for legislative work
- Research as necessary to draft tribal law, draft law and coordinate with the Law and Order Committee and Lead Attorney for presentation
- Route amended/new proposed laws through the legislative process.
- Provide legal advice, information and drafting as requested by the Lead Attorney and Tribal Council
- Track code request and completed work, and regularly review legislative priorities with Lead Attorney
- Attend Tribal Council meetings as requested by the Supervising Attorney
- Represent the Tribe in litigation when directed to do so
- Review, draft, and/or negotiate contracts
- Review documents and provide legal advice and information to tribal departments and tribal committees as requested by the Lead Attorney and consistent with Tribal Council priorities
- Provide limited legal advice, information and referrals to individual tribal members but does not represent tribal members in legal proceedings
- Other Duties as Assigned
- Juris Doctorate required
- Admission to the Washington State Bar required
- Admission to the Port Gamble SKlallam Community Court Bar required
- Knowledge of federal Indian law required
- Ability to work under the stress of deadlines and multiple complex tasks
- Knowledge of and experience with tribal law and tribal communities highly desirable
- Substantial experience in the substantive practice areas of: legislative development, federal Indian law, contract law, and administrative law highly desired
- Ability to work in fast faced, demanding work environment
- Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.
- Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms.
- Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.
Closes 11/5/2020 at 4:30pm.