Staff Attorney (Native Law)
Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The Bethel ICWA attorney will be serving clients in cases primarily heard in Bethel, Alaska courts, serving clients in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The attorney will be supervised and supported by ALSC staff. Travel to both urban and rural areas will be required. For this position, the attorney will either be:
- Housed within the AVCP ICWA department, in Bethel, Alaska; or
- Housed in Alaska Legal Services’ Anchorage-based office, with expenses-paid travel to Bethel, Alaska for approximately one week out of each month, provided COVID-19 precautions allow.
The Bethel ICWA attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases and will also have the opportunity to participate in appellate and impact litigation. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situations and a commitment to race equity work.
Salary $73,104 to $101,328 per year for Bethel-based attorney; $48,744 to $69,288 per year for Anchorage-based attorney, dependent on experience. Generous leave and benefits package.
Applicants must be either admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org
Familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail, and data entry).
ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to: Pearl Pickett, Supervising Attorney, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Native Law Staff Attorney in your application.