Alaska Legal Services Corporation seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Dillingham office to provide legal services to Bristol Bay Native Association’s member tribes, tribal members and other ALSC-eligible clients, including tribal court advocacy and representation of tribes and individuals in Indian Child Welfare Act and other Native law matters, and a general poverty law practice. Duties include intake and casework, working closely with community partners and providing community legal education, and travel to the surrounding native villages.
Dillingham is a hub community for the 31 villages in Bristol Bay. The current population of Dillingham is about 2,400, and a majority of Bristol Bay residents are Alaska Native. Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, and fishing is an important commercial and cultural activity in the region.
A commitment to serving low-income communities is required for this position. In order to serve clients in this region, you must be willing to travel in small planes and visit communities without standard accommodations. A successful applicant will have the ability to communicate and interact effectively with others. A background working in cross-cultural situations is desired.
Entry-level applicants encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 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 www.alaskabar.org (Alaska Bar Association website). Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail and data entry).
Salary $66,696 – $92,616 per year DOE. Generous benefits and leave package, plus partial reimbursement of relocation expenses. 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 (including Alaska Native and Native Americans) to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Position will be open until filled. Early applications are encouraged. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to:
Leigh Dickey, Rural Supervising Attorney