Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) seeks a full-time attorney to provide civil legal services to the low-income residents of the North Slope Borough.
The position is located in Utqiaġvik, the northernmost community in the U.S. and has a population of about 5,000. More than half of the Borough population is Iñupiat. Subsistence hunting, fishing, and whaling are important to the culture and economy. Despite its remoteness, Utqiaġvik’s amenities include high-speed internet, a variety of dining options, and cultural opportunities.
The attorney will handle direct service cases (involving, primarily, Native law, family law, and estate issues), impact litigation, and engage in outreach. The attorney will travel in small planes to communities without standard accommodations. The position requires excellent written and
verbal advocacy skills, and the ability to both work independently and collaborate with others. A successful applicant will have a commitment to serving low-income communities and the ability to communicate effectively cross-culturally.
Must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or eligible for an Alaska Rule 43 waiver (see http://www.alaskabar.org).
Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a 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. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Sydney Tarzwell: firstname.lastname@example.org (reference Utqiagvik Staff Attorney). Salary $73,104-101,328, annually, DOE. Generous leave and benefits, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.
About ALSC: ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect safety, health, and family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.