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 matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The AVCP ICWA attorney will serve clients in cases primarily heard in Anchorage, Alaska courts, serving clients in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, but will also be expected to manage cases arising elsewhere in the state as needed. 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 be based in Anchorage, Alaska, though other locations in Alaska may be negotiable.
The AVCP ICWA attorney will be required to manage a caseload limited to 50 families’ state court child in need of aid cases. In addition, the AVCP ICWA attorney will also have the opportunity to participate in appellate and impact litigation and advocacy, as well as litigation of related civil issues for individual clients. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situations and a commitment to race equity work.
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 http://www.alaskabar.org. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail and data entry).
Salary $64,080-$96,120 DOE. Generous benefits and leave package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.
Applications: 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 the subject line of the application.
About Alaska Legal Services Corporation: 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 their safety, their health and promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.