Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Fairbanks office to provide legal services to Tanana Chief Conference (TCC) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representing tribal clients in proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as litigating other Native law and civil matters on behalf of TCC Tribes and tribal members. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required.
The attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases, in addition to other civil and Native law matters. The attorney will also have the opportunity to participate in strategic coordination with statewide teams, and 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. This position will be housed in ALSC’s Fairbanks office, but supervised and supported primarily by Anchorage-based staff, and as such should be comfortable working with some degree of independence and flexibility.
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. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations is highly desired. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Internet, e-mail and data entry).
Salary $52,200 – $72,432 per year 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. Preference in hiring given to Alaska Native and Native American applicants. 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, Native Law Supervising Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Native Law Staff Attorney in your 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.