Attorney Position

 The Law Center provides legal services to Native Americans with disabilities living on or near the Navajo & Hopi reservations.  Our offices are located in Farmington, New Mexico and Flagstaff, Arizona; however, we serve a broad area around the Four Corners Region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. The Law Center addresses the issues such as special education, employment, housing, abuse & neglect, and cases involving disability discrimination. Attorneys represent clients in administrative hearings, and tribal, state, and federal court actions – with a focus on systemic change. Additionally, Attorneys work with tribal governments on legislation & policies effecting individuals with disabilities. Applicants must have a demonstrable interest in issues facing individuals with disabilities & a willingness to work with the community & non-attorney staff.

The Law Center provides exciting opportunities to address issues of first impression & to develop law in Indian Country. The Law Center works closely with the Navajo & Hopi communities to develop laws that protects the rights of Navajo & Hopis with disabilities.

Admission to the Utah, Arizona, or New Mexico Bar is preferred. Because of high level of independence & responsibility, 2 to 5 years of experience is also preferred.  Willingness to take the next available state and tribal bar exam is required.

Salary: Depends upon experience & competitive with State government salaries.

Excellent benefits, including full health care, generous leave & flexible scheduling.

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, & writing sample to:

Therese E. Yanan
Executive Director
Native American Disability Law Center
905 W. Apache Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87401

505/635-9288