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Criminal Ground Coordinator

An attorney based on site at Oceti Sakowin who will work with experienced mass defense lawyers and local lawyers to implement and coordinate criminal representation and an effective mass defense strategy. Compensation is available and will be commensurate with both experience and need.

  • Assign tasks to on-site attorneys including jail advisements, meet with Public Defender’s (PD’s) office, jail visits
  • Work with Court Support Coordinator to maintain arrestee database, evidence database, arrestee listserv, and assist with arrestee meetings
  • Work with the Remote Volunteer Coordinator to assign criminal cases to attorneys, to assign research and drafting tasks and oversee motions/a brief bank
  • Coordination with local lawyers, PD
  • Coordination/negotiation with law enforcement
  • Coordination with Tribal entities
  • Coordinate with Oceti Sakowin, Red Warrior, Sacred Stone and other camps and organizations on-site such as Honor the Earth and the Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Work with communications coordinator to keep remote legal team updated and on public messaging
  • Supervise Legal Observers as appropriate
  • Report to Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) Criminal Liaison on WPLC Board

Apply by November 26, 2016 to:

Water Protector Legal Collective at waterprotectorlegalhiring@gmail.com

Please include “Criminal Ground Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

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