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General Tribal Attorney

The Organization

The Nisqually Indian Tribe is known for its innovative programs to restore and protect the Nisqually River and Puget Sound as well as its efforts to build a vibrant economy and create jobs for its community. Messages can be sent to Leighanna Scott.

The Position

Assist and advise the Nisqually Tribal Council, Legal Department Director, and tribal departments in the legal matters related to the management, affairs, and interests of the Tribe.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and services to Tribal Council.
  • Coordinate with Director to provide legal advice and assistance to tribal law enforcement; tribal court; the Indian child welfare department; the tribal health clinic; and other administrative departments (social services, education, personnel, accounting, planning, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Director in the negotiation of agreements with other state and local governments.
  • Advise Tribal Council regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and tribal laws, grant and contractual obligations, internal policies.
  • Review, advise and coordinate execution of contracts entered into by Nisqually Tribe.
  • Collaborate with Tribal Council to create, modify, and facilitate enforcement of tribal laws, codes, and policy.
  • Provide legal advice to Tribal Council related to employment classification and dispute resolution.
  • Review contracts and draft ordinances, legal briefs, memorandums, policies, codes, resolutions, and other legal documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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