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Deputy Solicitor General / Attorney

Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Exp.: 3 - 5 Years
Excellent benefit package; litigation and other diverse areas of Indian Law practice. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General.

  • Graduate of an American Bar Association approved law school with a J.D. degree.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in American Indian law and court systems preferred.
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Minnesota, if presently licensed within the jurisdiction.
  • Must possess a license to practice law in the State of Minnesota, and therefore must present either the above-referenced Certificate of Good Standing or a copy of a completed and pending Application for Admission to the Bar of Minnesota.
  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings and of laws, regulations and rules, relating to the Band.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Experience in conducting hearings, preparing opinions and briefs, preparing cases for trial, and appealing cases to higher courts.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuade or lead others.
  • Excellent personal computer skills in a Windows environment.
  • A high degree of familiarity with Indian legal system and court system is vitally important in this position.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.
  • Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advise Band executive staff, legislative staff, and the Solicitor General on the interpretation, application, and enforcement of laws and regulations.
  • Assist in drafting legislation and reviewing proposed legislation.
  • Assist in the representation of the Band in civil actions brought by or against the Band, on all legal issues and at functions related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Prepare and present cases in the Band's judicial system.
  • Review drafts of laws, rules, and regulations affecting Band operations and administration.
  • Assure that other divisions within the Band are updated on pertinent legal issues.
  • Coordinate regulatory and administrative projects as assigned.
  • Ensure Band members have access to capable legal representation when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:
  • Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences sustained periods of moderate to high levels of stress from workload, nature of work, or nature of interactions with others, both inside and outside of the Band.
  • Work is almost exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
  • Little threat of personal danger or risk.
  • Hours are typically 8-5, but extra hours may be necessary to meet deadlines and maintain workload. May involve some evening or weekend working.
  • Local travel is required, limited travel outside the state is also required.

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