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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Chitimacha Tribal Courts

Pro Tempore’ Tribal Court Judge
Scope: This position is responsible for all judicial functions associated with the overall
supervision and operation of the Chitimacha Tribal Trial Court, Juvenile Court and
Peacemaker Court. The Judge Pro Tempore’ handles all phases of civil and criminal
trial litigation, drafts orders, opinions, memoranda and other legal documents, and
fulfills all other duties required of the Judge Pro Tempore’ to assure an effective and
fair Tribal Court. The Judge Pro Tempore’ serves in this capacity during the absence
of the Chief Judge on an as needed basis.
Education: Must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and must be
a member in good standing of a state bar and knowledge of all relevant aspects of
tribal law, federal law, and capable of researching and applying any state law relevant
to Tribal Court proceedings.
Experience: At least (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney and a minimum
of 5 years’ experience as a judge, preferably a tribal court judge, is required. Trial
experience as either a trial judge or a criminal or civil attorney-litigator for at least (5)
years is highly preferred. Judicial administrative experience for at least (5) years also
preferred. The trial or administrative experience factors may be within the required
minimum years of judicial experience.
Additional Requirements: Due to the sensitivity of this position, candidates must
have neither prior criminal arrests nor convictions This position will be subject to
a professional services contract that will contain, among other provisions, requirements for submission to a thorough background check, and verifiable evidence of
the maintenance of good character. Candidates will be evaluated with an emphasis
on their demonstration of certain ABA selection criteria, including, but not limited to
the following: (1) Experience, (2) Integrity, (3) Professional Competence, (4) Judicial
Temperament, (5) History of Service to the Law and Contributions to the Effective
Administration of Justice.
Position Status: Independent Contract for professional services. Court is held biweekly and as needed. Other than Court appearances, the services expected are
typically less than full time, but candidates should acknowledge availability at diverse
hours. The contract will confirm the appropriate expectations.
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO QUALIFIED NATIVE AMERICANS PURSUANT TO PUBLIC LAW 93-638 AND THE INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND
EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT AND THE INDIAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACT 25 U.S.C.
450e(b).
Interested applicants can submit their resume to sarah@chitimacha.gov. For any
additional questions regarding this contractual job opportunity, please contact the
Chitimacha Human Resources Department at (337) 923-7775. Deadline: Friday,
December 13, 2019.

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