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In-House Attorney Morongo Band of Mission Indians

In-House Attorney Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Banning, CA

Salary Depending on Experience

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, located in Banning, California is seeking an experienced attorney to act as in-house Tribal Attorney to provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding a broad range of matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments. This is an exempt position.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary duties include providing on-site legal advice to the Tribal Council and various Tribal government and commercial entities regarding a wide variety of matters, including gaming related matters; attending frequent meetings of the Tribal Council and periodic meetings of the Tribe's General Membership; drafting Tribal Ordinances, policies and procedures; negotiating and documenting commercial transactions; drafting formational documents of Tribal commercial entities; negotiating, writing and reviewing various types of contracts, including leases, permits, purchase agreements, development agreements and inter- governmental agreements; and coordinating and working with the Tribe’s outside General Counsel and special counsel.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Admitted to practice law and in good standing with the California Bar. At least eight (8) year of legal experience working for an Indian Tribe, or a firm representing Tribal interests and related areas. Must have an excellent past work record evidenced by favorable references from past employers, a California State Court Judge, a Federal Judge or Magistrate, or at least two attorneys admitted to practice in the state in which they practice. A Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited U.S. law school. Must have a good law school academic record evidenced by law school transcripts and writing samples.

APPLY: Submit your resume and letter of interest by email: resumes@morongo-nsn.gov . Visit our website at www.morongo.com/employment for employment application. Interviews are by appointment only. Call 951-755-5180 for more information.