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The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians seeks qualified licensed attorneys and/or non-attorneys for the position of Appellate Judge in the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Appellate Court. The Appellate Court has the following vacancies to fill:

  • Licensed attorney positions –(active & reserve)
  • Elder position (active & reserve)

The Appellate Court meets monthly. Oral argument is held in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Appeals filed vary from year to year, but typically can be anywhere from 1 – 4 per year.

These positions include a $200 per month stipend (if not employed by the tribe). Licensed attorney positions are also paid at the rate of $150 per hour with a maximum billing of $5,000 per year.

Qualifications for Licensed Attorney positions include:

  • Must be a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan

Qualifications for Elder (attorney or non-Attorney) position include:

  • Must be a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Must be age 60 or older
  • If an attorney, must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan

To further be considered for these positions, Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have:

  • Substantial education and experience working with Tribal, State and Federal law
  • Extensive knowledge in juvenile, criminal and child welfare proceedings
  • Knowledge and understanding of the history and traditions of the Sault Tribe

A letter of interest, resume, and application should be submitted to:

Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court
2175 Shunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Attn: Court Administrator

Applications can be picked up at the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court or found at www.saulttribe.com, in the download section of Tribal Court's webpage under the Government tab. A copy of Tribal Code is also available to view at www.saulttribe.com.

For more information, please contact the Court Administrator's office at 906-635-7747, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline to submit an application is April 28, 2016.

RFP.appellate.pdf

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