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Staff Attorney-Law Clerk

Ref Number:

(715) 284-2722

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Ho-Chunk Nation Judiciary


Black River Falls - WI

Skills And Qualifications:

SUMMARY: Assist the Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school and in good standing of a State Bar. Strong research and writing skills. Strong word processing and computer research skills. Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with Tribal and Federal Indian Law. Fluency in Ho-Chunk Language desired but not required. Preference to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation, then other Native Americans. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.  No felony convictions, no current open criminal cases or civil matters that would reflect negatively on the Judiciary Branch. Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proper insurance are required. This is an appointed position.

Required Education:

Graduation from an accredited law school.

Duties And Responsibilities:

1. Legal research and drafting of memoranda for Trial Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices on questions of law.
2. Research legal issues identified by the Chief Judge, Associate Judges, and Supreme Court Justice and prepare written memoranda, draft opinions, and bench memos as directed.
3. Compile case law and make it available to users of the HCN Court System.
4. Field questions from court users and design court forms as needed.
5. Responsible for editing monthly Court bulletins, maintaining opinion summaries and law library.
6. Maintain and advise on updates to the law library.
7. Coordinate HCN Law Day and maintain records necessary for CLE accreditation with State Bar of Wisconsin.
8. Coordinate HCN Bar Admission for the HCN Supreme Court and occasionally assist in drafting and issuing various Court Rules.
9. Must assist with Lay Advocate and Guardian ad litem Training.
10. Responsible to work with minimal supervision and exercise their independent legal evaluation throughout the workday.
11. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Salary And Benefits:

$62,400.00 annual/ $30.00 hourly

Additional Info:

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript, application (application form available at, and a list of three (3) references with contact information to the following location: Ho-Chunk Nation Trial Court P.O. Box 70 Black River Falls, WI 54615. Alternatively, you may e-mail the documents in question as a single consolidated PDF to 

Contact Info:

David Wilson

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