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Public Defender - Red Lake Tribal Court



Public Defender

Red Lake Tribal Court

Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3303

Open: October 5, 2011

Closes: Friday, October 21st, 2011

Primary Function:

shall represent, without charge, criminal defendants, parents or custodians in child protection cases as appointed by Judges of the Court with the consent of the defendant. In addition, represents juveniles charged with delinquency. Shall take all necessary steps to investigate the facts to make sure each case is fairly represented. Full-time (32/hrs week) with benefits. Reports to Court Administrator.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

• Shall prepare or assist in motions, memorandums of law, petitions and other legal documents. Deals with prosecution in the negotiation of pleas, which are fair on behalf of clients representing

• Recommends appropriate sentences for convicted offenders to the Court, represents the client in filing appeals where warranted

• Responsible for communicating and performing publicly to carry out program needs

• Responsible for presenting statement of facts, laws and arguments in a clear and logical manner both in written and/or oral format

• Responsible for recognizing sensitive and complex issues relating to Court cases and handle efficiently

• Responsible for understanding criminal and civil cases and defend cases in accordance with existing laws

• Responsible for displaying a high level of judgment and proficiency relating to Court cases

• Responsible for knowledge pertaining to the appellate process when defending clients

• Responsible for monthly submission(s) of court statistics

• Possess the ability to research matters of the law independently

• May be assigned other duties relating to Court matters

• This position does not include supervisory responsibility


• B.A. degree Criminal Justice and/or related field from a four-year college or university; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Knowledgeable of the Tribal Code, Ordinances, Tribal customs, traditions, constitution in order to protect the sovereignty and customs of the Tribe and rights of the people.

• Knowledgeable of court documents such as warrants, subpoenas, and other related legal documents

• Knowledgeable of computers using various software in order to articulate written motions and correspondence for clients

• Possess high moral character to uphold the integrity of the Court

• Must be able to handle stressful situations in a professional manner

• Must pass a background investigative check without any felony convictions

To Apply: Applications (resumes w/ application) are accepted at Red Lake Human Resources Department - P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 – Phone: (218) 679-1847 Fax: (218) 679-4176 Email:


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