Under the direction of the General Counsel, legal counsel assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises (MPTN) concerning legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations.
Juris Doctorate required from an ABA-accredited/approved law school. At least five (5) years of experience practicing law in a government, private or corporate setting with some experience or exposure to the field of federal Indian law. Must be admitted to practice law in a State or federal jurisdiction at time of appointment to position, preferably in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. Must be admitted to practice law in Connecticut and in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court within one year of appointment.
Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and problem solving skills required. Demonstrated excellent ability to research and analyze (both orally and in written form) legal issues, concerns or problems is required. Excellent ability to communicate legal concepts and analysis to MPTN (including its elected officials, officers, employees and representatives), to patrons, vendors or any other person necessary to resolve a matter is required. Excellent ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys and paralegals and take direction from General Counsel and Legal Counsel, as required. Please note that we have designated this position as a “key” position pursuant to the Tribal and Native American Preference Law.
THE MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBE PRACTICES TRIBAL AND NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE (33 M.P.T.L.) IN HIRING AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Salary pay commensurate with education and experience.
PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO:
MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBAL NATION
OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL
ATTN: KATE GLAZA
2 MATT’S PATH, P.O. BOX 3060
MASHANTUCKET, CT 06338
OR VIA EMAIL TO: