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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:

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:

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

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

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, in the download section of Tribal Court's webpage under the Government tab. A copy of Tribal Code is also available to view at

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.