Members Needed: Law & Justice Committee

There is currently an open position for a Ponca Tribal member and a member from the legal area. The duties of this committee are as follows:

a. To act as a liaison between the Tribal Court and Tribal Council;

b. To oversee the budget of the Tribal Court and make recommendations to the Tribal Council regarding the same;

c. To provide oversight of the Tribal Court and make recommendations to the Tribal Council relating to the operations and growth of the Court, including additional dispute resolution methods;

d. To review complaints of judicial misconduct or disability under the Code of Judicial Conduct or other applicable rules or statutes of conduct governing the Judges and Justices of the Tribal Court, hold public fact-finding hearings when such complaints are supported by probable cause with the Judge or Justice given a full opportunity to defend and be heard with legal counsel and, if such hearing reveals clear, cogent and convincing evidence of a violation, to publicly admonish, reprimand or censure the Judge or Justice or recommend suspension or removal from office in accordance with the laws of the Tribe;

e. To make recommendations on amendments to the Rules of Court to the Tribal Council and establish such rules in the absence of Tribal Council action as permitted herein;

f. To approve Rules of Court governing or related to judicial conduct as provided herein;

g. To set filing fees for the Tribal Court as permitted herein;

h. To provide annual evaluations of the Judges and Justices of the Tribal Court and provide the same to the Tribal Council and members of the Tribe;

i. To make recommendations to the Tribal Council regarding amendments, modifications, and additions to this Code; and

j. Such other duties and responsibilities as the Tribal Council may from time designate.

Members receive a $250 stipend, plus mileage at the approved government rate, not to exceed 410 miles. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to apply. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY: There are specific qualifications for many of the above positions. Please contact Beth Barger at 402-857-3391 Ext. 405 or and she can provide you the necessary information. You may submit your letter of interest and/or resume to Ponca Tribal Council, ATTN: Beth Barger, P.O. Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760 or via e-mail to Thank you.