The Tulalip Tribes

The Tulalip Tribes publicly announces that Indian Preference in hiring shall apply to Tulalip Tribal job opportunities according to our Preference Code.


DEPARTMENT: Tulalip Tribal Court


JOB SUMMARY: To provide a full range of judicial services by hearing cases in the trial court regarding, but not limited to such issues as, criminal, civil, fishing, hunting, youth dependency, traffic, housing, and gaming. Hear scheduled cases at the Tulalip Tribal Court, using Tribes’ applicable codes and laws, adjudicating matters and entering decisions on the record. Assist the Chief Judge, Tribal Court Clerks and Court Director with effective maintenance of court records and improving court-filing procedures. Participate in trainings to improve skills applicable to the function of Judge. Abide by applicable Tribal Code governing Judicial Conduct and Authority.





  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.



Per Tulalip Tribal Code section 2.05.040(1), an eligible person must:

  • Be a Judge from any Federally recognized Indian tribe,

  • Licensed to practice before the Washington State Bar Association, or

  • Any other qualified person appointed by the Tribal Board of Directors.

  • To be eligible to serve as a Chief Judge of the Tribal Court, a person must also possess administrative experience in addition to the requirements included in this section.



  • Be over the age of 25 years of age.

  • Provide a cover letter and professional Legal Writing Sample upon application

  • Be or become a member in good standing of the Tulalip Bar and not have had any disciplinary findings by the tribal or state bar association

  • Must not have been convicted of a felony ever in any Federal or State court or of a Class E offense under Tulalip Tribal law.

  • Must not within the previous 5 years been convicted of a misdemeanor in any Tribal, Federal or State court. 

  • Must be of high moral character and never been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude.

  • Must adhere to The Tulalip Tribal Court Ethics – Code of Conduct Court Employees Policy

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  This is a contracted position. One (1) year probationary period. Four (4) year term.

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