Request for Proposals (RFP) for Prosecutor for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

The Tribe requests proposals from individual attorneys and law firms interested in serving as the Tribe’s Prosecutor on a part-time, contractual basis, for a three-year term beginning no later than January 1, 2019 (possibly earlier upon the mutual agreement of the parties). The Prosecutor will handle criminal cases, Indian Child Welfare cases, and certain other civil matters in the Snoqualmie Tribal Court (“Court”). The Tribe anticipates that the workload will require, on average, approximately 10-30 hours of legal services per month, although this could vary depending on the number and nature of cases being handled at any given time.

The Court is located in Snoqualmie, Washington. The Court was established by Article X of the Tribe’s Constitution, and operates in accordance with the Tribe’s Judiciary Act. A Court of Appeals handles appeals from the Tribal Court. Currently, the Tribe contracts with the Northwest Intertribal Judicial System (“NICS”) for judicial services for both the Tribal Court and the Court of Appeals. All judges are law trained. The Tribe directly employs a full-time Court Clerk. All attorneys appearing before the Court must be admitted to practice in the Snoqualmie Tribal Court. Court is currently held one day per month, typically on the last Friday of the month. 

The Prosecutor’s contract will be managed by the Tribal Attorney, but the Prosecutor will operate generally independently, with appropriate respect for the Prosecutor’s prosecutorial discretion. 

Please submit an electronic version of the respondent’s proposal (a single PDF file is strongly preferred) no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on August 3, 2018, to:

Chloe Thompson Villagomez
Tribal Attorney
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Email: chloe.thompson@snoqualmietribe.us

Late responses will not be accepted or considered.

Chloe Thompson Villagomez will serve as the sole contact for the review process for the respondent’s proposal. Any and all questions and communications regarding this RFP should be addressed to Chloe Thompson Villagomez through email at the above address. Any attempt to communicate with other Tribal officials or employees about this RFP may result in the disqualification of a respondent’s proposal.

Download the full RFP in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format