Shoshone Tribe eyes own attorney general

Riverton, Wyoming (AP) 10-07

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is looking to save money and improve its legal representation through the formation of a tribal attorney general’s office.

The tribe has traditionally contracted with attorneys to handle its legal affairs.

But Shoshone Business Council Chairman Ivan Posey says concerns that the attorneys didn’t necessarily have a vested interest in the tribe and had other legal matters not pertaining to the tribe to deal with prompted the change.

In addition, Posey says private attorneys are expensive.

The tribe has been advertising the tribal attorney general position at $80,000 to $100,000 per year.

Information from:
The (Riverton) Ranger,