- Indian Law
Jordan Hale is a member of the Navajo Nation from the Church Rock, New Mexico area. His
career has been dedicated to serving the Navajo Nation, defending the rights of tribal
members, and protecting tribal sovereignty.
As a Staff Attorney for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch, Jordan performed legal research
and writing for Judges and Justices, advised on the administration of the courts, assisted
human resources on employment matters, conducted investigations, and provided support to
the Judicial Conduct Commission.
As Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Specialist Children's Court Attorney for the New
Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), Jordan worked closely with the
CYFD ICWA Unit to ensure active efforts and other aspects of ICWA were being
implemented and practiced in Bernalillo County's newly formed ICWA Court.
Jordan has also represented tribal members in civil matters and criminal defense cases in
various tribal courts throughout New Mexico as a Staff Attorney with New Mexico Legal Aid
Native American Program.
• Georgetown University (B.A. English and Studio Art, 2000)
• Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D. & Certificate in Indian
• State Bar of Arizona
• Navajo Nation Bar Association