Josett Monette holds a JD degree and a Certificate of Indian Law from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership, a B.S. Ed. in Secondary Education- Social Sciences, and a BA in American Indian Studies from the University of North Dakota. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an associate in-house counsel for the Pueblo of Isleta where she worked on a variety of legal matters impacting the Pueblo, including transactional matters. She also worked as a staff attorney at New Mexico Legal Aid in its Native American Program where she provided legal services and representation to low income New Mexican and Native Americans regarding federal Indian law and tribal law matters.
While in law school, Josett served as the New Mexico State Bar Indian Law Section’s Student Liaison and participated in the Native American Law Student Association and the Southwest Indian Law Clinic. Prior to law school, Josett was an educator in her community, the Turtle Mountain Reservation. She currently serves on the New Mexico State Bar Indian Law Section. Josett is committed to serving Indian country as well as her community the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.