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Staff Attorney - Michigan Immigrant Rights Center - Ann Arbor

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POSITION: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a Staff Attorney for Washtenaw County in our Ann Arbor office. This position has been added to address the dramatic increase in need for MIRC’s services and is a result of crucial resolutions recently passed by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. The successful candidate will collaborate with local community programs, conduct outreach, provide technical support, and handle a caseload of immigration cases including but not limited to naturalization, VAWA, U visa, affirmative asylum applications, and removal defense. This candidate will also be involved with supervising law clerks, impact litigation cases, appeals, and other advocacy on behalf of immigrant individuals and families in Washtenaw County. This is a chance to join a talented team doing incredibly important and challenging work.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MIRC is a legal resource center for immigrants and immigration advocates across Michigan with offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. MIRC’s work includes direct representation, pro bono referrals, impact litigation, training, coalition building, advocacy, technical support, and more. Visit michiganimmigrant.org for more information.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next Michigan bar exam. Applicants must possess excellent communication, collaboration, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of immigrants or other persons in poverty. Applicants who have experience, especially related to immigration and poverty, will receive priority. Applicants who are able to communicate effectively in Spanish will receive priority.

BENEFITS: Salary range of $44,000 to $64,000 based on years of relevant experience and excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits.

TO APPLY: Complete this application form and submit your resume, a list of three professional references, and cover letter by email with “MIRC Washtenaw County Attorney Position” in the subject line to jobs@lsscm.org.

MAP is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are encouraged to apply. The position is open until filled; applications received by June 20, 2017 will receive priority.

Date Posted: Jun 13, 2017