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Staff Attorney - Michigan Indian Legal Services - Southwest Michigan

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POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has an opening for a staff attorney to work out of tribal offices in southwest Michigan and, potentially, an opening for a staff attorney in the Upper Peninsula.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. The southwest position will focus on civil tribal and state law legal issues. The Upper Peninsula position will focus on tribal criminal and child welfare case.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicants will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three plus years relevant experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians.

BENEFITS: This is a full time position for an initial term of at least one year, with a salary from $42,000 depending on experience. MILS offers a generous health benefit and vacation/sick leave package. MILS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686

Date Posted: Jul 25, 2017