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Staff Attorney – Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) - Traverse City, MI

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POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has an opening for a staff attorney to work out of its Traverse City, Michigan office.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Native Americans and tribes. MILS represents individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula.

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 litigation experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills, with a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians preferred.

BENEFITS: This is a full time position with a salary from $43,000 to $58,000 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. The ideal applicant will have experience working in Native American communities.

Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to:

  • Cameron Fraser
  • Deputy Director
  • Michigan Indian Legal Services
  • 814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
  • Traverse City, MI 49686


Date Posted: Apr 19, 2019