Job Announcement: Staff Attorney

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) has openings for two staff attorneys through the Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP) in our Grand Rapids and Ypsilanti offices.

Position
MIRC is seeking two outstanding attorneys with a demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy with a focus on intimate partner violence. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active caseload that includes, but is not limited to VAWA, U visa, T visa, asylum, naturalization, removal defense, appeals, and other cases. The candidates will also be involved with community outreach, technical support, and training across the state.

Description of program
MIRC is a legal resource center for immigrants and immigration advocates across Michigan with offices in Ypsilanti, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. MIRC provides a wide range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact immigrant families. These services include litigation, training and technical assistance, and community education. Visit michiganimmigrant.org for more information.

MIRC is affiliated with the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). MAP provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through our civil legal aid offices and statewide advocacy programs.

CVLAP is a partnership with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Legal Services of Northern Michigan, and Lakeshore Legal Aid to provide outreach and a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of crime, primarily domestic violence and elder abuse survivors, under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). CVLAP is a statewide program with attorneys throughout Michigan.

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 from $46,000, commensurate with experience. Includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits.

To apply: Applications received by 6/15/19 will receive priority.

  1. Complete this application form.
  2. Submit your resume, a list of three professional references, and cover letter by email with “MIRC CVLAP attorney” in the subject line to jobs@michiganimmigrant.org.

MIRC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Posted: 5/26/19