POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has a 7 month grant-funded, part-time attorney (around 30 hours a month) position to work out of its Traverse City, Michigan office. The focus of this position will be simple estate planning with individuals in the Native American communities throughout the state.
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 estate planning. This position will require overnight travel.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicants will be licensed to practice law in Michigan. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians. Preferred at least 15 years of experience working in a legal aid office or similar law practice.
BENEFITS: This is a part-time time position with an hourly rate of $40 an hour.
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 (and a transcript if a recent graduate) to:
Cameron Ann Fraser
Michigan Indian Legal Services
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686