Michigan Immigrant Rights Center - Staff Attorney for Immigrant Children - Grand Rapids

POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a Staff Attorney for Immigrant Children in our Grand Rapids office. The successful candidate will have an emphasis on working with unaccompanied immigrant children, will collaborate with local community programs, conduct outreach and legal screenings, and represent immigrant children in removal proceedings. This is a chance to join a talented team doing important and challenging work at a critical time.

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’s work includes direct representation, pro bono referrals, impact litigation, training, coalition building, advocacy, technical support, and more. MIRC is part of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS), a non‐profit law firm whose administrative services are provided by the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). 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 must be able to communicate effectively in Spanish.

BENEFITS: Salary starts at $47,000 based on years of relevant experience and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits.

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


  1. Completing this application form.
  2. Emailing a cover letter that confirms your qualifications, your current resume, and a list of three professional references to jobs@michiganimmigrant.org with “MIRC Staff Attorney for Immigrant Children” in the subject line. The position is open until filled; applications received by July 19, 2019 will receive priority.
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