Michigan Indian Legal Services -Staff Attorney - Traverse City

POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has a 3-year grant-funded attorney position to work out of its Traverse City, Michigan office. The focus of this position will be to increase access to free legal services to help decrease the number of Native Americans vulnerable to becoming missing or murdered and to support family members of those missing or murdered. This position will require overnight travel.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicants will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver. 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 with a salary from $48,000 to $62,000 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. GTB’s TERO applies. 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
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686

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