Job Announcement: Immigration Detention Attorney Fellowships

Through generous funding from the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund, RMIAN is hiring two attorneys in one-year fellowship positions to provide immigration representation to Denver-residents in civil immigration detention in Aurora, Colorado. The attorneys will continue representation for Denver-resident clients released from detention, as well. The attorneys will work to ensure due process and equal access to justice in a system that has no right to court-appointed counsel, and as part of a larger network working for universal representation for clients in immigration detention. The fellowships, both currently funded for one year, will begin in late 2018 or early 2019.

Position Requirements:

  • Admission to any state bar

  • Experience in immigration law, preferably in removal defense and with detained populations

  • Spanish fluency – both written & oral, and demonstrated cultural competency

  • Strong sense of personal initiative, commitment to and understanding of working with clients in detention, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure, and interest in creative lawyering

  • Passion for RMIAN’s mission and demonstrated commitment to social justice

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills, as well as legal research skills

  • Commitment to engaging with community members, partners, and stakeholders

  • Public speaking ability and ease in explaining immigration law to a wide variety of audiences


Salary DOE; includes generous benefits package. 

To Apply:

Please send a detailed cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to Early submission highly encouraged. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

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