Detention Program Senior Staff Attorney

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Job location
3489 W 72nd Ave #211
Westminster, CO 80030-5334
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
Street address: 
3489 W 72nd Ave #211
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is a nonprofit organization that provides free immigration-related legal services to individuals in immigration detention and to children. RMIAN has an opening for a full-time Detention Program Senior Staff Attorney starting May 2017. The Senior Staff Attorney will report to the Detention Program Managing Attorney.

Position Description
• Provide legal orientation presentations at the immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado. This includes conducting individual intakes, holding pro se workshops, and preparing cases for referral to pro bono volunteer attorneys – including preparing and reviewing referral memos.
• Maintain a caseload involving detained individuals seeking relief from removal (including representation before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, and other federal agencies), including representation of individuals found incompetent and referred to RMIAN through the National Qualified Representative Program.
• Under the ultimate supervision of the Detention Program Managing Attorney, assist with training and supervision of RMIAN interns and volunteers.
• Participate in monthly Legal Orientation Program (LOP) calls and manage reporting requirements.
• Participate in LOP stakeholder meetings and maintain relationships with LOP stakeholders.
• Oversee RMIAN’s detention hotline and creation of the LOP list.
• Participate in RMIAN’s outreach, community education, and development efforts.


• Admission to state bar, preferably Colorado
• Spanish proficiency/fluency – both written & oral, and demonstrated cultural competency
• Immigration law experience, preferably in removal defense and with detained populations
• Strong supervisory and interpersonal skills
• Passion for RMIAN’s mission, and demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice
• Strong sense of personal initiative & ability to multi-task without extensive supervision
• Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills, as well as legal research and writing skills
• Ability to maintain and navigate relationships with community partners
• Must pass security clearance through the Department of Justice’s e-QIP clearance procedures

To apply: 

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to [email protected]

RMIAN is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the importance of diversity in the workplace; individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Visit us on the Web at
Salary range: 
• Salary DOE; includes generous benefits package
Submission deadline: 
Monday, May 15, 2017
Expiration date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017