Legal Consultant working with immigrants and refugees
3 people are interested
Legal consultants take the lead in helping our clients work through the legal issues that they bring. Legal consultants who are not licensed attorneys will begin a consultation with clients, gather information to define their issue and then consult with our supervising attorney on a course of action. Often it is a matter of figuring out what the next step is in an existing case or dispute. Experience with the legal or immigration systems is helpful. The legal consultant is the anchor of a team of three at the clinic; each team also has a translator and researcher when fully staffed. We divide the day into three shifts; 12-2, 2-4, and 4-7. The best way to get into volunteering is to visit us for an hour or two during a Wednesday clinic in Southwest Detroit. After you’ve gotten a taste for the clinic setting and filled out a volunteer application, we can get you on the schedule for a future date.
About SOUTHWEST DETROIT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTER
17375 Harper Ave, Suite 24124, Detroit, MI 48224, US
The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved communities in the Detroit area, with a focus on recent immigrants and refugees.
Despite their growing presence in Detroit, immigrants and refugees here have difficulty obtaining affordable legal services, housing, and assistance in establishing businesses. The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center helps meets these needs . . . one family at a time.
We have three core mission priorities:
1. Provide low cost legal services to immigrants and refugees seeking to make a home in the city of Detroit;
2. Offer low-cost housing to immigrants and refugees who have difficulty finding long-term residences in the city of Detroit; and
3. Assist businesses owned by Detroit residents (from disadvantaged communities) unable to find capital due to their inexperience, need for professional support, and/or immigration status.
We'll work with your schedule.
2826 BagleyDetroit, MI 48216
- Legal (General)
- Problem Solving
- People 55+
- We ask that volunteers commit to one two-hour shift during our legal clinics.