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Volunteer Attorney working with Immigrants and Refugees

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SOUTHWEST DETROIT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTER

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Volunteer attorneys act as legal consultants in our clinics helping clients work through the legal issues they bring. We start with a consultation and then provide as thorough a solution as possible in the clinic setting. Attorneys do provide real legal advice or services but they do not take on clients for representation outside the clinics. 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 two shifts; 12-2:30 and 2:30-5. 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 of the clinic setting and filled out a volunteer application, we can get you on the schedule for a future date.

Our clinics operate 12-5 pm Tuesday (Pontiac), Wednesday (Southwest Detroit), and Thursday (Eastside Detroit). All Legal Consultants must spend their first time at the clinic at Southwest on Wednesday.

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:45 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SOUTHWEST DETROIT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTER

Location:

17375 Harper Ave, Suite 24124, Detroit, MI 48224, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Immigrants & Refugees
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

2826 BagleyDetroit, MI 48216

(42.32487,-83.08102)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Family Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Immigration Law

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • We ask volunteers to commit to at least one shift during one of our clinic days for at least 90 days.

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