The Alaska Institute for Justice seeks a full-time staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience working with diverse communities. The position has several major responsibilities including providing immigration legal services and case management social service support to immigrant crime victims, including victims of human trafficking. We are a busy non-profit agency serving the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States and the only non-profit in Alaska providing immigration legal services. We represent approximately 850 immigrants annually and also house a statewide Language Interpreter Center, dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to be professional interpreters and provide an interpreter referral service.
J.D. degree, license to practice law in Alaska (may hire contingent upon passing the next Alaska Bar exam after date of hire), excellent written and oral communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients, civil rights issues and domestic violence and sexual assault programs. Strong preference for bilingual applicants. EOE
About Alaska Institute for Justice
The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. Formerly known as the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, it transformed into the Alaska Institute for Justice to reflect the inclusion of an additional program dedicated to environmental and social justice issues, the Research and Policy Institute. Founded in 2005, the Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) houses three programs: 1) Alaska Immigration Justice Project legal Program; 2) Language Interpreter Center; and 3) Research and Policy Institute. AIJ is the only nonprofit agency in Alaska providing low-cost legal representation to immigrants and refugees. Unique in Alaska, the Language Interpreter Center trains bilingual Alaskans to work as interpreters to ensure that limited English proficient Alaskans, including immigrant and indigenous populations, gain access to legal, medical, and social services.