Thursday, December 10, 2009

We Need A Staff Attorney!

Omar Calimbas will be leaving the Marianas Office after nearly 4 years of dedicated service. (He heads to The Asian Law Caucus in California.) So, once again we find ourselves in need of a staff attorney.

MLSC's Central Office is also seeking to hire an Assistant (Deputy) Director, which is the resurrection of an old position that has not been filled for about 2 decades.

Here's the "official" job vacancy announcement:

Job Titles: Assistant Director & Staff Attorney
Job Location: Saipan, CNMI
Job Type: Legal - Civil

Organization Information:
Micronesian Legal Services Corporation
1218 Capitol Hill Road
P.O. Box 500169
Saipan 96950

Position Description: Micronesian Legal Services Corporation [MLSC] seeks two dynamic attorneys to fill an assistant director position at MLSC's Central Office and a staff attorney position with its Marianas office. The positions are located in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI].

MLSC is an effective legal service program committed to achieving justice for the low-income client community throughout Micronesia by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. The program is funded primarily through the U.S. Legal Services Corporation, with support from the various local governments. Besides the CNMI, MLSC's service area includes the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Job responsibilities: for the assistant director, will include assisting the executive director in managing a program of eight (8) field offices and one central office; and for the staff attorney, will include direct and comprehensive legal services including advice, negotiation, motion practice and litigation in a broad range of civil matters on behalf of eligible clients.

Requirements: Applicants must have a passion for justice. For the assistant director position, preference is given to applicants with experience in managing legal services programs and serving non-English-speaking communities. And for the staff attorney position, a high degree of initiative and ability to independently manage a caseload is preferred, with strong skills in interpersonal communication and collaboration, excellent written and verbal advocacy skills, and experience representing low-income clients in areas of law such as domestic, employment, administrative, immigration, and consumer.

How To Apply: Please e-mail resume, statement of interest, 3 references, and a writing sample for the assistant director position to: Ben Tured, MLSC Executive Director, at; and for the staff attorney position to: Jane Mack, Marianas Office Directing Attorney, at

Note: MLSC is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: Depends on experience and qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

Submission Deadline: 01/31/2010

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