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Immigration Attorney

Position Type: Full Time, 35 hour work week 

Reports to: Co-Director/Lead Attorney 

Salary: $65,000



Carolina Migrant Network (CMN) is a 501(c)(3). CMN’s mission is to build and sustain legal services for people targeted by ICE and DHS. We provide compassionate and competent pro-bono legal representation. We organize with communities to disrupt the deportation pipeline through leadership development and issue based campaigns. We envision a world of empowered, self-determined, organized communities free from the fear of family separation. 

Summary of Position:

CMN is hiring an immigration attorney to support pro se asylum (and related) clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina. CMN takes on direct representation of individuals in removal proceedings (both detained and not detained), but this position will primarily focus on the organization of and implementation of regular pro se clinics in Charlotte. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and organize pro se asylum clinics
  • Coordinate in advance with applicants, volunteers, and venues 
  • Conduct community legal orientations and information sessions for newly arrived immigrants 
  • Support lead immigration attorney in case work (direct services) 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Must be licensed to practice law in the U.S. (or territory) 
  • Preference for individual fluent in a language in addition to English
  • Must possess a desire to assist individuals and groups targeted by the carceral state
  • Independent and self-directed
  • Excellent oral presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to listen and learn from diverse perspectives 


  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance 
  • Generous PTO policy, generous holiday schedule 

Work location:

  • All the programs organized by this position will occur in Charlotte, NC. However, we are open to attorneys working remotely as long as they can be in Charlotte for programming and if needed for other work related matters. CMN has an office location in Charlotte. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working towards social change such as transformative and restorative justice, abolitionist movements, or other experience demonstrating a commitment to challenging the state 
  • Willingness to practice and learn about trauma informed care, holistic practices, and community driven work

Application Process:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Becca O’Neill at Please write in the subject line: Immigration Attorney. The application deadline is November 30, 2023  Members of communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant communities, and other historically disenfranchised communities are encouraged to apply.