POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (Legal Aid/MDLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in its Minneapolis office beginning October-November 2018.
BACKGROUND: MDLC is a statewide program of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) which receives federal funding to serve as Minnesota’s Protection and Advocacy system for persons with disabilities. The main office is in Minneapolis with other MDLC offices in Duluth, Fertile, and Mankato.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will represent individuals with disabilities, in a wide spectrum of discrimination matters, special education, and in obtaining community-based services. The position requires providing legal advice, and representing clients in negotiations, mediations, hearings, and state and federal court. The position will conduct trainings, work on policy matters, participate in outreach activities, and monitor sites that serve individuals with disabilities. The position will work with pro bono partners and in-house volunteers. In-state travel will be required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or licensed by November 2018. Concern for the needs and rights of people with disabilities is required. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required. Access to reliable transportation statewide is required. Knowledge of disability law as well as familiarity with service systems is desired. Experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is desired. Second language skills and experiences with diverse economic, social, or cultural communities are also a plus.
COMPENSATION: The salary will depend on experience, but is capped at $54,336 (year 5 staff attorney level), plus benefits, including vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and both short-term and long-term disability insurance.
STARTING DATE: October-November 2018.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Friday, September 28, 2018, or until position is filled. No calls please.
Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.