Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking an attorney for its St. Cloud office.
Background: Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office provides civil representation to low-income people in nine central Minnesota rural counties. Senior Law and Health Care Outreach are provided in additional counties. The office receives funding from a variety of public and private sources and enjoys strong support from the organized bar. Legal Aid does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation. St. Cloud is a city of 68,000 and is located 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. There are three area colleges, community theaters, a thriving arts community, and easy access to state parks and the Lake Wobegon Bike Trail.
Responsibilities: This attorney will provide representation on poverty law issues and may include representation on housing law and/or family law issues. Housing work includes focused outreach with the local Somali community. Representation of low‑income individuals can include complex litigation, policy advocacy, outreach, and community education as appropriate to client, project, and office needs.
Qualifications: Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and victims of domestic violence is required. This position requires the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients. It also requires an ability to work in partnership with staff from other organizations serving the client population. Second language ability, particularly Spanish or Somali, is a plus. Applicants must be licensed or have taken the July bar exam. Attorneys admitted in states other than Minnesota can get temporary pre-exam admission. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.
Salary: $50,000-$52,128 upon bar admission, DOE. Salary based on Legal Aid’s salary schedule. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Applications: Applications preferred by September 15, 2019, but will be accepted until position is filled. Starting date will be negotiated based upon bar admission and office needs. Cover letter and resume should be submitted online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs.
No agencies. No calls.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER