Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is seeking two Paralegals/Legal Assistants for its St. Cloud office.
Background: MMLA’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. MMLA does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation. St. Cloud is a city of 60,000, located 65 miles west 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: Paralegals will provide assistance on poverty law issues, which may include senior law issues, immigration law, family law, public benefits, and other matters. Assistance to low‑income individuals can include client intake, outreach, document creation, other advocacy, and community education as appropriate to client and office needs.
Qualifications: Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons, senior citizens, and victims of domestic violence is required. These positions require the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients. Second language ability, particularly Spanish or Somali, is a plus. Paralegal certification, education, and/or experience is preferred. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office required.
Salary: Paralegal: $32,569 - $35,614. Salaries based on MMLA salary schedule. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Deadline: Applications preferred by September 28, 2020. Starting date will be negotiated.
APPLICATIONS: Cover letter and resume should be submitted online at www.mylegalaid.org/employment.
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