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Managing Attorney – Immigration Law Project (Hybrid)

Employer
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Feb 20, 2024
Closing date
Mar 21, 2024

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Category
Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Managing Attorney – Immigration Law Project

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a Managing Attorney for its Minneapolis office as part of its immigration law unit. The ILP provides legal representation to clients in a full range of immigration contexts including removal work, adjustment of status, applications for citizenship and VAWA-based cases including U and T visas. We receive funding from several government and private sources and enjoy a close relationship with immigrant-led community organizations. ILP works closely with other units within MMLA to provide holistic legal services. This position will start as soon as possible after an offer is extended.

OPPORTUNITIES/BENEFITS:

Work with a passionate and collaborative team to obtain legal status for noncitizens and improve access to justice for low-income individuals in our community. Work closely with other LSP’s re-envisioning immigration legal services delivery. Hybrid office with in-office/remote work options and half-day Fridays. Other benefits include vacation, sick leave, family/medical, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Dedicate yourself to the principles of Legal Aid's Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions. Supervise ILP staff members, including a Supervising Attorney and Assistant Supervising Attorney(s), in all areas of immigration practice including application of Legal Aid’s Racial Justice Values Statement, staff well-being, case management, performance evaluations, representation in all immigration practice areas, from benefits cases to immigration court and federal litigation. Lead the unit in managing ongoing projects and collaborations with other legal service providers and community organizations. Follow emerging issues within the client community that lend themselves to complex litigation or public policy advocacy. Collaborate with the ILP supervisors’ team in problem-solving, making hiring decisions, and supporting staff development. Lead the unit in external relations with our community partners and development of new initiatives. Have ultimate responsibility for data tracking, writing reports and ensuring fulfillment of grant requirements as needed. Lead the unit in strategies around community outreach and education as needed. Assist with law clerk recruitment, training, and supervision. Engage with the Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP) to advise on legislative issues related to immigration law and their impact on our client communities.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed to practice law in Minnesota or eligible for reciprocity required. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of people with low incomes and other vulnerable clients required. At least six years of experience practicing immigration law including removal representation and experience working with clients impacted by the criminal system preferred. Experience supervising legal work preferred. Experience in grant management preferred. Experience in collaborating with immigrant-led community organizations preferred. Knowledge of current supervision trends and methods. Commitment to working as a team member to serve clients' needs. Ability to mentor attorneys and staff to achieve excellent representation of clients. Proficiency using Microsoft Office required. Language proficiency, particularly in Hmong, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish, preferred. Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred.  

SALARY: $85,000-$110,000 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits. Benefits include family medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer match, FSA, employee assistance programs, and generous paid time off.

APPLICATIONS: Submit resume, cover letter expressing interest in the position, and three job-related references online at https://mylegalaid.org/employment by March 8, 2024. Applications considered on a rolling basis.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in our employee selection process, please contact Ann Cofell at acofell@mylegalaid.org.

Please direct all other inquiries to hiring@mylegalaid.org.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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