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LAW CLERK-IMMIGRATION LAW PROJECT (ILP) - HYBRID

Employer
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Feb 23, 2024
Closing date
Mar 24, 2024

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Category
Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

LAW CLERK-IMMIGRATION LAW PROJECT (ILP)

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a law clerk 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Dedicate yourself to the principles of Legal Aid's Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions.
  • Client communication and follow up to gather necessary information
  • Collect evidence and related documents for cases
  • Work on case assistance projects for Staff Attorneys, including client
  • correspondence, country conditions research, and organizing filings
  • If applicable, research applicable law for cases and draft memos, briefs, and motions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be in second year or beyond of law school
  • Be available to serve as a clerk during the summer and potentially fall of 2024, preferred
  • Experience in immigration law, preferred
  • Commitment to working as a team member to serve clients' needs.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required.
  • Language proficiency, particularly in Arabic, Hmong, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish, preferred.
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred.  

COMPENSATION: $20/hour on a part-time basis as soon as hired, preferably through part of Fall 2024

APPLICATIONS: Submit resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position online at https://mylegalaid.org/employment by February 26, 2024. 

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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