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 Attorney - Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: RUzXYxf2d0MNA6ywYmKT1r1kNmTn6L / Latpro-3747712 
Date posted: Jul-22-2020
State, Zip: Minnesota, 56301

Description

Staff Attorneys AND

Medical/Legal Partnership Staff Attorney - St. Cloud

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking two staff attorneys for its St. Cloud office and one staff attorney for its CentraCare Pediatric Clinic Medical/Legal Partnership.

Background: Legal Aids 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.

Staff Attorneys

Responsibilities:  Attorneys will provide representation on poverty law issues and may include representation on housing including addressing systemic issues facing the immigrant community or family law issues particularly work focused on serving victims of family violence, sexual assault, or stalking.  Representation of lowincome 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.  These positions require the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients.  They also require 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.  Attorney applicants must be licensed or taking the August 2020 Minnesota Bar Examination.  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.

Medical/Legal Partnership Staff Attorney

Legal Aid has an opening in its Medical/Legal Partnership with the CentraCare Pediatric Clinic.  This is an exciting opportunity to partner with medical providers to improve the health outcomes of patients by addressing serious legal issues that adversely impact the patients health.  This is one of three Medical/Legal Partnerships operating out of MMLAs St. Cloud office.

Responsibilities:  The Attorney will work as part of the clinics healthcare team to address social barriers impeding patients health and will provide representation on a variety of issues including housing, family, benefits and other legal issues.  This job may include full representation, advice, and community education. The Attorney will be based out of MMLAs St. Cloud office and will maintain a regular office presence at the Pediatric Clinic.

Qualifications:  Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and persons with health care issues 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.  Attorney applicants must be licensed.  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:  $51,000-$55,312 upon bar admission, D.O.E.  Salary based on Legal Aids salary schedule.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Applications:  Applications preferred by August 5, 2020, but will be accepted until positions are 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/employment.

No agencies.  No calls.

                                                                                

                                                                EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


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