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 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY - Minneapolis, 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: tDgpEkXpHkgF0tI11DYnbiuEObYQnN / Latpro-3828555 
Date posted: Oct-02-2021
State, Zip: Minnesota, 55401


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Minneapolis office as part of the Immigration Law Project (ILP) 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 (U and T visas).


  • Apply the principles of Legal Aids Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions
  • Provide full representation to individuals in immigration court in both detained and non-detained cases, including:
  • Preparing and submitting written pleadings, motions, and appropriate applications for relief from removal
  • Preparing clients, witnesses, and experts for individual hearings
  • Submitting appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals when appropriate
  • Provide full representation to people in affirmative immigration cases, including:
  • Preparing and submitting applications to USCIS
  • Maintaining contact with clients throughout representation
  • Provide legal advice to clients regarding options to apply for an immigration benefit
  • Assess criminal records and advise clients on immigration consequences
  • Conduct community outreach for local organizations within our service area on immigration-related topics
  • Assist ILP in grant proposals, reports, and data maintenance
  • Maintain a case load of both court and benefits cases, analyzing each case and resolving legal issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain compliance with Legal Aids legal work protocols, grant requirements, and ethical obligations


  • Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or sat for the July 2021 bar exam
  • Demonstrated commitment to the needs of people with low incomes and clients with complicated and traumatic histories
  • Ability to adapt to changing immigration laws, procedures, and policies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others while also working independently
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred
  • Second language ability, particularly in Spanish or Somali, preferred

SALARY: $53,500 to $60,500 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits

APPLICATIONS: Submit resume, cover letter expressing interest in the position, and three job-related references online at by October 14th, 2021, or until position is filled.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interview, or otherwise participating in our employee selection process, please contact Jolene Chestnut at

Please direct all other inquiries to

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

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