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  • 26 Sep 2017 10:43 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – VOLUNTEER LAWYERS NETWORK 

    Position:  Executive Director, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

    DESCRIPTION:  Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) seeks an executive director to lead its 23-person staff and hundreds of volunteers in achieving its mission to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

    Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) is a private non-profit organization affiliated with the Hennepin County Bar Association.  VLN provides free advice and legal representation to low-income individuals through volunteer attorneys, interpreters and other legal professionals throughout the state of Minnesota.  To learn more about our work, visit our website.  

    PRIMARY DUTIES: 

    • ·       Program Development and Delivery - Ensure that organization has a long range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it can make consistent, timely and demonstrable progress. Continually evaluate how well goals are being met.
    • ·       Administration and Human Resources Management – Establish and make use of an effective management team.  Ensure compliance with personnel policies and state and federal regulations on workplaces and employment.  Work to hire and retain a diverse and qualified staff.
    • ·       Community Relations – Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization; represent the programs and point of view to the agencies, organization and the general public. Work to increase cooperation and collaboration with community partners.
    • ·       Financial Management and Legal Compliance – Assure adequate control and accounting of all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices.  Oversee preparation of and adherence to annual budget.
    • ·       Fundraising – Oversee development of grant proposals and other fundraising initiatives, including annual events in coordination with Development Coordinator.  Oversee marketing and other communication efforts.
    • ·       Board of Directors – Provide appropriate, adequate and timely information to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, including preparing board agendas in consultation with board chair, providing monthly financial and program reports, and interfacing between board and staff. 

    ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the VLN Board of Directors.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Successfully fulfilling the above responsibilities will require the following skills and experience: 

    • ·       J.D. preferred;
    • ·       Five to ten years of successful experience in a managerial or executive director position;
    • ·       Experience reporting to a board of directors;
    • ·       Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • ·       Knowledge of local community resources a plus;
    • ·       Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task;
    • ·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required;
    • ·       Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income communities and communities of color. 

    VLN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factors prohibited by applicable law.

    Those with diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits:  Include individual health insurance and liberal vacation.

    Starting date:  As soon as possible after the position is filled.

    Applications:  Applications should include a resume, a letter explaining interest in this position, and salary requirements.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    Information should be submitted to hradmin@vlnmn.org   

     

  • 25 Sep 2017 12:32 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Attorney 1

    Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

    Date Posted:  09/22/2017

    Closing Date:  10/20/2017

    Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Revenue Dept / Revenue-Severed

    Division/Unit:  Appeals & Legal Services / Legal Services 2

    Travel Required:  No

    Salary Range: $25.22 - $37.16/hourly; $52,659 - $77,590/annually

    Classified Status:  Classified

    Bargaining Unit/Union:  219 - Severed/Unrep

    FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional

    Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

    Job Summary 

    This position will:  Provide legal counsel to the Collection Division; representing the Department of Revenue at contested case or rule hearings; identifying legal and policy issues across tax types and ensuring that all interested parties are aware of and understand the issues; drafting revenue notices, administrative rules and legislation in the subject areas; testifying at legislative hearings; drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, motions and appearing in court; consult with and advise other attorneys in the division concerning the work of the division; and take on special assignments on a project or need basis

    Qualifications 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    * Graduation from an ABA-approved law school.

    * Admission to the Bar (license) to practice law in Minnesota is required prior to appointment.

    * Authorized to practice law in Minnesota.

    Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

    * Knowledge of state and federal judicial and administrative procedures and the rules of evidence.

    * Skill in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, laws, and legal precedents.

    * Human relations and communication skills sufficient to work in a professional and courteous manner.

    * Ability to understand, interpret, and explain laws, rules, and regulations.

    * Ability to present cases and information before decision-making bodies.

    * Ability to describe and explain legal problems and provide legal advice.

    * Legal research skills.

    * Ability to participate in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings, ascertain facts, and arrive at logical conclusions.

    * Skill sufficient to draft litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, and motions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Knowledge of state statutes, rules, and cases in the laws related to the subject areas of collections and bankruptcy.

    - Experience drafting litigation documents.

    - Experience representing clients in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings and appearing in court.

    - Work experience or coursework in the area of state, local, or federal taxation.

    -Work experience at the Minnesota State Legislature or state agencies.

    - Knowledge of the administrative and regulatory functions of the Minnesota Department of Revenue Appeals and Legal Services Division.

    - Experience using a legal research website.

    Physical Requirements

    Requires occasional moving of articles such as file folders, laptop computer, and resource materials.

    Additional Requirements

    Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted.  This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history.  All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

    Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

    Application Details 

    Why Work For Us

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    How to Apply

    To view the job posting, go to the State Careers website at www.mn.gov/careers, then enter Job ID 16488 in Keywords search.  Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

    For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.  

    Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Ashley Scherek at ashley.scherek@state.mn.us or 651.556.4004.

     

  • 20 Sep 2017 2:04 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Attorney 1

    Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

    Date Posted:  09/20/2017

    Closing Date:  10/20/2017

    Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Revenue Dept / Revenue-Severed

    Division/Unit:  Appeals & Legal Services / Legal Services 1

    Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift

    Travel Required:  No

    Salary Range: $25.22 - $37.16/hourly; $52,659 - $77,590/annually

    Classified Status:  Classified

    Bargaining Unit/Union:  219 - Severed/Unrep

    FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional

    Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

    Job Summary

    Provide legal counsel to divisions within the Department of Revenue (DOR) that are concerned with individual income tax, withholding tax, the property tax refund, and other duties as assigned. The position also involves representing the department in court and testifying at legislative hearings.

    Responsibilities include:  Provide legal advice to the Individual Income and Withholding Tax Division, drafting administrative rules and legislation in the subject areas; testifying at legislative hearings; drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, motions and appearing in court; representing the Department of Revenue at contested case or rule hearings; identifying legal and policy issues across tax types and ensuring that all interested parties are aware of and understand the issues; consult with and advise other attorneys in the division concerning the work of the division; and take on special assignments on a project or need basis.

    Qualifications 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    * Graduation from an ABA-approved law school.

    * Admission to the Bar (license) to practice law in Minnesota is required prior to appointment.

    * Authorized to practice law in Minnesota.

    Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

    * Knowledge of state and federal judicial and administrative procedures and the rules of evidence.

    * Skill in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, laws, and legal precedents.

    * Human relations and communication skills sufficient to work in a professional and courteous manner.

    * Ability to understand, interpret, and explain laws, rules, and regulations.

    * Ability to present cases and information before decision-making bodies.

    * Ability to describe and explain legal problems and provide legal advice.

    * Legal research skills.

    * Ability to participate in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings, ascertain facts, and arrive at logical conclusions.

    * Skill sufficient to draft litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, and motions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Knowledge of state statutes, rules, and cases in the laws related to individual income tax, withholding tax, and the property tax refund.

    - Experience drafting litigation documents.

    - Experience representing clients in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings and appearing in court.

    - Work experience or coursework in the area of state, local, or federal taxation.

    -Work experience at the Minnesota State Legislature or state agencies.

    - Knowledge of the administrative and regulatory functions of the Minnesota Department of Revenue Appeals and Legal Services Division.

    - Experience using a legal research website.

    Physical Requirements

    Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.

    Additional Requirements

    Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted.  This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history.  All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

    Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

    Application Details 

    Why Work For Us

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    How to Apply

    To view the job posting, go to the State Careers website at www.mn.gov/careers, then enter Job ID 16490 in Keywords search.  Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

    For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.  

    Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Ashley Scherek at ashley.scherek@state.mn.us or 651.556.4004.

     

  • 20 Sep 2017 2:03 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Associate Attorney

    Premier downtown Minneapolis law firm specializing in workers’ compensation and insurance defense is seeking a highly motivated associate with one to three years of litigation experience.   In addition to the core workers’ compensation practice, the firm also has a strong civil litigation team defending all forms of insurance litigation, including construction, premises liability, auto liability, wrongful death, and personal injury.  Competitive salary and benefit package.  Please submit resume to:  DKlaiman@aafedt.com.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Aafedt,  Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager has a reputation for being one of the leading defense firms in the Upper Midwest and has been named a 2017 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, receiving a Tier 1 ranking for outstanding work in workers' compensation law for employers.  The firm is especially proud of its reputation for pairing zealous advocacy with professional respect for adversaries.  In every aspect, the team at Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. has a firm commitment to excellence.

     

  • 19 Sep 2017 11:36 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Attorney with 1 to 4 years’ litigation experience for Associate position

    Position: Broad responsibilities. Representing plaintiffs in medical device and pharmaceutical drug litigations, managing paralegal teams, conducting discovery, including depositions, and brief writing.

    Looking for: Self-starter. Willingness to travel and strong networking / people skills important. Personal injury or trial experience helpful. 

    Firm: Law firm in downtown Minneapolis with national practice involving MDL and class action litigations.  

    Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to:

    Zimmerman Reed LLP

    Jessica Johnson

    Jessica.johnson@zimmreed.com

     

  • 19 Sep 2017 11:34 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    TAX, HOMEOWNERSHIP & CONSUMER STAFF ATTORNEY

    Job Posting

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time staff attorney with a passion for justice to work in its Minneapolis office with a team protecting homeowners, consumers, and taxpayers.

    MMLA provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with income tax problems and disabilities throughout the state.  MMLA is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms, and corporations, etc.  MMLA enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar.  MMLA does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.  

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  MMLA seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Minneapolis office.  The attorney will work with our consumer and homeownership practice group, which serves homeowners at risk of losing their houses, potential homeowners facing discrimination in borrowing or buying a house, consumers facing debt collection abuses, and taxpayers with collection actions by the IRS.  The attorney’s responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in a variety of court and administrative forums.  The attorney may also have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy and complex litigation, and to provide training for attorneys, neighborhood organizations, and other advocates, and assist with community outreach and education.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity.  Applicants must also have: 

    1.     Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs and rights of low-income/vulnerable clients;

    2.     Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;

    3.     A desire to appear in court and administrative proceedings to litigate client rights;

    4.     Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and

    5.     Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office.

    Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.   

    SALARY:  Up to year ten on MMLA’s salary schedule ($47,000 to $55,400) depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance. 

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Sunday, October 1, 2017, or until position is filled.  No calls please.

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

  • 19 Sep 2017 10:53 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Deputy Chief Counsel

    State Program Administrator Manager Principal

    $79,866-114,569/ Year

                                                                     What drives you?

    At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

    About the Job:

    Provide executive leadership, guidance and strategic planning services in the Office of Chief Counsel and to management and staff agency-wide who require legal expertise.  Serve as one of two Deputy Chief Counsels, assisting the Chief Counsel in coordinating and managing the legal work of the agency through the Chief Counsel’s Office. The Deputy Chief Counsel may assume the duties of the Chief Counsel in their absence; coordinates with the Office of the Attorney General regarding the preparation and conduct of the Department's litigation in both state and federal court; provides legal training to agency managers and staff on a variety of topics; and collaborates with, and sometimes leads, other MnDOT staff implementing and complying with agency legal policies.

     

    In this role, manage the agency's development and review of proposed legislation related to data, records, technology and privacy issues; direct the work of employees engaged in responses to litigation and data practices activities; oversee agency record management, data governance, technology security and licensing issues;  and oversee attorneys working on other legal issues. Additionally, participate in and manage the participation of others in state-wide inter-agency, regional, and national organizations engaged in transportation and legal policy and practice.   

    Minimum Qualifications:

    A Juris Doctor degree.

     

    An active license to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

     

    Three years managerial experience or four years advanced supervisory experience (or an equivalent combination) leading legal services activities.

     

    If you meet the above requirement and wish to be considered further for this vacancy, you must submit a written summary of your qualifications in the following areas. This information must be uploaded with your resume as a single document by the posted deadline.

      

    • Demonstrated experience directing legal staff and managing contract and fiscal resources to ensure the success and effectiveness of legal activities.
    • Knowledge and understanding of MnDOT's diverse programs and activities sufficient to identify critical issues that require Chief Counsel, responsible authority, executive leadership, or Commissioner attention.
    • Expert knowledge of strategic planning, organizational behavior, public policy development, data practices and record management.
    • Expert knowledge of litigation practices and techniques, assessment of legal risk, knowledge of negotiation and settlement strategies and techniques, and legal considerations related to settling or compromising lawsuits and claims.

    ·        Expert knowledge of legal case law and industry best practices related to electronically stored information and e-discovery.

    ·        Demonstrated ability to draft proposed legislation and amendments to proposed legislation.

    Demonstrated interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, attorneys, legislators and other government entities.

    How to Apply:

    Go to mn.gov/careers, and search for job 16491. Review the job posting, and scroll to the bottom of the posting to click the “apply” button. Apply by October 2nd in order to be considered.

     

  • 13 Sep 2017 12:21 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    The Assistant County Attorney 1 job posting is now live and accepting applications.  It is scheduled to close on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4:30pm.

    Here is the direct link to the posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Ramsey/jobs/1843883/assistant-county-attorney-1?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

     

  • 11 Sep 2017 3:53 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Law clerks work hand in hand with experienced criminal defense attorneys on misdemeanor, felony, juvenile criminal matters.  They complete research and writing projects including motions and memoranda to be filed in court.  Law Clerks are also given the opportunity to observe and participate in client interviews and case strategy meetings. 

    Those with student practice certification will assist lawyers at bail hearings at each assigned arraignment calendar.  Law clerks may also argue  evidentiary hearings, sentencing hearings, or even at trial.  

     

    CONTACT:

    Evan C. Tsai

    Attorney-at-Law, Assistant Public Defender

    OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

    SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

    101 East Fifth Street, Suite 1808

    St. Paul, MN  55101

    (e) evan.tsai@mnpd.us

    (t) (651) 757-1675

    (f) (651) 215-0673

     

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