POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time attorney in its Immigration Law Project (ILP) in its Minneapolis office. MMLA provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with disabilities throughout the state. The Minneapolis office ILP primarily serves clients who live in Hennepin and Anoka Counties.
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: Responsibilities include advising and representing individual clients in a wide variety of immigration law matters including representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and in immigration court, as well as policy work, and community outreach/education as appropriate to client needs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in immigration law is preferred. Experience in immigration court is a plus. Experience in poverty law, legal service work, or equivalent general practice is also desirable. Applicants must be currently licensed in Minnesota or eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity.
Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of low-income/vulnerable people, including victims of domestic violence. Organizational and team skills are essential. Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills are required. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences and relevant language skills, particularly Spanish, are a plus. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.
APPLICATIONS: Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Thursday, March 9, 2017, or until position is filled.
No agencies and no calls please.
SALARY: $47,000 - $57,600 DOE for 100% position. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible.
MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.