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Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid- Supervising Atty Consumer Unit

09 May 2017 9:50 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)




POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time attorney to supervise the Consumer Unit in its Minneapolis office.  The Consumer Unit works in the fields of fair lending, foreclosure defense, and consumer and taxpayer rights.  MMLA’s mission is to advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in their communities.  It provides free legal representation in civil matters to clients with low incomes, disabilities, and seniors.  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 supervision of legal work, grant management, work planning, and evaluation of staff.  A primary focus of this position will be developing and managing the fair lending and foreclosure defense work supported by a grant from HUD.  The position will also provide the opportunity to represent clients with consumer and tax issues.  Representation will include all levels of advocacy including litigation, policy work, and community education.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have at least three years of experience in the practice of law.  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills are required.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients.  Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.


Experience in the areas of civil rights, consumer law, foreclosure and/or federal income tax is a plus.  Experience supervising, teaching, and/or mentoring others is also a plus.  Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences and relevant language skills are a plus.  


SALARY:  Based upon experience and the MMLA salary schedule.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.


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


APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at:  www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by May 30, 2017, or until position is filled.


No calls please.


MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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