BILINGUAL (SPANISH AND ENGLISH) FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks a full-time, bilingual attorney for its Minneapolis office. The attorney will practice in our family law unit providing legal representation in family law matters to low-income clients who have experienced domestic abuse.
Legal Aid 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 primarily serves clients living in Hennepin County. Legal Aid’s focus is to provide the legal help needed so that its clients can meet their most basic needs such as access to safe and secure housing, safety from domestic violence, access to government programs that provide baseline cash and food support, and access to health care.
Legal Aid is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc. Legal Aid enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from, the organized bar. Legal Aid does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Legal Aid’s family law priorities are focused on providing legal representation in a range of family law proceedings to clients who have experienced domestic abuse and are seeking custody of their children. The attorney’s primary responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in these proceedings. The attorney will also have the opportunity to provide training for client groups and advocates and assist with community outreach/education as appropriate to client needs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity. Applicants must also have:
1) Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;
2) Ability to represent clients in both English and Spanish;
3) Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;
4) A desire to appear in court to litigate client rights;
5) Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and
6) Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office.
Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences are pluses.
SALARY: Up to year 12 on Legal Aid’s salary schedule ($50,000 to $62,352) depending on experience. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life insurance, and short 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 Friday, March 16, 2018, or until position is filled.
No calls please.
Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer