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  • 04 Apr 2018 10:47 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    TAX and CONSUMER ATTORNEY

    Job Posting

    POSITION:  Mid‑Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in the areas of federal income tax and consumer protection law.

    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 primarily serves clients living in Hennepin County.  MMLA’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.

    MMLA is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, other 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:  The Attorney will protect MMLA clients’ income and assets by working on federal income tax disputes through our Low-Income Tax Clinic and will also represent clients in debt collection and consumer protection cases.  The Attorney will also work on outreach and education focused on prevention of consumer scams and litigation and advocacy for persons whose rights have been violated.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity are preferred, but we will consider 2018 spring graduates.  Applicants must also have:

    • 1)    Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;
    • 2)    Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs; and
    • 3)    Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills.

    Experience in the specified areas of law, poverty law practice, or equivalent general practice is preferred.  Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.  Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

    SALARY:  The salary will depend on experience, but is capped at $54,336 (year 5 staff attorney level) plus benefits including vacation, sick leave, family medical coverage, life insurance and both short-term 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 Monday, April 9, 2018, or until position is filled.

    No calls please.

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • 04 Apr 2018 10:45 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    ROBINS KAPLAN FELLOWSHIP ATTORNEY

    POSITION:  Mid‑Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks a full-time staff attorney for a two-year Robins Kaplan Fellowship position.  The Fellowship Attorney will be funded by the Robins Kaplan law firm and be placed with Legal Aid’s Immigration Law Project located in downtown Minneapolis.  After the initial two years, the Fellowship is subject to annual renewal.

    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.

    In addition to the generous funding for this Fellowship by the law firm of Robins Kaplan, Legal Aid is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, other 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 Immigration Law Project provides a full range of immigration services to low-income and vulnerable immigrants and refugees.  The Fellow’s responsibilities will include advising and representing individual clients in immigration law matters including representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and in immigration court.  The Fellow’s work will also include policy advocacy, training, outreach, and community education, as appropriate to client needs.

    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 of low-income/vulnerable clients, including victims of domestic violence;
    • 2)    Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;
    • 3)    Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and
    • 4)    Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

    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 a plus.  Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills, particularly Somali or Spanish, are pluses. 

    SALARY:  The Fellowship Attorney will be employed by Robins Kaplan and will receive up to year five on Legal Aid’s salary schedule ($50,000 to $54,300) depending on experience.  The Fellowship Attorney may also receive funds for health insurance from Robins Kaplan.

    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 Monday, April 9, 2018, or until position is filled.

    No calls please.

    Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Robins Kaplan LLP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce.


  • 04 Apr 2018 10:43 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    EDUCATION MINNESOTA

    Position Description

    POSITION TITLE: General Counsel (Job# 2018-07)

    DEPARTMENT: Legal

    EMPLOYEE GROUP: Executive Staff (ES)

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the Direction of the Education Minnesota Executive Director, the General Counsel will provide legal counsel to Education Minnesota’s officers, Executive Director and Governing Board. Identify, oversee, and manage legal and equity issues and responsibilities within all departments, across departments, and for Education Minnesota as a business entity. Oversee and manage Education Minnesota’s Legal Department programs, staff, and budget.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     Serve as legal counsel to Education Minnesota officers, Executive Director, Governing Board, management and the organization.

     Manage and supervise the staff, work and programs of the Education Minnesota Legal Department.

     Direct and oversee Education Minnesota’s diversity, inclusion, and equity programs for staff. To the extent appropriate and feasible, coordinate and align these with the programs for Education Minnesota members.

     Oversee the Legal Department training program for members, staff, and the public.

     Serve as liaison to the AFT and the NEA, including administration and oversight of the AFT and NEA legal services programs and activities.

     Determine cases for referral to outside counsel, consistent with Education Minnesota’s Legal Services Policy, the rules of professional conduct for Minnesota attorneys, and business needs.

     Provide legal counsel on personnel, employee benefits and other Human Resources issues.

     Oversee the development of and compliance with Education Minnesota policies.

     Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION:

    Maintain privileged information related to the organization, members and staff.

    MACHINES AND/OR TOOLS OPERATED:

    Personal computer

    MS Office suite software

    CONTACTS:

    Education Minnesota leaders and members Education Minnesota staff

    Education leaders Governmental agencies

    General public MN Court System

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

     Knowledge of unions, contract language and negotiations.

     Knowledge of Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act, employment law and/or school laws.

     Knowledge of legislative, electoral and rulemaking processes and issues.

     Knowledge of equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or equal opportunity/affirmative action programs.

     Knowledge of education issues.

     Knowledge of internal and external functions of E-12 and post-secondary education institutions.

     Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to both draft and edit a wide variety of written documents.

     Skills for presenting and teaching to non-attorneys

     Excellent interpersonal skills.

     Strong personal character, integrity, and judgment.

     Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and able to handle information with discretion.

     Ability to assess and address complex issues and matters in a timely fashion.

     Ability to perform and work well under tight deadlines and pressures.

     Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

     Juris Doctorate degree.

     Admission to the Minnesota State Bar (or ability to obtain admission within 120 days of employment).

     Experience in at least two of the following: labor law, school/education law or employment law.

     Experience in labor relations.

     Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products.

     Valid MN Driver’s License or equivalent evidence of mobility.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

     Experience working in or with public schools and public sector unions.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Employee is required to: Continuously sit, talk and hear; frequently stand, walk and repetitively use hands dexterously, reach with hands and arms, bend and physically lift and carry up to 25 pounds; occasionally travel by various conveyances (e.g., air, rail, auto) and lift up to 50 pounds.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

     Travel, evening and weekend work required.

    EDUCATION MINNESOTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Education Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued, supported and celebrated to benefit applicants, employees, members and students. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

    POSTING DEADLINE: For best consideration, apply online and include a resume. Posting is open until midnight of April 16, 2018.

    Please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=education&jobId=236370&lang=en_US&source=CC3


  • 04 Apr 2018 10:41 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Section Services Manager

     

    The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) is a voluntary statewide professional association for attorneys and other law-related professionals and has an opportunity for an individual interested in fulfilling responsibilities as a Section Services Manager.  MSBA sections are primarily focused on substantive areas of law and members elect to join one or more sections as a way to obtain specialized information and opportunities that are important to their practices.  This is a regular full-time non-exempt position (37.5 hours/week).  The Minnesota State Bar Association is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Develop positive working relationships with section representatives
    • Provide quality, timely customer service to members
    • Handle all aspects of assigned section meeting planning, including event planning, preparing emails and mailings, posting meeting notices to the MSBA website, registration and responding to the needs of registrants and section leaders
    • Develop processes to ensure success of section initiatives and that proper internal section and accounting procedures are followed
    • Attend and participate as needed in section council meetings
    • Develop successful processes to keep informed of section activities and communicate appropriate information to MSBA staff
    • Assist with coordination of section membership promotions with Marketing and Resource Departments

     

    Qualifications

    • Excellent customer services skills
    • Attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Time and project management experience – ability to calmly manage and complete multiple projects in a timely fashion
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Meeting planning experience
    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
    • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher
    • Ability to work extra hours and a varied schedule at certain times of the year
    • Ability to travel to meetings, some in greater Minnesota

     

    To Apply

    Please send resume no later than August 31, 2017 to Jean Nelson, HR Manager.

    Mail: Minnesota State Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Email: jnelson@mnbar.org

    Fax: 612.333.4927

     

    The rate of pay is $19.00 - $21.00 per hour. 


  • 04 Apr 2018 10:40 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Certification Director

     

    The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), a voluntary statewide professional association for attorneys and other law-related professionals, has an opening for a Certification Director.  The goal of the MSBA certification program is to assist members with differentiating themselves and marketing their practice to the public.  Certification programs serve a public function by enhancing public access to qualified practitioners. These programs provide assurance that the specialist has been found to possess the expertise, experience, and knowledge necessary to provide quality service.

     

    The Certification Director represents the MSBA in a professional manner and promotes and manages all aspects of the following MSBA legal specialist certification programs: Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Property Law.  The successful candidate will be autonomous, action oriented, and adaptable.

     

     

    This is a part-time non-exempt position.  The Minnesota State Bar Association is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Primary Functions

    l  Initiates internal and external activities to define and promote legal specialist certification

    l  Maintains uniform and central administration program system

    l  Maintains all attorney certification files and database records

    l  Administers the attorney certification applications, audits, examinations and recertification process and files

    l  Maintains all aspects of certification billing system

    l  Ensures compliance with the requirements of the State Board of Legal Certification

    l  Prepares and submits all required reports and payments to the State Board of Legal Certification

    l  Assigns certification credits for CLEs and maintains approved course postings on the website

    l  Provides general information regarding the MSBA's certification programs as necessary

    l  Reviews and maintains certification information on website

    l  Drafts and manages all certification program forms

    l  Manages quarterly certification billings

    l  Arranges and attends certification board meetings, including preparation and distribution of agenda and minutes, and supporting materials

    l  Provides administrative assistance to certification councils

    l  Provides administrative assistance for specified meetings

    l  Assists with certification examination, preparation and proctoring

    l  Maintains contact with section representatives seeking to become a certifying agency

    l  Develops annual certification program budget

    l  Networks with other Certification directors/managers

    l  Submits the Board of Legal Certification's application for each section seeking to become a certifying agency; presents to the MSBA Assembly and Board of Legal Certification for consideration

    l  Prepare all press releases for newly certified specialists and recertified specialists

     

    Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    l  Basic to intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite

    l  Basic to intermediate knowledge of Aptify database

    l  Work collaboratively and independently

    l  Good judgment and initiative

    l  Flexibility

    l  Proven organizational skills

    l  Excellent member service skills

    l  Excellent communication skills

    l  Ability to coordinate multiple projects with similar and competing deadlines

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    The Certification Director supervises the Certification Coordinator.

     

    This is a .53 position and the salary range is $30,000-$35,000.

     

    To Apply

    Please send resume to Jean Nelson, HR Manager.

    Mail: Minnesota State Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Email: jnelson@mnbar.org

    Fax: 612.333.4927


  • 27 Mar 2018 5:55 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate - Minneapolis

     

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an Associate to join the Financial Services & Class Action Litigation Division in our Minneapolis office.

    Qualifications Required: Active Minnesota attorney license or eligibility for Minnesota licensure is required. We seek motivated attorneys who are excited to work on sophisticated litigation for clients across the United States, with our collegial, results-oriented team of litigators. Qualified candidates will have litigation experience in a large law firm or government law office, preferably with experience in complex litigation involving the financial services industry, class action defense or white collar criminal experience.  Experience and interest in securities, banking, insurance, white collar criminal or antitrust litigation is also helpful. Exceptional academic performance and excellent research, writing and analytical skills are required. We also welcome federal judicial clerkship experience.

    Associates in our division have the opportunity to work on some of the most sophisticated and challenging litigation that our clients have. We are looking for team players who want to work in a dynamic, collegial environment, doing challenging and engaging work.

    In addition to our Division's core work, we encourage our Associates to take on pro bono opportunities, through Stinson's nationally recognized pro bono program. 

    Click here to apply. For questions, please contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney Recruiting Manager, recruiting@stinson.com.

    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

    For more information about Stinson Leonard Street, visit us at www.stinson.com.


  • 18 Mar 2018 11:37 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    IP Litigation Associate – Minneapolis, MN (Dorsey & Whitney LLP)

    Dorsey is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property Litigation Associate to join our Minneapolis office. This associate will join a team of dedicated associates and partners in Dorsey’s growing IP Litigation Practice Group. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on complex patent, trademark, and other IP litigation matters in federal courts around the United States. Specifically, you will handle the following types of tasks for complex litigation matters, primarily patent litigation:

    ·         discovery

    ·         brief writing

    ·         depositions

    ·         research

    ·         trial preparation

     

    Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. We support and encourage the professional development and advancement of our lawyers through numerous CLE programs offered by Dorsey U, our internal professional development service. In your first year at Dorsey, you will be invited to attend two New Lawyer Training sessions specifically designed to teach you about our firm as well as our Trial Practice Group.

     

    The following qualifications are required:

    ·         A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota bar;

    ·         Three to five years of IP litigation attorney experience;

    ·         Strong communication and writing skills; and

    ·         Top academic credentials.

     

    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

     

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.


  • 18 Mar 2018 11:17 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Stinson Leonard Street

    Associate – Corporate Finance Division Minneapolis, MN

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP (www.stinson.com) is seeking an Associate with two to five years of experience to join the Corporate Finance Division in our Minneapolis office.

    Active Minnesota attorney license required. Qualified candidates will have two to five years of relevant experience (as described below), possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

    Relevant experience includes significant experience in connection with securities law compliance and corporate governance matters and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. More specifically, candidates should have experience with the following:

    • ·       Reviewing and providing advice with respect to Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, as well as proxy statements
    • ·       Providing advice on corporate governance matters
    • ·       Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to public and/or private offerings of equity and debt securities
    • ·       Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to merger and acquisition transactions
    • ·       Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to control-position and minority position investments by private equity fund clients

    Apply online at https://recruiting.stinson.com . For questions, contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney

    Recruiting Manager at recruiting.stinson.com

    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.


  • 11 Mar 2018 12:08 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    STAFF ATTORNEY – FULL-TIME.

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/Minnesota Disability Law Center – Minneapolis Office.

    POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (Legal Aid/MDLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in its Minneapolis office beginning April to June 2018, depending on availability.

    BACKGROUND: MDLC is a statewide program of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) which receives federal funding to serve as Minnesota’s Protection and Advocacy system for persons with disabilities. The main office is in Minneapolis with other MDLC offices in Duluth, Fertile, and Mankato.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: This attorney will represent individuals with disabilities, in a wide spectrum of discrimination matters, special education, and in obtaining community-based services. The position requires providing legal advice, and representing clients in negotiations, mediations, hearings, and state and federal court. The attorney will conduct trainings, work on policy matters, participate in outreach activities, and monitor sites that serve individuals with disabilities. The attorney will work with pro bono partners and in-house volunteers. In-state travel will be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or licensed by November 2018. Candidates who will graduate from law school in May or June 2018 will be considered. Concern for the needs and rights of people with disabilities is required. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required. Access to reliable transportation statewide is required. Knowledge of disability law as well as familiarity with service systems is desired. Experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is desired. Second language skills and experiences with diverse economic, social, or cultural communities are also a plus.

    COMPENSATION: The salary will depend on experience, but is capped at $54,336 (year 5 staff attorney level), plus benefits, including vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and both short-term and long-term disability insurance.

    STARTING DATE: April – June 2018, depending on availability.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Wednesday, March 28, 2018, or until position is filled. No calls please.

    Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • 06 Mar 2018 8:25 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    BILINGUAL (SPANISH AND ENGLISH) FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

    Job Posting

    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


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