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  • 09 Sep 2018 10:36 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


    Legislative Analyst - House Research Department

    The nonpartisan Research Department of the Minnesota House of Representatives is accepting applications for one Legislative Analyst position. This analyst will work on corporate and individual income taxes and general tax policy from a legal perspective.

    This position is regular, full-time, with benefits and has an anticipated start date in late October.

    An applicant must be a licensed attorney. Preference will be given to a candidate who has: (1) some knowledge of or interest in the corporate and individual tax area, (2) excellent human relations and teamwork skills; (3) excellent oral and written communication skills; (4) the ability to communicate legal information to an audience without legal training; and (5) interest in public policy and government. Knowledge of the legislative process, economics, and business regulation is desirable but not required.

    The House offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Please state any salary requirements in your cover letter.

    The Research Department is a nonpartisan office charged with providing research and legal services to the entire membership of the House of Representatives. Legislative Analysts work independently and in small teams, providing bill and amendment drafting; research and analysis concerning laws and government policies, programs, and finances; and related staff assistance for House committees and members. For further information about the Research Department, see http://www.house.mn/hrd/.

    Full-time position; excellent benefits; salary commensurate with experience; entry salary range: $2,352.53 to $2,869.20 semi-monthly.

    To ensure consideration, your cover letter and resume must be received by the end of the business day, Friday, September 28th, directed to:

    EMAIL: HRDjobs@house.mn 
    (Important: Please include the words Legislative Analyst in the subject line of email) 

    FAX: 651-296-9887 

    US MAIL: Selection Committee 
    House Research Department 
    600 State Office Building 

    St. Paul, MN 55155

    Please do not send duplicate applications.


  • 05 Sep 2018 5:15 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

    Employment Opportunity

    Staff Attorney

    The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is seeking a staff attorney in its Saint Paul, Minnesota office. Second language fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Karen is required.

    Organization Summary: The mission of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is to enhance opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities. Our goals are to:

     Remedy legal problems by providing quality immigration legal services to low- income immigrants and refugees of all nationalities; and

     Prevent legal problems by providing law-related education to immigrants and refugees of all nationalities;

     Raise public awareness of immigration issues to encourage sound public policy that protects the universal human rights of immigrants and is both compassionate and practical.

    The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) is a 32-person office with five locations in the State of Minnesota including two Saint Paul offices and offices in Moorhead, Worthington, and Austin. ILCM has been in operation for 22 years, and is funded through individual, law firm, corporate, United Way, foundation, and local, state, and federal government support.

    Job Title: Staff Attorney Location: Saint Paul

    Salary: DOQ Type: Full-time Deadline: Open Until Filled

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Staff Attorney is responsible for representation in a variety of immigration matters; and for providing information, technical assistance, outreach, and training on behalf of income-eligible persons of all nationalities.

    Responsibilities will include:

     Provide representation to individuals and families in affirmative immigration matters, including some or all of the following tasks: prepare and submit immigration applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), respond to requests for evidence, keep clients informed about their case status, ensure that clients receive and understand communications from USCIS

    regarding their pending applications, prepare clients for interviews with USCIS, and educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law. Case types will include but are not limited to: naturalization, U Visas, VAWA, DACA, and family unity.

     Additional responsibilities for staff attorneys may include deportation defense in immigration court and immigration administrative and federal appeals.

     Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services.

     Conduct intake consultations with and provide advice to potential clients.

     Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files.

     Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and in compliance with grants and contracts.

     Provide information about immigration law to agencies that work with the immigrant and refugee communities, on a one-to-one basis and through presentations.

     Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed.

    Experience and Qualification Requirements:


    J.D. degree and admission to a state bar. Experience with immigration matters preferred.

    Other Skills/Requirements include:

     Second language fluency in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, or Karen required;

     Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills;

     High level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;

     Familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities, community agencies, and resources;

     Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds;

     Ability to work constructively with others, possess good judgment, learn quickly, and work well independently and under pressure as well as in collaboration with other staff and with other organizations; and

     Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, immigration form program and case database experience a plus.

    Additional Info:

    For further information on the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, please visit www.ilcm.org.

    How to Apply:

    If interested, please forward cover letter and resume to oficinalegal@ilcm.org or mail to ILCM Legal, 450 North Syndicate Street., Suite 200, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104.

  • 05 Sep 2018 4:34 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE: Criminal Expungement Resource Attorney (1.0 FTE)


    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. VLN’s mission is to protect and promote the basic needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.


    VLN seeks a 1.0 FTE attorney to manage VLN’s Criminal Expungement Program. The Criminal Expungement program helps low-income clients gain greater access to employment and housing opportunities by sealing qualifying criminal records. VLN operates 12 monthly and periodic seminars and clinics throughout the 7-county metro area. VLN staff and volunteer attorney provide legal information and advice regarding criminal record expungement. Qualifying clients are referred for assistance at workshops or representation by an attorney.

    Primary duties and responsibilities

    • Supervise, staff, and support legal services provided at clinics, seminars, and workshops;
    • Recruit, develop, and retain volunteers. Provide case-specific support and mentorship;
    • Develop and foster partnerships with community organizations, law firms, legal services programs, corporations, and government agencies;
    • Provide direct legal services to VLN clients, including screening for merit, legal advice, brief services, and extensive services;
    • Create and update substantive and procedural resources for volunteers, including the provision of yearly CLEs and individual trainings;
    • Lead and facilitate meetings of attorneys, court staff, and social service agencies to identify and address the needs of VLN’s client community regarding criminal records;
    • Supervise and support program staff, including monthly check-in meetings;
    • Assist with program specific grant development and implementation;
    • Monitor and analyze the number and effectiveness of criminal expungement legal services. Track expungement outcomes and trends.



    • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota
    • Excellent public speaking ability  
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required
    • Demonstrated commitment to access to justice and/or serving low-income communities
    • Must have valid driver’s license and ability to travel


    • Criminal Expungement experience preferred
    • Nonprofit management experience preferred
    • Experience performing outreach to impoverished and disadvantaged communities a plus
    • Experience managing volunteers preferred  
    • Proficiency in second language preferred
    • Knowledge of local community resources and other social services a plus

    Salary DOQ plus benefits. 

    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.


    Mail resume and cover letter to hradmin@vlnmn.org

    No phone calls please.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Until filled

  • 22 Aug 2018 3:24 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Job Class: Attorney 1

    Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

    Date Posted: 08/22/2018

    Closing Date: 09/12/2018

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

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

    Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

    Travel Required: No

    Salary Range: $26.30 - $38.75/hourly; $54,914 - $80,910/annually

    Classified Status: Classified

    Bargaining Unit/Union: 219 - Severed/Unrep

    FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional

    Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

    Job Summary

    This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

    Responsibilities include: Drafting administrative rules and revenue notices in the areas of sales tax and special taxes. Provide legal counsel to the Sales Tax and Special Taxes divisions; 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 legislation in the subject areas and 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.


    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.

    Applicants may be required to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities by taking a written assessment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    -Experience drafting rules or regulations for a government entity, and processing the rules or regulations following the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act, or a similar law.

    - Knowledge of state statutes, rules, and cases in the laws related to the subject areas of Minnesota's cigarette and tobacco taxes, liquor taxes, gambling taxes, petroleum taxes, insurance taxes, or various environmental taxes and fees.

    - 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

    Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. 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.


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


    The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

  • 21 Aug 2018 8:10 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Program Director, Community Engagement

    Status:  Full Time (3 year grant funded position)

    Reporting to the Vice President of Community Relations and Operations and collaborating closely with the Director of the Institute for Children, Families, and Communities, the Program Director, will develop and implement two distinct components of our expanding community engagement work in our Mobile Law Office (MLO), which provides free assistance to individuals in the community, and a new mentoring program for vulnerable youth ages 10-17 who have been abused or neglected or are at risk of abuse, neglect or other related trauma.

    Mitchell Hamline’s Community Engagement Programs include the Mobile Law Office which was launched in 2016 for the purpose of expanding free legal assistance to individuals who may otherwise encounter obstacles to receiving needed services. Under the supervision of a licensed attorney, students provide information and assistance to those representing themselves and others who need guidance on legal matters. Please refer to our website for more information about our Mobile Law Office.

    Responsibilities: assist with the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the programs; recruit volunteer attorneys; develop training for students and volunteers; accompany and supervise students on site visits; coordinate schedules for students and volunteers; develop community legal education resources; assist in identifying new community partners; and respond to inquiries.

    The NEW Mentoring Program is part of our recently launched Zero-Abuse Project. The program will focus primarily on the needs of abused and neglected youth (ages 10-17) who have been drawn into the legal system because of issues directly or indirectly related to their abuse or neglect or other related trauma inflicted upon them. Our vision is to create a unique mentoring program that supports this group of youth and empowers them to become strong advocates for themselves in their interactions with various institutions, including the legal system.

    Mentoring Program responsibilities: research best practices; develop relationships with various non-profit or other organizations; and lead the development and implementation of a pilot program in 2019.

    Qualifications: Required – J.D.; admission to practice law in Minnesota and minimum of 5 years of legal practice experience; demonstrated ability to relate to and work in diverse communities; and strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Desired – prior legal services and/or community work experience in one or more of the following areas: child abuse and neglect; family law issues related to custody, support and parenting plans; criminal expungements; and housing eviction expungements; and familiarity with legal service providers and/or social service providers in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota areas. Candidates with fluency in a second language (i.e. Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Oromo) and an additional advanced degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice or other related field are especially encouraged to apply.

    To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, and list of three references by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.


    Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

  • 10 Aug 2018 4:32 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position with a specialization in Legal/Ethical Considerations in Precision Medicine, which lies at the crossroads of multiple legal subfields, including health law, bioethics, regulatory law, privacy law, and insurance law. The ideal candidate would have expertise in one of more of these areas, but we are open to candidates with expertise in other areas who could bring them to bear on legal/ethical issues related to precision medicine. The faculty hire for this position will most likely have a tenure home in the Law School, but tenure home will ultimately be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests.

    This recruitment is a part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to enhance the UW-campus's studies on the genetics of human cancers, cancer pharmacogenomics, and the legal/ethical issues associated with genetic analyses of human patients. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/. This position will be expected to collaborate with other faculty in the cluster on the UW-Madison campus.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin Law School have a strong institutional commitment to diversity of all types, and we encourage applications from those whose backgrounds can further contribute to the diversity of the faculty. All candidates must submit an application electronically through the Jobs at UW website: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/enus/job/498766/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-law-precision-medicine-cluster-hire.

    To begin the application process at the Jobs at UW website, please read the Instructions to Applicants near the bottom of the page and then click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.

  • 10 Aug 2018 4:30 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Director of Alumni Engagement and Student Life within the School of Law.

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


    The Director of Alumni Engagement and Student Life is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive plan of programs and projects that strategically engage and benefit alumni and students. 



    Alumni Relations

    • The Director plans and executes all School of Law sponsored alumni relations events, programs and activities.  The Director also services individual needs and requests related to alumni.  Annual School of Law alumni events include, but are not limited to the bar admission breakfast, reunions, alumnae brunch, alumni happy hours, alumni employer outreach efforts, geographic outreach efforts and the Christmas party.  The Director identifies and implements other opportunities for student engagement with key alumni events.  The Director develops initiatives to focus on special constituencies/interest groups.
    • The Director serves as the Executive Director to the Law Alumni Board, and provides support and resources to advance the goals and objectives of the alumni association. The Director plans and executes four board meetings a year, works with the association president to set objectives for the year, creates a strategic plan for the association, and sets the agenda for each board meeting. The Director manages the succession planning for the board, including the management of the nominations process consistent with the bylaws and provides orientation for new board members.
    • Responsible for the oversight and management of all current alumni committees, and is responsible for the management and growth of new committees and diverse geographic chapters to service the entire alumni association and the greater community.
    • Oversight and implementation of UST Law Lawyer Search.
    • Create and foster an engagement model for all alumni volunteers and creates a vibrant alumni community and culture consistent with the mission of the school of Law.  The Director identifies ways in which alumni can stay connected to the community and develops strong, positive, proactive relationships with diverse groups to strengthen.  The Director maintains accurate and reliable data on all aspects of the alumni program, and also creates assessment models to evaluate the strength of the alumni program.

    Alumni Giving and Development

    • Plan and execute the School of Law annual giving program each year, engages the Alumni Association Annual Giving committee, coordinates alumni volunteers, works with the call center, and works to achieve stated goals.
    • Maintain accurate records and data on alumni giving and participations and works in coordination with the university development office.
    • Work with the third-year class representatives to design and execute a successful third-year class gift program.  The Director chairs the UST MJF Public Interest Fellowship (PILF) selection committee, to distribute annual money raised for the UST-MFJ PILF.

    Student Life

    • Work with and provide leadership for student organizations, student government, the Board of Advocates and other student groups. 
    • Maintain and develop when necessary, processes and procedures for student organizations and student government, including succession planning.
    • In collaboration with Admissions, the Director will assist with new student orientation.  More broadly, the Director will support ongoing efforts to facilitate the integration and full participation of all student in the School of Law community with a focus on inclusion.


    • Develop and implement ways in which students and alumni can stay connected to each other, as well as to the School of Law. These communication tools, (including a quarterly alumni newsletter), will ensure the information is current and consistent with the School of Law brand.  The director is a member of the magazine team, and is responsible for the Class Notes.  The Director will also work closely with UDAR, (University Development and Alumni Relations).  

    Other Duties

    • Work collaboratively with other law school departments, supporting efforts that intersect with the alumni community.  These departments include the registrar, career services, externships, finance, admissions, and mentor program.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Seven years of relevant professional experience in development, alumni relations, or a related field

    Preferred Qualifications

    • J.D. and a minimum of five years of legal experience preferred

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 03 Aug 2018 12:56 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Senior Attorney



    $89,793.59 - $142,334.41 Annually


    Saint Paul, MN

    Job Type



    City Attorney

    Job Number



    8/17/2018 4:30 PM Central

    General Duty Statement

    Performs wide-ranging, expert-level, highly-complex professional legal work in the Civil Division of the Saint Paul City Attorney's Office. Plans, organizes, mentors, and leads the work of lower-level employees within the Civil Division as requested by the City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney and provides expert legal advice to the City Council, the Mayor's Office, City departments, boards, commissions, and committees.

    Information related to this position:
    This position will handle a wide range of public sector real estate and development-related matters including the following:

    • Drafting and negotiating real estate documents including development agreements, loan and grant agreements, notes, mortgages, easements, licenses, deeds, declarations of restrictive covenants, indemnifications, guaranties, subordination agreements, and leases.
    • Public finance tools such as Tax Increment Financing, CDBG, HOME, LIHTC, Revenue and Conduit Bonds, City sales tax, and Met Council and DEED grants.
    • City, State, and Federal compliance areas including HUD section 3 and fair housing.
    • Title work including registration, quiet title actions, platting and reviewing title insurance commitments and policies.

    Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Senior Attorney job description.

    The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety.


    Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota and at least seven years of progressive experience to include four years of experience as an Attorney at the full performance level with the City of Saint Paul or equivalent.

    Preferred candidates will have 10 years of experience.

    Continued employment as a Senior Attorney is contingent upon maintaining a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota.

    By Closing Date, you MUST
    1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
    2. Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
      1. Proof of license to practice law in the State of Minnesota
      2. Resume and coverletter
      3. References
      4. A writing sample
    Selection Process Information

    Unclassified: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. This is an UNCLASSIFIED position and is therefore not governed by City Civil Service Rules.

    Final Selection Process: You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview. 

    Human Resources Contact Information:  
    Liz Staberg at 651-266-6534
    200 City Hall Annex
    25 West Fourth Street
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    Fax: 651-266-6490
    E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov
    To refer back to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.
    The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    AgencyCity of Saint Paul

    Address25 West Fourth Street, Suite 200 City Hall Annex

    Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102



  • 23 Jul 2018 11:41 AM | Aleida Conners (Administrator)

    An AUSA (Civil ACE) position is available in Minneapolis. If interested, please refer to the links below on information regarding the position and for instructions on how to apply. The deadline for applications is July 27, 2018.

    USAJOBS -  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504484900  

    DOJ Net - https://edit.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-us-attorney-civil-5

  • 10 Jul 2018 8:45 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The Senior Legal Counsel II position reports directly to the Chief Legal Counsel for Community Banking and Digital Banking and participates as a member of the Consumer Banking Legal Team. The position will be based in Wayzata, Minnesota, and will support business lines of TCF Financial Corporation (and its affiliates) (“TCF”) that provide consumer banking products and services. The position will also provide enterprise-wide legal support for cyber security, data protection and privacy. TCF is seeking a consumer banking attorney with strong academic and professional credentials that include a minimum of 8 years practicing law in an in-house legal department of a financial institution, a bank regulatory agency, or a law firm that represents financial institutions.

    The position requires a working understanding of consumer banking products, services and operations, and applicable federal and state laws and regulations that govern them, to provide legal advice and regulatory support applicable to the development, marketing and distribution of deposit, payments, and cash products and services. The successful candidate will be expected to help analyze and address legal risks associated with products and services, to provide transactional support, to assist with product development, marketing and disclosures to help resolve issues as they arise, and to provide legal advice in connection with implementation of business strategy. Candidates must demonstrate sound business and legal judgment, thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage a diverse workload, and have a proven track record of providing pragmatic and proactive legal advice to executive and senior business leaders in complex situations. The ideal candidate will have substantial expertise in consumer banking and the ability to work and communicate effectively with management and staff at all levels.

    Position Responsibilities

    ·             Provide prompt, proactive, practical and sometimes complex and/or specialized legal advice to business lines, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, on a variety of legal matters for consumer banking and information security business lines 

    ·             Support and guide consumer banking business lines to appropriately manage legal, regulatory, compliance, and operational risks in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidance, policies and procedures

    ·             Partner with product, technology, operations, marketing, communications and other business lines to develop and launch banking products/services and process improvements to meet our customers’ changing needs and prioritize the customer experience

    ·             Serve as lead attorney to support information security and privacy, and closely collaborate throughout the enterprise on privacy-related issues

    ·             Draft, review and negotiate third-party service agreements related to consumer banking

    ·             Draft and revise template customer agreements, disclosures, forms, and letters related to deposit and payment products and services

    ·             Monitor pertinent legal and regulatory developments and their implications and advise executive/senior management and other personnel on compliance with relevant federal and state laws and regulations relating to consumer banking products and services

    ·             Provide oversight for any outside counsel used to provide legal advice on consumer banking matters and litigation and effectively manage such costs

    ·             Advise and represent TCF on a variety of legal matters before regulatory agencies, including applications, examinations and requests for interpretive guidance

    ·             Monitor legal developments and participate in industry meetings and groups to keep abreast of developments in laws, regulations and issues affecting consumer banking

    ·             Work closely with Compliance, Risk, Regulatory Affairs, Vendor Management, Information Security and Audit to identify relevant issues and help the business effectively navigate risk in accordance with regulatory requirements and promptly address any identified issues 

    ·             Lead with integrity, demonstrate ethical behavior, and set an example for legal and regulatory compliance at the department and business levels

    ·             Ensure the Chief Legal Counsel and executive legal management are kept apprised of any significant issues arising in the relevant business or support areas and major litigation, legislative and regulatory changes in areas of expertise

    ·             Provide legal counsel and advice with respect to general banking matters and perform required administrative, operational and other responsibilities as assigned

    Required Qualifications

    ·             Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice law, and in good standing, in the State of Minnesota. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements, including the requirements of the State of Minnesota prior to commencement of employment.

    ·             Minimum of 8 years legal experience in in-house legal department of a financial institution a bank regulatory agency, and/or law firm representing financial institutions  with a demonstrated record of proven and increasing responsibility

    ·             Extensive working knowledge of federal and state consumer banking laws, regulations and rules and ability to advise business lines on applicable laws to reach a solution. Consumer Banking laws include but are not limited to, the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010; E-Sign Act; CARD Act; Telephone Consumer Protection Act; Gramm Leach Bliley Act, Right to Financial Privacy Act, and state data breach and privacy laws; Electronic Funds Transfers Act; Expedited Funds Availability Act; Truth in Savings Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act;  Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; CFPB’s Regulations B, E, Z, DD, P and V; FRB’s Regulations CC, GG, and II; Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3, 4, and 4A, NACHA Operating Rules, ECHHO Rules, and UDAAP

    ·             Ability to handle complex legal issues and tasks with limited supervision but seek management input on unusual situations, highly complex issues, and matters that may pose significant legal, financial and/or reputational risk to TCF

    ·             Demonstrated leadership skills and a strategic mindset 

    ·             Effective advocacy, negotiation, legal research, and organizational skills

    ·             Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ·             Ability to effectively advise executive and senior management regarding complex legal matters and challenging situations

    ·             Ability to think independently, being mindful of maintaining an appropriate balance between management and mitigation of legal risks and business efficacy, exercising good business judgement, being solution-oriented and problem-solving creatively

    ·             Ability to take a risk-based approach to prioritize workload and adapt work style to meet complex and varied workloads and the need for a timely decision given business pressures

    ·             Ability to develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with colleagues in the Legal Department and risk partners, including Compliance, Risk, and Audit, to effectively manage risk across the enterprise Ability to travel between office locations and throughout U.S. as needed

    Desired Qualifications

    ·             Knowledge and understanding of consumer banking products, services and operations and the regulatory framework for a mid-sized banking organization

    ·             Ability to quickly apply abstract concepts of law and make quick, innovative decisions to resolve issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives

    ·             Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe, and SharePoint as well as other systems and software packages

    ·             Experience working closely with bank regulatory and enforcement agencies, including CFPB, OCC, FRB, FDIC, DOJ, and state attorneys general and their supervisory processes

    About TCF

    Established in 1923, TCF has maintained a strong foundation.  TCF has over 340 branches in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona and South Dakota, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF also conducts commercial leasing, indirect auto finance, and equipment finance business in all 50 states, and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada.



    TCF encourages open employee communications and promotes from within whenever possible.

    We offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan, and opportunities for career advancement.  For more details on our benefits, click on the Employee Benefits link on our career page.


    Proud to be an equal opportunity employer

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or other status protected by applicable law. TCF is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

    Contact Tasha Lovelace for more information.

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