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Law Clerk – Immigration Law Project

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Posted 1 month ago

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a paid, part-time law clerk for its Minneapolis office as  part of its immigration law unit. The ILP provides legal representation to clients in a full range of  immigration contexts including removal work, adjustment of status, applications for citizenship and  VAWA-based cases including U and T visas. We receive funding from several government and private  sources and enjoy a close relationship with immigrant-led community organizations. ILP works closely  with other units within MMLA to provide holistic legal services. This position will start as soon as  possible after an offer is extended. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Dedicate yourself to the principles of Legal Aid’s Racial Justice Values Statement in all  interactions. 

• Client communication and follow up to gather necessary information  

• Collect evidence and related documents for cases 

• Work on case assistance projects for Staff Attorneys, including client 

• correspondence, country conditions research, and organizing filings 

• If applicable, research applicable law for cases and draft memos, briefs, and • motions. 

QUALIFICATIONS

▪ Be in second year or beyond of law school 

▪ Be available to serve as a clerk during the summer and fall of 2024, preferred  ▪ Experience in immigration law, preferred  

▪ Commitment to working as a team member to serve clients’ needs. 

▪ Proficiency using Microsoft Office required. 

▪ Language proficiency, particularly in Arabic, Hmong, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish, preferred, with  Spanish as the top language preference for this particular role.  

▪ Experience in community outreach and engagement, preferred.  

▪ Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred. 

COMPENSATION: $20/hour on a part-time basis as soon as hired, preferably through part of Fall 2024 

APPLICATIONS: Submit resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position online at Recruitment (adp.com) by 3/29.  

If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise  participating in our employee selection process, please contact Ann Cofell at acofell@mylegalaid.org. 

Please direct all other inquiries to hiring@mylegalaid.org. 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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