Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a staff attorney for its CentraCare Pediatric Clinic Medical/Legal Partnership.
Background: Legal Aid has an opening in its Medical/Legal Partnership with the CentraCare Pediatric Clinic. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with medical providers to improve the health outcomes of patients by addressing serious legal issues that adversely impact the patients’ health. This is one of three Medical/Legal Partnerships operating out of Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office.
Responsibilities: The Attorney will work as part of the clinic’s healthcare team to address social barriers impeding patients’ health and will provide representation on a variety of issues including housing, family, benefits and other legal issues. This job may include full representation, advice, and community education. The Attorney will be based out of Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office and will maintain a regular office presence at the Pediatric Clinic.
Qualifications: Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and persons with health care issues is required. This position requires the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients. It also requires an ability to work in partnership with staff from other organizations serving the client population. Second language ability, particularly Spanish or Somali, is a plus. Attorney applicants must be licensed. Attorneys admitted in states other than Minnesota can get temporary pre-exam admission. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.
Salary: $51,000-$55,312 upon bar admission, D.O.E. Salary based on Legal Aid’s salary schedule. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Applications: Applications preferred by August 5, 2020, but will be accepted until position is filled. Starting date will be negotiated based upon bar admission and office needs. Cover letter and resume should be submitted online at: www.mylegalaid.org/employment.