Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking staff attorneys for its St. Cloud office.
Responsibilities: Attorneys will provide representation on poverty law issues and may include representation on housing – including addressing systemic issues facing the immigrant community or family law issues – particularly work focused on serving victims of family violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Representation of low‑income individuals can include complex litigation, policy advocacy, outreach, and community education as appropriate to client, project, and office needs.
Qualifications: Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and victims of domestic violence is required. These positions require the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients. They also require 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 or taking the August 2020 Minnesota Bar Examination. 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 positions are 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.