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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will handle a variety of poverty law matters. Provide legal assistance to eligible clients with Housing Law, Government Benefits matters, Health Law, Family Law, and other types of problems, under the guidance of the substantive legal units in the St. Paul office. Provide legal advice and represent clients in contested court and administrative proceedings. Serve as the primary point of contact for Children’s patients and be available on-site Campus 60% of the time. Help facilitate referrals from, and training for, Children’s staff and providers. May change over time based on client and firm needs. Maintain a caseload in compliance with written practice standards and to comply with policies, practices, and guiding principles in furtherance of mission. Community education, outreach, and active bar participation are also required.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be a candidate for Bar admission. Ability to work effectively with low-income clients, victims of domestic violence, and people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds is essential. Excellent communication skills, ability to work positively and constructively with others in a teamwork setting, good judgment, and the ability to work hard, independently, efficiently, and under pressure is necessary. Must be flexible and willing to take on additional duties as assigned. Must be willing and able to travel to court proceedings and other required activities throughout service area. Fluency in a second language will be beneficial. Basic computer competence is necessary.