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Family Law Lead Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Mankato, MN

Date Last Verified

Oct 05,2017

Posted on

Dec 16,2016
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Family Law Lead Attorney Responsibilities : The candidate should have representing clients in contested court proceedings. The candidate should developing unit and individual work plans; case reviews. The candidate should have job performance evaluations. Should have legal advocacy and counseling in custody, marital dissolution, domestic abuse, and other civil legal matters. Encouraging staff development. Ensuring appropriate staff participation in client, private bar, and community activities. Making case acceptance decisions in accordance with company’s case acceptance policies. Resolving client grievances. Serving as a resource to volunteer attorneys handling pro bono cases. Communicating policies and procedures to unit staff and the client community. Handling day to day personnel issues. Participating in the leadership team for the Southwest Region. Meeting grant requirements and writing some grant applications and reports. Ensuring compliance with company’s policies, and state and federal law. Working with other members of company’s leadership team in maintaining and building a positive, productive, open and helpful work environment and fully implementing SMRLS values and policies with respect to equal opportunity, sexual harassment and other important matters.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications : Should have 5+ years of attorney experience required. Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota or licensed in another state and eligible for admission in Minnesota. A broad-based knowledge of poverty law issues is required. Experience working in the areas of custody, domestic abuse, and marital dissolution law is required. Prior legal work supervision or other relevant management experience preferred. Experience as a supervisor and working constructively on personnel issues is preferred. Non-academic experience working in low income communities, or other activities that demonstrate an interest in working with low income clients, will be given great weight. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with low income persons, victims of domestic abuse, and persons from different cultural backgrounds is essential. Good communication skills; ability to work constructively with others in a team work setting; good judgment; ability to learn quickly and to work hard, independently, and under pressure; and ability to handle contested hearings are all required. Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish or Somali, will be beneficial but is not required. Basic computer competence required.

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