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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
ProfileHousing Staff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide legal assistance as part of the housing unit, including cases involving admission to or eviction from subsidized housing such as public housing, Section 8 vouchers, project-based subsidies. Assist tenants in enforcing their rights when there are serious repair problems. Review and assess legal issues related to mortgage foreclosure issues and mortgage rescue scams. Represent clients in negotiations, administrative hearings, court hearings and appeals. Represent eligible clients with cases venued throughout SMRLS’ metro service area. Assignments may change over time based upon 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, intake responsibilities, and active bar participation are also required.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota. Courtroom and/or administrative hearing experience is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with low-income clients, victims of domestic violence, and persons 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 by SMRLS. Applicants must be willing and able to travel to court proceedings, outreach/education activities and other required activities throughout service area. Computer competence is necessary.
DEADLINE: June 4, 2018
Send cover letter, resume, and references.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.
1000 Alliance Bank Center
55 E 5th St
Saint Paul, MN 55101