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ProfileStaff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide legal assistance to eligible clients with Housing Law, Government Benefits matters, Health Law, Family Law, and other types of problems. Will provide legal advice and represent clients in contested court and administrative proceedings. Assignments may change over time based upon client and firm needs. Will be the primary point of contact for Center patients with Services and will be available on-site at Center locations a minimum of 50% of the time, including travel with Centerâ€™s mobile clinic to other locations. Will attend Center support groups to answer questions and provide information tailored to the needs of especially vulnerable populations and help facilitate cross-training between Services and Center staff. Accept supervision and maintain a caseload in compliance with Servicesâ€™ written practice standards and comply with Servicesâ€™ policies, practices, and guiding principles in furtherance of Servicesâ€™ mission. Community education, outreach, intake responsibilities, and active bar participation are also required activities.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be a candidate for Bar admission. 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 victims of domestic abuse and persons from different cultural backgrounds is essential. Prior experience working in or familiarity with medical settings will be helpful. Good communication skills; ability to work constructively with others in a team work setting; good judgment; strong organizational capability: 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. Basic computer competence required.
Note: Funded by a two year grant
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Senior Leadership Attorney
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.
12 Civic Center Plaza,
Mankato, MN 56002-3304