Job Details

Family Law Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney in Mankato, MN

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Company name

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law
Government and Government Relations
Health Care
Real Estate

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Mankato, MN

Date Last Verified

Aug 03,2018

Posted on

Aug 02,2018

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Staff 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 Center’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 Services’ written practice standards and comply with Services’ policies, practices, and guiding principles in furtherance of Services’ 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

Additional info

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Company info

Larry Nicol
Senior Leadership Attorney
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.
12 Civic Center Plaza,
Suite 3000
Mankato, MN 56002-3304