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Staff Attorney

Company name

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

USD 46956

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required

Location

Saint Paul, MN

Date Last Verified

Feb 11,2018

Posted on

Feb 10,2018
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Staff Attorney Duties: Resolve legal matters on behalf of agricultural worker clients through advice, negotiation, administrative advocacy, and state and federal litigation. Conduct outreach with other AWP staff to agricultural workers throughout Minnesota from approximately April through October each year; one to two evenings of outreach each week is typical. Provide legal rights presentations to agricultural workers and to the organizations that support them. Participate in case acceptance and other regular meetings with AWP staff. Attend trainings and maintain current knowledge of laws impacting agricultural workers. Supervise law students/temporary staff on occasion. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admission to the Minnesota Bar, sitting for the February 2018 exam, or eligibility for admission on motion without examination. 2-5 years of relevant experience is preferred. Fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish. Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income communities, preferably agricultural workers specifically. Ability to work with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, educational, and social backgrounds. Willingness to work irregular hours, including evening outreach and limited overnight travel, in order to meet the needs of the client community. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Willingness to work as part of a team. Ability to take initiative and independently handle a case load. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Google systems.
Deadline: March 2, 2018

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.
1000 Alliance Bank Center
55 E 5th St
Saint Paul, MN 55101