Job Details

Bilingual English/Spanish Agricultural Worker Project Staff Attorney

Company name

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 07,2019

Valid Through

Dec 21,2019

Posted on

Oct 12,2018

Salary

USD 46956 Annually

Years of Experience

1-5 yrs required

Location

Mankato, MN, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Bilingual (English/Spanish) Agricultural Worker Project Staff Attorney
Responsibilities: 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 May 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admission to the Minnesota Bar, awaiting July 2018 exam results, or eligibility for admission on motion without examination. 1-5 years of relevant experience is preferred; experience gained through law school clinics or legal internships will also be considered. Fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish. Ability to work with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, educational, and social backgrounds. . Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income communities, preferably agricultural workers specifically. Willingness to work irregular hours, including some evening outreach and limited overnight travel, in order to meet the needs of AWP’s 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.

Additional info

Send a cover letter (indicating preferred office location), resume, and three professional references.

Company info

Jessica Grosz
Lead Attorney
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.
55 East Fifth Street,
Suite 1000
Saint Paul, MN 55101