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  • 03 Dec 2017 8:27 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – FOR POSTING ONLY

    ATTORNEY OR ADVOCATE - FULL-TIME, 6-MONTH TEMPORARY POSITION

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/Minnesota Disability Law Center – Mankato Office

       

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (Legal Aid/MDLC) seeks one full-time attorney or advocate to work in its Mankato office for a six-month temporary position starting January 2018.

     

    BACKGROUND:  MDLC is a statewide program of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) which receives federal funding to serve as Minnesota’s Protection and Advocacy system for persons with disabilities.  The main office is in Minneapolis with other MDLC offices in Mankato, Fertile, and Duluth. 

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The individual in this position will be based in MDLC’s Mankato office.  The position will visit locations across Minnesota that serve people with disabilities with employment and other supportive services.  The visits will involve meeting with individuals with disabilities to gain their perspectives on the services they are receiving, talking with professionals about the services they provide, and assessing the scope, range, and adequacy of services provided.  This position will also conduct accessibility audits of job assistance providers.  This position will involve significant travel within the state. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Concern for the needs and rights of people with disabilities is required. This position also requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.  Access to reliable transportation statewide is required.  Knowledge of disability law and familiarity with service systems is desired.  Experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is desired.  A working knowledge of Social Security Work Incentives, the State’s Vocational Rehabilitation System, “transition” services for youth ages 18-21, and county-based employment supports is preferred.  Second language skills and experiences with diverse economic, social, or cultural communities are also a plus.  

     

    COMPENSATION:  The position will be compensated up to $28,320 based on an annual maximum salary rate of $56,640, depending on experience, plus reimbursement for travel expenses.

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled.

     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Thursday, December 21, 2017, or until position is filled.  No calls please.

    Legal Aid/MDLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • 29 Nov 2017 10:13 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Intellectual Property Counsel

    Ready to make a difference by utilizing your talents? Join a team driven by a mission to help patients, and a culture focused on developing medical device and diagnostic solutions.

    Surmodics partners with the world's leading and emerging medical device, diagnostic and life sciences companies to develop and commercialize innovative products designed to improve lives by enabling the detection and treatment of disease. Following two recent acquisitions, the company is transforming its medical device business from being a provider of coating technologies, to offering whole-product solutions. Throughout its transformation, Surmodics’ mission remains: to improve the detection and treatment of disease by using our technology to provide solutions to difficult medical device and diagnostic challenges.

    The mission of the Surmodics legal department is to enhance the success of Surmodics’ businesses by partnering and delivering trusted, business-relevant legal strategies and solutions that exceed expectations and ensure compliance with applicable laws and the highest ethical standards.

    The Intellectual Property Counsel will be a critical member of the Legal Department, providing direct support to the General Counsel and partnering with a variety of business functions, including research and development, business development (sales), corporate development, and administrative teams. The Intellectual Property Counsel is responsible for advising internal clients and managing outside counsel on a wide range of legal and intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio management, trademark portfolio management, technology agreements, product clearance, and due diligence support. In addition, this individual will help plan, develop and implement overall goals and strategy for the legal department to meet agreed performance plans.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide counsel relating to, and strategic management of, Surmodics’ worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, including clearance and usage.
    • Provide counsel to senior management and product development teams to ensure that the design pathway is clear of existing competitive intellectual property.
    • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on technology agreements, including licenses and IP provisions in other agreements.
    • Provide counsel and support of corporate development initiatives, including intellectual property due diligence for potential mergers and acquisitions.
    • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company’s business, its people, products, technology, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to assist with the achievement of business objectives.
    • Provide training and make presentations to company personnel regarding legal issues.
    • • Manage outside counsel as necessary.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills
    • • Ability to listen well, comprehend and analyze situations
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to independently define project work plans and drive execution of projects, establishing rapport and leadership throughout the organization
    • Bachelor of Science degree in chemical, mechanical, biomedical engineering or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, in-house or medical device preferred
    • • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • • Member in good standing of Minnesota state bar
    • Possesses competencies to accomplish work through a variety of software packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

    Surmodics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a bonus program, 401(k) with employer match, employee stock purchase plan and stock options. Interested candidates are encouraged to send an electronic copy of resume and cover letter to hr@Surmodics.com.

    Surmodics, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, military service, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

     

  • 20 Nov 2017 11:18 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Job Announcement – For Posting Only

    SUPERVISING ATTORNEY – Legal Services State Support

    POSITION:

    Legal Services State Support (State Support) is seeking a full-time Supervising Attorney.  State Support is a project of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC), and is housed within Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid in its St. Paul office.  State Support is a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to improve access to justice for all Minnesotans.  State Support’s unique role is to provide information, connections, and tools for the public and for advocates, and to support the civil legal aid programs who share our mission.  Our strength is leveraging technology to provide this support broadly throughout the state.  We are sustained by our relationship with MLSC programs and direct grants.  State Support does not provide direct representation to clients.

    State Support plays an essential role in Minnesota’s civil justice system.  Our work falls into the following focus areas:

    • ·       Educate the Public About Legal Issues.  This includes publishing fact sheets and booklets and managing a library of other legal education materials on LawHelpMN.org.
    • ·       Improve Client Referrals to Providers.  Our work in this area currently includes online intake, the LawHelpMN.org legal provider directory, a case placement tool on our advocate site, and the LiveChat navigation assistance.  State Support is beginning a project to redesign LawHelpMN.org and our online intake system, and develop a triage system directing people to the best available resource for their legal problem.
    • ·       Strengthen the Advocate Community Through Skills-Based and Legal Education. Our activities in this area include hosting 15-25 poverty law continuing legal education (CLE) trainings per year and a biennial statewide conference, coordinating listservs and practice groups, and managing a library of practice resources on our advocate website, ProJusticeMN.org.
    • ·       Strengthen the Advocate Community Through System-Wide Support.  Our activities in this area include housing statewide volunteer resources on ProJusticeMN.org, coordinating bimonthly meetings of the legal aid provider network, publishing a blog and monthly e-newsletter with legal aid news, maintaining a staff directory of all legal aid providers across the state, and posting available legal aid positions.  Our program website, MNLegalServices.org, highlights our work in this area and serves as an umbrella site for the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition.
    • ·       Expand Free Legal Services.  By accessing brief legal services online, more clients get legal assistance to help them solve their problem.  Our activities in this area include online document assembly tools on LawHelpMN.org and managing MNLegalAdvice.org, a statewide online legal advice website.


    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This position will supervise the work of State Support.  Responsibilities include supervision of legal work, office work planning, staff evaluations, and grants management.  The position also involves an active role in the work of State Support.  In addition, the supervising attorney will be State Support’s liaison to legal services programs in Minnesota and to the national legal services technology community.  This is a unique job that provides an exciting opportunity to make a statewide impact on improving access to justice in Minnesota.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Applicants should have at least three years of legal experience.  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Applicants must also have: 1) a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients; 2) excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills, including strong public speaking skills; 3) strong computer skills and a demonstrated interest in exploring and using technology; 4) proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office; and 5) project planning and project management experience.  Experience in poverty law, legal services, or equivalent general practice is preferred.  Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences and relevant language skills are a plus.  Supervisory experience is a plus but not required.

    SALARY:

    Up to $62,600 DOE.  Benefits include generous vacation, sick leave, life, and long-term disability insurance, and family medical insurance.

    STARTING DATE:

    As soon as possible after position is filled.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Cover letter and resume with references should be submitted online at mylegalaid.org/jobs by December 1, 2017.  Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    No calls please.

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:49 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Title: Equal Opportunity Associate

    Location: Duluth, MN

    Description/How to apply: 

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ASSOCIATE - UMD

    The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at the University of Minnesota is seeking a highly qualified lawyer to respond to discrimination, sexual misconduct and other equal opportunity concerns on the University's Duluth campus.  To learn more and apply, visit the University’s Online Employment System:  https://z.umn.edu/33q2  Job opening id:  320933.

    Contact Email: eoaa@umn.edu 

  • 13 Nov 2017 12:13 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Please follow the hyperlink for information regarding the positions recently opened below and all current openings with the City of Rochester.

    http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/human-resources/employment

    Attorney’s Office

    •        City Attorney

    Public Utilities

    •        Director of Power Resources
    •        Water Operations Supervisor

    We also welcome applications for the part-time and limited appointment (Ltd Appt) positions listed on the Employment page.

     

  • 13 Nov 2017 12:06 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    U.S. Bank Assistant General Counsel—Corporate Payment Systems - Minneapolis, MN   170038300

    U.S. Bank is seeking a commercial attorney to join its in-house legal team and support the Bank’s Corporate Payment Systems division. Ideal candidates will have 10+ years of sophisticated corporate transactional, acquisition and contracting experience at a law firm or in-house.

    Specific duties include working within and leading a team of CPS attorneys and paralegals who, among other duties will be involved in reviewing, structuring, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements; providing legal support to contract services team within the business; providing legal support and advice for new products/services; support for international deals; and providing legal support and counsel to the Corporate Payment Systems senior management team.

    Familiarity with financial services, payment systems, commercial lending and workout, and financial services regulations is desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for enhancing areas of strength, identifying areas of opportunity, and successfully executing a strategy for the team that best serves the CPS Business Line and other business partners. Oversee outside relationships on an as-needed basis, including the engagement of outside counsel.

    Please apply online at https://www.usbank.com/careers.

     

  • 10 Nov 2017 8:07 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    HOUSING ATTORNEYS – FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME

    Job Posting

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks up to two full-time and one part-time staff attorneys for its Minneapolis office.  The attorneys will work with our housing team protecting the rights of low-income tenants through the use of legal representation and advocacy.

    Legal Aid provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with disabilities throughout the state.  The Minneapolis office primarily serves clients who live in Hennepin County.  Legal Aid’s housing case priorities are set toward the basic and fundamental goals of eviction prevention, rent subsidy protection, and habitability rights enforcement, all with an eye toward stabilizing housing for families and individuals, as well as vindicating the rights of individual clients.

    Legal Aid is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc.  Legal Aid enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar.  Legal Aid does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The attorneys’ responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in a variety of court and administrative forums.  The attorneys may also have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy, provide training for tenants and advocates, and assist with community outreach/education as appropriate to client needs.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Applicants must also have: 

     

    • 1)     Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;
    • 2)     Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;
    • 3)     A desire to appear in court to litigate client rights;
    • 4)     Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and
    • 5)     Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

    Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses. 

     

    SALARY:  Up to year 15 on Legal Aid’s salary schedule ($47,000 to $61,100) depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.

     

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled.

    APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Sunday, November 26, 2017, or until position is filled.

    No calls please.

    Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • 02 Nov 2017 9:13 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The Minneapolis office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, seeks an associate with 3-5 years of general civil litigation experience. Product liability and tort defense experience is required, and additional experience with professional liability and business litigation is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to exceptional client service, top quality writing skills and strong academic credentials. MN bar license required. This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates seeking a high level of responsibility in a diverse and progressive law firm environment. The Firm offers a competitive benefits package and opportunity for advancement.

    Please submit your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and writing sample in confidence by clicking the "APPLY" button. Please upload all required documents as one PDF attachment.

    We are not accepting recruiter submissions for this position.

    Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response. As an EOE/AA employer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

     

      Apply Now  


  • 01 Nov 2017 2:45 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Trimble is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to improve or transform their work processes. Our focus is on integrating our broad technological and application capabilities to create solutions that transform how work is done within the industries we serve.

    Our Transportation and Logistics business offers a suite of solutions marketed under the Trimble, PeopleNet, GEOTrac, TMW and ALK Technologies brands. Together, this range of products provides a comprehensive fleet and transportation management, analytics, routing, mapping, reporting and predictive modeling solution to enable the transportation and logistics industry to achieve greater overall operational efficiency, fleet performance, and profitability while ensuring regulatory compliance. Our enterprise strategy focuses on sales to large enterprise accounts with more than 1,000 vehicles. In addition to Trimble-hosted solutions, we also integrate our applications and services directly into the customer’s IT infrastructure.

    The commercial counsel position will primarily support the PeopleNet and TMW businesses, and will be located at PeopleNet headquarters in Minneapolis.  The PeopleNet mobile communications system includes solutions encompassing route management, safety and compliance, end-to-end vehicle management, and supply chain communications. PeopleNet's products are used by more than 1,500 transportation fleets in the US and Canada.  TMW's transportation software platform serves as a central hub from which the core operations of transportation organizations are managed, data is stored and analyzed, and mission critical business processes are automated. Our software platform automates business processes spanning the entire surface transportation lifecycle, order-to-cash, delivering visibility, control, and decision support for the intricate relationships and complex processes involved in the movement of freight. TMW software technologies serve more than 2,300 customers, including many of the most sophisticated and complex transportation companies, as well as hundreds of smaller regional and local operations in North America.

    Job Summary:

    Trimble’s innovation strategy combines organic research and development, ongoing mergers and acquisitions to extend our technology portfolio and footprint, and close collaboration with leading companies in our key vertical markets through joint ventures, strategic alliances, and strategic customer relationships. Trimble is seeking an experienced attorney with significant inhouse and/or law firm transactional experience. The candidate will support various transactional functions and report to the PeopleNet Business Unit Controller with dotted line reporting to Trimble’s General Counsel.

    A key component to this job is being able to support complex customer, distributor, vendor, OEM and technology licensing transactions, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements in these areas. The candidate will also work with business units on day to day legal matters, including M&A support, compliance, management of outside counsel, and oversight of contract managers. Trimble’s business and workforce is global so international experience and outlook are important.

    Key Responsibilities:

    ·        Support business units in all areas of need on an ongoing basis, working closely with business unit leadership and financial functions, including compliance and risk management.

    ·        Draft and negotiate domestic and international business contracts, including software licensing and hosting agreements, software as a service agreement, professional services agreements, vendor and customer service agreements, joint development agreements, and strategic collaboration. Guide deal structuring, manage deal process and outside counsel.

    ·        Provide legal counsel on issues facing the business units.

    ·        Close integration with the broader Trimble legal team to ensure application of best practices and consistency with corporate approaches to transactions, compliance, and risk management.           

    Skills & Experience Required:

    ·        6-8 years experience with a legal practice focused on a technology based industry. Both inhouse and law firm experience a plus.

    ·        Ability to independently identify needs, issues, risks, goals and solutions in a fast-paced and highly demanding environment.

    ·        Business orientation to understand and advance business objectives.

    ·        Ability to manage and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously and to respond to rapidly shifting priorities in ambiguous or challenging situations.

    ·        Strong in commercial transactions, contract drafting and licensing but will also have a well-rounded set of legal skills and be able to assist the business units in all areas of legal needs for the division.

    ·        Excellent attention to detail.

    ·        Vision, force of personality and leadership skills ensure management participation and buy-in including the ability to demonstrate confidence in making difficult decisions.

    ·        Excellent communication skills, ability to liaise with all areas of the business at all levels.

    ·        Demonstrated track record of successfully concluding negotiation of complex transactions.

    ·        Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and membership in one or more state bars, including preferably Minnesota.

    ·        Ability to motivate a variety of individuals at all levels in the organization.

    ·        Must be comfortable and adept at balancing risk and opportunity.

     

    Trimble Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D

    Victoria Avila
    Recruiter/Talent Advisor

    (858) 842-6157 Office

    (408) 675-9521 Direct
    victoria_avila@trimble.com 


  • 01 Nov 2017 2:27 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Internal Posting – JOB ID 16065

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    Job Class: State Program Administrator Coordinator

    Working Title: Associate Legal Counsel

    This job posting is being extended until 10/30/2017 for additional applicant pool.

    Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

    Date Posted: 09/14/2017

    Closing Date: 10/30/2017

    Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN Department of Human Rights / MAPE

    Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

    Days of Work: Monday - Friday

    Travel Required: Yes

    Salary Range: $29.00 - $43.13 /hourly; $60,552- $90,055 /annually

    Classified Status: Classified

    Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

    Up to two positions may be filled from this posting.

    Job Summary

    Description:

    This position serves an Associate Legal Counsel and reports to the General Counsel. This position provides legal advice and consultation to MDHR’s Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel, and agency managers and employees. This position will research and analyze state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and case law to support the agency in decision-making and business planning activities.

    Job Duties:

    1.     Provide legal research, advice, and guidance in assigned topics.

    2.     Manage MDHR’s Probable Cause and No Probable Cause appeals program. The program consists of reconsideration proceedings which results in an Order by Commissioner. The order may be the final agency decision on a particular matter or may result in litigation.

    • 3.     Review lawsuits and anticipated legal actions to determine appropriate actions.  Direct MDHR’s discovery process, including electronic discovery, for litigation operations to ensure the agency manages its litigation processes in accordance with all applicable laws, court rules, and best practices. Provide direction to employees engaged in litigation functions.  Ensure litigation responses are in the best interests of the Department, the state, and charging parties.  Provide guidance to the General Counsel on the identification, mitigation, and communication of agency-wide legal risks.
    • 4.     Draft, review, and recommend proposed legislation.
    • 5.     Respond to requests for data to ensure that Department supplies public data in an accurate, complete, and timely manner, ensuring transparency to the public and adequately protecting all not public data.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Knowledge/Skills/Ability:

    • ·       Juris Doctorate degree, an active license to practice law in the State of Minnesota
    • ·       A minimum of two (2) years’ experience with the Minnesota Human Rights Act or Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    • ·       Expert-level knowledge legal research, writing and legal analysis.
    • ·       High-level ability to analyze complex regulatory schemes involving both federal and state laws.
    • ·       Excellent communication and listening skills and an ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
    • ·       Understand and apply principles of "emotional intelligence" to enhance working relationships.
    • ·       Develop and present training on legal topics for non-legal audiences.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    One year experience in the following areas:

    • ·       American with Disabilities Act;
    • ·       Contested cases;
    • ·       Tribal law;
    • ·       Enforcement and reconsideration proceedings;
    • ·       Workforce and equal pay certificates of compliance; and
    • ·       Workforce and equal pay compliance audits; and
    • ·       Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and Official Records Act

    Application Details

    Why Work For Us

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    How to Apply

    Apply through your self-service account. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

    For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

    Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Jodie Segelstrom at jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.


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