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  • 27 Dec 2017 9:16 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Stinson Leonard Street

    Associate Attorney– Energy, Environmental, Mining, and Transportation Division

    Minneapolis, MN

     

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an Associate with one to four years of experience to join the Energy, Environmental, Mining, and Transportation Division, in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office. 

    Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice in or eligible for admission without examination to Minnesota. The candidate must have one to four years of experience in environmental law, with a preference for such experience in mining, energy or transportation.  Qualified applicants will possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.  Federal judicial clerkship experience also a plus.

    Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, and writing sample by e-mail to:

    Anna Lloyd

    Attorney Recruiting Manager

    Stinson Leonard Street

    1201 Walnut ST, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    recruiting@stinson.com

    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

    For information about Stinson Leonard Street, visit us at www.stinson.com.


  • 20 Dec 2017 11:26 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:

    Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) is a private non-profit organization affiliated with the Hennepin County Bar Association.  VLN provides free advice and legal representation to low-income individuals through volunteer attorneys, interpreters and other legal professionals.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    VLN seeks a .75FTE attorney to support the provision of legal services and legal education to immigrant communities in Minnesota.

    This is a one-year term position which may be extended depending on funding.

    Job duties include:

    Primary duties and responsibilities

    • Conduct outreach, create collaborations and work in partnership with other legal and social services organizations that serve the immigrant community in Minnesota.
    • Perform outreach directly to immigrant populations in Minnesota.
    • Develop, coordinate and present community legal education presentations at organizations, churches and meeting spaces within the immigrant community;
    • Schedule and coordinate legal workshops for people at risk of arrest, detention or deportation;
    • Recruit, train, mentor and supervise volunteer attorneys providing legal education, advice and brief services to target populations;
    • Provide limited direct legal services to immigration clients;
    • Assist in the development of new programming to respond to changes in immigration laws, regulations and procedures.

    Qualifications:

    • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota
    • Immigration law experience
    • Family law experience preferred
    • Knowledge of community and social service resources for immigrant communities preferred
    • Proficiency in a second language preferred
    • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required
    • Demonstrated commitment to access to justice and/or serving low-income communities and communities of color
    • Must have valid driver’s license and ability to travel.  

    Salary DOQ plus benefits. 

    VLN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factors prohibited by applicable law.

     

    Those with diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are encouraged to apply.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Mail resume and cover letter to hradmin@vlnmn.org

    No phone calls please.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  January 31, 2018


  • 19 Dec 2017 8:39 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Judicial Law Clerk

     
    Salary 
    $52,032.96 Annually
    Location 
    Second Judicial District - St. Paul, MN
    Job Type
    Full-time, Monday-Friday, Regular
    Department
    Second Judicial District
    Job Number
    04310-00292750
    Closing
    12/26/2017 10:00 AM Central
    Description

    The Second Judicial District is accepting applications for a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Sophia Vuelo. The law clerk performs administrative, courtroom, and legal research/writing functions under the direct supervision of a district court judge.
     
    Example of Duties

    Assists in the day-to-day management of the Judge's office and maintains the Judge's daily schedule and responds to inquiries. Conducts legal research and prepares written reports, memoranda, orders, judgments and decrees. Prepares various documents related to judicial duties; attends all court sessions and performs court related duties such as recording necessary case information and maintaining records attendant to court proceedings. Ensures that all files, complaints, and other papers are available when needed and in proper order. Performs duties associated with the selection and management of the jury during jury trials; performs courtroom duties including calling calendars, administering oaths and swearing in jury panels and witnesses. Assists in various court proceedings such as motions, pretrial and trial; performs other administrative and clerical functions as required.

    Typical Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:
     

    • Graduation from law school and/or licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
    • Good, practical, analytical legal research and writing abilities;
    • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Westlaw and Microsoft Word or other word processing programs;
    • Ability to organize and manage own work with minimum supervision;
    • Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks simultaneously;
    • Strong sense of professionalism,
    • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with court personnel, attorneys, the public and media.
    • Experience clerking in the City Attorney's, County Attorney's, Public Defender's Office or experience clerking in a courtroom setting a plus.
      
    Successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check.
     
    Supplemental Information

    TO APPLY:  Apply online at www.mncourts.gov.   In addition to completing the online application, please upload and attach a one page cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample (no more than ten (10) pages).

    The 2nd Judicial District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principles of diversity. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities and persons from diverse backgrounds.
     
     

    Agency
    Minnesota Judicial Branch
    Address
    25 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

    St Paul, Minnesota, 55155.
    Phone
    651/284-3863 


  • 11 Dec 2017 4:39 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)
    Job Title: Assistant City Attorney I - Criminal Division
    Salary: $80,946.00 - $106,551.00 Annually
    Job Type: Full-time
    Department: Attorney
    Location: City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Vacancies: 2
    Closing Date/Time:   Thu. 12/21/17 11:59 PM Central Time
    Posting Type: Open to the public
     

    Print Job Information | Apply  


    Position Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions

     

    Under general supervision of a Supervising Criminal Attorney, the Assistant City Attorney I Criminal position performs professional legal work of ordinary difficulty and complexity.  An Assistant City Attorney I Criminal position prepares and tries petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor cases.  There currently are two full-time vacancies to be filled in the Criminal Division of the City Attorney's Office.
     Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Prepare and handle arraignments, pre-trials, trials and other appearances on petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor cases.
    • Draft and prepare criminal complaints, prepare written motions, memoranda and appellate briefs.
    • Work with investigators, victim/witness assistants, and paralegals to prepare cases for trial.
    • Argue motions, appellate issues, and cases at trial.
    • Respond to inquiries from law enforcement, criminal justice partners, and members of the public.
    • Conduct legal research related to criminal law issues as required.
    • Advise law enforcement personnel and City departments.
    • Prepare appeals of district court decisions.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Working Conditions: Office and courtroom.
     
     Required Qualifications:
    Required Education: Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.

    License: Licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota at time of hire and throughout employment with the City Attorney's Office.

    *Note:  Be prepared to produce proof of this required license when asked.  Being hired and continued employment is contingent upon it.

    Application Submission Requirements: 
    ALL applicants MUST submit completed:
    • City of Minneapolis online application through TeamMinneapolis.
    • Cover letter and resume.
    • Writing sample listed under "Required Qualifications."
    • Screening questions listed in the online application must be answered.

    Writing Sample: You must submit a sample of legal writing, including but not necessarily limited to an excerpt from a brief or memorandum, along with the required City application.  Your sample must not exceed six pages.

    Selection Process:  
    Each candidate will be evaluated using any one or any combination of the following methods:  an evaluation of the candidate's related education and/or experience, responses to screening questions, responses at an oral examination and responses at an oral interview.  The employer reserves the right to limit the number included in any phase of the hiring process.  Interviews may also include work simulation or situational exercises. 
     
    Background Check:
    The City has determined that a full, criminal background check (CJIS) and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title.  Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought.  Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.
     
    In compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (41 U.S.C. Section 701-708) and regulations promulgated at 45 CFR Part 76, Subpart F, the city of Minneapolis prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance in its workplace and certifies that it has otherwise complied with the drug free workplace requirements contained in 45 CFR Part 76, Subpart F Sections 76.630 (c) and (d)(2) and 76.645(a)(1) and (b).  As a condition of employment, the employee agrees to notify the city of Minneapolis of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5 days after such conviction and agrees to comply with the city of Minneapolis' Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.                              
     
    Union Representation:
    This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the AFSCME City Attorney.

    The eligible list created for this exam will expire 3 months after being established.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Thorough understanding of criminal law, the rules of criminal procedure, and the rules of evidence.
    • Knowledge of local ordinances, state laws, established precedents and sources of legal reference.
    • Ability to deal respectfully and effectively with people from all cultures.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to use on-line legal resources such as Westlaw.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    The following are desired:
    • Experience in representing a public entity as a lawyer or student attorney.
    • Contributor to, or editor of, a law review or law journal.
    • Jury or court trial experience, particularly in criminal cases.
    • Experience in a judicial clerkship.
    • Experience in researching and drafting legal memoranda and/or motions.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Fluency in a foreign language (e.g., those used by the City's immigrant and refugee population such as Hmong, Lao, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese).


  • 11 Dec 2017 4:33 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota seeks a self-motivated, creative, and experienced Staff Attorney to focus on policing practices, voting-rights restoration, impact litigation and general litigation. The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director.

    For over 60 years, the ACLU-MN has been a guardian of liberty, working in courts, the Minnesota Legislature, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and Minnesota. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU-MN takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than 40,000 members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU-MN is a strong and growing affiliate of the National ACLU, which fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.

    The candidate should have a deep commitment to and passion for ensuring civil liberties for everyone and an understanding and ability to fight for advancing equity and social justice in partnership with community allies.

    Position Overview

    Under the direction of the Legal Director, the Staff Attorney will litigate cases and participate in non-litigation advocacy to advance civil liberties in Minnesota, with a particular emphasis on challenging discriminatory and unconstitutional policing practices, as well as restoring voting rights to those who have been unfairly excluded from our democratic process. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for investigating, filing, and litigating civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts. This includes legal research, investigative work, identifying and establishing relationships with clients, drafting pleadings, discovery and motion practice, and handling trials and appeals.

    The Staff Attorney will maintain an active docket of their own cases, with assistance, when possible, from outside cooperating attorneys, as well as helping to supervise and mentor interns and volunteers. 

    The Staff Attorney will also have non-litigation advocacy responsibilities including: creating and supporting partnerships with community organizations, community education through outreach and “know your rights” presentations, public speaking, media interviews, and writing op-eds, newsletter articles and reports.

    The ideal candidate will have prior successful experience representing and/or working with communities of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities and/or other populations served by the ACLU.

    Travel, as well as occasional work on nights and weekends, will be necessary. Along with all employees, the staff attorney is expected to help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Legal

    1.  Research, investigate, develop and litigate impact litigation in state and federal court to protect civil liberties and civil rights cases. This includes conducting factual and legal research, preparing memoranda, writing demand letters, drafting pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery, arguing motions, trying cases, writing appellate briefs, presenting oral arguments on appeal, and writing amicus briefs

    2. Research, investigate and develop impact litigation to support the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures in violation of the U.S. and Minnesota Constitutions

    3. Develop advocacy and impact litigation aimed at restoring voting rights to felons and others unfairly excluded for participating in our democracy

    4. Supervise, lead, or participate in teams of associated attorneys; co-counsel cases with other public interest groups

    5. Recruit and work with volunteer attorneys
    Review, comment and edit letters and briefs of co-counsel and other staff

    6. Develop legal strategy and long-term strategic priorities with senior ACLU-MN 

    Advocacy/Public Education

    1.  Work with other ACLU-MN staff to implement integrated-advocacy campaigns and high-impact strategies using ACLU-MN’s communication, legislative, education/organizing and legal programs

    2. Provide strategic leadership and technical assistance to advocates and grass-roots organizers

    3. Engage with the community through building and nurturing relationships and participating in regular conversations with community members, partners and leaders

    Administration, Coordination and Support

    1.   Contribute to the maintenance of the legal docket

    2. Ensure that all pleadings are filed timely and according to court rules

    3. Supervise law students and interns 

    Qualifications

    1.  A strong understanding of, and demonstrated passion for, civil liberties, civil rights and the mission of the ACLU, preferably with experience in non-profit advocacy or other community-based groups

    2. Juris Doctorate and at least three to five years of litigation experience, preferably with experience with federal litigation raising civil liberties and civil rights issues

    3. Admitted to practice and in good standing in the Minnesota Supreme Court (or eligible for admission within six months of hire date)

    4. Experience working effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff, coalitions, and community groups

    5. Excellent skills in legal research and writing; complex legal analysis; interviewing and fact investigation; oral advocacy; negotiation; and interpersonal communication

    6. A commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance.

    The ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications:

    1.  Experience in non-profit advocacy or with other community-based groups

    2. Knowledge of languages likely to be spoken by clients with limited English proficiency is preferable

    3. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with community organizations and coalitions

    4. Ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate them effectively to diverse audiences including: elected officials, attorneys, judges, advocates, impacted communities, supporters, the media and the general public

    5. Highly self-motivated, organized, and adaptable
     

    Salary & Benefits

    Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including health insurance and a 401(k) plan.

    Application Procedure

    Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for five references, and a writing sample of no more than five pages by e-mail to legal@aclu-mn.org with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

    Please indicate where you learned of this career opportunity.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU-MN reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU-MN is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-MN encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

    The ACLU-MN undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

    We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: hrjobsincl@aclu-mn.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

    The ACLU-MN comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the ACLU of Minnesota Foundation. Both entities are organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU-MN has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU-MN.”

    Apply here.


  • 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.

     

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