MDLC Attorney 10-2016

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Job location
430 1st Avenue North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/Minnesota Disability Law Center
Street address: 
430 1st Avenue North, Suite 300
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (MMLA/MDLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in its Minneapolis office beginning November 2016.

BACKGROUND: MDLC is a statewide program of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) 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 Duluth, Fertile, and Mankato.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will represent individuals with disabilities in a wide spectrum of discrimination matters and in obtaining community-based services. The position requires providing legal advice, and representing clients in negotiations, mediations, hearings, and state and federal court. The position will conduct trainings, participate in outreach activities, and monitor sites that serve individuals with disabilities. The position will work with pro bono partners and in-house volunteers. In-state travel will be required.

COMPENSATION: The salary will depend on experience, but will not exceed $50,750. Benefits include family health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, and vacation.

STARTING DATE: December 2016.


Preferred applicants will have up to five years of legal experience and have accomplished written and oral advocacy skills. Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or licensed by November 2016. Concern for the needs and rights of people with disabilities is required. The position also requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Access to reliable transportation statewide is required. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required. Knowledge of disability law as well as familiarity with service systems is desired. Experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is desired. Second language skills and experiences with diverse economic, social, or cultural communities are also a plus.

To apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter explaining interest in the position and should be submitted online at: by November 10, 2016. Please indicate that you are applying for the MDLC Minneapolis staff attorney position in your cover letter. No calls please.

MMLA/Minnesota Disability Law Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Salary range: 
Up to $50,750 DOE
Submission deadline: 
Friday, November 25, 2016