MDLC Staff Attorney

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Job location
430 First Ave N, #300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Minnesota Disability Law Center (Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid)
Street address: 
430 First Ave N, #300
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

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

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

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 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, work on policy matters, 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 is capped at $50,750 (year 5 staff attorney level), plus benefits, including vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.

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


Preferred applicants will have accomplished written and oral advocacy skills. Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or licensed by January 2018. 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. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required. Access to reliable transportation statewide 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: 

Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: by Wednesday, January 10, 2018, or until position is filled. No calls please.

Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Salary range: 
Up to $50,750 DOE + benefits
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018