Staff Attorneys - Medical-Legal Partnerships

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430 First Avenue North, #300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Street address: 
430 First Avenue North, #300
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
ZIP: 
55401
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

STAFF ATTORNEYS for MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIPS

POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks two full-time staff attorneys for its Minneapolis office. The attorneys will help create, develop, and staff two new medical-legal partnerships. One partnership is with Children’s Hospital and the other is with NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center.

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 living in Hennepin County. Legal Aid’s focus is to provide the legal help needed so that its clients can meet their most basic needs such as access to safe and secure housing, safety from domestic violence, access to government programs that provide baseline cash and food support, and access to health care.

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 medical-legal partnership staff attorney will support Legal Aid’s work with the partner clinic or hospital. The attorney will work with the health care team at the host site to identify patients whose health is negatively affected by a situation that could be improved through legal intervention. The attorney then will facilitate Legal Aid’s representation of these clients by providing the needed legal services, placing the case with a Legal Aid colleague or pro bono partner, or providing referrals. The attorney will maintain a presence both at the host site and at Legal Aid’s main office. These positions are extremely rewarding and provide an opportunity for significant creativity, professional development across substantive practice areas, and extensive client/community contact.

SALARY: Up to year 7 on Legal Aid’s salary schedule ($50,016 to $56,640) depending on experience. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible after positions are filled.

Requirements: 

Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota and have:

1) Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;
2) Ability to effectively communicate, motivate others, and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people with varying perspectives, experience, and expertise;
3) Desire and ability to practice across substantive law areas and to assume a varied case load;
4) Ability to balance the independence necessary to maintain two offices with the teamwork needed to keep both Legal Aid and the host informed as to clients’ needs and partnership developments;
5) Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and
6) Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

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

To apply: 

Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Tuesday, January 9, 2018, or until positions are filled.

No calls please.

Notes: 
Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Salary range: 
To $56,640 DOE
Expiration date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018