Domestic Violence Court Project Attorney

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110 - 6th Avenue South, #200
St. Cloud, MN 56302
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Street address: 
110 - 6th Avenue South, #200
St. Cloud
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is seeking a staff attorney for the Domestic Violence Court Project based in its St. Cloud office.

Background: MMLA’s St. Cloud office is a nine-attorney office which provides civil representation to low-income people in seven primarily rural counties. The office receives funding from a variety of public and private sources and enjoys strong support from the organized bar. St. Cloud is a city of 66,000, located on the Mississippi River, about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis - St. Paul. There are three colleges and universities in the community, increasing the availability of a variety of speakers and cultural events. The Stearns County Domestic Violence Court Project is a nationally recognized effort to address domestic violence by providing intensive services to victims, while holding offenders accountable.

Responsibilities: The attorney will provide assistance to low income individuals on family law and other civil law issues. Representation can include service work, complex litigation, legislative/administrative advocacy, project development, and community education as appropriate to client and office needs.


Qualifications: Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and victims of domestic violence is required. This position requires the ability to work positively with the Domestic Violence Court Project team which includes the Stearns County Attorney, domestic violence advocates, court personnel, law enforcement, and others. Family law experience, criminal law experience, and experience working with victims of domestic violence is strongly preferred. Applicant must be licensed or willing to take the next bar exam. Attorneys admitted in states other than Minnesota can get temporary pre-exam admission. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences and second language ability are a plus. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

To apply: 

Applications: Submit cover letter and resume online at:

Deadline: March 10, 2016, or until position is filled.

Salary range is based upon bar admission, D.O.E based on MMLA salary schedule. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER No Agencies. No Calls.
Salary range: 
$47,000 - $54,200
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016