MDLC Attorney - Duluth 9-2016

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Job location
301 West First Street, #528
Duluth, MN 55802
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/Minnesota Disability Law Center
Street address: 
430 First Avenue North, #300
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
ZIP: 
55401
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

ATTORNEY - FULL-TIME
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/Minnesota Disability Law Center - Duluth Office

POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (MMLA/MDLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in its Duluth 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 students with disabilities and their families in special education matters. The position requires providing legal advice, and representing clients in negotiations, mediations, hearings, and state and federal court. The position will also represent clients with disabilities in accessing services from the state’s vocational rehabilitation systems, and in obtaining community-based services. 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 $52,250. Benefits include family health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, and vacation.

STARTING DATE: November 2016

Requirements: 

Preferred applicants will have up to seven 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. 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: http://bit.ly/100PDwU by October 14, 2016. Please indicate that you are applying for the MDLC Duluth attorney position in your cover letter.

No calls please.

Notes: 
MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Salary range: 
Depending on experience, but will not exceed $52,250.
Expiration date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016