Housing/Family Law Attorney

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Job location
110 - 6th Avenue South, Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56302
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Street address: 
430 First Avenue North, Suite 300
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
ZIP: 
55401
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid Attorney – Housing/Family Law – St. Cloud

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is seeking a housing/family law attorney for its St. Cloud office.

Background: MMLA’s St. Cloud office provides civil representation to low-income people in nine central Minnesota rural counties. Senior Law and Health Care Outreach are provided in additional counties. The office receives funding from a variety of public and private sources and enjoys strong support from the organized bar. MMLA does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation. St. Cloud is a city of 67,000 and is located 65 miles west of Minneapolis/St. Paul. There are three area colleges, community theaters, a thriving arts community, and easy access to state parks and the Lake Wobegon Bike Trail.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This attorney will provide representation to low-income people facing housing or family law issues. Representation of low income individuals can include service work, complex litigation, policy advocacy, outreach, and community education as appropriate to client, project, and office needs.

Requirements: 

Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and victims of sexual assault/domestic violence is required. This position requires the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients. Second language ability, particularly Spanish or Somali, is a plus. Attorney applicants must be licensed. Attorneys admitted in states other than Minnesota can get temporary pre-exam admission. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

To apply: 

Applications preferred by November 16, 2016. Starting date will be negotiated based upon applicant and office needs. Cover letter and resume should be submitted online at: http://bit.ly/100PDwU.

No agencies. No calls.

Notes: 
Salary based on MMLA salary schedule. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Salary range: 
$47,000-$53,000 upon bar admission, D.O.E.
Expiration date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016