Volunteer Attorney Coordinator

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Job location
830 W Saint Germain St
St Cloud, MN 56301
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Central Minnesota Legal Services
Street address: 
111 North 5th Street
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, the Volunteer Attorney Coordinator will: conduct client interviews and determine client eligibility based on program guidelines; screen and refer cases to volunteer and contract attorneys; recruit, coordinate, support, and recognize volunteer attorneys; build and maintain relationships with the local bar, judiciary, and community resources; administer legal advice clinics throughout the 10 county service area; maintain files and follow up with volunteer attorneys regarding case status; assist with the planning, organizing and administration of community legal education events in the service area. The Volunteer Attorney Coordinator will have other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the program. It is anticipated that some clinic activities and bar association activities will occur remotely and some activities will be in-person.


Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the problems and needs of low income and vulnerable persons. Demonstrated commitment to furthering principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the ability to work with people from other cultural backgrounds is essential. Familiarity with the Minnesota state court system and the legal needs of low-income clients. Previous paralegal experience, bachelor’s, certification or degree in paralegal studies, or law, or other related studies preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational, time management and administrative skills. Strong proficiency in computer applications, including MS Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Spanish or Somali language abilities a plus.

To apply: 

Starting Date: September 1, 2021, or earlier if possible.

Application Deadline: July 30, 2021, but may be accepted until position is filled.

Applications: Submit resume, cover, letter, and three job-related references online at:


No Phone Calls Please

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Full time D.O.E. up to $40,364 based on CMLS Salary Schedule, with a generous benefits package, including, medical, flex spending accounts, 403(b), and life insurance. Work related mileage is reimbursed at IRS rate.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, July 30, 2021