Staff Attorney - Family Law

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Job location
Apple Valley, MN 55124
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd.
Street address: 
7300 147th St. W., Suite 401
Apple Valley
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd. (LADC) seeks a full-time attorney to provide direct client representation low-income clients, primarily in family law, but may also provide housing and consumer advice.

BACKGROUND: Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd., is a non-profit law office that provides free legal help in civil matters, primarily in family law, to low-income residents of Dakota County. LADC is funded by county, state and local grants and donations. Founded in 1972, LADC has excellent relationships with the local bench, private bar, and other Minnesota Legal Service Coalition programs in providing access to justice. LADC also has strong partnerships with social services providers in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The attorney in this position will provide direct client representation to low-income persons in Dakota County courts, primarily in family law. The position will also involve other duties as assigned to meet organization, office, and client needs.


Applicants must be licensed to practice in Minnesota and have experience with family law and serving the needs of low-income and diverse client populations, especially victims of domestic violence and/or immigrants. Family law practice and/or clerkship experience is preferred. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills, litigation skills, good judgment, and the ability to work well with others in a small office. Fluency in a second language prevalent in the communities we serve is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

To apply: 

Applications should include a resume, a letter explaining interest in the position, and the contact information for three professional references, saved as a single document. Applications preferred by February 1, 2022, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials should be directed to Sharon Jones, Executive Director, Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd., 7300 147th St., Suite 401, Apple Valley, MN 55124, by email: [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$60,000 and up, depending on experience. Benefits include vacation, paid time off, employer-paid health insurance, and unmatched 401(k).
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022