MINNESOTA – LEGAL ASSISTANT
POSITION: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks two full-time legal assistants to assist representation of housing unit tenants in its Minneapolis office. Legal Aid provides legal representation to clients with low incomes, clients with disabilities, and seniors - supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc. Legal Aid enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar. Legal Aid does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include support of attorneys in litigation, interaction with clients, and case investigation. The successful applicant will help attorneys prepare for hearings and trials, obtain and manage case information, and work directly with clients.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, high self-motivation, and the ability to work well under pressure. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required. Legal training, knowledge of community resources, experience with case management software, experience with diverse populations are helpful. Proficiency in a second language is a plus, specifically Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Oromo, or Hmong.
SALARY: Full-time starting salary for the positions is $32,088 to $37,776, depending on experience. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible after positions are filled.
APPLICATIONS: Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Monday, February 12, 2018, or until position is filled.
No calls please.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.