Anishinabe Legal Services is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts and Administrative Forums.
BACKGROUND: Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded 501(c)(3) organization providing free legal assistance and court representation to low-income individuals living on or near the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake Indian Reservations in Northern Minnesota. Legal services are provided through grants and contracts with federal, state and tribal governments.
RESPONSIBILITIES: ALS is looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated licensed attorney to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts and Administrative Forms. Primary duties will include representation of parents in Child Protection matters before area Tribal Courts, Housing, and Family, but job duties are likely to include handling a wide variety of civil matters before various forums.
Applicants are required to be licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota by commencement date of employment; applicants will also be expected to be licensed or willing to immediately become licensed before the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake Tribal Courts.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills, litigation skills, and have exceptional organizational skills with ability to handle a large caseload of client matters throughout a wide geographic service area. Applicants must also be able and willing to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team.
Attorneys with 5+ years of civil practice are strongly preferred, as are applicants with familiarity and experience practicing before Tribal Courts. Prior experience working within Indian County is also preferred. Native American attorneys are highly encouraged to apply.
All applicants are expected to be able to begin work immediately after hiring decision has been made, likely by May, 2013. All applicants are expected to have a valid driver’s license, insurance and automobile, as significant travel will be required as part of job duties and responsibilities.
COMPENSATION: D.O.E. Benefits include individual and family health and dental insurance, sick leave and vacation.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to ALS Co-Executive Director Cody Nelson, Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications preferred by April 15, 2013, but will be accepted until position is filled.