Responsibilities: The attorney will focus primarily on family law and employment law, with expansion into other practice areas within CMLS priorities. This position will involve regular litigation. The office has a commitment to service work, including litigation, community legal education and community outreach, as appropriate client needs. Travel may be required through out the nine counties served by the CMLS office in Saint Cloud.
Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the problems of marginalized communities and individuals experiencing poverty. Prior family law experience preferred. Poverty law litigation experience or law school clinical experience a plus. Candidates should be licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be a candidate for Bar admission. Attorneys admitted to practice in another state with 18 months’ employment in a poverty law office can obtain temporary pre-exam admission. Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required. Ability to speak a second language, particularly Spanish or Somali, is a plus. Demonstrated commitment to furthering principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and ability to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds is essential. Must have strong communication skills, ability to work constructively in a team setting, exhibit good judgment, ability to learn quickly and work independently, and be able to effectively handle contested hearings.
Send or e-mail resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to:
Central Minnesota Legal Services
110 6th Avenue South, Suite 205
St. Cloud, MN 56301
No Phone Calls Please