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Company Name : Central Minnesota Legal Services
Company Location : Minneapolis, MN 55403
Job Position : Staff Attorneys
Job Category : Jobs in Minnesota
Job Description :
Central Minnesota Legal Services seeks to hire full-time staff attorneys in its Minneapolis office.
Responsibilities: The attorneys will focus primarily on family law and/or housing law, with expansion into
another practice area within CMLS priorities. These positions will involve litigation, primarily in family court
and housing court. One of the attorneys hired will participate in a special eviction court project in Anoka
County, a project that involves working with several community partners.
Background: The mission of Central Minnesota Legal Services is to increase access to justice by providing
high quality legal services to individuals experiencing poverty, challenging inequities, and empowering
community members to participate in our civil legal system.
CMLS is a three-office program providing free legal representation to low-income clients in 21 counties in
central Minnesota. The Minneapolis office serves Anoka and Hennepin Counties. Minneapolis attorneys will
spend some time at a new satellite office in Anoka, likely one day per week.
CMLS is funded primarily by federal and state grants. CMLS also has other funding sources to provide civil
legal services to specific low-income populations in its service area. CMLS enjoys a good rapport with, and
strong support from, the organized bar and the local judiciary.
Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the problems of marginalized communities and
individuals experiencing poverty. Prior experience with family law or housing law 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 backgrounds are essential. We strongly encourage candidates of all
identities, experiences, and communities to apply. We welcome information about how your experience can
contribute to serving our diverse client community. 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.
Salary: $60,000 -$72,258 D.O.E. pursuant to the CMLS salary schedule. Excellent benefits. Remote work
available in a hybrid weekly schedule.
Starting Date: Negotiable
Application: Send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to:
Central Minnesota Legal Services
111 North Fifth Street, Suite 402
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1604
Email applications: [email protected]
No Phone Calls Please
Central Minnesota Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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