Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Minneapolis office as part of the Immigration Law Project (ILP) The ILP provides legal representation to clients in a full range of immigration contexts, including removal work, adjustment of status, applications for citizenship, and VAWA-based cases (U and T visas).
- Apply the principles of Legal Aid’s Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions
- Provide full representation to individuals in immigration court in both detained and non-detained cases, including:
- Preparing and submitting written pleadings, motions, and appropriate applications for relief from removal
- Preparing clients, witnesses, and experts for individual hearings
- Submitting appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals when appropriate
- Provide full representation to people in affirmative immigration cases, including:
- Preparing and submitting applications to USCIS
- Maintaining contact with clients throughout representation
- Provide legal advice to clients regarding options to apply for an immigration benefit
- Assess criminal records and advise clients on immigration consequences
- Conduct community outreach for local organizations within our service area on immigration-related topics
- Assist ILP in grant proposals, reports, and data maintenance
- Maintain a case load of both court and benefits cases, analyzing each case and resolving legal issues in a timely manner
- Maintain compliance with Legal Aid’s legal work protocols, grant requirements, and ethical obligations
- Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or sat for the July 2021 bar exam
- Demonstrated commitment to the needs of people with low incomes and clients with complicated and traumatic histories
- Ability to adapt to changing immigration laws, procedures, and policies
- Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to collaborate with others while also working independently
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office required
- Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred
- Second language ability, particularly in Spanish or Somali, preferred
SALARY: $53,500 to $60,500 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits
APPLICATIONS: Submit resume, cover letter expressing interest in the position, and three job-related references online at https://mylegalaid.org/employment by October 14th, 2021, or until position is filled.
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Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.