Thursday, August 25, 2016

Looking for Staff Attorney at Main Office

FTE: Staff Attorney-Social Security Disability, Consumer Law, School Law and Tribal Law
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Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is seeking a full-time Attorney to provide direct services/case-handling duties to vulnerable adults and/or children.

BACKGROUND:  Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is an Indian Legal Services 501(c)(3) organization providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals living on or near the Anishinabe Reservations located in North Central Minnesota through grants and contracts with federal, state and tribal governments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  ALS is looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services for clients before administrative agencies and Tribal Courts throughout the Anishinabe Reservations in North Central Minnesota.

The staff attorney will be responsible to provide direct legal services to low income individuals specifically with their disability benefits including obtaining federal disability benefits through the reconsideration and appeals processes, but also handling overpayments and cessation cases, as well as other legal matters related to consumer law, school law, and tribal law.

This attorney is expected to be licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position; this attorney is also 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 civil practice are strongly preferred, as are applicants with familiarity and experience with practicing before Administrative Forums, specifically with Social Security Disability appeals, and Tribal Courts.  Prior experience working within Indian Country is also preferred.  Native American attorneys are highly encouraged to apply.  EEO, M/F/H.

All applicants are expected to be able to begin work immediately after hiring decision has been made.  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 insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off and life insurance. 

TO APPLY:  Please send a cover letter and resume, along with writing sample and three (3) references to ALS Administrative Director, Chari LaDuke-Clark, Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email required application materials to claduke-clark@alslegal.org.  Applications preferred by Sept. 19th but will be accepted until the position is filled.


 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ALS wants to host a Fellow!

FELLOWSHIP HOST ORGANIZATION – ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION PROJECT

Anishinabe Legal Services
Date Posted: 08/23/2016
Practice Areas: Native American Law, Elder Law, Domestic Abuse

About Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS):  ALS is the first Native American Legal Services organization in the United States, going on 50 years of service to the Native communities in North Central Minnesota.  ALS primarily provides civil legal representation to individuals at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline.  In addition to providing individual representation, ALS also seeks to enhance tribal sovereignty by providing services within the tribal court. 

Opportunity:
ALS is seeking to host law students or recent graduates for Equal Justice Works Fellowships beginning in September 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in Native American and/or Elder Law to make a difference in the lives of those at-risk.  Project duties would include direct representation of elders, outreach activities, collaboration with resource programs, tribal code review and drafting, etc.  Interested candidates should contact the Administrative Director to discuss their ideas and experience or interest.

Responsibilities
Conduct intake interviews with potential clients

Research and write documents in support of casework, litigation efforts, and outreach

JD anticipated by May 2017, recent law graduate, or an experienced attorney seeking to
make a career change to public interest work

Strong writing skills

Experience working with Native Americans, Elders, or other vulnerable individuals

Knowledge of Native American Law and jurisdiction is a plus

Must be highly organized and motivated, able to multi-task, manage a high volume
workload, a strong team-player, and have excellent time management skills

Salary
$44k - $50k/year plus benefits and potential Loan Repayment Assistance.

Interested Applicants:
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Chari at claduke-clark@alslegal.org as soon as possible.  The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is due mid-Sept. 2016 for a fellowship of up to 2 years beginning Sept. 2017. ALS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.



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Monday, April 18, 2016

ALS hires attorney to fill White Earth office vacancy

ALS recently interviewed and selected Steven Campbell to fill the staff attorney vacancy at the White Earth Satellite office.  Steve brings to ALS 27 years of experience in Indian Law.  His anticipated start date is mid-May.  More information and biography coming soon.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ALS seeking applications to fill an attorney position at the White Earth Satellite office

FTE Staff Attorney-Anishinabe Legal Services White Earth Reservation Office

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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 on or near the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.

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 along with foundational support.

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 on or near the White Earth Reservation.  Primary duties will include representation of parents in CHIPS matters before area Tribal Courts, housing and family law, but job duties are likely to include handling a wide variety of civil matters before various forums.  The attorney will be primarily housed out of ALS’ White Earth Reservation office located in the village of White Earth, Minnesota.

This attorney is expected to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position, or have taken the February 2016 Minnesota bar exam.  This attorney 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, 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 3+ years of civil practice are strongly preferred, as are applicants with familiarity and experience practicing before Tribal Courts.  Prior experience working within Indian Country is also strongly preferred.  Native American attorneys are highly encouraged to apply.

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, paid time off, and life insurance.

 
TO APPLY:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Chari LaDuke-Clark at: Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email application materials to claduke-clark@alslegal.org.   Applications preferred by March 18th, 2016 but will be accepted until the position is filled.



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

2nd quarterly board meeting for 2015



June 27th, 2015 at 10:00 am


Anishinabe Legal Services


Main Office

411 1st Street NW


Cass Lake, MN 56633
 
The public is invited. ALS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  ALS provides free civil legal services to low-income Native Americans who live on the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake Indian Reservations.

 


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