Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Seeking Fulltime Attorney

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, along with generous funding support from various foundations.

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 Forums.  This attorney will be housed out of our main administrative office on the Leech Lake Reservation in Cass Lake, Minnesota.  Primary duties will include handling a wide variety of civil matters before State and Tribal Courts.

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 exceptionally 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 3+ years of civil practice are strongly preferred, as are applicants with familiarity and experience with practicing before 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 the hiring decision has been made, likely by the end of February 2020.  All applicants are expected to have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and automobile.

COMPENSATION:  D.O.E.  Generous benefit package includes 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 ALS Executive Director Cody Nelson, at: Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email application materials to cnelson@alslegal.org.   Applications preferred by February 7th, 2020 but will be accepted until the position is filled.




Disclaimer: The use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. The information on this site is not legal advice. Legal advice depends on specific facts and circumstances. This website provides general information only. You should contact an attorney if you need specific legal advice or help.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Consider Supporting ALS's building Project!

You may have heard by now, but ALS is working on securing funds to purchase a new building.  


411 1st Street NW, Cass Lake, Minnesota

ALS is seeking partners for this big project!  If you are interested in learning more about ALS's building needs, or would like to support general operations, please reach out to Cody Nelson, Executive Director, or Chari LaDuke-Clark, Administrative Director, by contacting the main office: 218-335-2223, or by email: cnelson@alslegal.org or claduke-clark@alslegal.org.
  


We appreciate your interest in our building needs!  Below is a floor plan design for the future Main Office.  We are excited for an opportunity to provide free legal services to individuals in an environment that is safe for clients and staff alike, as well as energy efficient and inviting for the public.  

Our projected timelines for now have program staff relocating this summer to temporary office spacing which will be announced at a later time.  The building will be primarily built in a factory offsite.  During the relocation, our current facility which is over 130 years old will be demolished.  Contractors will come in to pour fresh new foundation and later the building will be transported on site. 



CHI-MIIGWECH!

(Big Thanks!)

To visit ALS's gofundme page click here: https://www.gofundme.com/anishinabe-legal-services-needs-a-new-home  

Disclaimer: The use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. The information on this site is not legal advice. Legal advice depends on specific facts and circumstances. This website provides general information only. You should contact an attorney if you need specific legal advice or help.







Disclaimer: The use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. The information on this site is not legal advice. Legal advice depends on specific facts and circumstances. This website provides general information only. You should contact an attorney if you need specific legal advice or help.