Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Board of Directors Names New Executive Director

At their recent quarterly meeting, the board of directors for Anishinabe Legal Services recently named Cody Nelson as Executive Director.  Cody Nelson will be joining ALS fulltime in January 2017. 

Cody graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2006.  Cody is a licensed attorney in Minnesota as well as the tribal courts of Red Lake, White Earth, Mille Lacs, and Leech Lake.  He had been appointed to the board of directors for BI-CAP of Beltrami and Cass County from March 2009 to February 2016.  

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ALS seeking full time staff attorney at Main Office

FTE Staff 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 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 Forums.  Primary duties will include representation of parents in child protection matters before area Tribal Courts, housing and family law, but job duties also include handling a wide variety of civil matters before various forums. 

This attorney is expected to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position.  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:  $44,000-$50,000 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 are preferred by January 20th but will be accepted until the position is filled.

 
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Interactive Tribal Court Forms Now Available

Please see the links below for the court form you want to work with.  This information is new for public use, any comments or questions, feel free to contact: info@alslegal.org.  

For White Earth Tribal Court:
Custody Petitionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4863
Custody and Parenting Time Answerhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4997
Dissolution of Marriage with Childrenhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5583
Dissolution of Marriage without Childrenhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5599
Dissolution Answerhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5611
Motion to Modify Child Supporthttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5614
Petition for Visitationhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4977
Order for Protection Petitionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5512
Summonshttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4816
In Forma Pauperishttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4927
Certificate of Servicehttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4867 

For Leech Lake Tribal Court: 

Custody/Parenting Time Petitionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4987
Custody/Parenting Time Answerhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4993
Dissolution with Children Petitionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5579
Dissolution without Children Petitionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5586
Dissolution Answerhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5608
Affidavit of Personal Servicehttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4979
Certificate of Service by Posting or Mailhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4980
In Forma Pauperis-Custodyhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4983
In Forma Pauperis-Dissolutionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=4985
Order for Protection Petitionhttps://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/InterviewHome?templateId=5522

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Project Attorney for MN Crime VIctims Legal Services Project

 ALS seeking applicants for Staff Attorney to provide services to Minnesota Crime victims on or near the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern MN.  



 FTE Staff Attorney—MN Crime Victims Legal Services Project
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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 as well and develop and implement statewide partnerships for provision of services to victims of crime.

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 Forums.  Primary duties will include representation of eligible crime victims residing on or near the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota in various civil legal matters, as well as administrative tasks to develop and implement statewide partnerships for provision of legal services to victims of crime.  Duties include frequent travel and meetings with project partners, screening of potential clients, providing civil legal services such as court representation for clients, collaboration on trainings for providers, and other tasks. 

This attorney is expected to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position.  This attorney will also be expected to be licensed or willing to immediately become licensed before the Leech Lake Tribal Court.

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 are preferred by November 30th, but will be accepted until the position is filled.



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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Staff Attorney positions open


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 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 Forums.  Primary duties will include representation of parents in CHIPS matters before area Tribal Courts, housing and family law, but job duties also include handling a wide variety of civil matters before various forums. 

This attorney is expected to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position.  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 will be accepted until the position is filled.
 

 


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