Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Job Announcement: FTE Attorney position

 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-$55,000 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 April 10th but will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ALS celebrates 50th anniversary, 1st open house in Naytahwaush on March 18





OPEN HOUSE and
BOARD MEETING
Come meet ALS board members and learn about new
projects!  Plus receive a free gift from us!

Naytahwaush Sports Complex Gym
March 18, 2017
Meeting at 10:00 am.  Open House 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Snacks and beverages provided

 
Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)  is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization providing free civil legal services and legal education to eligible individuals living on or near the Red Lake, Leech Lake, and White Earth Indian Reservations.  ALS was formed by concerned community members in 1967 and was the first ever Indian Legal Services Organization in the Country!  Contact: 1-800-422-1335 or (218) 335-2223 for more info.





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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Part-time Receptionist/Secretary at Main Office


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Anishinabe Legal Services is seeking a part-time receptionist/secretary at the Main Office in Cass Lake.

BACKGROUND:  Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is a Legal Services Corporation 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 qualified and highly motivated individual to provide receptionist/secretarial duties in a busy law office.  Duties include: answering and routing phone calls, greeting and screening visitors, recording client information in computer case management system, processing mail, ordering of office supplies, and other office duties such as: support to advocate staff, filing, shredding, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, typing skills, familiarity with office equipment such as multi-function copiers, scanning, faxing, etc.  Applicants must be friendly and able to follow directions.  Hands-on training is provided.

COMPENSATION:  $10.25/hr up to 30 hours per week.  No benefits available for part-time individuals, but position may become full-time with benefits in the near future.

TO APPLY:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Jeannie Smith at: Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email application materials to jsmith@alslegal.org.   Applications are preferred by February 7th but will be accepted until the position is filled.

 


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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.  

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.

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.

 
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.