Thursday, December 13, 2018

Seeking Paralegal/Non Attorney Advocate for disability clients


FTE: Paralegal/Non-attorney Advocate, Main Office

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Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is seeking a full-time Paralegal/Non-attorney advocate to provide direct services and case-handling duties for vulnerable adults, disabled individuals, and/or children.

BACKGROUND:  Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is an Indian Legal Services non-profit 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 highly motivated Paralegal/Non-Attorney Advocate to provide direct legal services for clients before administrative agencies throughout the Anishinabe Reservations in North Central Minnesota under the supervision of an attorney.  The advocate hired will be responsible to provide direct legal services to low income individuals specifically with their disability benefits including obtaining federal disability benefits through the application, 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.

The advocate will also be required to participate in outreach activities for successful advocacy for clients including preparing newsletter articles and networking with other agency providers.  Knowledge of the Social Security Administration’s current practices and resources is helpful.  Prior experience working under the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model is preferred, but agency will train a qualified applicant.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified individuals must possess strong oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills, and have great organizational skills with ability to handle a large caseload of client matters throughout a wide geographic service area.  Applicants must be motivated and also be able and willing to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team.

Applicants with familiarity and experience practicing before Administrative Forums, specifically with Social Security Disability benefits cases or are SOAR certified, are preferred.  Native American individuals are highly encouraged to apply.  EEO, M/F/H.

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:  $32,000-$38,000 D.O.E. Benefits include paid individual and family health insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, flex scheduling, and life insurance.  

TO APPLY:  Please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to ALS Executive 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 January 4th but will be accepted until the position is filled.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

EXPIRED 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 on or near the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota.

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 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 the White Earth Tribal Court, civil commitment defense, and landlord/tenant law.  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 the anticipated start date of position, or have taken the July 2018 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:  $45,000 + D.O.E.  Employer paid benefits include individual and family health and dental insurance, paid time off, flex scheduling, and life insurance.  Loan repayment assistance may be available for eligible attorneys.

TO APPLY:  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to ALS Executive Director Cody Nelson at cnelson@alslegal.org.  Applications are preferred by August 31st, 2018, but will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

EXPIRED: Seeking qualified applicants for Fulltime Attorney Position serving the White Earth Community



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 on or near the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.

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 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 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:  $45,000 + D.O.E.  Employer paid benefits include individual and family health and dental insurance, paid time off, flex scheduling, and life insurance.  Loan repayment assistance may be available for eligible individuals.

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 February 9th, 2018 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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

EXPIRED:Hiring Financial Administrator/Office Manager





Anishinabe Legal Services seeks a Financial Administrator/Office Manager at the Main Office in Cass Lake, Minnesota. 


Background: Anishinabe Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides civil legal services to the low income communities of White Earth, Leech Lake, and Red Lake Reservations.  The program receives a variety of grants and contracts from federal, state, tribal and private sources.


A qualified candidate will work directly with Program Management and the board of directors supporting the organization in the following areas:


Office Manager: general office duties such as ordering office supplies and building maintenance, overseeing program Intake, supervising support staff, maintaining program administrative files, grant activity reports and data collection, and other duties as assigned by program directors including general accounting duties. 


General Accounting: Verifies and post transactions to journals, ledger and other records. Handles balancing and reconciliations of sub account activity. Prepares analysis and audit work papers; and monitoring cash flow. Accounts Payable: Oversees all aspects of accounts payable, Processes/posts a variety of accounting transactions such as invoices, payments, and expenses in accordance with department procedures. Maintains accounting files. Checks and verifies accounting data; enters data into computerized accounting system and uses system to research questions and generate reports.

Interacts with program staff; Grants Billing: Processes and submits billings for reimbursement from various sources; verifies for accuracy to budget and completeness, signatures and assembly in accordance with reimbursing agency requirements; provides information of billing activity to grant management staff and for budgeting; and performs related duties as required.


Qualifications: An associates’ degree in accounting or business management.   Prior work experience is necessary.  Nonprofit experience a plus.  A people oriented personality is essential, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.  Knowledge of excel, outlook, word and familiarity with accounting software is also essential.  Must be able to work independently and as a team.


Compensation: The position is full time and salary is depending on experience. Generous benefits package, including paid health and dental insurance, life insurance, and flex scheduling.


To Apply:  Native Americans are strongly encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Chari LaDuke-Clark, Administrative Director, Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or by email: claduke-clark@alslegal.org.  Applications preferred by November 9, 2017 or until position is filled.


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

EXPIRED:Hiring 1 year Outreach Project 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.  This position is specially funded under a one year project grant.  Attorney duties will include: extensive outreach and civil legal education efforts across the three Reservation service area entailing a significant amount of travel, creation of self-help materials specific to tribal communities, and direct client services including handling a caseload that covers a wide variety of civil legal matters such as housing, family law matters, and debt/consumer issues.

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 variety of client matters throughout a wide geographic service area.  Applicants must also be able and willing to work independently.

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 October 1, 2017 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.