Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ALS wants to host a Fellow!


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. 

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.

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

$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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