Wednesday, October 12, 2022

FTE Staff Attorney-Anishinabe Legal Services – 2 positions

Relocation bonus possible!  Great benefits! Opportunity to work on a variety of case types. 

 

Anishinabe Legal Services is seeking two full-time staff attorneys to provide legal assistance to individuals on the Leech Lake and White Earth reservations.

 

BACKGROUND:  Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is an independent non-profit organization providing free legal assistance and court representation to low-income individuals living on or near the Leech Lake, White Earth, and Red Lake Reservations in Northern Minnesota.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  ALS is looking for 2 attorneys to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients primarily in the White Earth and Leech Lake tribal courts.  There are also opportunities to practice in state court and before administrative agencies. 

 

One attorney will assist clients in the White Earth service area.  This position can be remote most of the time, with some in person court hearings required for trials.  Primary duties will include representation of parents in Children in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) cases, individuals facing civil commitments, and those having housing evictions in the White Earth Tribal Court. 

 

The second attorney position will also be primarily for representation of parents in Children in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) cases and housing evictions in the Leech Lake Tribal Court.  The position has the option for some work from home, however Leech Lake Tribal Court hearings are mostly in person in Cass Lake, MN. 

 

Attorneys are eligible to apply for a license to practice in Leech Lake and White Earth Tribal Court based on a valid attorney’s license held in any U.S. state.  ALS will help pay for costs associated with licensing.   Anishinabe Legal Services can assist with tribal court licensing and educating attorneys regarding practice in the tribal courts and about the tribes’ unique jurisdiction statuses.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Individuals having graduated with a juris doctorate from an accredited law school. Attorneys who are planning to take the bar exam within the next 6 months are also encouraged to apply.  Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, be experienced with negotiation and litigation, and have the ability to multi-task as you may 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.  It is a requirement to make detailed time keeping/attorney notes on program’s case management system.  Training is provided. 

 

Prior experience or education working within Indian Country and/or with Native American clients is helpful, but not required.  Native American attorneys are highly encouraged to apply.  EEO, M/F/H.

 

All applicants are expected to have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and automobile.  Position requires some travel to the tribal courts either in Cass Lake and White Earth, MN.

 

COMPENSATION:  $62,000/yr.+ D.O.E.  Generous benefit package includes individual and family health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid federal holidays, life insurance, paid continuing legal education (CLE) credits, and travel reimbursement.  We allow flex scheduling of the fulltime work week. Hybrid office/work from home opportunities are available as mentioned above.  Additional retirement benefit after a short period of employment with an automatic program contribution (no employee match required).  Relocation bonus possible for individuals moving to within 60 miles of an ALS office.  Program employees are eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance when available.

 

TO APPLY:  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to ALS Litigation Director, Valerie Field, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or send via e-mail to vfield@alslegal.org .  Applications may also be sent by fax to Attention: Val at (218) 335-7988.  If potential applicants have any questions, they may call Valerie Field at (218) 335-2223, extension 111.  Deadline for applications is November 11, 2022.  

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.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

In search of Participants for upcoming tribal focus groups! $30 gift card incentives available

CONTACT CHARI TO SIGN UP!
1 hour meeting, food and drinks will be available
$30 gift card for your participation



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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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

CLOSED: Paralegal or Legal Advocate Position open


Anishinabe Legal Services is seeking a full-time Paralegal/Non-Attorney Legal Advocate to provide civil legal assistance to Native Americans members of the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake Bands and/or people who reside on or near those Reservations. 

 

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 Reservations in Northern Minnesota. Most of our staff resides in Bemidji, MN or Walker, MN and the surrounding communities.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:  ALS is looking for an advocate to provide direct service legal assistance such as, but not limited to, filling out forms and writing basic wills to low-income Native Americans in our service region, under the supervision of an attorney, and to give presentations on topics of interest to elders in our communities.  This position will be housed out of our main administrative office located in Cass Lake, Minnesota.  Cass Lake is close to Bemidji, Minnesota and Walker, Minnesota.  This advocate will be expected to work out of the Cass Lake office (non-remote position).

 Primary duties will include handling a wide variety of civil forms such as, but not limited to, basic wills, delegation of parental authority forms, on-line self-help forms, administrative forms, etc.  Other duties include basic advice on dealing with debt and assisting the elderly and disabled individuals with dealing with other care-providing agencies, businesses, and government agencies.  The advocate will also be required to participate in outreach activities ensuring successful advocacy for clients including preparing newsletter articles and networking with other agency providers.

 We require at least a two-year advanced degree in any field but would prefer one related to the legal profession such as a Paralegal degree.  In the alternative, a four-year college degree in social work, psychology, pre-law or Native American studies. 

 QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills, and the ability to handle a large caseload throughout a wide geographic service area.  Applicants must also be able and willing to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team.  0+ years of experience are welcome to apply. 

 Prior experience or education regarding working within Indian Country and/or Native Americans is preferred, but not required.  Native Americans are highly encouraged to apply.  Enrolled members of Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake may be eligible to practice law in their respective Tribal Court without a law degree.  EEO, M/F/H.

 All applicants are expected to have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and automobile.

 COMPENSATION:  $39,000/yr.+ D.O. experience and education.  Generous benefit package for individual and families, including health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holiday leave, and life insurance.  We allow flexible scheduling of our 37.5 hour full time work week.     

 TO APPLY:  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to ALS Executive Director Cody Nelson, at: cnelson@alslegal.org.  Deadline for applications is September 30, 2022.  Position is open until filled.   




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Monday, August 15, 2022

CLOSED: Part-time office receptionist

Part-time: Receptionist/Intake Screener, Cass Lake Office (Main Office)

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Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is seeking a part-time Receptionist/Intake Screener to provide general receptionist duties, client eligibility screening, and miscellaneous office tasks as assigned.  Less than 30 hours a week.

 

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 applicant to provide receptionist duties in a busy law office including answering/screening/forwarding calls, greeting visitors to the office and directing them accordingly, processing daily mail, data entry, scheduling, filing, faxing documents, etc. 

 

This applicant is also expected to screen incoming applications for client services to ensure accepted clients meet all program eligibility requirements, or to provide appropriate referrals whenever necessary.

 

Additionally, this role will include miscellaneous office tasks as assigned by ALS management and/or advocate staff, including drafting letters, preparation of legal forms, organizing client files, ordering office supplies, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Prior legal secretary and/or receptionist experience strongly preferred.  Computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Word is also strongly preferred.  Professional and pleasant attitude with applicants, clients, and staff a must.  Strong organization skills and time-management abilities are important for this position.  Qualified individuals will have sensitivity and empathy for low-income persons.

 

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.

 

COMPENSATION:  $14.50/hr+ DOE. Position may lead to full-time salary with benefits in near future.

 

TO APPLY:  Please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to ALS Administrative 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 August 31st  but will be accepted until the position is filled. 


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Monday, June 13, 2022

UPDATED: seeking fulltime staff attorney, work at White Earth Satellite office

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 Reservations in Northern Minnesota.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  ALS is looking for an 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 satellite office in the judicial/tribal headquarters on the White Earth Reservation in White Earth, MN which is 25 miles from Detroit Lakes.  Primary duties will include handling Children in Need of Protective Services (CHIPS) cases, civil commitment defense, and other civil matters before both the White Earth Tribal Court.  Anishinabe Legal Services will assist in obtaining a license to practice in the Tribal court.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills, litigation skills, and the 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 and be able to write detailed notes on the Case Management System.  0+ years of experience are welcome to apply.  

Prior experience or education regarding working within Indian Country and/or Native Americans is preferred, but not required.  Native American attorneys are highly encouraged to apply.  EEO, M/F/H.

All applicants are expected to have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and automobile.

COMPENSATION:  $62,000/yr.+ D.O.E.  Generous benefit package for individual and family health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and life insurance.  We allow flex scheduling of the 37.5 hour full time work-week. Hybrid home and office hours available.      

TO APPLY:  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to ALS Executive Director Cody Nelson, at: cnelson@alslegal.org.  Deadline for application Friday, September 23, 2022.  Position is open until filled.