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 main administrative office on the Leech Lake Reservation. The reservation is close to Bemidji, Minnesota. Primary duties will include handling a wide variety of civil matters before both Tribal and Minnesota State Courts.
We prefer the attorney to be licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota by the anticipated start date of employment, or able to transfer a license from another state or planning to take the next Minnesota Bar Exam. This attorney should also be willing to become licensed before the Leech Lake, White Earth, and Red Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Courts. Anishinabe Legal Services can assist with tribal court licensing and educating attorneys regarding practice in the tribal courts.
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. 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 time off for Federal holidays and life insurance. We allow flex scheduling of the 37.5 hour full time work week. Hybrid office/work from home opportunities may be available after the first six months probationary period.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to ALS Executive Director Cody Nelson, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application Friday, August 26, 2022. Position is open until filled.