Executive Director

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Anishinabe Legal Services is LSC funded 501(c)(3) organization providing free legal assistanceand court representation to low-income individuals living in northern Minnesota. Legal services are provided through grants and contracts with federal, state and tribal governments along with foundational support.

ALS is looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated Minnesota licensed attorney to provide leadership and supervision for a small legal services office located on the Leech Lake Reservation near Bemidji, Minnesota. Primary duties will include supervision and recruitment of staff, assignment and supervision of legal work, program planning and policy development, grant and funding management, and select casework. The Executive Director reports to ALSís Board of Directors. 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.

Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, litigation skills, have exceptional organizational skills, and strong leadership skills. 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 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 driverís license, insurance and automobile, as travel will be required as part of job duties and responsibilities.

Compensation is D.O.E. Benefits include individual/family health and dental insurance, paid time off, and life insurance.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Chari at:
Anishinabe Legal Services
PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633

or email

Applications are preferred by November 15th, 2016 but will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Executive Director


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