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Anishinabe Legal Services is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to crime victims before area Tribal Courts, State Courts, and Administrative Forums, and to help develop and maintain community partnerships to best meet crime victims’ needs stemming from victimization.

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 clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts, and Administrative Forums. Primary duties will include representation of crime victims residing on or near the Leech Lake Reservation in various civil legal matters, as well as administrative tasks to help develop and maintain statewide partnerships to facilitate the delivery of legal services to victims of crime. Duties include frequent travel and meetings with project partners, screening of potential clients, providing direct civil legal services for clients, collaboration on trainings for providers, and other tasks.

This attorney is expected to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by the anticipated start date of employment. 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, and have exceptional organizational skills with 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.

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: 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 November 30th, but will be accepted until

the position is filled.
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