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Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney Full-time

Company: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney - Full-time
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a full-time attorney for its St. Cloud office to staff a Medical/Legal Partnership with 4 CentraCare Clinics in western Stearns and Todd Counties.
The attorney will be based in Legal Aid's St. Cloud office and will maintain a regular presence in each of the partner clinics. - St. Cloud is a city of 60,000, located 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Legal Aid office is a mid-sized law office with 13 attorneys and a staff of 36 that provides civil legal representation to low-income people in nine central Minnesota counties. The Medical/Legal Partnership's purpose is to work as part of the medical team to address social issues that are adversely impacting patient health. - Individual representation of patients may cover a variety of civil legal issues including housing, family, access to disability benefits, public benefits, or immigration.
As an equal opportunity employer, Legal Aid is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. We welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goal of equal justice for all. We are committed to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace.

  • Apply the principles of Legal Aid's Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions
  • Develop, strengthen, and maintain relationships with the client community and partners at the partner Clinics
  • Work with the clinic's medical staff to identify legal issues adversely impacting their patients and make referrals to the MLP
  • Screen clients for a wide range of legal needs and, in consultation with the supervising attorney, determine whether the clients should be served through advice, brief service, or full representation and provide the appropriate level of representation


    • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or willing to sit for the next Minnesota bar exam
    • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients
    • Creativity and the desire to work semi-independently
    • Ability to collaborate with MMLA team members
    • Excellent analytical and written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required
    • Legal training, knowledge of community resources, and experience with case management software preferred
    • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred
    • Language proficiency, particularly in Spanish, Somali, or Vietnamese, preferred

      SALARY: $53,500 to $58,500 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits. Benefits include family medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer match, FSA, employee assistance programs, and generous paid time off.
      If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in our employee selection process, please contact Jolene Chestnut at . -
      Please direct all other inquiries to .
      Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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Keywords: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Saint Cloud , Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney Full-time, Other , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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