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Stinson Leonard Street LLP Pro Bono Law Clerk - PT 25 Hours/Week in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Summary The Pro Bono Law Clerk works both in a professional office environment (est. 30%) and in a fast-paced, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis (est. 70%.) The clerk should have a commitment to working with low-income people and medical-legal partnerships. The position is part-time (25 hours a week) and pays $22.00 an hour. No benefits are provided. The position starts in December and runs through the Summer. Required Education & Experience The student should be enrolled in the second or third year of law school and have completed (or currently enrolled in) the Professional Responsibility course. Preferred Education & Experience Experience in the family law, immigration or housing law areas and prior law school clinical is preferred. Fluency in either Spanish, Somali or Hmong helpful. Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Pro Bono Work (95%) Perform client intakes on a weekly basis on Deinard Legal Clinic cases. The law firm runs a 25-year old poverty law clinic in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. The student will work under the supervision with Stinson Leonard Street's Pro Bono Director, Theresa Murray Hughes, a licensed attorney, on the initial client intake and screenings, as well as interface with staff at the Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC) on client matters and case support. Given that the student will have had professional responsibility, s/he will meet with prospective clients to determine what their legal issues and needs are. The clerk will also provide brief service and advice on matters and assist with referrals to other legal agencies under Murray Hughes' supervision. Work with a variety of Stinson Leonard Street attorneys in the Minneapolis office in support of those attorneys' pro bono matters. The range of cases that attorneys work on from the Deinard Legal Clinic involve family law matters, housing issues, immigration matters (specifically: permanent residency, citizenship and U Visas), Social Security and Insurance (SSI) appeals, consumer/identity theft issues and criminal expungements. Collaborate with the members of the Upper Midwest Health Law Partnership, a joint effort of fourteen medical legal partnerships in Minnesota and North Dakota, to improve health by advancing justice through integrating legal services into healthcare delivery to assist people facing crises that harm health. General and Administrative (5%) Performs other duties as assigned. Competencies Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions. A team player who motivates and educates other team members. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position. Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Travel Travel to and from local clinic as needed. Work Environment & Physical Demands This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the person in this position will encounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a professional, fast paced office environment that may require additional hours to complete work. This job operates in a professional office environ

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