Central Minnesota in Minneapolis is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the position of Staff Attorney.

About Central Minnesota Legal Services

The mission of Central Minnesota Legal Services is to increase access to justice by providing high-quality legal services to individuals experiencing poverty, challenging inequities, and empowering community members to participate in our civil legal system.

CMLS is a three-office program providing free legal representation to low-income clients in 21 counties in central Minnesota. The Minneapolis office serves Anoka and Hennepin Counties.

About the Opportunity

Central Minnesota Legal Services seeks to hire full or part-time attorneys for its Centralized Intake and Hotline Project focused on family law.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The staff attorney positions in the Centralized Intake and Hotline Project involve working with other attorneys and staff to provide legal assistance to eligible clients residing in CMLS’ twenty-one
    county service area in Central Minnesota.
  • The positions will primarily involve screening telephone applicants for eligibility and determining whether cases fit CMLS’ case priorities, or the priorities of other legal aid partners involved in this project.
  • The positions will also involve providing brief advice in family law primarily by phone and email if the caller’s legal matter can be handled with brief advice.
  • Duties include recording call information and legal advice provided in our electronic case management system. The attorneys will be supervised by the CMLS Management Team.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the problems of marginalized communities
    and individuals experiencing poverty.
  • Prior experience with family is required.
  • Experience in family law, poverty law, or law school clinical experience preferred. Candidates should be licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
  • The ability to speak a second language, particularly Spanish or Somali, is a plus. Ability to use an electronic case management system and electronic resources relevant to the hotline project.
  • Demonstrated commitment to furthering principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds is essential.


CMLS has a hybrid work policy and staff are expected to attend in physical mode two days a week.


$70,001 -$84,303 D.O.E. pursuant to the CMLS salary schedule.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


Minneapolis or WFH.

Click here to apply.