Legal Counsel Board Member

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Ruff Start Rescue

About Ruff Start Rescue

Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based non profit 501(c)3 animal rescue. We are a No-Kill dog and cat rescue organization in Central Minnesota, rescuing stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats, as well as ferrets, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving animals whose lives are at risk. We also educate the community about the importance of animal rescue and responsibility. We strive to educate the next generation to be responsible guardians for the animals. We believe that every animal should have a chance to live a quality life. (

Legal Counsel Board Member Description

Must have a degree in law and have recently or currently practice in the state of MN. We are ideally looking for someone with experience and knowledge with nonprofits. This is however not required.
An attorney brings the legal expertise to assist the organization in making appropriate legal decisions, developing policies and procedures, practicing effective risk management to limit liability, and helping to answer miscellaneous questions that may come up along the way. An attorney with general counsel experience would be ideal for Ruff Start Rescue.

The startup time is estimated at 3-4 hours per week. Once things are set up, the time commitment will reduce (estimated 2-3 hours per week). Candidate must be available to attend monthly board meetings held in Princeton, MN from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Maple Grove, MN (rotating locations) currently held on Wednesday evenings (3rd Wednesday of each month).

How to apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to with "Legal Board Member" in the subject line.

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