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Legal Counseling Advocate - Self-Represented Legal Clinic

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Tubman

Role Summary

The Legal Counseling Advocate is responsible for assisting volunteer attorneys with providing pro se assistance and some legal services such as drafting of court documents, coaching on how to file paperwork, preparation for court appearances, etc. to low-income clients who come to Tubman’s Self-Represented Legal Clinic for support and resources.

Impact & Benefits

  • Provide services that enable individuals to navigate the legal system and identify available community resources
  • Gain experience drafting court documents and working with clients in family court cases
  • Gain experience working with family law attorneys providing limited legal services to a diverse group of clients
Position Responsibilities
  • Assist attorney with preparation of court documents prior to self-representation
  • Assist clients with organizing, documenting and gathering information, drafting documents for review by attorney, and providing resources and referrals
  • Complete paperwork and administrative tasks; communicate and collaborate with Tubman’s Legal Services program staff

Position Qualifications

  • 2 nd or 3 rd year Law Student, Professional Paralegal, or similar experience
  • Actual experience preparing family court documents, working knowledge of family law issues, legal resources
  • Good communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to listen actively and respond appropriately to clients while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment
  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to Tubman sites
Time Commitment & Availability

3-12 hours per month with a 9 month minimum commitment preferred. Weekday evening or Friday morning availability needed.

Supervision provided by Legal Services Team

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About Tubman

Location:

3111 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, US

Mission Statement

To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.

Description

Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4432 Chicago Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55407

(44.92227,-93.26295)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Paralegal
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-12 hours per month with a 9 month minimum commitment preferred. Friday morning availability needed.
  • Attend Tubman’s Volunteer and Intern Orientation and Training series.

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