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Criminal Legal Advocate Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Tubman

Apply now for Fall 2022!

Role Summary

The Criminal Legal Advocate Assistant is responsible for supporting the work of the staff Criminal Legal Advocate at Tubman’s Maplewood location, including data entry and client communication.

Impact & Benefits

  • Learn about domestic violence and the criminal court process
  • Provide information and support to clients through other resources and referrals as needed
  • Support clients and staff by keeping case and client information up to date and accurate

Position Responsibilities

  • Enter data regarding clients and case information
  • Assist with file management
  • Depending on interest and skills, communicate with clients regarding status of court proceedings, providing information, support, safety planning and assistance in understanding the court process
  • Potential to provide client support at criminal court proceedings

Position Qualifications

  • Interest and understanding of the complex dynamics of domestic violence, the court system and
  • legal terminology preferred
  • Able to work independently, excellent attention to detail, strong time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including active listening skills and ability to respond without judgment to client needs, reacting appropriately with empathy and respect
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment
  • Must have a smart phone and be able to use Google Voice to call and receive calls from clients

Time Commitment & Availability

  • 10-15 hours per week during weekday, daytime hours
  • Minimum commitment of one semester (through end of December preferred)

Supervision & Training

  • Attend Tubman’s five-part Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Training series
  • Supervision provided by the 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1725 Monastery WayMaplewood, MN 55109

(44.99391,-92.98746)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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