Pro Bono Law Clerk

Pro Bono Law Clerk
Attention law students: Stinson has an exciting opportunity for you!

At a glance






Minneapolis, US

Job posted:

26 March 2024

Application deadline:

28 April 2024

Stinson runs the longest running firm-led health law clinic in the country (the “Deinard Legal Clinic”), located at the Community-University Health Care Center (“CUHCC”) in the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis. The range of cases that attorneys work on from the Deinard Legal Clinic includes family law matters, housing issues, immigration matters (adjustment of status, naturalization, U visa, asylum), supplemental security income (SSI) administrative appeals, consumer/identity theft issues, and criminal expungements.

The Pro Bono Law Clerk works both in a professional office environment (est. 20%) and in a fast-paced, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis (est. 80%.)  The clerk should have a commitment to working with low-income people and medical-legal partnerships. The position starts in June 2024 and runs through August 2024.

The Successful Candidate

  • The student should have just completed their first, second, or third year of law school.
  • Experience working with the indigent and/or individuals from underserved communities,
  • Experience in family law, immigration, or housing law areas and prior law school clinical experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong helpful.
  • Has completed or is currently enrolled in a professional responsibility course.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly professional with a strong client 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

Key Responsibilities 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Pro Bono Work (90%)
    • The law clerk will work under the supervision of Stinson’s Pro Bono Attorney, Tim Sanders Szabo, a licensed attorney, on the initial client intake and screenings, and will interface with CUHCC staff on client matters and case support
    • Perform intakes with clients/patients referred to the Deinard Legal Clinic on a weekly basis. The law clerk will be expected to be on-site at the Deinard Legal Clinic at least three days per week for at least four hours each day. The law clerk’s on-site schedule will be established in coordination with Pro Bono Attorney and the law clerk will be expected to maintain that schedule.
    • Draft intake/screening memos, present intakes and screenings to Stinson’s Deinard Legal Clinic Screening Committee every two weeks, draft correspondence to clients, attorneys, and CUHCC staff
    • Meet with Pro Bono Attorney on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to review and discuss intakes/screenings
    • Provide brief service and advice on matters and assist with referrals to other legal agencies under Pro Bono Attorney's supervision
    • Work with a variety of Stinson attorneys in the Minneapolis office in support of those attorneys’ pro bono matters
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