Law Student/Law Clerk Part-Time

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid   Minneapolis, MN   Part-time     Legal
Posted on August 28, 2023
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Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is seeking a 2L law student to work in our Minneapolis Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) beginning in the Fall Semester of 2023 and continuing through the Spring and Summer semesters of 2024.

The position will be paid at $20 per hour, 15 hours per week during the school year semesters and full-time during the summer.

As an equal opportunity employer, MMLA is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. We welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goal of equal justice for all. We are committed to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace.

This position is part of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA). LITC advocates protect clients’ income and assets by representing them in federal income tax disputes. LITC advocates utilize a person-centered approach to assist clients from diverse backgrounds including language diversity in accordance with MMLA’s Racial Justice Values Statement.

Common issues handled by the LITC include requests for innocent spouse relief, collection matters, denials of available deductions and credits, and tax problems stemming from tax-related identity theft. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Apply the principles of MMLA's Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions.
  • Interview clients to collect information and documents about their tax issues.
  • Work closely with supervisor to decide which alternatives are available to clients to resolve their tax disputes and prepare applications for those alternatives.
  • Conduct legal research.
  • Attend team meetings.
  • Outreach and educational activities as interest and time allow.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent attention to detail.
  • Respectful and patient telephone demeanor.
  • Interest / background in serving low-income clients, including people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated worker.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, multi-task, and work well under pressure.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required.

MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.