Aust Schmiechen Appreciation Post!

Big thank you to our generous clients who graciously gifted our office these delicious treats as a thank you for completion of their cases!

We love our work and the amazing clients we serve.

Aust Schmiechen is hiring!


Aust Schmiechen, P.A. seeks a receptionist / legal assistant to work collaboratively with attorneys in its Minneapolis office. Aust Schmiechen is a boutique law firm practicing exclusively in immigration and nationality law. We are a client centered law firm with an emphasis on promoting and protecting our clients’ legal rights throughout the immigration process.

1.Handle telephone and walk-in reception duties.
2.Manage attorney calendars
3.Assist in the development and preparation of cases for filing with various government agencies.
4.Draft client agreements, legal forms and other legal documentation.
5.Draft detailed cover letters and e-mails to clients and the U.S. government.
6.Perform administrative duties including new case administration, maintaining records, filing systems, scanning and copying, etc.
7.Conduct general administrative office tasks as needed.
8.Follow-up with clients to gather documents and/or information.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. All applicants should have strong writing skills, be extraordinarily attentive to detail, and be able to demonstrate a deep interest and significant experience in serving immigrant communities. Work experience preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Three weeks of paid vacation, plus nine recognized holidays. We offer the opportunity to contribute to a SIMPLE IRA with a 2% employer contribution. Also, we subsidize transit/parking up to $90 each month.

Please send a cover letter and resume to by June 15, 2024. No phone calls please. Note we will be interviewing applicants as they apply and may close the position prior to June 15, 2024.

May 2023- Staff Attorney Malinda Schmiechen spoke at the Minnesota/Dakota’s American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference on Emergency Humanitarian Protections.

April 2022- We are thrilled that MN Governor Walz just signed into law the “at risk juvenile guardianship,” which will give certain immigrant youth in MN between the ages of 18 and 21 the ability to seek guardianship as a protection from abuse, abandonment and neglect and will open up a pathway to legal status that federal law already permitted, but a gap in the MN law made impossible for these kids. We are proud that our former Associate Attorney Alison Griffith helped draft the bill language for this legislation. We will take at-risk juvenile guardianship cases at Aust Schmiechen, so please DM us or give our office a call at 612-724-4860 if you think you or someone you know could be eligible! If you’re a lawyer wanting training on these cases, please feel free to get in touch. Shout out to our many immigration lawyer and nonprofit colleagues who made this a reality! You can view the new law on the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes website at .

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