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  • 18 Oct 2017 12:54 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    The League of Minnesota Cities has an opening for a Defense Attorney I position.  Most legal and litigation activities will involve cases in which the attorney is "first-chair" or sole counsel on relatively routine minor employment, personal injury, property damage, subrogation, collection, or other litigation matters.  To view the full position description or to apply, please visit www.LMC.org.  All applicants must complete the League’s Online Application for Employment and Supplemental Questions.  Posting Closes:  October 27, 2017.

     

  • 13 Oct 2017 12:47 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lmnc

    Position Objective

    To perform legal and litigation activities for LMCIT, draft legal documents, develop plans for litigation, prepare and respond to written discovery, prepare for and take depositions, prepare and argue motions, negotiate settlements, and try cases to conclusion before a court or jury.

    Most legal and litigation activities will involve cases in which the attorney is "first-chair" or sole counsel on relatively routine minor employment, personal injury, property damage, subrogation, collection, or other litigation matters. Occasional assistance to other attorneys in litigation matters may be required.

    Essential Functions of the Position
    • Conducts legal research using on-line resources; drafts and edits legal documents and correspondence.
    • Competently uses technology and other resources to properly and ethically handle electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation.
    • Performs basic legal and litigation activities, drafts or directs the drafting of documents, i.e., answers, motions, memoranda, etc.
    • Conducts, directs and reviews litigation, develops plans for litigation, determines merits of claims, potential risk and exposure of litigation.
    • Prepares and selects witnesses, reviews documents, handles motions, negotiates settlements, prepares cases for trial or hearing and appears at pretrial conferences, trials and hearings.
    • Represents clients before Minnesota state district and appellate courts, state agencies, federal courts and agencies, and the Office of Administrative Hearings.
    • Provides work direction for day-to-day activities of paralegal and legal administrative assistant assigned to counsel.  Responsible for maximizing and maintaining efficiency of the attorney's work team (attorney, paralegal and legal administrative assistant).
    • Provides comprehensive case reports to assigned claims supervisor.  Keeps Asst. Defense Litigation Supervisor informed of activities, problems and case development.
    • Advises city clients and claims supervisors regarding legal analysis, litigation strategy and settlement negotiations.
    • Reports significant litigation events to claims supervisors and city clients.
    • Participates in mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
    • Provides loss control advice to LMC members and other LMC staff through meetings, presentations and written and telephone inquiries.
    • Other duties as assigned by Asst. Defense Litigation Supervisor
    Minimum Requirements
    • Law degree and current Minnesota Attorney licensure.
    • Ability to travel within the state of Minnesota to conduct investigations, give presentations and attend litigation events. Some travel will be overnight.
    • Occasional work on evenings and weekends as needed for case preparation.

    The League of Minnesota Cities offers a comprehensive benefit package to all employees working at least 20 hours.  Benefits include vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, life, supplemental life, spouse and dependent life, and long and short-term disability insurance.  

    AgencyLeague of Minnesota Cities

    Address 145 University Avenue West

    St. Paul, Minnesota, 55103.

    Phone(651) 281-1202

  • 11 Oct 2017 7:59 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Associate General Counsel

    Metropolitan Council

    390 Robert St. N.

    St. Paul, MN 55101

    The Associate General Counsel works in the following areas as well as litigation: contracts and procurement, construction law, public records and open meeting law, employment law, environmental law, real property, and comprehensive planning and land use.  This position will have a focus in the areas of real estate, including eminent domain, public contracting, land use, and public-private initiatives.

    Annual salary: $87,006-$123,427

    Requirements:  JD degree from an accredited law school; and seven (7) years of recent experience in the practice of law.  Licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota and in good standing. 

    Desired Qualifications: Current admission to practice in the Federal District Court of Minnesota.  Preference given to those with substantive or litigation experience in Minnesota in a governmental setting with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

    • Real Property - land acquisition, condemnation, relocation benefits, and purchase and lease agreements for public projects.
    • Contracts and Procurement - public contracts for goods and services and public construction contracts involving state and federal financing/grant and loan funds.
    • Construction Law - large public projects primarily transit and wastewater treatment projects.
    • Comprehensive Planning and Land Use - local comprehensive plans, metropolitan system plans, regional grant and loan programs.
    • Public Sector representation.

    Applications received on or before November 3 will be given preference.

    TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council’s online employment application - more information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.

     

  • 11 Oct 2017 7:54 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    TAX, HOMEOWNERSHIP & CONSUMER STAFF ATTORNEY

    Job Posting

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time staff attorney with a passion for justice to work in its Minneapolis office with a team protecting homeowners, consumers, and taxpayers.

    MMLA provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with income tax problems and disabilities throughout the state.  MMLA is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms, and corporations, etc.  MMLA enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar.  MMLA does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.  

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  MMLA seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Minneapolis office.  The attorney will work with our consumer and homeownership practice group, which serves homeowners at risk of losing their houses, potential homeowners facing discrimination in borrowing or buying a house, consumers facing debt collection abuses, and taxpayers with collection actions by the IRS.  The attorney’s responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in a variety of court and administrative forums.  The attorney may also have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy and complex litigation, and to provide training for attorneys, neighborhood organizations, and other advocates, and assist with community outreach and education.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota, eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity, or have passed the July 2017 Minnesota Bar exam.  Applicants must also have: 

    1.     Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs and rights of low-income/vulnerable clients;

    2.     Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;

    3.     A desire to appear in court and administrative proceedings to litigate client rights;

    4.     Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and

    5.     Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office.

    Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.   

    SALARY:  Up to year ten on MMLA’s salary schedule ($47,000 to $55,400) depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance. 

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Sunday, October 18, 2017, or until position is filled.  No calls please.

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

  • 10 Oct 2017 7:13 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Salary $66.09 Hourly $137,995.91 Annually

    $137,995.91 Annually

    Location  - Minneapolis, MN

    Minneapolis, MN

    Job Type

    Full-time

    Department

    Fourth Judicial District

    Job Number

    01227

    Closing date and time

    10/23/2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)Description

    Description


    Hennepin County District Court is seeking a full-time Referee for initial assignment to the Civil and Criminal Divisions. The Referee will be responsible for hearing Housing Court cases, Harassment Initial Appearances and Criminal Misdemeanor Trials.  This position may be reassigned to other areas of the court as needed. 

    This Court Referee position will be chambered in downtown Minneapolis.

    Example of Duties

     

    • Hears contested and uncontested cases, trials, motions, and hearings as assigned; instructs parties and witnesses as to their rights
    • Questions witnesses, inquires as to the causes for which the persons are brought before the court
    • Rules on objections to evidence and evaluates evidence
    • Makes decisions on factual and legal questions; prepares findings and orders regarding the disposition of cases
    • Completes and prepares documents for a judge's signature
    • Conducts legal research including reviewing, analyzing, studying, searching and annotating laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs and related legal authorities to prepare for court proceedings and litigated matters
    • Confers with attorneys, mediators and the public in regard to court matters
    • Hears cases in Housing Court and Harassment Court, removals and recusals from Conciliation Court and Criminal misdemeanor court trials.  Typical calendars include:  Housing Court First Appearances, motions and Trials; Harassment Restraining Orders and Housing Court Expungements
    • Acts as a District Housing Court expert for the bench and liaison with partner agencies and the community, giving presentations on Housing Court to judicial, legal and community groups
    • Performs related work as required by Court assignment that could include meetings with judges, court stakeholders or the public to discuss court-related topics
    Typical Qualifications


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Admission to the Bar in the State of Minnesota
    • 5+ years' experience as a practicing attorney or Judicial Officer
    • Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to appointment
       
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Fair, impartial and independent thinker who is sensitive to the needs of a diverse population
    • Works well under pressure with excellent time-management skills
    • Extensive experience as a problem-solving critical thinker
    • Detail-orientated practitioner with the ability to foster cooperation amongst peers and colleagues
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Possess a broad organizational perspective to improve the administration of justice in Hennepin County District Court
    • Courtroom and litigation experience in Housing and Criminal Court
    • Extensive experience with real estate and housing court matters
    • 10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and/or judicial officer
    Supplemental Information


    Each candidate's background and qualifications will be reviewed on the basis of the information submitted at the time of application. Please feel free to attach your professional legal resume and cover letter to your online application. A hiring committee will review the application materials and identify the candidates with backgrounds best meeting the needs of Hennepin County District Court. Incomplete application will not be reviewed by the hiring committee; therefore an applicant must answer every supplemental question. A top group of candidates will be contacted for interviews after the hiring committee has completed reviewing applicants.

    Please apply online by following the Careers link on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website: www.mncourts.gov

    Candidates with questions about this position may e-mail or call Jenna Dashow, Human Resources Coordinator – Recruiter, Email: 4thRecruitment@courts.state.mn.us; Phone: (612)348-2298 .

    AgencyMinnesota Judicial BranchPhone651/284-3863Websitehttp://www.mncourts.gov/

    Address25 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

    St Paul, Minnesota, 55155.


  • 06 Oct 2017 1:06 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – VOLUNTEER LAWYERS NETWORK

    Position: Executive Director, Minneapolis, Minnesota DESCRIPTION: Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) seeks an executive director to lead its 23- person staff and hundreds of volunteers in achieving its mission to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers. Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) is a private non-profit organization affiliated with the Hennepin County Bar Association. VLN provides free advice and legal representation to lowincome individuals through volunteer attorneys, interpreters and other legal professionals throughout the state of Minnesota. To learn more about our work, visit our website.

    PRIMARY DUTIES: • Program Development and Delivery - Ensure that organization has a long range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it can make consistent, timely and demonstrable progress. Continually evaluate how well goals are being met. • Administration and Human Resources Management – Establish and make use of an effective management team. Ensure compliance with personnel policies and state and federal regulations on workplaces and employment. Work to hire and retain a diverse and qualified staff. • Community Relations – Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization; represent the programs and point of view to the agencies, organization and the general public. Work to increase cooperation and collaboration with community partners. • Financial Management and Legal Compliance – Assure adequate control and accounting of all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices. Oversee preparation of and adherence to annual budget. • Fundraising – Oversee development of grant proposals and other fundraising initiatives, including annual events in coordination with Development Coordinator. Oversee marketing and other communication efforts. • Board of Directors – Provide appropriate, adequate and timely information to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, including preparing board agendas in consultation with board chair, providing monthly financial and program reports, and interfacing between board and staff.

    ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the VLN Board of Directors.

     QUALIFICATIONS: Successfully fulfilling the above responsibilities will require the following skills and experience: • J.D. preferred; • Five to ten years of successful experience in a managerial or executive director position; • Experience reporting to a board of directors; • Excellent written and oral communication skills; • Knowledge of local community resources a plus; • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task; • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required; • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income communities and communities of color.

    VLN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factors prohibited by applicable law. Those with diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are encouraged to apply. Benefits: Include individual health insurance and liberal vacation. Starting date: As soon as possible after the position is filled. Applications: Applications should include a resume, a letter explaining interest in this position, and salary requirements. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Information should be submitted to hradmin@vlnmn.org 

  • 06 Oct 2017 1:04 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


    Job Announcement 
    Associate General Counsel 
    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 
    https://metrocouncil.org
    SALARY
       $87,006.40 - $123,427.20 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 10/04/17

    CLOSING DATE: Continuous

    LOCATION: 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul MN 55101

    DESCRIPTION:

    This position will remain posted until filled.  Applications received on or before November 3rd will be given preference.

    The Office of General Counsel provides legal representation, guidance, analysis and services to the Council, its Chair, members and committees, the Regional Administrator and staff; protects the legal rights of the Council and assists in achieving its objectives; helps develop and implement Council policies; and helps the Council fulfill its responsibilities within applicable legal, auditing, and jurisdictional authorities.

    Associate General Counsel generally work in the following substantive areas as well as litigation: contracts and procurement, construction law, public records and open meeting law, employment law, environmental law, real property, and comprehensive planning and land use.  This particular position will have a focus in the areas of real estate, including eminent domain, public contracting, land use and public-private initiatives.  These primary work areas may change depending on the needs of the Council.

    You can learn more about all the divisions that make up the Metropolitan Council and how the Council serves the Twin Cities region here.

    Recruitment Type: The following position is open to internal and external candidates.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

    • Provide verbal and written legal advice to the Council, its Chair and members, the Regional Administrator, and other Council management and staff.
    • Draft contracts, grants, loans, leases, intergovernmental agreements, and amendments, and provide advice on relevant contracting laws and procedures, and negotiating positions.
    • Represent the Council in state and federal litigation, administrative hearings, and arbitrations in various matters including but not limited to real property matters, employment, civil rights, environmental, and contract matters.
    • Manage outside counsel.
    • Draft legislation and legislative amendments affecting the Council and its operations.
    • Conduct legal research and analysis on federal, state, and local law that affects Council policies and programs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience: JD degree from an accredited law school and seven (7) years of recent experience in the practice of law.

    Licensing Requirement: Licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and in good standing. 

    Desired Qualifications: Current admission to practice in the Federal District Court of Minnesota.  Preference given to those with substantive or litigation experience in Minnesota in a governmental setting with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

    • Real Property - land acquisition, condemnation, relocation benefits, and purchase and lease agreements for public projects.
    • Contracts and Procurement - public contracts for goods and services and public construction contracts involving state and federal financing/grant and loan funds.
    • Construction Law - large public projects primarily transit and wastewater treatment projects.
    • Comprehensive Planning and Land Use - local comprehensive plans, metropolitan system plans, regional grant and loan programs.
    • Public Sector representation.

    Knowledge of:
    • Civil and governmental law (including government real estate, contract law, construction and procurement law, data privacy and open meeting law, federal, state and local administrative law).
    • Other governmental agencies' procedures at the federal, state, and local levels.
    • Laws, rules and regulations that govern or affect the Council and its operations.
     
    Ability to:
    • Plan, organize, and perform work effectively, independently and in a timely manner.
    • Prepare and represent the Council in civil litigation and administrative law hearings.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    • Interpret, apply and explain the relevant rules, regulations, policies and procedures to courts, lawyers, and non-lawyers.

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 

    Union/Grade: Non-represented Grade K
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Safety Sensitive: No

    Work Environment: Work is performed in a standard law office setting.  Some assignments may require travel to other sites.

    Selection Process - Finalists for the position will be selected from these results:

    • Minimum qualifications review
    • Education and experience rating
    • Oral exam

    All employment offers are conditional upon a review and verification of education, employment and driving record (if applicable) as well as passing a pre-employment drug-screen for new hires.

    Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check for new hires.  Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.  The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis.  Convictions are reviewed based upon the relatedness of the conviction to duties of the position as well as a candidate's ability to demonstrate adequate rehabilitation.   
     
    Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are Safety Sensitive; supervisory/managerial; located in Finance, Information Services (IS) or Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

    Please note: Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

    The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at 651-602-1398.

    Apply online here at www.metrocouncil.org


  • 28 Sep 2017 4:20 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    STAFF ATTORNEY – FULL-TIME

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/Minnesota Disability Law Center – Minneapolis Office

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (MMLA/MDLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in its Minneapolis office.

     

    BACKGROUND:  MDLC is a statewide program of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid which receives federal funding to serve as Minnesota’s Protection and Advocacy system for persons with disabilities.  The main office is in Minneapolis with other MDLC offices in Duluth, Fertile, and Mankato. 

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  This attorney will represent individuals with disabilities in a wide spectrum of discrimination matters and in obtaining community-based services.  The position requires providing legal advice, and representing clients in negotiations, mediations, hearings, and state and federal court.  The attorney will conduct trainings, work on policy matters, participate in outreach activities, and monitor sites that serve individuals with disabilities.  The attorney will work with pro bono partners and in-house volunteers.  In-state travel will be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Preferred applicants will have accomplished written and oral advocacy skills.  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or licensed by October 2017.  Concern for the needs and rights of people with disabilities is required.  The position also requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  Access to reliable transportation statewide is required. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.  Knowledge of disability law as well as familiarity with service systems is desired.  Experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is desired.  Second language skills and experiences with diverse economic, social, or cultural communities are also a plus.  

     

    COMPENSATION:  The salary will depend on experience, but is capped at $50,000 (year 4 staff attorney level), plus benefits, including vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Sunday, October 15, 2017, or until position is filled.  No calls please.  

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

                           

     

  • 26 Sep 2017 10:43 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – VOLUNTEER LAWYERS NETWORK 

    Position:  Executive Director, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

    DESCRIPTION:  Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) seeks an executive director to lead its 23-person staff and hundreds of volunteers in achieving its mission to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

    Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) is a private non-profit organization affiliated with the Hennepin County Bar Association.  VLN provides free advice and legal representation to low-income individuals through volunteer attorneys, interpreters and other legal professionals throughout the state of Minnesota.  To learn more about our work, visit our website.  

    PRIMARY DUTIES: 

    • ·       Program Development and Delivery - Ensure that organization has a long range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it can make consistent, timely and demonstrable progress. Continually evaluate how well goals are being met.
    • ·       Administration and Human Resources Management – Establish and make use of an effective management team.  Ensure compliance with personnel policies and state and federal regulations on workplaces and employment.  Work to hire and retain a diverse and qualified staff.
    • ·       Community Relations – Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization; represent the programs and point of view to the agencies, organization and the general public. Work to increase cooperation and collaboration with community partners.
    • ·       Financial Management and Legal Compliance – Assure adequate control and accounting of all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices.  Oversee preparation of and adherence to annual budget.
    • ·       Fundraising – Oversee development of grant proposals and other fundraising initiatives, including annual events in coordination with Development Coordinator.  Oversee marketing and other communication efforts.
    • ·       Board of Directors – Provide appropriate, adequate and timely information to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, including preparing board agendas in consultation with board chair, providing monthly financial and program reports, and interfacing between board and staff. 

    ACCOUNTABILITY: Directly accountable to the VLN Board of Directors.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Successfully fulfilling the above responsibilities will require the following skills and experience: 

    • ·       J.D. preferred;
    • ·       Five to ten years of successful experience in a managerial or executive director position;
    • ·       Experience reporting to a board of directors;
    • ·       Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • ·       Knowledge of local community resources a plus;
    • ·       Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task;
    • ·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required;
    • ·       Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income communities and communities of color. 

    VLN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factors prohibited by applicable law.

    Those with diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits:  Include individual health insurance and liberal vacation.

    Starting date:  As soon as possible after the position is filled.

    Applications:  Applications should include a resume, a letter explaining interest in this position, and salary requirements.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    Information should be submitted to hradmin@vlnmn.org   

     

  • 25 Sep 2017 12:32 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Attorney 1

    Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

    Date Posted:  09/22/2017

    Closing Date:  10/20/2017

    Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Revenue Dept / Revenue-Severed

    Division/Unit:  Appeals & Legal Services / Legal Services 2

    Travel Required:  No

    Salary Range: $25.22 - $37.16/hourly; $52,659 - $77,590/annually

    Classified Status:  Classified

    Bargaining Unit/Union:  219 - Severed/Unrep

    FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional

    Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

    Job Summary 

    This position will:  Provide legal counsel to the Collection Division; representing the Department of Revenue at contested case or rule hearings; identifying legal and policy issues across tax types and ensuring that all interested parties are aware of and understand the issues; drafting revenue notices, administrative rules and legislation in the subject areas; testifying at legislative hearings; drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, motions and appearing in court; consult with and advise other attorneys in the division concerning the work of the division; and take on special assignments on a project or need basis

    Qualifications 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    * Graduation from an ABA-approved law school.

    * Admission to the Bar (license) to practice law in Minnesota is required prior to appointment.

    * Authorized to practice law in Minnesota.

    Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

    * Knowledge of state and federal judicial and administrative procedures and the rules of evidence.

    * Skill in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, laws, and legal precedents.

    * Human relations and communication skills sufficient to work in a professional and courteous manner.

    * Ability to understand, interpret, and explain laws, rules, and regulations.

    * Ability to present cases and information before decision-making bodies.

    * Ability to describe and explain legal problems and provide legal advice.

    * Legal research skills.

    * Ability to participate in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings, ascertain facts, and arrive at logical conclusions.

    * Skill sufficient to draft litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, and motions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Knowledge of state statutes, rules, and cases in the laws related to the subject areas of collections and bankruptcy.

    - Experience drafting litigation documents.

    - Experience representing clients in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings and appearing in court.

    - Work experience or coursework in the area of state, local, or federal taxation.

    -Work experience at the Minnesota State Legislature or state agencies.

    - Knowledge of the administrative and regulatory functions of the Minnesota Department of Revenue Appeals and Legal Services Division.

    - Experience using a legal research website.

    Physical Requirements

    Requires occasional moving of articles such as file folders, laptop computer, and resource materials.

    Additional Requirements

    Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted.  This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history.  All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

    Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

    Application Details 

    Why Work For Us

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    How to Apply

    To view the job posting, go to the State Careers website at www.mn.gov/careers, then enter Job ID 16488 in Keywords search.  Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

    For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.  

    Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Ashley Scherek at ashley.scherek@state.mn.us or 651.556.4004.

     

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