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Staff Attorney

MN Board on Judicial Standards

Posted 4 months ago

Description

The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards is seeking qualified applicants for a staff attorney position for investigation, legal research, and other activities related to the Board’s responsibilities. The position will be either 24 or 32 hours per week at the Board office in Mendota Heights. The Board is an independent State agency that responds to complaints alleging that a judge has violated the Minnesota Code of Judicial Conduct. The Board also handles judicial disability matters, issues advisory opinions, and seeks to educate judges and others about judicial ethics.Example of Duties

The following are examples of major job duties expected for this position to perform.

  • Assist in the evaluation and investigation of complaints against state court judges and other judicial officers.
  • Provide written reports summarizing the investigation of assigned cases and analyzing and evaluating the cases.
  • Research legal issues as assigned.
  • Attend Board meetings.
  • Provide information to and take direction from the Board and Executive Secretary as requested.
  • Provide customer service necessary to accurately perform intake of complaints.
  • Develop good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

 Typical Qualifications

Below are the past experiences that will enable success in the role. For education requirements listed, the equivalent number of years of related experience may serve as a substitute.
What You Must Have: 

  • Law degree from an accredited college or university.
  • License to practice law in Minnesota or another jurisdiction.
  • Three to five years of experience as an attorney in private or public practice.
  • A high level of integrity and good judgment and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information.

What You Will Bring:

  • Knowledge of applicable substantive and procedural law, statutes, and rules.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of legal research and analysis.
  • Skill in applying legal principles and logical thinking to cases, problems, and research.
  • Skill in legal writing and drafting.
  • Skill in conducting legal research and analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others within and outside the Board. 

 
What You Will Earn 
The expected starting range for this position is $40.43 to $45.00 per hour.  The full salary range for this position is $40.43 – $62.62 per hour.  This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and will be eligible for State of MN employee benefits.
 
What You Will Get 
The Board on Judicial Standards cares about and invests in you as an employee.  Because of that, we offer affordable yet competitive benefits to support you and your family’s wellbeing. Our comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees includes health and wellness benefits, short- and long-term disability, pension, paid parental leave, paid sick and vacation time, and more. The employee-paid premium for a full-time employee with single coverage is only $39.66/month for the Minnesota Advantage Health Plan(Download PDF reader) and $21.34/month for the Dental Plan.Supplemental Information

Additional Information
The position will work normal business hours (8:00 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday. This work will be conducted in-person at the Board office in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

To Apply:  Visit www.mncourts.gov/careers. Complete and submit your online application with cover letter and resume attached by January 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.  All employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory results of our background check processes.

Why Work for Us? 
Board on Judicial Standards employees consistently express pride in their public service and in the quality of programs and services provided to customers, as well as appreciation for the teamwork and collaboration that is promoted within the agency.
 
We celebrate and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and actively seek and value diversity in professional background and cultural characteristics. We are intentional and mindful about the organizational culture we are building, seeking broad-minded individuals with robust capabilities who value supporting one another’s growth.

It the policy of the Board on Judicial Standards that all decisions regarding employment are made without discrimination on the basis of disability. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to participate in the employee selection process by contacting HR, nicole.zappa@courts.state.mn.us.

The Board on Judicial Standards is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Board on Judicial Standards that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age. We value and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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