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Attorney II (Public Defender)
Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents, Fargo, N.D.

Job ID 3012466
Salary Hiring Range - $5,687 - $7,000
Open until filled.

Summary of Work

This position will represent indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the East Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court. This position will require travel to all counties in the East Central Judicial District, and may provide conflict services in other jurisdictions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent clients in judicial proceedings in a competent, effective and ethical manner.
  • Provide representation for conflict cases in other jurisdictions as necessary which may require some travel.
  • Keep abreast of statutory and decisional law in areas of practice.
  • Maintain license to practice laws and obtain required CLE credits.
  • May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota. We will consider applications from persons eligible for licensure, but not currently licensed in ND.
  • Two years work experience in the practice of law which included court experience. Experience related to actual criminal defense is preferred.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Analytical and decision-making ability.
  • If no qualified applicants, will consider underfilling as an Attorney I which requires a Juris Doctorate degree and license to practice law in North Dakota.

    Application Procedures

    Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

    Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

    Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

    Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact the Valley City Administrative Office at 701-845-8632. ND Relay Number 1-800-366-6888

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.