Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents, Bismarck, ND
Salary: $5205-$6940 per month
Closing Date: September 6, 2013, at 5:00 pm
Position Number: 188-26262
Requisition Number: None
Status: Full-time, Regular
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: August 15, 2013
Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota.
Two years 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 from an accredited law school, licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North, experience in the practice of law which included court experience, and effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and analytical and decision-making ability.
Minimum qualifications must be met as of start date. Anticipated start date is October 1, 2013.
Interested applicants should submit an Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter by Friday, September 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm to:
Robin Huseby, Executive Director
Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents
PO Box 149
Valley City ND 58072
Completed application, resume, and cover letter must be received at the address above by 5:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013, or application will not be considered.
Emailed applications will not be considered.
Applicants claiming veteran preference must submit Form DD214 with the completed application and those applicants needing accommodation with the application and/or interview process should call the Commission at (701) 845-8632.
Anticipated work start date for Attorney II in the Bismarck-Mandan Public Defender Office is approximately October 1, 2013.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
This position represents indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the South Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court, and may provide conflict services in other jurisdictions.
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.
Provide intake and assignment services in accordance with the statutes, administrative rules, agency policies and procedures, and local office procedures and respond promptly to requests for representation from prospective clients of the office
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 Bismarck-Mandan Public Defender office Supervising Attorney.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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 provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.