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Job Announcement - Attorney II Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The ND Protection & Advocacy Project is looking for a full time Attorney in Bismarck ND. 

Summary of Work

Are you passionate about serving others?  Do you have the desire to advocate for equality and inclusion?  The ND Protection & Advocacy Project is a statewide agency with the federally mandated purpose of protecting and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in North Dakota.  We are searching for an Attorney to work at our Bismarck office that wants to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.  This position provides legal representation and advocacy services to the Project’s clients, performs representative payee reviews, researches and develops legal opinions to assist non-attorney staff in representing clients, provides information and training to staff, consumers, parents, and other professionals on legal rights issues, and provides legislative and systemic advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities.

Occasional travel will be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree, two years of work experience as a licensed attorney, and licensure to practice law in North Dakota.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Work experience providing legal representation to individuals in administrative hearings or civil proceedings in state or federal court.
  • Work experience involving research and written analysis of complex statutes, rules, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state law with substantial relevance to people with disabilities.  Examples include the American with Disabilities Act [ADA], Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Disability-connected employment law, Social Security Disability, and Guardianship. 
  • Work experience training and providing recommendations to others on legal rights issues, conducting outreach or public awareness activities, or developing legal materials or resources for groups, such as clients, professionals, or the public.
  • Experience participating on issue-focused committees, task forces, workgroups or other groups seeking systemic changes.
  • Work experience that involved preparing and presenting testimony to legislative and/or regulatory bodies or other involvement in the legislative process – state or federal. 
  • Training and experience in Conflict Resolution or Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Salary Range:  $5,744-$7,400 per month + Full Benefits

Applicants must complete a  State of North Dakota Application online at  Upload a cover letter, resume, and transcripts.

Job Closing:  October 30, 2022, 11:59PM CDT