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Job Announcement - Public Defender Thursday, January 28, 2021

Job ID 3017847

Location Minot, ND

Minimum Salary $4613

Starting Salary DOE

Closing Date 02/11/2021 at 11:59 pm.

Summary of Work

This position will represent indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the North Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court. This position will require travel to all counties in the North Central Judicial District and will 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 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.

Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Analytical and decision-making ability.

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:


Cover Letter

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.

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.

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