PARALEGAL

Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posted
Nov 25, 2020
Closes
Dec 07, 2020
Category
Government, Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

PARALEGAL

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting applicants from paralegals who have the professionalism, capabilities, and drive to perform the highest quality work on behalf of the people of Minnesota.  The selected candidate will work in the Employment Tort and Public Utilities (“ETP”) division.

Requirements.  Applicants should have outstanding research and analytical abilities, excellent attention to detail, good judgment and character, and a strong work ethic.  The role comes with a large case load and requires an individual who is highly organized and able to manage their time effectively between several competing tasks. In addition, the ideal candidate is a team player, willing to work with a variety of colleagues and clients to complete litigation tasks.  Qualified applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a litigation setting as a paralegal and a Certificate in paralegal studies (or an equivalent).  Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in paralegal or legal studies. Experience and knowledge of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, as well as experience with E-Discovery software (such as Relativity) is also preferred.

Responsibilities.  The Office represents the State of Minnesota and its agencies on important constitutional, statutory, and common-law matters.  Our paralegals perform meaningful and challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.  Paralegals in the ETP division will work on a wide variety of cases, including employment discrimination, defamation, personal injury, other torts, as well as Section 1983 lawsuits alleging the violation of constitutional rights.  ETP also handles several case-types with state-wide importance, including the defense of Minnesota statutes and executive orders against various legal challenges.  Paralegals work as an integral part of litigation teams, drafting litigation holds and indemnification paperwork, summarizing deposition transcripts and other important records, performing legislative history and jury verdict research, and are extensively involved with the discovery process and as part of the trial team.  Paralegals obtain, review, and redact documents for production, and aid in preparing evidence for depositions, motion practice, and trials.

Why Work For Us?  GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. 

Applications.  The application period for this position closes on December 7, 2020.  You may express interest by submitting a cover letter and resume that includes your relevant experience and academic credentials, as follows:

Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Attention:  June Walsh
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 102

St. Paul, MN  55155

ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us

 

Note:  The Attorney General’s Office greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity.  It is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or military status.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

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