CRIMINAL APPELLATE ATTORNEY

Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posted
Jan 15, 2021
Closes
Jan 29, 2021
Category
Government, Legal
Employment Status
Full Time

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is seeking an attorney with at least 10 years of experience practicing criminal law as a prosecutor, defense attorney, or appellate practitioner.  This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that handles important public safety and legal matters for the State of Minnesota.  Duties of the position will primarily include representing the prosecution in appeals of felony convictions in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  There may also be appearances at postconviction hearings in district courts statewide or the federal district court.  The position also includes training law enforcement officers and attorneys, and serving as a resource for other divisions of the office and prosecutors throughout Minnesota.

Requirements:  Applicants should have good academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and strong professional work ethic and writing skills are essential.  Applicants must be able to serve the public with a high level of distinction. 

We offer a 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.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees.  (Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.)

Applications:  Attorneys wishing to apply should submit, no later than January 29, 2021, a cover letter and resume that includes relevant criminal experience, a law school transcript, and a writing sample excerpt (no longer than 5 pages) to:

Office of the Minnesota Attorney General

Attn: 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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