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Legal Secretary – Public Safety Division

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Nov 16, 2022
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Administrative / Clerical, Legal
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

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Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota 2021/2022 and a Top Workplaces USA 2022 — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office is seeking a Legal Secretary to support the Public Safety division in our Town Square Tower office location. Specifically, this position will support attorneys and paralegals as directed by the Legal Secretary Senior and the supervisor.

The work includes but is not limited to preparing legal documents and briefs, efiling, filing, serving legal documents, opening and closing files, retaining records, and occasionally transcribing documents.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of:
    • English sufficient to perform the job duties described above, using, reading, writing, and speaking skills to communicate effectively Legal terminology sufficient to draft a variety of legal documents
  • Skill in:
    • Typing/Keyboarding sufficient to perform skilled typing tasks with speed and accuracy
    • Word processing sufficient to type, format, edit, and finalize legal documents and other written materials, ensuring they are properly formatted, grammatically correct, and error-free
    • Customer service sufficient to provide courteous, effective, and timely service to coworkers, other staff, clients, opposing counsel, etc.
  • Ability to:
    • Use or readily learn database management techniques sufficient to access, enter, edit/update, format, and print information in databases            


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of:
    • Legal documents that include but are not limited to legal pleadings, briefs, appellate court notices and motions, memoranda of law, legislation, transcripts, delegation orders, correspondence, search warrants, complaints, memos, charts, service letters, and affidavits of service
    • eFiling procedures in various courts
  • Completion of a legal secretary, legal administrative assistant, or related post-secondary training program or certification; OR two or more years as a legal secretary  


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.

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 for more information.)

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2022.


  1. Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 60739
  3. Direct Link


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jake Pleschourt, Human Resources Generalist, at or (651) 757-1057.


The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota. The Office of the Attorney General represents the State of Minnesota on important legal matters that make a difference in the lives of our citizens and establishes and effectuates the legal policy for the State of Minnesota. The Office’s work involves significant and challenging constitutional, statutory, and enforcement matters.

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered: The Office provides a range of legal practice opportunities to highly capable attorneys with the professional drive and abilities to perform exceptional legal work. We offer our lawyers the opportunity to do important legal work on behalf of the public, to assume a significant amount of responsibility over their files, and to expand on their litigation and courtroom experience.

Required Qualifications: Attorneys who wish to be considered for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General must have a proven and successful track record, superior academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research, writing, and communication skills, excellent judgment and character, and a professional deportment. Applicants must have the desire to serve the public with distinction and the professionalism, skills, and work ethic to put forth the very best legal work on behalf of the public. The selection process is highly competitive.

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445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul

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