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Legal Administrative Assistant – Public Safety Division

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 1, 2024
Closing date
Apr 15, 2024

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Administrative / Clerical, Legal
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 4/1/2024

Closing Date: 4/15/2024

Position Salary Range: $22.74 - $30.68 / hourly; $47,481 - $64,059 / annually


Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison 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 choose public service as a calling, and we are actively and intentionally committed to supporting an internal culture that affirms that calling. The Office is one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and as of 2024, has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota for three years in a row and Top Workplace USA for three years in a row.

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant (Legal Secretary) in the Public Safety Division in our Town Square Tower office location. Specifically, this position will support attorneys, paralegals, and investigators as directed by 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.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid work environment after successful completion of onboarding and training.


Minimum Qualifications

Legal administrative assistant experience or training that demonstrates the following skills and abilities:

  • Skill in:
    • Using legal terminology and procedures sufficient to draft documents and correspondence
    • Preparing and processing legal papers and correspondence
    • Organizing and maintaining law libraries, documents, and case files
    • Word processing sufficient to prepare, edit, and finalize emails, memos, reports, and/or other documents and types of written communications, ensuring they are properly formatted, grammatically correct, and error-free
    • Data entry sufficient to maintain accurate records and reports
    • Customer service sufficient to respectfully engage with clients, coworkers, and customers, when handling difficult or complex problems and resolving escalated complaints or disputes
  • Ability to create, file, retrieve, and destroy electronic records according to retention data schedules

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
  • Skill in data entry sufficient to:
    • Locate, identify, and correct data entry errors
    • Receive and review source documents, compare documents to database information, and edit documents
  • Knowledge of eFiling procedures in various courts

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 Monday, April 15, 2024.

  1. Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 75397
  3. Direct Link

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Grace Cabrera at or (651) 757-1280.


Why Work For Us 

Diverse Workforce 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, fostering 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.


Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources, and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at (651) 259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.


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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