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Paralegal – Human Services

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Jun 17, 2024
Closing date
Jul 3, 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: 6/17/2024

Closing Date: 7/3/2024


LA5 Salary Range: $25.14 - $37.60/hourly; $52,492 - $78,508/annually

LA6 Salary Range: $28.26 - $41.43/hourly; $59,006 - $86,505/annually

LA7 Salary Range: $31.61 - $47.69/hourly; $66,001 - $99,576/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 and Top Workplace USA for three years in a row.

The Office is currently seeking a Paralegal in the Human Services Division of the Office.

The Human Services Division handles a broad range of matters, including class actions, constitutional claims in state and federal court, and administrative proceedings. This Division performs meaningful and challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesotans. Supporting the Division’s litigation matters, a paralegal in the Human Services Division will have the following responsibilities:


  • Drafting pleadings
  • Preparing exhibits for hearings and trials
  • Obtaining, reviewing, and redacting documents for production
  • Supporting attorneys in depositions and hearings
  • Summarizing deposition transcripts
  • Supporting trial teams
  • Checking citations both for factual support and for formal adherence to the Bluebook
  • Completing a range of tasks using the discovery management platform Everlaw  


Minimum Qualifications


  • Completion of formal paralegal or legal assistant coursework from an accredited program which resulted in a program certificate, associate degree or bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience as a paralegal or legal assistant


  • Three or more years of experience working in a litigation setting as a paralegal or equivalent paraprofessional legal support position

In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of court procedures, legal terminology, legal document formatting, and proper citation requirements needed to draft and file legal documents;
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, sufficient to identify and address priorities;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Proven abilities to:
    • Multitask by managing an active caseload and meeting tight deadlines;
    • Contribute positively to a team and interact successfully with clients and members of the public;
    • Work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment; and
    • Show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic.



To be considered at the Legal Assistant 6 (LA6) level applicants must have 6 or more years related experience.


To be considered at the Legal Assistant 7 (LA7) level applicants must have 12 or more years related experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with administrative agencies in Minnesota
  • Trial experience
  • Experience with discovery management platforms

How to Apply

  1.  Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 77581
  3. Direct Link


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 Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

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


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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