State Of North Dakota Bismarck , ND 58502

Posted 3 weeks ago

  1. Assist attorneys in the Civil Litigation Division by reviewing case files for sufficiency of documentation and obtaining necessary additional materials; researching and writing pleadings, discovery documents, motions, briefs, letters, memoranda, notices, and other documents; filing legal documents in accordance with administrative and court rules; case and witness preparation; and maintaining legal files.

2.Other paralegal work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1.Bachelor's degree with a major in paralegal, legal assistant studies, or pre-law, and two years of paralegal or legal assistant experience that included application of research and analysis to draft pleadings, discovery documents, motions, briefs, and other legal documents. Work experience as a Certified Legal Assistant may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

2.Preference will be given to applicants who have a bachelor's degree in paralegal and experience in civil litigation or related fields.

3.Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage detailed information efficiently and accurately.

4.Demonstrated excellent legal research and legal writing skills.

5.High ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

6.Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

7.Interpersonal skills necessary to work well with co-workers and others.

8.Judgment and reliability necessary to provide excellent paralegal services to the state of North Dakota.

9.Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, and standard background and criminal record checks to determine knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform paralegal tasks.

Application Procedures

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.


Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant's work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualifications

  • 3 Professional References

  • College Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Glenna, Office of Attorney General: E-mail:; phone: (701) 328-1256, fax: (701) 328-2226 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

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