Current Job Listings

Part-time and Summer Clerkship & Intern Positions
North Dakota & Minnesota Associate Positions
Associate Positions Elsewhere
North Dakota & Minnesota Clerkships
Clerkships Elsewhere
Solo Practice Opportunities

 

Part-time and Summer Clerkship & Intern Positions

1/4/10
Law Clerk:  Grand Forks, ND.  Reichert Armstrong Law Office has an opening for a Law Clerk.  The firm is a general practice firm with an emphasis in criminal proceedings.  The Law Clerk will be expected to work approximately twenty hours per week through the school year.  Law Clerk responsibilities will include tasks such as:  memo writing; drafting motions; brief writing; client interviews; and varied clerical activities.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to:  Clarissa Van Eps; 218 South 3rd Street; Grand Forks, ND  58201 or email to:  Clarissa@reichertlaw.com.

12/10/10
Summer Law Clerk:  Grand Forks, ND.  Larivee and Light Law Office has an immediate opening for a law clerk.  The position requires legal research, client intake and management.  Second year law student.  The position will entail about 25-40 hours per week during the summer, and part-time during the school year.  The firm’s primary practice is in the area of criminal defense.  Applicants need to provide the firm with a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample.  Please send to:  Tyler Morrow, Larivee and Light Law Office; US Bank Building; 600 DeMers Avenue; Grand Forks, ND  58201.

12/7/10
Summer Law Clerk:  Bismarck, Minot, and Fargo, ND.  Legal Services of North Dakota will have three Summer Law Clerk positions in 2011.  These positions are open to 2L or 3L students.  The locations of these openings are Bismarck, Minot and Fargo.  LSND represent low-income clients throughout North Dakota, practices in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  Caseload includes wide variety of cases including consumer, housing, family, poverty, public benefits and elder law and Indian law.  Sensitivity to client needs, strong oral and written communications skills.  Experience in working with low-income people is preferred.  Salary:  $10.00 per hour based on a 35 hour work week.  Employment will begin late May, 2011.  Applications accepted until February 25, 2011.  To Apply:  Request an application form or take from website.  No resumes will be accepted in place of an application.  Legal Services of North Dakota; PO Box 1893; Bismarck, ND  58502-1893.  Email:  wrhoads@legalassist.org.

12/6/10
Law Clerk:  Bismarck, ND.  Zuger Kirmis & Smith, a law firm in Bismarck, ND, is accepting applications for a Law Clerk to start in the summer of 2011.  Zuger Kirmis & Smith practices extensively in the area of civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, and oil and gas law.  The firm is looking for someone with strong academic credentials.  For more information on the firm, please see their website at www.zkslaw.com.  If interested in the position, please turn in a resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcript into the Career Services Office by Friday, January 28th.  An attorney from the firm will likely be conducting interviews at the School of Law, which will be scheduled through the Career Services Office.

11/23/10
Attorney I:Devils Lake, ND. Department of Human Services in Devils Lake, ND has an opening for an Attorney I. Salary: $3826-$5101. Closing Date: December 6, 2010. Requires a Juris Doctorate degree and a license to practice law in North Dakota. Preference will be given to applicants with child support experience. Principle duties provide a good introduction into family law in North Dakota and include: litigate the establishment of paternity, child support obligations, and medical support obligations; review and request modification of court orders; assist staff in legal matters; draft legal documents and perform legal research; provide input when formulating policy and procedure; and public relations. Employee in this position is expected to practice in both tribal court and District court. For benefits, and application procedures, please visit www.nd.gov.

11/23/10
Attorney III: Williston, ND. ND Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents is seeking an Attorney III. Salary is $5303-$7171 per month. Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school; Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota; More than four years experience in the practice of law which included court experience; Criminal defense experience is required; Two years management or supervisory experience; Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Analytical and decision-making ability. If no qualified applicants, will consider underfilling as an Attorney II. For application procedures; and summary of work, please visit www.nd.gov.

11/22/10
Legal Internship:  Grand Forks, ND.  Rosenquist, Arnason & Hankey Law Firm in Grand Forks, ND has an opening for a Legal Internship.  1L or 2L interested in the general practice of law to work full-time this summer and part-time throughout the following school year.  The law student hired will have the opportunity to work and gain experience in the fields of Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Estate Planning.  At a minimum, the law student will be responsible for the following tasks:  drafting motions, pleadings, briefs, and correspondence; researching issues; conducting discovery; conducting client interviews; and accompanying attorneys to court appearances.  This is an hourly paid position.  The firm is willing to work with law students to create a work schedule around their class and study time.  Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Rosenquist, Arnason & Hankey; Attn:  Kerry Rosenquist; 301 North 3rd Street, Suite 300; Grand Forks, ND  58203.  Deadline:  December 17, 2010. 

11/8/10
Summer Clerkship:  Bismarck, ND.   Bormann, Myerchin, Monasky & Espeseth, LLP seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student as a clerk for the summer of 2011.  The Firm practices civil and criminal law, with emphasis on trials, employment law, personal injury, probate, wills and estate planning.  The lawyers are licensed to practice in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, although the majority of work is done in North Dakota.  The clerkship is designed to provide the clerk with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a small (five-lawyer) firm, give assistance to the attorneys in research, writing and other tasks, and enable both the clerk and attorneys an opportunity to explore whether future employment with the Firm may be possible.  The Firm pays an hourly wage and parking.  Please send resume and writing sample to Paul H. Myerchin, P.O. Box 995, Bismarck, ND 58502-0995.

 

North Dakota & Minnesota Associate Positions

1/4/11
Assistant Attorney General:  Bismarck, ND.  Open until filled.  Minimum Qualifications:  1. Be licensed to practice law in North Dakota (or the expectation of imminent admission to the State Bar Association of North Dakota).  2. Meet high ethical standards, with clean discipline record.  3. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  4. Have the interpersonal skills necessary to work well with clients, co-workers, and others.  5. Have the judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota.  6. Requires ability, demonstrated in previous employment experience or described in personnel records, to establish and maintain effective, harmonious working relationships with clients, co-workers, and supervisors.  7. Must have excellent prioritization, time management, and organization skills.  8. Proven ability or potential to do excellent legal work in the areas of legal research and writing, negotiations, and client advice.  9. Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, and standard background and criminal record checks.  Application Procedures:  Applications must be submitted on a State of North Dakota Application for Employment Form (SFN #10950) along with a resume, three professional references, college transcripts, writing sample, and cover letter with a written summary that clearly explains how the applicant’s work experience is related to the description of duties and responsibilities, minimum qualifications and level of work experience for the position to:  Glenna Ellison, Human Resource Officer, Office of Attorney General, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 125, Bismarck, ND 58505-0040.  Telephone Number (701) 328-1256, TTY Number 1-800-366-6888.  Application forms are available at Job Service offices, the Human Resource Management Services office and the Office of Attorney General or may be downloaded from the Internet at the following address: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/  Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorships will not be provided.  Summary of Work:  Detailed Description: This position will provide general counsel services to the Public Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Fund for Retirement, the State Investment Board, and the Department of Financial Institutions, including negotiating investment manager contracts and providing advice on (1) state and federal law requirements for tax-qualified public pension plans and deferred compensation plans, (2) fiduciary responsibilities, and (3) laws pertaining to financial institutions. The position is also responsible for drafting legislation, administrative rules, and other work as directed.

12/17/10
Juvenile Court Officer III:  Dickinson, ND.  Salary: $4,912 monthly.  Application and resume must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on January 3, 2011.  Minimum Qualifications:  Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice or a related area and five years of previous experience in a criminal justice or juvenile justice system.  Graduate level classes in criminal justice, juvenile justice or a related area may substitute for up to two years of the work experience requirement on a year-for-year basis if the program provided the knowledge and skills required to form the duties of the position to be filled.  Application Procedures:  Interested applicants must submit an Application for State Employment (SFN 10950).  Applications can be obtained by contacting the local job service office or online at:  http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.htmlSubmit Application and Resume to:  North Dakota Court System; Attn:  Human Resources; 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Mail Stop 180; Bismarck, ND  58505-0530.  Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.  Summary of Work:  The Juvenile Court Officer III is responsible for assisting the Director of Juvenile Court Services in providing advanced investigative, diagnostic, supervisory, and probation services for the court in a large juvenile court services unit of eight or more professional and clerical staff, and may be responsible for supervising the juvenile court services in a small Juvenile Court Services Unit of seven or less professional and clerical staff.  This classification assists in the implementation of specialized programs and projects on behalf of the court.  Responsibilities include possibly supervising a small unit (seven or less staff), conducting informal adjustments, the preparation of temporary custody orders and the authority to authorize the secure/non-secure detention, release or, or shelter care of juveniles.  The Juvenile Court Officer III differs from the Juvenile Court Officer II in that the former position requires more extensive experience, has program and project administrative responsibilities, has lead worker responsibility in large units (eight or more staff), and may have supervisory responsibility in small units (seven or less staff).  Access Application for Employment Form SFN 10950 at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html  Visit North Dakota State Government:  http://www.nd.gov

12/17/10
Director of Minerals Management:  Bismarck, ND.  Salary: $4,247-$6,370/month.  Closing Date: Open Until Filled.  Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree and five years of work experience in duties that reflect knowledge related to the activities performed by the State Land Department’s Minerals Division. Responsibilities will include leasing of mineral rights, transferring of ownership rights, mineral management, title work, that included supervision of staff.  At least three years of the required work experience must have been in a management position requiring the development and implementation of major policies within an organization.  Preference will be given to applicants who indicate familiarity with relational databases, a basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a working knowledge of GIS & ESRI software (ArcGIS).  Application Procedures:  Readvertised to expand applicant pool. Previous applicants remain in consideration and do not need to reapply.  Interested applicants must apply by submitting the following documents to Linda Fisher, ND State Land Department, 1707 N 9th St, PO Box 5523, Bismarck, 58506-5523, Fax:  701-328-3650, Email:  llfisher@nd.gov.  Letter of Application; State of ND Application of Employment (SFN 10950); Resume, including references.  Contact Linda Fisher at 701-328-2800 for more information or for persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process.  Summary of Work:  Supervise and train personnel assigned to minerals management and related tasks.  Monitor oil and gas drilling and production on state mineral interest and adjoining property. Perform title work, as needed, to determine the state’s interest in mineral tracts.  Coordinate Division’s activities with other divisions and agencies.  Represent the interests of the State Land Department and its trusts before the State Legislature and other entities.  Access Application for Employment Form SFN 10950 at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html.  Visit North Dakota State Government:  http://www.nd.gov

12/17/10
Badlands Activities Center Events and Conference Coordinator:  Dickinson, ND.  Salary: $40,000 - $50,000.  Closing Date: January 17, 2011.  Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree is required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, budget management experience, marketing or advertising experience, and competencies in Microsoft Office suite are essential for success in this position.  Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years of experience in areas directly related to the major duties is strongly preferred.  Prior experience operating sound and light systems is highly desirable.  Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 17, 2011.  However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, submit letter of application, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a Dickinson State University staff employment application to:  DSU.hr@dickinsonstate.edu or mail to Ms. Gail Ebeltoft, Coordinator of Human Resources, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND  58601-4896.  For further information about this position, contact Ms. Ebeltoft at 483-2530. Visit our Web-site at www.dickinsonstate.eduSummary of Work:  Dickinson State University is seeking a self-directed, creative and diplomatic individual to become the Badlands Activities Center Events and Conference Coordinator.  The candidate selected must be committed to excellence and willing to be onsite for major events, which includes many nights and weekends.  Reporting to the President, the Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling and coordinating athletic and community events on the BAC Track and Football field.  This individual will also be responsible for scheduling and coordinating all events that are held within the BAC complex.  Other duties include: marketing and advertising, budgeting, and routine coordination with Dickinson State University entities, administrators and athletic directors at Dickinson high schools, the City Manager, and other organizations represented within the BAC Development Board.
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12/17/10
Research Analyst North Dakota Court System: Bismarck, ND.  Salary: $45,000/year.  This position is not eligible for benefits.  Temporary employees are eligible to participate in the retirement, health, and life insurance programs at the employee’s expense.  Closing Date: Application and resume must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on December 23, 2010.  Minimum Qualifications:  Requires a bachelor's degree, preferably with major course work in business or public administration, statistics, social sciences, or related field with a concentration in research methods and one year of professional or paraprofessional experience in research, development, evaluation, or revision of programs.  Valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.  Application Procedures:  Interested applicants must submit an Application for State Employment (SFN 10950) and resume.  Applications can be obtained online at:  http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html or from any North Dakota Job Service office.  Submit Application and Resume to:  North Dakota Court System, Attn:  Human Resources; 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Mailstop 180; Bismarck, ND  58505-0530.  Email: Courtjobs@ndcourts.gov.  Application material must be received at the address above no later than 5:00 p.m., on December 23, 2010.  Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.  Summary of Work:  This position is within the Court Improvement Project of the State Court Administrative Office to conduct analysis of court activities and programs related to juvenile and child welfare matters including best practice research, program evaluation, performance assessments, prepare reports for public dissemination, and provide other technical assistance to the courts.  Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel required.  Access Application for Employment Form SFN 10950 at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html.  Visit North Dakota State Government:  http://www.nd.gov

12/10/10
Attorney:  Bismarck, ND.  The Bismarck office of Johnson, Rodenburg & Lauinger is looking for an attorney to handle collections and creditor rights litigation.  Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of pleadings, discovery and motion practice, some trial work, and settlement negotiations.  This office practices in the courts of MN, MT, ND, SD, and WY.  Admission to the bar in one or more of these states is a plus.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Inquiries and applications for this position should be sent to lisa@jrllawoffice.com.

11/17/10
Assistant State’s Attorney:  Jamestown, ND.  Stutsman County is accepting applications for an assistant state’s attorney position.  A license to practice law in North Dakota is required.  Minimum salary:  $46,416.60.  Applications must be delivered to the Stutsman County State’s Attorney’s Office; 511 2nd Avenue SE, Suite 2; Jamestown, ND  58401.  (701)252-6688, before 5p.m. on December 2, 2010 and must include a completed official county application form. 

11/16/10
Litigation Attorney: Williston, ND. Crowley Fleck, a progressive and established 100+ attorney law firm, based in Billings, MT, with regional offices in Bismarck and Williston, North Dakota and Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula, Montana seeks a lateral litigation attorney with at least one year of experience or the equivalent such as a clerkship to practice in our Williston, North Dakota office. The firm will consider a new associate without experience but with the right qualifications. Successful applicants must be licensed or capable of being licensed to practice law in North Dakota and capable of being licensed in Montana within a year, have a strong academic record, solid research and writing capabilities. Very competitive salary. All applications will be held in confidence. Please submit your cover letter, resume and transcript to: Crowley Fleck; Attn: Joe Kresslein; PO Box 2529; Billings, MT 59103-2529. Open until filled.

11/15/10
Associate Attorney: Full-time attorney position for civil litigation practice in Bismarck, ND available immediately. Experience preferred but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to Melissa Klimpel at P.O. Box 460, Bismarck, ND 58502 or mklimpel@smithbakke.com by December 1, 2010.

11/10/10
Attorney III:  Williston, ND.  Salary:  $5303-7071 per month.  Deadline:  November 22, 2010.  Minimum Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school; Licensre as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota; More than four years experience in the practice of law which included court experience11/9/10; Criminal defense experience is required; Two years management or supervisory experience; Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Analytical and decision-making ability.  If no qualified applicants, will consider underfilling as an Attorney II.  Minimum Qualifications for Attorney II:  Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school; Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota; Two years experience in the practice of law which included court experience.  Criminal law experience will be required; Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Analytical and decision-making ability.  Interested applicants should submit Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter by Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5p.m. to:  Robin Huseby, Executive Director; Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents; PO Box 149; Valley City, ND  58072.  Applications can be obtained by contacting the Commission or online at www.nd.gov.  Anticipated work start date for Attorney III in the Williston Public Defender Office is approximately January 1, 2011.  For a summary of work and responsibilities, please visit the website. 

11/9/10
Senior Assistant State's Attorney: Bismarck, ND. The Burleigh County Human Resource Department will be accepting applications from November 8, 2010 until November 30, 2010 for the position of a Senior Assistant State's Attorney available in the Burleigh County State's Attorney's office. Must have Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of North Dakota, with three or more years of experience in criminal litigation preferred; five years experience in active law practice required; Requires a valid Class D North Dakota driver's license, with a clean driving record; Must have reasonable interpersonal communication skills and be able to have a good working relationship with professional staff, law enforcement agencies, court staff, and the general public. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for gathering evidence, conducting more complex civil and criminal lawsuits, and presenting information in court to prosecute or defend actions; Advise law enforcement officers, prepare and present warrants, and hold probable cause hearings; Conduct legal research, prepare legal documents and opinions pertaining to assigned agency, and mentoring assistant state's attorneys; Advise elected and appointed officials and county employees as to their legal rights, and represent agencies in court; Direct supervision of support staff along with other administrative duties in the absence of the State's Attorney. For information on how to apply, please visit http://www.co.burleigh.nd.us/employment/

11/5/10
Associate Attorney:  Bismarck, ND.  Well established Bismarck, North Dakota law firm is seeking to immediately hire an Associate Attorney with at least two years of experience.  Compensation includes an incentive-based salary package with first year earning potential of up to or exceeding $88,000, plus full benefits.  The new associate will become an integral part of an expanding full-service, general practice law firm.  Litigation experience is preferred.  The associate’s primary focus will be in the areas of family and criminal law, but will also include general litigation.  The ideal candidate will have a North Dakota license or be able to waive into the North Dakota Bar.  Position open until filled.  Please mail cover letter and resume to UND School of Law, Attention: Sheri Evans, 215 Centennial Drive, Stop 9003, Grand Forks, ND  58202-9003, or email to evans@law.und.edu.

11/5/10
Collection Litigation & Bankruptcy:  Messerli & Kramer represents national creditors in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  This attorney position involves all aspects of collection litigation, bankruptcy matters.  Consumer or business collection law experience preferred.  Our law firm offers competitive salary and benefits in a collegial and professional environment.  This position is located in the Collection Department in Plymouth, MN.  Please send resume and cover letter to:  Derrick N. Weber at dweber@messerlikramer.com.

11/5/10
Compliance Officer I:  Bismarck, ND.  The Office of State Tax Commissioner is seeking a Compliance Office I.  Salary:  $2875-$3000.  Minimum qualifications:  Requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, economics or other business related field, and one year of related work experience.  Work experience is related if it includes the application or interpretation of guidelines, laws, rules, regulations, or policies.  Preference will be given for experience beyond the 1 year requirement for customer service and compliance; for the development of oral and written communications skills; tax experience, and familiarity with Microsoft, web based applications or tax software.  For the application procedures, summary of work and how to apply, please visit http://www.nd.gov.

11/5/10
Litigation Associate:  Eden Prairie, MN.  Mid-sized firm with national practice in the Minneapolis metro area has an opening for an experienced litigation associate.  This is a fast-pased practice that involves general and commercial litigation matters.  Looking for committed, hard-working attorney with courtroom experience and superior writing skills.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please email resume to:  employment@fmjlaw.com or by mail to:  775 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 400; Eden Prairie, MN  55344.

10/25/10
In-House Counsel Attorney:  Williston, ND.  Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative is looking to hire a full time in-house attorney.   Applications will be accepted from recent graduates and students currently in the class of 2011.  The in-house Counsel will work with a variety of issues, including but not limited to, employment, contracts, and real estate purchases, leases and easements.  This is a unique opportunity to get in with an excellent company and be guided in your new position by a reputable and well established law firm.  Pay will be competitive and it has excellent benefits.  Please submit a cover letter attn: Dwight Eiken, resume, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the UND School of Law Office of Career Services, 215 Centennial Drive Stop 9003, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9003, evans@law.und.edu (email), 701-777-6447 (fax), by November 28, 2010. 

10/6/10
Associate:  Duluth, MN.  Small, general practice firm seeking associate with two-plus years’ experience to practice in the following areas:  family law, probate, estate planning, business law and bankruptcy.  Submit resume to:  Bench and Bar; Box 214; c/o MSBA; 600 Nicollet Mall; #380; Minneapolis, MN  55402.

10/5/10
Lateral Attorneys:  Eden Prarie, MN.  Now is the time to join a growing and profitable law firm.  Hellmuth & Johnson, seeks two senior associate or partner-level attorneys to join the firm in opening its new five-story office building in Edina, which is located at the intersection of Highways 494 and 169.  Hellmuth & Johnson, continues the pursuit of its growth model by adding professionals who value excellence in the practice of law, allowing the firm to maintain profitability at the business level while rewarding performance with a dynamic compensation plan and partnership opportunities.  The ideal candidate is like-minded, with a proven record of success.  All practice areas will be considered.  Direct inquiries in confidence to:  Chad A. Johnson, Managing Partner; 10400 Viking Drive, Suite 500; Eden Prairie, MN  55344, or cjohnson@hjlawfirm.com.

10/1/10
Associate Attorney:  Marshall, MN.  Quarnstrom & Doering in Marshall, MN has an opening for an Associate Attorney.  The firm practices in the areas of Family Law, Municipal Government, Criminal Prosecution for Cities, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate, Civil Litigation and Social Security Disability in SW Minnesota.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Open until filled.  Please either email or mail cover letter and resume to:  Michael W. Cable; 109 South 4th Street; Marshall, MN  56258.  Email:  mcable@qdplm.com.

9/20/10
Associate Attorney:  Fargo, ND.  Aaland Law Firm is a Fargo based firm with an immediate opening for an associate attorney. The firm currently has three attorneys handling criminal and civil matters in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Federal courts.  The open position will focus primarily on criminal defense in Minnesota court and Federal courts.  Experience and a Minnesota license are required.  Salary is negotiable.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Aaland Law Firm; P.O. Box 1817; Fargo, ND 58107.

 

Associate Positions Elsewhere

12/10/10
Assistant General Counsel:  Denver, CO.  Xcel Energy has an opening for an Assistant General Counsel to provide legal guidance and counsel on environmental matters.  This position provides critical legal advice and counsel regarding environmental issues, with an emphasis on environmental air issues, and handles legal issues related to environmental compliance (such as Clean Air Act requirements); environmental policy; general corporate matters related to environmental issues (including 10-Qs and 10-Ks, bond offerings/due diligence); rule making and administrative proceedings and provides litigation support. Responsible for legal counsel to Xcel Energy and management of Xcel Energy Legal Services, including outside counsel. Qualifications: JD degree from ABA accredited law school; licensed to practice in state where position is located; and 8 years of practice in corporate law department, law firm, government practice or equivalent experience. Learn more & apply online at: www.xcelenergy.com/careers.

12/10/10
Patent Examiner:     Alexandria, VA.  The US Patent and Trademark Office is the government agency responsible for granting intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks.  Our engineers and scientists make decisions every day that play a crucial role in fostering economic growth and creating jobs.  Using a combination of technical research and legal analysis Patent Examiners evaluate and determine whether to grant patent protections for new inventions.  As a patent examiner, you will promote progress while getting a first hand look at cutting edge technology.  Must be a US citizen.  Salary:  $41,969 - $78,881 per year.  Accepting applications on a rolling basis.  To apply, visit www.usptocareers.gov.

12/10/10
Contract Administrator:    Fort Knox, KY.  Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  This position is located in the Mission Installation Contracting Command Center, Fort Knox, KY which is a customer focused organization supporting both military and civilians.  This job provides the opportunity to learn about procurement requirements and acquisition methods for the government.  The focus is one the successful achievement of command missions.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work and communicate with a diverse group to include both government and contractor personnel.  You must be a US citizen.  Salary:  $38,790-$74,628/year.  Deadline:  December 31, 2010.  Contact:  Central Resume Processing Center; 410-306-0137; Email:  applicanthelp@cpsrxtp.belvoir.army.mil

 

North Dakota & Minnesota Clerkships

12/6/10
Law Clerk:  Minot, ND.  Northwest Judicial District, Minot, ND.  The Northwest Judicial District is accepting applications for a full-time Law clerk to serve in a two year position in Minot.  Duties include providing legal research to judges, preparing legal memoranda , and related work as assigned.  Monthly salary is $4,335 plus excellent benefits package including employer paid famil health insurance premiums, retirement contributions and a generous vacation and sick leave accruals.  Visit:  http://www.ndcourts.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, writing sample and copy of law school transcript to Carolyn Woolf, Unit Court Administrator, PO Box 5005, Minot, ND  58702.  Deadline:  December 23, 2010.

10/6/10
Senior Court Clerk:  The Second Judicial District is accepting applications for a Senior Court Clerk in Juvenile Court.  Juvenile Court handles all aspects of court processing associated with Juvenile Delinquency, Child In Need of Protection or Services, Adoptions and Juvenile Delinquency, Child In Need of Protection or Services, Adoptions and Juvenile Traffic matters.  This position is for advanced court clerical and courtroom work to provide effective administrative support for juvenile court caseloads.  Will require the application of independent judgment and the interpretation of policies and procedures based on training and knowledge gained through experience on the job, as well as a considerable amount of data entry and the ability to multi-task.  This is a fast paced, highly detail oriented Senior Court Clerk position.  This position requires good communication and decision making skills, along with other knowledge, skills and abilities.  Salary:  $15.85-$23.80.  Deadline:  10/15/10.  For more information on this position, including duties, qualifications, and supplemental information, please visit http://www.mncourts.gov/

9/15/10
Law Clerk:  Brainerd, MN.  The Honorable Erik Askegaard is seeking qualified candidates for a judicial law clerk position to begin on or about November 8, 2010.  Work involves the performance of professional legal research and other related clerical/administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, or orders for judges or court officials concerning the cases before them.  The law clerk will work on issues in all areas of the law including civil, juvenile, probate, and zoning law with an emphasis on criminal and family law.  For qualifications, duties, and the application, please visit www.mncourt.gov/.   Along with the application submit a letter of application, resume, one writing sample and transcript of grades to:  Jill Hendrickson; Human Resources Coordinator; Ninth Judicial District; 616 America Avenue NW, #250; Bemidji, MN  56601.  Salary:  $21.09/hour.

 

Clerkships Elsewhere

 

Solo Practice Opportunities

9/25/09
Law Firm For Sale: Carrington, ND. Opportunity in Carrington, ND. May take business over immediately. Attractive, enterprising community located in the heartland of North Dakota; situated on an excellent highway system at the intersection of Highways 281 and 200. Equal distance from major North Dakota cities – Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot. Population of 2500. For more information, contact: Fabian Noack; Home phone: 701-652-3450; Business Phone: 701-652-3164; Email: noack@daktel.com