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Attorney II (Public Defender) Minot, ND
Summary of Work 
This position will represent indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the North Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court.  This position will require travel to all counties in the North Central Judicial District and may provide conflict services in other jurisdictions.
Responsibilities include:
  • Represent clients in judicial proceedings in a competent, effective and ethical manner
  • Provide representation for conflict cases in other jurisdictions as necessary which may require some travel
  • Keep abreast of statutory and decisional law in areas of practice
  • Maintain license to practice laws and obtain required CLE credits
  • May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys; and
  • Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.
Position: Attorney II (Public Defender) Minot, ND
Organization: North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents
Location: Valley City,  ND 
United States
Salary: $5687-$7000/Month
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/2/2018
Requirements Minimum Qualifications 
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota.We will consider applications from persons eligible for licensure, but not currently licensed in ND.
  • Two years’ work experience in the practice of law which included court experience.Experience related to actual criminal defense is preferred
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Analytical and decision-making ability
  • If no qualified applicants, will consider underfilling as an Attorney I which requires a Juris Doctorate degree and license to practice law in North Dakota.
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
  • Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment
  • Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact the Valley City Administrative Office at 701-845-8632
  • ND Relay Number 1-800-366-6888
  • 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
  •  For more information and to apply, go to the North Dakota State Jobs Page and locate Job ID: 3011436
Status: This listing expires on: 12/31/2018
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Organization Information
North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents
2517 West Main St
PO Box 149
Valley City,  ND 58072
United States
Brooke Nelson


July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. Registration closes Septemebr 3.
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January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE

January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.

November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.