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Attorney III Supervisor Williston, ND


Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applicants will be considered immediately upon submitting application materials.  The position may be filled prior to the listed closing date after successful completion of the application and interview process.

Salary Hiring Range $6635-$8847

The person selected for this position may be eligible for a temporary equity increase of up to $700 per month through the remainder of the biennium.

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.
  • Four years work experience in the practice of law which included court experience. 
  • Criminal defense experience is required.
  • Supervisory experience is not necessary but will be given preference over.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Analytical and decision-making ability.
  • Minimum qualifications must be met as of start date.
Position: Attorney III Supervisor Williston, ND
Organization: ND Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents
Location: Valley City,  ND 
United States
Salary: $6635-$8847/month
Posting Start Date: 10/10/2019
Date Posted: 10/10/2019

This position handles the administrative responsibilities of the Williston Public Defender Office and also provides representation to indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the Northwest Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court.  This position will require travel to all counties in the Northwest Judicial District and may provide conflict services in other districts. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Day to day operations of the Williston Public Defender Office.  Position is responsible for assignment of duties to staff, supervision and evaluation of staff, and for dealing with other agencies on behalf of the office.
  • 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.
  • Provide intake and assignment services in accordance with statutes, administrative rules, agency policies and procedures and local office procedures, and respond promptly to requests for representation from prospective clients of the office.
  • May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys.
  • Supervise any intern(s).
  • Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/8/2020
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Organization Information
ND Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents
PO Box 149

Valley City,  ND 58072
United States
Brooke Nelson