Paralegal – Minnesota Judicial Branch

Posting Date: 05/08/2023

Closing Date: 05/25/2023


Salary: $25.21-32.18 per hour

Hours: This position will be completed in a hybrid environment, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday.

Location: St. Paul, MN

Position Description:

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, located downtown St. Paul, is seeking a full-time Paralegal. This position will support the office’s 13 attorneys in the investigation and litigation of matters and with other tasks. This position requires strong writing and analytical skills.

Position Duties/Skills:

The following are examples of major job duties expected for this position to perform.

Investigation: Determine and obtain necessary information and/or documents for the evaluation and/or prosecution of a complaint; interview and assess the credibility of complainants and witnesses; attend meetings with respondents and others; prepare and maintain necessary file memoranda, correspondence, and chronologies; and assist the office’s attorneys in determining the disposition of complaints.
Litigation: Assist in identifying necessary witnesses and exhibits; prepare exhibit lists and assemble exhibit notebooks; draft affidavits and declarations of witnesses; attend pre-hearing meetings and conferences; arrange for service of process; draft discovery requests and responses and attend and assist at trials.
Drafting: Analyze facts and circumstances; make preliminary determinations of rule violations and prepare drafts of necessary charging, dispositional, and other documents for attorney’s review.
Bank Account Auditing: Review and inventory lawyer trust account books and records to determine compliance; audit and analyze trust and business account activity; prepare memoranda summarizing audit findings; make recommendations regarding additional information to obtain.
Administrative: Respond to telephone inquiries regarding the disciplinary process, lawyer discipline histories, and individual complaints and cases; assist in the administration of probation files; and assist in other non-case related departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Below are the past experiences that will enable success in the role. For the education requirements listed, the equivalent number of years of related experience may serve as a substitute.

Minimum Requirements
1. Possession of an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in law, criminal justice, court administration, or related field. Or Certification as a Paralegal.
2. 2-3 years of experience performing paralegal or technical legal work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to learn professional responsibility rules, procedural rules, and court and office policies.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people.
Ability to work independently and multi-task, strong organizational skills, and an ability to prioritize.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions with minimal direction.
Ability to learn computerized programs.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
Complete working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in law, criminal justice, court administration, or related field.
Paralegal experience supporting litigation.

Application Process Information:

Apply directly on our website.

Please contact Nicole Zappa at or call 651-215-9451 with questions.