Closing Date: 10th June, 2024

Description:

Job Summary:
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is currently seeking an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Employment, Tort, and Public Utilities (ETP) Division of the Office which is housed in the Solicitor General's Section. The attorney's primary caseload will involve defending the State from employment and tort claims in state and federal court. There will also be opportunities to defend claims that Minnesota statutes are unconstitutional or to work on cases of state-wide impact.

One of the roles of the ETP Division is to defend the State and its agencies, officers, and employees from tort and employment claims. The ETP Division also defends challenges to the constitutionality of statutes. The attorney we seek to hire will have responsibility for a set of assigned cases (and charges), which the attorney will handle from the initial Answer or Rule 12 motion, through discovery, dispositive motion practice, mediation, trial, and appeal. Mentorship and training are available through formal and informal channels. Because cases can be venued anywhere in the state, periodic travel throughout Minnesota may be required.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA and licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensures within 90 days of hire
  • An interest in handling tort and employment cases on behalf of the State before administrative tribunals, district courts, and in the appellate courts
  • Desire and interest in litigating autonomously and making strategic legal decisions as lead counsel on a diverse caseload
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills (a writing sample of up to five pages is required with application submission)
  • Ability to:
    • travel to counties throughout the state
    • multitask by managing an active caseload and meeting tight deadlines
    • contribute positively to a team and interact successfully with clients and members of the public
  • Proven ability to work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment

Important! All applicants must prepare two documents to upload and submit with their application: 1) Resume; and 2) A cover letter with a writing sample (of up to five pages) in one document.

To be considered at the S2 level candidates must have at least 6 years of related experience. To be considered at the S3 level candidates must have at least 12 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A judicial clerkship
  • Complex civil litigation experience

Physical Requirements:
Ability to move and transport such articles as files, laptop computer and resource materials weighing up to 20 pounds