The position is located in Dickinson, ND

The North Dakota Court System offers employment opportunities that provide a rewarding career in public service working together to deliver justice. The Court System offers an excellent benefits package including employer-paid family health insurance premiums, retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals.

If you are drawn to and want to play an integral role in supporting a judge or judicial referee by providing extensive legal research and analysis of legal issues and cases to make recommendations on the proposed disposition of cases, this opportunity may be right for you.

The ideal candidate:
  • Easily engages and communicates with others orally and in writing.
  • Enjoys researching, analyzing and writing.
  • Obsesses with detail ensuring accuracy of work.
  • Deliberately and thoroughly organizes and analyzes information.
  • Demonstrates an ability to provide sound judgment including the ability to think critically, identify, break down, evaluate and write information in a concise and logical manner.
  • Thrives on having a constant workload and organizing, planning and prioritizing work.
  • Finds it rewarding to be highly dependable.
  • Seamlessly works as part of the courtroom team in providing necessary trial preparations including court recording.

The Ideal Candidate Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school;
  • 2 years of related experience conducting legal research, preparing or presenting cases in state courts;
  • License to practice law in the State of ND; and
  • AAERT (American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers) CER (Certified Electronic Court Reporter) certification or the ability to obtain within six months of job entry. A comparable certification by another state court or federal court may be substituted for the AAERT certification.
  • After consideration of qualified candidates, applicants who do not meet the minimum experience requirements may be considered at a training wage.