Skip to content

Public Defender - Williston, ND

Public Defender - 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.**

Williston, known as “Boomtown USA,” has many things to offer such as unique dining experiences from food truck cuisine to fine dining there is something for everyone’s palate. Williston is home to the Area Recreation Center (ARC) which is a state-of-the-art fitness facility with family friendly activities and even has indoor surfing.  Lake Sakakawea, the third largest man-made lake in the United States with over 180 miles of coastline, is located only about 60 miles from Williston and provides many outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, and camping. Lewis and Clark State Park is about 30 minutes away from Williston and has a campground, hiking trails, beaches, and a marina.

Summary of Work

Salary is dependent upon experience; position may be entitled to a temporary increase up to $700/mth.

This position will represent 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 will provide conflict services in other jurisdictions.

Our agency is committed to a vertical representation structure. You will be handling cases from initial appearance through trial, allowing you to gain experience in all stages of the judicial process. The Williston Public Defender Office is made up of a Supervising Attorney, one staff attorney, and two administrative assistants.  This team will offer the support you need while building a meaningful career as a public defender

Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents offers rewarding work and career development opportunities including:

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 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.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.

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.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Analytical and decision-making ability.

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.

Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References 

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.

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.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

Powered By GrowthZone
Scroll To Top