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Hennepin County
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487

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Attorney - Criminal Prosecution

Job ID: 54030
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Hennepin County | View Profile
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487 | View Map


Job Description:


The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is seeking to fill experienced Attorney positions in the Criminal Prosecution divisions including Community Prosecution, Juvenile Prosecution, Special Litigation, and Adult Prosecution. 
Location and hours:
This position is located at Hennepin County Government Center at 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, with typical hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

About these positions:
The list of candidates created from this posting will be used to fill permanent, full-time, benefit-earning and limited duration (for up to two years), benefit-earning Attorney positions.

In these positions, you will:         

  • Prepare cases for prosecution of criminal statutes and/or fraud cases for prosecutions.
  • Try criminal cases and prosecute appeals.
  • Interview prospective complainants and police officers relative to the violation of statutes and filing of complaints.
  • Perform legal work involved in the purchase and sale of real property by the county.
  • Render legal opinions and resolutions, motions, contracts, and other legal documents.
  • Interpret and furnish information regarding county ordinances; check specifications, contracts, and special assessment proceedings.
  • Examine general claims, warrants, and demands against the county to determine their legality; examine and approve deeds, bonds, contracts, and other documents.
  • Confer with and provide legal advice to county departments regarding the legality of proposed expenditures and other actions.
  • Prepare briefs, opinions, pleadings, and other legal papers; confer with attorneys, other county employees and other interested parties regarding criminal prosecutions.
  • Conduct necessary legal research; keep case records and make reports; perform necessary research, work investigations, and preparation of briefs for the trial of cases involving criminal prosecution.

Amount of Pay:


Other Qualifications:

Need to have:

  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Minnesota.
  • Two years of experience as a practicing attorney; at least one of which as a licensed criminal prosecutor.

Nice to have:   

  • Preferred candidates will have 4 or more years of criminal prosecution experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Experience working in a county attorney's office (or equivalent office in Minnesota or another state).
  • Knowledge of:
    • Local laws and ordinances, established precedents, and legal reference sources.
    • The principles, methods, and practices of legal research and investigation.
    • Judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
    • The pleading and practice of effective presentation of court cases.
  • Ability to:
    • Provide excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and persuasive public speaking skills.
    • Charge criminal cases.
    • Try cases independently.
    • Establish effective working relationships and to collaborate with other county departments.

Total Years of Relevant Experience:



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