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Legal Assistant – Mankato, MN

Blethen Berens is currently hiring a Legal Assistant for their Mankato office. The right candidate will have administrative experience, be highly organized with an aptitude for detail, able to work under pressure with or without direct supervision, and be technology savvy. It is preferred that that they have a minimum of two years of experience working as a legal assistant and understand the litigation cycle, however, candidates with other administrative experience or applicable training are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work limited overtime.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Transcribe material from dictating machines, handwritten notes or typed copy accurately.
  • Proofread handwritten or typed material and legal descriptions.
  • Maintain files and file correspondence, documents, billing statements, etc. currently and accurately; retrieve files and information promptly.
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.
  • Organize and maintain documents, and case files.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records.
  • Attend legal meetings, such as client interviews, and take notes.
  • Type office memos.
  • Complete various forms, such as accident reports, trial and courtroom requests, and applications for clients.


  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Excellent problem solving ability.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent strategic, proactive thinking skills.
  • Able to maintain regular attendance during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Regular lifting of up to 25 pounds, occasional lifting in excess of 25 pounds .Able to stand, sit, bend, lift, climb and squat.
  • Able to prepare written correspondence quickly, accurately and neatly.
  • Able to work independently to identify and analyze complex issues and problems.
  • Able to think strategically and establish and implement priorities.
  • Effective and positive inter-personal communications with clients, attorneys and non-attorney staff.


Associate Attorney – New Ulm, MN

Blethen Berens, a 17-attorney law firm, is seeking a general practice attorney with 1+ years of experience.  This position will be located in New Ulm.

Our firm provides unparalleled legal services to meet a full range of business and individual needs. Smart, experienced and responsive, we serve clients throughout southern Minnesota with dedication, energy and a track record of success. Based in Mankato and New Ulm, we invest in our community and are committed to supporting the region’s health and vibrancy. 

Candidates for an associate attorney position must possess an LLB or JD from an ABA accredited law school and be admitted to practice in a given jurisdiction. An associate is a lawyer employed by the firm who is under consideration for partnership or ownership status.


Applying to Blethen Berens Law Firm

Please mail your résumé and cover letter to:

Director of Office Administration
100 Warren Street, Suite 400
Mankato, MN 56001

Or via E-mail to:


Subject: Job Application

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