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Current Job Openings

 

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.

 

Paralegal – Mankato, MN

Blethen Berens, an 17-attorney law firm in Mankato and New Ulm has an immediate opening for a full time paralegal. The right candidate will be proficient with current law-related technology, have good legal research skills, understand the litigation cycle, be highly organized with an aptitude for detail, and able to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: investigation, interviewing witnesses, drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to discovery, summarizing depositions, maintaining file calendars, preparing and drafting correspondence, trial preparation and assistance with Trial Director, attend foreclosure sales, title examination review, billing time worked for clients, and accumulation and summarization of records, all in a variety of substantive legal areas including personal injury, insurance defense, family law, employment law, real estate and estate planning. 

 
Skills/Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work cohesively within a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Adobe and the Internet) as well as a willingness to learn
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic research technology (preferably WestLaw)
  • Working knowledge of Pacer and ECF (knowledge of Laredo, FinPlan, TABS/Practicemaster and/or Summation a plus)
  • Effectively multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Paralegal certificate/degree from an ABA approved paralegal program
  • Must be able to use proper equipment to lift and carry bulky items over 25 pounds
  • Prior paralegal experience preferred

 

 

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:

To: ljasperson@blethenberens.com

Subject: Job Application

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