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Current Support Staff Openings

Fredrikson & Byron Current Support Staff Openings

Positions Available as of 7/18/2018

RECEPTIONIST

Receptionist/Office Assistant - Bismarck - Position available for a full-time Receptionist/Office Assistant in our Bismarck office. Hours for this position would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The successful candidate will cover the receptionist desk and provide administrative support to the office. Responsibilities include receptionist work, data entry, assisting the legal administrative assistants and the attorneys. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Candidates must have receptionist experience, advanced skills in Microsoft 2010 Suite and have excellent organizational skills. Legal experience a plus.

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PARALEGAL

Trademark Paralegal - Position available for a Trademark Paralegal to join our highly regarded Intellectual Property group. The Trademark Paralegal will be part of our growing trademark team and have the opportunity to do interesting and challenging work. Candidates should be familiar with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office procedures, rules and requirements; have the ability to effectively utilize PTO trademark-specific technology tools, such as TESS, TEAS, TSDR, TTABVUE and ESTTA; and should have a strong knowledge of trademark prosecution and enforcement, including US and foreign matters. In addition, candidates should have strong trademark clearance search skills with tools such as Saegis and should be familiar with docketing software such as CPI. Familiarity with copyright, licensing, advertising law and domain name registration and enforcement are preferred.

Candidates must be curious, proactive, detail-oriented, reliable, able to prioritize tasks and able not only to work independently but also to work well with others. The ability to communicate clearly and succinctly is essential. Candidates must think critically, be adaptable, and work with an eye toward continuous improvement. Three years of experience as a trademark prosecution paralegal in a law firm or corporation is preferred; a minimum of an Associate’s degree and paralegal certificate are also preferred. A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) applications is required.

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Immigration Paralegal - The firm is recruiting two paralegals to work on immigration cases. These positions will involve preparation of immigration applications for various professionals, investors and artists who are seeking immigration status in this country. It may involve extensive writing and research projects involving submissions for researchers working in universities throughout the country or other individuals of extraordinary ability. These are unique, challenging and stimulating positions in the vibrant area of immigration law, working at one of the largest and leading law firms in Minnesota in close conjunction with Senior Partners in the firm’s Immigration Department.

These positions require a passion for immigration law and superlative writing, analytical and research skills. Candidates should have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, superb verbal and written skills, and an interest in world affairs and foreign cultures. Must be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment. We are seeking a paralegal with 0-4 years of experience and a more experienced paralegal with at least 5 years of experience.

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ADMINISTRATION - MARKETING

Events & Sponsorships Specialist - Excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented, articulate and energetic individual to join our Marketing & Business Development team as an Events & Sponsorships Specialist. This position coordinates and supports a high volume of seminars, webinars, client entertainment and special events, firm sponsorships and sponsorship-related events that drive business development, as determined by the Events & Sponsorships Manager and Business Development Managers. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate logistical details for firm events, including organization of invitation lists, catering, A/V, materials development, set-up, evaluation, etc.
  • Negotiate sponsorship packages and monitor execution to ensure fulfillment of benefits.
  • Develop and execute marketing plan for events and sponsorships, in coordination with the Communications & Digital Services team.
  • Conduct post-event/sponsorship wrap-up and follow-up action plan, in coordination with attorneys and Business Development Managers.
  • Support the Events & Sponsorships Manager with assigned tasks, as needed.
  • Attend and/or staff events or sponsorships, when required.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, as well as previous experience with event planning and execution, production of materials, program evaluation, and sponsorship negotiation and implementation. Strong organizational, communication and writing skills are a must. A minimum of three years of events, sponsorships and/or marketing experience required, with professional services background a plus. Occasional early morning or evening work is required.

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ADMINISTRATION - PRO BONO

Pro Bono & Community Service Coordinator - Position available for a Pro Bono & Community Service Coordinator. Giving back to the community through pro bono and community service is a core value of the firm. Fredrikson has developed a broad-based pro bono program to serve individuals and nonprofits in need throughout the communities we serve. The firm also holds a number of community service projects each year. Due to the growth of these projects, there is now an opportunity to join this dynamic program. It is a mix of both administrative and programmatic responsibilities with room to grow. If you would like to be an integral part of this effort, this position is for you. Responsibilities include: 

  • Working collaboratively with the Director of Pro Bono & Community Service and the Pro Bono Committee to advance the firm’s service goals. 
  • Assist in drafting internal and external publications and notifications.
  • Work to build personal relationships with lawyers and outside organizations to build projects.
  • Help facilitate requests for assistance.
  • Respond to requests for program information from staff and lawyers.
  • Attend and take minutes at Pro Bono Committee meetings; monitor tasks.
  • Prepare, maintain and recruit volunteers for scheduled clinics.
  • Assist in responding to requests for statistical information for internal and external reporting.
  • Assist with the development and deployment of community service projects.
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This position requires an individual with a strong interest in social justice and public service. Must be outgoing and comfortable communicating with a wide-range of social, economic, and intellectually diverse individuals. Candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience in an office environment; law firm, volunteer management or recruitment experience preferred, with the ability to handle multiple projects at one time. Proficiency in Excel, with excellent writing and organizational skills, independent judgment, and the ability to problem solve needed.

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ADMINISTRATION - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Chief Information Officer - Position available for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Fredrikson’s CIO will provide strategic leadership, development, evaluation and coordination of the information and technology systems for the firm. Responsibilities include leading a strong team and working with firm leadership to prioritize and implement technology solutions that address current and future business needs.

Our ideal candidate will have strong experience in executive management of information technology (IT) personnel, the ability to formulate information technology goals that are aligned with firm goals and to effectively communicate with all levels of firm personnel. Must have a solid understanding of business needs analysis and change management. Must be knowledgeable about current and future technology trends, infrastructure strategies, security principles, software application development and support.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with all levels of personnel. Experience at the executive level in a service industry is essential.

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Fredrikson & Byron offers a highly competitive salary,
benefits package and excellent work environment.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.