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Farrish Johnson Law Office is a growing, well-respected, and award-winning law firm based in Mankato, Minnesota.  Established in 1893, it is one of the oldest firms in Minnesota.  A full service firm with 14 areas of practice, Farrish Johnson is dedicated to providing clients with quality legal services and serving them with professional reliability and high ethical standards.

Farrish Johnson offers competitive compensation and benefits, a comfortable and contemporary office, and engaging opportunities for professional growth.

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LEGAL ASSISTANT FAMILY LAW – Mankato, MN: Farrish Johnson Law Office in Mankato, MN, seeks a full-time legal assistant with two or more years of direct experience in family law who has graduated from a legal administrative or paralegal program. This employee will be responsible for maintaining attorney calendar; scheduling court hearings and client meetings; monitoring cases throughout the litigation process; drafting correspondence, discovery, and pleadings; extensive contact with courts and opposing attorneys; meeting with clients; electronic filing of documents; maintenance of electronic and paper files; must be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and be detail-oriented.

Duties & Essential Job Functions
• Provide administrative support to attorneys
• Maintain orderly electronic and paper files
• Prepare and edit correspondence, pleadings, and discovery
• Perform extensive electronic filing in the court system
• Schedule hearings, meetings, and conference calls for attorneys
• Assist in preparing and updating pleadings and physical files for trial
• Maintain good relationship with clients and answer their questions, provide good customer service
• Organize and analyze documents from clients and opposing attorneys

Other Functions and Responsibilities
• Assist with any miscellaneous administrative tasks
• Perform back up for firm receptionist
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Some digital transcription

• Motivated self-starter who is responsible, efficient, and organized
• Strong work ethic and attention to detail
• Critical thinking skills
• Able to prioritize, multitask, and solve problems
• Personable and professional: able to interact compassionately and successfully with clients, and provide excellent customer service
• Able to work as part of a team and independently
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong skills in typing, spelling, and grammar

• Two plus years of direct family law work experience
• Graduation from a legal administrative or paralegal education program
• Experience working with multiple attorneys
• Experience working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
• Experience with electronic filing in Minnesota
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00.p.m. The law office is located in Mankato, Minnesota. Competitive salary and benefits.  Email resume, cover letter and references to Susan Kolbinger at

EMPLOYMENT LAW/ FAMILY LAW – Mankato, MN: Farrish Johnson Law Office seeks full-time associate attorney licensed in Minnesota to practice both employment law and family law. Candidate must be willing to live in the Mankato area and have the desire to practice both employment law and family law. This position requires strong skills in personal communication, legal research and writing, and experience drafting and analyzing related documents. E-mail cover letter, resume, clinical and practical experience, references, writing sample, and transcript to Susan Kolbinger at