Vogel’s lawyers practice in virtually all areas of law, including: civil litigation (including business litigation, personal injury, medical and legal malpractice defense, products liability, family law, construction litigation and media law), criminal defense, health law, employment and labor law, bankruptcy and collections, real estate, business/corporate practice, environmental, legislative and government affairs, immigration law, estate planning and more. Over the past fifteen years, Vogel has expanded from its Fargo roots by establishing offices in Bismarck, Moorhead, Minneapolis, and Grand Forks. Vogel is committed to continuing its tradition of providing the best legal services to its clients, while adapting to the demands of our dynamic regional economy.
As North Dakota and western Minnesota continue to grow, Vogel will continue to recruit the best lawyers, law students and staff members to assure a promising future for the law firm. Recently, the firm was awarded the FMWF Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Best Place to Work ChamberChoice Award. This video montage created by the Chamber captures our authentic collegiality and compassion for the communities we work in and provides some insight on why our young professionals enjoy building their careers here.
An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Current Attorney Opportunities
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: MOORHEAD, MN OFFICE
Vogel Law Firm is seeking to add a criminal defense attorney to its Moorhead, MN office. Applications are invited from attorneys with interest, experience and expertise in the area of criminal defense law. Our attorneys are expected to possess excellent writing skills and strong academic credentials. Application must include cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, and writing sample directed by email to: Rebecca Blanshan, Recruiting Coordinator. [email protected]
All applications held in confidence.
Application Deadline: October 8, 2020
Current Support Team Opportunities
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: FARGO, ND OFFICE
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides dedicated executive administrative support to the Chief Operating Office, and at times assists the firm Marketing and Communications Director, working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions include, and are not limited to, the following responsibilities.
• Organize and schedule appointments
• Make travel, meeting and event arrangements
• Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
• Prepare, or assists in the preparation of, reports and agendas
• Create or update spreadsheets and presentations
• Work on various Operations projects for the firm as assigned
• Serve as backup to the Receptionist and other Administrative Assistant functions
• Regular and predictable attendance
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including, but not limited to those listed above. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Education: High school diploma required; college degree/certificate desirable.
Experience: Two to four years’ experience as Administrative or Executive Assistant in a professional environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Initiative, a “can-do” attitude, flexibility, resiliency, awareness of surroundings and a willingness to assist where the need arises
• Strong computer proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (especially Word and Excel), internet and shared data storage
• Proficiency with office machines (scan, copy, shred, print)
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; demonstrated understanding of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
• Ability to work effectively and proactively within a team environment, including ability to communicate and interact with others in a professional and civil manner, to volunteer to assist others when available to do so, and to assist when requested and able to do so, including requests from attorneys of the firm
• Strong time management skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently and to meet deadlines
• Strong organization skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail
Application must include cover letter and resume directed by email to: Rebecca Blanshan, Recruiting Coordinator, [email protected]
Application Deadline: October 25, 2020
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT, FARGO, ND OFFICE
Vogel Law Firm is searching for a motivated Accounting Assistant who is an excellent multitasker with exceptional communication and time management skills. The Accounting Assistant will perform a variety of accounting duties according to established policies and procedures, which may include accounts payable, accounts receivable and client billing.
Accounting Assistant Responsibilities:
Provide support to the Accounting Department.
Handle communications with attorneys, staff, clients and vendors via phone, email, and in-person.
Process transactions, issue checks, and update ledgers, etc.
Assist with financials, audits, fact checks, and resolve discrepancies.
Perform basic office tasks, such as filing and data entry.
Accounting Assistant Requirements:
Accounting degree in related field and/or work experience.
Proficiency with computers and accounting software.
Thorough understanding of accounting and financial principles.
Exceptional time management and verbal and written communication skills.
Strong customer service skills.
Professional manner and strong ethical behavior when handling sensitive financial information.
Ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive.
Commitment to working efficiently and accurately.
Attention to detail.
Willingness to comply with all company, local, state, and federal financial regulations
Application must include cover letter and resume directed by email to: Rebecca Blanshan, Recruiting Coordinator, [email protected].
Application Deadline: October 28, 2020
PARALEGAL, BISMARCK, ND OFFICE
We’re currently seeking to fill a full-time Paralegal professional opening in our Bismarck office. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple cases, provide excellent client service and work well in a fast-paced team environment. 2+ years of litigation experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies or related field is preferred; a combination of education and experience will be considered. In addition to excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to thrive and work well under pressure, proficiency with technology will be a plus. This position is a non-exempt, full-time/40 hour per week position with occasional travel.
To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter to: Rebecca Blanshan, Recruiting Coordinator, at [email protected].
Closing date: until filled
Opportunities for Lateral Hires
We are always interested in hearing from motivated attorneys with an interest in joining Vogel Law Firm. Feel free to contact Recruiting Committee Chair, Jerilynn Brantner Adams, to discuss other opportunities at Vogel Law Firm.
Start Your Legal Career as an Associate with Vogel Law Firm
Vogel hires new associates every fall. While it is difficult to portray on a website just what its like to be an associate at Vogel, we hope this page will provide you with valuable information about our associate program and expectations for your work experience.
Unless the associate is hired for a specific position, new associates generally provide support for the needs arising in either the litigation or transactional areas. New associates attend both the Business Practice Group and the Litigation Practice Group meetings during their first year. After one year, the associate may choose to work in either area, or continue to practice in both. Through the exposure to a variety of firm attorneys and practice areas, associates will gradually develop a niche practice of their own, whether that is becoming involved in an existing niche or something entirely new for the firm.
Vogel’s formal mentoring program and firm orientation program introduce our newest lawyers to the members of the firm, the members of the community and the Vogel philosophy. We strive to impart and adhere to our core values statement, which is “Excellence and integrity in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.” At Vogel, you become part of a team of collegial people who truly care about their work, their clients and their colleagues.
One of Vogel’s most attractive attributes is the emphasis on work-life balance. Vogel encourages family and community involvement, marketing and pro bono work experience. Our attorneys’ profiles underscore this point. Among our attorneys, you will find people who run marathons, competitively race cars, teach classes at undergraduate, graduate schools and law schools, win community service awards, are nominated for area Woman of the Year, serve on boards, go to their kids’ events, are Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and take vacations. We not only talk about work-life balance, we live it.
Associates are reviewed annually by the firm’s Management Committee to ensure that the associate is always aware of his or her progress. Areas discussed include: practice area interests and development, quality of work product, firm involvement, strengths and weaknesses, areas for improvement and progress toward partnership. Several particularly strong associates have been advanced a year or more on the partnership track due to stellar performance and reviews.
Vogel offers a very competitive compensation package, with full benefits including 401K and pension plan. Associates are also eligible for performance-based bonuses at year end.
Summer Associate Program
Vogel Law Firm‘s Summer Associate Program offers diverse legal experiences in a professional and collegial environment. In the fall, second year law students are selected for Summer Associate positions in our Bismarck, Fargo, and Moorhead offices. The Fargo and Moorhead Summer Associates rotate every 3-4 weeks throughout the summer, so each will have a rotation in the Moorhead office, and on both the litigation floor and corporate floor in the Fargo office. This provides a wealth of exposure to a majority of our attorneys and exposure to many practice areas.
Andrew Smith coordinates the Summer Associate Program. The Coordinator conducts weekly meetings with Summer Associates throughout the summer. At these meetings, projects are distributed according to Summer Associate availability and interest area. The weekly meetings also give Summer Associates time to bond with each other and to discuss any difficult issues they confront in projects. The Program provides opportunities for Summer Associates to gain experience in their areas of interest, as well as be exposed to areas of law the Summer Associate may not have otherwise considered. Vogel’s attorneys include Summer Associates in observation experiences, such as trials, depositions, motion hearings, client meetings and mediations.
Summer Associates are welcomed to see the social side of the firm as well. Attorneys include Summer Associates in many lunches, trips to the coffee or pastry shop, and an occasional round of golf. Past Summer Associates have been instrumental parts of volleyball teams, running groups, outings to the RedHawks, picnics and other family social gatherings throughout the summer. This provides the Summer Associate with a key view into one of the best attributes of the Vogel Law Firm: the friendly, collegial people who work here.
SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES
Paralegals and Legal Administrative Assistants
Working in concert with our Attorneys to meet the needs of our clients, Paralegals and Legal Administrative Assistants play key roles in our various practice groups. If you’re interested in learning more about these – and other – support team positions, feel free to contact Rebecca Blanshan, Recruiting Coordinator at [email protected].
Paralegal requirements include a minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited paralegal program and demonstrated competence in the practice area desired. Legal Administrative Assistants should have a minimum of 4-7 years of legal work experience or a combination of minimum of an associate’s degree plus 3-5 years of experience. To be considered for any opening, a completed application must accompany a resume and cover letter. Click here to get started with our job application.