Assistant Staff Attorney for the Nebraska Supreme Court

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Assistant Staff Attorney for the Nebraska Supreme Court

Job Post Deadline Date
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
External Job Posting Date
October 4, 2021
City of Job Vacancy
Lincoln NE

$1,500 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch! The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers benefits to include medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Nebraska Supreme Court is accepting applications for an Assistant Staff Attorney. This position involves highly responsible legal and administrative work. This person is an assistant to the Staff Attorney for Nebraska Supreme Court and may be delegated a wide variety of responsibilities by the Staff Attorney. The functions and duties performed by the Assistant Staff Attorney, as well as the general plans and objectives of the office, are developed by the Staff Attorney based on directives from the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court and in consultation with the State Court Administrator.

Qualifications / Requirements:  Active membership in good standing with the NE State Bar. Preferred: 1-3 years demonstrated extensive experience in legal writing, familiarity with NE law and court procedures.

Job duties:  Work involves legal and administrative matters related to the Supreme Court's appellate procedures and processes, including its Clerk's Office, and the Court's administrative responsibilities as to the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation and its general administrative authority over all Nebraska courts. Duties include reviewing appeals for jurisdiction, preparing case summaries, researching and writing legal advisory memorandum on legal issues associated with Supreme Court's general administrative authority, general legal research as assigned by Staff Attorney or Supreme Court.  Knowledge, skills and abilities:  Windows and Microsoft Office/Word experience, and proficiency in using computer assisted legal research such as Westlaw, and Lexis. Effective communication skills.

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch adheres to Veterans Preference Laws.

Please visit  to fill out the State application.