Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

North Platte, NE

Date Last Verified

Apr 12,2018

Posted on

Jan 30,2018
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney Duties: Bring legal services to communities in central and western Nebraska by providing a range of civil legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence, elder abuse and exploitation. Will travel regularly to rural communities to establish and maintain community partnerships, conduct community education, and provide quality civil legal services. Handles a case load: evaluates potential cases to determine acceptance and extent of representation; identifies and gathers other information to assist in determining case acceptance; formulates legal opinions and recommendations based on investigation, interviews and legal research; represents clients in all aspects of their cases, including, but not limited to preparation of pleadings, research, discovery, negotiations, settlement, litigation and appeal, if appropriate and approved; educates clients regarding their legal options and the consequences of each, as well as processes and procedures involved in representing the clients’ interests. Maintains knowledge of the current developments in the various substantive areas of law as they affect clients and the client community, in which the individual attorney practices. Correctly applies and complies with policies, procedures and mission statement and assists in implementing firm goals. Complies with LSC Regulations and record keeping in all the cases the individual attorney handles and activities in which the individual attorney is involved. Performs such other duties as are assigned by Supervising Attorney or management.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must be admitted to Nebraska Bar or out-of-state bar with pending waiver application to Nebraska Bar. Good research, writing, litigation and communication skills. Demonstrated interest or experience in advancing goal of equal justice for all.

Additional info

Send 3-5 page writing sample with application.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid of Nebraska
102 E. 3rd St
Suite 202
North Platte, NE 68701