Please note: This is not a State of Nebraska position; therefore, do not submit a State of Nebraska Department of Personnel Application Form when applying. To apply, follow the application process stated in the notice. An online application form is not available.
DISTRICT COURT OF NEBRASKA
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
OPEN POSITION VACANCY
Judicial Law Clerk — Commencing Fall, 2013 (2 Positions Available)
District Court Administrator
Hall of Justice 5th Floor
Full-Time —24-Month Term; 8:30 – 4:30 M-F
Admitted to practice law in Nebraska or eligible for admission by motion after the July 2013 bar exam.
BASIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent research and writing skills, time-management skills, and ability to understand and manage complex factual and legal issues. Must have experience using electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, and the Internet for legal research. Ability to utilize word processing skills to prepare work product. Ability to work cooperatively with judges, court administrator, court personnel, attorneys and other governmental offices and agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Deputy Court Administrator and the District Court Research Director, the Law Clerk performs legal research for the Judges of the Fourth Judicial District Court, as well as for the Court Administrator. The Law Clerk prepares written legal memoranda; drafts, edits, and proofreads legal correspondence; assists in maintaining the district court library; and performs related assigned duties under direction of the district court. The Law Clerk works directly with all District Court Judges.
Interested qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (e.g. a memo or brief), and 3 references (letters of reference are accepted but not required) attention to Judicial Law Clerk Committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or USPS Douglas County Law Library, Room H07, 1701 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68183-0001, Attn: Judicial Law Clerk Committee. (No staples please.) Phone or email Ann Borer at 402-444-7174 or email@example.com with questions. See www.dc4dc.com for information about the 4th District Court of Nebraska.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
Please note that portions of your resume and application material may be deemed a public record pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712, and for that reason may be made available to the public for viewing. Positions in the District Court are non-civil service and are considered at-will employment, serving at the discretion of the District Court. Drug screening and criminal background check required. This position is subject to direct deposit.
Effective Date: 12/12/2012
Closing Date: 1/11/2013
Douglas H. Johnson, District Court Administrator
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-M/F/H