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Hiring rate of position: Negotiable; commensurate with education and/or experience, if approved
This position will provide legal support to the Division of Children and Family Services as a juvenile court attorney for the Southeast Service Area. The attorney in this position will provide legal guidance to DHHS case managers and administrators and will appear as a special assistant attorney general representing the Department in juvenile court proceedings. The attorney will based in the Lincoln office and will primarily attend court in Lancaster County, but may travel to surrounding counties as needed. This position will also provide litigation support to the agency and Attorney General's Office, as needed. This may include the handling of appeals filed with the Nebraska appellate courts on behalf of the agency. Additional duties of this courtroom attorney may include conducting privilege reviews for compliance with public records requests and discovery requests, as needed.
Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies. In accordance with Section 7-101, Nebraska Revised, Reissued Statutes of l943, incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar.
What We Prefer: Experience or familiarity with juvenile law
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Ability to: provide legal support to the agency in juvenile court proceedings; interpret and apply statutes, case law, decisions of court/administrative hearings, federal and state regulations, and administrative rules and policies on a variety of legal issues; effectively communicate and interact with legal associates, other government employees, and the public; conduct legal research; formulate legal opinions and recommendations based on legal research; identify critical elements of legal questions or issues; and use a computer for word processing and research.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of career opportunities. No matter your educational background and/or experience, we may have a career opportunity for you.
We recognize that our employees bring tremendous value to the State of Nebraska and that their vital work helps people live better lives. We support our staff by offering fantastic benefits, training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a positive, team-oriented atmosphere.