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Law Clerk

Company: Sarpy County
Location: Papillion
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

invites applications for the position of:
Law Clerk - Sarpy County Public Defender's Office - 2nd year of law school SALARY: $20.00 - $20.00 Hourly OPENING DATE: 03/17/23 CLOSING DATE: 03/28/:59 PM JOB OVERVIEW:

RESTRICTED POSTING: to be eligible for this position, you MUST BE a 2nd Year Law School Student in Fall 2023

Under the general supervision of the Public Defender or designee, the incumbent accurately performs a variety of skilled clerical and research duties requiring moderate independent judgment.


Research, collect, and analyze laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other relevant materials to assist in case preparation.

Assist with writing legal memoranda, drafts, opinions, and orders in all types of court matters.

Assist attorney in preparation for court, civil, and legal proceedings.

May conduct arraignments, hearings, trials, and the like, or parts thereof under the direct supervision of a deputy public defender with proper law student certification.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, law enforcement, judges, attorneys, other agencies, employees and supervisors.

Maintain and protect confidential and sensitive information.

Report to work with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.

Peripheral Duties
Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required.

Current student at an accredited law school.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of the legal system
Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software (e.g. WordPerfect, Excel, Word, etc.).
Working knowledge of on-line legal research services
Working knowledge of office practices and procedures
Considerable research and investigative skills
Effective planning and organizational skills
Well-developed communication skills
Well-developed writing skills
Ability to interact with diverse client base, including, but not limited to one-on-one meetings
Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion
Ability to understand and follow instructions
Ability to work under pressure and/or frequent interruptions
Ability to prioritize work duties
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to operate standard office equipment including, but not limited to, multi-line telephone, computer, typewriter, printer, scanner, copier, and fax


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit/remain stationary, and operate/manipulate equipment (ex: use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls). The employee is occasionally required to walk/move about, stand (i.e. remain upright), and reach. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance, and an ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk (verbal exchange) and hear within normal ranges. Incumbent must be able to exert sustained concentration for several hours at a time.

Work is performed in an office setting during day-shift hours, however hours may occasionally include evening, weekend, holidays, and call-ins. Work may be fast-paced when dealing with multiple priorities and time constraints as well as interruptions. The noise level is typically moderate.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience, interview, reference checks, successful completion of a national criminal background check, successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, and other job related tests or checks as may be required.


The job description is current as of the date signed. Any omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if they are similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employees and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


1210 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion, NE 68046

Law Clerk - Sarpy County Public Defender's Office - 2nd year of law school Supplemental Questionnaire 1. THIS POSTING REQUIRES you to be a 2nd Year Law School Student in Fall 2022. If you are NOT a 2nd Year Law School Student, please do not apply. Are you currently a 2nd Year Law School Student (Fall 2022)? Yes No 2. Do you have any legal experience, preferably in criminal law? If YES, please describe in detail. If NO, please write 'N/A'.
3. To be considered for this position, you are REQUIRED to attach a writing sample and a resume. DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT this REQUIREMENT? If yes, please attach to your application. Yes No 4. Are you able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation? Yes No 5. Are you able to meet the physical demands and work environment requirements of this job with or without accommodation? Yes No 6. This is a temporary position: Hours will be determined based upon school schedule. Hours are typically day-shift. Are you able to meet the hours requirement of this position? Yes No 7. The pay rate for this position is $20.00 per hour. Please indicate if this rate of pay is acceptable to you. Failure to agree to the starting wage will exclude your application from further consideration Yes No 8. Are you requesting Veterans Preference as stipulated in Nebraska Statutes 48-225 to 48-231? Such preference includes initial employment or a return to employment with the State of Nebraska or its governmental subdivisions if termination of previous employment was for other than disciplinary reasons. Yes No 9. Sarpy County complies with Nebraska Veterans' Preference Laws. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference you must attach Form DD214 (prefer member form 4) and if applicable, documents showing you receive or are eligible to receive benefits from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The spouse of a 100% disable veteran may claim preference by providing the Form DD214, Proof of Disability and a marriage certificate. The spouse of a service member may claim preference and is limited to the time the service member is on active duty and up to 180 days after discharge/separation from service. DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THESE STIPULATIONS? Yes
N/A - does not apply Required Question

Keywords: Sarpy County, Omaha , Law Clerk, Other , Papillion, Nebraska

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