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Law Clerk - 2nd Year Student

Sarpy County Papillion, NE

Job Description

Position Title:          Temporary Law Clerk – 2nd Year Law School Student

Department:             Public Defender’s Office


See job description on line for further details.


GENERAL PURPOSE AND DUTIES:  Including, but not limited to: 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, etc. in all types of court matters. Assist attorney in preparation for court, civil, and legal proceedings. May conduct arraignments, hearings, trials, etc. under the direct supervision of a deputy public defender with proper law student certification.. Establish effective working relationships.


Education & Experience: A) Bachelor’s Degree. B) MUST be a CURRENT student at an accredited Law School and be a 2nd year law school student Fall 2018.  B) Legal experience preferred.

KSA’s: Including, but not limited to: 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 (e.g. Westlaw); Working knowledge of office practices and procedures; Considerable research and investigative skills; Effective planning and organizational skills; Well-developed communication 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 listed office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: See job description on-line for details.

LOCATION AND HOURS OF WORK: Public Defender’s Office, 1208 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, NE 68046.  Temporary position.  Hours to be determined based upon school schedule (typically day shift).

WAGE: $13.50 per hour.

INTERNAL APPLICATIONS: To complete an application, you MUST to do the following:

  • Visit www.sarpy.com/Job Opportunities
  • Create an on-line application account. (link: applicant login) – on-line system is available 24/7! In order to do this, you will need an email address as well as a password you will be able to recall, as you will want to access your account and application for updates on the selection process. Once your account/master application is created, go back and select the position title for which you are applying, and complete the process.
  • Applications will NOT be accepted via fax, email or paper; to be eligible for the job you MUST complete an ONLINE application.

Applications must be submitted on-line by 11:59pm October 2, 2018



Please be advised that if you advance in the application process, Sarpy County’s Employment Policy requires that you submit to multiple background checks, including an extensive criminal history records check. Having a criminal history will not necessarily bar you from employment with Sarpy County as individual circumstances will be considered.


This position is subject to Veterans Preference.

Sarpy County is a Drug-Free Workplace / Equal Opportunity Employer

Sarpy County participates in E-Verify®

Job Details

Date Posted September 11, 2018
Date Closes October 2, 2018
Located In Papillion, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 23-2092.00 Law Clerks
Zipcode 68046

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