The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office seeks an attorney with at least two years of litigation experience to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in its Civil Litigation Division. The Civil Litigation Division carries out the Attorney General’s duty to appear and defend all civil actions in which the state is an interested party in Nebraska’s trial and appellate courts, including torts, contract claims, civil rights, administrative appeals, employment claims, inmate claims, and state insurance claims. The preferred candidate is an attorney with substantive experience in pre-trial litigation and at least some trial experience or with federal or state court clerkship experience. The preferred candidate must demonstrate an ability to excel as part of a team of attorneys, possess a strong desire to be in the courtroom, and demonstrate an interest in government service. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Joshua Shasserre, Chief of Staff ([ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Assistant Attorney General)
The Nebraska Department of Justice is dedicated to assuring equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation, race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or religious creed and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights. This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.
Salary commensurate with comparable state agency attorney positions and candidate experience. Full state benefits provided.
1221 N Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509 Examples of Work :Qualifications / Requirements :
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an ABA accredited law school required. Admitted to practice law in Nebraska or ability to obtain admission from another jurisdiction. Minimum one year as a judicial clerk or two years of civil litigation defense experience in a law firm or government agency required. Strong legal writing and oral advocacy skills required.
PREFERRED: Trial experience. 3+ years of substantive civil litigation experience in a law firm.
OTHER: Applicant accepting a job offer must pass a background check. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
- Tort Law
- Civil Law