Staff Attorney (Juvenile Project)
Legal Aid of Nebraska seeks a Staff Attorney for the Juvenile Project in its Lincoln office. We are looking for individuals who will provide quality legal assistance in representing parents and children in abuse/neglect, delinquency, and status offense cases filed in the juvenile court in Lancaster County, Nebraska.
• Handles a caseload: evaluates potential cases to determine acceptance and extent of representation; identifies and gathers other information to assist in determining case acceptance; formulates legal opinions and recommendations based on investigation, interviews and legal research; represents clients in all aspects of their cases, including, but not limited to preparation of pleadings, research, discovery, negotiations, settlement, litigation and appeal, if appropriate and approved; educates clients regarding their legal options and the consequences of each, as well as processes and procedures involved in representing the clients' interests.
• Follows the procedures laid out in Legal Aid's Advocates' Manual.
• Maintains knowledge of the current developments in the various substantive areas of law as they affect Legal Aid's clients and the client community, in which the individual attorney practices.
• Correctly applies and complies with policies, procedures and mission statement and assists in implementing firm goals.
• Complies with LSC Regulations and record keeping in all the cases the individual attorney handles and activities in which the individual attorney is involved.
• Performs such other duties as are assigned by Supervising Attorney or management.
Salary and Benefits:
•$49,000-$65,000 depending on experience, additional bonus available for bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers
•Vision & Dental
•403(b) with employer match
•Employer paid life insurance
Successful applicants will have good research, writing, litigation and communication skills. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated interest or experience in advancing goal of equal justice for all. Must be admitted to Nebraska bar or out-of-state bar with pending waiver application to Nebraska bar.