Part-Time Legal Assistant - Buffalo County Public Defender

The Buffalo County Public Defender’s Office is seeking a part-time legal assistant to serve attorneys practicing in criminal law and provide administrative capacities.

Candidates must be available to work part time 1-5 M-F in a professional office environment. Starting pay is up to $18.00 per hour, depending on experience.

This position will close on or before July 12, 2024. Applications will be reviewed promptly and candidates selected for an interview will be notified via their provided email address.

Applicants must fully complete the Buffalo County Application for Employment, provide a cover letter, and contact information for professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All finalists will be subject to a thorough background check. Applications and required material should be mailed to Attn: Advertisement at PO Box 605 Kearney, NE 68848 or emailed in PDF form to jwirth@buffalocounty.ne.gov.

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All applicants should address in their cover letters what makes them the ideal candidate for the position and what each applicant hopes to find in an ideal employer.

Though prior experience as a legal assistant is not required, candidates with legal assistant experience should provide details about their experience including practice areas, case volumes, specialized skills and experience.

Buffalo County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran’s Preference employer. Candidates wishing to request a veteran’s preference should indicate so in their application and provide the appropriate supporting documentation. Formal employment application paperwork is available at https://www.buffalocounty.ne.gov/Article/JOB-APPLICATION

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