Open Until Filled
Reports to: Presenting Officer
Salary (Grade): $14.50/hr
Status: Reg. Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Location: Winnebago Tribal Court, Winnebago NE 68071
Job Purpose & Position Overview
Under the direction of the Presenting Officer, serves as liaison to tribal members in child abuse, neglect and sexual abuse cases, and provides legal research and clerical assistance to Presenting Officer.
Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:
- Demonstrates the Winnebago Tribe’s core mission, vision, and values
- Attend all court proceedings, take comprehensive notes, and draft all court orders or other required legal documents from said proceedings
- Receive, catalog, file and disseminate all legal correspondence
- Accurately maintain court calendar
- Retrieve documents as requested
- Coordinate and perform legal research
- Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes and documents
- With presenting officer, draft, proofread and check petitions, documents and correspondence for accuracy
- Prepare reports, correspondence, declarations, affidavits and other legal documents as necessary
- Organize and maintain legal files and documents in paper or electronic form using Fastlaw
- Assist the Presenting Officer in preparing for trial by performing tasks such as preparing subpoenas and organizing exhibits
- Assist the Presenting Officer in filing pleadings with court, file and coordinate/monitor the service of all orders/documents to the court and the necessary parties
- Assist the Presenting Officer in investigating facts of cases and search pertinent sources
- Phone and schedule witnesses to testify at hearings
- Maintain Presenting Officer court calendars
- Screens calls, visitors, and mail and routes accordingly.
- Duties listed are only an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment.
- Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree with Paralegal/Legal Secretary certification preferred. Will consider candidates with equivalent relevant legal experience; Familiarity with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and experience with programs or operations in the Social Services fields a plus.
- As Directed by management
- Normal office work which includes the ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
- Regularly required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computer keyboard, phone, and various office equipment.
- While performing daily duties, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
- Reading, writing, calculating
- Above average social interaction skills
- Works with minimal to no supervision
- Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
- Must be able to continually and effectively employ professional verbal and written communications skills.
Certificates, Licenses & registrations:
- All applicants will comply with 45 CFR 1301, Subpart D, Section 1301.31, C and D, which require all prospective employees to sign a declaration prior to employment regarding all arrests and convictions of child abuse or violent felonies and to comply with PL 101-630 and PL 101-637 regarding criminal records check.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, as a sovereign Nation, is committed pursuant to its Constitution, to maintain, improve and protect the Tribe; To preserve its resources and cultural heritage; To create opportunities for its members to thrive and become economically and socially self-sufficient as individuals, families and as a tribal government; and, thereby, promote the harmony of traditional values, beliefs which will ensure a positive course of action for future generations.
Company Website: www.winnebagotribe.com
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