Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska



Winnebago, NE


Full Time

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.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Training Requirements:

  • As Directed by management

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

Mental Requirements:

  • Reading, writing, calculating
  • Above average social interaction skills
  • Reasoning/Analysis
  • Works with minimal to no supervision

Language Requirements:

  • 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.

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