Nebraska Paralegal Association


Paralegal Positions


Posted March 6, 2023

Fraser Stryker Law Firm is hiring for a full time Litigation Paralegal. Our Litigation Paralegals collect, analyze, organize, and summarize documents, prepare pleadings, and draft and answer interrogatories. They also assist in locating and preparing witnesses for trial and obtaining and organizing trial exhibits. This position utilizes a variety of software and on-line applications to accomplish their day-to-day tasks and may also be asked to help prepare wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents periodically.

Successful candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies or similar field or an Associate's Degree and a Paralegal Certificate and three to five years of litigation experience. They must also possess the ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbal, while working with a variety of team members. This position also requires the ability to demonstrate effective analytical and organizational skills.

Fraser Stryker provides challenging and rewarding work opportunities in a pleasant and professional environment. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan with profit sharing, and paid parking. Visit the Fraser Stryker Career’s page to review the posting, complete an application, and submit your resume for this position:

Paralegal - Smith Pauley LLP

Posted December 16, 2022

Smith Pauley LLP seeks an experienced paralegal in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration and business law. The ideal candidate will bring directly relevant experience, will contribute positively to the firm culture, provide a personalized & meaningful experience for clients, and have a passion for organization. Day-to-Day as a paralegal, you will:

• Partner the firm’s with attorneys to assist in the firm’s robust and fast-paced estate planning and business law practice areas
• Assist firm attorneys with the preparation of estate planning documents including wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney and related planning documents
• Coordinate with clients’ third-party professional advisors as related to asset titling and beneficiary designations in connection with estate planning objectives
• Assist with probate proceedings, including preparation of probate pleadings
• Assist with trust administration matters
• Coordinate the preparation of Nebraska inheritance tax worksheets
• Assist with federal estate tax return and federal gift tax return preparation
• Assist attorneys and clients with entity formation (LLCs, corporations etc.) and ongoing entity maintenance/compliance
• Directly communicate with clients when necessary or appropriate
• Review and analyze legal documents, perform basic legal research, update legal databases, and assist with day-to-day operations and process development.

Who We Are:
Smith Pauley LLP is a full-service law firm representing businesses and individuals both regionally and nationally. With 200+ years of collective experience, the attorneys at Smith Pauley LLP are proud to have served thousands of individuals and some of the region’s finest businesses. We combine broad-based experience with strategic innovation to offer a unique approach to the practice of law for our clients. By combining concierge-caliber responsiveness and service with significant experience and cutting-edge legal technology, our team provides national-level legal services at approachable rates. Smith Pauley LLP is committed to maintaining a firm culture that allows our team and attorneys and team to maximize their talents to the benefit of our clients. Every member of the Smith Pauley team is empowered with the time and resources to focus on one thing: working proactively and collaboratively with our clients to help them meet and exceed their goals.

What Smith Pauley Offers
• Market-leading base salary, commensurate with experience
• Insurance – Health, Dental & Vision
• Company Paid Time Off
• 401(K)
• Generous parental leave policy
• Cutting-edge legal research and technology resources
• Offices located in the heart of Omaha’s thriving Blackstone District
• On-site 8,500 sq ft fitness center
• Private parking
• Company events for employees and families

What You Will Offer
• Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate, or related experience required
• Law firm experience strongly preferred; in-house experience will be considered
• Demonstrated legal experience assisting with some or all of the following:
• Estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, wealth transfer planning)
• Probate and trust administration
• Nebraska inheritance tax proceedings
• Federal Estate Tax Return (Form 706) preparation
• Federal Gift Tax Return (Form 709) preparation
• IRS Form SS-4 preparation
• Preparation and recording of real property deeds
• Business entity formation and maintenance/compliance
• Direct client communication
• Direct communication with clients’ financial advisers and accountants
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• An ability to accomplish multiple tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and proactive communication with firm team members
• Strong attention to detail in the review, processing, and drafting of documents; ability to understand, conduct, gather, and present basic research materials
• Adaptable attitude and willingness to work with multiple attorneys
• Performing light overflow work as needed to support firm

To apply, please send resume to Tyler Hamik at

Legal Administrative Assistant Positions

Catholic Estate Planning Law Firm - Lincoln, NE - Legal Secretary & Confidential Assistant

Posted March 20, 2023

Goal: To hire a talented and personable individual who will organize and run the office as well as generate (plus assemble) Trust and Will based Estate Plans produced by the firm’s two attorneys.

About the Firm: The Estate Planning Law Firm of Richard J. Wall, Jr., was founded in 2019 and has since grown from one attorney to two, with a third scheduled to join after admission to practice following the 2023 July Bar Exam. The firm’s goal is to expand (possibly by December) to four attorneys, which its founder considers an ideal size.

Mr. Wall is an honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame (where he was a Cavanaugh Scholar at its law school and the founding administrator of the Notre Dame Estate Planning Institute in 1975).

Mr. Wall created his firm to address the Estate Planning needs of what he saw as an under-served Catholic community in Nebraska. (This mission has since expanded to like-minded Adventists and conservative Protestants, who also appear under-served with respect to the type of services the firm supplies.)

In founding the firm, Mr. Wall wanted to provide a place where serious Catholics would feel comfortable in the knowledge that their Catholic values would always be fully respected (and, if desired, reflected in their Estate Plans).

To symbolize this commitment, the firm’s motto is “A Catholic Approach to Estate Planning” SM.

As a result, more than 90% of the firm’s clients are Catholic (with the rest being Adventists and conservative Protestants who are comfortable with the firm’s values and approach).

The firm is located in a ground floor suite of an office condominium immediately south of SouthPointe Pavilions near 29th & Pine Lake Road in a safe, suburban location with free and abundant “near the front door” parking.

The firm is open from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

In addition to the practice of law, the firm’s attorneys involve themselves in pro-life and pro-family initiatives as well as conservative Republican politics, which ideally would be of interest to the successful candidate.

The Firm’s culture is warm, collegial, family friendly, and it operates in a respectful, “low stress” way. There are no “vaccination” or other “woke” requirements.

About the Opportunity: The successful candidate will sit at the front desk and be the first person a client encounters. What clients see and hear at that time will create an important initial impression, so the significance of a professional appearance and an enthusiastically warm and friendly welcome from the successful candidate cannot be overstated.

Office hours for this role are Monday through Friday from 9 to 5.

Compensation is at an hourly rate, based on skills and experience, along with monthly, quarterly and annual bonus opportunities.

The ideal candidate would:

*Be able to work Monday through Friday 9 to 5 or at least 9 to 3 (depending on family or other obligations). There might be a very occasional need to work evenings or on a Saturday.

*Handle preparation and assembly of legal documents (especially Trust and Will Based Estate Plans, including Deed Preparation/Recording and performance of wealth transfer planning tasks) as well as the firm’s Engagement Agreement letters, general correspondence and filing.

*Open and close files.

*Organize and maintain files using both electronic and physical file systems.

*Handle invoice preparation on the rare occasions when a matter involves “hourly rate” rather than “flat rate” billing.

*Manage all other non-financial and non-legal aspects of the office.

*Keep and update client lists/contact information and other firm data.

*Perform various tasks related to the firm’s marketing endeavors.

*Maintain office calendars and deadlines.

*Update and maintain the firm’s Operations and Procedures Manual.

*On rare occasions, make travel arrangements.

*Answer the telephone.

*Perform document comparisons (including via features in Microsoft’s software )

*Proofread work to ensure accuracy and compliance with firm format standards

*Copy, scan and file documents.

*Maintain CLE transcripts as well as Bar and similar memberships for attorneys.

*Purchase supplies (using the firm’s credit card) and run errands as needed.

About You: In general, the firm seeks a person with excellent character, high intelligence, and a warm, friendly personality (along with legal secretarial, confidential assistant, paralegal and office management skills), plus a strong desire to stay for the long term. “Job-hoppers” would not be a good fit.

More specifically, the ideal candidate will have outstanding organizational, time management and administrative skills, pay close attention to detail, and be able to prioritize and multi-task.

Such candidate will also have excellent telephone, writing and proofreading skills, as well as enjoy working in a team environment. The ideal candidate must also be self-motivated and have the ability to meet deadlines.

The successful candidate should also have the following additional qualifications:

*A high school diploma or its equivalent (e.g., GED), with paralegal background and office management experience being a plus.

*A strong respect for and understanding of Catholic values.

*Be skilled at and comfortable using computers and software technology, especially Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Outlook and Excel, with CLIO being a plus.

*Be able to maintain the office and provide support to the lawyers and the Director of Operations (a part time staffer who mainly focuses on financial matters, training, and the provision of “institutional memory” to the firm’s people).

*Have a proactive, solution-oriented approach to identifying and solving problems.

*Possess a friendly, client-focused, “team player” personality.

*Maintain excellent attention to detail and be meticulous with respect to accuracy.

*Have strong written and oral communication skills (including spelling, grammar, proofreading and writing abilities).

*Possess organizational ability, the faculty of critical thinking, project management skills and good judgment.

*Understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality (as well as always handling documents and information in a confidential manner).

*Operate with discretion, tact, good manners and a professional appearance, which means no visible tattoos, no visible body piercings (other than ears for tasteful earrings), and well-kept hands with no colored nail polish.

*Be a quick learner who requires minimal supervision.

If the foregoing describes and interests you, please email a resume and references to:
Richard J. Wall, Jr.

Or call to state your interest at 307-287-0980

Executive Assistant Law - Metropolitan Utilities District

Posted March 6, 2023



Posted March 6, 2023

Fraser Stryker Law Firm is hiring for a Legal Administrative Assistant to format, proof-read, and transcribe correspondence, pleadings, contracts, and various other documents for multiple assignments. They utilize a variety of software, on-line platforms, and other programs to ensure efficiency, assist clients, answer phones, and handle mail, email, and calendar inquiries. Assistants also maintain and monitor assigned files and deadlines as well as serve as an alternate assistant and alternate receptionist as needed.

Successful candidates have the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft products and other software and on-line applications, the ability to communicate professionally in both written and verbal form, and excellent organizational skills. They also have the ability to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities. Three - five years of experience as a legal assistant and an Associate Degree in legal studies preferred.

Fraser Stryker provides challenging and rewarding work opportunities in a pleasant and professional environment. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan with profit sharing, and paid parking. Visit the Fraser Stryker Career’s page to review the posting, complete an application, and submit your resume for this position:

Legal Secretary - Kutak Rock LLP

Posted February 7, 2023

Please apply at Kutak Rock Careers.

The Omaha office of Kutak Rock seeks a detail-oriented professional to join its secretarial team as a full-time Legal Secretary. The Legal Secretary provides daily and weekly support to all three legal departments: Corporate, Litigation, and Public Finance. A minimum of three years of secretarial experience is required.

The hours for this full-time position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. This position currently involves temporary hybrid work.

- Type documents, firm standard letters, pleadings, correspondence, and memoranda received via hand-written copy, electronically, Dictaphone, dictation, or edited typed work product
- Proofread work to ensure accuracy and adherence to firm format standards
- Use internal programs for document revision and clean-up
- Manage various document comparisons
- Answer telephones
- Accurately make travel arrangements
- Manage office deadlines
- Accurately enter time and expense records into InTapp Time; prepare expense memoranda and documentation
- Utilize Document Management System and Email Management System for individual capacity and in support of attorneys
- Organize and maintain sets of files using electronic and physical file systems
- Copy, scan, and file various client documents
- Organize and coordinate mailings of various sizes and delivery methods
- Maintain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) transcripts and bar association memberships
- Assist with client matters when appropriate
- Provide secretary desk coverage as needed
- Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION: Skills & Abilities
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Ability to handle documents and other information with confidentiality and discretion
- Excellent spelling and grammar skills
- High level of attention to detail
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to meet specific deadlines for completion of assignments
- Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures
- Understanding of edit codes, shorthand, and proofreading marks for purposes of document revision
- Knowledge of PC and Windows applications
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook (Required skills include: section and page breaks, cross referencing, page numbering, headers and footers, styles and schemes, document comparisons, document conversions, and table of contents/authorities)

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience
- High school (or equivalent) required; college degree given preference
- Minimum of three years of experience in the secretarial field; legal experience given preference

Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Paid Holidays and Paid-Time Off Plan. Employee Assistance Program. Tuition Reimbursement. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

Additional Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Kutak Rock requires all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to a state or local exemption procedure, or a reasonable accommodation for a bona fide medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief if accommodation does not cause Kutak Rock an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace and/or to the candidate who requested the accommodation.

About the Firm
Kutak Rock was formed in 1965 with a commitment to exceptional client service delivered with a collaborative, team-focused approach. Our founding charter commits the firm to “allow and encourage each individual within it to be a full person,” and we strive to offer an exceptional professional environment, intellectually challenging and engaging work in multiple disciplines, competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for training and career development. We are a leading national law firm with locations in 19 cities united by our common commitment to our core values of client service; integrity and fairness; innovation; and inclusiveness and diversity.

We are dedicated to the maintenance of a respectful, collegial, communicative, and equal opportunity workplace that encourages and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. We measure our success not just on the basis of our revenues or our profits, but by the satisfaction we deliver for our clients and the health, engagement and loyalty of our people.

Legal Assistant - Nebraska Department of Justice

Posted February 7, 2023

The Nebraska Department of Justice is currently seeking a full-time legal assistant.

Position Summary: This position will be responsible for assisting multiple attorneys with document preparation and proofreading, including pleadings, briefs, legal opinions, and correspondence. Additional duties include opening and maintaining files, logging and tracking records requests, electronic filing of court documents, tracking rules and regulations and opinions, and producing reports.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with comparable state agency legal assistant positions and candidate experience. Full state benefits provided.


1-2+ years of experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary in a private law firm, corporate, or governmental agency.

Associate degree in paralegal studies, a paralegal certificate, or a Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate must have outstanding organizational, time management, and administrative skills, pay excellent attention to detail and be able to prioritize and multitask. The candidate must possess excellent telephone, writing, and proofreading skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. The candidate must be self-motivated, able to meet deadlines, and ensure that other timelines and deadlines are met. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Please send resume and references to:
Dana Hoffman
NE Attorney General’s Office

Full Time Legal Assistant - Woodke & Gibbons, PC, LLO

Posted December 13, 2022

Established Omaha law firm is looking to add a dynamic, hardworking, organized and detail-oriented member to our team. Candidates must demonstrate their understanding and command of the required skills, competencies and initiative needed to succeed in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe. Tasks for this position can include, but not be limited to, filing, organizing, copying, scanning, answering phones, calendaring, scheduling meetings and appointments, typing dictation, drafting communications, data entry and e-filing court documents in state and federal court.

High School/GED required. College degree preferred.
Competitive salary, 401K and benefits.

Salary based on training, qualifications and experience.