Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General


Employment Opportunities

The Nebraska Department of Justice strives to provide excellent legal representation to the State of Nebraska in service to its citizens. A strong commitment to public service is desirable in the hiring of law clerks, administrative staff, investigators, and assistant attorney generals. If you share in our mission of excellence in public service and are interested in furthering your career as a member of our legal team, we invite you to send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to: or

Dana Hoffman
Director of Operations
Nebraska Department of Justice
2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509

The Nebraska Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and applies Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Law.


Assistant Attorney General - Legal Services Bureau

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office seeks an attorney licensed to practice law in Nebraska to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in its Legal Services Bureau. The preferred candidate is an attorney with substantive experience in administrative law or experience in providing legal counsel to a state or federal agency.  Excellent legal research and writing skills are required for the position. The preferred candidate is one who served on law review or who has judicial clerkship experience. The preferred candidate must demonstrate an ability to excel as part of a team of attorneys, possess excellent communication skills, and exhibit an interest in government service.

Legal Services Bureau attorneys provides legal advice and services to state agencies, boards, commissions, and officials. The successful candidate will represent assigned agencies in judicial proceedings, including administrative appeals, as well as Open Meetings Act and Public Records Act enforcement.  This attorney will also be responsible for drafting of Attorney General’s Opinions and reviewing agency rules and regulations for statutory authority and constitutionality. 

Qualifications / Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an ABA accredited law school required. Admitted to practice law in Nebraska or ability to obtain admission from another jurisdiction. Strong legal research and writing skills required. 

PREFERRED: Law review; One year as a judicial clerk or two years of experience in a law firm or government agency.

OTHER: Applicant accepting a job offer must pass a background check.

Salary commensurate with comparable state agency attorney positions and candidate experience. Full state benefits provided.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to Joshua Shasserre, Chief of Staff (

The Nebraska Department of Justice is dedicated to assuring equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation, race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or religious creed and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights.

This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.