About the Office

The Nebraska Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General operates, in many respects, as the "State's law firm".

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning

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Law Clerk Program

The Attorney General's Office offers qualified and motivated law students the opportunity to "test their wings" by handling meaningful and challenging legal work as law clerks.

Upon assignment to a section, clerks are integrated into the section staff and assist experienced lawyers in handling any matter before the section. Law clerks perform research, draft documents such as complaints and answers, write briefs or portions of briefs, and perform a myriad of other legal duties. Clerks are assigned to sections that litigate aid in interviewing clients and attend depositions, hearings, and trials. Clerks assigned to prosecuting divisions help perform many of the prosecutorial functions. Certified clerks in their third year of law school may have the opportunity to give oral arguments before the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Attorney General's Office usually employs twelve or more law students. Although the pay, by law firm standards, is low, we compensate for low pay by challenging our law clerks with more and better work than private law firms offer.

Getting Hired

During February, we interview first and second year students on campus at the University of Nebraska School of Law and the Creighton University School of Law. We also consider students from law schools around the country and interview many of them during the law school's holiday breaks or by telephone. Students from outside Nebraska are encouraged to submit their resumes before February 1st each year to be considered for the upcoming available summer clerk positions. 

Office of the Attorney General

For more information or to submit a resume, contact:
George Welch
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-1909
Fax: (402) 471-3297
Email: george.welch@nebraska.gov

SEP Grant Program

The environment is a treasured asset to the State of Nebraska. Nebraskans are proud of the blue sky visible from all corners of the state, scenic rivers that meander through the land, prairies that settlers flocked to so long ago, and cities that respect their surroundings.

For these reasons, the Attorney General's SEP Program looks to fund projects, activities and organizations that seek to invest in the environment. Please be advised that grants from the SEP Program are contingent on the availability of the environmental settlement funds.

Below are the forms needed for the program: