Director of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education - Judicial Branch Education Branch
Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Judicial Branch Education
Hiring Rate: $6,378.13 per month
Closing Date: 11/18/2022
$3,000 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is currently accepting applications for a full-time Director of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in our Judicial Branch Education Branch. Under general direction oversees the day to day functions associated with mandatory legal education. In addition, the position plans and oversees the regulatory functions of the MCLE Commission and provides attorney education on Court requirements and processes. The position serves as Director of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission. In addition, this position works closely with the Deputy Administrator of Judicial Branch Education and Director of Admissions in planning education and legal training for the judges and attorneys of the State of Nebraska. May also be responsible for assigning and supervising work of others within the Judicial Branch Education Division. Must have the ability and availability to perform work related travel for up to 25% of the time.
The Director of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education shall oversee the creation and delivery of on line and live education to attorneys and judges on Court processes, statutory changes, new and updated Supreme Court Rules and other pertinent topics related to the practice of law.
Work involves, but is not limited to, accrediting program sponsors, courses, programs, and other educational activities that will satisfy the education requirements of MCLE; work in and provide direction for the computerized system for recording and monitoring attorney legal education credits; oversee the budget of the MCLE Commission; provide information to the Director of Admissions regarding compliance issues with MCLE requirements and review and make initial recommendations on attorney applications for waivers and extensions of time regarding MCLE requirements; provide information to the Director of Admissions regarding attorneys administratively suspended for noncompliance and assist the MCLE Commission in the event an appeal is taken from an adverse decision; acting as support for the MCLE Commission and reports to them and Nebraska Supreme Court statistical data regarding MCLE; provide input for topics for education of Nebraska judges; assist on-going strategic planning regarding the training needs of the Nebraska judiciary in conjunction with the Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee and Deputy Administrator of Judicial Branch Education. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in the State of Nebraska with a law license in good standing.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in administering delegated functions; work in education, and/or delivery of education or training to specialized groups. Previous experience in financial analysis and budgeting.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION: Must have a valid license to practice law in Nebraska.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of rules governing the practice of law in Nebraska and the rules governing Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Knowledge of software for database applications
Awareness of emerging technology and its impact on the provision of legal services, including centralized intake systems, internet applications, and websites
Ability to handle multiple areas of responsibility with minimum supervision and only general guidance
Strong verbal and written communication skills, plus the ability and willingness to provide quality customer service in a high tempo work environment
Ability to apply active learning and active listening techniques
Apply analytical and critical thinking techniques
Communicating with others to explain technical and administrative information, options, and decisions
Solving complex problems
Interpret and apply State and federal laws and standards, branch rules and regulations, and other directives
Evaluating information against standards
Identifying key causes and downstream consequences
Providing consultation and advice to others
Resolving conflicts and negotiating with others
The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch complies with Veterans Preference Laws.