Mayor of Omaha to announce new city attorney

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Mayor Jean Stothert plans to announce the new city attorney on Thursday afternoon.

Appointed by the mayor, filling the position took time; the claims were filed in January after former city attorney Paul Kratz retired in December.

The announcement is scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

“This is a critically important position that impacts the day-to-day operations of the city,” said Mayor Jean Stothert at the time. “We anticipate a competitive application process and will select the candidate who will best represent the city and our taxpayers.”

The posted salary was $ 178,068.80, with annual step increases to $ 208,811.20.

Applicants for the post had to hold a Juris Doctor degree; 10 years of experience as a lawyer, including legal research and trial work experience; a member of the Nebraska Bar Association; and experience in staff management, as the municipal lawyer also oversees a team of over 30 people, including 24 lawyers from the town and prosecution services.

The published job description specifies that the city’s prosecutor is responsible for:

  • Plan, supervise and participate in all legal services provided to the mayor, city council, department heads and administrative and quasi-judicial bodies
  • Oversee the preparation and presentation of all criminal and civil cases before the courts
  • Advise and advise elected and appointed officials and advice on legal matters, and the investigation and resolution of claims for and against the city

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