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  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.

    Click here for more information or to apply
  • Public Notice

    Notice is hereby given that the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors is offering for sale the Buffalo County owned house, shed and garage located at 11 West 14th Street, Kearney, Nebraska. Said sale to be held at 2:00 o’clock p.m. on the 15th day of September, 2014. Click here for more information.
  • Public Notice of Sale

    Notice is hereby given that the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors is offering for sale the Buffalo County owned house and shed located at 11 West 14th Street, Kearney, Nebraska. Said sale to be held at 2:00 o’clock p.m. on the 25th day of August, 2013. Click here for more information.
  • Notice of Adoption (Adult Entertainment)
    Notice is hereby given of the adoption of an ordnance regarding adult entertainment.

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  • Advertisements For Bids (Bridge Rehabilitation)

    Separate, sealed bids will be received at the Buffalo County Clerk Office on September 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM for equipment, labor, materials and appurtenances required for a Bridge Rehabilitation project.
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  • Advertisements For Bids (Bridge Replacements)

    Separate, sealed bids will be received at the Buffalo County Clerk Office on September 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM for equipment, labor, materials and appurtenances required for a Bridge Replacement project.
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Public Defender
Public Defender

Elected Position in Buffalo County:
4 year term

Salary:
Set by Buffalo County Board of Supervisors.

Deputies:
Appointed as needed by elected Public Defender subject to approval of County Board.

Full Time/Part Time Position:
Determined by statutes in larger counties; by County Board in Buffalo County. Currently a part time position for elected and deputy public defenders in Buffalo County.

Fees:
May not accept any compensation for representing Public Defender Clients except for salary plus cost reimbursement from County.

Duties:
Represent all indigent, Defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors, if penalty for crime carries possible jail time.

Court determines if Defendant can financially hire his own attorney or is indigent. If indigent the Court appoints. The Public Defender's office may not represent as Public Defender prior to Court appointment.

Represent all Persons brought before the Mental Health Board as dangerous to self or others.

Represent Fugitives from Justice and/or Extradition Defendant's if appointed by the Court.

Although not required by statute, the Buffalo County Public Defender represents Juveniles charged with violations of law that would be crimes (felony or misdemeanor) if they were adults.

Qualifications:
Must be licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Budget:
Elected official must submit an annual budget to be approved by the County Board.


Buffalo County Public Defender

Jeff Wirth
2002 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 234-6561
Fax: (308) 236-5761

Deputies:

Brandon Brinegar
PO Box 1685
220 West 15th Street
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-5187

Vikki Stamm
3720 Ave A
Suite C
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4744

Aaron Bishop
PO Box 1414
4009 6th Avenue, Suite 37
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 234-2700

John Marsh
1323 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 236-6441

Tom Stewart
2202 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-5524