[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/10/art.kagan.0510h.gi.jpg caption="Solicitor General Elena Kagan will continue to work for the Justice Department—for now."]Washington (CNN) - Solicitor General Elena Kagan may have been nominated for the Supreme Court on Monday, but she isn't done with her current job yet.
"She will continue to work on matters with which she has been dealing, but will not participate in any new matters," a senior government official familiar with Kagan's plans told CNN.
As solicitor general, Kagan, among other things, helps prepare legal briefs for cases the Justice Department argues before the Supreme Court.
Kagan is expected to abstain from participation in cases on which she has worked which may come before the high court next term, the official said.
Kagan's boss at the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, attended Monday's White House news conference in which Kagan was nominated.
Holder strongly supported Kagan's Supreme Court nomination, according to an administration source familiar with the selection process.