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Coverage Attorney Dependency Court

Company name

Children's Law Center of California

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 05,2019

Valid Through

Sep 18,2019

Posted on

Feb 04,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Monterey Park, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Insurance Coverage >> Insurance Coverage
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Coverage Attorney - Dependency Court

The candidate will provide courtroom coverage including contested matters, for case-carrying attorneys who are not in the office or otherwise unavailable. Will daily attend to matters in multiple courtrooms, and to coordinate such coverage with the Firm Director and Attorney Supervisors. At the discretion of the Firm Director, the Coverage Attorney may be assigned primary responsibility for some cases. Other duties include:Assesses the critical issues of each assigned case and advocates for each client by. Assertively and persuasively working with attorneys, clients, social workers and the court. Independently investigating and appropriately directing Social Worker Investigators to obtain facts needed to properly assess each case. Properly applying dependency case law, statues and court rules. Using effective trial and courtroom presentation skills. Effectively negotiating with other counsel. Using sound case analysis and judgment. Properly preparing witnesses. Effectively applying evidentiary rules and objections. Prepares clear, concise and persuasive motions, pleadings, briefs, and memorandums of law, as well as correspondence and reports as needed by thoroughly and appropriately researching applicable law. Effectively engages available resources to properly represent and advocate for our clients’ bests
interests, including to:Educational resources,Medical providers, Mental health professionals; Regional Center resources; Community based services providers; Other legal experts or consultants, such as Legal Aid, Public Counsel, Alliance for Children’s Rights, etc., and; Public Defenders in Delinquency Court and Department 95. Develops professional relationships with and provides sound advice to clients through frequent age appropriate interviews that adhere to ethical standards. Follows up on client requests and court orders to ensure that clients receive appropriate services in a timely manner. Maintains professional effective working relationships with bench officers, courtroom personnel, social workers, attorneys, CASAs and service providers. Treats clients’ caregivers and family members respectfully. Maintains professional relationship with all CLC coworkers by: Cooperating with attorneys, supervisors and CLC leadership, Demonstrating respect for and gets along well with support staff, Appropriately using social worker investigators, Being flexible and willing to assist with coverage in other courtrooms, Mentoring and being a role model for less experienced attorneys, Being cooperative with and supportive of office personnel, Seeking assistance from supervisors when prudent or required, and Assisting and cooperating with other attorneys. Effectively manages cases assigned for coverage by Accurately completing all appropriate office reports in a timely manner, including time sheets, case counts and conflict reports, Maintaining files in an orderly manner according to office policy, Writing legibly, Properly documenting court proceedings, contacts and case developments, Maintaining an accurate calendar of upcoming hearings for each case. Ensure any case-related follow-up is completed while the case-carrying attorney is out of the office. Effectively uses his/her time, as demonstrated by. Properly prioritizing and allocating time and resources, Attending requisite meetings and training programs, Consistently meeting deadlines, and Providing timely responses to communications and messages.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the State Bar Association of California. Must have 3+ years’ dependency law and trial experience at Children’s Law Center. Must have excellent time management skills, a willingness to adapt to different schedules and daily courtroom assignments, and juggle multiple responsibilities in a short time frame. Excellent negotiation skills are a plus.

Additional info

Requisition ID : 1079 submit a resume and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Children's Law Center of California
201 Centre Plaza Dr.
Suite 7
Monterey Park, CA 91754