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Attorney II The candidate will represent the agency in all matters pertaining to emergency or non-emergency removal of vulnerable adults and children; termination of parental rights, inspection warrants, in-home protective services, permanency planning, review of adults or children receiving services and any appeals resulting from such actions. Ensure the utilization of the Legal Case Management System for documentation of legal activity in cases. Conduct case staffing meetings in a timely manner for the purpose of analyzing the legal status of the cases and otherwise advising staff on agency legal matters; prepare cases for court by conducting and responding to discovery, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and reviewing agency documentation and reports from other sources. Comply with agency policy and state/federal laws regarding the provision of notice of legal proceedings to appropriate parties to agency actions. Comply with agency policy and state/federal laws with respect to representing the agency in permanency planning hearings and termination of parental rights. Establish and maintain professional networks and attend training sessions in order to enhance individual professionalism; review legislation, statutory changes, and case law decisions and advise staff about the law; participate in regular agency meetings to discuss and analyze outcomes and determine areas needed for improvement; and conduct in-house training for other staff members. Should have a JD Degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and 2+ years of experience as a practicing attorney. Must be a member of the South Carolina Bar. Application deadline: 04/18/18.
Job #74631 (L02). Send resume.
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