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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate: Advises Department of Child Services staff on various program and legal areas as assigned; Drafts and reviews contracts and correspondence; Serves as a liaison to the Attorney General on litigation and tort claims matters; Drafts and reviews legislation and administrative rules; Performs legal research and writing assignments; Provides general legal support for Office of General Counsel; Oversees contract process for local office attorneys; Conducts legal trainings for Family Case Managers, attorneys and others as requested; Litigates Children in Need of Services and Termination of Parental Rights cases in State Courts representing the agency in such actions; Handles administrative matters and hearings as assigned; Organizes and manages caseload in preparation of hearings and/or litigation; Generates appropriate pleadings, motions and discovery, and responses; Delegates to and provides support for any legal support staff; Drafts appeals and appellate briefs; May be required to participate in committees, groups or teams such as screen out committees; May be required serve as local counsel for the Indiana Office of Attorney General on assigned cases; Performs other duties as assigned. Should preferably have admission to the Indiana State Bar. Doctorate of Jurisprudence is essential. Indiana Bar Admission; license in good standing is needed. Must have strong legal research, writing and litigation skills. Should have strong communication and public speaking skills.
Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)
450 E. Franklin St.
Spencer, IN 47460-1824