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ProfileProgram Attorney The candidate will be providing legal counsel and representation to a circuit court Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program which advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children involved in dependency proceedings. Provides legal representation in court on behalf of the GAL Program, files pleadings and motions, and attends depositions, mediations and staffings with social service agencies concerning children represented by the GAL Program. Reviews case files to identify legal issues, and participates in the development and implementation of case strategies. Works cooperatively with staff and volunteers to implement a plan that will further the child’s best interests. Exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and extremely sensitive issues before the court. Provide legal advice and support to the GAL Circuit Director and to the GAL Program generally, and may assist in recruiting, training and supervising pro bono and contract attorneys working with the GAL Program at the discretion of the Supervising Attorney. Work involves contact with people in stressful situations and with sensitive and confidential information. Must have Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and current member of the Florida Bar. Possession of legal skills and knowledge sufficient to represent the GAL Program in legal proceedings as evidenced by admission to the Florida Bar Association. Must have ability to develop an understanding of juvenile law and the GAL Program. Should have ability to advocate effectively in court on behalf of the GAL Program. Working knowledge of chapter 39, F.S., and the GAL Program, and a sense of mission to, social and children’s issues preferred. Deadline: 23 March 2018.
Requisition No: 29956. Position Number: 21818008
State of Florida Justice Administrative Commission
190 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773