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Family Law Attorney in Muncie, IN

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Company name

Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law


Muncie, IN

Date Last Verified

Apr 11,2018

Posted on

Apr 10,2018

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Staff Attorney Duties : Provides legal advice and legal services to Central Office, County Offices and/or staff of firm for Juvenile law matters relating to Child Welfare, Child Support and personnel matters and to represent and assist the Agency in administrative and/ or court matters. Responsible for representing the State in Child In Need of Services (CHINS) cases, Termination of Parental Rights (TPR), Adoptions, Foster Care Licensing Actions, and other general legal issues relating to the safety of children. The incumbent will work closely with Family Case Managers to prepare for court hearings and may serve as legal counsel for internal employment issues. 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : The candidate should preferably have Doctorate of Jurisprudence. Indiana Bar Admission. license in good standing is preferred. Strong legal research, writing and litigation skills is required. Strong communication and public speaking skills is required. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law and rules is required.

Deadline : 04/23/2018.

Additional info

Job ID: 614153

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)
360 W. Kilgore
Suite 600
Muncie, IN 47304