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ProfileGeneral Counsel The candidate: Provides legal counsel to the Chief Medical Examiner and all agency staff relative to the proper interpretation and implementation of G.L. c. 38 and all related administrative regulations and administrative or judicial orders and decisions. Represents the agency staff in judicial and administrative forums relative to all legal matters. Prepares materials and presents issues to the Chief on an as needed basis. Engages in litigation in several administrative forums, and all levels of the courts of the Commonwealth. Participates in agency policy development process. Serves as a liaison with the Attorney General’s office on litigation in which the Chief or any staff member is a party. Reviews and interprets pending legislation and language in budget documents that may impact the firm and may draft legislation to further the firm’s legislative agenda. Maintains familiarity with all the firm related legislation, regulations, and judicial and administrative decisions, in Massachusetts and other jurisdictions, that may affect the firm, its policies, or administration. Informs staff on a regular basis of important developments. Reviews case law, statues and other relevant decisions, regulations and information in order to assist in formulating agency policy and ensuring that the agency complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth. Delivers in-house presentations on a variety of legal issues affecting the firm, including attending in-house training sessions and professional conferences. Prepares reports and delivers oral presentations summarizing medical, factual, and legal issues relevant to legal inquiries. Serves as counsel to the Commission on Medico-legal investigation. Works closely with District Attorneys on the firm related matters. Maintains a working knowledge of the agency's collective bargaining agreements. Serves as the agency's public records access officer. Keeps timely records of case tracking data and assignment milestones. Works productively with fellow staff. Performs other legal and administrative tasks as required by the Chief. Should have JD degree from an accredited law school. Must be member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar Association. 3-7 years’ experience in litigation.
Kerry A. Rice
Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (CME)
720 Albany St
Boston, MA 02118