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ProfileAttorney 1, 2, or 3 Duties: Responsible for providing legal representation for abused and neglected children and also for persons with mental disabilities. To assist an attorney of higher rank in the preparation of court cases and/or advisory opinions and may litigate and/or prepare advisory opinions in cases of a routine nature. General from a higher ranking attorney, administrative law judge, or other agency administrator/executive. May be used in all agencies. Differs from Attorney 2 by the level of supervision received and the level of expertise required in the preparation of legal opinions/courts cases assigned or hearings conducted. Litigates routine cases in trial and appellate courts and before administrative tribunals under the supervision of a higher ranking attorney. Assists an attorney of higher rank in preparing major or complex cases for trial by drafting pleadings, interviewing witnesses, writing legal memoranda and briefs. Enters claims for collecting monies due the state. Assists in preparing proposed legislation. Drafts tentative rules and regulations and reviews rules, regulations, and bulletins prepared by administrative officers for conformity to the law. Investigates reports of violations of statutes and administrative rules and regulations. Prepares advisory opinions for review by a higher ranking attorney. Prepares or reviews legal documents, including contracts, licenses, deeds, and abstracts. Researches laws applicable to the above activities. To conduct hearings and to render decisions. Convenes hearings that are of a routine nature; issues subpoenas; administers oaths; hears testimony; considers evidence; examines witnesses; maintains order; rules on motions, objections, admissibility of evidence and procedure; prepares and issues decisions and orders based upon all evidence gathered, research of pertinent statutes, pertinent jurisprudence, and independent assessment of acts based on credibility of witnesses and evidence. Conducts pre-trial conferences with the attorneys to resolve preliminary issues and narrow the scope of the hearing to the facts actually in dispute. Determines if there are jurisdictional or procedural issues to be disposed of and if so, decides the most appropriate manner (i.e. a limited hearing, an order to brief the issue, an order to amend the pleadings, a status conference, etc.) to address these issues. Secures, compiles, and maintains all records of adjudications. Ensures that accurate records are maintained in the proceedings that evidence is properly marked and included in the case record, and that audio recordings are accurately marked and properly indexed and stores. Conducts a continuous study of the current statues, regulations and case law related to areas of law for which hearings are assigned.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana. Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with juveniles and persons with disabilities. Establishing or continuing an outside practice is prohibited while employed in this agency.
CLOSING DATE: 06/25/18 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Job #MHA 061118 MD
State of Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy
625 North 4th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801