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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAttorney/ Children's Attorney The candidate will assesses the critical issues of each assigned case and advocates for each client by: Assertively and persuasively working with attorneys, clients, social workers and the court. Will investigate and appropriately directing Social Worker Investigators to obtain facts needed to properly assess each case. Properly applying dependency case law, statues and court rules. Using effective trial and courtroom presentation skills. Effectively negotiating with other counsel. Using sound case analysis and judgment. Properly preparing witnesses. Develops professional relationships with and provides sound advice to clients through the use of frequent age appropriate interviews that adhere to ethical standards. Follows up on client requests and court orders to ensure that clients receive appropriate services in a timely manner. Maintains professional effective working relationships with bench officers, courtroom personnel, social workers, attorneys, CASAs and service providers is needed. Open and close files in a timely manner. Accurately completing all appropriate office reports in a timely manner, including time sheets, case counts and conflict reports. Maintain files in an orderly manner according to office policy. Properly documenting court proceedings, contacts and case developments is needed. Effectively applying evidentiary rules and objections. JD degree and a member in good standing of the State Bar Association of California is needed. Prior experience in dependency law or trial experience helpful. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of dependency law and a general knowledge of law in related areas by competently analyzing and applying the law in daily advocacy and practice thus providing thorough, competent and accurate legal advice is needed.
Children's Law Center of California
8950 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826