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Staff Attorney Responsibilities : Will advise Department of Child Services staff on various program and legal areas as assigned. Draft and reviews contracts and correspondence. Serve as a liaison to the Attorney General on litigation and tort claims matters. Draft and reviews legislation and administrative rules. Perform legal research and writing assignments. Provide general legal support for Office of General Counsel. Oversees contract process for local office attorneys. Conduct 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. Handle administrative matters and hearings as assigned. Organize and manage caseload in preparation of hearings and/or litigation. Generate appropriate pleadings, motions and discovery, and responses. Delegate to and provide 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
Requirements : Must have Doctorate of Jurisprudence. Indiana Bar admission required. License in good standing. Strong legal research, writing and litigation skills. Strong communication and public speaking skills. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law and rules.
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