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ProfileAgency Attorney I The candidate will meet with Child Protective caseworkers to identify and analyze legal problems and issues. Will draft legal documents, including pleadings, motions and memoranda of law and fact by following generally acceptable legal procedures, forms and techniques in order to meet agency needs, goals and objectives. Represent the agency in Family Court on all aspects of child protective proceedings and other judicial proceedings including juvenile delinquency and Close to Home matters. Interview witnesses and other relevant parties to the litigation to determine admissibility of various types of evidence. Prepare and maintain case files and documents in advance of court appearances. Conduct legal research and regularly review relevant case laws and regulations to support legal opinions. Counsel Child Protective caseworkers and agency case planners on issues relating to permanency and well-being of children in foster care.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to the New York State Bar with 12 months of satisfactory US legal experience subsequent to admission to any State Bar or 6 months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Must remain member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Should preferably have knowledge and understanding of New York State child welfare laws.
Job ID: 333009
New York City Administration For Childrens Services
900 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451