Job Details

Chief Legal Counsel

Company name

Community Based Care of Brevard

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 14, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 27, 2020

Posted on

Sep 21, 2019

Years of Experience

5-8 yrs required


Melbourne, FL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Chief Legal Counsel
Duties: Provides legal advice to CEO and management on a variety of legal matters. Corporate matters, contract interpretation and drafting, By Laws interpretation and drafting, drafting of agency proposed state and federal legislation, child welfare, delinquency, research, intellectual property, regulatory and other laws, and local governmental regulation, administrative law, liability issues, and open government law issues to ensure compliance and to protect the interests of the BFP FOA and those it serves. Identifies risk management issues, leads the FOA Risk Management process, and provide recommendations to senior staff for resolution. Research and analyze contractual, legal, policy, Florida statute or Florida Administrative Code or other matters in order to develop alternatives in support of the legitimate objectives of the programs and BFP FOA. This position also conducts legal research to provide an executive summary legal interpretation and recommendation(s). Responsible for all adoption finalizations for children and families in the System of Care. Provide legal analysis as requested of cases to ensure compliance with regulation and statute. Interfaces with and represents BFP’s interest to external agencies of state and federal government, providers, and other SOC agencies to ensure compliance with regulations and statutes and to support the SOC for those we serve. Serve on the executive team and provides oversight of the Court Specialist in monitoring performance and appraising associate job results.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. Must be admitted to the Florida Bar. Current admission to represent matters in Federal Court is required. 10+ years Legal Experience required. 5-8 years' Attorney Florida Child Welfare System preferred. 10 years of experience in the practice of law is required in order to effectively address the scope of this position. Superior Verbal and Written Communication: Superior verbal and written communication skills are essential in order to work collaboratively with others during times of stress and conflicting positions/agendas and to effectively articulate the Agency position. Prefer in-depth understanding of Florida Statute, Chapter 39, Chapter 63, and Chapter 409, Florida Administrative Code, 65-C related to child welfare, and the Adoptions Safe Families Act (ASFA) Federal Regulations. Prior trial/court room experience preferred in order to be comfortable representing the Agency’s interests in this venue. Ability to analyze systems and procedures to make the legal aspects of dependency and other legal matters more efficient and responsive to the needs of the children/families or agency.

Company info

C. Hernandez
Community Based Care of Brevard
4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd.
Suite 180
Melbourne, FL 32934
Phone: 321-752-4650