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Assistant County Solicitor - Mental Health

Company name

County of Allegheny Law Department

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Job Type


Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 3500/3800

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Pittsburgh, PA

Posted on

Feb 13,2018
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Assistant County Solicitor - Mental Health The candidate provides legal advice and representation for involuntary mental health hearings. Works with County Department Directors and Deputies on HIPAA compliance. Prepares and presents guardianship petitions. Attends Advisory Board meetings. Represents the County at DHS Bureau of Hearings and Appeals hearings. Performs other related work as required or requested. Federal, state and local confidentiality laws, regulations and procedures; particularly Mental Health Procedures Act is needed. HIPAA and related regulations and procedures are essential. Judicial and administrative procedures and Rules of Evidence is needed. Must have a Law Degree from an accredited law school, an active license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and 2 years of legal experience in Pennsylvania. Should possess experience in governmental law and/or human services background, as well as experience or knowledge of HIPAA compliance. Must have following ability to: Assess client situations and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Explain and apply Mental Health Procedures Act to lay persons; Work with a diverse and challenging client population; Prepare various legal documents, e.g. pleadings, legal briefs, etc.; Review and analyze proposed statutes, rules, and regulations; Develop productive working relationships with staff, attorneys, and the public.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
County of Allegheny Law Department
Fort Pitt Commons
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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