Local Office Attorney

Full-time 7 views
Company Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) Location Gary, IN, United States





May 25, 2022

Sep 07, 2022

Mar 13, 2022


Local Office Attorney
The candidate will provide legal advice and legal services to Central Office, County Offices and/or staff for Juvenile law matters relating to Child Welfare, Child Support and personnel matters and to represent and assist the Agency in administrative and/ or court matters. Will represent the State in Child In Need of Services (CHINS) cases, Termination of Parental Rights (TPR), Adoptions, Foster Care Licensing Actions, and other general legal issues relating to the safety of children. Work closely with Family Case Managers to prepare for court hearings and may serve as legal counsel for internal employment issues. 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. Oversee contract process for local office attorneys. Conduct legal trainings for Family Case Managers, attorneys and others as requested. Litigate 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 manages caseload in preparation of hearings and/or litigation. Generate appropriate pleadings, motions and discovery, and responses. Delegate to and provides support for any legal support staff. Draft 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 Office of Attorney General on assigned cases. Perform other duties as assigned. Should have a J.D. degree with Indiana Bar admission and license in good standing. Previous litigation experience is preferred. Experience with family law or child welfare experience also preferred. Strong legal research, writing and litigation skills are needed. Should have demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law and rules.

USD 61022 Annually

Additional info

Requisition ID: 289804

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)
661 Broadway
Gary, IN 46402-2407

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