Staff Attorney
Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute - United States

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Attorney will accept all termination and adoption cases assigned and will be responsible for preparing, researching and presenting cases for termination and adoption in Orphans’ Court while working extensively with the CYF staff, families and outside contracts. Additional responsibilities will include:

*Reviewing the termination and adoption referrals prior to the preparation of the respective petitions, as well as preparing and filing petitions after receiving them.
*Preparing and filing all motions, petitions, responses, discovery, etc., necessary for appropriately representing the Agency in the proceedings.
*Meeting with caseworker witnesses in advance of hearings and adequately preparing them to testify.
*Attending all court hearings, arguments, conferences, etc., as scheduled in each case.
*Handling all appellate matters as necessary, including but not limited to, writing and filing briefs and preparing and filing all motions.
*Communicating with termination, adoption and other caseworkers and Agency personnel to prepare cases.
*Maintaining an active status in the Pennsylvania Bar by taking necessary CLE credits.
*Attending meetings within the Agency or in the community to disseminate information relative to termination or adoptions.

J.D. Degree and a member in good standing in the Pennsylvania Bar, plus at least three years of legal experience including courtroom practice and knowledge of Pennsylvania juvenile law and termination and adoption law. Extensive background in court preparation and presentation and good interpersonal skills, along with knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations regarding Juvenile Court/Orphans’ Court are important.

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