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Title : Associate Attorney

Location : Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Refer to Job # TJVW785160

Associate Attorney The candidate will representing the interests of the public in legal proceedings to prosecute Chapter 48 cases for children alleged to be in need of protection or services (CHIPS), juvenile guardianships, and termination of parental rights. This individual will work closely with the Sheboygan County Health and Human Services Department (HHSD) in evaluating cases and will spend a significant amount of time in the courtroom. Draft, approve, and sign all pleadings, motions, orders, judgments, and legal documents necessary to the prosecution of HHSD cases. Appear in all court proceedings concerning HHSD cases. Engage in case preparation, including discovery such as interrogatories, requests for admissions, and depositions, and other similar activities. Provide legal advice, direction, and training to HHSD case supervisors and managers, social workers, investigators, and support personnel. Correspond and negotiate with other attorneys and parties to pending HHSD cases. Prepare and revise legal forms for use by HHSD in HHSD cases. Research and write legal memoranda and briefs as ordered by the trial or appellate court. Maintain familiarity with the current law pertaining to the Children's Code, including CHIPs cases, juvenile guardianships, and termination of parental rights cases. Experience with CHIPs cases, juvenile guardianships, and termination of parental rights cases is preferred. Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Must be able to operate standard office equipment including but not limited to, telephone, computer, facsimile, calculator, printer, photocopier, and scanner.

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