Staff Attorney (temporary, part-time)

ProKids is seeking a temporary, part-time, staff attorney. The role includes responsibility for legal representation of ProKids as well as ongoing support and legal advice to CASA Managers/Guardians ad Litem and CASA Volunteers. This position includes no benefits.  Eligible candidates must be licensed and in good standing in Ohio.  Some legal experience related to children’s protective services is preferred.

Application deadline is Oct. 31, 2019. Please submit your resume and cover letter to ProKids via email.

Note that ProKids does not accept phone call inquiries.

Responsibilities

1. Provides legal representation, including but not limited to:

  • Ongoing support and legal advice to CASA Manager(s), GAL(s), and CASA volunteer(s).
  • Preparing motions and other legally required documents.

2. Represent a strong model of child advocacy to Committed Community and general community.  Including but not limited to:

  • Providing information and guidance for essential stories.
  • Developing capacity within child welfare community to serve children and families.
  • Establish and maintain strong, close working relationships with the court and service community.
  • Participate in informational meetings and provides training as needed with outside groups.

3. Assists with the setting and evaluation of all agency goals and objectives.  Including but not limited to:

  • Input, review, and evaluation of all research findings.
  • Recommendation for program changes and improvements.
  • Providing raw data.
  • Communicating all financial needs and expenses.

4. Communicates need for volunteers and provides assistance in designing and implementing volunteer training.  Supervises, manages, supports, evaluates, and communicates on-going status of volunteers.

5. Attend and provide assistance with all ProKids activities & events as requested.

6. Performs duties in accordance with ProKids objectives and in compliance with relevant standards and agency commitments.

7. Attends all staff meetings and establishes good teamwork with co-workers.

8. Provides assistance with events as requested.

9. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Program: Advocacy
Team Responsibility:  Provides CASA volunteer / GAL and legal advocacy to achieve good outcomes for children.  Develops capacity within the child welfare community to serve our children and their families.        
Position focus:  Provides legal advice and advocacy.
Supervised by: Litigation Director
Supervision exercised:  Volunteer(s)