The purpose of this class is to represent Child Protective Services (CPS) in civil litigation cases regarding parental rights and the conservatorship of children who are in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services care due to danger in the home with the parents.
Tries cases before jury or Judge.
Performs a variety of complex, independent duties in conjunction with court trials, including performing discovery, evaluating legal theories and principles, performing research, etc.
Ability to staff cases with TDFPS representatives to determine the appropriate course of action, i.e. removal FBSS, court ordered services, etc.
Participates and assists in pre-trial preparations.
Performs other complex legal functions in a specific, assigned legal area to include family violence, and emergency protective orders.
Participates in settlement negotiations (mediations) in CPS cases.
Conducts regular statutory hearings in CPS Cases
Timely submission of timesheets.
Able to report regularly for work and be on time.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Graduation from an accredited school of law.
0-3 years litigation experience
Experience in advanced professional techniques related to CPS law, the legal system, and the judicial process.