Title: Assistant State’s Attorney
Location: Marion County State’s Attorney’s Office - Salem, Illinois
Start date: October 3, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Summary: The Marion County State’s Attorney’s Office is currently seeking applicants for an assistant state’s attorney. This is a full-time position in which the attorney will be responsible for prosecuting juvenile abuse and neglect, dependency, and truancy petitions. A minimum of 3 years experience in juvenile abuse and neglect cases and a familiarity with the Juvenile Court Act is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of the Illinois Rules of Evidence and the Code of Civil Procedure.
Details: Individuals must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. The attorney can expect to be in court two days per week, with the remaining three days allotted for office work and witness preparation. The attorney will be responsible for reviewing investigative reports from DCFS to determine the appropriate petitions and motions to be filed and then preparing and prosecuting said matters. The attorney will also be responsible for reviewing legal screening packets to determine the appropriateness of filing a petition to terminate parental rights and then preparing and prosecuting said petitions. The position also involves the regular review of reports filed by DCFS in advance of upcoming hearings. It will also be necessary for the attorney to determine the necessary witnesses to subpoena for the prosecution of said petitions/motions and to meet with all witnesses in advance of hearings.
Benefits: Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Health Benefits, Paid Holidays, Sick Days and Vacation Time.
How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to:
Marion County State’s Attorney
100 E. Main, Room 107
Salem, IL 62881
For Additional Information: call (618) 548-3860
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