Macomb County Referee/Attorney in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Classification Details em*DEPARTMENT: */em16th Judicial Circuit Court - Family Court/Juvenile em*HIRING AUTHORITY: */emChief Circuit Court Judge em*FLSA STATUS: */emExempt em*EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: */emJust cause subject to probationary period em*CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: */emFull time (37.5 hours per week) position. The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m. JOB SUMMARY: Under direction, conducts and presides at hearings and proceedings as permitted by law; provides legal consultation to the Court and to staff; performs legal research and writing on laws and any proposed legislation affecting Family Court - Juvenile Division matters; designs, implements and trains staff as to legal procedures; represents Court at designated hearings and operational proceedings; performs related duties as assigned. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Presides over and handles contested delinquency and child neglect and abuse hearings, including trials, pre-trials, adjudications, dispositions, reviews, permanency planning hearings, evidentiary hearings, restitution hearings, probation violations, adjudication and termination trials. Presides over and handles contested reimbursement and traffic matters. Presides over and handles adoption consents and releases. Conducts preliminary inquiries, intake and jurisdictional transfer cases as assigned. Conducts hearings to address placement of children in delinquency and child protective proceedings. Drafts, types and otherwise electronically prepares recommended Orders and Opinions following hearings consistent with SCAO and Title IV-E compliance standards. Provides twenty-four (24) hour intake coverage on a rotating basis. Performs legal research in printed legal materials and computer assisted materials. Participates in continuing legal education. Monitors new legal materials, including but not limited to, newspapers, professional journals, and opinions of state and federal courts. Prepares documents using a personal computer and word processing program, iPad and mobile phone. Assists the public by answering questions and issuing information as needed. Operates an automobile while performing assigned job duties. May be assigned to reimbursement, traffic and adoption matters. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience): emREQUIRED:/em A Juris Doctorate Degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school. A current membership in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan. A minimum of five (5) years of practice, preferably in the area of juvenile law. Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license and an operable insured automobile for authorized travel. emPREFERRED:/em Knowledge of family law and/or probate law preferred. SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS: Knowledge of juvenile law. Ability to present legal findings in a clear and concise manner. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain current knowledge on office equipment and technology, including personal computers and applications sufficient to research the law, draft memorandums of law, and produce reports and recommended orders. Ability to research, analyze and report on complex or technical legal issues. Ability to distill and p