Assistant Corporation Counsel (County Attorney)
Salary: $77,958.00 - $108,941.00 Hourly
Location: West Square Building 505 Broadway Baraboo
Job Type: Exempt
Department: Corporation Counsel
Job Number: 1602
Closing: 10/5/2021 11:59 PM Central
The purpose of the Assistant Corporation Counsel is to serve as civil legal counsel for Sauk County, pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 59.42, as directed by the Corporation Counsel.
• Advise and represent the County in all civil legal proceedings involving the County such as involuntary mental commitment hearings, guardianships, protective placements, alcohol commitments, trials, and other civil hearings.
• Represent the County and State of Wisconsin in legal matters pertaining to the establishment of paternity of non-marital children and the establishment and collection of child support, medical support, or medical assistance. Facilitate resolution of these issues without litigation or presents evidence incourt. Appear at divorce hearings or other court hearings, as needed.
• Represent the County, plan for, conduct and direct proceedings in a variety of civil matters in representing the interest of the County in matters including mental commitments; protective placements, and guardianships. Review legal evidence provided by law enforcement and medical personnel to determine whether sufficient evidence exist to commence court proceedings. Draft pleadings and other court documents; prepare for trial by conferring with relevant parties; interviewing witnesses; negotiating possible resolutions. Present evidence at trials, prepare court orders and oversee court actions until their conclusion.
• Provide legal counsel and represent the Sauk County Department of Human Services in all termination of parental rights proceedings, children in need of protective services, and child abuse/neglect issues.
• Provide legal counsel and represent the Sauk County Child Support Agency by appearing on behalf of the Agency, preparing and reviewing related pleadings, stipulations, orders, warrants, petitions, summons, motions, and judgements, establishing paternity, establishing and enforcing child and medical support actions, handling interstate cases, negotiating settlement agreements, and obtaining State approval for expungement of balances.
• Represent the interests of the public or the County in court, including probably cause hearings, plea hearings, fact-finding hearings, dispositional hearings, emergency hearings, and jury trials.
• Advise law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and social workers in handling and investigating social service matters.
• Prepare and file court documents such as petitions, subpoenas, motions, orders, stipulations, discovery requests, affidavits, and briefs.
• Assist the Corporation Counsel with formation and review of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and interpretation of statues, rules, regulations, and duties of County Board and County officials.
• Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Training and Education
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school Admission to the Wisconsin Bar, with current active bar membership One (1) year government legal experience in cases involving Wis. Stat. Chs. 48, 51, 54 and 55.
•Two (2) or more years of supervisory and experience in Wis. Stat. Chs. 48, 51, 54 and 55 cases.
•Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.