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Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem - Office of Public Advocacy
          The Office of Public Advocacy is recruiting for an Assistant Public Advocate to serve as an attorney/guardian ad litem (GAL) in the Anchorage Civil Section.  The successful applicant will serve as a GAL in child-in-need-of-aid, custody, adoption, guardianship, and criminal cases.   In addition, the attorney will provide legal advice and representation to non-attorney GALs, participate in appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court, and along with other attorneys in the section provide backup for delinquency cases.  The attorney may also participate in committees directed at improving the child protection system. 
Candidates should possess:
  • Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills;
  • Proficiency in legal research;
  • An understanding and appreciation of different cultures and family situations;
  • The ability to develop a positive rapport with children, parents, social workers, tribal representatives, teachers, and other professionals and volunteers involved in children’s lives;
  • The ability to handle high conflict situations professionally and calmly;
  • Exceptional organization and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage a large and varied caseload;
  • Trial experience;
  • Working knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, state child-in-need-of-aid law, family law, and education law.
The Office of Public Advocacy is committed to hiring a diverse work force and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  This position is with the State of Alaska in the Partially Exempt Service.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to, anita.alves@alaska.gov.   Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically.  Application packets may also be mailed to Anita Alves, Supervising Attorney, Office of Public Advocacy Civil Section, 900 West 5th Ave., Suite 525, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. November 9, 2021.  For additional assistance call 907-334-2678.
Position: Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem - Office of Public Advocacy
Organization: Office of Public Advocacy
Location: Anchorage,  AK 
United States
Salary: DOE
Posting Start Date: 10/29/2021
Date Posted: 10/29/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 1/27/2022
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Office of Public Advocacy
900 W 5th Avenue, Ste 525

Anchorage,  AK 99501
United States
Anita Alves