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Agency: Arkansas Supreme Court
Date Posted: 11/27/2017
Posting Expires: 12/15/2017
The Attorney Ad Litem ("AAL")Program Director is responsible for the management of the dependency-neglect attorney ad litem program and ensuring compliance with Arkansas Supreme Court Administrative Order 15 and program standards.
Typical Functions
Program Management: Supervise D-N AAL program staff and field attorneys; Allocate program resources with efficient use of finances; Monitor AAL budget and assist in fiscal budgeting planning for AAL Program; Monitor caseloads and compliance with Administrative Order #15; Provide ongoing analysis, monitoring, and development of program policies; Hire qualified AALs including advertising, interviewing, reference checks and seeking judicial input on final selections.
Quality Assurance: Oversee attorney evaluation system to ensure compliance with Administrative Order #15 and program standards; Investigate AAL Complaints; Provide corrective action plans to improve performance and provide disciplinary action when necessary; Implement corrective action plans in areas in crisis or needing special assistance; Develop and analyze performance measures reports.
Training: Ensure ongoing AAL training, including the AAL Fall Conference; Provide assistance with Children in the Courts and DN Qualification Training; Provide approval of CLE applications for DN AAL hours.
Public Policy and Advocacy: Obtain input from AALs on needed rule, legislative, policy changes & advocate for appropriate changes; Attend appropriate meetings to monitor rules, bills, and policies related to child welfare and the AAL program; Educate legislators, stakeholders, and the public regarding issues that affect the AAL Program, including program goals and issues concerning their clients; Ensure AAL program is represented in stakeholder meetings & forums; Work with stakeholders to address systemic problems and sustainable change.
Resources: Provide legal research and technical assistance to AALs; Provide input and assistance to AALs interested in pursuing the Child Welfare Law Specialist Certification.
CIP: Participate as needed in CIP Projects; Consult on DNet as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the AOC Director or AOC Juvenile Division Director.

Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Law Degree with 5 years of experience as licensed attorney.
Extensive experience in child welfare law.
Leadership and/or supervisory and management experience with ability to promote positive work environment to manage employees and contractors.
Experience in program and budget management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with an ability to multi task.
Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Licensed attorney in the State of Arkansas and must be certified as a Dependency Neglect Attorney Ad Litem.
Must have at least three years of experience in dependency neglect law.

Agency Specific Information
Do not apply for this position through the state job website.
To apply applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Craun at or Administrative Office of the Courts, Attn: Jennifer Craun, 625 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Job Details
Position No.: 22078020
Class Code: Q019C
Grade: GS12
Salary Range: $69,776.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Jennifer Craun
Phone: 501-682-9400
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