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Posted 3/20/2018


Jackson County CASA is pleased to announce we have received new funding from the Jackson County Children’s Services Fund to add a Staff Attorney position.



Reporting to the Director of Legal Services, and with the assistance of CASA Volunteers, the Staff Attorney will serve as the court-appointed guardian ad litem for children served by the agency in the Jackson County Family Court. As a guardian ad litem, the Staff Attorney will be guided by the best interests of the child, will exercise independent judgment on behalf of the child in all matters, and will diligently advocate a position in the best interest of the child to the Jackson County Family Court.




  • Working closely with the CASA Case Supervisor and CASA Volunteer, investigate the child’s circumstances and obtain his/her feelings and wishes to determine recommendations for appropriate interim and permanent placements, as well as necessary services to assist the child and his/her family.
  • Prepare for and fully participate in court proceedings in which Jackson County CASA, the Director of Legal Services, or the Staff Attorney by name has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the child, including examining, and cross-examining witnesses, offering testimony and other documentary evidence, and filing motions, responses and other pleadings.
  • Advocate for timely hearings, timely provision of necessary services, and timely compliance court orders.
  • Participate in family support team and other related meetings and staffings as needed.
  • With the assistance from the CASA Volunteer, relate the court process to the child.
  • Remain current and well-informed about all aspects of federal and state law, rules, regulations, and policies relating to child welfare and practice as a guardian ad litem.
  • Participate in Legal Training as part of CASA Volunteer Training.
  • Maintain appropriate case files and other records.
  • Comply with all Missouri’s Guardian ad Litem Standards, Rules of Professional Conduct, and local court rules.


·       Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

·       Some evening and weekend work may be required.




·       Active member in good standing with the Missouri Bar

·       1+ year experience in human services field; legal experience preferred

·       Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills

·       Proven ability to work independently and as a team player

·       Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters

·       Proven commitment to CASA’s mission; previous experience with CASA or similar organization preferred

·       Successful completion of criminal background check and child abuse/neglect background check.




Posted 3/6/2018
The Missouri Public Service Commission is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to fill a Designated Principal Assistant position in the General Counsel Division.

This is a highly responsible and complex administrative support position that carries out both delegated and independent functions. Employee in this position must be highly organized and detail oriented. Duties include providing administrative support to the General Counsel and other division personnel, performing diverse administrative and office management responsibilities, case management and processing, legal research, complex/technical secretarial work, travel arrangements, and expense accounts. This position requires strict confidentiality and use of independent judgment in fulfilling responsibilities.

Qualifications: Professional legal secretarial training or four years of responsible secretarial experience with at least one year of legal office experience required. Minimum typing speed of 45 words per minute is required. Thorough knowledge of legal, government, and general office practices and procedures, terminology, Business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar required. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

Annual salary is $41,097.06. To be considered for this position, you must send an application, resume, provide a copy of each transcript from all colleges/universities attended, and a documented typing score by 5:00 pm on March 27, 2018 to: MO Public Service Commission, Reference #GC020318, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102 via e-mail to For additional information, visit

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


Posted 3/2/2018


Title: Assistant County Counselor

Location: Kansas City, MO

Salary: $50,000 - $83,750/year

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for original and creative legal endeavors, including comprehensive research into unique and conflicting legal areas requiring the integration of diverse legal theories in order to anticipate new or emerging developments in the law.
  • Legal matters of the most critical importance are carried out independently to a final conclusion.
  • May advise, assist, assign, and review work of legal staff; and may advise and assist elected County officials and management at the highest levels in the formulation or modification of County policies and goals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a Juris Doctorate degree, be a member of the Missouri Bar.
  • Submit to/pass pre-employment drug screen/ background check. 
  • Some experience in the practice of law is preferred.




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