Social Services Attorney: Ute Indian Tribe


Social Services Attorney:  Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Indian Tribe

Social Services

Social Services Attorney


General Statement of Duties: Social Services Attorney ",will act as the legal representation

for the Ute Indian Tribe Social Services in child welfare and vulnerable adult related

matters where court and or legal interventions are needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing

of clients served by the UITSS.

Supervision Received: Works under direct supervision of the Social Services Director.

Supervision Exercised: None.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Examples may include but are not limited to the following):

• Create and file petitions in juvenile and adult court

• Represent the UITSS in all matters where the family or client, or party related to the case has legal representation

• Assist in creating policies to protect and defend the rights of children and vulnerable adults

• Represent the UIT in tribal and state courts in Indian Child Welfare Act related matters

• Consult with staff regarding potential legal interventions, limitations, and procedures for ensuring safety and respecting clients legal rights

• Consult with Caseworker to assess cases to determine whether matters are to be filed in Adult or Juvenile Court to best serve the family or client

• Provide training or support to UITSS Staff on how to best preserve the case integrity

• Facilitates communication and sharing of information between all participants, including the court, lawyers, social services, parents and other involved professionals

• Attend Family Team meetings and review case plans, including any transition planning

• Other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge. Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, maintain confidentiality, strong desire and dedication to representing the best interests of children, computer literate.

Education and Experience: Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school.

Licensed to practice law in Utah. Member of good standing of the Utah State Bar

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• Must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check.

• Must successfully pass a Drug testing; prior to hiring.

• Must have a valid Utah Driver license and able to obtain a Tribal License.

• Must successfully pass a three (3) probationary period.

To obtain an application online, visit:; or stop by our office located inside the Tribal Office at 6964 E. 1000 S. in Fort Duchesne, Utah, 84026