Emmet County Juvenile Pilot Project Counsel Contract Opportunity

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 12:19pm

The State Public Defender’s Office is seeking to contract with an attorney to be part of the Emmet County Juvenile Pilot Project. The contract will begin on September 15, 2021 and end on June 30, 2022. The rate of pay is $2,000 per month.


This contract will require assisting eligible families with various legal concerns prior to the filing of a juvenile court petition.  The attorney will work with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to ensure families are able to find the needed support in the community and maintain family unity without the intervention of the court system.

The attorney will work with the Office of the State Public Defender, Department of Human Resources, Parent Partners, School Districts, medical professionals, and other community resources.  The attorney will maintain regular communication with the Office of the State Public Defender concerning the status of the representation with the goal of finding ideas and methods that help families remain as units and preventing the trauma of removal from a parent or guardian.  

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter (e-mailed PDF is strongly preferred) by September 6, 2021 to:


Elisabeth Huston

State Public Defender

Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, IA 50319