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As General Counsel, Kim Glapion-Bertrand is the chief legal officer for the Department of Children and Family Services. She provides legal advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and others on the Executive Management team. She is the administrator of the Bureau of General Counsel and supervises, organizes and coordinates the activities of the attorneys who represent the DCFS in child welfare, child support enforcement and economic stability matters.
Prior to this position, Glapion-Bertrand served from October 2014-January 2016, as Deputy Secretary of Programs from where she assisted the DCFS Secretary in overseeing programmatic initiatives, federal and state legislation and regulations, and state policy and systems development related to economic stability, child support enforcement, child welfare, program integrity and child safety.
Glapion-Bertrand joined the Department's Bureau of General Counsel in 1998 and served as Deputy General Counsel from 2008 to 2014. Her experience includes providing legal advice, assistance and consultation to Economic Stability programs including SNAP and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), as well as licensing, civil service and the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF).
Prior to joining DCFS, Glapion-Bertrand was an associate attorney at a New Orleans law firm and served as an assistant city attorney for the City of New Orleans. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Xavier University and a law degree from Loyola University College of Law.