Indian Law Office Staff Attorney


(posted 07/18/2018)
 
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., is seeking a full-time staff attorney in its office located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (WJ) is a non-profit law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and other public and private sources.  WJ provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin, as well as the 11 Federally-recognized Indian tribes.  

Description

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues.

Key Responsibilities

(1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups; (2) Educate and serve Native American Elders; (3) Provide backup services and education to Tribal Benefit Specialists; (4) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and (5) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys. 

Qualifications

Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; be willing to apply for bar admissions to tribal courts. Knowledge of Native American issues is preferred.  Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to those eligible low-income Wisconsin residents.  All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations.  Staff attorneys may be called on to provide training for pro bono attorneys, community members and other agencies.  Travel may be required.

Salary

Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $40,000 for a full-time position.  This position includes full fringe benefits, which currently consist of health, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and vacation and sick time.  

To Apply

Submit resume, references, and writing sample to:
Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
P.O. Box 6100
Wausau, WI  54402-6100
Please Reference 2018-2
 
Wisconsin Judicare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.