Staff Attorney: Elder and Disability Law


(posted November 2021)
 
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is seeking a full-time staff attorney in its Indian law office. The position is based in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin in the city of Wausau. Qualified applicants willing to work remotely  and serve Native Americans statewide are encouraged to apply. 

ABOUT US:

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 members of the 11 Federally recognized Indian tribes.  

DESCRIPTION & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Elder and Disability Law Position

Key Responsibilities (1) Maintain small caseload on behalf of Native American clients related to Social Security, healthcare, and public benefits; (2) Educate and serve Native American Elders in areas of health and income maintenance, estate planning, consumer, and housing; (3) Provide backup services and education to Elder and Disability Tribal Benefit Specialists. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; be willing to apply for bar admissions to tribal courts when necessary. Knowledge of Native American issues and/or Social Security and public benefits 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 clients.  All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with tribal, state, and local bar associations.  Staff attorneys may be called on to provide training for pro bono attorneys, community members and other agencies.  Travel is required.

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $41,200 for a full-time position and increasing with years of experience.  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.  

HOW TO APPLY

Submit resume and references to:
Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
P.O. Box 6100
Wausau, WI  54402-6100
info@judicare.org

 
Wisconsin Judicare is an Equal Opportunity 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.