Indian Law Office Staff Attorney

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Job location
401 N. 5th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6100
Wausau, WI 54402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
WIsconsin Judicare, Inc.
Street address: 
401 N. 5th Street, Suite 200
City: 
Wausau
State: 
Wisconsin
ZIP: 
54403
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and other sources. Wisconsin Judicare provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin, as well as the 11 federally recognized Indian tribes.

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning September 1st for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - (1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups; (2) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and (3) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.

Requirements: 

Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; 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 and assistance to Judicare panel private attorneys, and training for community agencies. Travel may be required.

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
[email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $36,000 for a full-time position. This position includes full fringe benefits, which currently consists of health, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b)
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016