Indian Law Office Staff Attorney

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

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.

Requirements: 

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.

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]
Please Reference 2018-2

Notes: 
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.
Salary range: 
Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $40,000 for a full-time position.
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018