Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. - Civil Unit Staff Attorney

Elder Rights Projects

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a nonprofit 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.

DESCRIPTION

Wisconsin Judicare’s Civil Unit has one opening beginning January 1st for an attorney to represent victims in its Northern Wisconsin Elder Rights Project (ERP). The ERP serves elderly victims by solving the civil legal issues that arise as a result of abuse.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

(1) Maintain a significant caseload of elderly victims of abuse in a wide variety of case areas (including but not limited to: Social Security, public benefits, domestic violence, family law, consumer, guardianship and general Elder Law issues);

(2) Participate in developing and implementing a statewide referral system for elder abuse cases;

(3) Provide community education presentations and training on elder abuse issues.

QUALIFICATIONS

Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and have good communication skills. Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to 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.

SALARY

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) retirement plan and vacation and sick time. These positions will be open until filled, for maximum consideration please apply as soon as possible.

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

info@judicare.org

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.

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