Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. - Indian Law Unit Staff Attorney

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.

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is seeking a full-time staff attorney in the Wausau office located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

DESCRIPTION

Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning February 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) 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;

(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; 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.

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.

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.