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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileProject Attorneys The candidate under the supervision of the project’s supervising attorney, project attorneys will provide high-quality and aggressive civil legal aid to project clients in the project’s test counties, continually meeting company’s standards for written and courtroom advocacy and client communication. Consult with client about the effects of the defense motion on their privacy and other rights and determine the most desirable outcome for the records request and then proceed with legal advocacy to achieve that outcome, performing all duties associated with that advocacy. Closely communicate with other project staff about accepting cases, progress on existing cases, progress toward project’s overall goals, and development of this area of practice and case law. Contribute to the processing of referrals in the referral queue and conducting fact-finding and screening on referrals. Assess the training needs that are necessary to provide these services and participate in training to address those needs. Continually stay abreast of changes in this area of law and in this area of practice as it develops. Develop development and maintenance good working relationships with referral agencies and with state and local bar associations. Provide training and other assistance to members of company's Volunteer Lawyer Project and other company staff. Perform intake duties and, where necessary, make appropriate referrals to other community agencies. Stay current on tracking all case work and other time in the program’s database and in other record keeping systems as the project requires. Project staff attorneys may train and supervise paralegal staff. Attend and actively participate in all meetings of project staff. Travel will be required to multiple counties. This will include traveling to receive training on substantive law, project-related meetings and tasks, attending court hearings, and to provide clients with legal services. Some clients may be unable to travel and the attorneys may need to travel to clients’ homes in those cases. We anticipate that the Madison office-based project attorney will cover cases in Dane, La Crosse, and Rock counties, and that the Green Bay office-based project attorney will cover cases in Brown, Oconto, and Marinette counties. Other duties may be assigned from time to time, including assisting with cases outside the counties listed above. Admission to and good standing with the Wisconsin Bar is required. 2 years of litigation or other relevant practice experience is required. Must have personal commitment to the mission of providing high-quality civil legal aid, including aggressive representation in service cases and working toward systemic change through impact advocacy and litigation. Should have knowledgeable in state and federal law and procedure. Deadline: August 23, 2017.
Send: cover letter, including office location preference or requirements (Green Bay or Madison office); resumél writing sample; law school transcript (may be unofficial); the names of and contact information for three references.