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Years of Experience
VOCA Staff Attorney Duties: Providing quality and aggressive representation of clients in service cases and in impact work, and for performing all duties associated with such representation. Keep up with the law as it changes and develops, particularly in their area of specialization. Share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations. Provide training and other assistance to members of Volunteer Lawyer Project. Will be expected to perform intake duties and, make appropriate referrals to other community agencies. Each staff attorney is responsible for serving on at least one Priority Committee. Will be expected to assess the legal needs of the client and determine how best to promote safety and stability for clients and their families following a violent situation within the family. Representation may be provided in domestic abuse injunction proceedings, paternity actions, custody/placement actions, divorce, and child support actions and in housing, public benefits, consumer, and employment issues that are the result of or involve domestic violence. Provide safety to the family and help the victim escape continuing abuse. Will work closely with an advocate, and services will primarily target individuals residing in County. Will supervise the work of any paralegals assisting with project clients, in addition to other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Admission to the Wisconsin Bar is required, either by diploma privilege or passage of the first available Bar exam. Prior legal services, victim services or other relevant experience is preferred. Experience and knowledge of the court systems in service area is preferred. Academic training and performance, writing ability, and the nature and extent of prior legal experience in elder law, public benefits law, domestic violence, and in legal services are important.
DEADLINE: January 27
Send a cover letter that indicates the name of this position, resume, the names of and contact information for 3 references, recent writing samples, law school transcript.
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