Job Details

Supervising Attorney Victim Advocacy Program

Company name

Disability Rights Wisconsin

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Dec 24,2019

Posted on

Sep 10,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Milwaukee, WI, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Supervising Attorney - Victim Advocacy Program
The candidate will effectively represent individual clients who are survivors with disabilities on relevant issues such as Injunctions, family law, and victim’s rights issues, whose cases have been accepted pursuant to the company VAP case acceptance policies in hearings, administrative appeals, and court proceedings. Adhere to good legal practice. Review all new intakes for VAP and assign cases to VOCA-funded advocates in VAP. Provide information and referral to cases that are not eligible for assignment. Provide ongoing supervision to Advocacy Specialists in VAP. Conduct annual evaluations of supervisees in consultation with Managing Attorney. Conduct case file reviews in consultation with Managing Attorney. Prepare in a timely fashion all reports associated with VAP and the company. Follow company policies, including but not limited to client communications, records maintenance and retention, and opening and closing cases. Participate in meetings, committees, work groups, hiring, and more in furtherance of company or VAP program goals. Assist in outreach events to promote the VAP. Assist the VAP Managing Attorney in the development and updating of the VAP webpage. Other duties as may be necessary to achieve the objectives of the VAP.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Law degree and licensed to practice law in Wisconsin or ability to become licensed within six months. 5+ years of experience working as an attorney. Demonstrated competency and ability to work with diverse populations. Litigation experience. Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills including email, word processing, and use of the internet. Statewide travel required. Experience in supervising or assisting attorneys and non-attorney advocates preferred. Experience in providing advocacy and/or support to survivors of crime and/or people with disabilities or mental illness. Fluency or strong proficiency in American Sign Language, Hmong, or Spanish. Knowledge and skill in areas of law directly relevant to this project (victim’s rights, family law, civil rights, special education) and people with disabilities or mental illness. Skill in organizing and presenting training programs and material. Demonstrate ability to assess specific issues, identify relevant facts, conduct research, and provide advice to Advocacy Specialists regarding development of VAP cases.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Disability Rights Wisconsin
6737 W. Washington St.
Suite 3230
Milwaukee, WI 53214