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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Staff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide rigorous and high-quality representation in all direct service cases. Identify new areas of impact litigation and participate in ongoing impact litigation at all levels of the justice system in state and federal court. Work effectively with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Develop expertise in the areas of law that affect employability, and access to employment, including state and federal constitutional law, basic employment law, occupational licensing regulation, employment discrimination, public records and municipal law, and the laws that govern records mitigation. Participate in community outreach and education when necessary/as requested. Balance responsibilities for intake and initial client contact with the work involved in managing an active and sometimes significant caseload. Participate in at least one of Legal Actionâ€™s firm-wide Priority Committees.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Current JD Degree or JD expected May 2018. Admission to Wisconsin Bar by privilege or by passing the first available bar examination. Superior writing, research, and analytic skills. Enthusiasm for representing clients in court as well as through motions and other written work. Self-motivated, diligent, and able to meet deadlines and manage a case load that includes various kinds of cases. Commitment to serving low-income clients, the Milwaukee Community, and to improving access to justice. Cultural competence and respect for differences in race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances. Prior legal aid or other relevant experience is preferred. Some experience with federal or state courtroom procedure is helpful. Ability to travel throughout Legal Actionâ€™s service area to meet with clients and to attend court hearings. Ability to communicate with persons in the client community who speak a language other than English as their principal language (e.g. Spanish) is also a plus.
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