Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Action of Wisconsin

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 21, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 03, 2020

Posted on

Jun 18, 2020

Location

Racine, WI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Profile

Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide representation to low-income persons with a focus in two of the following areas of law: housing, family, consumer, public benefits, and removing barriers to employment. The areas of law which this attorney will focus will be determined by the needs of the client community, the substantive focus of other Legal Action La Crosse office attorneys, the experience of the person hired, and other factors. Legal Action staff attorneys are responsible for providing high-quality and aggressive representation of clients in individual service cases and to undertake impact work (that which has impact on groups of low-income persons or the systems that have the most effect on the low-income community), and for performing all duties associated with such representation as defined by our attorney performance standards. Attorneys must stay current with the areas of law that pertain to the low-income community as they change and develop, particularly in their area of specialization. Attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups and with state and local bar associations and others. Attorneys will be called upon to provide training and other assistance to volunteers who participate in Legal Action's Volunteer Lawyer Project and to other Legal Action staff attorneys. All attorneys perform intake duties and, where necessary, make appropriate referrals to other community agencies.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D.; Admission to the Wisconsin Bar is required at time of hire or within 3 months of hire; Enthusiasm for civil legal aid and equal justice for and service to our clients is required; Strong communication skills to engage key stakeholders, clients, and pro bono attorneys is required; Ability to manage a high-volume, fast-paced and work load is required; Ability to prioritize and organize resources while maintaining quality and attention to detail is required; Ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively with co-workers, clients, other managers, and other stakeholders is required; Familiarity with courtroom procedure (state and municipal) is encouraged; Ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively is required; Enthusiasm for arguing motions and representing at trial is required; Ability to meet high standards of written and courtroom advocacy; Self-motivation, diligence, and ability to meet strict deadlines while under pressure are required. Comfort with using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, etc.) and an electronic database.

Company info

Stacia Conneely.
Attorney
Legal Action of Wisconsin
201 W. Walnut St.
Suite 203
Green Bay, WI 54303

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