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Tax - General Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

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Company name

Legal Action of Wisconsin

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Tax - General

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Milwaukee, WI

Posted on

Mar 13,2018

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Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Director & Qualified Tax Expert Duties: Coordinate all aspects and day-to-day operations, maintain open communication with the managing attorney of office, and work closely with Legal Action of Wisconsin’s VLP staff. Intake: Screen potential clients for eligibility for the program, establish a process for promptly assigning cases to staff or for referral to VLP, and assist with intake duties when necessary. Maintain a limited caseload, and manage the clinic caseload. Build and maintain a roster of volunteers to serve eligible taxpayers, participate in training of volunteer attorneys, and answer questions from volunteers. Stay abreast of all aspects of individual case management and significant case developments, be a resource for staff, maintain orderly client files, have proficiency in use of the LAW database and other electronic tools, support volunteer attorney and client needs, establish a process for obtaining account transcripts and other information from the IRS, and be responsible for resolving client complaints or grievances. Coordination of services: develop and coordinate relationships with other programs in Wiscosnin, and engage with other clinics around the country. Support taxpayer education including offering presentations and workshops for English as a Second Language (ESL) taxpayers, establish an outreach plan to insure that the services are effectively publicized to low income, underserved, and ESL taxpayers. Administrative: Assure compliance with grant requirements, and participate in the administration of grants including reporting and preparation of applications for future grants. Maintain a productive and collegial working relationship the IRS, national office, the United States Tax Court, WIDOR, other organizations in the community, and attend required conferences.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Wisconsin State Bar, admission to the US Tax Court, authorization to practice before the IRS, prior experience working in the field of tax law and with tax controversies. Prior work within civil legal services, with volunteers, producing training events, or other relevant experience is helpful.
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Additional info

Send cover letter expressing interest, resume describing past experience, qualifications, education and abilities, names of and contact information for 3+ professional references, recent writing sample, and law school transcript.

Company info

Roberta Rieck
Office Managing Attorney
Legal Action of Wisconsin
230 West Wells Street, Room 800
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1866