Director (Indian Law Office)
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is seeking a full-time Director of its Indian Law Office (ILO) in Wausau, Wisconsin.
WISCONSIN JUDICARE, INC.
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and other sources. Wisconsin Judicare provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin and enrolled members of the 11 Federally-recognized Native American tribes in Wisconsin.
The Indian Law Office Director oversees the overall operation of the Indian Law Office, supervises 2-3 Indian Law Office attorneys, and represents individual Native American clients, and Tribes. The Director of the Indian Law Office reports to the Executive Director.
Among the duties are:
1. Manage the operation of the ILO, with responsibilities such as implementation of ILO priorities, fundraising, planning, and monitoring of ILO grants and contracts, and training and supervising ILO staff to ensure the provision of economical, efficient high quality legal services.
2. Responsible for ILO case acceptance, case management, reporting data and quality control.
3. Coordinate backup assistance for private attorneys on Native American and tribal law issues.
4. Coordinate continuing legal education publications and seminars concerning Native American and tribal law issues.
5. Maintain relations with the ILO Advisory Board and Wisconsin Native American tribes and organizations.
6. Represent Native American individuals and group clients in significant matters with emphasis on current ILO priorities.
7. Cooperate and coordinate efforts with the Civil Unit and Judicare program as determined by needs of the program.
Qualifications to be considered for this position include: License or ability to become licensed to practice law in the state of Wisconsin; high quality Indian law training and performance; the nature and extent of prior legal experience; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the Native American community; prior working experience in the client community or in other programs that aid Native American communities; ability to communicate with persons in the client community; and cultural interest in the client community.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Submit resume, references and writing sample
by July 30, 2021, to:
Mary Jo Nyenhuis
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
PO Box 6100, Wausau, WI 54402-6100
Wisconsin Judicare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Native American applicants are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law