Wisconsin Judicare's Indian Law Office has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts. Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by various private and public sources. Wisconsin Judicare provides civil legal services to low-income persons in the northern 33 counties of Wisconsin, as well as the 11 Federally-recognized Indian tribes throughout the State.
(1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups;
(2) Educate and serve Native American Elders;
(3) Provide backup services and education to Tribal Benefit Specialists;
(4) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and
(5) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys. Starting salary depends upon experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $40,000 for a full-time position. This position includes full fringe benefits, which currently consist of health, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick time.
Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; knowledge of Native American issues is preferred. Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to eligible low-income Wisconsin residents and Native Americans. All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations. Travel may be required.
Submit resume, references, and writing sample to: Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. P.O. Box 6100 Wausau, WI 54402-6100 firstname.lastname@example.org Please Reference 2018-4