Staff Attorney (Indian Law Office)
Judicare Legal Aid is seeking a full-time staff attorney in its Indian Law Office. Our office is based in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin in the city of Wausau. Applicants willing to work remotely in or near the service area are encouraged to apply. RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Native American clients in both civil and criminal matters in tribal court or arising under federal or tribal law. Civil case areas include Indian Child Welfare (ICW), custody/placement, guardian ad litem (GAL), divorce, estate planning; (2) Educate and serve Native Americans statewide on areas of civil and criminal law; (3) Participate in tribal court development, code drafting and community education projects; and (4) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.
Admission to Wisconsin Bar or ability to become licensed within six months of hire and be willing to apply for bar admissions to tribal courts Commitment to justice for low-income communities. A high degree of initiative and ability to independently manage a caseload; Ability to travel for court, trainings, and outreach; Strong interpersonal communication skills, sense of humor, and positive attitude; Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills; and Interest in thinking creatively about how to address our clients’ legal issues. A COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in place for all employees. A copy of the policy can be requested by emailing email@example.com Knowledge of Native American issues and Federal Indian law is preferred. Experience representing low-income clients and/ or victims of violence Demonstrated desire to work with persons with a disability, living in poverty or persons with a minority status or affiliation.
Submit resume, references, and writing sample to: Mary Jo Nyenhuis, Executive Secretary, Judicare Legal Aid. P.O. Box 6100 Wausau, WI 54402-6100 firstname.lastname@example.org