Attorney

General Summary:

Primary responsibility is to provide family law representation and assistance to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Washington County.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides trauma-informed care practices into service provision for all clients

  • Manage a case load of ongoing family law cases, including effective representation of clients in contested hearings.

  • Maintain client files in FRIENDS database as well as required legal files; noting all deadlines, communications and other relevant information.

  • Maintains reporting of outcomes for family law program.

  • Provide assistance, information, or representation at Injunction hearings when requested by FRIENDS Legal Advocate

  • Actively participate on Washington County Bar and Family Law meetings as well as volunteer at the Washington County Family Law Assistance Program.

  • Attends monthly all staff meeting, and bi-weekly updates with Associate Director.

  • Supports and attends all FRIENDS special events.

  • Represents FRIENDS in a positive manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Law degree from an Accredited University.

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.

  • Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence dynamics and the criminal justice system. 5+ years of litigation and family law experience is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong self-motivation and organizational skills to manage a variety of diversified tasks in a timely manner.

  • Excellent communication skills; cultural competence and the ability to interact with diverse populations.  Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism with sound judgment.

  • Ability to work well in a team or independent environment.

  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products. 

  • Valid driver’s license.

 

Hours per week, salary, work location:

  • 35-40 hours per week

  • Salary range is $50,000-$55,000

  • Option of working remotely or at FRIENDS, Inc. location

  • Position has been continuously grant funded since 2011 and is currently funded through 2024 with a reasonable expectation, but not guarantee, that funding will continue to be renewed annually.

Benefits:

Health, Dental, Vision

LTD, STD, Life, AD&D

Simple IRA (after 6 months/1000 hours worked)

Self-Care Stipend

EPA