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State Bar of Wisconsin
PO Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707-7158​

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  • Law Practice Assistance Manager

    Do you know what it takes to run a law office? Are you both business-minded and tech-savvy, interested in sharing your knowledge in a non-traditional setting? The State Bar has an opening just for you - we are seeking an outgoing individual to work with lawyers and law firms, advising them in all aspects of law practice management, including new technologies, leadership and management, business development and marketing - bridging the gap between practicing law and running a successful law office.

    We believe in an Organization of Excellence, which encourages collaboration and innovation, empowering our employees to take ownership of opportunities as they arise. We are passionate about the mission of the organization and take pride in providing the tools our members need to be successful in their practice.

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to forward our mission through our Practice 411 program, designed to assist lawyers in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of legal services, while maintaining a healthy and sustainable practice. Main responsibilities include:

    • Provide confidential advice and assistance to members and leadership by answering calls and replying to both direct and list serve email contacts regarding law practice questions. Topic areas include, but are not limited to: business planning, personnel, law practice management, and technology.
    • Engage with State Bar members and partners through continuing education, print and online communication, outreach at State Bar and law practice management events, and collaboration with member services programs of the State Bar.
    • Use member engagement metrics to anticipate, plan for, and respond to member needs defining priorities and impacting program expansion and growth.
    • Create and manage program web content to meet member needs and maximize member use of Wisconsin-specific online resources.
    • Work with the advisory committee to set meeting dates and agendas. Guide the committee in setting strategic goals which align with organizational goals, and provide updates on program activities and strategic goal milestones.

    The qualified candidate will have:

    • A thorough knowledge of law practice management to include 3-5 years’ experience in law firm management or law office consulting
    • The ability to establish and maintain confidential relationships
    • Familiarity with current hardware and software solutions for efficient law office management
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including experience presenting to groups and the ability to author articles, white papers, blog posts, etc.
    • Degree in business management or related field required; MBA or JD preferred - Some travel required (up to 20%), mostly in state.

    The State Bar offers a professional, business-casual environment, with casual dress days every Monday. We offer flexible scheduling options, 3 weeks’ vacation, paid sick days, and an attractive benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, 401k plan with a generous employer contribution, employer organized social events, wellness activities, community volunteer opportunities and an on-site exercise room.

    If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, upload your resume and cover letter, with salary expectations. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 13.

    Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Apply Here

  • Member Services Manager

    The State Bar of Wisconsin has a managerial position available in our member services department. The manager will lead a six-person team in their mission to develop and deliver member-focused programs through the work of State Bar committees, sections, and divisions. If you have experience with program development and implementation, along with an interest in serving the legal community, you should consider applying. This is an excellent opportunity to work side-by-side with your team and passionate attorney members in their quest to deliver valued professional services.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Manage the member services division, implementing processes that assure member satisfaction and organizational effectiveness.
    • Develop an effective, efficient and creative team to ensure their success and the success of their programs.
    • Plan and manage growth and expansion of programs to ensure they respond to the needs of members and the public and continue to provide value.
    • Build collaborative relationships with members, volunteer leaders, local and specialty bar associations, internal departments and co-workers.
    • Oversee the work of our sections, divisions, and committees, including various projects and programs, ensuring objectives are met.
    • Contribute to the overall operation of the State Bar as a member of the management team.
    • Help facilitate strategic planning efforts with members and staff.

    The qualifications that will make you a successful candidate include:

    • 4 year degree
    • 5 years relevant experience in program development and delivery along with 3 years supervisory experience
    • Leadership skills, including the ability to make decisions, manage conflict, and build consensus
    • Ability to develop and lead a team
    • Excellent relationship building skills; ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
    • Prior experience with strategic business planning, budget planning and management
    • Strong verbal, written communication and listening skills
    • Ability to establish priorities to set and accomplish goals
    • Innovative and flexible with respect to changing and challenging business environments
    • Strong organization, negotiation, and customer service skills
    • Ability to travel, mostly in-state

    If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, upload your resume and cover letter, with salary expectations. Applications will be accepted through October 5.

    Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Apply Here

  • Program Coordinator, Law School Outreach

    If you have the ability to build relationships and work with diverse groups of people, this is an opportunity for you! You will work directly with law school administrators and law school students to raise awareness of the benefits of State Bar student membership, supporting discreet programs such as our Diversity Clerkship Program and our Ready.Set.Practice. Mentoring Program, striving to prepare new attorneys as they begin their practice.

    Working directly with the public and the Wisconsin Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee, you will be the key contact for administering the Fund for Client Protection, a fund created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1981 to provide reimbursement to clients who have incurred financial losses due to the misappropriation of money or property entrusted to their attorney, helping to restore their trust in the legal profession.

    This is an excellent opportunity to directly impact the State Bar's mission to support our members in a dynamic and diverse society in delivering valued legal services, promoting access to justice, and pursuing professional satisfaction.

    Key responsibilities of this position include:

    • Develop and manage a comprehensive law student outreach plan
    • Foster relationships with the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University Law Schools and promote opportunities for the State Bar to showcase resources that serve law students
    • Manage the State Bar's summer Diversity Clerkship Program with an eye to increasing the participation of both employers and students
    • Guide various State Bar committees and divisions through active participation in the management of law-related programs, strategic planning activities, budget creation and monitoring
    • Plan and manage program growth and expansion, ensuring that State Bar initiatives respond to member needs and continue to add value to membership
    • Administer the Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection: process claims submitted by the public, answer calls about the program and the status of processed claims, compile documents and information provided by the participating parties to be provided to the Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Committee, and forward decisions to applicants
    • Build strong, collaborative relationships with members, customers, volunteer leaders, bar associations and others

    Key capabilities include the proven ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and accomplish goals; politically astute and able to work through sensitive issues; a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Prior experience with event and/or program planning and a 4-year degree required; law school degree preferred. Prior experience working with diversity initiatives helpful. 

    To apply, upload resume along with cover letter and salary expectations. Applications will be accepted through August 30.

    Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Apply Here

  • Web Designer

    Looking to put your creativity to work? Do you enjoy the creative side of web design and possess the tech skills that make that creativity come to life? Then we need to talk! In our collaborative, small team environment, you will have the opportunity to use all your skills in the design and implementation of new and innovative solutions to enhance our web presence.

    As our web designer, you will meet with internal clients to conceptualize, design, and implement web solutions that support the association, serving Wisconsin attorneys in their mission to provide valued professional services and promote access to justice.

    You will have an integral role with:

    • Planning requirements, deliverables, design mockups and project deadlines for new and enhanced web solutions
    • Managing site structure and design, creating a framework consistent with our mission and goals, working closely with our marketing team to ensure consistent branding practices
    • Monitoring and improving website visibility in search engines and engaging new SEO strategies
    • Providing Quality Assurance monitoring and customer support

    Qualified candidates will be able to creatively approach challenges, present innovative solutions and oversee a project team through implementation. Technical skills that will lead to your success include:

    • Experience with structuring, developing, implementing and maintaining websites
    • Advanced proficiency in web page scripting languages such as HTML, CSS, JQuery, JavaScript, etc.
    • Knowledge and experience managing web hosting services or applications
    • Experience with various web development, authoring and design/image tools
    • Familiarity with W3C web and accessibility standards
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment

    Two year degree in web design/information technology or equivalent web design and implementation experience required, SharePoint experience helpful.

    This is a full time, permanent position, no contract work. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

    To apply, upload cover letter with salary expectations, along with your resume and samples of recent work product.

    Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Apply Here

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