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Bilingual Family Law Staff Attorney - Centro Legal
Centro Legal is seeking a full-time, Spanish-English bilingual staff attorney with an interest in family law and nonprofit work. In joining our energetic and passionate team of six, you will gain tremendous opportunities to develop your legal skills, obtain courtroom experience, and interact with clients and community partners.
Centro Legal is a non-profit legal services organization serving Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties. We provide legal assistance to over 1,500 individuals and families annually.
The attorney will represent clients primarily in family law matters, with a significant portion of clients being survivors of domestic abuse. Approximately 25% of the attorney's caseload will be devoted to representing Spanish-speaking clients. The attorney would also be expected to engage in the appropriate training to accept guardian ad litem appointments. Other case responsibilities may include a small portion of criminal misdemeanor matters. In addition, the attorney will help support Centro Legal’s community education and outreach programs. This position provides significant client interaction, in-court representation, and public speaking responsibilities.
- Law degree and admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin required
- Fluency in spoken and written Spanish required
- Minimum one year of family law legal experience preferred
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to public service
- Experience working with low-income and diverse populations
- Must obtain guardian ad litem certification as soon as possible after beginning employment
Salary: Salary starts at $55,000 for this position. Salary and signing bonus will be based on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
Apply: Applications should be submitted at your earliest convenience and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Molly Dobberke Riehle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location = Milwaukee