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    Eviction Free MKE Attorney

    ​Organization: The Legal Aid Society is a 105-year old Milwaukee institution with an enduring reputation for providing top notch free civil legal services to income-eligible Milwaukee County residents. Our mission and our passion is equal justice for all. If you are interested in a legal career that makes a real difference, then the Legal Aid Society is for you.

    Job Summary: Legal Aid’s Eviction Free MKE project involves a team of lawyers providing full eviction defense representation to Milwaukee County residents facing eviction. This position is part of an innovative 3-year pilot to change the landscape of evictions in Milwaukee and make the system more fair and equitable for all.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and control deadlines

    • Superior writing, editing, and research skills

    • Ability to perform duties with independence and discretion

    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctorate (JD)

    • Admission to the Wisconsin State Bar

    • Ability to read and write Spanish, preferred

    • Licensure with the State of Wisconsin

    • Successful completion of background check

    Working Conditions:

    Legal Aid offers a competitive salary based on experience and comparable to similar organizations in the Milwaukee area. Starting salary is $48,500.00. Legal Aid recognizes the importance of a work-life balance, so our benefit package includes generous paid time off (PTO) and health, dental, vision and life insurance. COVID-19 vaccination required.

    To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and a writing sample to:

    Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

    Colleen Foley, Executive Director

    728 N. James Lovell Street

    Milwaukee, WI 53233

    Email: cfoley@lasmilwaukee.com ​

    Applicants must include “Eviction Free MKE Attorney Opportunity” in the subject line of email submissions ​​

    Location = Milwaukee
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