Eviction Free MKE Housing Attorney

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Organization: The Legal Aid Society is a 106-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 Society of Milwaukee offers a competitive salary based on experience and comparable to similar organizations in the Milwaukee area. We offer a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), and a hybrid remote work schedule (after probation period). Legal Aid recognizes the importance of a work-life balance. COVID-19 vaccination required.

LEGAL AID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military status and any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Email: cfoley@lasmilwaukee.com; Subject line:  Eviction Free MKE Housing Attorney

Colleen Foley, Executive Director
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
728 N. James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233


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