Bilingual Legal Advocate

Employer: 
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
DAIS is the leading provider of domestic violence intervention and prevention services in Dane 
County. Founded in 1977, DAIS has grown from its humble beginnings of five volunteers working out 
of a church basement, to an organization of close to 30 full-time staff, numerous part-time staff, 
and over 130 volunteers providing comprehensive prevention and intervention programming to 
thousands of Dane County residents each year. The organization is on the cusp of substantial growth 
in programming and the required staff and volunteer corps to support that programming. 
Additionally, the organization is in the midst of constructing a new facility slated to open in the 
summer of 2014.
 
DAIS is seeking a Bilingual Legal Advocate (English/Spanish), to join our growing team. The 
Bilingual Legal Advocate’s direct service responsibilities include providing support, information, 
advocacy, and court accompaniment to victims of domestic violence including assistance with 
restraining orders, civil, criminal, and other court matters, and legal referrals. The Legal 
Advocate is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice.
 
A successful candidate will have a four-year college or university degree, however, relevant 
experience may be considered in place of a degree. Fluency in Spanish and English is required and 
individuals of color are encouraged to apply. Experience in and knowledge of the civil and criminal 
legal systems is highly desirable. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence is 
preferred.
 
Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term 
disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.
 
To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Kiley Rose, Legal Program Coordinator, 
are required to be considered for this position. Application and full job description may be 
obtained at http://abuseintervention.org/get-involved/jobs/. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.
 
A first review of applications will occur on June 13th. Applications will be accepted until the 
position is filled.
 
DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Deadline for applications: 
A first review of applications will occur on June 13th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Contact: 
Sherry Severson (608) 251-1237 ext. 301