Legal Advocate

Employer: 
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Legal Advocate; FLSA: Non-Exempt

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 45 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 currently in the process of substantial growth in programming and the required staff and volunteer corps to support that programming.  Additionally, the organization is nearing the transition to a new facility, opening August 2014.

DAIS is seeking a Legal Advocate to join our growing team.  Legal advocate will provide services directly to victims of domestic violence in Dane County and will act as a Service Representative per WIS 895.45 for victims of domestic violence.  The 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.  Experience in and knowledge of the civil and criminal legal systems is highly desireable.  Experience owrking with survivors of domestic violence is preferred.

Bilingual candidates and invdividuals of color are encouraged to apply.

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 Kristin Burki, Director of Services are required to be considered for this position.  Applications 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 begin on August 13, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Deadline for applications: 
Job Summary: The Legal Advocate will provide services directly to victims of domestic violence in Dane County and will act as a Service Representative per WI§ 895.45 for victims of domestic violence. The 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.
Contact: 
Kristin Burki