Public Interest Elder Law Attorney

Website Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR)

The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Inc. (GWAAR) is hiring a full-time attorney in its Elder Law & Advocacy Center. The attorney will assist in the supervision and training of elder benefit specialists working in Aging & Disability Resource Centers across a 15-county region within the state. The attorney will also provide daily legal and technical assistance regarding state and federal public benefit programs and provide direct legal representation to older adults.

This position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin. We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to working with clients aged 60 and older, people with disabilities, and/or individuals with low-income. Knowledge of state and federal benefit programs and/or health care programs is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have direct client experience in estate planning, Medicaid law, housing law, consumer law, administrative hearings, and/or general civil matters. Occasional overnight statewide travel is required. For a full job description, go to gwaar.org.

GWAAR offers a generous benefits package, including paid time off, holiday pay, life insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, short and long-term disability, flex spending accounts, etc. Employees work mostly remotely from home offices within Wisconsin; however, there is an option to work from an office in Madison, if desired.

Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled. Send cover letter and resume via email to the address below. Application materials received by June 26 will be included in the first round of review.

Attorney Kate Schilling, Legal Services Manager
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite A
Madison, WI 53714
Email: [email protected]

GWAAR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. GWAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

To apply for this job please visit gwaar.org.

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