Appellate Attorney - Assistant State Public Defender
Milwaukee, WI

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The WSPD Appellate Division provides post-judgment legal representation in the trial and appellate courts. Click here for the appellate attorney position description.

The types of cases include criminal, civil commitment, protective placement (personal guardianship), revocation of conditional liberty (probation, parole, or extended supervision), sexually violent offender commitment, termination of parental rights, children in need of protection or services, juvenile delinquency proceedings, and others as specified by state law. The position requires travel in all counties to provide services to clients in the prisons, jails and other institutions, and to clients who are not in custody.

Special Notes :
Successful candidates must be admitted to practice law by the Wisconsin Supreme Court prior to their start date. See the Wisconsin State Bar for admission requirements. A criminal background check will be done prior to an offer of employment.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
This position requires criminal or appellate experience or an emphasis on criminal or appellate course work in law school. An ASPD must possess a strong sense of commitment and dedication to indigent defense. Requirements include the ability to manage a deadline driven caseload; strong litigation skills; strong research and writing skills; effective communication skills; and the ability to interact professionally with co-workers, justice officials, clients and others in the office and court system. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.

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