Madison, Wisconsin

Posted Date

June 24, 2024

Contact Information

Lauren Matulle
hr@doj.state.wi.us

Job Title: Appellate Law Fellow
Job ID: 14544
Location: Madison
Agency: Justice
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

It is the mission of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the public and ensure that justice is done. To continue to meet this mission, the principles of equity, inclusion, and employee well-being have become a foundation for all work performed at DOJ, on behalf of Wisconsinites.
The DOJ is committed to developing and supporting a workforce and culture that is rich in diversity and innovation. It is the department’s goal to ensure that all DOJ employees are empowered to be authentic, claim belonging, and thrive. This is your opportunity to make and be the difference.
This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Justice and the State of Wisconsin.
Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of the public? The DOJ, Division of Legal Services is hiring for two part-time positions as an Appellate Law Fellow (Assistant Attorney General) to work in the Criminal Appeals Unit and the Special Litigation and Appeals Unit.
It is anticipated that each position will work part-time (approximately 20 hours/week).
This position is headquartered at the Risser Justice Center located at 17 West Main Street in Madison.
The deadline to apply for this job announcement is June 27, 2024, at 11:59pm. For any questions, please contact Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist at fredrickpj@doj.state.wi.us or (608) 419-3546.

Responsibilities

Position Summary
Under general supervision of a unit director, this position provides legal services under
the duties of the department and authority of the Attorney General with a focus on an
appellate law practice. This position requires working professionally and collaboratively
within the division and unit as well as on interdivisional and interdepartmental projects,
assignments, and other tasks. This position also performs other administrative functions
and duties as assigned.

Salary Information
The Assistant Attorney General position is in pay schedule 09 and pay range 75. The
starting pay will be between $38.00 – $42.00/hour. Pay for current or former state
employees will follow the provisions found in the State of Wisconsin Compensation
Plan.

Job Details
This position may be eligible to work remotely up to 40% as part of a hybrid schedule,
following an initial training period. Travel to the headquarters is not eligible for travel
reimbursement.
High speed internet access is required to meet the needs of remote work.
Occasional in-state travel will be required. Must be eligible to drive when required for
travel.
This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position and is limited to the maximum of
1039 hours in a 12-month period. Limited Term Employees must be a resident of
Wisconsin.
The Department of Justice does not sponsor work visas at the time of hire or anytime
during employment. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to
work in the United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9.
A background check, including fingerprints, will be completed on applicants prior to
selection.
Candidate must be a member in good standing with the Wisconsin State Bar upon
appointment.

Qualifications

Please address the following in your resume and/or letter of qualifications.
Minimally qualified applicants must have education, training and/or experience in
the following:
• Analyzing statues and/or case law
• Knowledge of appellate practices and techniques
• Experience in legal research and writing
In addition to the minimum qualifications, a well-qualified applicant will have education,
training, and/or experience in the following:
• Working as an appellate law clerk, intern, or similar position
• Experience in an appellate law clinical program or similar program in law school
• Writing and filing briefs in an appellate court

Application Process

Apply online! To apply, visit wisc.jobs, search for the Job ID or Job Title, click on “Apply
for Job” to start the application process. Once logged in, click “Apply for Job” and follow
the steps outlined in the application process. You will be required to submit a letter of
qualifications and resume.
Each time you apply for a job; you should update and tailor your resume and letter of
qualifications. You should clearly describe your education, training, and experience
related to the items listed in the “Qualifications” section of the job announcement. These
qualifications should be addressed in your resume and expanded upon in your letter of
qualifications. This will allow a fuller assessment regarding your qualifications and those
required for the job applying for.
Your resume should include the following:
• Your educational background including any course work that relates to the
position in which you are applying.
• Your employment history, including experiences and/or duties and a summary of
accomplishments and skills learned or used.
• Any training or experience, including volunteer work or internships, you have
related specifically to the “Qualifications” section of the assessment.
• Spell out any acronyms and/or abbreviations the first time used.
Your letter of qualifications should include:
• Additional information regarding your past work experience, including volunteer
work and internships, or coursework you have taken.
• Highlights of your most relevant skills and experiences as they related to the
specific job you are applying for.
• Specific examples that clearly demonstrates your level of expertise.
What not to include in your resume or letter of qualifications:
Your application materials should not include any information that is not job-related,
such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, disability, or genetic
information. Further, do not include any self-identifying information such as photos,
social security numbers, political affiliation, citizen status or conviction records.
Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited
to participate in the next step of the process. References will be requested from top
candidates once interviews have taken place.
NOTE: Current/former State employees interested in a permissive transfer, demotion or
reinstatement consideration must also apply.
The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer
seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color,
LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide
reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for positions. If any questions arise,
please contact Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist,
at fredrickpj@doj.state.wi.us or (608) 419-3546.

Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply for this job announcement is June 27, 2024, at 11:59 PM.