Bilingual Legal Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Full-time Bilingual Legal Advocate to join our team. The Bilingual Legal Advocate provides services directly to victims of domestic violence in Dane County and acts as a Service Representative per WI§ 895.45 for victims of domestic violence. 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. Services are provided in English as well as Spanish. The Bilingual Legal Advocate is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice.

A successful candidate will possess a four year college or university degree though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English is required, and in addition, the ability to comprehend and analyze legal information, including statutes, and to explain such information to clients is required. Experience working with trauma survivors is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the legal rights of victims. the civil and criminal legal systems, and experience in crisis intervention is preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:

Bilingual Legal Advocate Job Description