Attorney – Clean Slate Restorative Justice Project

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA) serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. is hiring a staff attorney to work in its Restorative Justice Project in Tucson. The Restorative Justice Project Staff Attorney is responsible for the provision of legal services to Arizona residents in criminal conviction set aside, expungement and restoration of civil rights cases. The Staff Attorney may be called upon to provide legal assistance to clients in other case priority areas.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a member of the State Bar of Arizona or eligible for admission to the State Bar of Arizona, or pass the next State Bar of Arizona exam; applicants licensed two years in another US jurisdiction may practice by special rule. Criminal Background Check required.

Must exhibit a high degree of sensitivity to the problems of the low-income community and should be able to work with low-income and community groups; Must have initiative; good communication skills; and the ability to work well in a multi-cultural setting. Must be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice on behalf of the low-income community.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

●Develop a working knowledge of the law in criminal record set aside, expungement and restoration of

civil rights cases;

●Interviewing and providing legal information, advice and legal counseling to Arizona residents, clients

and the general public;

●Providing limited assistance or brief services to clients;

●Conduct applicant intake and file maintenance;

●Keeping current on the state of the law and procedures within their areas of practice;

●Legal research;

●Preparing and drafting legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, and appeals;

●Representing individual clients in appropriate legal forms including, state and federal court and in

administrative proceedings where appropriate;

●Where appropriate preparing and implementing an impact advocacy plan;

●Lead and participate in community outreach and education events;

●Provide legal supervision to law clerks, paralegals and support staff as assigned;

●Act in accordance with the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as SALA’s and the ABA’s

Standards for Providing Civil Legal Services to the poor;

●Perform any other related duties as requested or assigned by the supervisor, Executive Director or

Designee;

●Comply with SALA’s policies and practices.

COMPENSATION:

Salary range $50,050 – $86,962; Up to five percent additional compensation to individuals fluent in Spanish. Payment of bar exam and admission fees for those not yet admitted. Student loan repayment assistance. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligibility. Excellent benefits package including health insurance, disability insurance, and pension plan. Excellent work/life balance with thirty-five-hour workweeks and generous leave provisions

CONTACT:

Hiring Committee

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

Continental Building

2343 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 200; Tucson AZ 85719-6007

(520) 623-9465 / Fax: (520) 594-6554

Email: salahr@sazlegalaid.org

DEADLINE:

Open Until Filled; Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references