Attorney Position – Lakeside

Description: Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. is hiring an attorney to work in its Lakeside/Whiteriver Offices. The program serves nine counties in Arizona and eleven Indian Reservations. The Lakeside office serves Navajo, Apache and Gila Counties, located in Northeastern Arizona in the scenic White Mountain area. The community is a somewhat isolated recreational area, with outstanding skiing, fishing and hunting. The present staff consists of Managing Attorney, Paralegal, Tribal court advocate and support staff. The practice involves a wide range of civil representation and litigation for the poor. Some travel to other communities in Navajo, Gila and Apache counties required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a member of the Arizona Bar, eligible for admission to the Arizona Bar, or pass the next exam; Two (2) years of legal experience, including trial practice and be a member of the Arizona Bar applicants licensed 2 years in another jurisdiction may practice by special rule.
  • Applicants 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. They should have initiative, good communication skills and the ability to work well in a multi- cultural setting.
  • Applicants should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice on behalf of the low-income community.

Compensation: DOE; 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

EOE: We are committed to an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.

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.