SALA provides free legal services to low-income people in 9 counties and 11 Indian Reservations of Southeastern Arizona. The Bisbee office covers Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. The attorney will handle a wide variety of civil cases, which affect low-income people in these counties. Travel to meet with clients and appear in court and at hearings across all three counties is required. Much of the work is in domestic relations and landlord/tenant law. The attorney will participate in community outreach to increase public awareness of legal aid services. Bisbee is a vibrant, multicultural, and former mining town near the Mexican border that features the best year-round weather in Arizona.
- Applicants must be a member of the Arizona Bar or be willing to take the next exam. Applicants licensed at least two years in another jurisdiction may practice by special rule.
- Applicants should have zero to five years’ experience, including internships and third-year practice.
- Applicants must exhibit a high degree of sensitivity to the problems of the low-income community and 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. Spanish fluency is preferred and rewarded.
- Applicants should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice on behalf of the low-income community.
- Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment.
Salary range depending on experience: $50,050 – $86,962; Up to 5% additional compensation available to individuals fluent in a language other than English, that is used by more than 10% of SALA’s eligible client population. SALA provides financial assistance to attorneys responsible for law school loans. SALA has an excellent benefits package.
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.
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
2343 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85719-6007
(520) 623-9465; FAX: 520-594-6554
Open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references