Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. is hiring a staff attorney to work in its Tucson Office. The work would be split between the Domestic Relations Unit and the Intake Unit. Duties include undertaking a general civil litigation caseload consisting primarily of family law cases with an emphasis on serving survivors of domestic violence, interviewing clients, giving legal advice and providing brief services , keeping current on the state of the law and procedures within SALA areas of practice, conducting legal research, preparing and drafting legal documents and pleadings, making recommendations regarding triage of applications, providing referrals to other resources as appropriate, participation in training activities, participation in the community legal education program of SALA, and performing any other legal related duties as requested or assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee. SALA provides services to the poverty community of nine counties in southeastern Arizona. The Native American component also serves eleven tribal communities.
1. Applicants must be a member of the Arizona Bar, eligible for admission to the Arizona Bar, or pass the next exam; applicants licensed 2 years in another jurisdiction may practice by special rule.
2. 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.
3. Applicants should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice and specifically general civil practice on behalf of the low-income community.
4. Bilingual English\Spanish helpful
Salary range $50,050 – $86,962 depending on experience; 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
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 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 AZ 85719-6007
(520) 623-9465 / Fax: (520) 594-6554
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