Paralegal – Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Unit


SALA serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. The paralegal will be based in the Tucson Office. The VA Paralegal will be expected to perform duties including but not limited to:

  • Outreach and education efforts targeted toward veterans with a peculiar focus on homeless Veterans. The principle function of the VA Paralegal is to lead SALA’s outreach and education efforts targeted toward veterans with a peculiar focus on homeless Veterans;
  • The VA paralegal may be responsible for conducting new client interviews, case intake and file maintenance; attending case staffing; drafting pleadings and correspondence; gathering documentation necessary for case; conducting and/or participating in clinics/workshops;
  • The VA paralegal has substantial independent responsibility for conduct of a case subject to supervision by an attorney as mandated by the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct. The paralegal may represent clients in administrative hearings and give clients advice in administrative law matters;
  • The VA paralegal may also be expected to provide legal advice and legal information to clients under the supervision of a SALA attorney. Provide community presentations concerning SALA services;
  • The VA paralegal will keep current on the state of the law and procedures concerning Veteran Benefits as well as keeping current with regards to other benefit legal issues;
  • The paralegal may be required to perform clerical and support duties as needed, including telephone work, producing letters, maintaining and managing files and calendars, typing, FAXing, contact with courts and administrative agencies;
  • The paralegal may be asked to perform any other related duties as requested or assigned by their supervisor and/or designee.

1. Applicants must have at least three years as a paralegal; initiative; excellent communication skills; the ability to work well in a diverse and multi-cultural setting; and sensitivity to the problems of the low income community.
2. Preferred skills will include the ability to interpret and translate from and to Spanish; a paralegal degree or certification; knowledge of landlord/tenant or family law; familiarity with disability law and/or public benefits law.


Salary range depending on experience:  $30,030 – $52,961; DOE; Up to five percent additional compensation to individuals fluent in Spanish. 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 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.

Hiring Committee
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – 2343 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 200
Tucson AZ 85719-6007 – Telephone: 520-623-9465; FAX: 520-594-6554
Deadline: Open Until Filled; Submit: cover letter, resume and three references