Paralegal/Receptionist – Intake Unit (Pima County)

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SALA serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. The paralegal/receptionist will be based in the Tucson Intake Unit. The Unit is responsible for screening applicant eligibility for services, and providing legal services to clients. The paralegal will conduct eligibility screening and provide backup to the receptionist; and provide legal services under the supervision of the Unit Managing attorney and other intake unit attorneys.

Responsibilities include conducting eligibility screening, receiving clients at the front desk, answering and directing phone calls, providing general information and any other reception duties as may be required. Participate in unit staff meeting, gather and organize client documents; maintain case notes; and other duties as needed to support the legal work of the unit. In addition, under the supervision of the Unit Managing attorney provide limited legal services.


1. Applicants must have at least two years’ experience as a paralegal or a related field.
2. Applicants must exhibit a high degree of sensitivity to the problems of the low- income community. They should have initiative, good communication skills, and the ability to work well in a diverse multi-cultural setting.
3. Applicants should be knowledgeable in their areas of practice and knowledgeable in community resources.
4. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
5. Preferred skills will include a paralegal degree or certification.


Salary range: $30,481-$52,961; 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