Staff Attorney – Intake Unit (Pima County)

Description:

SALA serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. The Staff Attorney for the Intake Unit, is based in Tucson and is responsible for the provision of legal services to indigent individuals through telephone and/or walk-in consultations.  Duties will consist of: 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Be a member of the Arizona Bar; 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 on behalf of the low-income community.
  4. Bilingual Spanish-English helpful.

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.
2343 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 200
Tucson AZ 85719-6007
Telephone: 520-623-9465; FAX: 520-594-6554
Email: salahr@sazlegalaid.org

Submit: cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references

Deadline: Open Until Filled