Job Announcement: Managing Attorney, Tucson

DESCRIPTION:
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA) is hiring a Managing Attorney to work in its Tucson Office. SALA serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. The Managing Attorney will be required to undertake representation in a variety of civil cases in state and federal court as well as Chapter 13 Bankruptcies. The Managing Attorney will also be required to supervise day-to-day operations of the Public Benefits, Consumer and Housing Unit (CHPB). The CHPB Unit consists of four attorneys and one support staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

1. Applicants must have at least five years of legal experience and be a member of the Arizona Bar or pass the next exam; applicants licensed two 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. They should have initiative, good communication skills and the ability to work well in a multi-cultural setting.

3. Applicants should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice on behalf of the low-income community and specifically in the areas of housing, social security and bankruptcy law,

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.
Continental Building
2343 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 200; Tucson AZ 85719-6007
(520) 623-9465 / Fax: (520) 594-6554
Email: salahr@sazlegalaid.org

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled; Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references