Job Announcement: Paralegal in the Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits Unit

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc (SALA) provides services to nine counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. This paralegal position is in SALA’s main office in Tucson, with the Consumer, Housing, and Public Benefits Unit. The Unit is comprised of five attorneys and two support staff. The position requires substantial independent initiative and will involve extensive interactions with clients.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: supporting attorneys; interviewing clients; drafting of documents and correspondence; e-filing in both state and federal courts; gathering and organizing documents and other data; maintaining files; collecting and inputting data into Best Case Bankruptcy software program; participation in weekly unit case-staffing meetings; and other duties as are needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Preferred skills will include a paralegal degree or certification; knowledge of consumer bankruptcy, including use of the Best Case Bankruptcy software; knowledge of landlord/tenant law; familiarity with disability law and/or public benefits law.

Ability to interpret and translate from English to Spanish is a plus.

 

Job Location: Tucson, Arizona; full-time position

Compensation: Salary:  DOE/Up to 5% additional compensation available to individuals fluent in a language other than English, that is used by more than 10% of SALA’s eligible client population. SALA has an excellent benefits package.

Contact: Hiring Committee
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
Continental Building
2343 E. Broadway, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85719-6007
(520)-623-9465 / FAX: (520)-594-6554
EMAIL: salahr@sazlegalaid.org

Deadline: Open Until Filled; Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.