Triage Staff Attorney
WHO WE ARE: Community Legal Services (CLS) is a team of highly motivated individuals, who provide legal assistance, advice or representation, self-help materials and legal education so people can know their rights. We focus on helping survivors of domestic violence; assisting victims of consumer fraud and abuse, protecting tenants from unlawful/unfair practices by landlords, foreclosures, legal problems affecting agricultural workers, wage claims and other employment matters, and federal and state programs affecting people's health and economic stability. We are dedicated to addressing economic, racial and other inequities by delivering legal services and education to vulnerable members of the community.
DUTIES: Interviews applicants and clients; provides legal advice, brief service and direct representation; completes applications for services and performs file management; represents clients in court and administrative proceedings, and other appropriate forums; negotiates settlements; engages in community education and outreach activities; conducts legal research; actively participates in strategic advocacy to eliminate systemic barriers to access to justice to persons with low incomes. Performs other duties as assigned.
SALARY: Depending on licensure and experience; excellent benefits package, including 12 paid holidays; a generous PTO plan (vacation, sick and personal leave); health and dental insurance (95% employee - 70% dependents), disability insurance, malpractice insurance, educational loan assistance, 403b pension plan (base and matching contributions), bar dues payment, possible eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and more.
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified applicant must demonstrate Community Legal Services' core values - Collaboration, Excellence, Respect and Humanity along with a commitment to economic and racial justice for clients and the community. Candidates must be a member of the Arizona State Bar or eligible for admission upon hire, and have three to five years of legal experience, which includes having worked with clients, negotiation, community outreach and involvement. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have worked in legal services and/or demonstrated a commitment to high quality legal assistance and strategic advocacy on behalf of people with low incomes. The ability to speak and write Spanish fluently is preferred but not required.
TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter and references to: Lilly Paniagua, Human Resources Administrator COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES Email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Human Resources Administrator