Staff Attorney

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Job location
400 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Southern Arizona Legal Aid Inc
Street address: 
2343 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 200
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

SALA provides free legal services to low-income people in the 9 counties and 11 Indian Reservations of Southeastern Arizona. The Bisbee office covers Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. The attorney will handle a wide variety of civil cases which affect low-income people in this area. Travel to meet with clients and appear in court and at hearings across all three counties is required. Much of the work is in domestic relations and landlord/tenant law. The attorney will participate in community outreach to increase public awareness of legal aid services. Bisbee is a vibrant, multicultural, and former mining town near the Mexican border that features the best year-round weather in Arizona.


1. Applicants must be a member of the Arizona Bar or be willing to take the next exam. Applicants licensed at least two years in another jurisdiction may practice by special rule, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. 38(f).

2. Applicants should have zero to five years’ experience, including internships and third-year practice.

3. Applicants must exhibit a high degree of sensitivity to the problems of the low income community and 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. Spanish fluency is preferred and rewarded.

4. Applicants should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice on behalf of the low-income community.

5. Applicants must be willing to make a two year commitment.

To apply: 

Hiring Committee
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
2343 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 200, Tucson AZ 85719-6007 (520) 623-9465 / Fax: (520) 623-5370
email: [email protected]
Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Up to $47,776 depending on experience. Up to five percent additional compensation to individuals fluent in Spanish.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 20, 2017
Expiration date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017