Community Legal Services is seeking a staff attorney to fill a position in its Yavapai County Office. The office focuses on a wide variety of civil legal matters, including housing (private landlord tenant and subsidized housing), family law, health and economic stability, in which members of our client community are denied access to vital healthcare services and essential economic supports, consumer and employment issues. The Staff Attorney will be expected to handle litigation in state and/or federal courts, as well as administrative hearings. The Staff Attorney will be expected to conduct zealous strategic advocacy on behalf of clients, including impact affirmative litigation and community outreach. The Staff Attorney will be expected to demonstrate CLS’ core values – Humanity, Respect, Collaboration and Excellence at all times.
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified applicant must: have two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the practice of law; be a member of the Arizona State Bar; and have a demonstrated interest in ensuring access to justice for all, especially members of our community with low incomes, in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance. Litigation experience is preferred.
TO APPLY: Send resume, writing sample, three (3) professional and two (2) personal references to: email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled. The first review of resumes will take place on May 26, 2017
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: Depending on licensure and experience; excellent benefits package, including 12 paid holidays, health and disability insurance, dental insurance, malpractice insurance, educational loan assistance and additional compensation for bilingual ability.
Community Legal Services, Inc. (‘CLS’) is a not-for-profit Arizona law firm incorporated in 1952. CLS provides critically needed civil legal help to more than 50,000 persons annually – through legal work, Community OutReach and Education presentations and activities, the development and distribution of educational materials, and through community based partnerships. To promote ‘equal access to jus...tice for all’, CLS provides high-quality legal advice, assistance and advocacy to low-income Arizonans in certain civil legal matters throughout our services areas.