Community Legal Services is seeking a staff attorney to fill a position in the Health & Economic Stability Unit. The Unit focuses on matters in which members of our client community are denied access to vital healthcare services and essential economic supports. The Staff Attorney will be expected to litigate in state and/or federal courts, as well represent clients administrative hearings before the Social Security Administration, Department of Economic Security, Office of Hearings and Appeals. The Staff Attorney will be expected to conduct zealous strategic advocacy on behalf of clients, including impact affirmative litigation and community outreach.
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 health care or economic benefits as well as an interest in eliminating poverty-based inequities in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance to low-income Arizonans. Litigation experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: 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
About Community Legal Services
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 justice for all’, CLS provides high-quality legal advice, assistance and advocacy to low-income Arizonans in certain civil legal matters throughout our services areas.