This is an exempt position that executes the duties of a professional involving the exercise of discretion and judgment. Justice Court Project Staff Attorneys are responsible for the provision of legal services to eligible tenants facing eviction at assigned Justice Courts in the areas of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and Arizona state and federal housing laws, particularly those related to COVID-19. The priority area for this position is to provide legal information, advice and/or representation to tenants facing evictions, who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to their possible loss of housing and/or other COVID-19 related issues. This includes private landlord/tenant, subsidized and public housing, as well as housing financed by federal mortgages.
(limited term – expires 12/30/2020)
Desire to assist tenants facing eviction in Justice Courts daily, including providing legal information, negotiating with opposing counsel and landlords, conducting trials.
Education/Experience: Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or law degree from an accredited law school.
Certificates and Licenses: Member of the Arizona State Bar or eligible to practice law in Arizona pursuant to Rule 38 or other applicable rule or order.
Ability to speak and write Spanish fluently is desired.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits package and 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.