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Executive Director Opening
Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS)



March 3, 2021

Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) seeks a talented, highly motivated attorney to lead nonprofit legal services organization. The new Executive Director will lead a strong, client-centered organization with a dedicated and passionate staff and an engaged Board of Directors. The mission of ALWAYS it to open the doors to justice so that young people facing abuse, homelessness, and the foster care system, as well as human trafficking survivors of any age, can eliminate legal obstacles standing in the way of safety, stability, and opportunity.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation of the organization, which includes advancement of the ALWAYS mission; resource development; regulatory and grant compliance; financial oversight; and hiring and professional development of staff. The Executive Director develops and maintains collaborative relationships with Arizona legal and social service providers and community leaders. Clients are served in Maricopa County and Pima County. The Executive Director works out of the ALWAYS office located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Required Qualifications:

• JD from an accredited U.S. law school
• Current license to practice law in any state in the U.S.
• 10 years of experience in public interest law or comparable experience
• Proven leadership skills, with vision, open-mindedness, good listening skills, and the ability to inspire and motivate others
• Demonstrated professionalism, integrity, intelligence, humility, sense of humor, and energy
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence
• Successful experience managing and supervising a diverse team of administrative and legal personnel, in a multi-office, nonprofit organization
• Demonstrated experience in non-profit program planning, staff supervision, legal
systems development, financial oversight, reporting and budget development
• Experience assuring compliance with grant and contract requirements
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions, and to motivate and inspire community, staff, board and funders
• A track record of fundraising and resource development success.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by March 30, 2021. Please include a cover letter expressing in detail your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Materials should be submitted electronically to info@alwaysaz.org in Microsoft Word or pdf format.

For the entire job posting, please click here Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) Executive Director Job Posting.

City of Mesa
Assistant City Prosecutor 1

2/26/21


An Assistant City Prosecutor I performs entry-level, professional legal work in the preparation and prosecution of cases in municipal court. An attorney in this class is given an extensive orientation in criminal prosecution activities and the various components of the criminal justice system. Responsibilities include: negotiating cases and plea agreements; conducting bench and jury trials; presenting motions, pleadings, and arguments in court; and interviewing witnesses, Police Officers, victims, and others. This class is also responsible for performing some appellate work and related duties as required.
This class is distinguished from the next higher-level classification, Assistant City Prosecutor II, by the latter's increased responsibilities and greater degree of legal and administrative knowledge and expertise. Employees in this class may progress by noncompetitive promotion to Assistant City Prosecutor II upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements. This class is supervised by an Assistant City Prosecutor III, the Chief Assistant City Prosecutor, or the City Prosecutor who reviews work closely during initial training; however, incumbents may receive functional supervision from an Assistant City Prosecutor II or an Assistant City Prosecutor III on a special project basis. Incumbents are eventually expected to handle trial work independently and under more general supervision. This class is FLSA exempt-professional. (Part-time employees in this class are FLSA nonexempt.)

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualification Required. Graduation from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association, with a Juris Doctor Degree.

Special Requirements. Active membership in the Arizona State Bar Association required by hire date. For this position, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa.

Preferred/Desirable Qualification. Some (6 months - 1 year) experience in the practice of law, including trial work, as a legal intern, law clerk, or practicing attorney is preferred.

For more information and to apply click here and here.

City of Phoenix
Assistant City Attorney IV



2/12/21

Assistant City Attorneys report to an Assistant Chief Counsel and generally work independently in performing their duties. Assistant City Attorneys in the Law Department Civil Division work in one of six areas: Transportation, Community & Development, Finance & Public Services, Human Resources, Litigation, or Public Safety. All attorneys in the Law Department are assigned and may be reassigned based on the best interests of the City as determined by the City Attorney.

Human Resources Position: One of the Assistant City Attorneys is assigned to assist the Human Resources and Equal Opportunity departments. These attorneys draft, review, and negotiate contracts; perform other transactional work for these departments; and provide legal advice to their boards and commissions. In addition, they provide legal services related to personnel issues across the City. This position will routinely make appearances before the City’s Civil Service Board and the Phoenix Employment Relations Board. Experience with negotiating labor agreements or defending unfair labor practices is preferred. The current vacancies are listed below.

Public Works Position: The Assistant City Attorney assigned to the Public Works Department is responsible to draft, review, and negotiate contracts, licenses, permits, leases or other transactional work; and advise the department on legal issues affecting municipalities. Experience with municipal contracts, sanitation issues and procurement are preferred.

This recruitment may be used by the law department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list, the Law Department anticipates other vacancies, which may require other areas of specialty. We encourage all applicants interested in employment in the City of Phoenix law department to apply.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate has experience with municipal law practice including public records, procurement, and general liability law. Experience drafting and negotiating complicated contracts or other transactional work is also preferred.

SALARY

Up to $150,363 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $3,360/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.

A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:

Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the State Bar of Arizona (or from a state with Arizona bar reciprocity). Please include your Arizona State Bar license number on resume or cover letter.

Four years’ experience practicing law

One year of government law practice

The City job description can be found here

RECRUITMENT DATES

First review of applications will occur the week of February 22, 2021. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on March 8, 2021 at 11:59PM, whichever is sooner.

For more information and to apply, please click here

2/10/21

Staff Attorney
Chicanos Por La Causa
Phoenix, AZ, US



OBJECTIVE AND POSITION SUMMARY

Chicanos Por La Causa’s legal/compliance department advises CPLC and its affiliates on all legal, compliance, insurance, safety, records management, internal audit, employment law matters, and training and risk management functions for CPLC. The Staff Attorney role is cross-functional within the legal/compliance department. The Staff Attorney is expected to work in teams organized around centers of excellence that would include members from various parts of the organization and various departments, with a focus and priority on legal, compliance and risk management functions and teams.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Review and advise on contracts and other transactional documents.

2. Draft and negotiate contractual documents such as Independent Contractor Agreements, Memorandums of Understandings, Leases, etc.

3. Research applicable laws, policies and regulations to protect CPLC.

4. Ability to advise Associate Counsel on the risks associated with transaction.

5. Assist in maintaining best practices for in-house legal/compliance operations, including administrative functions as needed.

6. Assist in ensuring compliance with nonprofit guidelines, laws, regulations, and best practices.

7. Assist to ensure that CPLC maintains all necessary licenses and registrations.

8. Perform other tasks as they become necessary or are assigned.

9. Provide excelled service to all end users both internally and externally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree.

• State Bar of Arizona License in good standing.

• Strong competency in one or more of the following areas of law: corporate governance, commercial real estate, finance, contracts or health care regulation.

• Minimum 3-year professional legal experience in a firm or in-house environment.

• Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and business associates.

• Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.

• Ability to translate legal complexities into terms readily understood by all personnel levels of the organization.

• Advises management to balance business needs and organizational risks.

• Strong client management and project management skills across multiple functions in a fast-paced environment.

• Ability to work successfully both independently and within a matrixed team.

• Prior experience with non-profits preferred.


Governance Coordinator
CHICANOS POR LA CAUSA
Phoenix, AZ, US


OBJECTIVE AND POSITION SUMMARY

The Governance Coordinator will provide assistance to General Counsel in the coordination and management of materials for all CPLC and its affiliates Boards, Councils, and Committees as requested. The Governance Coordinator will ensure an exceptional level of client service is provided at all times and will work with minimum supervision in performing the day-to-day work responsibilities.

This position requires regular communication orally and in writing with CPLC’s Board of Directors, executive team, senior management, and staff in face-to-face and video one-on-one settings, group settings, by telephone and by e-mail or regular correspondence.

Sound judgment, a commitment to compliance and confidentiality, superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail are essential functions of this position. Must possesses a high ethical standard, integrity, a strong professional work ethic, loyalty and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related area and two (2) years experience working in an administrative position where confidentiality, a strong attention to detail, and a sense of urgency was required. Experience working with a Board of Directors for a nonprofit organization is preferred. The education requirement may be substituted with certification or progressive continued education and a minimum of four (4) years experience.

In addition, proficiency of computer fundamentals and business software is required, Office 365 preferred. The candidate must be self-directed and work independently, however must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to provide a high level of support to programs and business units. The ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines is required.

Can click on this link:

Or send resumes directly to steve.gagliano@cplc.org.

U.S. District Court – District of Arizona
Career Opportunity # 21-13
Capital Case Staff Attorney


2/4/2021

Position Type:
Full-Time through 12/31/2021 with change to
Part-Time 1/1/2022 through 12/31/2022
(Continuation of this position after 12/31/2022 is dependent upon funding.)

Salary Range:
$65,340 - $146,639 annually
(Depending on qualifications and experience)
Job Grade: JSP 11- JSP 14
Open Date: 02/01/2021
Closing Date: Open until filled with preference given to applications received by 2/19/2021
Location: Phoenix or Tucson, AZ

Capital Case Staff Attorneys perform substantive legal research and writing to assist the District Judges with the district’s capital habeas corpus caseload. Capital Case Staff Attorney positions are subject to available funding through the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, which is dependent upon annual court filings.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Associate Attorneys (2+ years)

2/4/21

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a dynamic national law firm, has an immediate opening for mid-level attorneys litigation Attorney in its Phoenix office. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 2 years of experience in commercial litigation, insurance litigation and/or employment litigation. Ideal candidates will have:


· Litigation experience from the pleadings stages of a lawsuit through post-trial/arbitration briefing, including courtroom trial preparation/participation

· Ability to handle depositions and court appearances with minimal supervision

· Excellent academic credentials, proven skills in writing, oral advocacy as well as research and analysis

· Commitment to superior client service

· Commitment to community service

· Candidate must be currently licensed in Arizona

We offer a friendly environment and a comprehensive employee benefits package. Salary is competitive and based on experience. Diverse candidates are encouraged. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and example of legal writing to lsilver@grsm.com<mailto:lsilver@grsm.com> with Associate Attorney in the subject line.

No recruiter or phone calls please.

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer.

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.
Insurance Defense Litigation Attorney



February 2, 2021

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C., a certified women-owned law firm in Phoenix, is seeking a civil litigation associate with 3-6 years’ experience in public or private practice. The ideal candidate will excel in legal research, writing and analysis; be motivated to produce quality work product; and have strong communication skills. This attorney will assist partners on insurance coverage and bad faith matters, as well as commercial litigation and personal injury defense. Arizona license required, with preference given to candidates also licensed in New Mexico or Nevada. We offer competitive benefits and salary, as well as an excellent opportunity for professional growth. Please submit your resume along with a recent writing sample to gsluga@cdslawfirm.com.

Clerk of The Court Vacancy
Arizona Supreme Court


1/21/2021

JOB #:
2419

OFFICE:
Supreme Court Clerk’s Office

HIRING SALARY: 

Up to $140,000.00 annualized, DOE

FIRST REVIEW DATE:
January 29, 2021

CLOSING DATE:
All positions are open until filled.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Arizona Supreme Court is accepting applications of qualified candidates for the full-time position of Clerk of Court. The Clerk of the Supreme Court is appointed by the Court pursuant to Article VI, Section 7 of the Arizona Constitution and serves at the pleasure of the Court. The Clerk manages a staff of 7 employees and oversees the performance of the statutory and administrative duties of the office.

As the highest state court, the Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction and processes approximately 1,100 cases annually. The Supreme Court Clerk’s Office receives the majority of the filings via eFiling and completes case processing in an automated case management system. The Clerk’s Office works closely with the Staff Attorneys’ Office and Chambers to ensure accurate and timely case processing.

The Clerk of Court manages the administrative activities of the clerk’s office and oversees the performance of the statutory and operational duties of the office, including: records management, case processing, implementing and maintaining technology, setting policy, problem-solving, staff recruitment, hiring and development. The ideal candidate brings to the position significant experience in successfully managing people and projects through the refinement of work priorities, policy and procedure, and technological initiatives. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, criminal justice, social science or a related field and ten years progressive management experience. Relevant experience may substitute for education. This position requires demonstrated skill in leading personnel and team building and experience in planning, directing, organizing, managing and coordinating multiple work processes, projects, and personnel simultaneously with timely results. This position also requires experience in implementing new technology. A new case management system is currently being developed and this position is responsible for its successful deployment in the offices of the Supreme Court.

Travel level: negligible.

For more information and to apply, please click here

Document Review Temporary Work


1/20/21

Elevate is currently interviewing and recruiting full-time Temporary Document Review Attorneys in Arizona for multiple remote projects starting in January and February. 

Details:

·The project will be 100% remote so please confirm that you have the following:

• Your own computer
• Working webcam and microphone
• A private work area in your home
• Reliable, high speed internet

Pay: $23.75/hour

Review Platform: Relativity 

Qualifications:

Must reside in Arizona
Active and good standing admission in any U.S. jurisdiction
Commitment to 40 hours during a Monday to Friday work week with no simultaneous legal work
Document review experience preferred, but not required
Relativity experience preferred, but not required
Must be available for a video interview
Successful background check and bar status verification

If interested, please apply via our portal at here.

Jake Averch
Talent Acquisition Specialist
+1 412 956 6889

Supreme Court of the State of Arizona
Senior Staff Attorney (Job 2417)



January 14, 2021

OFFICE:
Staff Attorneys’ Office

HIRING SALARY:
$85,000 annualized

FIRST REVIEW DATE:
January 25, 2021

CLOSING DATE:
All positions are open until filled.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Staff Attorneys’ Office of the Arizona Supreme Court is hiring a Senior Staff Attorney.

The Staff Attorneys’ Office is comprised of ten attorneys and two legal assistants dedicated to providing the highest quality support to the seven justices of the Arizona Supreme Court, primarily in their adjudicative role but also in carrying out their rulemaking and case administration responsibilities.

This position’s essential function consists of reviewing cases subject to the Court’s discretionary jurisdiction and researching, analyzing, and drafting timely memoranda about those cases. Senior Staff Attorneys similarly assist the Court on criminal and civil appeals, motions, certified questions, miscellaneous petitions, court rule amendments, and attorney admission and discipline cases. They also advise the duty justice on motions for stay and other matters; draft orders for the Court’s approval; proofread memoranda; staff and serve on court committees as assigned; and interact with and assist the justices, their judicial assistants, their clerks, and the Clerk’s Office on all aspects of case administration and improving the Court’s judicial operations. Although telecommuting has been temporarily implemented to comport with CDC guidelines, Staff Attorneys are expected to work onsite during regular Court hours.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a juris doctorate from an A.B.A.-accredited law school and membership in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona. In addition, this position requires at least five years of experience in the active practice of law; a thorough understanding of the application of pertinent constitutional, statutory, regulatory law, and rules; the ability to distinguish legal issues from advocacy and analyze difficult and complex legal problems; and the ability to draft timely memoranda and to discuss the same as needed. 

This position also requires excellent legal research, writing, and editing skills; oral and written advocacy; time management skills; interpersonal skills; organizational skills, and basic computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Outlook). It also requires the ability to address time-sensitive matters which may include working evenings and weekends; and a willingness to abide by strict security and confidentiality rules and policies and the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration. 

The preferred candidate will have at least five years of litigation experience or similar experience in civil, criminal, death penalty, disciplinary, or administrative court tribunals involving research and analysis of complex legal and constitutional issues.

Travel level: negligible.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Some positions may take 4-6 weeks to fill. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. The selection process may include writing samples and first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a Regular, Full-time, exempt level position. This position is open for internal recruitment and resumes on file.

To apply, please click here

Jellison Law Offices, PLLC
Law Enforcement Litigation/Public Law Attorney


1.8.2021

Jellison Law Offices, PLLC is a small law firm located in Carefree, Arizona, with a vibrant, public law practice focusing on law enforcement and public employment law advice, training, and litigation. We are seeking an attorney with experience in these areas who has a strong interest in working with the Arizona’s Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and other Governmental Departments, and a desire to litigate complex constitutional and governmental liability claims. Candidates with experience serving in a municipal civil attorneys’ offices (either in-house or outside counsel) are preferred, as well as those who are geographically desirable and interested in practicing law in the North Valley. This is a great opportunity for a motivated attorney to join an active litigation practice, with interesting cases and clients, and working in a small community law office instead of a high-rise, big firm setting. For the right candidate, this is an employment opportunity providing for immediate growth, and the development of real-world litigation and trial skills.

Please send resume to jim@jellisonlaw.com



Jim Jellison
Jellison Law Offices, PLLC

Mailing Address:
36889 North Tom Darlington Drive
Suite B7, Box 2800
Carefree, Arizona 85377

Physical Address:
7301 East Sundance Trail
Suite C201
Carefree, Arizona 85377
(o) (480) 659-4244 ext. 101
(c) (602) 550-6405

ASSISTANT CITY PROSECUTOR 
CITY OF PHOENIX 



1/4/2021 - 2/1/2021

SALARY

$68,390 - $104,000 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience as a practicing criminal attorney and graduation from an accredited school of law.

Active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona. Please include your Arizona State Bar license number on resume or cover letter along with the date you received your Bar number.

The City job description can be found here.

An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered, including , but not limited to, trial practice/clinical programs, moot court experience, law school prosecution internships, and clerkships.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

Trial experience is not a prerequisite, but an aptitude for trial advocacy and familiarity with trial procedure is viewed favorably.

Trial-practice classes, moot-court experience, and law-school prosecution-internship experience is viewed favorably.

RECRUITMENT DATES

First review of applications will occur the week of January 18, 2021. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on February 1, 2021, whichever is sooner.

The City Prosecutor’s Office is offering an exciting opportunity to make a difference in our community and to be part of a professional, dedicated, and committed group of people working to make Phoenix better. We are looking for lawyers who want to be part of this team and see prosecution as a career.

A prosecutor can be expected to make daily court appearances, negotiate plea bargains designed to improve the lives of the parties involved as well as our community, review or initiate charges, participate in arraignments and pretrial-disposition conferences, and conduct bench and jury trials. Types of crimes handled will include assault, shoplifting, theft, prostitution, DUI, and other driving offenses.

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.

For more information and to apply, please click here

Supreme Court - State of Arizona
Chief Legal Counsel – Officer IV


12/28/2020

JOB #:
2414

DIVISION:
Administrative Services

TYPICAL HIRING SALARY RANGE:
$105,000 - $120,000 annualized

FIRST REVIEW DATE:
January 13, 2021

CLOSING DATE:
All positions are open until filled.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Chief Legal Counsel is part of a Legal Services team that provides legal services and advice to the Chief Justice, the Administrative Director of the Courts, and other leadership of the Administrative Office of the Courts on legal issues related to the administration of justice in Arizona’s courts.

This position supports the work of court committees as assigned by the Chief Justice and the Administrative Director, coordinates responses to litigation involving or affecting the Supreme Court including the selection of outside counsel and liaison with the Office of the Attorney General and outside counsel.

This position advises executive management, division directors, managers and court committee staff regarding drafting of administrative orders, policies, procedures, contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and leases.

This position recommends and drafts legislation proposed by the Judiciary and recommend changes in court rules, policies, procedure and practices needed to implement new legislation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires a Juris Doctorate from an A.B.A accredited law school and membership in the State Bar of Arizona and at least ten years of experience as a member of the bar employed or retained by large public or private organization. This position also requires a thorough understanding of constitutional and statutory interpretation, knowledge of Arizona law, legal research and writing skills, oral and written advocacy skills, and project management skills.

The preferred candidate will have prior litigation or court administration and supervisory experience.

Infrequent travel to locations around the state to attend meetings and to conduct training as needed.

For more information and to apply, please click here

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