Staff Attorney

Full-time 8 views
Company Arizona Center for Disability Law. Location Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Public Interest


Min 3 yrs required


Jul 14, 2022

Oct 27, 2022

May 03, 2022


Staff Attorney
The candidate provides direct legal services to clients, including legal consultations and representation during negotiations, alternative dispute resolution procedures, administrative proceedings, and litigation within established service and priority areas. Investigates allegations of abuse and neglect, and writes reports summarizing findings and trends. Responds to requests for assistance, interviews potential clients, and provides legal advice and information. Develops and pursues systemic issues through various means, including complex litigation. Consult with experts, such as physicians, psychologists, therapists, educators, and others to identify options and barriers to individuals and groups of individuals with disabilities. Conducts training and outreach activities. Monitors state and private facilities and service providers for abuse, neglect, and compliance with federal and state laws. Attends required meetings, including staff meetings, in-service, consumer advisory council, and other pertinent meetings as required. Participates in case of reviews with the Managing Attorney and Legal Director/Deputy Legal Director, and maintains case files by the company's file management policy. Contributes to the development of written material including multi-media training materials, such as guides, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, required reports, and articles for newsletters or other publications. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the company's goals and objectives. Completes administrative requirements and necessary documentation required by the companies.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a JD degree. Should be licensed to practice law in Arizona (active, in good standing), and have 3+ years of experience in civil litigation in federal or state court and/or before state or federal administrative agencies. Should preferably have 5+ years of experience in civil litigation in federal or state court and/or before state or federal administrative agencies. Experience in the development and litigation of complex and systemic cases is highly desirable, including designing and implementing remedial orders in system reform litigation. Demonstrated interest and commitment to civil rights or public interest law, and working knowledge and understanding of relevant disability and civil rights laws, including federal statutes (Americans with Disabilities Act, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Medicaid), and state laws are plus. Knowledge of Arizona healthcare and mental healthcare systems, and experience working with individuals with disabilities are helpful. Knowledge of the Protection & Advocacy system. Should be familiar with disability services and systems, have excellent research, writing, and analytic skills, and the ability to work as a team, as well as take direction and independently follow through on all instructions. Must have a high level of commitment to service excellence, plus high degrees of integrity, ethics, and judgment. Must have excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and collaboration skills to be able to work effectively with others inside and outside of the organization.

Company info

J. J. Rico
Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Center for Disability Law.
100 N. Stone, 305,
Tucson, AZ

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