Job Opportunity: Legal Aid Director

Colorado River Indian Tribles
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, AZ

Position: Director of Legal Aid (Exempt)
Reports To: Tribal Chairman
Salary: D.O.E.
Closing Date: May 2, 2018 @ 5:00PM

Duties & Functions:

1. The Legal Aid Department only serves C.R.I.T. enrolled community members in civil matters. Persons who are eligible for enrollment with C.R.I.T. are also eligible for services.

2. Client Contact Duties:

  • Ongoing contact with clients in all of the open files.
  • Client visitation with in-custody clients may be required; while the Legal Aid Department handles only civil cases, there may be civil matters to be completed on behalf of clients who may be in-custody in separate criminal cases.

3. Attorney Duties:

  • Client representation consistent with the ethical rules governing attorneys,
  • Type out routine pleadings, letters, contracts, agreements, and other legal documents,
  • Legal Research & Writing; familiarity with Westlaw.
  • Photocopying, faxing, and scanning documents.
  • Filing of pleadings and appearance in Tribal Court, Superior Court, Justice Courts, City Courts, as required; some State-court appearances may be necessary, which is why admission to the State Bar of Arizona is preferable,
  • Appearing in Court on behalf of a client; conducting evidentiary hearings; conducting trials; conducting appeals,
  • Advising clients on the best course of action to take in order to accomplish client goals.
  • Being mindful that sometimes litigation is not the best first course to take and that negotiating a mutually-agreeable outcome between our clients and the opposition may yield better results.
  • Making final determinations on whether a conflict of interest exists in the representation of a prospective client,
  • Case assignment to other attorneys or advocates employed by the Legal Aid Department.

Required Skills and Abilities:

1. Litigation experience is desired, particularly jury trial experience.

2. The ideal candidate should have desires for helping all C.R.I.T. Enrolled community

members resolve civil legal issues; and desire to assist indigent persons.

3. The ideal candidate should have the following skills:

  • Familiarity with Word Perfect and Microsoft Office software,
  • Excellent typing skills, including spelling and grammar,
  • Excellent computer skills,
  • Excellent online research skills,
  • Westlaw legal research skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with clients,
  • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff,
  • Familiarity with legal pleadings and documents,
  • Basic accounting skills,
  • Knowledge of office procedures,
  • The ability to work as a team or on an individual basis,
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to motivate others.

For Employment Application visit:
Submit completed application to: CRIT Human Resource Department
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, Arizona 85344

For full job announcement, click here: #85-18 Director of Legal Aid – Legal Aid (1)