Closing Date: 30th March, 2023


Posting Date

Application Deadline

Pay Range
$92,144 - $140,004.80 annually

The pay range listed above reflects the FULL pay range for this position. Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. The position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Job Type

Legal Advocate

About the Position
Come be a part of a dynamic legal team as an Attorney at the Office of the Legal Advocate!

As a Dependency Appeals attorney, you will have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children appointed to our office by the court. You will put your legal skills to work preparing cases and representing clients through all phases of the court proceedings, all while having a positive impact on those in our community.

About the Office of the Legal Advocate
We provide high-quality legal representation to our clients while protecting the fundamental rights of every member of the community.

The Office of the Legal Advocate is made up of hard-working and dedicated people who believe in safeguarding the constitutional rights of the indigent clients we serve. We strive to build a stronger team with every team member we add because every one of our colleagues plays an integral part in delivering excellent representation.

If your goal is to be part of a dynamic, supporting, and pivotal office, please consider applying to the Office of the Legal Advocate!

Proud to Offer
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents
  • Enrollment in Arizona State Retirement System
  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental (birth/adoption) leaves
  • Extensive wellness program, including healthcare premium discounts
  • Employee discounts for goods and services
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We Require
  • Juris Doctor or Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school
  • Three years of experience as an attorney in the area of Dependency
  • Seven or more years of experience in dependency and severance matters
  • Must be admitted to practice law and a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona at the time of application
  • Valid Arizona driver’s license upon hire

Job Contributions
  • Appear in court representing clients at scheduled hearings and trials
  • Present oral arguments as appropriate in support of clients' legal interests
  • Research facts and analyze legal issues using both computerized and printed legal research tools
  • Compose motions, briefs, correspondence, and other legal documents
  • Prepare cases for trial by interviewing witnesses, traveling to various locations, and reviewing evidence on -and off-site
  • Discuss and present analyses of legal issues to clients, court personnel, and related individuals
  • Communicate in person and by phone with clients, opposing counsel, co-workers, supervisors, and others
  • Attend Continuing Legal Education seminars

Working Conditions
  • An office environment or courtroom
  • Viewing traumatic subject matter, including possible child abuse
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high volume of work
  • This position involves contact with the public and close working relationships with other staff members
  • Ability to lift, carry, or push up to 35 pounds for 200-300 feet

Selection Procedure
  • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered
  • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications
  • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile
  • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitive

Maricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.

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