Legal Affairs Counsel I
Posting Number: req6413
Department: Associated Students (ASUA)
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThe Student Legal Services Counsel (Legal Affairs Counsel I) is responsible for providing legal assistance and services to students, including, landlord/tenant law, criminal law, family law, contract law, employment law, and insurance law. The position works with key campus partners to assist and develop programs and resources to engage the larger campus community. The position also advises the ASUA Supreme Court to ensure constitutional and bylaw questions are handled properly and ASUA elections challenges are resolved through established procedures. The rate of pay for this position is $75,000 annually and will be prorated by an FTE of .75.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide free, confidential legal advice and assistance to students of the University of Arizona regarding legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations in matters including landlord/tenant law, criminal law, contracts, consumer law, litigation, domestic relations, and immigration law. Explore students' legal rights and responsibilities via legal research, letters, telephone calls, help in resolving disputes and any other appropriate action.
- Serve as the staff advisor to the ASUA Supreme Court and assist in the selection, hiring, and training of student representatives.
- Coordinates, in consultation with the Office of the General Counsel, in- service trainings regarding legal issues in higher education for the Dean of Students Office personnel and key campus partners.
- Supervises interns from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, who will assist Counsel with serving students, as appropriate.
- Assists with the development and maintenance of a online scheduling system for appointments, and training requisite student/professional staff on its use and any associated confidentiality issues. Maintain and update a legal reference library.
position is currently funded at 0.75 FTE, or 30 hours per week, with potential to
increase to 40 hours per week.
- Demonstrated and effective written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse communities of college students.
- Demonstrated ability to work in highly collaborative environments yet maintain confidentiality due to nature of work.
- J.D. degree and active membership in the State Bar of Arizona for at least the previous 3 years.
- Prior experience developing and facilitating workshops/presentations and programming events.
- Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required.
- Active status as a Notary Public in the State of Arizona.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) language skills.
- Experience in the following areas: landlord/tenant law, criminal law, contracts, consumer law, litigation, domestic relations, and immigration law.
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 30
Job FTE: .75
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Legal Compliance
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $75,000
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Legal & Compliance
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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