AID Foundation Attorneys
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation (AID Foundation) is looking for dynamic and motivated attorneys with an interest in representing individuals with disabilities to join our office. This is a position with potential to grow into a leadership role at an exciting firm that has made, and will continue to make, a huge difference in the lives of persons with disabilities across the country. It is an opportunity to join one of the foremost civil rights centers with a mission of quickly bringing about a wide range of benefits, as well as unprecedented equal access for millions of individuals with disabilities and their community across the country.
Candidates need not have extensive disability law experience, though some connection to disability is preferred. The person right for this role is someone who wants to make a long term commitment to a civil rights career, and someone interested in developing and litigating complex cases, with a dynamic personality and the ability to work with members of the disability community.
Excellent writing, organizational and negotiating skills are paramount for this positon.
Ideal candidates should be able to work closely with the lead litigation attorney; however they should be able to work independently on matters such as court appearances, taking and defending depositions, developing and planning class action cases in conjunction with the lead attorney, drafting and revising briefs, negotiating settlements and overseeing implementation of settlement agreements or consent decrees. Applicants must be active members of the Arizona Bar, in good standing, to be considered.
The opportunity to work on cases for disability rights is truly meaningful, as our cases make an immeasurable difference in the lives of persons with disabilities throughout the nation.
The successful candidate will be able to handle day-to-day work challenges and adjust to multiple demands, priorities and rapid change. This position requires the ability to edit documents in a timely manner with extremely close attention to detail. The applicant must possess excellent proofing and editing skills as well as the ability to function independently and possess good follow through.
This is a full time salaried position and Applicants should be available to work on an exclusive basis. AID Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Compensation for this position is based on relevant experience. Excellent benefits are available. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.
To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover Letter
- Three References
- 3 sample cases you have worked on and a description of your role (non-confidential or redacted)
- A writing sample (no more than 3-5 pages)