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In NLLSA on May 21, 2012 by Public Relations Director

Pima County Office of Children’s Counsel (OCC)

Job description:

Represent children in dependency, divorce, and criminal cases (as the victim or witness).  File pleadings and appellate briefs where necessary.  Maintain client contact, including home visits.  Work will include some nights and weekends.

A dependency action is a case filed by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Child Protective Services Division or by a private individual alleging that a child is need of proper care and control because their parents are either unable or unwilling to do so.  An attorney from the OCC is appointed to represent each child in a dependency proceeding.

OCC attorneys are occasionally appointed as attorneys in very contested divorce cases.  Additionally, OCC attorneys may be appointed in criminal cases where the child is the victim or witness in a case.  OCC does not represent children  in delinquency proceedings.

Job qualifications:

Graduation from accredited school of law. Admission to the Arizona State Bar at time of appointment.

BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH REQUIRED.

Preference will be given to those applicants with experience working with children and those who have participated in a family law or child advocacy clinic in law school.

Starting Salary $25.25 per hour DOE

This job is scheduled to begin towards the end of June 2012.  Interviewing will begin on May 23, 2012 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Rebecca Curtiss: rebecca.curtiss@pima.gov

Include “Bilingual Attorney Application” in the subject line of your email. 

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