Job Summary Represents the State Bar in attorney discipline and disability matters performing the following functions: conducting investigations of alleged attorney misconduct or incapacity; making recommendations for the disposition of matters including the prosecution of formal charges; presentations to the Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee; drafting and filing pleadings; conducting discovery; participating in hearings before the Presiding Disciplinary Judge and Hearing Panels; and, appearing before the Arizona Supreme Court.
Education and/or Experience Required J.D. or Terminal Degree required. Active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona. Minimum of 5 years practical legal experience; solo practitioner or small law firm experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Excellent communications skills, legal research and writing skills.
Exercise excellent judgment with action to be taken on cases.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to listen.
Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
Possess the ability to work effectively with the staff, Board, Supreme Court, legislation, members, and the public.
Strong attention to detail and well organized.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with the public and members of the legal profession and the ability to manage a varied, high volume caseload.
Model the behaviors expected of all SBA employees by:
Cultivating a positive work environment;
Prioritizing and setting manageable goals;
Being efficient with time at work;
Communicating effectively with management, staff, members, clients, visitors, and the public;
Being flexible and taking criticism constructively; and
Maintaining the highest ethical standards.
Computer Skills Microsoft Windows environment with Office Suite to include formatting and production of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and reports required. Case management software proficiency preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona. Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license, maintain automobile insurance coverage and have access to an automobile.
Other Regular attendance is required. Additional hours including weekends may be required on a regular basis to fulfill duties of position. At times, individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with ability to handle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and manual dexterity in combination with eye/hand coordination. Ability and willingness to travel extensively statewide.
At the State Bar of Arizona (SBA), team members experience success when they embrace our core values: excellence, respect, innovation, stewardship, integrity, loyalty, service, and tradition. Candidates are carefully vetted for open positions based on skills, education, experience and fit with the culture and team at SBA. It's expected that SBA team members have a strong commitment to customer... service, demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills, have strong computer skills as relate to the position and are comfortable working in an effective team environment.
SBA offers its full-time team members a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation leave, paid sick leave and 11 paid holidays. A choice of two (2) high deductible health plans at no cost to the team member, including employer funding to a health savings account or health reimbursement account, are offered to team members. Other benefits paid for by SBA include dental insurance, vision insurance, group term life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long term disability insurance and paid covered parking. Team members are responsible for the cost for other voluntary benefits that include short-term disability, long-term care insurance, flexible spending accounts (health care and dependent care). SBA supports Maricopa County's initiatives to improve the air quality in the Phoenix metro area by offering employee incentives and awards through our Trip Reduction Plan. Designed to improve team members' health, SBA has an active Wellness team that promotes health lifestyles and offers incentives for those that participate. To help team members prepare for their retirement, SBA has a generous 401(k) employer match and discretionary contributions plan.
The SBA's recruitment team consists of the direct supervisor, designee(s) from the supervisor's team and representatives from the Human Resources division. If you believe you are a good match for a position at SBA, please consider applying for an open position.