Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA) Board of Directors
Application Deadline [Extended]: Open until filled
Purpose: SALA’s mission is to provide quality legal services to people who would not otherwise have equal access to justice, in ways which affirm their individual and collective dignity, integrity, and power. SALA utilizes staff and volunteer attorneys to provide legal advice, brief services, referrals, pro se workshops and representation. SALA decides the type of service to be provided to each client based on case priorities and available resources.
SALA is one of three, federally funded, legal services providers in Arizona. SALA serves nine Arizona counties -- Gila, Pima, Pinal, Navajo, Apache, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz -- and 11 of Arizona’s Native American reservations. SALA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation organized pursuant to the laws of the State of Arizona. SALA has a 27 member Board of Directors, of which 18 are attorneys, whose composition, although appointed locally, is regulated by the (federal) Legal Services Corporation. The Board provides direction with regard to the agency’s programs and services.
Openings: Two appointments will be made by the State Bar Board of Governors.
Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be active members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona whose principal place of business is in Apache County or Navajo County. SALA’s Board meets five times per year in Tucson. Teleconferencing is available for all meetings which are held between the hours of 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., usually the third Thursday of the month. The Directors also serve on Board Committees. Expenses are paid (by SALA) for all meetings, but there is no other compensation for service as a Board member.
Terms: Four years
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