Gila County Superior Court is looking for lawyers to provide legal representation to indigent defendants in cases of juvenile dependency, guardianship/conservatorship, guardian-ad-litem; and ‘best interests attorney’ services.
Full details of the contract are online here or by calling Gila County Procurement at 928-402-4355.
Deadline for licensed barristers to submit bids is Thursday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Who may apply? The most basic and minimum requirement is to be a licensed lawyer and member of the Arizona Bar Association. Those prerequisites met, applicants will be ranked on a variety of criterion ranging from years of experience, to references/recommendations. The scales will be tipped based on additional criterion such as willingness to travel to Payson and Globe, and willing to accept appointments in various case types. Experience counts, too: applicant should have at least one year’s worth working in one or more of the following categories: dependency or delinquency law; child welfare system; family law; mental health and guardianships.
Ideal applicant should be familiar with services and/or resources related to mental health for parents, infants, toddlers, and adolescents; substance abuse, domestic violence, education — and job/vocational training. Read payment details at gilacountyaz.gov; from the drop-down menu, choose finance, then click procurement, and then browse current bids / RFPs.