NMLA staff attorney in Hobbs, New Mexico

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New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.
301 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.
Street address: 
301 Gold Avenue SW
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
ZIP: 
87102
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a staff attorney to be based in Hobbs, NM. The attorney will handle a variety of cases in Hobbs and Lea County in southeastern New Mexico. Case work will include family law, housing law, consumer issues, public benefits cases and other issues. The attorney will be active in local bar and community activities, and will participate in community education and outreach to eligible clients.

The attorney also will be part of an innovative new partnership between New Mexico Legal Aid and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas to build a regional advocacy team that will include attorneys based in Roswell NM and in Odessa-Midland TX as well as in Hobbs. The project, supported with funding from the J.F. Maddox Foundation in Hobbs and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, will focus on common issues, cases and individual clients from Hobbs and the nearby Texas communities of Andrews and Seminole. The project hopes to create a nationally replicable model for building collaborative regional capacities for litigation and community advocacy in neighboring rural communities divided by one or more state borders. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve clients in the Hobbs area, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.

Requirements: 

Candidates must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for admission by examination or licensed in another state and eligible for reciprocity admission or for a New Mexico legal aid providers limited license. Dual licensing in New Mexico and Texas is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, manage a significant caseload and build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community. Must be willing to travel. Proficiency in Spanish is a strong plus.

To apply: 

Send a current resume and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: [email protected]

Notes: 
NMLA is an EEO Employer. Deadline: October 10, 2016.
Salary range: 
Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016