Staff Attorney for LGBTQ

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Job location
211 West Mesa Avenue Suites 5 & 6,
Gallup, NM 87301
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.
Street address: 
301 Gold Ave SW
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
ZIP: 
87102
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

NMLA seeks staff attorneys for LGBTQ advocacy project

New Mexico Legal Aid, with special funding from the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women, seeks two staff attorneys for a new project to assist LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The positions will be based in Albuquerque and in Gallup, NM. This project will use innovative legal strategies and collaborative community partnerships to serve LGBTQ victims statewide, especially in underserved rural and tribal communities. Funding for the project is expected to continue for at least three years.

The attorneys will handle a variety of cases, especially including family law cases, but also potentially including 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 and community partner agencies.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve LGBTQ clients, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.

Requirements: 

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. 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: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017