Staff Attorney

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Job location
600 East Montana Avenue Suite D
Las Cruces, NM 88001
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a staff attorney to be based in Las Cruces, NM. The attorney will handle a variety of cases in Las Cruces and other southern New Mexico communities, 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.

Las Cruces and Dona Ana County are a growing and culturally diverse community of more than 200,000 people in southern New Mexico, an hour north of the El Paso metro area. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our 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