Managing Atttorney - Roswell NM

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Job location
New Mexico Legal Aid
200 E. Fourth Street
Roswell, NM 88201
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid
Street address: 
PO Box 25486
New Mexico
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking a Managing Attorney for our regional office in Roswell. The position will help lead NMLA’s advocacy efforts throughout southeastern and east central New Mexico, including our branch offices in Hobbs and Clovis.

The Managing Attorney will supervise and mentor attorneys, paralegals and other staff and volunteers; handle administrative duties; and handle cases as sole counsel or co-counsel for low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. The Managing Attorney will be active in local bar and community activities. The work will include participating in community education and outreach to eligible clients; and recruitment of and collaboration with pro bono attorneys.

The NMLA offices in Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis handle a wide range of creative, challenging and complex work. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client communities, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.


Requirements: Minimum five years as a licensed attorney; prior experience in administrative and supervisory roles preferred. Must be willing to travel. Must be able to effectively use computer technology and remote communications systems, including shared on-line workspaces and web meeting and videoconferencing software, to effectively supervise and co-counsel with staff located in multiple offices. Candidates also must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, manage a caseload and build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

To apply: 

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

NMLA is an EEO Employer.
Salary range: 
Salary DOE
Submission deadline: 
Friday, December 8, 2017