Staff Attorney

You are here

Job location
924 Park Ave SW
Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NM Center on Law and Poverty [cid:25711]
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm engaging in systemic advocacy and impact litigation to advance social and economic justice. Learn more about us by visiting our web site at

We are looking for a highly capable lawyer to join our staff in a full-time permanent position. The position is with our Education Team, which is working on a lawsuit against the NM Public Education Department for failing to provide a sufficient and uniform public education system, and educating lawmakers about effective education programs for low-income students.

The work at the Center on Law and Poverty is varied, always challenging and highly rewarding. The work week is reasonable and the staff superb. We offer a reasonable non-profit salary and excellent benefits.


Required: Law degree and license; at least three years of experience practicing law; excellent research, writing and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence; leadership; ability to be articulate and forceful in the face of powerful opposition; ability to problem-solve creatively; detail-orientation; and familiarity with New Mexico.

Preferred: strong Spanish language skills; poverty or civil rights law and advocacy.

To apply: 

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and letter specifying how you meet each of the position requirements to [email protected] . Please put your name in the subject line. We are an equal opportunity employer

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016