Staff attorney in Gallup, 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 Gallup, NM. The attorney will handle a variety of cases, especially including family law, 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.

We will give strong preference to candidates with experience working in Native American communities, especially in Zuni Pueblo or on the Navajo Nation. Current tribal court licensing and/or willingness to take the next available Navajo Nation Bar examination will be a strong plus.

Gallup and McKinley County have one of the highest poverty rates, 31%, of any county in the United States. If you want an opportunity to make a lasting impact in poverty law, Gallup is a culturally diverse community that will both challenge and reward you. 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: 

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, Navajo or Zuni languages is a 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.
Salary range: 
Salary: DOE
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016