Staff Attorney

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Job location
924 Park Avenue SW
Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NM Center on Law and Poverty
Street address: 
924 Park Avenue SW, Suite C
New Mexico
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. To learn more about our New Mexico Center, please visit our web site at

We are looking for a dynamic and creative staff attorney, who would initially be assigned to our Public Benefits Team to enhance our work with low income New Mexicans to address hunger and secure fundamental fairness in the administration of the public safety net. This is a full-time permanent position.

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 good non-profit salary and excellent benefits.


Required: Law degree and license; demonstrated intellectual or academic excellence; very strong research and writing skills; demonstrated persistence and capacity to lead; ability to problem-solve creatively; detail-oriented; commitment to economic and racial justice in alignment with the mission of the NM Center on Law & Poverty. Preferred: experience with advocacy seeking systemic fairness in the administration of government benefit programs or in related institutional contexts; experience working with diverse community groups and other allies; familiarity with poverty law; Spanish fluency.

To apply: 

Apply in confidence by sending a resume and letter specifying which position you are interested in and detailing how you meet the position requirements to [email protected]. We are an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, former recipients of public assistance, or people who have grown up in poverty, are especially encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2016