Civil Legal Services Staff Attorney

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Job location
4317 Lead Avenue SE
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87108
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Senior Citizens' Law Office, Inc.
Street address: 
4317 Lead Avenue SE, Suite A
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
ZIP: 
87108
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Position Description:
The Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc. (SCLO) seeks a staff attorney with a minimum of two (2) years legal experience. SCLO provides civil legal services to clients aged 60 and older, many of whom have incomes under 200% of poverty. SCLO’s case priorities include: advance directives; protective proceedings; public benefits; health care coverage and access; consumer and housing issues; and ID theft and prevention. The attorney will be responsible for providing a range of legal services (brief services to full representation) to seniors who reside in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties, and pursue systemic advocacy efforts that impact large numbers of seniors locally and statewide. Additionally, the attorney will conduct community education and outreach activities in the four counties served by SCLO.
SCLO is looking for a highly motivated individual committed to serving seniors. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated interest in public interest and poverty law, and be patient with and sensitive to seniors. Salary is DOE. Benefit package includes health insurance, dental insurance, and generous vacation and sick leave.

Requirements: 

Graduate of accredited law school, a licensed New Mexico attorney, or a licensed member of another state bar willing to waive into the New Mexico Bar. Candidates must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, manage a caseload, and build collaborative relationships with SCLO’s staff, partner legal services agencies and the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

To apply: 

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] and must include a cover letter, current resume, writing sample, and three references. No phone calls please.

Notes: 
SCLO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
DOE
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017