Staff Attorney

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Job location
901 W Alameda Suite 20
PO Box 32197
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid
Street address: 
PO Box 25486
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
ZIP: 
87125
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

NMLA is seeking a staff attorney to be based in Santa Fe. The attorney will handle a variety of cases, potentially including family law, 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. The staff attorney also will collaborate closely with staff in other NMLA offices and may be called upon to handle cases arising in other locations throughout New Mexico.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client community, 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 New Mexico legal aid providers limited licensing. 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 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]egalaid.org.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017