Paralegal for Litigation Support for City of Las Cruces and Grants County

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Job location
Las Cruces, NM
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Legal Aid
Street address: 
505 Marquette NW, #700
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
ZIP: 
87102
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) is a statewide not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to provide legal services to low-income New Mexicans. NMLA seeks a Paralegal to provide litigation support to clients that reside in Las Cruces and Grant County in the areas of housing stability, domestic violence, family law, economic security and public benefits.

The position will be located in Las Cruces, New Mexico and will require periodic travel to Silver City. The client population will be individuals residing in the City of Las Cruces and Grant County.

Under the supervision of the managing attorney, the paralegal will be responsible for litigation support and assistance to staff attorneys to enhance housing stability, including eviction prevention, improve safety for domestic violence victims through assistance with orders of protection and other family law problems, and increase economic security through consumer fraud prevention and assistance with public benefits, including unemployment issues.

The paralegal will process intakes, draft pleadings, contact clients, and generally support attorneys in preparation for court. They will also send referrals to other support service agencies and engage in outreach.

NMLA handles a wide range of creative, challenging, and complex work. We look for highly motivated candidates who are passionate about justice and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client communities.

The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Pay is determined by experience. To view the salary scale, benefit and a short video on what it is like to work at NMLA click on this link: https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: July 8, 2022 or until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Requirements: 

• Degree or certification in paralegal studies is highly preferred.
• At least one years' experience as a paralegal is preferred but will consider exceptionally well qualified entry-level candidates.
• The successful candidate should have, or quickly be able to develop, expertise in housing and statewide resources available to low-income persons.
• Must be highly organized
• able to effectively use computer technology and remote communications systems, including shared on-line workspaces and web meeting and videoconferencing software
• Be familiar with electronic document tracking and Microsoft products
• Able draft legal documents, maintain client information in a database and maintain client files,
• Must communicate successfully and respectfully with clients and attorneys
• Arrange and coordinate community education events.
• Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
• The ability to manage multiple tasks and handle volume mailings
• Have the skills to build collaborative relationships with the staff in multiple offices and the community served by NMLA.
• Proficiency in Spanish or a relevant Native American language is a plus.

To apply: 

Provide a current resume and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position by clicking on this link: https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/631698.html

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE