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Legal Secretary


New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Legal Secretary for our Las Cruces office.  New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) provides civil legal services to low income New Mexicans for a variety of legal issues including domestic violence/family law, consumer protection, housing, and benefits.  NMLA has locations throughout the state. 

For this position, the Legal Secretary would be responsible for:

  • Serving as receptionist for phone and in-person contacts with office.   
  • Assisting with drafting, editing and managing correspondence, case documents and administrative documents.
  • Assisting with scheduling and calendar management for staff.
  • Assisting staff with organizing and maintaining administrative resources and client files. 
  • General filing and clerical support.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

This position is housed in the Las Cruces Office. The office recognizes the importance of COVID safety measures.

NMLA employees enjoy:  

  • Being unionized
  • A great work environment
  • Great benefits including generous leave
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Telework option may be available

Applicants will be subject to a background check. Please do not let this deter you from applying. NMLA is committed to a strong workforce and will review records individually to determine whether a particular record will disqualify. 

The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Pay is determined by years of experience and is set by a union scale; click here to view the salary scale. NMLA provides a comprehensive benefits, holiday and leave packages. For information about NMLA's generous benefits and what it is like to work at NMLA click here




Qualifications include: three (3) or more years of legal secretary experience, creative self-starter; the ability to manage multiple tasks and build collaborative relationships within the staff, demonstrated ability in computer systems (Word, client databases, etc.), ability to channel and maintain the workload of a law firm, excellent organizational and written communication skills, maintenance of office files and records, abilities include calendaring.  Must be capable of being bonded. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

To Apply: 

Provide a current resume, three references, and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position by clicking here to apply.

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: 9/1/2022 or until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Submission Deadline: 
November 17, 2022
Organization Information: 
New Mexico Legal Aid
505 Marquette NW, #700
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Phone: 505-551-0342