New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking a Managing Attorney for our main office in Albuquerque. The position will help lead NMLA’s advocacy efforts throughout central New Mexico.
The Managing Attorney will supervise and mentor attorneys, paralegals and other staff and volunteers; handle administrative duties; and handle cases as sole counsel or co-counsel for low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. The Managing Attorney will be active in local bar and community activities. The work will include participating in community education and outreach to eligible clients; and recruitment of and collaboration with pro bono attorneys.
The NMLA office in Albuquerque handles a wide range of creative, challenging and complex work. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client communities, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.
Requirements: Minimum five years as a licensed attorney; prior experience in administrative and supervisory roles preferred. Must be willing to travel. Must be able to effectively use computer technology and remote communications systems, including shared on-line workspaces and web meeting and videoconferencing software, to effectively supervise and co-counsel with staff located in multiple offices. Candidates also must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, manage a caseload and build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
Send a current resume, three references, and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: email@example.com
Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: May 21, 2018