Managing Attorney (Statewide Consumer Law Practice Group)
New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Managing Attorney for its statewide Consumer Law Practice Group. The position may be housed in any of NMLA’s offices statewide. A list of statewide office locations is on NMLA’s website, https://www.lawhelpnewmexico.org/node/16/nmla-office-locations.
The CLPG Managing Attorney will report to the executive director, and/or a designee, and the Litigation Director. The successful applicant will supervise and mentor attorneys, paralegals and other staff and volunteers; handle administrative duties; and carry a caseload as sole counsel or co-counsel for low-income individuals and families in the area of Consumer law, including debt collection, auto finance, mortgage foreclosure, financial scams and bankruptcy. 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 Consumer Law Practice Group handles creative and complex litigation and advocacy work. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to consumer protection, equal access to justice and advocacy for marginalized communities.
Requirements: Minimum five years as licensed attorney; prior experience in administrative and supervisory roles preferred. Must be willing and able to travel. Must be able to effectively use computer technology and remote communications systems, including shared on-line workspaces, web meeting and videoconferencing software, to effectively supervise and co-counsel with staff located in multiple offices. Must be able to work effectively in teams and to co-counsel. 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 or a relevant Native American language is a plus. Strong preference for attorneys admitted in federal and bankruptcy court with experience in bankruptcy.
Applicants may be subject to a background search. Please do not let this deter you from applying. NMLA is committed to a strong workforce and recognizes that persons with marks on their record may still be able to perform admirably.
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: until filled.