NMLA Staff Attorney position available to serve Silver City and surrounding communities
New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a staff attorney to serve eligible clients in Silver City and the surrounding communities. Some statewide legal services will be included. The attorney will handle a variety of cases, potentially including domestic violence, homelessness prevention, consumer issues, public benefits, domestic violence, housing, and other areas of poverty law practice. The successful candidate will be active in local bar and community activities and will participate in community education and outreach to eligible clients. The successful candidate will also collaborate closely with staff in other NMLA offices. The work will primarily be in South Western New Mexico centered around our office in Silver City, but may include casework and outreach throughout New Mexico. Given the current guidelines regarding Covid-19, NMLA is compliant and makes allowances for remote work.
We seek highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping New Mexico Legal Aid 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, licensed in another state and eligible for reciprocity, or eligible for New Mexico legal aid providers limited licensing. Experience as practicing attorney preferred but will consider exceptional candidate without experience. 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.
Applicants will 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 qualify.
Send a current resume and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Deadline: May 15, 2021.