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Staff Attorney


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 including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Gallup, Roswell, Silver City, Clovis, Hobbs, Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Ana.

For this position, the staff attorney will handle issues for eligible clients such as:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Consumer Issues
  • Public Benefits
  • Family Law
  • Housing
  • Other areas of poverty law

The work will include:

  • Advising clients.
  • Helping them prepare paperwork.
  • Representing clients in court and in administrative proceedings.
  • Conducting community education and outreach to eligible clients and community organizations as necessary.

The attorney position will be based out of NMLA’s Santa Fe office but will require travel to represent clients throughout Northern New Mexico including Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Espanola and other surrounding communities and may be assigned cases statewide, depending on the requirements of the case. 

Work from home options are available during COVID and the office recognizes the importance of COVID safety measures. 

NMLA offers a very collaborative environment and support for less experienced attorneys. NMLA handles a wide range of creative, challenging and complex work. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate about and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client communities.

NMLA employees enjoy:

  • Being unionized
  • A great work environment
  • Great benefits including generous leave
  • Competitive salary

Pay is dependent experience. 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

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: Until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


  • Three years' experience as a licensed attorney preferred.
  • Admission to practice in New Mexico required.
  • Must be willing and able 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 collaborate and co-counsel with staff located in multiple offices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, manage a caseload and build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community.
  • 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 strong workforce and recognizes that persons with marks on their record may still be able to perform admirably.


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.


Submission Deadline: 
November 30, 2022
Organization Information: 
New Mexico Legal Aid
505 Marquette NW, #700
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Phone: 5055510342