Staff Attorney (Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic)
NMLA seeks a full-time attorney for our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. The attorney will work closely with the LITC Director to handle tax controversy cases, whether in Audit, Appeals or U.S. Tax Court—and to implement appropriate collections alternatives, whether installment agreements or offers in compromise with the IRS. In addition, the attorney will help coordinate outreach events and help develop outreach materials.
The LITC project has already won hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of low-income clients. We pride ourselves on having a team environment, with weekly team meetings offering opportunities for advice and feedback. The successful applicant will receive significant mentoring in substantive and procedural tax law.
Minimum three years’ experience as a licensed attorney preferred but will consider exceptionally well qualified entry level candidates. Must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for admission by examination or by reciprocity, or admitted in other jurisdiction with eligibility for legal aid providers limited licensing. Candidates should be willing to travel, although travel is not a significant component of the job. Candidates also 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. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. The position will be based in Albuquerque. Prior tax courses and experience practicing before the IRS will be highly preferred.
Send a current resume, writing sample 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. Application Deadline: January 14, 2019.