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New Mexico Legal Aid Intake Attorney and Intake Specialist Positions Available

 

New Mexico Legal Aid, the state’s largest provider of civil legal services for low-income clients, is building a new statewide intake and telephone hotline team. We are seeking Intake Attorneys and non-attorney Intake Specialists to interview client applicants, provide information and advice, and to provide other forms of brief assistance and referrals to telephone and online intake applicants. Services may be provided to occasional walk-in applicants as well.

 

These positions potentially can be based in NMLA offices throughout New Mexico (see the “About Us” tab on our website www.newmexicolegalaid.org for office locations), but candidates able to be based in Albuquerque will be preferred.

 

The majority of NMLA’s client applicants will be seeking help with family law cases (including domestic violence), landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, problems with public benefits programs, employment or wage theft problems, low-income taxpayer disputes  and consumer law problems. But there also may be calls involving tribal court issues, veterans issues, migrant farm worker issues, and various other civil law problems.

 

Duties for non-attorney Intake Specialists will include screening potential clients for eligibility, and documenting details about the case in NMLA’s on-line case management system. Intake specialists also will refer applicants to other agencies of sources of help if they do not qualify for assistance from NMLA.

 

Duties for Intake Attorneys will include legal information and advice, referrals, and brief services such as reviewing legal papers, helping clients fill out forms and write simple letters, brief advocacy calls on behalf of clients and guidance for pro se clients who need help to prepare for a court appearance or strategize the next step in a self-help legal matter. Intake Attorneys also may be asked to provide initial pleadings or other responses in emergency cases. If appropriate, Intake Attorneys will also prepare the case for acceptance for full representation by an NMLA office, practice group or specialty unit. Referrals also will be made to private attorneys participating in NMLA’s statewide Volunteer Attorney Program. In addition, Intake Attorneys will collaborate with NMLA’s Litigation Director, statewide practice groups and specialty units to analyze recurring patterns and emerging trends affecting NMLA clients, including factual investigation and legal research to develop effective strategies to respond. Intake Attorneys will also help update printed materials and web-based legal informational resources to assist clients.

Work on the Intake Team will often be fast-paced and require quick and confident decision-making about the best response that can be given to a client. We are looking for innovative, highly motivated candidates who are passionate about justice and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client community, including effective use of web-based systems and other technologies to deliver legal assistance. At least three years‘ prior experience in a legal aid program or other relevant practice environment is preferred.

All 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. Occasional travel may be required. Proficiency in Spanish or tribal languages spoken in New Mexico is a plus. Attorney candidates also must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for admission by examination or licensed in another state and eligible for reciprocity admission or for New Mexico legal aid providers limited licensing.

Send a current resume and a brief (two pages maximum) letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for a position to: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer.

 

Deadline: we encourage submission of applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning July 25th, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until all available positions are filled. Check this page for future updates.

 

 

New Mexico Legal Aid Seeks Managing Attorney for Statewide Intake Team

 

New Mexico Legal Aid, the state’s largest provider of civil legal services for low-income clients, is building a new statewide intake and telephone hotline team. We are seeking an experienced Managing Attorney to lead and supervise a statewide team of Intake Attorneys and non-attorney Intake Specialists who will interview client applicants, provide information and advice, and to provide other forms of brief assistance and referrals to telephone and online intake applicants. Services may be provided to occasional walk-in applicants as well.

 

This position will be based in Albuquerque. Other team members, however, may be based in other NMLA offices throughout New Mexico (see the “About Us” tab on our website www.newmexicolegalaid.org for office locations).

 

The majority of NMLA’s client applicants will be seeking help with family law cases (including domestic violence), landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, problems with public benefits programs, employment or wage theft problems, low-income taxpayer disputes  and consumer law problems. But there also may be calls involving tribal court issues, veterans issues, migrant farm worker issues, and various other civil law problems.

 

Duties for non-attorney Intake Specialists will include screening potential clients for eligibility, and documenting details about the case in NMLA’s on-line case management system. Intake specialists also will refer applicants to other agencies of sources of help if they do not qualify for assistance from NMLA.

 

Duties for Intake Attorneys will include legal information and advice, referrals, and brief services such as reviewing legal papers, helping clients fill out forms and write simple letters, brief advocacy calls on behalf of clients and guidance for pro se clients who need help to prepare for a court appearance or strategize the next step in a self-help legal matter. Intake Attorneys also may be asked to provide initial pleadings or other responses in emergency cases. If appropriate, Intake Attorneys will also prepare the case for acceptance for full representation by an NMLA office, practice group or specialty unit. Referrals also will be made to private attorneys participating in NMLA’s statewide Volunteer Attorney Program. In addition, Intake Attorneys will collaborate with NMLA’s Litigation Director, statewide practice groups and specialty units to analyze recurring patterns and emerging trends affecting NMLA clients, including factual investigation and legal research to develop effective strategies to respond. Intake Attorneys will also help update printed materials and web-based legal informational resources to assist clients.  

 

Work on the Intake Team will often be fast-paced and require quick and confident decision-making about the best response that can be given to a client. We are looking for an experienced, innovative, and highly motivated Managing Attorney who is passionate about justice and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client community, including effective use of web-based systems and other technologies to deliver legal assistance. At least five years‘ prior experience in a legal aid program or other relevant practice environment is preferred.

Managing Attorney candidates must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for admission by examination or licensed in another state and eligible for reciprocity admission or for New Mexico legal aid providers limited licensing. 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. Travel may be required. Proficiency in Spanish or tribal languages spoken in New Mexico is a plus.

Send a current resume and a brief (two pages maximum) letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for a position to: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer.

 

Deadline: we encourage submission of applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning July 25th, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Check this page for future updates.

 

 

New Mexico Legal Aid Seeks Staff Attorney in Hobbs

 

New Mexico Legal AId Legal Aid seeks a staff attorney to be based in Hobbs, NM. The attorney will handle a variety of cases in Hobbs and Lea County in southeastern New Mexico. Case work will include family law, housing law, consumer issues, public benefits cases and other issues. The attorney will be active in local bar and community activities, and will participate in community education and outreach to eligible clients. This position is supported by funding from the J.F. Maddox Foundation in Hobbs.

 

The attorney also will be part of an innovative partnership between New Mexico Legal Aid and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas to build a regional advocacy team that will include attorneys based in Roswell NM and in Odessa-Midland TX as well as in Hobbs. The project will focus on common issues, cases and individual clients from Hobbs and nearby Texas communities. The project hopes to create a nationally replicable model for building collaborative regional capacities for litigation and community advocacy in neighboring rural communities divided by one or more state borders. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve clients in the Hobbs area, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases

 

Requirements: Candidates must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for admission by examination or licensed in another state and eligible for reciprocity admission or for a New Mexico legal aid providers limited license. Dual licensing in New Mexico and Texas is a plus. 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. Must be willing to travel. Proficiency in Spanish is a strong plus.

 

Send a current resume and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

 

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Deadline: August 31, 2018

 

 

NMLA Staff Attorney position available in Roswell

 

New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking a Staff Attorney for our regional office in Roswell. The Staff Attorney will represent clients throughout southeastern and east central New Mexico, including in Roswell, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Clovis, Portales and other surrounding communities.

 

The Staff Attorney will handle cases for low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. The Staff 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 offices in Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis handle 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: Three years’ experience as a licensed attorney preferred but will consider exceptionally well qualified entry level candidates. Candidates must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for admission by examination or licensed in another state and eligible for reciprocity admission or for a New Mexico legal aid providers limited license. 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. Must be willing to travel. Proficiency in Spanish is a strong plus.

 

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 collaborate 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, and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

 

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: August 24, 2018.

 

 

NMLA Staff Attorney position available in Gallup

 

New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking a Staff Attorney for our regional office in Gallup. The Staff Attorney will represent clients throughout northwestern New Mexico, including in Gallup, Grants and other surrounding communities.

 

The Staff Attorney will handle cases for low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. The Staff 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 Gallup, centered in one of the highest poverty communities in the state, handles a wide range of creative, challenging and complex work. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate about justice 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: 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 licensing by reciprocity, limited legal aid providers licensing, or by sitting for the next available New Mexico bar examination. Prio experience working in tribal communities is a plus. \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 collaborate 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, and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

 

Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: August 24, 2018.

Posted: April 17, 2018