Two (2) NMLA Housing Staff Attorney positions available in Albuquerque

New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking two (2) Housing Staff Attorneys based in Albuquerque.

The Staff Attorneys will handle a wide range of cases for low-income individuals and families on poverty law areas, including but not limited to Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, foreclosure and other federally subsidized housing programs. The Staff Attorneys will be active in local bar and community activities. The work will include representing clients in court and in administrative hearings, participating in community education and outreach to eligible clients, and recruiting and collaborating with pro bono attorneys.

The NMLA office in Albuquerque 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, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.

Requirements: Two years’ experience as a licensed attorney preferred.  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:


Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: June 3, 2019.


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