Two (2) NMLA Domestic Violence Staff Attorney position available in Albuquerque

New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking two (2) Domestic Violence Staff Attorneys for its Albuquerque office.  The DV Staff Attorneys will represent victims of domestic violence throughout the Albuquerque metro and surrounding areas.

New Mexico Legal Aid represents low income families and individuals on a variety of poverty law issues, including housing, consumer, and other issues affecting family safety and economic stability.   Staff Attorneys are required to 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 DV Attorneys will assist clients with Orders of Protection and other related cases affecting the personal safety and economic security of victims. The attorney also will be a member of NMLA’s statewide family law practice group.

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 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: Minimum five years’ experience as a licensed attorney preferred. Must be able to work in a high intensity environment and work with victims with trauma.  Applicants 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: June 3, 2019

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