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. 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. 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.
Applicants may be subject to a background search. Please do not let this deter you from applying. NMLA is committed to a strong workforce and recognizes that persons with marks on their record may still be able to perform admirably.
Send a current resume, and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to: email@example.com
Salary: DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 or until filled.