NMLA Paralegal position available in Volunteer Attorney Program (Deadline: May 31st, 2020)

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Paralegal to provide support for the Director and Coordinator of the Volunteer Attorney Program.    

The successful candidate will be highly organized, familiar with electronic document tracking and Microsoft products, and able to: maintain client information in a database, communicate successfully and respectfully with clients and volunteer attorneys, arrange and coordinate events, and handle volume mailings

The Paralegal will support the efforts of the Volunteer Attorney program (VAP) as it seeks to connect volunteer attorneys with eligible clients around the state. The VAP handles a wide range of creative, challenging, and complex work. The position will be based in Albuquerque but requires occasional travel within the state which may include overnight stays.

Requirements: At least three years’ experience as a Paralegal is preferred but will consider exceptionally well qualified entry level candidates.  Must be able to effectively use computer technology and remote communications systems, including shared on-line workspaces and web meeting and videoconferencing software, and to effectively collaborate with staff located in multiple offices. Candidates also must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and the skills to build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community served by NMLA.  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.

The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits union scale. 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:  May 31st, 2020.

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