NMLA Housing-Homelessness Prevention Staff Attorney (Deadline: June 15th 2020)

NMLA Housing-Homelessness Prevention Staff Attorney position available in Albuquerque

 

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Staff Attorney to serve eligible clients threatened with loss of shelter.  The position is based in Albuquerque, but may involve work throughout New Mexico.

 

The Staff Attorney will handle issues for eligible client such as eviction, habitability, reasonable accommodations, foreclosures, subsidized housing, Low Income Tax Credit housing, and other housing related work.  The clients will be predominantly from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo area, but may be located anywhere in the state.

 

The work will include advising clients and helping them prepare paperwork; representing clients in court and in administrative proceedings; conducting community education and outreach to eligible clients and community organizations; and recruiting and collaborating with pro bono attorneys. The Staff Attorney will be active in local bar and community activities.

 

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. Admission to practice in New Mexico required either at hire or as soon thereafter as is practicable. 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. Familiarity with Office365 is a plus. 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.

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: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

 

Salary: DOE – union scale, excellent benefits, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: June 15, 2020 or until position filled

 

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Staff Attorney to serve eligible clients threatened with loss of shelter.  The position is based in Albuquerque, but may involve work throughout New Mexico.

 

The Staff Attorney will handle issues for eligible client such as eviction, habitability, reasonable accommodations, foreclosures, subsidized housing, Low Income Tax Credit housing, and other housing related work.  The clients will be predominantly from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo area, but may be located anywhere in the state.

 

The work will include advising clients and helping them prepare paperwork; representing clients in court and in administrative proceedings; conducting community education and outreach to eligible clients and community organizations; and recruiting and collaborating with pro bono attorneys. The Staff Attorney will be active in local bar and community activities.

 

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. Admission to practice in New Mexico required either at hire or as soon thereafter as is practicable. 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. Familiarity with Office365 is a plus. 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.

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: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

 

Salary: DOE – union scale, excellent benefits, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: June 15, 2020 or until position filled.

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