Friday, July 22, 2011

Job Posting - New Mexico Legal Aid

New Mexico Legal Aid

Staff Attorney-Santa Fe Office NMLA has an opening for a Staff Attorney in its Santa Fe Law Office. NMLA represents low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, consumer and Native American issues. Expectation is thatattorney will be active in local bar and community activities. NMLA seeks attorney to provide representation in domestic relations proceedings (with a focus in domestic violence),low income housing proceedings, tribal court matters, and other poverty law proceedings to low income persons. Work requires handling general poverty law cases, utilizing a computerized case management system, participating in community education and outreach to domestic violence victims and providers, to those in need of housing and other benefits,and participating in recruitment of pro bono attorneys. The position also includes work with Pueblo people on cases and matters involving Federal Indian and Tribal law issues, including representation of low income individuals in the northern Pueblo Courts. A percentage of the attorney’s time will be devoted to NMLA’s Native American Program issues.

Requirements:Candidates must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, skills sufficient to implement an array of advocacy strategies,ability to manage a caseload, and the ability to build collaborative relationships within the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Reliable transportation required. New Mexico bar license is preferred.

Send letter of intent, resume, and two references to:

Gloria Molinar,
New Mexico Legal Aid, PO Box 25486, NM
87125-5486, or email
Salary: DOE; NMLA is an EEO/AA employer.

Deadline: July 30, 2011

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