Monday, October 31, 2011

Santa Ana Staff Attorney Position

NMLA has an opening for a Staff Attorney in its Santa Ana 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. NMLA seeks to hire an attorney to provide legal assistance to low income Native Americans in its Santa Ana Office, which is located on the Santa Ana Pueblo. The Staff Attorney will handle cases and matters involving federal Indian law and Indian tribal law issues, including representation of low income individuals in tribal court. In addition, staff attorney may be required to handle poverty law issues involving consumer and family law issues in forums other than tribal court and to conduct outreach in Indian communities. Expectation is that attorney will be active in local bar and community activities.

Requirements: Candidates must possess excellent written 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. 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.

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