New Mexico Legal Aid Inc
  • Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Available

New Mexico Legal Aid Seeks a Staff Attorney to assist with Acequia/Land Grant Contracts and the NMLA Housing Stability Program

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Staff Attorney to assist the Managing Attorney for Acequia and Land Grant Contracts and to serve eligible clients threatened with loss of housing. The position may include limited other work such as public benefits. The position is based in Santa Fe and will encompass statewide projects for both practice areas mentioned above.

The Attorney will handle legal matters for eligible client clients and client groups. A portion of the work will be litigation and support for groups involved in acequia and land grant issues. The remainder of the work will be eviction prevention, habitability issues, reasonable accommodations, subsidized housing, Low Income Tax Credit housing, and other housing related work.

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 Santa Fe 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. 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 are 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:

Salary: DOE - union scale, excellent benefits, NMLA is an EEO Employer. Application Deadline: October 29, 2021 or until position filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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