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

Full Benefits Available


New Mexico Legal Aid seeks Paralegal for Volunteer Attorney Program


New Mexico Legal Aid, the state's largest provider of civil legal services for low-income New Mexicans, seeks a full-time paralegal to be assigned to NMLA's Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP). This program recruits volunteer attorneys to provide legal services to clients of New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA).


VAP handles a wide range of creative, challenging, and complex work. We seek innovative, highly motivated candidates who are passionate about justice and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client community. The majority of applicants in VAP will be seeking help with family law cases (including domestic violence), landlord/housing disputes, public benefits, employment issues, consumer/debt issues, and simple wills among other civil issues.


Duties of a Paralegal in VAP include, but are not limited to phone interviews and screening of applicants for eligibility, input of significant amounts of client information and case detail into NMLA's on-line case management system, research connected to clients legal issues, collection and reporting of data from legal clinics and fairs, and assistance to the VAP staff with client and volunteer attorney contact. The VAP Paralegal also will refer applicants to other agencies or sources of help if they do not qualify for assistance from NMLA.

All candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, manage daily client contact and data collection, build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community, and effectively use computer technology and remote communication systems, including sharing on-line workspaces and web meeting and videoconferencing software. Strong time management skills and the ability to meet hard deadlines is a must. This full-time position is based in Albuquerque and may have occasional travel within the state. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

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.

This full-time position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Salary commensurate with experience within NMLA scale. Strong benefits package. NMLA is an EEO Employer.

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.

Application Deadline: For best consideration, apply by January 2, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

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