State Bar of New Mexico Career Center and Classified Ads


Week 3/18-3/29
Associate Attorney
Holt Mynatt Martínez, P.C., an AV-rated law firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico is seeking  associate attorneys with 1-5 years of experience to join our team. Duties would include providing legal analysis and advice, preparing court pleadings and filings, performing legal research, conducting pretrial discovery, preparing for and attending administrative and judicial hearings, civil jury trials and appeals. The firm’s practice areas include insurance defense, civil rights defense, commercial litigation, real property, contracts, and governmental law. Successful candidates will have strong organizational and writing skills, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to interact and develop collaborative relationships. Prefer attorney licensed in New Mexico and Texas but will consider applicants only licensed in Texas.  Salary commensurate with experience, and benefits. Please send your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references to
Associate Attorney Position Offering Excellent Pay, Benefits & Advancement
The Albuquerque firm of Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway PC, a plaintiff’s law firm, seeks an associate litigation attorney. Opportunity to join a highly successful and growing law practice. Preference given to individuals with experience in areas including investigation, pleading, discovery, motion practice and trial. Spanish bilingual ability is a plus, but not required. Individuals with experience in multiple trials will be recognized in salary offered. Full benefits. Salary at, or above, competition as base with a generous, discretionary bonus program awarded. Must be willing to travel both in and out of state, work hard, and be a conscientious team player. Must care about clients and winning. Send resumes to
Contract Personnel Hearing Officer
The City of Albuquerque is soliciting responses from qualified firms or attorneys interested in serving as contract Personnel Hearing Officer for personnel hearings under the City’s Merit System Ordinances, §3-1-1 et seq. ROA 1994 and the Independent Hearing Office Ordinance Section §2-7-2 ROA 1994.  The hearing officers may also provide services for other miscellaneous hearings under assorted City Ordinances.  The full Request for Proposals can be accessed at or by contacting Iris Cordova, Purchasing Program Specialist via email at Proposals are due no later than April 1, 2019 @ 4 pm Local Time.
CYFD Attorney
The Children, Youth and Families Department is seeking to multiple vacant Children’s Court Attorney Senior Positions.  Salary range is $58,000-$93,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications.  The attorneys will represent the department in abuse/neglect and termination proceedings and related matters.  The ideal candidates will have experience in the practice of law totaling at least three years and New Mexico licensure is required.  Children’s Court Attorney Senior positions will be located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and a retirement package.  Please contact the following for information on how to apply and to ascertain the closing date for the position.  David Brainerd (505) 795-2760 or  The state of New Mexico is an EOE.  To apply for this position go to and click on JOBS, then click on Apply for a Job Online Job order #102399.
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney wanted for immediate employment with the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which includes Curry and Roosevelt counties. Employment will be based in either Curry County (Clovis) or Roosevelt County (Portales).  Must be admitted to the New Mexico State Bar.  Salary will be based on the NM District Attorneys’ Personnel & Compensation Plan and commensurate with experience and budget availability.  Email resume, cover letter, and references to: Steve North,

Legal Secretary & Paralegal 
Mid-sized law firm is currently seeking  motivated FT professionals. Excellent opportunities for growth. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, able to multitask & handle pressure. Good time management skills needed. We will train right applicants! Great benefits, including flex scheduling after training. High School/GED required. Resume to

The law firm of Butt Thornton & Baehr PC has an opening for an experienced litigation Paralegal (5+ years).  Excellent organization, computer and word processing skills required.  Must have the ability to work independently.  Generous benefit package. Salary DOE. Please send letter of interest and resume to, Gale Johnson,
Legal Assistant/ Paralegal
We are seeking a detail-oriented experienced assistant or paralegal in our Santa Fe office. We have a busy civil litigation and plaintiffs= personal injury and wrongful death practice. The following qualifications are a must:
ability to work with minimal supervision
word processing skills
good people skills
document management and organizational skills
ability to draft documents independently
Spanish speaking is a plus, as is a good sense of humor.  We need to fill a full-time position in the immediate future.   Please submit your resume to Almanzar & Youngers, PA via email to
The McKinley County District Attorney’s Office, Gallup, New Mexico is seeking resumes to fill current vacancies.  The DUI Task Force is seeking a Senior Trial Attorney and an Assistant Trial Attorney position.  Both these positions must be New Mexico and Navajo Nation Licensed. The DUI Task Force is a multi-agency taskforce established to prosecute DUI cases in courts of the State of New Mexico and on the Navajo Nation.
The District Attorney is also seeking resumes for an Assistant Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney.  Former position is ideal for persons who recently took the NM bar exam.  Senior Trial Attorney position requires substantial knowledge and experience in criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure and rules of evidence.  Admission to the New Mexico State Bar preferred, but will consider applicants who are eligible to be admitted by reciprocity.  The McKinley County District Attorney’s Office provides regular courtroom practice and a supportive and collegial work environment.  Enjoy the spectacular outdoors in the adventure capital of New Mexico.  Salaries are negotiable based on experience.  Submit letter of interest, resume and references to Paula Pakkala, District Attorney, 201 West Hill, Suite 100, Gallup, NM 87301, or e-mail letter and resume to by 5:00 p.m. March 30, 2019.
Family Law Attorney
Cordell & Cordell, P.C., a domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 36 states, is currently seeking an experienced family law attorney for an immediate opening in its office in Albuquerque, NM.  The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of New Mexico, have minimum of 3 years of litigation experience with 1st chair family law preferred.
The position offers 100% employer paid premiums including medical, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance, as well as 401K and wellness plan. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a growing firm with offices throughout the United States. To be considered for this opportunity please email your resume to Hamilton Hinton at
Assistant County Attorney Position 
Sandoval County is seeking applications from licensed New Mexico attorneys for an Assistant County Attorney position. Minimum qualifications include two years of experience in the practice of law including litigation and appellate experience. Municipal/local government experience preferred. This position’s primary responsibility will be reviewing and responding to Inspection of Public Record Act (IPRA) requests. Salary based on qualifications and experience.  The position remains open until filled, but the first review of applications will be conducted on Friday, March 29, 2019. For detailed job description, full requirements, and application procedure visit here.
Entry-level attorney position
Entry-level attorney position available in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the courtroom with a great team of attorneys.  Requirements include J.D. and current license to practice law in New Mexico.   Please forward your letter of interest and resumé to Richard D. Flores, District Attorney, c/o Mary Lou Umbarger, District Office Manager, P.O. Box 2025, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701 - or via e-mail:  Competitive Salary!
Administrative Assistant
Moses, Dunn, Farmer & Tuthill, P.C., a well-established Albuquerque law firm, has an immediate opening for a full-time administrative assistant with at least two years of experience in an administrative or accounting role. Candidates must have knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles; billing experience; strong computer skills; and the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks. Experience with TABS3 and QuickBooks desirable. The Firm offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Please send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Stephanie Reinhard,
Staff Counsel Attorney 
Office of Superintendent of Insurance is seeking a Staff Counsel Attorney III. Applicant must have at least five (5) years of experience. Insurance law, administrative law, and/or civil litigation experience preferred. For more information and to apply please visit: The deadline to submit an application is March 27, 2019. 

O’Brien & Padilla, P.C., is seeking an energetic attorney with 3+ years of experience to join our growing AV-rated insurance defense law firm.  Duties include all aspects of litigation, such as preparing pleadings and motions, taking and defending depositions, participating in mediations and arbitrations, and handling hearings and trials.  We handle all types of insurance matters at all stages of the case, but the firm’s primary practice areas include defense of bad faith, uninsured motorist, personal injury, and workers’ compensation cases.  Attorneys with experience in the areas of bad faith and insurance coverage are highly encouraged to apply.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate.  Please submit your cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to

General Paralegal
The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is seeking a Paralegal to assist an assigned attorney or attorneys in performing substantive administrative legal work from time of inception through resolution and perform a variety of paralegal duties, including, but not limited to, assisting in the preparation of matters for hearing or trial, preparing discovery, drafting pleadings, and setting up and maintaining a calendar with deadlines.  Excellent organization skills and the ability to multitask are necessary.  Competitive pay and benefits available on first day of employment. Please apply at click here.  Position posting closes April 5, 2019.

Experienced Litigation Attorney 
Do the words gritty, passionate, gets it done, or innovative describe you?  Do you want to be a part of a team dedicated to excellent results? We strategically attack challenges and win!  Machol & Johannes, LLC, is a World Class law firm operating in Colorado and 7 other states.  We offer representation and customer service in the Collection, Bankruptcy, and Creditor rights arenas.
We are seeking an experienced Litigation Attorney licensed in NM who is interested in being part of a team with: 
leadership that truly listens
inspiration that brings out your best 
culture that values you
Please contact Lorena.Wiant@mjfirm or visit us at for more information or to submit a resume. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Tired of billable hours?  Ready to help people, not corporate insurance interests?  Busy personal injury firm seeking an attorney with 2 to 4 years insurance/personal injury experience.  Competitive salary and bonuses available.  All applications are confidential.  Please send resume to
Hinkle Shanor, LLP’s Santa Fe office is seeking a paralegal to join its medical malpractice defense team.  3-5 years litigation experience is preferred, but not required. Ideal candidates will have experience in medical negligence matters, including preparation of medical chronologies and summaries.  Past experience in civil practice handling pre-trial discovery through trial preparation is also a plus.  Undergraduate degree or paralegal certificate is preferred, but work experience may be considered in lieu thereof.  Competitive salary and benefits; all inquiries will be kept confidential.  
Please e-mail resume resumes to and
Personal Injury Attorney 
Get paid more for your great work. Salary plus incentives paid twice a month. Great benefits. Outstanding office team culture. Learn more at Or apply by email and write “Apples” in the subject line.
The Jeff Diamond Law Firm, a well-established law firm with 4 offices, seeks an attorney with 1-5 years experience for its Albuquerque, Carlsbad, and Roswell offices.  Practice areas are Social Security Disability and Appeals, LTD Benefits, and Personal Injury.  Excellent working environment, competitive pay and benefits.  All replies will be held in strict confidence.  Please send your resume and a note of interest to Brian Grayson at  
Senior Litigation Attorney
The New Mexico Risk Management Division seeks full-time attorneys to advise and represent State agencies in civil matters. Applicants will need good people skills, ability to negotiate cases, ability to research and write, and an interest in public service. Experience with the NM Tort Claims Act, civil rights, employment law, and IPRA are preferred. These positions are located in Santa Fe, but may require travel throughout the State.  These positions are Governor-Exempt and open until filled.  Qualified applicants should email a resume to
Litigation Paralegal with minimum of 3- 5 years’ experience, including current working knowledge of State and Federal District Court rules, online research, trial preparation, document control management, and familiar with use of electronic databases and related legal-use software technology.   Seeking skilled, organized, and detail-oriented professional for established commercial civil litigation firm.  Email resumes to or Fax to 505-764-8374.
Deputy Director, Title IX & ADA, AA: Office of Institutional Equity
New Mexico State University (NMSU) seeks to hire a highly qualified Deputy Director for its Office of Institutional Equity.  This position will serve as NMSU’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for assisting the Director in managing all functions related to investigation and resolution of internal discrimination complaints and working closely with campus administrative offices to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, NMSU policies regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action and ADA.  The candidate must be highly organized productive and able to multi-task. Proficient writing and interpersonal skills are essential. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications must be submitted online.  The full position posting is available online; Requisition No. 1901467S.
Associate Attorney
Scott & Kienzle, P.A. is hiring an Associate Attorney (0 to 10 years experience).  Practice areas include insurance defense, subrogation, collections, creditor bankruptcy, and Indian law.  Associate Attorney needed to undertake significant responsibility: opening a file, pretrial, trial, and appeal. Lateral hires welcome.  Please email a letter of interest, salary range, and résumé to
Assistant City Attorney 
The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney for the Litigation Division.  The department’s team of attorneys represent the City in litigation matters in New Mexico State and Federal Courts, including trials and appeals, and provide legal advice and guidance to City departments. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are essential. Five (5)+ years’ experience is preferred and must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing. Salary will be based upon experience. Please submit resume and writing sample to attention of “Legal Department Assistant City Attorney Application” c/o Angela M. Aragon, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator; P.O. Box 2248, Albuquerque, NM 87103, or

New Mexico Court of Appeals Law Clerks in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
The New Mexico Court of Appeals is hiring for multiple Law Clerk positions that will begin in September 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with an appellate judge to draft opinions and resolve cases involving all areas of the law. You must have outstanding legal writing skills and be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. One year of experience performing legal research, analysis and writing, while employed or as a student, is required. Please send resume, writing sample, law school transcript and two letters of recommendation to: AOC, Attn: Nathan Hale,, 237 Don Gaspar, Room 25, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Chief Deputy District Attorney and a Deputy District Attorney 
Immediate opening for a Chief Deputy District Attorney and a Deputy District Attorney with the Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Salary depends on experience, w/benefits. Please send resume to Francesca Estevez, District Attorney Or call 575-388-1941.

Assistant Federal Public Defender - Albuquerque 2019-01
 The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full time, experienced trial attorney for the main office in Albuquerque.  More than one position may be filled from this posting.  Federal salary and benefits apply. Applicant must have three years minimum criminal law trial experience, be team-oriented, exhibit strong writing skills as well as a commitment to criminal defense for all individuals, including those who may be facing the death penalty.  Spanish fluency preferred.  Writing ability, federal court, and immigration law experience will be given preference.  Membership in the New Mexico Bar is required within the first year of employment.  The private practice of law is prohibited.  Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.  The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C.  3006A, and provides legal representation in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.  The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer. Direct deposit of pay is mandatory. In one PDF document, please submit a statement of interest and detailed resume of experience, including trial and appellate work, with three references to:
 Stephen P. McCue, Federal Public Defender
Reference 2019-01 in the subject.
Writing samples will be required only from those selected for interview.
Applications must be received by March 22, 2019.  Position will remain open until filled and is subject to the availability of funding.
No phone calls please.  Submissions not following this format will not be considered.  
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Environmental Attorney
National firm with an Albuquerque office is seeking an experienced environmental attorney for the rocky mountain region.  The candidate should, at a minimum, be licensed in New Mexico (with bar membership in Texas, Colorado, or Wyoming being a plus) and have experience before the New Mexico Environment Department, with bonus points for experience dealing with oil and gas production facilities.  Submit letter of interest and resume to
Small, friendly, plaintiffs’ personal injury firm seeks experienced litigation paralegal.  Applicant must be able to handle all parts of case management from beginning through trial.  Good communication, computer and organizational skills required.  We offer a pleasant work environment and excellent salary opportunity for qualified applicant.  Non-smokers preferred. Send resume to:
Business Litigator
We are Slingshot, and we are growing rapidly under a number of successful law brands, including Business Law Southwest and Law 4 Small Business.  We’re growing quickly, because we are doing things a bit differently than the traditional law firm.  We value our people.  We value our clients.  We are paperless, technically savvy, and compete in ways most firms cannot even dream of.  Our clients are busy business leaders, larger and small, who need rapid turnaround, competent advice and strategic thinking.  The ideal candidate cannot get flustered with clients who sit on a complaint for 29 days, then urgently request representation and a thorough answer with detailed counterclaims filed the next day.  We seek an experienced litigator who despises sales, marketing and office management – who can simply handle small and moderately-sized litigation involving business and commercial-related matters.  Strong preference for seasoned litigators in business – accounting, tax, intellectual property, debt collection, HR, bankruptcy or other area of focus desired (but not required). We are very entrepreneurial, and want to entertain the best fit.  Tired of the grind at the large law firm, and looking for a more rewarding and entrepreneurial challenge?  Contact us and let’s talk.  Please see our website at  We have great benefits.  Email references, resume and cover letter to
Transactional Paralegal
We are Slingshot, and we are growing rapidly under a number of successful law brands, including Business Law Southwest and Law 4 Small Business.  We’re growing quickly, because we are doing things a bit differently than the traditional law firm.  We value our people.  We value our clients.  We are paperless, technically savvy, and compete in ways most firms cannot even dream of.  Our Law 4 Small Business brand is competing on a national basis with LegalZoom, RocketLawyer and the other unlicensed legal providers.  We are seeking an experienced paralegal who can join our team to help with company formations, trademark registrations and more.  This is a transactional position.  It is critical you are extremely comfortable on the phone talking to clients and potential clients, working in a paperless work environment, and have excellent computer skills – including Microsoft Office and E-filing.  We pay competitively for well qualified candidates, and offer an amazing benefits package to our full-time team members.  Degree required, with paralegal certification and at least 2-3 years of paralegal experience.  Contact us and let’s talk. Please see our website at   Email references, resume and cover letter to

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