State Bar of New Mexico Career Center and Classified Ads

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Marcia Ulibarri  
505-797-6058

Positions

Updated 8/16/19

Associate Attorney

Tucker, Yoder, Hatfield, Eley & Associates, the largest firm in San Juan County, practicing in New Mexico and Colorado, has an immediate associate opening in its Farmington office for civil, domestic relations and criminal practice. Ideal candidates will be team players, ready to assist clients in a variety of cases. New Mexico and Colorado bar admission a plus. Salary depending on experience. Please send cover letter and resume to jennifer@tbylaw.com
 

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, snorth@da.state.nm.us.
 

Liberty Mutual Insurance- 
A Fortune 100 Company!
New Mexico Field Legal
Work at home, remote opportunity.

Liberty Mutual’s Insurance Defense Attorneys represent the Company and its policyholders in civil litigation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues. Currently seeking an attorney with experience in litigation including depositions, motion practice and arbitrations. You will handle a full case load of personal injury cases while providing guidance and counsel to your clients through effective communication. Litigate cases and gain trial experience. Please view ad on Liberty’s website for full information, including how to apply. https://jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/job/9865706/insurance-defense-attorney-new-mexico-albuquerque-nm/
 

Public Education Department – Attorney Positions

The Public Education Department (PED) is seeking attorneys for its Office of General Counsel. In addition to practicing education law, attorneys may be relied on for advice on matters relating to contracts, procurement, employment, public records, federal and state government funding, and/or other governmental agency matters. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are essential. More details about positions and how to apply are provided on the State Personnel Office website at http://www.spo.state.nm.us/. Please check the website periodically for updates to the list of available positions. 
 

Attorney Wanted

Small AV-rated firm seeks attorney with trial experience interested in civil litigation, primarily insurance defense. Must do high-quality work, use good judgment, possess strong work ethic, work efficiently, and take initiative. Email resume to Nathan H. Mann at nmann@gcmlegal.com.
 

Attorney

Butt Thornton & Baehr PC seeks an attorney with at least 5 years’ legal experience. Our growing firm is in its 60th year of practice. We seek an attorney who will continue our tradition of excellence, hard work, and commitment to the enjoyment of the profession. Please send letter of interest, resume, and writing samples to Ryan T. Sanders at rtsanders@btblaw.com.
 

Solo/Small Firm

Are you an established solo or small firm that would like the benefit of being part of an AV-rated, small firm that concentrates in civil litigation, especially insurance defense? We seek one or more such attorneys with same or compatible practices. Contact Nathan H. Mann by email at nmann@gcmlegal.com
 

Attorney 

The Carrillo Law Firm, P.C., located in Las Cruces, NM, is seeking an Attorney to join our firm. We handle complex litigation as well as day-to-day legal matters from governmental sector and private corporate clients. Applicant must possess strong legal research and writing skills, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, desire to learn, and have a current license to practice law in New Mexico. We offer competitive benefits to include health insurance, a profit sharing plan, and an excellent work environment. Please send letter of interest, resume, references, and writing sample via email to deena@carrillolaw.org. All responses are kept confidential.

Associate of Counsel Attorney

Chapman and Priest, P.C., an AV rated defense firm, seeks an associate or of counsel attorney to assist with increasing litigation case load. Candidates should have 4 to 10 years civil defense experience, good research and writing skills, as well as excellent oral speaking ability. Candidate must be a self-starter. Trial and coverage experience a plus. Send resume, references, writing sample and salary requirements to Tonnie@cplawnm.com.

Pueblo of Laguna is seeking applicants for the following positions:

Court Prosecutor will presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. Represents the Pueblo as plaintiff in Pueblo Court to prosecute and enforce penalties. Assesses complaints to determine formal criminal proceedings. Conducts research, interviews victims and witnesses; develops strategy, arguments and testimony to present case; provide legal advice regarding search warrants, arrest warrants, and subpoenas; works with Probation, Social Services, Behavioral Health; utilizes a plea bargain process. Acts as co-counsel with Pueblo attorneys; Reviews and recommends amendments to Pueblo codes, ordinances; Manages and budget funding agencies, and reports, supervises staff. Associate Prosecutor will presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals, accused of violating criminal laws, including status offenses, Pueblo laws, codes, and/or ordinances. Assigned by Prosecutor will act as plaintiff in Pueblo Court actions to prosecute and enforce penalties for violations. Prepare pleadings, motions, legal briefs, orders and appellate documents. Works with Probation, Social Services, Behavioral Health, and Victim Witness Advocate. Assists in the development of crime prevention and intervention initiatives. Utilizes the Pueblo’s customary based approach to resolve issues. Associate Judge adjudicates cases, prepares decisions, and carries out other functions of the judicial processes. Hears, tries, and determines cases to ensure the enforcement of and compliance with Pueblo codes and ordinances. Entertains pleadings from outside jurisdictions; holds hearings for bench warrants, requests for search warrants, extradition proceedings, etc. Adjudicates civil and criminal cases; imposes judgment, fines, penalties, and/or sentences. Drafts orders, opinions, or other pleadings. Refers to other courts on certain cases for disposition. Develops and maintains comprehensive case files, narrative and statistical reports. Public Defender represents indigent clients accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo of Laguna. Performs competent defense, arrangements of bail, posting bond, pretrial conferences, representation in court appearances, and post-trial representation. Ensures civil rights are protected. Utilizes plea bargain process in the interests of the accused. Contact clients of hearings, case developments, and obligations. Interviews, gathers evidence, and analyzes to formulate legal representation. Prepares pleadings, motions, legal briefs, orders, and appellate documents. Works with relevant personnel or entities regarding appropriate recommendations for case resolution, sentences, and referrals. Reviews codes and/or ordinances; recommends amendments. For more information, contact the Pueblo of Laguna Human Resources Office at (505) 552-6654 or visit our website www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov
 

Legal Secretary

Well-established Albuquerque civil litigation firm seeking a full-time Legal Secretary. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2 years civil litigation experience, be highly motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, strong work ethic, knowledge of State and Federal court rules, and proficient in Odyssey and CM/ECF e-filing. We offer an excellent fully funded health insurance plan, 401(K) and Profit Sharing Plan, paid designated holidays and PTO, and a professional and team-oriented environment. Please submit your resume to: becky@madisonlaw.com.
 

Paralegal

Solo practitioner seeking an experienced, professional, full-time paralegal for a litigation practice. Practice is limited to probate litigation, guardianships, and elder law (and some plaintiff’s personal injury). Experience with probate and guardianships preferred. The ideal candidate will be professional in dress, appearance, and demeanor; will have an excellent command of the English language; will possess above-average writing skills; and will have experience with Timeslips and e-filing; and can answer discovery and draft pleadings with minimal supervision. Position offers a very pleasant working environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter along with your resume to ben@benhancocklaw.com.
 

Attorney Wanted

Park & Associates, LLC is seeking a full time or part time attorney, with 2 to 5 years of litigation experience. Excellent research and writing skills required. Experience in medical malpractice preferred. Duties include legal analysis and advice, preparing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and conducting administrative and judicial hearings, civil jury trials and post-trial activities. Excellent benefits and competitive salary. Please submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: jertsgaard@parklawnm.com
 

Senior Trial Attorney

Eleventh Judicial District 
Attorney’s Office, Div Ii 

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 position. This position 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 PPakkala@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

New Mexico — Ethics Commission Executive Director

The New Mexico Ethics Commission seeks a licensed attorney to serve as Executive Director. Responsibilities will include hiring and managing Ethics Commission staff, including a General Counsel, to fulfill the powers and duties provided by the State Ethics Commission Act, Laws 2019, Ch. 86, §§ 1-16. The Executive Director will oversee the receipt of complaints alleging violations of statutes under the Commission’s jurisdiction and, if appropriate, the referral of such complaints to other state agencies. The Executive Director will, in some circumstances, report to the Commission on the status of investigations and assist the Commission in compelling testimony or production of evidence. The Executive Director will also assist the Commission in both the initiation of complaints and the promulgation of regulations, including rules of procedure, forms of complaints and other filings, rules for the qualifications of hearing commissioners, and rules for the issuance of advisory opinions. Further, the Executive Director will prepare and submit the Commission’s annual budget; make recommendations for changes to statutes and rules that would facilitate administration of the State Ethics Commission Act; enter into contracts on behalf of the Commission; and maintain public access to the Commission’s opinions and reports through a website. The Executive Director will assist the Commission in providing for ethics guides and ethics trainings for public officials, public employees, government contractors, lobbyists, and other interested persons. Additionally, the Executive Director will assist the Commission in drafting advisory opinions, proposed codes of ethics for state agencies, and annual reports of the Commission’s activities to the Legislature and the Governor. A successful applicant will have experience in litigation, management and budgeting, and drafting adjudicatory opinions, contracts, and reports. The Executive Director must reapply for the position after six years of service and may serve for no more than twelve years. The position will have an annual salary range of $125,000.00 to $146,150.58. Please send applications by September 1, 2019 to: Ethics.Commission@state.nm.us or, by postal mail, to Karen Armijo, Department of Finance and Administration, Bataan Memorial Building, Room 180, 407 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. The position will remain open until filled. 
 

Assistant Trial Attorney/
Deputy District Attorney

The Office of 11th Judicial District Attorney, Division I, in Farmington, NM is Equal Opportunity Employer and is accepting resumes for positions of Assistant Trial Attorney to Deputy District Attorney. Salary DOE. Please send resume to: Jodie Gabehart - jgabehart@da.state.nm.us
 

Associate Attorney

Stiff, Keith & Garcia is a successful and growing law firm representing national clients, looking for a lawyer to work as an associate in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation. Flexible work environment available. Minimum of 2 years of litigation experience. Strong academic credentials, and research and writing skills are required. We are a congenial and professional firm. Excellent benefits and salary. Great working environment with opportunity for advancement. Send resume to resume01@swcp.com
 

State of New Mexico – 
General Counsel

The State of New Mexico seeks to hire General Counsel for the General Services Department and a Legal Director for the Department of Public Safety. Minimum qualifications include a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law and three years of experience in the practice of law. Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to vanessa.kennedy@state.nm.us

Associate Attorney Las Cruces:

The law office of McGraw & Strickland, LLC, based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is seeking an associate attorney, preferably with 2+ years of experience. We represent plaintiffs for civil rights violations and personal injury claims. Candidates should have excellent brief writing and legal research skills, and be able to work well with others and independently in a fast-paced, professional environment. Bilingual is a plus. Competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and 401K plan. Please email resume, cover letter, writing samples and three references to: reception@lawfirmnm.com
 

Domestic Relations Hearing Officer 
Family Court 

The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for a full-time, term At-Will Domestic Relations Hearing Officer in Family Court (position #33541). This position is under the supervision of the Presiding Family Court Judge. Applicant will be assigned a child support caseload. May also be assigned caseloads to include domestic relations and domestic violence matters consistent with Rule 1-053.2. Qualifications: J.D. from an accredited law school, New Mexico licensed attorney in good standing, minimum of (5) years of experience in the practice of law with at least 20% of practice having been in family law or domestic relations matters, ability to establish effective working relationships with judges, the legal community, and staff; and to communicate complex rules clearly and concisely, respond with tact and courtesy both orally and in writing, extensive knowledge of New Mexico and federal case law, constitution and statutes; court rules, policies and procedures; manual and computer legal research and analysis, a work record of dependability and reliability, attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective organizational skills and the ability to pass a background check. SALARY: $51.44 hourly, plus benefits. Send application or resume supplemental form with proof of education and writing sample to the Second Judicial District Court, Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 488 (400 Lomas Blvd. NW), Albuquerque, NM 87102. Applications without copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected. Application and resume supplemental form may be obtained on the NM Judicial Branch web page at www.nmcourts.gov. CLOSES: August 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EOE. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Human Resource Division of the need for an accommodation.
 

Legal Assistant 

Legal Assistant for litigation defense downtown law firm. Looking for someone with relevant experience, knowledge of e-filing in State and Federal courts, strong organizational skills, cooperative attitude, and attention to detail. Full time, salary DOE, great benefits incl. health, dental & life ins. and 401K match. Please e-mail resume to kayserk@civerolo.com, or mail to Civerolo, Gralow & Hill, PA, PO Box 887, Albuquerque NM 87103.

JLAP Clinician/Project Manager

The State Bar of New Mexico seeks a dynamic full-time Clinician/Project Manager for the New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (NM JLAP). NM JLAP offers confidential professional and peer assistance to help individuals identify and address problems with alcohol and other drugs, depression, and other mental health/emotional disorders, as well as with issues related to cognitive impairment. For full details and instruction on how to apply, visit https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/Careers/JLAP.pdf
 

Entry Level Attorney

Weed Law Firm LLC, located in The Town of Bernalillo, Sandoval County, is seeking to hire an entry level attorney to join our team. We are a high-volume, general practice firm that deals with an extensive variety of legal issues. Providing excellent customer service and resolving legal issues in the most timely and effective manner are our daily goals. This is an excellent opportunity for the individual that seeks to establish themselves with a growing firm that continually fights for justice while upholding their own personal integrity and respect for the law. Please send your resume and a cover letter to weedlawfirmllc@hotmail.com. All information provided is confidential.

Associate Attorney

Boyd, Powers & Williamson’s Hobbs office is seeking a full-time attorney with 5-7 years of experience. Practice areas include personal injury, family law, and criminal law. Please visit our website to learn more about bpwlaw.com and why you would want to join our team. Excellent benefits and competitive salary. Please email a letter of interest, salary requirements and resume to: hfuller@bpwlaw.com 
 

Bilingual Associate Attorney (Uptown Albuquerque)

Rebecca Kitson Law is adding a full time, bilingual associate attorney position. Candidate must have passion and commitment to advocate for immigrants in all areas of relief. We are an inclusive, supportive office culture that welcomes all to apply. Must be fluent in Spanish. Must be willing to travel for Hearings and Interviews, as needed. Law License from any state accepted but New Mexico preferred. Preference will be given to those with 1-2 years of law-related experience. Salary DOE, full benefits and fun perks offered. Please send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to rk@rkitsonlaw.com. You will only be contacted if you are being considered for the position. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
 

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 paul@kienzlelaw.com.
 

Custodian of Public Records 

The University of New Mexico seeks a motivated, detail-oriented person to coordinate and facilitate UNM’s compliance with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). The Custodian serves as the primary contact regarding requests to inspect public records, and oversees and coordinates UNM’s response to such requests in a timely manner. The Custodian is responsible for managing UNM’s online public records portal, communicating with public requesters and UNM personnel, reviewing records to determine whether they are responsive to a particular request, drafting response letters, and working closely with University Counsel when issuing final response letters. The Custodian is responsible for requests involving public records maintained by the Main Campus, the branch campuses, the UNM Health Sciences Center (including the UNM hospitals) and the Office of Medical Investigator. Applicants should be familiar with adhering to statutory deadlines and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The Custodian operates under the direction of UNM’s Chief Legal Counsel and supervises a staff of 1-2 paralegals. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; skilled in interpreting, applying and explaining laws, rules and regulations; ability to use independent judgment and manage confidential information; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. Preferred qualifications: Juris doctorate and at least three years of experience in evaluating and responding to requests for public records; supervisory experience; and experience working with an electronic records management system. To apply please visit our website at http://unmjobs.unm.edu, Req. #9760. Open until filled. UNM is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/and other protected classes. 
 

Senior Trial Attorney Positions Available in the Albuquerque Area

The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is seeking Senior Trial attorneys. Positions available in Sandoval, Valencia, and Cibola Counties, where you will enjoy the convenience of working near a metropolitan area while gaining valuable trial experience in a smaller office, which provides the opportunity to advance more quickly than is afforded in larger offices. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact Krissy Fajardo kfajardo@da.state.nm.us or 505-771-7411 for an application. Apply as soon as possible. These positions will fill up fast!
 

Legal Director

For nearly 20 years Enlace Comunitario has been transforming lives of Latino immigrant victims of domestic violence, their children and their communities in Central NM. We are a passionate, highly motivated group of advocates, counselors, educators, attorneys, public policy experts, and fundraisers, and we’re looking for an exceptional legal director to join our team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will lead and expand EC’s legal program, including developing and litigating family law cases related to the victimization, assisting in the development of a new immigration component and managing the legal department. The Legal Director will be responsible for handling the day-to-day management of legal staff, volunteers, and cooperating attorneys. As a critical member of the organization’s senior management team, the Legal Director will provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy in priority areas such as women’s and immigrants’ rights as well as other areas identified by our team in collaboration with community partners. In addition, the Legal Director works in close coordination with our other teams, as well as our local and national partners to advance our advocacy goals. Must be bilingual (Spanish-English). For a detailed job description, visit our website enlacenm.org. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter to cmedina@enlacenm.org that illustrates your commitment to victims and immigrant rights, a current resume, a legal writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Include “Legal Director Search” in the subject line and specify how you heard about the posting. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Associate Attorney

Small active and productive law firm in Albuquerque is seeking an associate attorney interested in practicing consumer bankruptcy law. This position will provide someone with the opportunity to learn and/or expand his or her knowledge of bankruptcy law and eventually take over the firm. To apply for this opportunity interested candidates should mail their resume to Don Provencio at 1721 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or email it to don.dplawfirm@comcast.net.
 

Assistant District Attorney

The Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office has immediate positions open for new or experienced attorneys, in our Carlsbad and Hobbs offices. Salary will be based upon the New Mexico District Attorney’s Salary Schedule with starting salary range of an Assistant Trial Attorney to a Senior Trial Attorney ($58,000 to $79,679). Please send resume to Dianna Luce, District Attorney, 301 N. Dalmont Street, Hobbs, NM 88240-8335 or e-mail to 5thDA@da.state.nm.us.
 

Senior Trial Attorney/
Deputy District Attorney
Taos County

The Eighth Judicial District attorney’s office is accepting applications for a Senior Trial Attorney/Deputy District Attorney in the Taos office. The Senior Trial Attorney position will handle a combination of misdemeanor and felony level cases, whereas the Deputy District Attorney position will handle primarily felony level cases. Senior Trial and Deputy District Attorney positions are mid-level to advanced level positions of which is a minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of criminal law experience is preferred, respectively. Salary will be based upon experience and the District Attorney Personnel and Compensation Plan. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Suzanne Valerio, District Office Manager, 105 Albright St., Suite L, Taos , New Mexico 87571, or submit electronically to svalerio@da.state.nm.us. Applications will be accepted until and attorney has been hired for the position. 
 

Front Desk/Facilities Assistant

The State Bar of New Mexico seeks a dynamic and energetic full-time Front Desk/Facilities Assistant. For full details and instruction on how to apply, visit https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/Careers/FD.pdf.
 

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