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Positions

Updated 7/6/20

Full-Time and Part-Time Attorneys

Jay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, PC is seeking one full-time and one part-time attorney. If you are looking for more fulfilling legal opportunities, read on. Are you passionate about facilitating life changing positive change for your clients while having the flexibility to enjoy your lifestyle? If you are looking for meaningful professional opportunities that provide a healthy balance between your personal and work life, JGA is a great choice. If you are seeking an attorney position at a firm that is committed to your standard of living, and professional development, JGA can provide excellent upward mobile opportunities commensurate with your hopes and ideals. As we are committed to your health, safety, and security during the current health crisis, our offices are fully integrated with cloud based resources and remote access is available during the current Corona Virus Pandemic. Office space and conference facilities are also available at our Albuquerque and Santa Fe Offices. Our ideal candidate must be able to thrive in dynamic team based environment, be highly organized/reliable, possess good judgement/people/communication skills, and have consistent time management abilities. Compensation DOE. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination against anyone. All replies will be maintained as confidential. Please send cover letter, resume, and a references to: jay@jaygoodman.com. All replies will be kept confidential.
 

Senior Trial Attorney

The 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for an experienced Senior Trial Attorney. This position requires substantial knowledge in the areas of criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure and requires handling complex felony litigation. Six years as a practicing attorney in criminal law with significant trial experience is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resumes to Krissy Fajardo, Program Specialist, P.O. Box 1750, Bernalillo, NM 87004, or via E-Mail to: kfajardo@da.state.nm.us. Deadline for submission of resumes: Open until filled.
 

Associate Attorney

Stiff, Keith & Garcia is a successful and growing law firm representing national clients, looking for an experienced lawyer to work in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation. Flexible work environment available.
We are looking for an attorney who can handle complex litigation with minimal supervision. We are a congenial and professional firm. Excellent benefits and salary. Great working environment with opportunity for advancement. Send resume to resume01@swcp.com

Assistant City Attorney

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney position in the Property and Finance division of the City Attorney’s Office. The position will administer the traffic arraignment program, approximately 20 hours per week, requiring the attorney to review, approve and negotiate agreements concerning traffic law violations. The attorney will also assist in areas of real estate and land use, governmental affairs, regulatory law, procurement, general commercial transaction issues, and civil litigation. The department’s team of attorneys provide legal advice and guidance to City departments and boards, as well as represent the City and City Council on matters before administrative tribunals and in New Mexico State and Federal courts. This is an excellent position for newly licensed attorneys seeking to establish themselves within the legal field of governmental affairs, or for more experienced attorneys desiring to provide public service. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are essential. Applicant must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing or able to attain bar membership within three months of hire. Salary will be based upon experience. Please submit a cover letter, 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 amaragon@cabq.gov.
 

New Mexico Court of Appeals
Law Clerk and Senior Law Clerk in Santa Fe

Newly appointed Court of Appeals Judge Jane Yohalem is seeking a law clerk and senior law clerk. The positions are located in Santa Fe. Court of Appeals law clerks work closely with their judge to write opinions and resolve cases involving all areas of the law. Outstanding legal research and writing skills are necessary. The law clerk position requires one year of experience performing legal research, analysis and writing while employed or as a student and graduation from an ABA accredited law school by the time you begin employment. Current annual salary is $61,247. The senior law clerk position requires four years of experience in the practice of law or as an appellate law clerk and a New Mexico law license. Current annual salary is $69,222. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and law school transcript to: Anna Box, Court Manager, coaamb@nmcourts.gov, 2211 Tucker Avenue, Albuquerque NM, 87106.
 

Attorney – Patient’s Compensation Fund 

Office of Superintendent of Insurance is seeking a Senior Attorney who will provide high level, complex legal advice to the Superintendent of Insurance and the Patient’s Compensation Fund staff. This position requires thorough knowledge of the Medical Malpractice Act and the Ad-ministrative Procedures Act and significant insurance regulatory and litigation experience. Ap-plicant must have at least five (5) years of experience. Medical malpractice law, insurance law, administrative law, and/or civil litigation experience preferred. Salary DOE w/benefits. This position will be based in Albuquerque. For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.share.state.nm.us/psp/hprdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=112193&PostingSeq=1 
 

Attorney

Madison, Mroz, Steinman & Dekleva, P.A., an AV-rated civil litigation firm, seeks an attorney with a minimum of two years’ experience to join our practice. We offer a collegial environment with mentorship and opportunity to grow within the profession. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, along with excellent benefits. All inquiries are kept confidential. Please forward CVs to: Hiring Director, P.O. Box 25467, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
 

8th Judicial District Attorney
Assistant Trial Attorney

The 8th Judicial District Attorney Office is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Trial Attorney. This position provides for the prosecution of criminal and non-criminal cases. Requirement: J.D. degree and current license to practice law in New Mexico. Work performed: Incumbent handles a variety of misdemeanors and lower level felony cases, such as DWIs and bad check cases; does legal research for felony cases for higher level attorneys; assists in trial teams; performs non-prosecution duties as assigned and performs other related job duties. Felony work is performed under supervision. Preferred Qualifications: Legal experience totaling up to at least one (1) year. Salary will be based upon experience and the current District Attorney Personnel and Compen-sation Plan. Please submit resumes/letters of interest to Suzanne Valerio, District Office Manager by mail to 105 Albright Street Suite L, Taos, NM 87571 or by email to svalerio@da.state.nm.us no later than July 30, 2020. 

Associate General Counsel

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, this in-house position provides legal advice and assistance on complex and routine legal matters, primarily related to litigation, but also including matters of health law, involving Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS) and Presbyterian Health Plan. Litigation matters may include Federal and State law. AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. To Apply: www.phs.org/careers (requisition ID 2020-15126)
 

Attorney – Healthcare 

The New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance is seeking a Senior Attorney to adminis-ter and coordinate all legal, policy-related, and legislative objectives of the Superintendent of Insurance on complex matters of health law and health policy. The healthcare attorney will co-ordinate with federal and state regulatory bodies relating to health insurance, and will manage the legal aspects of the Department’s response to all evolving health insurance-related regula-tory issues. The healthcare attorney will also litigate healthcare issues in administrative and judicial tribunals and will participate in healthcare related rule making. Applicant must have at least five (5) years of experience in the practice of law. Health care law, insurance law, admin-istrative law, and/or civil litigation experience preferred. Salary DOE w/benefits. This position will be based in Albuquerque. For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.share.state.nm.us/psc/hprdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=112346&PostingSeq=1
 

Legal Assistant/Paralegal in 
Los Lunas – 3-5 years Experience

Well established Plaintiff personal injury law firm seeks full-time litigation paralegal with three to five years litigation experience in state and federal court. Bilingual English and Spanish a plus. Candidates with prior personal injury experience have preference. Responsibilities include drafting discovery and pleadings, answering discovery, meeting with clients, requesting and reviewing medical records and bills. E-filing in state and federal court, drafting letters, calendaring, answering phone calls, and providing administrative support to lawyer. Must be able to multi-task. Salary is dependent upon experience. Candidates must have an exceptional work ethic, show attention to detail and be self-starters. Send your resume to debbie@davidcchavez.com

Digital Marketing Coordinator

The State Bar of New Mexico seeks outgoing, detail oriented applicants to join our team as a full-time Digital Marketing Coordinator. This position works closely with the staff members of the State Bar and Bar Foundation to communicate its programs and services. The position reports to the Director of Communications and Member Services and works as part of the Communications and Member Services Department and IT staff. The person in this position will perform daily tasks including website maintenance, social media marketing, and email marketing and will oversee programs associated to those tasks. $17-18/hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and an example of a marketing campaign they have created. EOE. For full details and instructions on how to apply visit https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/Careers/DMC2020.pdf

Attorney Position

Small, collegial Santa Fe, New Mexico firm seeks motivated attorney to become part of busy real estate, business and litigation practice. Looking for attorney with 2–7 years’ experience, and strong research, writing and people skills. Excellent opportunity to join a well-established practice as well as to build and develop your own areas of interest. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, references and short writing sample to: Hays & Friedman, P.A., 530-B Harkle Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, or submit information to ameliam@haysfriedmanlaw.com. All inquires will be kept confidential.

Multiple Trial Attorney Positions Available in the Albuquerque Area

The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is seeking entry level as well as experienced 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 Saavedra kfajardo@da.state.nm.us or 505-771-7400 for an application. Apply as soon as possible. These positions will fill up fast!
 

Litigation Attorney

Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C. is looking for an attorney with experience (3-5 years) in civil litigation. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills (written and oral), be a self-starter who takes ownership of executing tasks, has an ability to manage and prioritize assigned case-load and is an effective team player. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, 401k plan, professional development, CLE credits and more. We also offer a defined bonus incentive program. Please submit resume and writing sample to chelsea@roblesrael.com.
 

Litigation Attorney

Cordell & Cordell, P.C., a domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 37 states, is currently seeking an experienced litigation attorney for an immediate opening in its offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, 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 a significant signing bonus, 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 with cover letter indicating which office(s) you are interested in to Hamilton Hinton at hhinton@cordelllaw.com

Associates

Robles Rael & Anaya, P.C. is seeking associates with a minimum of 3 years experience in the area of civil rights and/or local government law. A judicial clerkship will be considered in lieu of experience. Applicant must be motivated and have strong research and writing skills. Associates will have a great opportunity to gain courtroom experience and/or appear before local governing bodies. Competitive salary, benefits, 401k and bonus plan. Inquiries will be kept confidential. Please e-mail a letter of interest and resume to chelsea@roblesrael.com
 

Flex-time Associate Attorney

Davis & Gilchrist, PC, an AV-rated boutique litigation and trial law firm focused on healthcare fraud and abuse, whistleblower, employment, and legal malpractice cases, is seeking a “flex-time” associate attorney to help with brief writing, discovery, depositions, and trials. “Flex time” is a work-life balancing approach to the practice of law where we do not track associate hours, vacation, or sick leave, as long as the work is getting done well and in a timely fashion. We are looking for someone with 1-5 years of litigation experience, solid research and writing skills, ability to go with the flow, and a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will need to be able to tolerate working on interesting and sometimes not-so-interesting cases in a relaxed-yet-uptight working environment. We offer a competitive salary with the potential for performance-based bonuses, health insurance, and a 401K plan. Send resume and writing sample to lawfirm@davisgilchristlaw.com.

Position Announcement
Assistant Federal Public Defender - Albuquerque
2020-06

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, FDNM-HR@fd.org. Reference 2020-06 in the subject. Writing samples will be required only from those selected for interview. Applications must be received by July 24, 2020. 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.

Personal Injury Attorney

Get paid more for your great work. Make a difference in the lives of others. Salary plus incentives paid twice a month. Great benefits. Outstanding office team culture. Learn more at www.HurtCallBert.com/attorneycareers. Or apply by email to Bert@ParnallLaw.com and write “Apples” in the subject line.
 

Paralegal

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is seeking a Paralegal to assist an assigned at-torney or attorneys in performing substantive administrative legal work from time of incep-tion through resolution and perform a variety of paralegal duties, including, but not limited to, performing legal research, managing legal documents, assisting in the preparation of matters for hearing or trial, preparing discovery, drafting pleadings, setting up and main-taining a calendar with deadlines, and other matters as assigned. Excellent organization skills and the ability to multitask are necessary. Must be a team player with the willingness and ability to share responsibilities or work independently. Competitive pay and benefits available on first day of employment. Please apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq

Paralegal

The Los Alamos National Laboratory, Office of General Counsel, is seeking a Paralegal to specialize in the fields of the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy. This position will support supervising attorneys in providing prompt, thorough, and quality responses to Freedom of Information Act requests made to the National Nuclear Security Administration for Laboratory records. The candidate will also support response to privacy issues and assist with compliance with the Laboratory’s privacy requirements. Responsibilities will include: conducting custodian interviews; collecting, compiling and analyzing data and documents; reviewing documents utilizing electronic discovery software and tools; compliance with the Laboratory’s information security requirements; and preparation of clear and concise written work products such as correspondence, instructions, and responses to information requests. Please view the LANL website at https://lanl.jobs for the full advertisement and how to apply: IRC80313.
 

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.
 

Associate Attorney

Atkinson, Baker & Rodriguez, P.C. is an aggressive, successful Albuquerque-based complex civil commercial and tort litigation firm seeking an extremely hardworking and diligent associate attorney with great academic credentials. This is a terrific opportunity for the right lawyer, if you are interested in a long term future with this firm. A new lawyer with up to 3 years of experience is preferred. Send resumes, references, writing samples, and law school transcripts to Atkinson, Baker & Rodriguez, P.C., 201 Third Street NW, Suite 1850, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or e_info@abrfirm.com. Please reference Attorney Recruiting.

Assistant City Attorney

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney to provide legal services to the City’s Department of Municipal Development (“DMD”). The primary area of focus is public works construction law. The work includes, but is not limited to: contract drafting, analysis, and negotiations; regulatory law; procurement; general commercial transaction issues; intergovernmental agreements; dispute resolution; and civil litigation. 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. Please submit resume and writing sample to attention of “Legal Department DMD Assistant City Attorney Application” c/o Angela M. Aragon, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator; P.O. Box 2248, Albuquerque, NM 87103, or amaragon@cabq.gov.

Divorce Attorney

We are happy to announce that we are expanding our divorce and family law practice in Las Cruces. Lead by attorney Amy Bailey, New Mexico Legal Group has become well established within the local Las Cruces legal community and Courts. We are now looking for another highly motivated, entrepreneurial minded, fun, smart, down to earth divorce attorney to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in creating the very culture and financial rewards that you have always wanted in a law firm. We practice at the highest levels in our field, with independence and cutting edge practice and marketing strategies. The firm offers excellent pay (100k+), health, disability, life and vision insurance, an automatic 3% contribution to 401(k) and future profit sharing. This position is best filled by an attorney who wants to help build something extraordinary. This will be a drama free environment filled with other team members who want to experience something other than your run of the mill divorce firm. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to dcrum@newmexicolegalgroup.com. In addition to your professional experience, your letter should talk about who you are as a person and what makes you perfect for this position (this is the most important document you will submit). All inquiries are completely confidential. 

Attorney

Butt Thornton & Baehr PC seeks an attorney with a minimum five years’ experience, at least 3 years’ of which are in civil litigation. Butt Thornton & Baehr PC is in its 61st 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.
 

Contract Civil Legal Attorney

Practice civil and family law with an emphasis on domestic violence orders of protection within the Eight Northern Pueblos. Submit applications to: Desiree Hall/HR Specialist, Desiree@enipc.org, 505-753-6998 (Fax). Or call 505-747-1593 ext. 110 for information. These positions are also posted on indeed.com
 

Marine Corps Judge Advocate (Open to Students and Practicing Attorneys)

The Marine Corps is seeking law students, entry level, and experienced attorneys to serve as Judge Advocates. As a Judge advocate, you will immediately be given the responsibilities of maintaining your own caseloads and advising Marines on legal issues. While most new civilian attorneys must begin with research duty on cases tried by others, Judge Advocates begin by building skills and ac-quiring real legal experience in the courtroom. We provide the opportunity for all qualified applicants to attend 10 weeks of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS) during the summer. Once successfully completed, candidates will be eligible for a commission and position as Judge Advocate. However, our program does not obligate law students to serve in the military unless a commission has been accepted after graduation from OCS. Current law students and those still awaiting bar results may apply. Contact Captain Kathleen McGraw at Kathleen.mcgraw@marines.usmc.mil or 505-452-6195 to ap-ply.
 

8th Judicial District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney

The 8th Judicial District Attorney Office is accepting applications for a full-time Deputy District Attorney. This position provides for the prosecution of criminal and non-criminal cases. The incumbent is contemplated to be a career prosecutor and/or provide management for an office division or bureau. The incumbent can act on behalf of the District Attorney as directed. Requirement: Career prosecutor: Licensed attorney to practice law in New Mexico plus a minimum of six (6) years of relevant prosecution experience. Work performed: Incumbent may prosecute all cases, including high level or high profile cases. Incumbent possesses expertise in one or more areas of criminal prosecution; leads special prosecutions assigned by the District Attorney; supervises or mentors other attorneys and/or staff. Incumbent may alternatively be a division/bureau head in a main or satellite office who handles cases as well as substantial administrative duties and tasks. Can act on behalf of the District Attor-ney as directed. Preferred Qualifications: Career prosecutor: Licensed attorney to practice law in New Mexico, plus eight (8) or more years of relevant prosecution experience. Managing attorney: Licensed attorney to practice law in New Mexico, plus eight (8) or more years of relevant prosecution experience, including three (3) or more years of administra-tive/management experience. Salary will be based upon experience and the current District Attorney Personnel and Compen-sation Plan. Please submit resumes/letters of interest to Suzanne Valerio, District Office Manager by mail to 105 Albright Street Suite L, Taos, NM 87571 or by email to svalerio@da.state.nm.us no later than July 30, 2020. 
 

Billing And Accounts Payable Position

Small practitioner law office is seeking a part-time billing and accounts payable professional to handle all client invoicing and accounting for the firm. Candidates must have experience with e-billing (including using multiple online billing platforms) and know basic accounting functions. Good organizational and analytical skills required, and familiarity with task code billing terms. Experience with QuickBooks and Practice Panther a plus. Applicants may submit their resumes by e-mail at AE@Jalblaw.com
 

Paralegal

The Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson, an AV rated Plaintiff’s firm, is looking for a full-time experienced paralegal. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate with clients, handle a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines and have excellent computer skills and organization skills. This position will be responsible for drafting documents and correspondence, filing pleadings with the Court and calendaring deadlines. Competitive salary with benefits offered. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to erika@eandersonlaw.com.
 

Legal Assistant 

Solo practitioner seeking an experienced, professional, full-time legal assistant. Practice limited to probate litigation, elder law, guardianships, and a few plaintiff’s personal injury cases. The ideal candidate will have experience with MS Office, QuickBooks, Odyssey, and legal billing software. The ideal candidate will possess above-average writing and speaking skills. Duties will include reception, answering multiple telephone lines, scheduling appointments, filing, client billing, bookkeeping, and general office administrative duties. Position offers a very pleasant working environment. Salary $15-$18 hour commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume to nicole@benhancocklaw.com.
 

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