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Positions

Updated 11/23/20

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. This position will be the procurement attorney for the Purchasing Division. Duties include contract review, contract negotiation, proposal evaluation, assisting end users in drafting requests for procurement and requests for bids, responding to procurement protests and litigating any resulting suits. Must be able to provide legal advice and guidance to City departments, boards, and City Council on complex purchasing transactions. Attention to detail, timeliness, strong writing skills, and client counseling skills are essential. Must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing or be able to attain bar membership within three months of hire. 5+ years of practice preferred. Salary will be based upon experience. Please apply on line at www.cabq.gov/jobs and include a resume and writing sample.

Town Attorney

The Town of Silver City, New Mexico is seeking applicants for the position of Town Attorney. The position calls for an attorney with at least five years of experience in government practice. The applicant must demonstrate working knowledge of administrative, criminal and corporate law. The position will involve dealing with legal concerns associated with city planning, personnel and labor management, law enforcement, public works, water and the broad range of legal issues encountered by the several other departments of the Town. The Town Attorney will provide legal support to the Town Council, Town Manager and to the Town staff, and must be familiar with New Mexico law. Applicants must be proficient in drafting ordinances and interpreting existing local, state and federal law as they apply to New Mexico municipalities. The Town Attorney must possess excellent writing and communication skills and will often be called to issue legal opinions and memoranda of interpretation. It is intended that the successful applicant will interact with attorneys from other public entities and must have the ability to work cooperatively. The Town Attorney will also act as legal counsel for the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Town’s various other committees and commissions. The attorney will work closely with Executive Department staff and is expected to be knowledgeable of personnel and union issues. It is the continuing commitment of the Town to be pro-active in educating its officers and staff so as to minimize exposure to litigation and liabilities occasioned by error or misapprehensions. The Town subscribes to the practice of “preventative law” and is seeking an attorney who is amicable to that philosophy with the skill to implement it. The Town Attorney will be an in-house employee, with access to the generous benefits offered by the Town. Salary will be negotiable based upon experience and skills level. Recognizing the importance of growing relationships, the successful applicant will need to be a resident of Grant County within three months of appointment. The position is open for application and will close December 04, 2020. Please direct inquiries to 575-534-6359 or personnelofficer@silvercitynm.gov. For complete copy of job description and instructions on submittal of application, go to www.townofsilvercity.org.
 

Managing Attorney

The Law Offices of the Public Defender has a great opportunity for the right attorney! Are you the one? This person can step immediately into a Managing Attorney position in the Hobbs, New Mexico, LOPD office. In addition to supervising the office, the Managing Attorney will carry a caseload and provide professional level services representing juvenile and adult indigent clients, handle highly complex appeals or serve as lead counsel for serious violent felony or appeals and other highly complex litigation cases. For more information and to apply for this position, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lopdnm.
 

Litigation Attorney

With 53 offices and over 1,600 attorneys, Lewis Brisbois is one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the nation. Our Albuquerque office is seeking associates with a minimum of three years litigation defense experience. Candidates must have credentials from ABA approved law school, be actively licensed by the New Mexico state bar, and have excellent writing skills. Duties include but are not limited to independently managing a litigation caseload from beginning to end, communicating with clients and providing timely reporting, appearing at depositions and various court appearances and working closely with other attorneys and Partners on matters. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and two writing samples to phxrecruiter@lewisbrisbois.com and indicate “New Mexico Litigation Attorney Position”. All resumes will remain confidential.
 

Assistant City Attorney

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney for the Municipal Affairs Division. This attorney will serve as general counsel to the City’s Environmental Health Department (“EHD”) regarding Air Quality issues throughout Bernalillo County including at federal and state facilities. This attorney will provide a broad range of legal services to EHD including, but not limited to, administrative enforcement actions, litigation and appeals, stationary source permits and "fugitive dust" permits, air quality monitoring and quality assurance, guidance regarding EPA grants, control strategies, work with EHD teams to develop new or amended regulations to be proposed to the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (“Air Board”), attend and represent EHD staff at rulemaking and adjudicatory hearings, review and draft intergovernmental agreements regarding air quality issues, review and draft legislation regarding air quality Attention to detail and strong writing skills are essential. Preferences include: Five (5)+ years’ experience in Environmental or Air Quality law and a scientific or technical background. Candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing, or be able to become licensed in New Mexico within 3 months of hire. Salary will be based upon experience. Please apply on line at www.cabq.gov/jobs and include a resume and writing sample with your application. 

Assistant City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney position available with the City of Albuquerque with a main focus on assisting the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department in achieving operational compliance with the Court Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA). The attorney will provide oral and written legal advice, recommendations, and opinions to a variety of levels of Department personnel and City staff on matters regarding the operations and performance of APD. The attorney will regularly interact with and attend meetings with: the parties and monitor; the Civilian Police Oversight Agency and its Board; community policing councils; amici; other stakeholders and members of the community. Applicant must be admitted to the practice of law in New Mexico and be an active member of the Bar in good standing. Preferred qualifications include: knowledge of state and federal laws regarding constitutional policing and police practices; experience in the practice of local or state government; strong organization skills; strong legal research and writing skills; experience in project development and management; experience in business letter writing; and supervisory experience. Experience in report and proposal preparations, developing curricula, and application of adult educational principles is a plus. Salary will be based upon experience and the City of Albuquerque Attorney's Personnel and Compensation Plan with a City of Albuquerque Benefits package. Please apply on line at www.cabq.gov/jobs 

Bilingual Associate Attorney

Bilingual Immigration Associate Attorney. Noble & Vrapi, P.A. is hiring for a full time bilingual (English-Spanish) associate attorney to work in our Santa Fe office in matters of family immigration and humanitarian visas. This position requires someone who cares for the community we serve, has good attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills. The associate will handle family visas, humanitarian visas, and removal defense caseload with efficiency and quality in a team composed of other attorneys and paralegals. No prior immigration experience required. New graduates are welcome to apply. Must be licensed in any jurisdiction in the United States. Will consider recent graduates who have not yet taken the bar exam. Our philosophy is to hire the best people and pay at the top of the market, including a full benefits package. To apply, email resume to careers@noblevrapi.com.  
 

Assistant District Attorney

The Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office has immediate positions open for new or experienced attorneys, in our Hobbs and Roswell 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.
 

Lawyer Position

Guebert Gentile & Piazza P.C. seeks an attorney with up to five years’ experience and the desire to work in tort and insurance litigation. If interested, please send resume and recent writing sample to: Hiring Partner, Guebert Bruckner Gentile P.C., P.O. Box 93880, Albuquerque, NM 87199-3880, advice1@guebertlaw.com. All replies are kept confidential. No telephone calls please.
 

Commercial Liability Defense, Coverage Litigation Attorney P/T maybe F/T”

Our well-established, regional, law practice seeks a contract or possibly full time attorney with considerable litigation experience, including familiarity with details of pleading, motion practice, and of course legal research and writing. We work in the are of insurance law, defense of tort claims, regulatory matters, and business and corporate support. A successful candidate will have excellent academics and five or more years of experience in these or highly similar areas of practice. Intimate familiarity with state and federal rule of civil procedure. Admission to the NM bar a must; admission to CO, UT, WY a plus. Apply with a resume, salary history, and five-page legal writing sample. Work may be part time 20+ hours per week moving to full time with firm benefits as case load develops. We are open to “of counsel” relationships with independent solo practitioners. We are open to attorneys working from our offices in Durango, CO, or in ABQ or SAF or nearby. Compensation for billable hours at hourly rate to be agreed, generally in the range of $45 - $65 per hour. Attorneys with significant seniority and experience may earn more. F/T accrues benefits. Apply with resume, 5-10p legal writing example to revans@evanslawfirm.com with “NM Attorney applicant” in the subject line.

Deputy Director of Policy

The City Attorney’s Office seeks an individual to work on the evaluation, development and execution of the City’s public policy initiatives. The work requires strong writing, analytical and advocacy skills. The successful applicant will work closely with constituents and community agencies with a broad range of interests and positions to shape priorities to positively impact the residents of Albuquerque. The position serves as a liaison to our external partners (which may include governments and nonprofit organizations) and ensures that our advocacy outcomes are effectively identified and achieved. This person will track project status, timelines, deliverables, and project requirements. This role is heavily involved in outreach and works closely with the Chief Administrative Officer and City Attorney to ensure the City continues to address the needs and priorities of Albuquerque communities on an on-going basis. Requirements: Experience with underserved or vulnerable populations; Master’s Degree in related field or Juris Doctor. Juris Doctor strongly preferred. If attorney, must be licensed in New Mexico within six months of hire; In-depth understanding of city, state, and federal legislative and budget processes and grant application, administration, and compliance; Strong commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research. Salary DOE. Please apply on line at the City of Albuquerque’s website www.cabq.gov/jobs
 

Multiple Positions

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 Fajardo kfajardo@da.state.nm.us or 505-771-7400 for an application. Apply as soon as possible. These positions will fill up fast!
 

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.
 

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

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department seeks general counsel

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) is looking to fill the position of General Counsel. This position reports to the Cabinet Secretary of EMNRD and supervises and manages the legal personnel and activities across all EMNRD divisions. The General Counsel is a member of the agency’s senior staff, regularly coordinating with others in the Office of the Secretary, EMNRD division directors, and legal counsel in other state agencies. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department strives to become a national model for an energy and natural resources agency with deep policy expertise, transparent processes, and a cohesive mission that balances conservation and development. EMNRD contains six divisions: Energy Conservation and Management, Forestry, State Parks, Oil Conservation, Mining and Minerals, and Administrative Services. The ideal candidate has a J.D. degree, legal experience related to natural resources and administrative law, ability to collaborate and manage a team efficiently, a demonstrated ability to review and revise legislation and amendments, and is an active member of the New Mexico bar. The full job description can be found here. To apply, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter that highlights interest in the position and addresses in detail how they meet the qualifications. Applicants must also submit a short (no more than 10 pages) writing sample that includes legal analysis, which should be exclusively the applicant’s work. Additionally, applicants must provide at least three references with contact information. Please submit complete applications via email to Lois C. Pedro at loisc.pedro@state.nm.us. Please clearly identify in the subject line the position to which you are applying. 
 

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, performing legal research, managing legal documents, assisting in the preparation of matters for hearing or trial, preparing discovery, drafting pleadings, setting up and maintaining 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. Starting salary is $20.69 per hour during an initial, proscribed probationary period. Upon successful completion of the proscribed probationary period, the salary will increase to $21.71 per hour. Competitive benefits provided and available on first day of employment. Please apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant with minimum of 3- 5 years’ experience, including current working knowledge of State and Federal District Court rules and filing procedures, trial preparation, document and case management, calendaring, online research, is technologically adept and familiar with use of electronic databases and legal-use software. Seeking organized and detail-oriented professional with excellent computer and word processing skills for established commercial civil litigation firm. Email resumes to e_info@abrfirm.com or Fax to 505-764-8374.

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 Greg@ParnallLaw.com and Bert@ParnallLaw.com . Write “Apples” in the subject line.
 

Attorney

Jarmie & Rogers, P.C., is hiring an attorney with 2+ years of civil litigation experience to work with us in our busy practice. The position requires strong oral advocacy abilities, including the ability to argue complex motions in state and federal court. Experience taking and defending depositions is preferred, as is experience in employment litigation. Candidates located in either Albuquerque or Las Cruces will be considered. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with significant potential for professional growth. For more information about our firm, please visit our website, www.jarmielaw.com. Please submit resumes to ereeves@jarmielaw.com

Litigation Associate

Mann Morrow, PLLC, a growing litigation firm with offices in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX, seeks a litigation associate attorney to join our Las Cruces team. The ideal candidate will have up to five years experience, and be a team player with excellent communication (written and oral) and legal research skills, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance and 401K. License to practice law in New Mexico required. Please send letter of interest, resume, references and writing sample to christina.munoz@mannmorrow.com. All responses are confidential.
 

Chief Deputy District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney
Senior Trial Attorney

The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Las Cruces is looking for: Chief Deputy District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney, Senior Trial Attorney. Trial Attorney (This is a grant funded position through HIDTA and the position is contingent on continued funds from the grantor). Please see the full position descriptions on our website http://donaanacountyda.com/. Interviews will be conducted by the District Attorney Incumbent for 2021.
Submit Resume to Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator at wsafranek@da.state.nm.us.
 

Trial Attorneys

The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is seeking entry level and experienced trial attorneys for our Clovis office. Come join an office that is offering immediate jury trial experience, during the COVID-19 crisis, in a jury trial test jurisdiction. In addition, we offer in depth mentoring and an excellent work environment. Salary commensurate with experience starting at $54,308/yr. Send resume and references to Steve North, snorth@da.state.nm.us.
 

Attorneys – 3 – 5 Years Licensed

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle PC is a law firm devoted to serving public education. Since 1983, we have worked in partnership with leaders in public education, and we strive to make a difference in the boardroom, the courtroom, and most importantly, the classroom. Our Albuquerque office is currently seeking an attorney(s) licensed 3 – 5 years in New Mexico to help us continue our work. The position involves the representation of public school districts and other educational institutions and governmental entities in the areas of facilities and business transactions, real estate, and employment, including civil litigation in these areas. Attention to detail and excellent research and writing skills are required. Public speaking experience, strong interpersonal skills, litigation experience, and experience with school districts or other governmental entities is preferred. In addition to fulltime positions, the firm will consider candidates seeking contract or short term assignments with the possibility of developing into a full time position. Please send resume and writing sample to jobs@wabsa.com. Because we sometimes have openings in multiple offices, please indicate the city in the subject line of your email.
 

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. Three (3)+ years’ experience is preferred, with additional preference for civil defense litigation experience, and must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing. Salary will be based upon experience. Please apply on line at www.cabq.gov/jobs

Workers’ Compensation Chief General Counsel (Exempt position) 

The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is seeking to fill its Chief General Counsel position. The Chief General Counsel represents WCA in all legal matters and manages the Office of General Counsel. The position also supervises the Bureau Chiefs of the Enforcement and Compliance bureaus and the Uninsured Employers Fund. Duties include but are not limited to: providing advanced legal counsel to the agency Director and executive staff. The position requires a broad range of legal experience including administrative law, legislative process, New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), labor and employment law, procurement, contracts and Workers’ Compensation law. The position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Current New Mexico licensure is required. Please send resume and cover letter to WCA Deputy Director of Support Services, Leigh Martinez at Leigh.Martinez@state.nm.us

Associate Attorney 

Hatcher Law Group, P.A. seeks an associate attorney preferably with three or more years of legal experience for our downtown Santa Fe office. We are looking for an individual motivated to excel at the practice of law in a litigation-focused practice. Hatcher Law Group defends individuals, state and local governments and institutional clients in the areas of insurance defense, coverage, workers compensation, employment and civil rights. We offer a great work environment, competitive salary and opportunities for future growth. Send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample via email to juliez@hatcherlawgroupnm.com.
 

Attorney

RMH Lawyers, PA seeks an associate attorney to join our firm, focusing on business advice and transactions, commercial litigation, and employment law. Although we would welcome a candidate with experience in these areas, we will also consider recent law school graduates who are motivated and sincerely interested in learning to practice business law. We are a Martindale AV-rated firm, and we provide sophisticated services to a long-term client base. Our preferred candidate will have excellent academic credentials, strong research and writing skills, and an enthusiastic attitude. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a collegial work environment. Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to offmgr@rmhlawyers.com . All inquiries will be held in strictest confidence. 
 

Legal Assistant

Plaintiff’s PI firm seeking FT legal assistant with experience in e-filing (State and Federal); transcribing dictation; organization of medical records & bills; calendaring; and excellent computer skills.  Salary DOE; health insurance and other benefits. Please send resume to ncwagner@duhigglaw.com.  Please include “Legal Assistant” in the subject line.
 

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