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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 Saavedra, Program Specialist, P.O. Box 1750, Bernalillo, NM 87004, or via E-Mail to: Deadline for submission of resumes:  Open until filled.
Custodian of Public Records
The University of New Mexico is seeking a detail oriented person with at least five years of experience responding to requests for public records to be the Custodian of Public Records.  A J.D. is preferred, but sufficient experience directly related to the minimum job qualifications may substitute for a J.D.  The Custodian reports to the Chief Legal Counsel and is responsible for responding to requests for public records.  This includes managing the process whereby records are sought from UNM departments, reviewed in accordance with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and made available to requesting parties within the statutory deadlines.  Prior experience with IPRA or a similar public records law is preferred.  Primary responsibilities are focused on delivering timely, accurate responses to public record requests, working with various constituencies to collect information and help departments and divisions understand and comply with their responsibilities under IPRA and related UNM policies and procedures.  The Custodian will supervise two paralegals.  The successful candidate will collaborate directly with senior and mid-level leadership on the development of strategies to facilitate data collection and provide responses that are in compliance with all applicable laws.  The Custodian will also manage the online public records portal and will work closely with attorneys in the Office of University Counsel in drafting response letters. Best consideration date is 1/31/2019, however position will remain open until filled. For more information regarding minimum requirements and instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at, call 505-277-7629, or visit the UNM HR Service Center at 1700 Lomas NE, Suite 1400, Albuquerque, NM 87131.  Reference Req. 7194 UNM is an equal opportunity employer.  EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/and other protected classes. 
Personal Injury Associate
Caruso Law Offices, an ABQ plaintiff personal injury/wrongful death law firm has an immediate opening for associate with 2+ yrs. litigation experience. Must have excellent communication, organizational, and client services skills. Good pay, benefits and profit sharing. Send confidential response to Mark Caruso, 4302 Carlisle NE, ABQ NM 87107.
Commercial Liability Defense, Coverage Litigation Attorney P/T, Location Flexible
Our well-established, regional law practice seeks a contract attorney with considerable commercial litigation experience, including familiarity with details of pleading, motion practice, insurance policy construction, client reporting and brief writing.  We work in the areas of insurance law, defense of tort claims, regulatory matters, and business and corporate support. A successful candidate will have NM bar admission, excellent academics and five or more years of experience in these or highly similar areas of practice.  Work may be part time 20+ hours per week moving to full time with firm benefits as case load develops.  Compensation for billable hours at hourly rate to be agreed, generally in the range of $35 - $60 per hour.  Apply with resume, 5-10p legal writing example to with "NM Attorney applicant" in the subject line."
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,

Personal Injury Attorney
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.

Paralegal Wanted
Albuquerque Law Firm seeking a full time paralegal, with a minimum of 5 years of experience.  Experience is preferred in general civil practice, including medical malpractice defense, personal injury and civil rights.  Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, be able to draft and answer discovery and the ability to work independently. A paralegal certificate or degree is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. All inquiries will be kept confidential.  Submit resume to:
Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM), a statewide non-profit agency promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, seeks full time Attorney to represent agency clients in informal, administrative and legal proceedings; comment on proposed regulations and legislation; provide technical assistance; and participate in policy advocacy.  Please have excellent research and writing skills, demonstrated competence in a range of legal practice skills including litigation, and any combination of advanced education, professional experience or volunteer activities relevant to disability issues.  Must be licensed in NM, or eligible for legal services or reciprocity license.  Persons with disabilities & minorities strongly encouraged to apply.  Bilingual a plus.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Send letter of interest addressing above qualifications, resume, and three references to DRNM, 3916 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, or by email to by February 15.  AA/EEO
Positions Available at New Mexico Legal Aid 

Executive Director to lead New Mexico’s largest civil legal services program in the provision of civil legal assistance to low income people throughout the state.  In a state where almost half a million people live below the poverty line, New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) strives to maintain a high level of service to secure family safety and economic security for its clients. 

Pro Bono Coordinator for NMLA’s Volunteer Attorney Program to coordinate pro bono activities throughout the state by working with the State Bar, Access to Justice Commission, pro bono committees and local courts. 

Staff Attorney for the Low Income Tax Clinic to assist clients with state and federal tax controversies, and to conduct outreach activities and education. 

Staff Attorney and Paralegal to assist victims of crime with protection orders and related matters.  Position is located in southern New Mexico. 

Staff Attorney for the Las Cruces office to provide civil legal assistance to the low income population. 
Divorce Paralegal – Incredible Opportunity w/ New Mexico Legal Group
New Mexico Legal Group, a cutting edge divorce and family law practice is looking for one more paralegal to join our team.
Why is this an incredible opportunity? You will be involved in building the very culture and policies that you want to work under. We are offer great pay, health insurance, automatic 3% to your 401(k), vacation and generous PTO. And we deliver the highest quality representation to our clients. But most importantly, we have FUN! Obviously (we hope it’s obvious), we are looking for candidates with significant substantive experience in divorce and family law. People who like drama free environments, who communicate well with clients, and who actually enjoy this type of work will move directly to the front of the line. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are perfect for this position to The cover letter is the most important thing you will send, so be creative and let us know who you really are. We look forward to hearing from you!
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. 
In-House Legal Counsel
The Legal Counsel at Meow Wolf, Inc, will provide legal advice and services to support all company operations and new ventures. Specifically, this professional will help the company to grow its operations and expand all entertainment platforms from development to production to exploitation and distribution. This includes but is not limited to advice and counsel related to negotiating and structuring both financing and intellectual property agreements. In addition, this individual will troubleshoot human resource issues, labor relations, and local government affairs as necessary.

We are looking for a professional with multidisciplinary experience who has a deep understanding of the entertainment industry with the ability to navigate complex legal and business issues while advancing the unique culture and goals of Meow Wolf, Inc.

Specifically, our general counsel will:
Offer legal and strategic advice as requested in all areas of the company
Manage company risk
Oversee and manage all contracted external counsel
Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of decisions and courses of action by senior management as requested
Serve as a resource for messaging and transparency in times of crisis management at all levels of the company
Meow Wolf, Inc. is growing rapidly. This position requires an extremely capable and fast-paced individual who can not only maintain the current culture and processes but help us to manage our operations and swift growth. The right candidate loves providing legal advice and counsel related to organizational growth, intellectual property, and enjoys a challenge.
Job Requirements
In house counsel experience at a start-up or public/private industry company or significant professional experience practicing Entertainment law
Overall broad legal knowledge of corporations, intellectual property, labor law, and administrative law
Ability to develop a legal strategy and objectives
High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
Excellent judgement and analytical skills
Ability to anticipate legal issues and risks
Preferably licensed in NM, CO, CA, NV, IL, TX, DE and/or NY
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 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
Assistant District Attorney
The Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office has immediate positions open to a new or experienced attorney’s.  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

Second Judicial District Court
Contract Attorney
Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Project
The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for Contract Attorney for the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Project (“RMFSF”). RMFSF will operate under the direction of the Chief Judge and the Presiding Civil Judge. Attorney will conduct settlement facilitation conferences in residential foreclosures pending before the court between lenders and borrowers. Attorney is independent and impartial and shall be governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct, Mediation Procedures Act, NMSA 1978, § 44-7B-1 to 44-7B-6, and Mediation Ethics and Standards of Practice. Attorney will be responsible for memorializing settlement agreements and meeting with the designated supervising judge to receive case assignments and discuss RMFSF progress. Attorney agrees to twenty hours of work per week, which is anticipated to be a minimum of eleven settlement conferences per month, subject to adjustment for complex case assignments, maintain records for payment and reporting and statistical purposes as defined by the Court. Attorney will coordinate with assigned Court staff who provide administrative support to RMFSF. Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico; must have experience in settlement facilitation. Experience with residential mortgage foreclosure matters and loss mitigation is a plus. Compensation will be at a rate of $50.00 per hour, inclusive of gross receipts tax. Send letter of interest, resume, proof of education and writing sample to the Second Judicial District Court, Court Administration, P.O. Box 488 (400 Lomas Blvd. NW), Albuquerque, NM, 87102. Letters of interest without required material will be rejected. Letters must be received by court administration no later than 5:00 P.M. Friday, March 08, 2019. More information about the contract can be found on the SJDC’s website:

Attorney-Associate and Attorney-Senior Positions
The Supreme Court is accepting applications for attorney-associate and attorney-senior positions within the Court’s office of legal counsel. The target annual salary for these at-will positions ranges from $73,133 to $98,759, depending on position, qualifications, and experience.  These positions support the Supreme Court’s adjudicative and rulemaking functions and may include supervisory duties.  

For a detailed description of the job qualifications, duties, and application requirements, please visit the Employment Opportunities webpage on the New Mexico Supreme Court website at
Full-Time Attorney 
The Twelfth Judicial District Court in Alamogordo, NM is seeking a full-time, Attorney - Associate (At-Will) or Attorney - Senior (At-Will), dependent upon qualifications. Candidate must be a graduate of law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; and possess and maintain a license to practice in the State of New Mexico. Attorney - Associate must have three (3) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk; the salary range is $28.128 - $35.160 per hour ($58,506 - $73,133 per year). Attorney - Senior must have five (5) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or law clerk, with one year as a supervisor; the salary range is $30.387 - $ 37.984 per hour ($63,206 - $79,007 per year). Please visit the Careers section at for the complete job announcement and information on how to apply, or contact Rosie at (575) 812-5082, or   This position closes Monday, February 4, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.  EOE
Law Clerk At-Will position in Chief Justice’s Chamber 
The NM Supreme Court is recruiting for a full-time, Law Clerk At-Will position in Chief Justice’s chambers. Position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general supervision, work with Chief Justice on assigned cases, perform legal research, analysis, writing and editing. Salary: $45,500-$71,095.
To apply, go to:
Family Law Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Jill V. Johnson Vigil LLC., a Las Cruces based family law  practice, is seeking to add an attorney to our team.  Preferably applicants should have 2-3 years experience in family law. All applicants should be highly motivated, able to multi-task and manage a full caseload.  The Law Office of Jill V. Johnson Vigil LLC. offers a comfortable and friendly work environment with benefits and competitive salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience.   Applicants must be in good standing with NM Bar and willing to relocate to Las Cruces.  Spanish speaking is preferred, but not required. If you are ready for the next step in your career, please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references via email to before January 31, 2019. Please visit us online at
Assistant City Attorney – Alamogordo
The City of Alamogordo is a community of nearly 33,000 residents, nestled in the Tularosa Basin with the Sacramento Mountain Range overlooking from the east. We are currently seeking an Assistant City Attorney to join our team. This position shall be engaged in the practice of law and is responsible for prosecuting violations of City ordinances. Visit for more information and to submit an application. $58,212-$75,000 annually DOQ. Closing date is February 15, 2019. Questions? Call 575.439.4399. City of Alamogordo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Child Support Attorney
Interested in working in a fast-paced attorney position that positively impacts NM families?  The NM Human Services Department, Child Support Enforcement Division is accepting applications for Attorney positions in Las Vegas (Pos#49402), Santa Fe (Pos#22686) and Las Cruces (Pos#35693).  Positions require a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, current licensure and 3 years of legal experience. To apply: access the NM State Personnel Office (SPO) home page, and Click on “View Job Opportunities & Apply.”  The State of NM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  For further information on how to apply, contact Theresa Diaz, 505-476-6218.

Civil Legal Attorney (Contract)
POSITION: Civil Legal Attorney (Contract); PROGRAM: Peacekeepers, Espanola NM; STATUS: Contract/ Part Time; RATE OF PAY: DOE; EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate; EXPERIENCE: Ten years’ experience in family law. PREFERRED CERTIFICATES: none. 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;; 505-753-6998 (Fax); Or call 505-747-1593 ext. 110 for information

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! 

Associate Attorney 
Scott & Kienzle, P.A. is hiring an Associate Attorney (0 to 10 years experience).  Associate Attorney will practice in the areas of 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 if interested to

Litigation Assistant/ Paralegal
The Spence Law Firm NM, LLC is adding to our core trial team in our Albuquerque office.  Want to help people and do something important?  Considering law school; or, interested in joining a team that fights for people?  Let’s talk.  The job:  work closely with one or two attorneys in all aspects of litigation.  Must be good with people; read, write, think critically.  Self-starter.  Calm under pressure, Tech-savvy, organized and attention to detail.  Manage large digital files, multiple projects.  Part paralegal, investigator, concierge, librarian, counselor, more.  Litigation exp. helps.  Good soul, confidence, sharp mind, good attitude req.  Comp. salary, strong benefits, amazing experience.  Bi-lingual preferred.  Interested?  Email letter of interest, resume to:
Legal Assistant 
Small defense firm in search of a self-motivated legal assistant. Applicants must be proficient in using all Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Exchange. Experience in general civil litigation is preferred but not required.  Priority will be given to applicants with excellent proven computer skills. Competitive pay and benefits. Please fax resumes to (505) 842-5713, attention Hiring Division.
WANTED: Experience paralegal 
WANTED: Experience paralegal  with working knowledge of Personal Injury litigation  either side. Office in the far NE heights. Send your resume to or call at 293-8888.
Law Clerk
The NM Supreme Court is recruiting for a full-time, Law Clerk At-Will position in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general supervision, work with justices on assigned cases, perform legal research, analysis, writing and editing. Salary: $45,500-$71,095.
To apply, please go to:

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