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Positions

Updated 3/23/20

New Mexico Court of Appeals 
Full-Term and Interim Law Clerk Positions

The N.M. Court of Appeals is hiring for interim (through Aug. 2020) and full-term law clerk positions to begin immediately. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with an appellate judge to draft opinions and resolve cases involving all areas of the law. You must have outstanding legal research and writing skills and be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. One year of experience performing legal research, analysis and writing, while employed or as a student, is required. Salary range is $61,247 to $69,222 per year, commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and writing sample to: AOC, Attn: Ellen Skaggs, aocevs@nmcourts.gov, 237 Don Gaspar, Room 25, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for a full-term position, an interim position, or both.
 

Staff Attorney – 
Wenatchee, Washington

Northwest Justice Project, Washington State’s largest provider of Legal Services seeks a Staff Attorney in our Wenatchee, Washington office. The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission of combating injustice, strengthening communities and protecting human dignity through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Wenatchee office serving Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Adams counties, in North Central Washington. This is a full-time position. Please go to this link for more information and instructions on how to apply: https://nwjustice.org/node/1333
 

Associate Attorney

Chapman and Priest, P.C. seeks two associate attorney to assist with increasing litigation case load. Candidates should have 2-10 years civil defense litigation experience, good research and writing skills, as well as excellent oral speaking ability. Candidate must be self-starter and have excellent organizational and time management skills. Trial experience a plus. Please send resume, references, writing sample and salary requirements to Tonnie@cplawnm.com.
 

Attorneys

Attorneys needed FT for law firm representing numerous large, nationwide banking/servicing clients in full range of creditor’s rights. We now serve clients in 9 states and tribal lands across the US. All experience in the legal field will be considered. Ability to multi task in high volume, fast paced electronic environment essential. Excellent benefits and salary. Current NM license in good standing required. Licensure in additional states is a plus, but not required. If you are interested in being a part of a very experienced and reputable team of attorneys at Rose L. Brand & Associates, P.C. please submit in confidence cover letter, resume, and current salary requirements.
 

Attorneys

The Institute of Public Law at UNM School of Law seeks two full-time entry level Attorneys, one for the NM Judicial Education Center (JEC) and one for the Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice (CWC)). JEC provides education and resources for all judges and personnel in New Mexico’s state, county and municipal courts; CWC provides education, resources, and technical assistance to the judges, attorneys and other child welfare and juvenile justice professionals and volunteers who work in Children’s Court. Both attorneys will work on a variety of entry level tasks related to developing in-person and online law-focused and judicial education programs, and entry level legal research and writing for print and online resources. Applicants should have 0-3 years of experience working as a licensed attorney. For best consideration, apply by 03/31/20. For more details and to apply, go to https://unmjobs.unm.edu. Candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Trial Attorney

The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Las Cruces is looking for: Trial Attorney - (This is a grant funded position through HIDTA and the position is contingent on continued funds from the grantor). Requirements: Licensed attorney in New Mexico, plus a minimum of two (2) years as a practicing attorney, or one (1) year as a prosecuting attorney. Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years as a prosecuting attorney. Salary Range: $60,008.00-$74,994.40. Salary will be based upon experience and the District Attorney’s Personnel and Compensation Plan. Submit Resume to Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator at wsafranek@da.state.nm.us. Further description of this position is listed on our website http://donaanacountyda.com/
 

Assistant Attorneys General 
I, II, and III

The Office of the New Mexico Attorney General is currently recruiting for Assistant Attorneys General I, II, and III positions in our Consumer and Environmental Protection and Litigation Divisions of Civil Affairs and in our Medicaid Fraud Control and Special Prosecutions Divisions of Criminal Affairs. The job postings and further details are available at www.nmag.gov/human-resources.aspx.

Attorney Associate

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court is accepting applications for a full-time At-Will Associate Attorney position in the Self-Help Center and Mediation Office.  Education/Experience:  Must be a graduate of a law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the state of New Mexico; and have at least three years’ experience in the practice of law.  Salary $28.691-$35.863 hourly DOE plus State of NM benefits package. Please go to https://metro.nmcourts.gov for a complete job description, or one may be obtained at the Human Resource office of the Metropolitan Court.  Apply at or send application/resume with a legal writing sample (5-page minimum/10-page maximum) to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, H. R. Division, P.O. Box 133, Albuquerque, NM 87103/ or by Fax (505) 222-4823.  Applications/Resume must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020.
 

Prosecutor

Pueblo of Zia Police Department is looking for a part-time Prosecutor. POSITION SUMMARY: The Prosecutor will assist the Pueblo of Zia Police Department and Tribal Officials in enforcing the laws, ordinances and codes of the Pueblo. The Prosecutor will represent the Pueblo during criminal prosecutions in the Pueblo of Zia Tribal Court. The Prosecutor will conduct investigations, research and review cases filed in Tribal Court. The Prosecutor will contact the Police and/or Tribal Officials, as well as any witnesses, victims, and alleged perpetrators to gather evidence which could be used to build a case.  Other duties may include law enforcement advisement and Indian Child Welfare Act cases. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico; Must be in good standing in all jurisdictions the attorney is a member of the Bar; Must be dependable, trustworthy, maintain confidentiality, and be able to work flexible hours when necessary; Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school; Must have prosecution and/or trial experience Must possess and maintain a valid NM Driver’s License Must pass a driver’s license, background, fingerprinting (sensitive positions) and drug screen; Must maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethical standards. Interested applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents, and application to the Administrative Services Department. For more information please contact: Phone: 505.867.3304 x249; Fax: 505.867.3308; Email: hr@ziapueblo.org
 

Member Services Coordinator

The State Bar of New Mexico seeks outgoing, detail oriented applicants to join our team as a full-time Member Services Coordinator. The position will serve as a key staff liaison for our practice sections, committees, and divisions and provide administrative assistance in addition to attending meetings. The position will be responsible for website maintenance, sending eblasts, and assisting members with inquiries. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills; have highly developed organizational skills; proficiency with Outlook and word processing; abilities to prioritize and multitask; and proven experience with learning new programs and skills. Experience with email marketing, event coordination, and website maintenance a plus. $16/hour, depending on experience and qualifications. EOE. For full details and instructions on how to apply visit https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/Careers/MSC2020.pdf or nmbar.org/CareerCenter

Litigation Secretary

Lewis Brisbois a national firm with 52 offices is seeking two strong litigation secretaries to join our Albuquerque office. Qualified candidates will meet these requirements, thorough knowledge of legal terminology, State and Federal court procedures; Advanced experience in E-Filing with both State and Federal Courts; Calendaring; Ability to manage and maintain high volume of work flow; 5+ years of litigation experience, including trial preparation; Skills will include strong law and motion background. Must be organized, reliable, and attention to detail is a must; Excellent communication and organizational skills. Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail to PHXrecruiter@lewisbrisbois.com.
 

New Mexico Public Education Department – Attorney Positions

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is seeking attorneys for its Office of General Counsel. 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. 
 

Assistant District Attorney

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

Associate Attorney

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

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.
 

Associate Attorney

Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A., a law firm in Rio Rancho, NM, seeks an associate attorney.  The firm’s primary areas of practice include real property; corporate/business law; probate, trust & estate planning; and civil litigation. Two years of experience in litigation is preferred.  Please submit a resume and writing sample via email to lw@lsplegal.com.  All replies kept confidential.  
 

Attorney

Conklin, Woodcock & Ziegler, P.C. is seeking a full-time experienced attorney with at least two years experience for an associate position with prospects of becoming a shareholder. We are a well-respected seven-attorney civil defense firm that practices in among other areas: labor and employment, construction, personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, civil rights, professional liability, insurance defense and insurance coverage. We are looking for a team player with litigation experience, a solid work record, and a strong work ethic. Our firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Excellent pay and benefits. All replies will be kept confidential. Interested individuals should e-mail a letter of interest and resumes to: jobs@conklinfirm.com.

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!
 

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.

LREP Staff Attorney

The New Mexico State Bar Foundation seeks a helpline staff attorney for the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP). This position is for 30-40 hours per week. It includes an excellent benefits package and competitive salary for legal work in the non-profit sector. Duties include providing legal advice and brief legal services to New Mexican Seniors, along with advocating on senior legal issues and collaborating with other legal services providers. Additionally, the attorney will conduct legal workshops and clinics throughout New Mexico (travel and some overnight stays required). The successful applicant must be able to work as part of a busy team in a fast-paced environment and will have a deep interest in elder law and issues affecting the senior community. Excellent customer service and computer skills are required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in working as a helpline attorney. EOE. For full details and instructions on how to apply visit https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/Careers/LREP2020.pdf
 

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.
 

Administrative Assistant/Paralegal

Small AV rated law firm specializing in commercial transactions and litigation is looking for an experienced and motivated administrative assistant/paralegal. Competitive salary and benefits negotiable. Good work environment. Located in the Journal Center area. Please send resumes to gwennb@chappellfirm.com

NMPED Paralegal Position

PARALEGAL - The Public Education Department is looking for a team player with strong writing and interpersonal skills, great attention to detail and follow-through, and an interest in public service. To apply, please fill out an application at http://www.spo.state.nm.us/applicationguide/, and email 2 writing samples to Aaron.Rodriguez2@state.nm.us
 

Program Assistant II (legal)

Catholic Charities has a full-time job opening for a Program Assistant II (legal) with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Immigration Services. Responsibilities include managing a caseload of clients, maintaining case notes, answering client phone calls and emails, immigration application drafting, obtaining, copying, translation, accurately tracking time. QUALIFICATIONS: AA or BA strongly preferred; Bilingual English/Spanish required; plus two years of experience in clerical work required; excellent case management and multi-tasking capabilities required; working experience with low-income immigrants/refugees and or social work involving domestic violence/sexual assault situations is preferred; Handles confidential information; Proficiency in MS, Outlook, and Excel required as well as a demonstrated aptitude to use computer/internet-based systems. Pay range starts at $14.04 per hour/$29,203 annually, DOE. We offer an excellent benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance, 401K Plan, 12 paid holidays, paid-time off, and a flexible spending account. E-mail resume and letter of intent to Catholic Charities, Human Resources, to jobs@ccasfnm.org. EOE. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly. Closing date for this posting is 4/8/20.

Legal Assistant

The Rodey Law Firm is accepting resumes for a legal assistant position in its Santa Fe office. Candidate must have excellent organizational skills; demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and flexibility, be detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task legal environment with ability to assess priorities. Responsible for calendaring all deadlines. Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a legal assistant, proficient with Microsoft Office products and have excellent typing skills. Paralegal skills a plus. Firm offers comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. Please send resume to jobs@rodey.com or mail to Human Resources Manager, PO Box 1888, Albuquerque, NM 87103.
 

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.
 

Full-time and Part-time Attorney

Jay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, PC is seeking one full-time and one part-time attorney to represent clients at our Albuquerque and Santa Fe Offices. Candidates must be licensed in New Mexico and have 4 or more years’ experience with Family Law and Civil Litigation. Compensation DOE, benefits include, health insurance, 401k, flexible hours, PTO. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination against anyone. All replies will be maintained as confidential. Please email resume to jay@jaygoodman.com
 

Bilingual Staff Attorney – 
Quincy, Washington

Northwest Justice Project, Washington State’s largest provider of Legal Services seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney in our Quincy, Washington office. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission in this new location. Experience in affirmative litigation in state or federal court and experience in addressing systemic issues is a plus, but not required. Significant civil legal aid and related advocacy experience is also preferred. Applicants should have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, and be culturally competent working with communities of color, limited English speakers and persons with disabilities. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or ability to take the next Washington bar exam is required. Spanish language fluency is required. Please go to this link for more information and instructions on how to apply: https://nwjustice.org/node/1301
 

Litigation Attorney

Cordell & Cordell, P.C., a domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 38 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 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
 

Associate Attorney

The Santa Fe office of Hinkle Shanor LLP is looking for an associate attorney to join its employment and civil rights defense practice. The associate attorney’s job duties will be focused on writing and contributing to the employment group’s federal and appellate practice. Experience is preferred, and candidates should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and the ability to work independently. Applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Santa Fe. Please send resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Hinkle Shanor LLP’s office manager, Gilbert Romero, at gromero@hinklelawfirm.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, and 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 complex matters before administrative tribunals and in New Mexico State and Federal courts. 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.
 

Deputy City Attorney for Policy

The City Attorney’s Office seeks an attorney 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 send resumes and cover letters to attention of “Legal Department” c/o Angela M. Aragon, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator; P.O. Box 2248, Albuquerque, NM 87103 or amaragon@cabq.gov .
 

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."
 

Litigation Paralegal

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is seeking a professional, proactive Litigation Paralegal to join our Albuquerque office. Candidates should be proficient in all aspects of the subpoena process, reviewing medical records, and research. Performs any and all other duties as necessary for the efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm. Practices and fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. Ability to work independently with minimal direction. Ability to work directly with partners, associates, co-counsel and clients. Ability to delegate tasks and engage firm resources in the completion of large projects. Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented. Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to think critically and analytically in a pressured environment. Ability to multi-task and to manage time effectively. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with computerized litigation databases. Ability to perform electronic research using Lexis. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 5+ years of substantive litigation experience; Experienced, well-organized and independent paralegal to provide support to multiple attorneys; Expected to bill a minimum of 1,600 hours annually; E-filing experience in state and federal courts; Comprehensive knowledge of all facets of trial; case management, doc review and trial experience; Proficiency in e-discovery and litigation support; Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple priorities and have excellent oral and written communication skills Litigation paralegal will exercise excellent judgment and decision making skills, strong organizational skills. CONTACT: All candidates should submit their resume, a writing sample and cover letter and reference ABQ Paralegal in the subject line to: phxrecruiter@lewisbrisbois.com. Please no recruiters and no phone inquiries regarding this posting.
 

CLE Program Coordinator

The New Mexico State Bar Foundation Center for Legal Education seeks a career-oriented, full-time, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program Coordinator. The Foundation is a non-profit New Mexico accredited CLE course provider dedicated to providing high quality, affordable educational programs to the legal community. CLE offers a full range of educational services including live seminars, live webcasts, live replays, national series teleseminars and online self-study videos. Visit nmbar.org/CLE. The successful applicant must have an interest or background in effective training delivery methods and eLearning along with excellent project management, customer service, computer, and communication skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Minimum Associates’ degree plus 1 to 2 years related work experience required. Generous benefits package. $17-20 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. To be considered, submit a cover letter and resume. EOE. For full details and instruction on how to apply visit https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/Careers/CLE2020.pdf
 

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