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Positions

Updated 1/17/20

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. The position will administer the traffic arraignment program and assist in areas of real estate and land use, governmental affairs, regulatory law, procurement, general commercial transaction issues, civil litigation and. 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 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.

NM Children, Youth and Families Department-Assistant General Counsel

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is hiring for the position of Assistant General Counsel. CYFD is dedicated to improving the lives of children and provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families. CYFD is focused on rebuilding New Mexico’s access to community based mental health services for children, implementing new initiatives like extended foster care, and continuing to improve as a youth-centered, trauma responsive system. Working in the Office of the Counsel (OGC) this positions will be responsible for representing the Department in administrative law hearings, and in a limited number of court proceedings as well as other matters as assigned by the General Counsel. The position will also be responsible for reviewing and participating in the finalization of policies and procedures and reviewing documents pursuant to the Inspection of Public Records Act. Additionally, the position will advise staff and senior management regarding legal and public policy issues; represent the OGC in internal and external public meetings, communications with outside entities and individuals, research and writing clear and concise legal memoranda, correspondence, rules, proposed litigation and contracts. Attorneys with experience representing children, foster parents, protecting the rights of children and showing commitment to public service highly encouraged to apply. Strong research, writing, and legal analysis skills are required. An ability to complete projects with multiple moving parts while meeting deadlines is also required. The attorney in this position will be expected to work independently when necessary and work collaboratively to achieve the best results for CYFD. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and retirement package. Interested attorneys need to apply through the State Personnel Office website Job Order # 104730 and may submit resumes directly to Lisa Fitting at LisaM.Fitting@state.nm.us 
 

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.

Litigation Attorney

With 52 offices and over 1,400 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, 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. LBBS does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies with respect to the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact LBBS's human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to LBBS. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and LBBS. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of LBBS. LBBS shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Court of Appeals Judge 

Jennifer L. Attrep
Senior Law Clerk in Santa Fe
Judge Jennifer L. Attrep of the New Mexico Court of Appeals is hiring for a Senior Law Clerk in Santa Fe. The Senior Law Clerk will work closely with the Judge to draft opinions and resolve cases involving all areas of the law. Outstanding legal research and writing skills are necessary. Four years of legal practice or clerking experience and a New Mexico law license are required. Current annual salary is $69,222. Please send cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and writing sample to: AOC, Attn: Nathan Hale, aocneh@nmcourts.gov, 237 Don Gaspar, Room 25, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
 

Lawyer Position

Guebert Bruckner Gentile 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. All replies are kept confidential. No telephone calls please.
 

Assistant City Attorney for the Municipal Development Department, Real Property Division

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney for the Municipal Development Department, Real Property Division. The position represents the City in all aspects of real property needs. Responsibilities include negotiating, drafting, reviewing, advising and approving commercial contracts for the sale/purchase, lease/rent, license, use, exchange, grants of easements and donation of real property. This position will represent the City in any related litigation. Advises on implementation of federal, state and city rules and regulations concerning telecoms, property management, right-of-way acquisitions and relocations. Prosecute condemnation, quiet title, eviction and foreclosure actions. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are essential. Preferences include: five years as an attorney experience; with at least two years of real property experience. Candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing. Salary will be based upon experience. Please submit 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.

Paralegal

The law firm of Butt Thornton & Baehr PC has an opening for an experienced litigation Paralegal (4+ years). Excellent organization, computer and word processing skills required. Must have the ability to work independently. Generous benefit package. Salary DOE. Please send letter of interest and resume to, Gale Johnson, gejohnson@btblaw.com
 

Bookkeeper

Immediate opportunity in a busy downtown Albuquerque Law Firm for a PT Bookkeeper. Monday – Friday from ~12:30 to 5:30pm. Proficiency with QuickBooks is required. Routine functions include AP/AR, Payroll, Banking, Taxes, GL, Reporting, etc. Experience with Trust Accounts is highly desirable. Send resume to: Steven@BEStstaffJobs.com
 

Paralegal

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

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 www.HurtCallBert.com/attorneycareers
 

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty – Senior Education Attorney 

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty seeks an experienced attorney to carry out litigation, policy advocacy and outreach to transform the state’s public education system. The attorney will work with educational leaders throughout New Mexico on major policy reforms and litigation related to education, including compliance with the landmark Yazzie court ruling that requires a sufficient public education system for students and comprehensive program and funding reforms (learn more at www.nmpovertylaw.org/our-work/education/). Required: minimum seven years as an attorney; strong leadership and strategic thinking skills; passionate about education policy, racial justice and community lawyering; excellent litigator, writer and researcher; ability to manage complex projects; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence. Preferred: Indigenous language or Spanish speaker, experience with lobbying, coalition-building and media. Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to contact@nmpovertylaw.org. We are an equal opportunity employer. Native Americans, other people of color and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
 

Associate Attorney

Immediate opportunity in downtown Albuquerque for an Associate Attorney. Practice area is Real Estate. Litigation and transactional experience are required. Experience with Home Owners Associations is a plus WordPerfect knowledge and experience is highly desirable. Send resume and writing sample to: Steven@BEStstaffJobs.com
 

Assistant City Attorney for Litigation Division

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 submit 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 Clerks and Senior Law Clerks in Albuquerque
Judges Jacqueline Medina and Briana Zamora of the N.M. Court of Appeals are each seeking a law clerk and senior law clerk to begin in September 2020. Law clerks work closely with judges to write opinions and resolve cases involving all areas of the law. Outstanding legal research and writing skills are necessary. Law clerk positions require 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. Senior law clerk positions require 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.
 

Associate Attorney

Law Offices of Lynda Latta, LLC seeks associate attorney for fast paced law firm specializing in family law and criminal misdemeanor defense. Excellent computer and communication skills, ability to multitask and being a good team player are all required. Pay DOE. Send resume via mail: Attn. Holly @ 715 Tijeras Ave. NW, 87102 or email: holly@lyndalatta.com

Senior Children’s Court Attorney Positions

The Children, Youth and Families Department is seeking to fill a vacant Children’s Court Attorney position that is housed in offices in Gallup and Grants, New Mexico. Salary range is $58,480 to $93,384 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. The position will represent the Department in abuse/neglect and termination of parental rights proceedings and related matters in McKinley and Cibola counties. The ideal candidate will have experience in the practice of law totaling at least four years and New Mexico licensure is required. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and a retirement package. For information, please contact; David Brainerd, Managing Attorney, at (505) 327-5316 ext. 1114. To apply for this position, go to www.state.nm.us/spo/. The State of New Mexico is an EOE. 
 

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.
 

New Mexico Corrections Department seeks General Counsel

The New Mexico Corrections Department is hiring for the position of General Counsel (NMCD). NMCD’s mission is Strengthen New Mexico Communities through effective community supervision, creating safe and professional institutional environments and, providing those entrusted to our care with opportunities for positive personal growth and self-development. The General Counsel represents the Department in legal matters that involve many divisions including the office of the Cabinet Secretary, the Adult Prisons Division, Probation and Parole Division, Training Academy, Corrections Industries, and Administrative Services Division. Preferred applicants will have a commitment to public service and significant legal practice experience in public law. The successful candidate will have familiarity with or the ability to master the following areas: Legislative drafting and interpretation; policy making and revision; public records inspection and retention; representation of public bodies; administrative adjudications, appeals, and rulemakings; negotiation and preparation of contracts; federal and state grant programs; joint powers agreements; civil litigation; employment law; public finance, bond issuances, and bond refunding’s; local government taxes and finances; civil litigation, appeals, and records management. This list is not exhaustive and conveys NMCD General Counsel's diverse practice. Successful applicants must have strong analytic, research, communication and interpersonal skills. The salary range is from $85,000 to $100,000 per year. Interested attorneys may submit an application to Matt Garcia, General Counsel to the Governor, directed to Vanessa.Kennedy@state.nm.us. Learn more about NMCD at www.cd.nm.gov
 

Assistant Attorney General

The Office of the New Mexico Attorney General is recruiting for Assistant Attorney General and Legal Assistant positions in Civil and Criminal Affairs. The job postings and further details are available at www.nmag.gov/human-resources.aspx

Trial Attorney

Trial Attorney wanted for immediate employment with the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which includes Curry and Roosevelt counties. Employment will be based in either Curry County (Clovis) or Roosevelt County (Portales). Must be admitted to the New Mexico State Bar. Salary will be based on the NM District Attorneys’ Personnel & Compensation Plan and commensurate with experience and budget availability. Email resume, cover letter, and references to: Steve North, snorth@da.state.nm.us.
 

Attorney

Seeking an attorney who is able to thrive in a productive fast-paced environment. Must be organized, independent and willing to collaborate. Our firm specializes in providing aggressive and compassionate representation to workplace victims. We offer competitive salary and great benefits in a great team-based work environment. Please email resume and writing sample to benfurth64@yahoo.com.

Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Mediators and Facilitators

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), Special Education Bureau, is seeking Mediators and Facilitators to resolve disputes between parents/third parties and school districts under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Contracts will be awarded for a four-year period, from March 16, 2020 through June 30, 2024, renewable annually. Applicants must be experienced Mediators and/or Facilitators with knowledge of special education related issues. The Request for Applications for Mediators and Facilitators is available on the Special Education Bureau website at http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/SEB_index.html. The deadline to submit separate applications for Mediator and/or Facilitator is February 5, 2020.

Senior Trial Attorney/Trial Attorney

The 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for Senior Trial Attorney’s and Trial Attorney’s. This position requires extensive knowledge in the areas of criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure and requires handling complex felony litigation. 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.
 

New Mexico Public Education Department – Attorney Position

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

Associate

Robles Rael & Anaya, P.C. is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of experience. Candidates must possess strong research and writing skills and have experience with a broad range of litigation matters. The successful candidate will represent clients in all phases of litigation proceedings, whether in federal or state court, arbitration, or administrative law forums. 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 Attorneys

Holt Mynatt Martínez P.C., an AV-rated law firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico is seeking associate attorneys with 0-5 years of experience to join our team. Duties would include providing legal analysis and advice, preparing court pleadings and filings, performing legal research, conducting pretrial discovery, preparing for and attending administrative and judicial hearings, civil jury trials and appeals. The firm’s practice areas include insurance defense, civil rights defense, commercial litigation, real property, contracts, and governmental law. Successful candidates will have strong organizational and writing skills, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to interact and develop collaborative relationships. Salary commensurate with experience, and benefits. Please send your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references to rd@hmm-law.com.
 

Attorney

Batley Powers Family Law, a nationally recognized firm, seeks an Attorney with 3+ years’ experience for its growing practice. We are looking for someone who strives to do their best in an environment that encourages personal growth and development. Strong writing, research, ability to multi-task and good interpersonal skills are a must. Please apply if you play well with others, flourish in a team environment and are interested in embracing the challenges of family law. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a family friendly work environment. Please email resume by 1/31/20 to andree@batleypowers.com.

Attorney

PT and FT attorney positions available in our Santa Fe NM offices. All replies confidential. Please send resumes to xc87505@gmail.com.

Due Process Hearing Officers

The Public Education Department, Special Education Bureau, is seeking licensed New Mexico attorneys to serve as due process hearing officers for disputes between parents and school districts or charter schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Applicants must have at least five years of current or prior experience in the active practice of law, preferably with a strong emphasis in administrative law or representation of governmental agencies. Knowledge or experience in special education or disability law is highly desirable, as is experience adjudicating contested cases as a hearing officer, special master, administrative review officer or arbitrator, or as an attorney or advocate appearing before such tribunals. The ability to analyze complex legal issues and express clear legal reasoning in written decisions is required. Residents outside the Albuquerque-Santa Fe areas are invited to participate (for a statewide pool). One-year contracts will be awarded, renewable at the Public Education Department’s option in one-year increments for three additional years. The Request for Applications (RFA) is available on the Special Education Bureau website at http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/SEB_index.html. Applications must be submitted by U.S. mail or courier service to the Procurement Manager, Special Education Bureau, by 5:00 p.m. (MT) on February 5, 2020.
 

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Part-time (with the potential to become full-time) Legal Assistant/Paralegal needed for busy Northeast Heights law office. Litigation legal experience required, preferably in the area of probate and estate law. Ideal candidate will be committed to exceptional client service and be personable, friendly, diligent, flexible, reasonable, an independent thinker and a self-starter. Must have exceptional typing/word processing and proofreading skills. Responsibilities primarily include proofreading, filing documents with the courts, document drafting and occasional file upkeep and client interaction. Please email resume to abqlawfirmjob@gmail.com.
 

Paralegal

F/T paralegal needed for fast paced family law office. Excellent computer skills, ability to multitask and being a good team player are all required. Spanish speaking preferred. Pay DOE. Fax resume: 242-3125 or mail: Law Offices of Lynda Latta, 715 Tijeras Ave. NW, 87102 or email: holly@lyndalatta.com No calls.

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