Main Areas of Responsibility:
New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) seeks a staff attorney to represent people in poverty law work predominantly in the northwest counties of New Mexico. There may also be some stateside responsibilities for Native American work. The staff attorney position may be located in the Gallup office or in the NAP (Santa Ana) office. Due to COVID-19, NMLA allows telecommuting until such time as the pandemic restrictions are lifted .
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
NAP attorneys handle cases and matters in several jurisdictions involving federal Indian law and tribal law issues, including representation of low-income individuals in Pueblo and tribal courts and other forums, which may include family law, consumer law, and criminal law matters. NAP conducts outreach to tribal and Pueblo communities.
We seek highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping serve Native American communities, including developing effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases. The attorney shall be active in relevant bar and community activities. please visit www.newmexicolegalaid.org for the full job advertisement.