Legal Director

Job Description
Type of Job: 
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

The Legal Director will manage a 6-person Legal Department that includes staff attorneys and a paralegal; oversee legal strategy and ensure legal services provided to clients and communities are of excellent quality; and develop policy, advocacy, and larger development/fundraising initiatives.

Additional Areas of Responsibility: 

Manages all aspects of NMELC’s litigation work in coordination with Executive Director and legal team. Guides and refines NMELC legal strategies, legislative, and policy work to expand environmental justice legal services across the State.

Other Information/Requirements: 

At least 5-10 years of trial and appellate litigation experience in state and federal courts, including class actions, with a strong background in environmental, constitutional, and/or civil rights law; admitted and in good standing with the New Mexico State Bar or eligible for admission; and must embrace the Law Center’s mission and be dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment and working alongside communities on environmental
justice issues.

How to Apply: 

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples minimum, and three references electronically to Dr. Virginia Necochea, Executive Director at [email protected]. All required documents must be submitted electronically. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Interviews may be conducted via online video conference based on guidance from government/health agencies.

Contact Information
Dr. Virginia Necochea, Executive Director
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
1405 Luisa St, #5
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code: 
Business Phone: 
(505) 989-9022
Email Address: 
Internal Info
Date to Post: 
Mar 9 2021
Date to Remove: 
Mar 20 2021

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