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.
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