Main Areas of Responsibility:
As Staff Attorney, you will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as coalition-building, fundraising, and media work. You will work closely with client communities to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be responsible, in collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and litigation opportunities. See entire job announcement at https://nmelc.org/employment/
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
Maintains an individual caseload, engaging in client-directed litigation in state and federal court, including appellate work, before administrative agencies and potentially international tribunals. Involvement and engagement with policy development, including the legislative session, that supports and furthers NMELC’s mission.
3 to 5 years of litigation experience in administrative, state, and/or federal courts, with a strong background in environmental, constitutional, and/or civil rights law. Exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered. Must be an attorney in good standing and either be licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico or be eligible for admission to the New Mexico bar at the time of hiring. Environmental justice/social justice education, background, and/or experience.