Environmental Justice Staff Attorney

Job Description
Type of Job: 
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.

Other Information/Requirements: 

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.

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
Virginia Necochea
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
1405 Luisa St, Ste #5
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code: 
Business Phone: 
(505) 989-9022
Email Address: 
Internal Info
Date to Post: 
May 13 2021
Date to Remove: 
Jun 1 2021

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