Main Areas of Responsibility:
New Mexico Legal Aid has received a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to expand civil justice assistance to victims of crime in 12 of New Mexico's southern counties. NMLA will hire an experienced staff attorney and an experienced paralegal to do outreach and provide direct civil legal services in this region. The work will include participating in community education and outreach to eligible clients, and recruitment of and collaboration with pro bono attorneys.
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
The NMLA office in Las Cruces handles a wide range of creative, challenging and complex work. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate about justice and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve our client communities, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.
Attorney must have at least three years’ experience as a licensed attorney and must be licensed in New Mexico. Paralegal must have relevant experience and at least two-year program. Must be willing to travel. Must be able to effectively use computer technology and must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, manage a caseload, and build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.