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Senior Trial Attorney
The 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is accepting resumes for an experienced Senior Trial Attorney. This position requires substantial knowledge in the areas of criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure and requires handling complex felony litigation. Six years as a practicing attorney in criminal law with significant trial experience is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resumes to Krissy Saavedra, Program Specialist, P.O. Box 1750, Bernalillo, NM 87004, or via E-Mail to:  ksaavedra@da.state.nm.us. Deadline for submission of resumes: Open until filled.
Personal Injury Associate
Caruso Law Offices, an ABQ plaintiff personal injury/wrongful death law firm has an immediate opening for associate with 2+ yrs. litigation experience. Must have excellent communication, organizational, and client services skills. Good pay, benefits and profit sharing. Send confidential response to Mark Caruso, 4302 Carlisle NE, ABQ NM 87107.
Experienced Litigation Attorney 
Do the words gritty, passionate, gets it done, or innovative describe you?  Do you want to be a part of a team dedicated to excellent results? We strategically attack challenges and win!  Machol & Johannes, LLC, is a World Class law firm operating in Colorado and 7 other states.  We offer representation and customer service in the Collection, Bankruptcy, and Creditor rights arenas.
We are seeking an experienced Litigation Attorney licensed in NM who is interested in being part of a team with: 
leadership that truly listens
inspiration that brings out your best 
culture that values you
Please contact Lorena.Wiant@mjfirm or visit us at www.mjfirm.com for more information or to submit a resume. We are looking forward to hearing from you! 
Associate Attorney
Dixon•Scholl•Carrillo•P.A is seeking an associate attorney with 3 or more years of experience to join them in their thriving civil litigation practice.  We seek a candidate with excellent writing and oral advocacy skills and a strong academic background who is ready to be part of a hard-working team in a fun and friendly office.  For consideration, please email a resume to lcarrillo@dsc-law.com or via U.S. mail to Lisa J. Carrillo, P.O. Box 94147, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-4147.
Keller & Keller Pre-Litigation Attorney
Keller & Keller is an award winning personal injury law firm located in Albuquerque. Seeking an attorney with 2+ years of experience to join our pre-litigation team. We are proud to offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, including a salary commensurate with experience, medical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and paid time off. 
 
The Pre-Litigation Attorney will work directly with the Managing Attorney and 10-15 Pre-Litigation Case Managers on a daily basis. Responsibilities include: daily client contact; writing and editing demand letters; insurance coverage analysis for auto insurance policies; obtaining settlement authority; negotiating subrogation and lien reductions; handling minors’ settlement approval actions; and, handling wrongful death estate actions. 
 
We are looking for a person with critical thinking skills and the ability to apply those skills in a fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with clients and coworkers is a must. Prior management experience is a plus, but is not required. Additionally, the candidate must be able to apply their knowledge and skills to make decisions and take action on cases.
 
Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to Zachary Farmer at zfarmer@2keller.com. No phone calls, please. All inquiries will be confidential.
 
Law Firm Manager
Law firm seeking a Firm Manager.  Must be a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills who will build rapport with clients and team members. This duties include: managing staff, day-to-day office functions, HR functions, office operations, vendor management, facilities management,  & financial management responsibilities. Must have great organizational skills, ability to work independently, and be detailed oriented. Prefer 3-5 years of law office management experience. Please email resume, references, and salary requirements to ewideman@pbwslaw.com.

Domestic Relations Hearing Officer
Family Court

The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for a full-time At-Will Domestic Relations Hearing Officer in Family Court (position #00054600). This position is under the supervision of the Presiding Family Court Judge. Applicant will be assigned a domestic violence caseload. May also be assigned caseloads to include domestic relations and child support matters consistent with Rule 1-053.2. Qualifications: J.D. from an accredited law school, New Mexico licensed attorney in good standing, minimum of (5) years of experience in the practice of law with at least 20% of practice having been in family law or domestic relations matters, ability to establish effective working relationships with judges, the legal community, and staff; and to communicate complex rules clearly and concisely, respond with tact and courtesy both orally and in writing, extensive knowledge of New Mexico and federal case law, constitution and statutes; court rules, policies and procedures; manual and computer legal research and analysis, a work record of dependability and reliability, attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective organizational skills and the ability to pass a background check. SALARY: $48.53 hourly, plus benefits. Send application or resume supplemental form with proof of education and writing sample to the Second Judicial District Court, Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 488 (400 Lomas Blvd. NW), Albuquerque, NM 87102. Applications without copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected. Application and resume supplemental form may be obtained on the NM Judicial Branch web page at www.nmcourts.gov. CLOSES: February 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EOE

Full-time & Part-time Attorney  
The offices of Lightning Legal Group, PC are seeking one full-time and one part-time attorney to represent clients at our Albuquerque and Santa Fe Offices. Candidates must be licensed in New Mexico and have 4 or more years’ experience with Family Law
and Civil Litigation. Additionally, ideal applicants will have the following skills: Strong client communication, organizational, problem solving, writing, research, computer and litigation experience; Ability to work in a vibrant growth orientated firm; Understand and integrate with the business protocols of a law firm; Ability to contemporaneously enter time in computer time-keeping system; Ability to work in a very laid-back atmosphere while maintaining the highest professional standards; Bilingual (Spanish & English) is valuable but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination against anyone. All replies will be maintained as confidential. Please email references and resumes to xc87505@gmail.com.
Assistant City Attorney 
The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney to provide legal services to the City’s Department of Municipal Development (“DMD”). The primary area of focus is construction law.  The work includes, but is not limited to: contract drafting, analysis, and negotiations; regulatory law; procurement; general commercial transaction issues; intergovernmental agreements; dispute resolution; and civil litigation.  Attention to detail and strong writing skills are essential. Five (5)+ years’ experience is preferred and must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico, in good standing. Please submit resume and writing sample to attention of “Legal Department DMD Assistant City Attorney Application” c/o Angela M. Aragon, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator; P.O. Box 2248, Albuquerque, NM 87103, or amaragon@cabq.gov.
Second Judicial District Court
Contract Attorney
Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Project
The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for Contract Attorneys for the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Project (“RMFSF”). RMFSF will operate under the direction of the Chief Judge and the Presiding Civil Judge. Attorney will conduct settlement facilitation conferences in residential foreclosures pending before the court between lenders and borrowers. Attorney is independent and impartial and shall be governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct, Mediation Procedures Act, NMSA 1978, § 44-7B-1 to 44-7B-6, and Mediation Ethics and Standards of Practice. Attorney will be responsible for memorializing settlement agreements and meeting with the designated supervising judge to receive case assignments and discuss RMFSF progress. Attorney agrees to twenty hours of work per week, which is anticipated to be a minimum of eleven settlement conferences per month, subject to adjustment for complex case assignments, maintain records for payment and reporting and statistical purposes as defined by the Court. Attorney will coordinate with assigned Court staff who provide administrative support to RMFSF. Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico; must have experience in settlement facilitation. Experience with residential mortgage foreclosure matters and loss mitigation is a plus. Compensation will be at a rate of $50.00 per hour, inclusive of gross receipts tax. Send letter of interest, resume, proof of education and writing sample to the Second Judicial District Court, Court Administration, P.O. Box 488 (400 Lomas Blvd. NW), Albuquerque, NM, 87102. Letters of interest without required material will be rejected. Letters must be received by court administration no later than 5:00 P.M. Friday, January 11, 2019. More information about the contract can be found on the SJDC’s website: http:/www/2nddistrictcourtnm.com.
Divorce Paralegal – Incredible Opportunity w/ New Mexico Legal Group
New Mexico Legal Group, a cutting edge divorce and family law practice is looking for one more paralegal to join our team.
Why is this an incredible opportunity? You will be involved in building the very culture and policies that you want to work under. We are offer great pay, health insurance, automatic 3% to your 401(k), vacation and generous PTO. And we deliver the highest quality representation to our clients. But most importantly, we have FUN! Obviously (we hope it’s obvious), we are looking for candidates with significant substantive experience in divorce and family law. People who like drama free environments, who communicate well with clients, and who actually enjoy this type of work will move directly to the front of the line. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are perfect for this position to DCrum@NewMexicoLegalGroup.com. The cover letter is the most important thing you will send, so be creative and let us know who you really are. We look forward to hearing from you!
Assistant General Counsel
The New Mexico State University seeks a highly efficient, organized and productive attorney to serve as Assistant General Counsel.  The selected candidate will report to the General Counsel and work with other university attorneys, outside counsel and university administrators providing legal services relating to public entity law, policy development, academic and student affairs, athletics, contracts, litigation support, civil rights, international programs, real estate, water rights, employment matters and other legal issues in higher education, as well as the regulatory activities of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.  The attorney will assist in coordinating the University’s responses to subpoenas and public records requests.  Proficient writing skills and good business judgment are essential.
All applications must be submitted online.  The full position posting is available online http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/33534; Requisition No. 1801332S. Call 575-646-2446 with questions.

First Judicial District Court
Contract Attorney
Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Project

The First Judicial District Court is accepting applications for a Contract Attorney for the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Project (RMFSFP). RMFSFP will operate under the direction of the Chief Judge and the supervising Civil Judge. Attorney will conduct settlement facilitation conferences in owner occupied residential foreclosures pending before the Court. The Court will provide a conference room and limited office space. Attorney is independent and impartial and shall be governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct, Mediation Procedures Act, NMSA 1978, §44-7B-1 to 44-7B-6, and Mediation Ethics and Standards of Practice. Attorney will be responsible for memorializing settlement agreements and meeting with the designated supervising judge to receive case assignments and discuss RMFSFP progress. Attorney agrees to maintain records for payment and reporting and for statistical purposes as defined by the Court. Attorney will coordinate with assigned Court staff who provide limited administrative support to RMFSFP. Qualifications: Attorney must possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico; must have experience in settlement facilitation. Experience with residential mortgage foreclosure matters and loss mitigation is a plus. Compensation will be on an hourly basis charged against a Contract not to exceed $37,500.00. Send letters of interest and resumes to the First Judicial District Court, Judge Francis J. Mathew, Post Office Box 2268, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Letters must be received no later than February 1, 2019.
 
Family Law Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Jill V. Johnson Vigil LLC., a Las Cruces based family law  practice, is seeking to add an attorney to our team.  Preferably applicants should have 2-3 years experience in family law. All applicants should be highly motivated, able to multi-task and manage a full caseload.  The Law Office of Jill V. Johnson Vigil LLC. offers a comfortable and friendly work environment with benefits and competitive salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience.   Applicants must be in good standing with NM Bar and willing to relocate to Las Cruces.  Spanish speaking is preferred, but not required. If you are ready for the next step in your career, please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references via email to careers@jvjvlaw.com before January 31, 2019. Please visit us online at www.jvjvlaw.com.
Associate Attorney
The Santa Fe office of Hinkle Shanor LLP is looking for an associate attorney to join its employment and civil rights defense practice. The associate attorney’s job duties will be focused on writing and contributing to the employment group’s federal and appellate practice. Experience is preferred, and candidates should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and the ability to work independently. Applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Santa Fe. Please send resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Hinkle Shanor LLP’s office manager, Gilbert Romero, at gromero@hinklelawfirm.com
Attorney Supervisor
The Third Judicial District Court in Las Cruces is accepting applications for an At-Will, full-time Attorney Supervisor. Requirements include admission to the NM State Bar plus a minimum of five years experience in the practice of applicable law, of which two years must have been as a supervisor. Under administrative direction, as assigned by a judge or supervising attorney, review cases, analyze legal issues, perform legal research and writing, provide legal advice and make recommendations concerning the work of the Court.  For a detailed job description, requirements and application/resume procedure please refer to https://www.nmcourts.gov/careers.aspx or contact Briggett Becerra, HR Administrator Senior at 575-528-8310. Deadline for submission is: January 31, 2019
Assistant District Attorney/Chief Deputy District Attorney
The Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office has immediate positions open to a new or experienced attorney’s.  Salary will be based upon the New Mexico District Attorney’s Salary Schedule with starting salary range of an Assistant Trial Attorney to a Senior Trial Attorney ($58,000 to $79,679). Please send resume to Dianna Luce, District Attorney, 301 N. Dalmont Street, Hobbs, NM 88240-8335 or e-mail to 5thDA@da.state.nm.us.

Associate Attorney

Chapman and Priest, P.C. seeks an associate attorney to assist with increasing litigation case load. Candidates should have 1 to 5 years civil defense experience and good research and writing skills, excellent oral speaking ability, and be a self-starter. Send resume, references, writing sample and salary requirements to Tonnie@cplawnm.com.

Civil Legal Attorney (Contract)

POSITION: Civil Legal Attorney (Contract); PROGRAM: Peacekeepers, Espanola NM; STATUS: Contract/ Part Time; RATE OF PAY: DOE; EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate; EXPERIENCE: Ten years’ experience in family law. PREFERRED CERTIFICATES: none. Practice civil and family law with an emphasis on domestic violence orders of protection within the Eight Northern Pueblos. Submit applications to: Desiree Hall/HR Specialist; Desiree@enipc.org; 505-753-6998 (Fax); Or call 505-747-1593 ext. 110 for information

Paralegal Advanced (NMDOT)

The NMDOT seeks to fill a Paralegal & Legal Assistant - Advanced position. The position provides assistance to the attorneys by conducting legal research, investigating facts, interviewing witnesses, reviewing document production for Inspection of Public Records requests and discovery requests, preparing legal documents and exhibits, and overseeing the maintenance of reference files. Direct experience providing support in construction, governmental entity defense or complex civil litigation matters is highly desirable. Candidate is required become &/or maintain a current New Mexico Notary Public Commission. The minimum qualifications for this position require an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and two (2) years of work experience drafting and preparing legal correspondence, conducting legal research and maintaining a case management/tracking system. A combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required minimum qualifications. Position is a Pay Band 60, hourly salary range from $13.83 to $24.06, depending on qualifications and experience, with all state benefits to apply. Overnight travel throughout the state is required. A valid New Mexico driver’s license must be maintained at all times during employment. Working conditions: Primarily in an office setting requiring extensive personal computer and phone use, with occasional high pressure situations. Applicants must apply through the State Personnel Office: http/www.spo.state.nm.us. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer.

Legal Assistant - Litigation

Dynamic legal assistant needed for our busy Uptown law offices. Assistant must be organized, efficient, accurate and flexible. Should have 18-24 months’ experience, including in a litigation environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ProLaw preferred. Fulltime position with benefits. Send resume to glw@sutinfirm.com

Associate Attorney

For more than 25 years, the Titus & Murphy Law Firm has provided clients of San Juan County, New Mexico with premier legal representation. We are seasoned trial attorneys who practice in many areas of the law and have a solid reputation for results. Once again, we have expanded our services and have an incredible opportunity for an Associate Attorney. We are seeking a motivated attorney, with excellent research and writing skills to join our team. This position will provide the right person with all the necessary mentorship to achieve success, as well as unlimited advancement opportunities. If you are looking for a challenge, send your resume and writing sample to hsmurphy@titusmurphylawfirm.com.

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