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Positions

Updated 5/11/20

Assistant City Attorney

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney position in the Property and Finance division of the City Attorney’s Office. The position will administer the traffic arraignment program, approximately 20 hours per week, requiring the attorney to review, approve and negotiate agreements concerning traffic law violations. The attorney will also assist in areas of real estate and land use, governmental affairs, regulatory law, procurement, general commercial transaction issues, and civil litigation. The department’s team of attorneys provide legal advice and guidance to City departments and boards, as well as represent the City and City Council on matters before administrative tribunals and in New Mexico State and Federal courts. This is an excellent position for newly licensed attorneys seeking to establish themselves within the legal field of governmental affairs, or for more experienced attorneys desiring to provide public service. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are essential. Applicant must be an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico in good standing or able to attain bar membership within three months of hire. Salary will be based upon experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to attention of “Legal Department Assistant City Attorney Application” c/o Angela M. Aragon, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator; P.O. Box 2248, Albuquerque, NM 87103, or amaragon@cabq.gov.
 

Litigation Attorney

With 52 offices and over 1,500 attorneys, Lewis Brisbois is one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the nation. Our Albuquerque office is seeking associates with a minimum of three years litigation defense experience. Candidates must have credentials from ABA approved law school, actively licensed by the New Mexico state bar, and have excellent writing skills. Duties include but are not limited to independently managing a litigation caseload from beginning to end, communicating with clients and providing timely reporting, appearing at depositions and various court appearances and working closely with other attorneys and Partners on matters. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and two writing samples to phxrecruiter@lewisbrisbois.com and indicate “New Mexico Litigation Attorney Position”. All resumes will remain confidential. 
 

Senior Trial Attorney

The Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney improves the quality of life of the citizens of Bernalillo County by reducing crime through thoughtful enforcement of the law and the development of a criminal justice system. The Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is seeking applicants for a Senior Trial Attorney position. Pursuant to the New Mexico District Attorney’s Compensation Plan, the position of attorney is “At Will” and serves at the pleasure of the District Attorney.Please submit all resumes to https://berncoda.com/careers/ 
* Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This position requires comprehensive and current knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution, rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization and supervision; basic computer skills including working knowledge of office systems; fully effective trial skills; ability to draft legal documents; ability to work effectively with other criminal agencies; ability to communicate effectively; ability to research/analyze information and situations. Works independently with minimal consultation with supervisors (except for higher profile or complex cases). Significant prosecutorial discretion on cases within assigned case load. * Requirements: Licensed attorney to practice law in good standing either in New Mexico or another state with a New Mexico limited license, plus a minimum of four (4) years as a practicing attorney in criminal law or three (3) years as a prosecuting attorney. * Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) to seven (7) years or more of relevant prosecution experience. * Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom and community environments. Some physical effort and travel may be required. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or conditions. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume, writing sample and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney. This advertisement will remain open until filled. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney of the need for a reasonable accommodation due to a Disability. Please submit all resumes to https://berncoda.com/careers/

Deputy Director of Policy

The City Attorney’s Office seeks an individual to work on the evaluation, development and execution of the City’s public policy initiatives. The work requires strong writing, analytical and advocacy skills. The successful applicant will work closely with constituents and community agencies with a broad range of interests and positions to shape priorities to positively impact the residents of Albuquerque. The position serves as a liaison to our external partners (which may include governments and nonprofit organizations) and ensures that our advocacy outcomes are effectively identified and achieved. This person will track project status, timelines, deliverables, and project requirements. This role is heavily involved in outreach and works closely with the Chief Administrative Officer and City Attorney to ensure the City continues to address the needs and priorities of Albuquerque communities on an on-going basis. Requirements: Experience with underserved or vulnerable populations. Master’s Degree in related field or Juris Doctor. Juris Doctor strongly preferred. If attorney, must be licensed in New Mexico within six months of hire. In-depth understanding of city, state, and federal legislative and budget processes and grant application, administration, and compliance. Strong commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research. Salary DOE. Please apply on line at the City of Albuquerque’s website www.cabq.gov/jobs
 

Assistant Federal Public Defender- Las Cruces 2020-04

The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full time, experienced trial attorney for the branch office in Las Cruces. More than one vacancy may be filled from this announcement. Federal salary and benefits apply. Applicant must have one year minimum criminal law trial experience, be team-oriented, exhibit strong writing skills as well as a commitment to criminal defense for all individuals, including those who may be facing the death penalty. Spanish fluency preferred. Writing ability, federal court, and immigration law experience will be given preference. Membership in the New Mexico Bar is required within the first year of employment. The private practice of law is prohibited. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. ' 3006A, and provides legal representation in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer. Direct deposit of pay is mandatory. In one PDF document, please submit a statement of interest and detailed resume of experience, including trial and appellate work, with three references to: Stephen P. McCue, Federal Public Defender, FDNM-HR@fd.org. Reference 2020-04 in the subject. Writing samples will be required only from those selected for interview. Applications must be received by June 5th, 2020. Positions will remain open until filled and are subject to the availability of funding. No phone calls please. Submissions not following this format will not be considered. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
 

Attorney

Insurance defense firm seeks attorney to assist with all aspects of litigation. 2-4 years of experience preferred. Possibility for partnership/partial ownership considered for the right candidate. Send resume and letter of interest to James Barrett c/o the Eaton Law Office, PO Box 25305, Albuquerque 87125 or email to jbarrett@eatonlaw-nm.com.

Commercial Liability Defense, Coverage Litigation Attorney P/T Maybe F/T

Our well-established, regional, law practice seeks a contract or possibly full time attorney with considerable litigation experience, including familiarity with details of pleading, motion practice, and of course legal research and writing. We work in the are of insurance law, defense of tort claims, regulatory matters, and business and corporate support. A successful candidate will have excellent academics and five or more years of experience in these or highly similar areas of practice. Intimate familiarity with state and federal rule of civil procedure. Admission to the NM bar a must; admission to CO, UT, WY a plus. Apply with a resume, salary history, and five-page legal writing sample. Work may be part time 20+ hours per week moving to full time with firm benefits as case load develops. We are open to "of counsel" relationships with independent solo practitioners. We are open to attorneys working from our offices in Durango, CO, or in ABQ or SAF or nearby. Compensation for billable hours at hourly rate to be agreed, generally in the range of $45 - $65 per hour. Attorneys with significant seniority and experience may earn more. F/T accrues benefits. Apply with resume, 5-10p legal writing example to revans@evanslawfirm.com with "NM Attorney applicant" in the subject line."
 

Multiple Trial Attorney Positions Available in the Albuquerque Area

The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is seeking entry level as well as experienced trial attorneys. Positions available in Sandoval, Valencia, and Cibola Counties, where you will enjoy the convenience of working near a metropolitan area while gaining valuable trial experience in a smaller office, which provides the opportunity to advance more quickly than is afforded in larger offices. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact Krissy Saavedra kfajardo@da.state.nm.us or 505-771-7400 for an application. Apply as soon as possible. These positions will fill up fast!
 

Assistant District Attorney

The Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office has immediate positions open for new or experienced attorneys, in our Carlsbad and Roswell offices. 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.

Trial Attorney

The Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney improves the quality of life of the citizens of Bernalillo County by reducing crime through thoughtful enforcement of the law and the development of a criminal justice system. The Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is seeking applicants for Trial Attorney positions. Pursuant to the New Mexico District Attorney’s Compensation Plan, the position of attorney is “At Will” and serves at the pleasure of the District Attorney. Please submit all resumes to https://berncoda.com/careers/ * Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Position requires advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution; rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization; basic computer skills including working knowledge of office systems; effective trial skills; ability to research and draft legal documents; work effectively with other criminal justice agencies; mentor and guide less experienced attorneys; communicate effectively; analyze information and situations. Works independently, makes decisions within guidelines and is responsible for case screening and initiation, approving/disapproving charges, case preparation, in-court activities and post-case activity including closing. * Requirements: Licensed attorney in New Mexico or another State with a New Mexico limited license, plus a minimum of two (2) years as a practicing attorney, or one (1) year as a prosecuting attorney. * Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) to seven (7) years or more of relevant prosecution experience. * Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom, and community environments. Physical effort and travel may be required. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or conditions. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume, writing sample and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney. This advertisement will remain open until filled. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney of the need for a reasonable accommodation due to a Disability. Please submit all resumes to https://berncoda.com/careers/

Assistant City Attorney City of Santa Fe

The Santa Fe City Attorney’s Office seeks a full-time lawyer to advise and represent the City in a variety of matters. The selected candidate will advise the City’s Police Department and be lead counsel in IPRA matters, in addition to other assigned clients and roles, such as enforcement of the City’s living wage and serving as counsel to boards and commissions. The City Attorney’s Office seeks applicants with good people skills, strong academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an interest in public service. Experience in government general counsel work, litigation, appellate practice, and related law, particularly in the public context, is preferred. Evening meetings may be required up to a few times a month. The pay and benefits package are excellent and are partially dependent on experience. The position is based in downtown Santa Fe at City Hall and reports to the City Attorney. The position is exempt and open until filled. Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at https://www.santafenm.gov/job_opportunities.
 

Full-time and Part-time Attorney

Jay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, PC is 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. Compensation DOE, benefits include, health insurance, 401k, flexible hours, PTO. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination against anyone. All replies will be maintained as confidential. Please email resume to jay@jaygoodman.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 public works 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.

Assistant Trial Attorney

The Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney improves the quality of life of the citizens of Bernalillo County by reducing crime through thoughtful enforcement of the law and the development of a criminal justice system. The Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is seeking applicants for Assistant Trial Attorney positions. Pursuant to the New Mexico District Attorney’s Compensation Plan, the position of attorney is “At Will” and serves at the pleasure of the District Attorney.Please submit all resumes to https://berncoda.com/careers/ 
* Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This position requires basic knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution; rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization; basic computer skills; effective trial skills; research and drafting legal documents; ability to work effectively with other criminal justice agencies; mentor and guide less experienced attorneys; communicate effectively; analyze information and situations. This position works independently and makes decisions within guidelines which include decisions to dismiss, proceed to trial or negotiate plea agreements. Successful candidate seeks guidance from assigned supervisor and/or higher level attorneys. * Requirements: J.D degree and a current license to practice law in New Mexico or another State with a New Mexico limited license. * Preferred Qualifications: Legal experience totaling up to at least one (1) year. * Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom, and community environments. Physical effort and travel may be required. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or conditions. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume, writing sample and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney. This advertisement will remain open until filled. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney of the need for a reasonable accommodation due to a Disability. Please submit all resumes to https://berncoda.com/careers/

Staff Attorney

The Law Office of Adam Oakey, LLC is seeking a full time Staff Attorney to represent clients in our Albuquerque office, as well as clients around the State of New Mexico. The candidate must be self-motivated and work well with a team, as well as have strong writing, analytical and research skills. The candidate must be licensed in New Mexico, have 3-5 years of experience, in Family and Criminal Litigation, Personal Injury experience and Bilingual, is a plus but not required. Salary DOE. Please send resumes, cover letter and writing sample to info@oakeylawoffice.com.

Personal Injury

Attorney. Get paid more for your great work. Make a difference in the lives of others. Salary plus incentives paid twice a month. Great benefits. Outstanding office team culture. Learn more at www.HurtCallBert.com/attorneycareers. Or apply by email to Bert@ParnallLaw.com and write “Apples” in the subject line.

State of New Mexico – Associate General Counsel for the Office of the Governor

The State of New Mexico seeks to hire an Associate General Counsel for the Office of the Governor. The successful candidate will possess top-notch writing abilities, superior advocacy skills, and be able to produce high quality work under tight deadlines. Minimum qualifications include a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law and two years of experience in the practice of law. Litigation experience preferred. Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume, a writing sample, and three references to vanessa.kennedy@state.nm.us

Contract Counsel

The New Mexico Public Defender Department (LOPD) provides legal services to qualified adult and juvenile criminal clients in a professional and skilled manner in accordance with the Sixth Amendment to United States Constitution, Art. II., Section 14 of the New Mexico State Constitution, Gideon v. Wainright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), the LOPD Performance Standards for Criminal Defense Representation, the NM Rules of Professional Conduct, and the applicable case law. Contract Counsel Legal Services (CCLS) is seeking qualified applicants to represent indigent clients throughout New Mexico, as Contract Counsel. The LOPD, by and through CCLS, will be accepting Proposals for the November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021 contract period. All interested attorneys must submit a Proposal by June 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to be considered. For additional information, attorneys are encouraged to search the LOPD website (http://www.lopdnm.us) to download the Request for Proposals, as well as other required documents. Confirmation of receipt of the Request for Proposals must be received by email (ccls_RFP_mail@ccls.lopdnm.us ) no later than midnight (MDT) on May 27, 2020.

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