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Week 1/23-2/2
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: kfajardo@da.state.nm.us. Deadline for submission of resumes:  Open until filled.
Chief Judge Mescalero Apache Tribal Court
SUMMARY: The Chief Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court and ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Court. A full position description is available upon request.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At a minimum, the successful candidate must:
Have one-quarter (1/4) or more Indian blood and be a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe (including Eskimo, Aleut and other Alaska Natives);
Be between thirty-five (35) and seventy (70) years old;
Have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions within the past year; and
Hold a law degree from an ABA accredited law school; and be licensed and in good standing in the bar of any state. 
Salary is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications/experience. This position is open until filled. Please submit resume with copy of CDIB and questions to Carol Woods, Director, Human Resources at (575) 464-4494 or cwoods@mescaleroapachetribe.com
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! 
Trial Attorney
Trial Attorney wanted for immediate employment with the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which includes Curry and Roosevelt counties. Employment will be based in either Curry County (Clovis) or Roosevelt County (Portales).  Must be admitted to the New Mexico State Bar.  Salary will be based on the NM District Attorneys’ Personnel & Compensation Plan and commensurate with experience and budget availability.  Email resume, cover letter, and references to: Steve North, snorth@da.state.nm.us.

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


Paralegal Wanted
Albuquerque Law Firm seeking a full time paralegal, with a minimum of 5 years of experience.  Experience is preferred in general civil practice, including medical malpractice defense, personal injury and civil rights.  Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, be able to draft and answer discovery and the ability to work independently. A paralegal certificate or degree is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. All inquiries will be kept confidential.  Submit resume to: jertsgaard@parklawnm.com.
Attorney
Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM), a statewide non-profit agency promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, seeks full time Attorney to represent agency clients in informal, administrative and legal proceedings; comment on proposed regulations and legislation; provide technical assistance; and participate in policy advocacy.  Please have excellent research and writing skills, demonstrated competence in a range of legal practice skills including litigation, and any combination of advanced education, professional experience or volunteer activities relevant to disability issues.  Must be licensed in NM, or eligible for legal services or reciprocity license.  Persons with disabilities & minorities strongly encouraged to apply.  Bilingual a plus.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Send letter of interest addressing above qualifications, resume, and three references to DRNM, 3916 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, or by email to mwolfe@DRNM.org by February 15.  AA/EEO
Associate Attorneys 
Cervantes Scherr Legate LC is seeking associate attorneys to join an established Plaintiff litigation firm in its Las Cruces offices. Candidates must be licensed in New Mexico, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrate a strong desire for trial work. Benefit package includes medical, vacation, and retirement.  Please send resume, transcript and writing sample to Cervantes Scherr Legate LC c/o Joseph Cervantes, 2160 S. Espina St., Las Cruces, NM 88001 or email to joe@cervantesscherrlegate.com.  All replies will be kept confidential.  EOE.
Positions Available at New Mexico Legal Aid 

Executive Director to lead New Mexico’s largest civil legal services program in the provision of civil legal assistance to low income people throughout the state.  In a state where almost half a million people live below the poverty line, New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) strives to maintain a high level of service to secure family safety and economic security for its clients.  https://tinyurl.com/NMLAjobs 

Pro Bono Coordinator for NMLA’s Volunteer Attorney Program to coordinate pro bono activities throughout the state by working with the State Bar, Access to Justice Commission, pro bono committees and local courts.  https://tinyurl.com/NMLAjobs 

Staff Attorney for the Low Income Tax Clinic to assist clients with state and federal tax controversies, and to conduct outreach activities and education. https://tinyurl.com/NMLAjobs 

Staff Attorney and Paralegal to assist victims of crime with protection orders and related matters.  Position is located in southern New Mexico.  https://tinyurl.com/NMLAjobs 

Staff Attorney for the Las Cruces office to provide civil legal assistance to the low income population. https://tinyurl.com/NMLAjobs 
Associate Judge (LAY) Mescalero Apache Tribal Court
SUMMARY: The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. A full position description is available upon request.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicant must:
Have one-quarter (1/4) or more Indian blood and be a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe (including Eskimo, Aleut and other Alaska Natives);
Be between thirty-five (35) and seventy (70) years old;
Have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions within the past year; and
At least three (3) years’ experience as a tribal court judge or other relevant experience. 
SALARY & CLOSING DATE:
Salary is negotiable and is dependent upon qualifications and budgetary concerns. This position is open until filled.
Submit resume with copy of certificate of Indian blood to Carol Woods, Director of Human Resources, Mescalero Apache Tribe via: 1) first class mail to P.O. Box 227, Mescalero, NM 88340; 2) facsimile to (575) 464-9292; or 3) email to cwoods@mescaleroapachetribe.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.
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.
Assistant 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.

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.

Attorney-Associate and Attorney
The Supreme Court is accepting applications for attorney-associate and attorney-senior positions within the Court’s office of legal counsel. The target annual salary for these at-will positions ranges from $73,133 to $98,759, depending on position, qualifications, and experience.  These positions support the Supreme Court’s adjudicative and rulemaking functions and may include supervisory duties.  

For a detailed description of the job qualifications, duties, and application requirements, please visit the Employment Opportunities webpage on the New Mexico Supreme Court website at https://supremecourt.nmcourts.gov/employment-opportunities.aspx
Associate Attorney
Holt Mynatt Martínez, P.C., an AV-rated law firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico is seeking  associate attorneys with 1-5 years of experience to join our team. Duties would include providing legal analysis and advice, preparing court pleadings and filings, performing legal research, conducting pretrial discovery, preparing for and attending administrative and judicial hearings, civil jury trials and appeals. The firm’s practice areas include insurance defense, civil rights defense, commercial litigation, real property, contracts, and governmental law. Successful candidates will have strong organizational and writing skills, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to interact and develop collaborative relationships. Prefer attorney licensed in New Mexico and Texas but will consider applicants only licensed in Texas.  Salary commensurate with experience, and benefits. Please send your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references to rd@hmm-law.com.
Full-Time Attorney 
The Twelfth Judicial District Court in Alamogordo, NM is seeking a full-time, Attorney - Associate (At-Will) or Attorney - Senior (At-Will), dependent upon qualifications. Candidate must be a graduate of law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; and possess and maintain a license to practice in the State of New Mexico. Attorney - Associate must have three (3) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk; the salary range is $28.128 - $35.160 per hour ($58,506 - $73,133 per year). Attorney - Senior must have five (5) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or law clerk, with one year as a supervisor; the salary range is $30.387 - $ 37.984 per hour ($63,206 - $79,007 per year). Please visit the Careers section at www.nmcourts.gov for the complete job announcement and information on how to apply, or contact Rosie at (575) 812-5082, or aladref@nmcourts.gov.   This position closes Monday, February 4, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.  EOE
Associate Attorney 
Rasheed & Associates, P.C. is seeking an associate with 0-5 years of experience in criminal law. Strong writing skills are required, but this is a court intensive position. This associate will assist with Mr. Rasheed’s caseload as well as having their own. Great work environment, salary negotiable. Please email letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to omr@omrlaw.com
Law Clerk
The NM Supreme Court is recruiting for a full-time, Law Clerk At-Will position in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general supervision, work with justices on assigned cases, perform legal research, analysis, writing and editing. Salary: $45,500-$71,095.
To apply, please go to: https://www.nmcourts.gov/jobs.aspx
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!
Associate Judge (licensed) Mescalero Apache Tribal Court
SUMMARY: The Associate Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. A full position description is available upon request.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicant must:
Have one-quarter (1/4) or more Indian blood and be a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe (including Eskimo, Aleut and other Alaska Natives);
Be between thirty-five (35) and seventy (70) years old;
Have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions within the past year;
Hold a law degree from an ABA accredited law school; and be licensed and in good standing in the bar of any state. 
SALARY & CLOSING DATE:
Salary is negotiable and is dependent upon qualifications and budgetary concerns. This position is open until filled.
Submit resume with copy of certificate of Indian blood to Carol Woods, Director of Human Resources, Mescalero Apache Tribe via: 1) first class mail to P.O. Box 227, Mescalero, NM 88340; 2) facsimile to (575) 464-9292; or 3) email to cwoods@mescaleroapachetribe.com
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.
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

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

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.

Administrative Office of the Courts
The Administrative Office of the Courts invites letters of interest from attorneys interested in representing parents or custodians that are parties to abuse and neglect cases arising under the Children’s Code in the Second Judicial District (Bernalillo County). Compensation is tied directly to caseload. Letters of interest: Please include name, street address, phone number, email address, and a brief statement describing your background and understanding of abuse and neglect cases, years of experience, a statement of your ability to perform duties, and the available date to begin case assignments. Interested attorneys must be licensed to practice in the state of New Mexico, have professional liability insurance, and must attach a resume to the letter of interest. Contracting attorneys will submit monthly logs, have access to email, meet with the Court or AOC if requested, participate in related CLE’s, and submit invoices as required by AOC and Department of Finance protocols. Please send questions to Sarah Jacobs at aocsej@nmcourts.gov or (505) 827-4887. Letters of interest and accompanying resumes should be emailed to aocsej@nmcourts.gov.

Deputy General Counsel Position
The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (ERB) is seeking a Deputy General Counsel (Attorney IV) in Santa Fe. The position participates in administrative hearings and litigation in state court, advises on legal strategy associated with the objective of maintaining and protecting the Educational Retirement Fund, reviews court documents, drafts briefs and motions, and interacts with members regarding issues affecting their retirement accounts. In the General Counsel’s absence the Deputy General Counsel attends all staff, board and committee meetings and provides legal staff with technical assistance, approvals or direction. Experience in administrative law, pension law, procurement and employment law is highly desirable. Business or tax background is useful but not required. Minimum qualifications are a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and 5 years of experience in the practice of law. This position is in pay band LI with annual salary from $68,418 to $109,292, depending on qualifications and experience. Applications for the position must be submitted online through the State of New Mexico careers website at https://careers.share.state.nm.us/. The posting will be used to conduct ongoing recruitment and will remain open until the position has been filled. Job ID #103697 (ERB #10105308). 
Full-time Legal Assistant 
The law firm of Miller Stratvert PA seeks a full-time legal assistant with five+ years of experience in insurance defense and civil litigation.  The ideal candidate is a team player with strong word processing skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with ProLaw is a plus.  Knowledge of State and Federal court rules, and proficient in Odyssey and CM/ECF e-filing.  Positive work environment, 37.5 work week, competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  Please submit resume to jarmenta@mstlaw.com.
Litigation Assistant/ Paralegal
The Spence Law Firm NM, LLC is adding to our core trial team in our Albuquerque office.  Want to help people and do something important?  Considering law school; or, interested in joining a team that fights for people?  Let’s talk.  The job:  work closely with one or two attorneys in all aspects of litigation.  Must be good with people; read, write, think critically.  Self-starter.  Calm under pressure, Tech-savvy, organized and attention to detail.  Manage large digital files, multiple projects.  Part paralegal, investigator, concierge, librarian, counselor, more.  Litigation exp. helps.  Good soul, confidence, sharp mind, good attitude req.  Comp. salary, strong benefits, amazing experience.  Bi-lingual preferred.  Interested?  Email letter of interest, resume to: apply@spencelawyers.com.
Legal Assistant 
Small defense firm in search of a self-motivated legal assistant. Applicants must be proficient in using all Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Exchange. Experience in general civil litigation is preferred but not required.  Priority will be given to applicants with excellent proven computer skills. Competitive pay and benefits. Please fax resumes to (505) 842-5713, attention Hiring Division.
Paralegal
Proactive, energetic paralegal needed to help develop a small firm. Integrity, commitment, attention to detail, strong computer and organization skills required. Conversational Spanish preferred. All experience levels are encouraged to apply. Please provide resume, sample Settlement Demands, Motions, Briefs and Discovery responses to Jason@MarekLawFirm.Com

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