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Marcia Ulibarri  
505-797-6058

Positions

Week 4/15-4/26
Attorney Advisor 
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), is a component of HHS, is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable employees who want to support the OMHA mission of adjudicating Medicare claims in a fair and timely manner.  OMHA's mission is to be a responsible forum for fair, credible and timely decision-making through an accomplished, innovative and resilient workforce. Each employee makes a difference by contributing to shaping American health care.
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Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Albuquerque, NM
Salary: $51,675.00 to $67,174.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0905-09
Open Period: 04/03/2019 to 09/30/2019 
Position Information: Excepted Service Permanent - Full Time Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Interested applicants must apply for these vacancies through USAJOBS.  You can click on the highlighted link above to access this specific job on USAJOBS.  Please be sure to read the entire job announcement to ensure that you submit a complete application and nothing is missed.  Legal Assistant vacancy announcements are being prepared for USAJOBS and will be posted in the very near future.  However, if you would like to view OMHA’s current vacancies posted on USAJOBS, please use the following link to access our vacancies:  https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=OMHA 
Family Law/Divorce Attorney
 Seeking a qualified attorney with 4-6 years’ experience in family law.  Willing to consider an attorney with an established practice.  Must be willing to work in a collaborative environment, have a strong work ethic, and be compassionate. Benefits include health, dental, and a 401(k) plan.  Must be licensed to practice in New Mexico.  If interested, please send resume to ewideman@pbwslaw.com.  All replies are confidential.
Corrales Municipal Court-Clerk
Corrales Municipal Court is accepting applications for a full-time Court Clerk.   This position will maintain the court case management data system, receipt fines, fees and bond payments, balance and reconcile daily case receipts and prepare daily bank deposits.
Qualification: A high school diploma or GED with 4 years’ experience in court case management in a legal setting or other relevant environment; a second language is desirable preferably Spanish.  Ability to type accurately a reasonable speed, organize and prioritize workload, maintain accurate orderly records and files.  Have ability to communicate effectively verbal and in writing and speak before public.
Individuals must be bondable and will be subject to a background check.   
Applications and job description can be obtained at the Village Hall located at 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, New Mexico, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please contact the Village Clerk at (505) 897-0502 ext. 210 if you have any questions.
Applications may be submitted to sfresquez@corrales-nm.org or in person at Village Hall.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Village of Corrales is an EOE/ADA employer.
Personal Injury Attorney
Get paid more for your great work. Salary plus incentives paid twice a month. Great benefits. Outstanding office team culture. Learn more at www.HurtCallBert.com/attorneyjobs. Or apply by email Bert@ParnallLaw.com and write “Apples” in the subject line.
Associate Attorney
Multi-state firm with an Albuquerque office is seeking an associate attorney with 3 or more years’ experience, to represent lenders in a residential  mortgage foreclosure practice. We seek a candidate who has experience with title, mediations, bankruptcy  and civil litigation.  Please send a letter of interest, salary range, and resume if interested to DNesbitt@tblaw.com or Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., 1700 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq 87110. 

Legal Counsel and Government Relations Specialist
Provides proactive legal services and legal advice to the Superintendent and/or staff relating to the operations and policies of the District.  
Minimum Requirements: 
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.  Must be admitted and in good standing to practice law in the State of New Mexico. Knowledge of state and federal laws relating to school districts in New Mexico. 
Preferred Requirements:
General knowledge of contract law preferred, plus an understanding of school board policies and union negotiation experience for Collective Bargaining Agreements. Active law practice in school employment law. SPED law experience also preferred.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:  
Must have the ability to evaluate pertinent facts and evidence in the analysis of legal issues; interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations; conduct legal research; organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines; communicate effectively with personnel in all levels of the organization, orally and in writing.  Must be able to perform word processing and internet research. 
Apply on our website at www.sfps.info and attach resume. If you have any questions, please send an email to:  sfpsrecruiting@sfps.k12.nm.us or call 505-467-2008.  
Santa Fe Public Schools, 2516 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM, 87505.  

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.
Legal Assistance 
The Federal Public Defender office for the District of New Mexico is accepting applications for a Legal Assistant position to be stationed in Albuquerque.  Federal salary and benefits apply.
Minimum qualifications are high school graduate or equivalent and at least three years legal secretary experience, federal criminal experience preferred.  Starting salary ranges from a JSP-6 to JSP-8, currently yielding $38,016 to $46,786 annually depending on experience.
This position provides secretarial and clerical support to the attorneys and staff utilizing advanced knowledge of legal terminology, word and information processing software.  Legal Assistants must understand district and circuit court rules and protocols; edit and proofread legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda; transcribe dictation; perform cite checking and assemble copies with attachments for filing and mailing.  Duties also include screening and referring telephone calls and visitors; screening incoming mail; reviewing outgoing mail for accuracy; handling routine matters as authorized; assembling and attaching supplemental material to letters or pleadings as required; maintaining calendars; setting appointments as instructed; organizing and photocopying legal documents and case materials; and case file management.  Backing up and covering for other legal assistants and the receptionist is a mandatory component of this position.
The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege; the ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations; exercise good judgment; have a general knowledge of office protocols and secretarial processes; analyze and recommend practical solutions; be proficient in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to communicate effectively with assigned attorneys, other staff, clients, court agency personnel, and the public; and have an interest in indigent criminal defense.  Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated while also excelling in a fast paced team environment.  Spanish fluency a plus.  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.  Position subject to the availability of funds.
In one PDF document, please e-mail your resumé with cover letter and 3 references to:
Melissa Read, Administrative Officer
FDNM-HR@fd.org  
Must be received no later than 4/30/2019.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  
No phone calls.
Senior Trial Attorney Positions Available in the Albuquerque Area
The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is seeking Senior 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 Fajardo kfajardo@da.state.nm.us or 505-771-7411 for an application. Apply as soon as possible.  These positions will fill up fast!
Requests for proposals (RFP) 
The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General (NMOAG) is soliciting requests for proposals (RFP) from qualified firms, to provide outside legal services. Correspondence should be directed to: Nick Eckert - Procurement Manager – NMOAG P.O. Drawer 1508 Santa Fe NM 87504 Phone: 505-490-4831 Email: neckert@nmag.gov. The RFP will be issued on April 3, 2019. Interested parties may access and download the document from NMOAG website at www.nmag.gov. Proposals must be received by the Procurement Manager no later than 3:00PM MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME on May 3, 2019. Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted. Please reference RFP #19-305-0000-0000001
Commercial Liability Defense, Coverage Litigation Attorney P/T, Location Flexible 
Our well-established, regional, law practice seeks a contract 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 in Farmington NM, or in other locations in NM where we have active matters.   Compensation for billable hours at hourly rate to be agreed, generally in the range of $45 - $65  per hour. Apply with resume, 5-10p legal writing example to revans@evanslawfirm.com with "NM Attorney applicant" in the subject line.
Law Office Openings
IMMEDIATE opportunities in a busy downtown Albuquerque Real Estate Law Office. Current needs include:
1 Paralegal
1 Legal Assistant
2 File Clerk/Receptionist
1 Part-time Bookkeeper
Send your resume to:
Steven@BEStstaffJobs.com
Domestic Relations Hearing Officer
Family Court

The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for a full-time, term At-Will Domestic Relations Hearing Officer in Family Court (position #10106574).  This position is under the supervision of the Presiding Family Court Judge.  Applicant will be assigned a child support caseload.  May also be assigned caseloads to include domestic relations and domestic violence 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: April 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EOE.  Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Human Resource Division of the need for an accommodation.

Escrow Processor 
Face paced title company looking for talent just like you!  We are now hiring for escrow processor positions.  Responsibilities include working with real estate brokers, lenders and attorneys to acquire and organize all necessary documents needed for closing.  Prepare and distribute title company closing documents.   Preparation and disbursement of funds.  Requirements:  Basic computer skills, Ability to multi-task, detail oriented, problem solving skills and an ability to thrive under pressure.  Previous real estate, legal or accounting experience a plus.  Full Benefits EOE.  Send resume to Julie Buckalew at Julie.buckalew@stewart.com

Family Law Attorney
Cordell & Cordell, P.C., a domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 36 states, is currently seeking an experienced family law attorney for an immediate opening in its office in Albuquerque, NM.  The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of New Mexico, have minimum of 3 years of litigation experience with 1st chair family law preferred.
The position offers 100% employer paid premiums including medical, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance, as well as 401K and wellness plan. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a growing firm with offices throughout the United States. To be considered for this opportunity please email your resume to Hamilton Hinton at hhinton@cordelllaw.com
Litigation Paralegal (IRC71905)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the leading research institutions in the world, is
seeking a Paralegal to provide professional support to attorneys and staff in its Litigation Management Group. The primary responsibility for this position will be to support attorneys 
in all aspects of case management. The qualified candidate should have experience in fact checking, proofreading, research, document review and analysis, discovery, and document and database management systems, along with five years of experience as a litigation paralegal in a law office or similar setting. 
For a complete job description, and to apply, visit lanl.jobs and search via Req. ID: “IRC71905” For specific questions regarding the status of this job, call Antoinette Jiron at (505) 665-0749. 
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status
Legal Assistant/ Legal Secretary 
Solo practitioner seeking an experienced, professional, full-time legal assistant. Practice focuses on probate litigation, guardianships, and elder law, but handles a few personal injury cases as well. Experience in those areas preferred. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Word, Outlook, QuickBooks, Odyssey and electronic case filing. The ideal candidate will possess above-average writing and speaking skills. Duties will include answering multiple telephone lines, scheduling appointments, filing, client billing, drafting correspondence, and general office administration. Position offers a very pleasant working environment. Competitive salary, depending upon experience. While this is not an entry-level position, exceptional candidates without experience would be considered. Please send a cover letter and resume to ben@benhancocklaw.com.
Paralegal
Hinkle Shanor, LLP’s Santa Fe office is seeking a paralegal to join its medical malpractice defense team.  3-5 years litigation experience is preferred, but not required. Ideal candidates will have experience in medical negligence matters, including preparation of medical chronologies and summaries.  Past experience in civil practice handling pre-trial discovery through trial preparation is also a plus.  Undergraduate degree or paralegal certificate is preferred, but work experience may be considered in lieu thereof.  Competitive salary and benefits; all inquiries will be kept confidential.  
Please e-mail resume resumes to gromero@hinklelawfirm.com and ztaylor@hinklelawfirm.com
Assistant Attorney General 
The Civil Litigation Division of the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General is recruiting candidates to fill an opening for an Assistant Attorney General in Santa Fe. The job posting, with details and instructions to apply, is available at www.nmag.gov/human-resources.aspx or by emailing Litigation Division Director Joseph Dworak at jdworak@nmag.gov. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. 
Associate Attorney
Scott & Kienzle, P.A. is hiring an Associate Attorney (0 to 10 years experience).  Practice areas include insurance defense, subrogation, collections, creditor bankruptcy, and Indian law.  Associate Attorney needed to undertake significant responsibility: opening a file, pretrial, trial, and appeal. Lateral hires welcome.  Please email a letter of interest, salary range, and résumé to paul@kienzlelaw.com.
The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Las Cruces is looking for:
Assistant Trial Attorney
Requirements: J. D. degree and current license to practice law in New Mexico. 
Preferred Qualifications: Legal experience totaling up to at least one (1) year.
Salary Range: $52,208-$65,260
Senior Trail Attorney 
Requirements: Licensed attorney to practice law in New Mexico plus a minimum of four (4) years as a practicing attorney in criminal law or three (3) years as a prosecuting attorney.
Salary Range: $63,743-$79,679
Salary will be based upon experience and the District Attorney’s Personnel and Compensation Plan. 
Submit Resume to Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator at wsafranek@da.state.nm.us
Further description of this position is listed on our website http://donaanacountyda.com/

Family Law Attorney – Experienced or New
Is the law firm you work for helping you be the best attorney you can be?  The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer in Albuquerque seeks attorneys with, or without experience.  If you have experience with divorce, custody, wills & estates, elder law or kinship/guardianship - consider a firm that works hard and smart, with weekends free and no work during vacations!  If you possess civil, prosecutorial, or criminal experience – consider family law.  Much of your experience is directly transferrable.  All you need is a passion to learn.  If you are new in your career – we provide high intensity training and mentorship.  Join a firm that fosters learning and work alongside a seasoned attorney.  Just bring your energy and enthusiasm.  Competitive Base Salary (no percentage or commissioned pay), Bonuses, Health/Dental, Profit sharing, 401k, Flex work.  Applicants must be in good standing with NM Bar.  Call Dorene Kuffer in complete confidence to discuss the possibilities.  505-253-0950.  

Associate Litigation Attorney 
Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Regional litigation firm with offices in Colorado and New Mexico seeks attorney with 2 – 6+ years of litigation experience, preferably in one or more of the following practice areas: consumer finance, creditors’ rights, mortgage lending and servicing, foreclosure, real estate, title, and/or bankruptcy.  Candidates should possess strong research and writing skills, have significant courtroom experience, and be well-versed in all local civil rules and practices in New Mexico.  We offer competitive benefits and salary, including performance-based bonuses.   Please submit your résumé and writing sample to rweiman@msa.legal, and indicate your preferred office location (Albuquerque or Santa Fe).

Chief Deputy District Attorney and a Deputy District Attorney 
Immediate opening for a Chief Deputy District Attorney and a Deputy District Attorney with the Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Salary depends on experience, w/benefits. Please send resume to Francesca Estevez, District Attorney FMartinez-Estevez@da.state.nm.us Or call 575-388-1941.

New Mexico Court of Appeals
Chief Appellate Attorney
The Chief Appellate Attorney is a high-level, vital part of the Court of Appeals. The Chief Appellate Attorney expertly manages a team of staff attorneys that advise the judges on substantive and procedural aspects of cases before the Court. The position is essential to the timely resolution of appellate cases in the State of New Mexico and serves as a member of the Court’s management team. Frequent travel between the Court’s offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe is required. Superior legal ability and knowledge of constitutional, federal and state law are critical as well as excellent supervisory skills.  Minimum requirements are 7 years in the practice of law, including appellate law, 3 years of which must have been as a supervisor. More extensive experience is highly desired. Current pay range is $32.578 - $55.590 per hour. More information is available at www.nmcourts.gov/careers. Send cover letter and resume to: AOC, Attn: Nathan Hale, aocneh@nmcourts.gov, 237 Don Gaspar, Room 25, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Associate Attorney
Atkinson, Baker & Rodriguez, P.C. is an aggressive, successful Albuquerque-based complex civil commercial and tort litigation firm seeking an extremely hardworking and diligent associate attorney with great academic credentials.  This is a terrific opportunity for the right lawyer, if you are interested in a long term future with this firm.  A new lawyer with up to 3 years of experience is preferred.  Send resumes, references, writing samples, and law school transcripts to Atkinson, Baker & Rodriguez, P.C., 201 Third Street NW, Suite 1850, Albuquerque, NM  87102 or e_info@abrfirm.com.  Please reference Attorney Recruiting.
F/T Paralegal 
F/T paralegal needed for fast paced family law office. Excellent computer skills, ability to multitask and being a good team player are all required. Spanish speaking preferred. Pay DOE. Fax resume: 242-3125 or mail: Law Offices of Lynda Latta, 715 Tijeras Ave. NW, 87102 or email: holly@lyndalatta.com No calls.
Full-Time Legal Assistant 
Small busy law firm seeking experienced, full-time Legal Assistant, knowledge of Microsoft Word necessary. Two (2) years’ experience required. Salary negotiable.  Send Resume to Alegras Lucero, 1225 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, Fax to (505) 266-4330 or email to alucero@michaeldanoff.com
Paralegal 
Litigation Paralegal with minimum of 3- 5 years’ experience, including current working knowledge of State and Federal District Court rules, online research, trial preparation, document control management, and familiar with use of electronic databases and related legal-use software technology.   Seeking skilled, organized, and detail-oriented professional for established commercial civil litigation firm.  Email resumes to e_info@abrfirm.com or Fax to 505-764-8374.
Experienced Oil & Gas Associate
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, a 150+ attorney law firm based in Denver, Colorado is seeking an oil & gas transactional associate 3-5 years of experience to join our sophisticated and vibrant energy practice. Candidates should possess a broad range of experience in transactional matters (both upstream and/or midstream) for energy companies. Large law firm or energy boutique firm experience is preferred.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and oral communication skills.  Applicants should be entrepreneurial, team oriented, and highly motivated to help us grow our practice and serve our clients. Colorado license preferred. Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited law school.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a brief writing sample (5 pages maximum) to www.dgslaw.com/careers

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