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Updated 6/12/2024

Judge

Pueblo of Laguna, NM – Great employer and benefits, competitive pay DOE! Seeking full-time Judge for the Pueblo’s Court with at least 5 years of legal experience to adjudicate criminal and civil cases. Professional atmosphere and leisurely commute from Albuquerque metro, Los Lunas, or Grants. Apply by June 1 for best consideration. Application instructions and position details at: Employment | Pueblo of Laguna (lagunapueblo-nsn.gov)

Entry Level and Experienced Attorneys

The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is seeking both entry level and experienced attorneys. Positions available in Sandoval, Valencia, and Cibola Counties. Enjoy the convenience of working near a metropolitan area while gaining valuable trial experience in a smaller office, providing the opportunity to advance more quickly than is afforded in larger offices. The 13th Judicial District offers flex schedules in a family friendly environment. Competitive salary starting @ 83,000+ depending on experience. Contact Krissy Fajardo @ kfajardo@da.state.nm.us or visit our website for an application @ https://www.13th.nmdas.com/ Apply as soon as possible. These positions fill fast!

RFP-Contract Counsel

The New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender (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 through-out New Mexico, as Contract Counsel. The LOPD, by and through CCLS, will be accepting Proposals for the November 1, 2024 – October 31, 2025 contract period. All interested attorneys must submit a Proposal before July 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. (MDT) 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 June 3, 2024.

Now Hiring New Mexico Department of Justice

The New Mexico Department of Justice is committed to recruiting high quality Deputy Directors who are passionate about serving the citizens of New Mexico. There are opportunities in the Consumer Protection and Criminal Appeals. The New Mexico Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. To apply please visit the State Personnel website at www.spo.state.nm.us. For additional job opportunities please visit our website at www.nmag.gov. If you have questions, please reach out to Tim Maestas at tmaestas@nmag.gov.

Appellate Attorney

Appellate boutique Durham, Pittard & Spalding LLP is looking for bright, motivated, and talented lawyers to join our growing and successful team in our office in Santa Fe. Our firm specializes in civil appeals and provides trial support to some of the best trial lawyers in New Mexico and throughout the country in high-stakes, complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Our practice is heavily focused on catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, including product liability, toxic tort, medical malpractice, and trucking, but our attorneys also handle a wide variety of other civil matters including civil rights, employment, and the occasional domestic relations or criminal appeal. We are looking for candidates who enjoy researching, writing, and presenting oral argument to trial and appellate courts. The position offers the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and to develop the skills of a top-notch appellate attorney. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: jkaufman@dpslawgroup.com.

Assistant Attorneys General

The New Mexico Department of Justice is committed to recruiting high quality assistant at torneys general who are passionate about serving the citizens of New Mexico. There are opportunities in the following divisions: Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, Special Prosecutions, Criminal Appeals, Civil Appeals, Government Litigation and Government Counsel and Accountability. The New Mexico Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. To apply please visit the State Personnel website at www.spo.state.nm.us. For additional job opportunities please visit our website at www.nmdoj.gov. If you have questions, please reach out to Tim Maestas at tmaestas@nmdoj.gov.

Attorney

Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West LLP, a Chambers and Partners ranked law firm specializing in the representation of American Indian Tribes and tribal businesses, is seeking an associate attorney. An active New Mexico license to practice law and 2-5 years’ experience are required. Prior
federal Indian law or tribal representation experience preferred, but not required. The Firm is committed to the advancement of American Indians and offers a collaborative working environment with opportunities for mentorship and professional growth. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample to Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West LLP at lvera@indiancountrylaw.com.

New Mexico Legal Aid – Current Job Opportunities

New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) provides civil legal services to low-income New Mexicans for a variety of legal issues including domestic violence/family law, consumer protection, housing, tax issues and benefits. NMLA has locations throughout the state including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Gallup, Roswell, Silver City, Clovis, Hobbs, Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Ana. Managing Attorney – SE office- Hobbs, Roswell and Clovis Office. Staff Attorney – Housing and General Practice. Please visit our website for all current openings, NMLA benefits, Salary Scales and instructions on how to apply - https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Associate Attorney

Mann Morrow, PLLC, a litigation firm with offices in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX, seeks an associate attorney to join our team. The ideal candidate will have up to five years of experience and be a team player with excellent communication (written and oral) and legal research skills, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance and 401K, as well as flexibility and the ability to work remotely for the right candidate. Our firm offers the ability to have a healthy work life balance while residing in an affordable community with rich culture, adding a special (green chile) spice to your life. License to practice law in New Mexico or the ability to waive in is required. Mann Morrow specializes in medical negligence defense, though there are opportunities to work on a variety of case types within the firm. Please send a letter of interest, resume, references and writing sample to angie.grossman@mannmorrow.com. All responses are confidential.

Full-Time Attorney

The Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute seeks a full-time attorney in New Mexico to address oil and gas production and pollution. This position is located in New Mexico, working remotely. The Climate Law Institute wages innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to protect
people, wildlife and ecosystems from climate change and the fossil fuel industry. The New Mexico attorney will carry out regulatory and legal interventions to help New Mexico phase out oil and gas production as science demands. The successful candidate will work closely with a dynamic team of legal, science, organizing, and communications staff, as well as colleagues at allied organizations, and research and analyze potential legal and regulatory interventions on New Mexico oil and gas production. License to practice law in New Mexico and familiarity with New Mexico environmental and administrative law; candidates who wish to relocate to New Mexico and take the New Mexico bar will be considered; minimum five years legal experience. The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/.

Presbyterian Health Plan (PHP): Staff Attorney & Court Liaison

Presbyterian Health Plan (PHP) seeks a skilled Staff Attorney & Court Liaison to join our legal team. Reporting to the PHP Associate General Counsel, this in-house counsel position plays a critical role in providing legal advice and services to PHP. The successful candidate will be the Court Liaison under the Medicaid Turquoise Care contract, serving as the single point of contact for court system stakeholders. Responsibilities include ensuring member care coordination related to court orders and case dispositions, as well as coordinating civil commitments and communicating courtrelated follow-up. Qualifications include J.D. from accredited law school and active license to practice law in New Mexico, or the ability to become licensed in New Mexico, and a member in good standing of the New Mexico state bar. 3-5 years of experience practicing law required. Prefer experience in the health law field, with focus on healthcare regulatory compliance, contracting and transactions – along with knowledge of the NM court system. If you meet these qualifications and are passionate about making a difference in healthcare, please send your resume to emcguill@phs.org.

Senior Trial Attorneys, Trial Attorneys, and Assistant Trial Attorneys

The Eleventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Div. II, in Gallup, New Mexico, McKinley County is seeking applicants for Assistant Trial Attorneys, Trial Attorneys and Senior Trial Attorneys. You will enjoy working in a community with rich culture and history while gaining invaluable experience and making a difference. The McKinley County District Attorney’s Office provides regular courtroom practice, supportive and collegial work environment. You are a short distance away from Albuquerque, Southern parts of Colorado, Farmington, and Arizona. We offer an extremely competitive salary and benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience. These positions are open to all licensed attorneys who are in good standing with the bar within or without the State of New Mexico. Please Submit resume to District Attorney Bernadine Martin, 201 West Hill, Suite 100, Gallup, NM 87301, or e-mail letter to Bmartin@da.state.nm.us. Position to commence immediately and will remain open until filled.

Bernalillo County Hiring 20 Prosecutors

Are you ready to work at the premiere law firm in New Mexico? The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office is hiring 20 prosecutors! Come join our quest to do justice every day and know you are making a major difference for your community. We offer a great employment package with incredible benefits. If you work here and work hard, you will gain trial experience second to none, collaborating with some of the most seasoned trial lawyers in the state. We are hiring at all levels of experience, from Assistant District Attorneys to Deputy District Attorneys. Please apply to the Bernalillo County District’s Attorney’s Office at: https://berncoda.com/careers-internships/. Or contact us at recruiting@da2nd.state.nm.us for more information.

Attorney Associate

The Third Judicial District Court in Las Cruces is accepting applications for a Full-Time At-Will Attorney Associate. Requirements include admission to the NM State Bar plus a minimum of three years experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk. Under general direction, as assigned by a judge or supervising attorney, review cases, analyze legal issues, perform legal research and writing, 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. Open until filled.

Contract Prosecutor

The Eleventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Div. II, in Gallup, New Mexico, McKinley County is seeking applicants for a Contract Prosecutor to assist in the prosecution of criminal misdemeanor cases, felony cases and conflict of interest cases. The Contract Prosecutor position requires substantial
knowledge and experience in criminal prosecution, rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; trial skills; the ability to draft legal documents and to research/analyze information and situations and the ability to work effectively with other criminal justice agencies and Law Enforcement. This position is open to all attorneys who have knowledge in criminal law and who are in good standing with the New Mexico Bar. Limited License is okay. Salary will result in a contractual agreement between the contract prosecutor and the District Attorney. Submit letter of interest and resume to District Attorney Bernadine Martin, 201 West Hill, Suite 100, Gallup, NM 87301, or e-mail letter to bmartin@da.state.nm.us.

Attorney

Madison, Mroz, Steinman, Kenny & Olexy, P.A., an AV-rated civil litigation firm, seeks an attorney with 3+ years’ experience to join our practice. We offer a collegial environment with mentorship, work from home flexibility, and opportunity to grow within the profession. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, along with excellent benefits. All inquiries are kept confidential. Please forward CVs to: hiring@madisonlaw.com. Please include “Associate Attorney position” in the subject line. CVs can also be mailed to: Hiring Director, P.O. Box 25467, Albuquerque, NM 87125-5467.

Multiple Attorneys

The Rio Rancho City Attorney’s Office is hiring multiple attorneys. We offer a rewarding work environment with outstanding benefits and great work-life balance! Responsibilities may include: representing the City in civil litigation and criminal prosecutions; providing advice to City departments regarding legal issues, policies, trainings, and contracts; and drafting legislation and ordinances. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary. Salary and position will be based on experience. To learn more about these opportunities, and to submit your application, please visit rrnm.gov/jobs.

Associate Attorney

Quiñones Law Firm LLC is a well-established defense firm in Santa Fe, NM in search of a full-time associate attorney with minimum 5 years of legal experience and willing to work minimum of 30 hours per week. Generous compensation and health benefits. Please send resume to quinoneslaw@cybermesa.com

Various Assistant City Attorney Positions

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring for various Assistant City Attorney positions. Hybrid in person/remote work schedule available. The Legal Department’s attorneys provide a broad range of legal services to the City and represent it in legal proceedings in court and before state, federal and administrative bodies. Current open positions include: Employment/Labor: The City is seeking an attorney to represent it in litigation related to employment and labor law in New Mexico State and Federal Courts, before the City of Albuquerque Personnel Board, and before the City of Albuquerque Labor Board; Health, Housing and Homelessness and Youth and Family Services General Counsel: The City is seeking an attorney to serve as general counsel to the Department of Health, Housing and Homelessness and the Department of Youth and Family Services for contract review, and a broad range of general legal issues, including federal grant compliance, procurement, rulemaking and interpretation, and other duties as assigned; Aviation: The City is seeking an attorney who will focus on representation of the City’s interests with respect to Aviation Department legal issues and regulatory compliance. The position will be responsible for interaction with Aviation Department administration, the Albuquerque Police Department, various other City departments, boards, commissions, and agencies, and various state and federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration; Municipal Affairs: The City is seeking an attorney to provide a broad range of general counsel legal services to the Mayor’s Office, City Council, various City departments, boards, commissions, and agencies. The legal services provided by the division includes, but are not limited to, drafting legal opinions, reviewing and drafting ordinances and executive/administrative
instructions, reviewing and drafting contracts, and providing general advice and counsel on day-to-day operations; Department of Municipal Development and General Services Department: The City is seeking an attorney to provide legal services to the City’s Department of Municipal Development (“DMD”) and General Services Department (“GSD”) for contract review, and a broad range of general legal issues, including public works
construction law and Capital Implementation projects, facilities, procurement, rulemaking, and interpretation, and other duties as assigned. Attention to detail and strong writing and interpersonal skills are essential. Preferences include: experience with litigation, contract drafting and review, government agencies, government compliance, and policy writing. Salary based upon experience. For more information or to apply please send a resume
and writing sample to Angela Aragon at amaragon@cabq.gov.

Full-Time Transactional Attorney

Blackgarden Law is looking for a full-time transactional Attorney with at least 2 years of meaningful experience in Business and Corporate Law. Corporate securities law is a requirement. This is an in-person or hybrid position. Visit our website at blackgardenlaw.com/careers for a full job description and application instructions.

Paralegal

MARRS GRIEBEL LAW, LTD. is an Albuquerque law firm serving businesses and their owners who find themselves dealing with business disputes. We aim to provide our clients with responsive, sensible, and efficient legal services that meet their broader business objectives. We are seeking a paralegal to join the firm. Case management: including case status reports and planning, managing deadlines, calendaring, and planning and scheduling workflow; File management: including managing email and filing; Document management: including document review, organization, and analysis; preparing document summaries and indices; Working directly with clients regarding document retrieval and discovery response; Writing: including preparing drafts of letters, pleadings, notices, and discovery; Filing and service of pleadings, including directing calendaring in accordance with court (or arbitration) rules; Document production: including collecting, reviewing, organizing, numbering and producing documents; Assisting with deposition preparation, including the creation and organization of deposition exhibits; Assisting with trial preparation including the assembly of exhibits, witness binders and appendices for depositions and court filings; Assisting with trials and arbitration hearings; Summarizing deposition transcripts and exhibits; Researching case-related factual issues using in-house files and outside reference sources. Skills, Education and Experience Requirements: Organization and case management skills; Research and investigation skills; Basic legal writing skills, including ability to write and proof-read legal documents; Ability to prioritize workload and to self-direct workflow; Familiarity with New Mexico trial and appellate courts, Federal courts and arbitration proceedings; Managing medium to large-scale document production; Proficiency with Document Review Software (Adobe) and MS Suite; SharePoint experience preferred; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Legal education - Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program, or a combination of education and/or experience; 2+ years of significant and substantive litigation experience as a paralegal. To apply, please send resume to hiring@marrslegal.com.

Division Director for Civil Rights New Mexico Department of Justice

The New Mexico Department of Justice is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as the Division Director for Civil Rights. The Director will be responsible for overseeing and managing legal matters related to civil rights enforcement and protection. Their primary focus is promoting equality, combating discrimination, and upholding constitutional and statutory rights. The Director will work closely with the Attorney General, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General for Affirmative Litigation and collaborate with a team of attorneys and legal professionals to develop and execute strategic litigation initiatives. Qualifications include having a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school; Admission to the New Mexico state bar and in good standing or the ability to acquire a limited law license; Strong knowledge of civil rights law, and other relevant legal areas; Proven track record of developing and executing successful litigation strategies; Excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team of attorneys and legal professionals; Outstanding legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines; Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders; Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equality, and public interest law; 6 years of experience in litigation, with a demonstrated focus on affirmative litigation and 3 years of management experience preferred. To apply please submit the following documents to Tim Maestas at recruiting@nmag.gov: Cover letter detailing your interest in the role and your relevant experience; Resume/CV with a detailed overview of your educational and professional background; Writing samples showcasing your legal research and writing abilities; Contact information for three professional references. Applicants are also encouraged to visit the State Personnel website at www.spo.state.nm.us., or our website at www.nmag.gov for additional job opportunities. If you have questions, please reach out to Tim Maestas at tmaestas@nmag.gov.

Associate Attorney

Mid- size downtown Defense litigation firm looking for associate with 3-5 years to do litigation including depositions and trials. Pay range varies with experience $70,000. To $120,000. Congenial and easy-going firm. Please contact Karen Arrants at Stiff, Garcia & Associates, karrants@stifflaw.com

IPRA Attorney New Mexico Department of Justice

The New Mexico Department of Justice seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as an attorney for fulfilling Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) requests. IPRA Attorneys are responsible for managing legal matters related to IPRA requests to the Office. Their primary focus is the timely, efficient, and effective processing of requests to inspect public records. IPRA Attorneys work closely with the Special Counsel for the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General for Civil Affairs, and Director of Government Counsel & Accountability and collaborate with attorneys and legal professionals throughout the Office. Qualifications include having a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school; Admission to the New Mexico state bar and in good standing or the ability to acquire a limited law license; Minimum of four (4) years of experience in the practice of law; Strong knowledge of IPRA law, and other relevant legal areas; Excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team of attorneys and legal professionals; Outstanding legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines; Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders; Demonstrated commitment to public service law; 6 years of experience in litigation, with a demonstrated experience processing IPRA requests and 3 years of management experience preferred. To apply please submit the following documents to Tim Maestas at recruiting@nmag.gov: Cover letter detailing your interest in the role and your relevant experience, Resume/CV with a detailed overview of your educational and professional background, Writing samples showcasing your legal research and writing abilities, Contact
information for three professional references. Applicants are also encouraged to visit the State Personnel website at www.spo.state.nm.us., or our website at www.nmag.gov for additional job opportunities. If you have questions, please reach out to Tim Maestas at tmaestas@nmag.gov.

Associate Attorney

Terry & deGraauw P.C. is seeking a qualified Associate Attorney with strong work ethic, compassion, and desire to grow in family law. One to three years in practice preferred. Salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, vision and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. All inquiries are confidential, please email resume to Kelly Squires at kss@tdgfamilylaw.com.

Attorney Associate (Full Time; At-Will) #00030752 Foreclosure Settlement Program

The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for a Full Time At-Will Attorney Associate position. This position will be assigned to the Foreclosure Settlement Program (FSP) and will operate under the direction of the Chief Judge, the Presiding Civil Judge, Managing Attorney, and/or Supervising Attorney. The Attorney Associate will facilitate settlement facilitation conferences between lenders and borrowers in residential foreclosure cases pending before the Court and will be responsible for conducting status conferences, settlement facilitations and reporting of statistical data to Court administration. Communications occur telephonically, by email, by video conference and in-person. The Attorney Associate 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. The Attorney Associate will coordinate with program administrative staff to support the FSP. Qualifications: Must be a graduate of a law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico and have three (3) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk. Experience in settlement facilitation/mediation and residential mortgage foreclosure matters and loss mitigation is strongly encouraged. Target Pay: $49.131 hourly, plus benefits. Send application or resume supplemental form with proof of education and one (1) writing sample to 2ndjobapply@nmcourts.gov or to Second Judicial District Court, Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 488 (400 Lomas Blvd. NW), Albuquerque, NM, 87102. Applications without copies of information requested will be rejected. Application and resume supplemental form may be obtained on the New Mexico Judicial Branch web page at
www.nmcourts.gov. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Associate Attorney – Civil Litigation

Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC is looking to hire a full-time Associate Attorney with at least 4-5 years of relevant experience for our Litigation practice. Interest in commercial and governmental law is a plus. All candidates should visit our website and view our Practice Areas webpage, as well as our Careers webpage for instructions on how to apply. Visit sutinfirm.com.

Experienced Full-Time Paralegal

Our law firm is a well-established and respected personal injury law firm in Santa Fe. We are seeking an experienced fulltime paralegal to join our busy team. Position requires excellent attention to detail and organization as well as strong word processing and writing skills. Applicants must be able to multi-task and work in a fastpaced environment. Litigation experience is a plus. The right candidate will be friendly, dedicated and a team player. The firm offers 100% employer paid health insurance premiums, competitive salary, and a 401K plan with profit sharing. Please send a resume to santafepifirm@gmail.com

Experienced Legal Assistant

Stiff, Garcia & Associates, LLC, a successful downtown insurance defense firm, seeks experienced Legal Assistant. Must be detailoriented,
organized, and have excellent communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Competitive salary. Please e-mail your resume to karrants@stifflaw.com

Part-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Quinones Law Firm LLC is a well-established defense firm in Santa Fe, NM in search of a part-time paralegal with minimum 5 years of Legal Assistant/Paralegal experience. Please send resume to quinoneslaw@cybermesa.com

Legal Assistant

Pueblo of Laguna, NM - Great employer and benefits, competitive pay DOE! Seeking fulltime Legal Assistant for the Community Legal Services Office to assist with administration of criminal or civil cases. Leisurely commute from Albuquerque metro, Los Lunas, or Grants. Apply by or before June 1 for best consideration. Application instructions and position details at: Employment | Pueblo of Laguna (lagunapueblo-nsn.gov)