Paralegal/Administrative Assistant

We are currently seeking a highly organized Paralegal/Administrative Assistant who will assist in conducting advocacy and litigation with the Center’s Education Team. The successful applicant will assist attorneys by: communicating with clients; locating witnesses to testify; factual investigation such as obtaining documents, photographs and other evidence; performing legal research; editing/proofing pleadings and other legal documents; organizing, analyzing, summarizing and indexing documents; preparing charts, tables and other demonstrative evidence; investigating and developing cases and projects assigned, and conducting necessary interviews.

Requirements: college degree; paralegal certification or equivalent experience required; high level of proficiency in verbal and written communication; excellent research and analytic skills; self-motivated and dependable; detail-oriented; demonstrated commitment to addressing poverty and/or equal access to justice issues; experience working with low-income people, people of color, and other marginalized groups.

Preferred characteristics: experience with and/or knowledge of New Mexico’s public education system; Spanish proficiency. Salary range for this position: Commensurate with experience. The initial contract would be for six months, with an extension contingent on funding and Center needs.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to veronica@nmpovertylaw.org.

The NM Center on Law and Poverty is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, former recipients of public assistance, or people who have grown up in poverty are especially encouraged to apply.