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Staff Attorneys

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm engaging in systemic advocacy and impact litigation to advance social and economic justice.  Learn more about us by visiting our web site at www.nmpovertylaw.org

We are looking for a highly capable lawyer to join our staff in a full-time permanent positions.  The position is with our Labor Team, which is working on issues such as workers’ compensation for agricultural laborers, minimum wage and labor law enforcement.

The work at the Center on Law and Poverty is varied, always challenging and highly rewarding.  The work week is reasonable and the staff superb.  We offer a reasonable non-profit salary and excellent benefits.

Required: Law degree and license; at least two years of experience practicing law; excellent research, writing and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence;  leadership; ability to be articulate and forceful in the face of powerful opposition; ability to problem-solve creatively; detail-orientation; strong Spanish language skills.

Preferred: familiarity with New Mexico, poverty or civil rights law and advocacy.

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and letter specifying how you meet each of the position requirements to hiringcommittee@nmpovertylaw.org . Please put your name in the subject line. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Are you a law student interested in working on behalf of the underserved communities? We encourage you to come work with us! NMCLP offers year round opportunities for law students to gain experience in public interest matters through a student internship/externship.

Summer Internship:

The Seth Montgomery Fellowship is a paid ($5,000 stipend) 10 week internship that allows for one outstanding first or second year law student to work with one or several attorneys on issues related to healthcare, farmworkers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, public benefits, hunger and nutritional support, and public education. The position requires the student to work full time (40 hours). Applications for the 2015 Seth Montgomery Fellowship will be accepted starting in 2015. Have any questions? Please email Staff Attorneys Abuko Estrada at abuko@nmpovertylaw.org or Preston Sanchez at preston@nmpovertylaw.org.

Fall, Summer, and Spring Externships:

NMCLP allows selected law students the opportunity to earn credits while working under the supervision of a licensed attorney as part of an Externship Program. Students will have the opportunity to work in the areas of healthcare, farmworkers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, public benefits, hunger and nutritional support, and public education. For questions regarding externships, please contact Staff Attorneys Abuko Estrada at abuko@nmpovertylaw.org or Preston Sanchez at preston@nmpovertylaw.org.