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Staff Attorney

We are looking for a highly capable lawyer to join our staff in a full-time position involving complex civil litigation.

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 six years of experience in civil litigation; excellent research, writing and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence; ability to problem-solve creatively; and detail-orientation.

Preferred: familiarity with poverty or civil rights law and the ability to speak Spanish.

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and letter specifying how you meet each of the position requirements to Veronica@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.