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Staff Attorney

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 position. 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 good non-profit salary and excellent benefits. Required: Law degree and license; excellent research, writing and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ persistence and capacity to lead; 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 legislative advocacy. Read a full job description here. Apply in confidence by sending a resume and letter specifying how you meet each of the position requirements to kim@nmpovertylaw.org. 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 Attorney Maria Martinez Sanchez: maria@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 Maria Martinez Sanchez (maria@nmpovertylaw.org) or Preston Sanchez (preston@nmpovertylaw.org)