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Managing 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.

We are seeking a Managing Attorney to manage 3 to 4 attorney-team leaders toward achieving very challenging goals in several program areas as well as engage in some program work him or herself.  The position is directly responsible for maintaining a very high level of excellence in organizational performance.

In order to succeed in this position, you will have to be an intellectual peer with some very smart attorneys; able to add value to strategic and tactical planning; detail-oriented and well organized;  a highly competent advocate and litigator in your own right; and a skilled manager, able to support others to be their best while also ensuring accountability.

The work at the Center on Law and Poverty is never routine, always challenging and highly rewarding.  The work week is reasonable, the environment positive and the staff superb.  We offer a good non-profit salary and excellent benefits.

Requirements: law degree with at least ten years experience in plaintiffs’ litigation (preferably civil rights); a record of achieving systemic improvement through advocacy; a history of successful management; and a demonstrated commitment to addressing poverty and/or equal access to justice issues. Preferred: experience with administrative advocacy, familiarity with poverty law and the ability to speak Spanish.

Apply in confidence by sending a letter of interest and resume to veronica@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 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.