Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is seeking an attorney to carry out litigation
and policy advocacy to transform the public education system.
We seek a
dynamic and creative attorney to work with educational leaders throughout New
Mexico on major policy reforms and litigation related to education, including compliance
with the landmark Yazzie/Martinez court decision. In July 2018, families
and school districts represented by the Center on Law and Poverty and
co-counsel won a historic court ruling that the public education system is
insufficient and violates the constitutional rights of Native American, English
language learner, and low-income students and students with disabilities. The
ruling mandates comprehensive programmatic and funding reforms. This position
will work with our legal team on ongoing litigation of the Yazzie case, advance
legislative efforts, conduct administrative advocacy with agencies, and investigate
and litigate new issues related to public education. Learn more about our
education work at: www.nmpovertylaw.org/our-work/education/.
is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in systemic
advocacy and impact litigation to advance the health, economic and educational
wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We partner with our communities to provide
advocacy through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, and
through community outreach and education. To learn more about the Center,
please visit our website at www.nmpovertylaw.org.
strong leadership and strategic thinking skills; passionate about education
policy, racial justice and community lawyering; excellent litigator, writer and
researcher; ability to manage complex projects; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness
and persistence. Preferred: Indigenous language or Spanish speaker, experience with
lobbying, coalition-building, and media.
confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We are an equal opportunity
employer. Native Americans, other people of
color, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.