Paralegal/Administrative Assistant

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty seeks a highly organized Paralegal/Administrative Assistant to advance our advocacy and litigation. Position is part time.

The Center 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 provide advocacy through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, and through community education and media. 

Successful applicant will support the Center’s advocacy by: communicating with clients; conducting factual investigation such as obtaining documents, photographs and other evidence; performing legal research; editing/proofing/filing pleadings and other legal documents; organizing, analyzing, summarizing and indexing documents; preparing charts, tables and other demonstrative evidence; investigating and developing cases and projects assigned, and conducting necessary interviews. 

Requirements: college degree; paralegal certification or equivalent experience required; high level of proficiency in verbal and written communication; excellent research and analytic skills; self-motivated and dependable; detail-oriented; commitment to economic and racial justice. 

Preferred characteristic: Spanish proficiency.  

Salary range for this position: Commensurate with experience.  
To apply, send cover letter and resume to contact@nmpovertylaw.org.   The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is an equal opportunity employer.  People with disabilities, people of color, former recipients of public assistance, or people who have grown up in low income communities are especially encouraged to apply.