Main Areas of Responsibility:
As a Staff Attorney, you will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as
coalition-building, fundraising, and media work. You will work closely with client communities
to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be responsible, in collaboration with the
Executive Director and staff, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
Maintains an individual caseload, engaging in client-directed litigation in state and federal
court, including appellate work, before administrative agencies and potentially international
Involvement and engagement with policy development, including the legislative session, that
supports and furthers NMELC’s mission.
Up to 5 years of litigation experience in administrative, state, and/or federal courts, with a strong background in environmental, constitutional, and/or civil rights law.
Exceptional candidates at all experience levels will be considered.
Must be an attorney in good standing and either be licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico or be eligible for admission to the New Mexico bar at the time of hiring.
Environmental justice/social justice education, background, and/or experience.
Full-time/exempt annual salary of 62K to 72K depending on experience. After a qualifying period, benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b), vacation, sick leave, holidays and sabbatical.