SCLO Job Opportunities

Job Title:          Full Time Staff Attorney – Civil Legal Services

Job Location:   Albuquerque, NM

Job Type:         Elder Law – Civil

Organization:   Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc.
The Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc. (SCLO) provides free legal services to clients in Central New Mexico (Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties). We help seniors aged 60 and older, many with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level. Focus areas include: public benefits (Social Security, SSI, VA); health care coverage and access (Medicare, Medicaid, VA, Medicaid Expansion); long term care rights; advance directives and protective proceedings (powers of attorney, guardianship, conservatorship); landlord-tenant; and consumer protection (debt collection, identity theft, scams).

 

Position Description: 

SCLO is seeking a full time attorney with 0 to 2 years’ experience.   The attorney will provide a range of legal services from brief services to full representation before courts and administrative agencies, systemic advocacy, and outreach and education.  The attorney will work in multiple practice areas, with a particular focus on landlord-tenant, consumer, protection, and public benefits.  A special focus will be on the legal needs of grandparents raising grandchildren and other seniors raising relatives who are children. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated interest in public interest and poverty law, and be patient with and sensitive to the needs of seniors.

 

Requirements:

Graduate of accredited law school and licensed to practice law in New Mexico or another jurisdiction, and eligible to waive into the New Mexico Bar. (See NMRA 15-301.2 and 15-107.) Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage a caseload, and the ability to build collaborative relationships with SCLO staff,  partner legal services agencies, and our client community.    Proficiency in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

How to Apply:

Applications should be emailed to eleitzer@sclonm.org and must include a cover letter, current resume, writing sample, and three references. No phone calls please.

Submission Deadline: 

Until filled.

SCLO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Compensation package includes generous benefits.

 

 

 

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