Staff Attorney-Public Benefits

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



924 Park Ave SW
Suite C
New Mexico
United States


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. To learn more about our New Mexico Center, please visit our web site at


We are looking for a dynamic and creative staff attorney who would be assigned to our Public Benefits Team to provide legal representation, policy advocacy, and community education to address hunger and secure fundamental fairness in the administration of the public safety net for low-income New Mexicans. This is a full-time permanent position.


The work at the Center on Law and Poverty is varied, always challenging and highly rewarding. The work week is reasonable and the staff superb. We offer a good non-profit salary and excellent benefits.

Required: Law degree and license; minimum two years as an attorney; demonstrated intellectual or academic excellence; very strong research and writing skills; demonstrated persistence and capacity to lead; ability to problem-solve creatively; detail-oriented; commitment to economic and racial justice. Preferred: knowledge and experience in advocacy, lobbying, legislative and government administrative processes; experience working with diverse community groups and other allies; familiarity with poverty law; Spanish fluency.

Level of Language Proficiency

English & Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Apply in confidence by sending a resume and letter describing commitment to social justice and to the mission of the NM Center on Law and Poverty to  We are an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, and people who have grown up in low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply.