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Litigation - General Attorney in Farmington, NM

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Company name

DNA People's Legal Service

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Farmington, NM

Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2018

Posted on

Jul 24,2018

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Staff Attorney. The candidate under limited supervision, practice law aggressively on behalf of eligible clients. This position handles only civil cases for all clients. These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education. This position combines courtroom representation of individual parents with systems and policy advocacy to improve outcomes for vulnerable families. It will entail significant courtroom advocacy with a heavy focus on high-quality client representation. Participate in all aspects of litigation including to, client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, trials, and appellate work in both State and Federal Courts; to appear at administrative hearings. Prepare and manage caseloads. Provide legal advice to individual clients, and general legal information to eligible community groups as well as to the public in general, which may involve travel to outlying communities. Develop relationships with the client communities and leaders of the communities. Present misdemeanor and felony cases. Provide legal advice and assistance to clients. Attend legal proceedings. Make recommendations on sentences. Perform appellate work. Provide representation to clients for felony and misdemeanor cases, appeals, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile cases. Meet and communicate with clients. Interview witnesses. Obtain reports and records. Review police reports, grand jury transcripts, and all other case discovery. Examine evidence and investigate claims. Assist clients with court ordered classes, or counseling. Perform legal research and writing; draft, prepare, and file legal documents and correspondence. Interview defendants to ascertain case facts. Arrange pretrial investigations with paralegals and other office staff. Correlate findings and prepare case. Conduct case. Examine and cross examine witnesses. Summarize case to the jury. Participate in specialized litigation task forces, both program-wide and statewide. Supervise other staff and volunteers, and to train other staff and volunteers; to participate in hiring of staff, to attend required office and program meetings. Attend continuing legal education seminars and to keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means. Handle high caseloads and willingness to meet personally with all clients. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. from an accredited law school. Active State license and in good standing is required. Licensed Bar Attorney should be admitted in applicable State they are working in or eligible for admission on motion, or by the next examination, or by waiver. Maintain a valid attorney’s license in that state practicing. Should have excellent legal research and writing skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
DNA People's Legal Service
P.O. Box 765
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Phone: 928-283-3206
Fax: 928-774-9452