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ProfileSenior Criminal Defense Attorney - SVO (SE NM) The candidate will direct, coordinate and supervise less experienced attorneys, other professionals and clerical staff. Conducts legal research/analysis of laws, precedents, legal issues, rules of procedure and evidence in preparation of cases. Independently reviews and investigates client cases to determine legal position and legal strategy. Prepares for litigation and appeal through initiation of legal documents, review of case information, obtaining evidence, conducting interviews and reparation of witnesses to testify without direct supervision. Researches changes in laws, legislation, rules, court decisions, case precedents, to determine/anticipate legal problems and propose resolutions. Drafts/reviews, proposes and prepares reports, memoranda in opposition, briefs, legal documents, motions, correspondence, and appeals for clients without direct supervision. Independently counsels and advises clients on cases such as pleadings, arraignments, trials, appeals. Represents the client in legal matters, such as motions, hearings, litigation and appeals. Explains, interprets and keeps client informed on changes in law, court decisions, legal issues and problems without direct supervision. Attends seminars, training classes and reviews current professional literature to maintain and develop professional skill and knowledge. Conducts plea bargaining with District Attorneys and other parties to establish agreements to resolve cases. Follows through on case by ensuring client release, client payments. Performs related work as required. Should have current license as an attorney issued by the NM Supreme Court or eligible for limited license issued by NM Supreme Court and 4+ years of experience as a practicing attorney.
New Mexico Public Defender Department
301 N. Guadalupe Street,
Aztec, NM 87501