Job Details

Attorney Senior

Company name

Eleventh Judicial District Court New Mexico

Organization Type


Job Type


Valid Through

Apr 26, 2021

Posted on

Jan 11, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Aztec, NM, United States

Employment Type



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Attorney Senior
The candidate will assists the Supreme Court with the exercise of its constitutional rulemaking authority and provides staff support for their rulemaking committees, boards, and commissions. Drafts recommendations and proposed dispositions for assigned cases. Screens pro se petitions for jurisdiction and procedural prerequisites. Responds on behalf of the Supreme Court to correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls from pro se litigants, inmates, attorneys, and members of the public. Assists the Court to resolve pending appeals by reviewing motions, docketing statements and briefs. Leads the reviews and disposition of Driving while Intoxicated and Domestic Violence cases on appeal from Metropolitan Court and reviews cases on appeal from Motor Vehicle Department license revocation hearings. Recommends appropriate courses of action and dispositions. Drafts memoranda of law, proposed opinions and orders for administrative appeals of record and de novo appeals. Analyzes briefs, records, and legal authorities cited. Creates proposed orders addressing petitions for extraordinary writs and motions in civil and criminal matters. Evaluates court processes and formulate, recommend and implement policies and procedures to ensure uniform compliance with statutory and constitutional provisions, case law and Supreme Court Rules. Assists management on personnel issues and ensures compliance with applicable employment laws, rules, regulations, court and AOC policies and procedures. Assists with Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and Invitations to Bid (ITB’s). Develops judicial procedures and documentation for conducting stream adjudication and provides legal direction to judges and courts related to stream adjudication cases. Prepares and makes oral presentations, training or continuing education at national, state and local conferences. Attends trials and hearings, advices and meets with court administration and staff on legal or court matters. Researches proposed legislation, provide testimony and participate in developing strategies for passage of legislation. Oversees and assesses the appropriateness of mediation or a dispute resolution process for a case and conducts mediation or a dispute resolution process subject to the applicable standards of confidentiality. Leads joint discussion with all parties, and conducts private discussions with each party, identifies issues, contentions, and interests and develops a constructive working environment that generates discussion of options for resolution. Oversees and encourages negotiations extending beyond the initial conference through subsequent conversations or additional conferences. Facilitates settlements until an agreement is reached or until settlement does not appear to be possible. Oversees court mandated programs. Communicates, supports, and develops working relationships with associated parties. Prepares curriculum or workshop materials for training and educational programs. Ensures compliance with statuary deadlines and budgetary limitations. May serve on statewide or local committees. Other duties as assigned. Should demonstrate knowledge of United States and New Mexico constitutions, federal law, New Mexico case law, statutes, rules, policies and procedures; rules of Criminal and Civil procedures, rules of Appellate Procedure, rules of evidence, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and rules of Professional Conduct. Court jurisdiction and operations; legal research; judiciary processes and policies, administrative, civil and criminal law and procedures. Principles of legal analysis and writing, legal proofreading and editing; court case management systems; supervisory techniques, mediating and managing conflict. Employment law; and conflict-resolution principles and techniques. Ability to balance practical and legal considerations, develop procedures, comprehend and explain complex issues and solve problems.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Eleventh Judicial District Court New Mexico
103 South Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Fax: 505-334-7762