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Managing Attorney

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Company New Mexico Public Defender Department Location Hobbs, NM, United States



26 to 60

Min 6 yrs required



Nov 23, 2022

Mar 08, 2023

Feb 12, 2021


Managing Attorney
The candidate manages attorneys in a unit or manages a legal program. Manages, trains, develops, mentors, and conducts performance evaluations of assigned attorney resources. Manages financial resources of the unit. Provides key input into the development of policies and procedures for the assigned organizational unit and/or program. Oversees workflow and work assignments. Maintains adequate staffing levels by closely reviewing all requests for leave, and requesting posting of vacant positions through executive management. Provides key input into the development of policies and procedures for the assigned organizational unit and/or program. Provides input to the performance review and development of Attorneys at lower levels. Provides corrective action and or directives when necessary to include but not limited to progressive disciplinary action. Conducts legal research/analysis of laws, precedents, legal issues, procedural rules, in preparation of cases. Reviews and investigates client cases to determine legal position and propose legal strategy. Prepares for litigation and appeal through initiation of legal documents, review of case information, obtaining evidence, conducting interviews, preparation of witnesses to testify. Researches changes in laws, legislation, rules court decisions, case precedents, to determine/ anticipate legal problems and propose resolutions. Counsels and advises clients on cases such as pleadings, arraignments, trials, appeals. Explains, interprets and keeps client informed on changes in law, court decisions, legal issues and problems. 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. Depending on location: may assist with (CLIP) program or coordinate volunteer/intern/extern programs. Current license as an attorney issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court or eligible for limited license issued by New Mexico Supreme Court and 6 years of criminal law experience and/or management experience in a legal environment required.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 26 to 60 Hourly

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Ref: 3354

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New Mexico Public Defender Department
1601 North Turner
Suite 300
Hobbs, NM 88241

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