Job Reference #00001070
The Criminal Appeals Division in the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, is seeking applicants for the Assistant Attorney General positions.
The Criminal Appeals Division has multiple openings for appellate attorneys in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque offices. The attorney will be responsible for representing the State of New Mexico in appeals from criminal cases taken to the New Mexico Court of Appeals and the New Mexico Supreme Court. The primary duties involve legal writing and research at a high level of proficiency. The attorney will be responsible for conducting oral arguments in the appellate courts. The attorney will provide advice and guidance to employees at the various District Attorneys’ offices. The positions may also involve representation of state prison wardens in state or federal habeas corpus cases.
Relevant experience includes a demonstration of the ability to write well in a timely fashion, an ability to work independently with little supervision, the skill to remain highly organized while working on multiple assignments and deadlines, and an ability to analyze and argue persuasively in support of lawful criminal convictions. An ideal candidate will have a personality and temperament well suited to intense research and writing as well as a willingness to engage colleagues in collaborative discussions of criminal appellate issues. An appellate attorney serves as an Assistant Attorney General charged with seeking justice and providing legal representation consistent with the rules of ethics and professionalism. Applicant must hold an active license in good standing to practice in New Mexico, or be eligible to seek a public employee limited license for government service under Rule 15-301.1 of the New Mexico Rules Governing Admission to the Bar.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume, writing sample and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Attorney General. Recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Attorney General’s Office of the need for a reasonable accommodation due to a Disability.