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Managing Attorney

Company name
New Mexico Public Defender Department

6 yrs required

Albuquerque, NM, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 12, 2021

Valid Through
Feb 25, 2022

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Managing Attorney

The candidate will manage attorneys in a unit or manage a legal program. Manage, train, develop, mentor and conduct performance evaluations of assigned attorney resources.

Manages financial resources of the unit. Provide key input into the development of policies and procedures for the assigned organizational unit and/or program. Oversee workflow and work assignments. Maintain adequate staffing levels by closely reviewing all requests for leave, and requesting posting of vacant positions through executive management. Provide key input into the development of policies and procedures for the assigned organizational unit and/or program. Provide input to the performance review and development of Attorneys at lower levels. Provide corrective action and or directives when necessary to include progressive disciplinary action. Conduct legal research/analysis of laws, precedents, legal issues, procedural rules, in preparation of cases. Review and investigate client cases to determine the legal position and propose a legal strategy. Prepare for litigation and appeal through the initiation of legal documents, review of case information, obtaining evidence, conducting interviews, preparation of witnesses to testify. Research changes in laws, legislation, rules court decisions, case precedents, to determine/ anticipate legal problems and propose resolutions. Counsel and advise clients on cases such as pleadings, arraignments, trials, appeals. Explain, interpret and keep the client informed on changes in law, court decisions, legal issues and problems. Attend seminars, training classes and reviews current professional literature to maintain and develop professional skill and knowledge. Conduct plea bargaining with District Attorneys and other parties to establish agreements to resolve cases. Should have a current license as an attorney issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court or eligible for a limited license issued by New Mexico Supreme Court and 6 years of criminal law experience and/or management experience in a legal environment.

Closing Date: 11/28/21.

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