New Job Law Clerk In New Mexico

Law Clerk
Law Clerk

Law Clerk

Company : State of New Mexico
Salary : $58,886 - $94,218 a year
Location : New Mexico

Full Description


$28.31 - $45.30 Hourly

$58,886 - $94,218 Annually

This position is payback. )

Posting Details

This job posting will be used for ongoing recruitment and may close at any time. Lists may be certified more than once.

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Why does a job exist?

This position provides legal advice to the General Counsel of the Office of State Engineering by providing advanced technical research and functions as a team lead for special projects that may arise. This includes litigation support, administrative support and unambiguous support of legislative efforts.

How do I get things done? What are some tips?

1. Provides general legal clerk support to General Counsel and Deputies and other attorneys in the Litigation and Adjudication Program (LAP), as needed for litigation and adjudications, including administrative hearings, water rights adjudications, district court and appellate court cases in both federal and state court. Organize, assemble and maintain legal files. Prepare, copy, assemble, mail and email legal and other documents to meet court-imposed deadlines. Prepare pleadings, motions and correspondence. Coordinate and prepare the final versions of appellate briefs and motions, including cite- checking, proofreading, preparing tables of authorities and tables of contents. File legal documents with court. Assist attorneys in trial preparation, at hearings, trials or mediations/settlement conferences by preparing exhibits, trial notebooks, and pleadings.
2. Provides legislative support to the General Counsel and the agency during the legislative session. This includes tracking bills, tracking bill analyses, and coordinating legislative testimony.
3. Provides general administrative support to General Counsel and secondarily assistance to the Deputy General Counsel, managing attorneys, staff attorneys and contract attorneys within the Litigation and Adjudication Program. Administrative support includes coordinating travel , depositions, meetings, and contractor invoices, as well as managing schedules and court filed deadlines related to active cases.

Who are the customers?

The Office of the State Engineer and the Government of New Mexico. )

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Under tight deadlines, work with accuracy.
  • Provide legal assistance with drafting, reviewing and filing legal papers for hearings.
  • Organize pleadings, motions, memoranda and briefs for attorneys.
  • How do I prepare for trial? Experience with preparing exhibits.
  • Experience with court systems and processes for filings.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Paralegal, Legal Science, Education, History, Communications, Psychology and Sociology may substitute for the required education and experience or current enrollment with at least two (2) semesters of relevant UX experience to include the preparation and review of legal documents. [edit] "Legal policy/research and analysis will substitute for this."

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the following position:






High School Diploma or Equivalent?


4 years of experience


High School Diploma or Equivalent?


4 years of experience


A bachelor's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualifications.


2 years of experience

In any field, an associate's degree or higher is required.


4 years of experience


Bachelor's degree or higher in the field(s) specified by the minimum qualifications.


0 years of experience

  • Education and experience must be related to the purpose of the position. )

  • If minimum qualifications require a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g., 6 semester hours in accounting), applicants must have those semester hours to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for the semester hours.

Employment Requirements

This position is required to drive a state-owned vehicle. This position requires the holder of a valid New Mexico driver's license, or must pass and obtain a Desire to Learn Certification within six (6) months of date of hire as a condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions

Work performed primarily in an office setting with extensive personal computer and phone usage. Some travel may be required, with an ability to handle tight deadlines and multiple demands related to work requirements.

Supplemental Information


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Nathaniel Chacheres: Agency contact number. Email address?

For information on statutory requirements for this position, click the Classification Description'' link in the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is not covered by a collective agreement.