Pegasus Legal Services for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of New Mexico’s children. We are currently expanding and hiring for several positions. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Staff Attorney- Education Team
We are seeking a full-time staff attorney to join our Education Team. The focus of our education work is to keep children in high quality schools and out of the criminal justice system. We accomplish this through multiple strategies including direct representation, impact litigation, outreach and training, and policy advocacy. Must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for a limited practice license. Must also have a demonstrated interest in working on behalf of children and youth, excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of education and disability rights laws preferred.
Staff Attorney- Youth Law
Pegasus Legal Services for Children is expanding and seeking two full-time attorneys to represent runaway youth, children and youth in CYFD custody, youth and young parents, care givers in kinship guardianship cases, and perform other areas of youth law. Some experience in civil/family law preferred. Demonstrated interest in working on behalf of children and youth preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, attention to detail, ability to work as a team with other staff, and ability to multitask.
Bilingual Staff Attorney- Kinship Guardianship
We are seeking a full-time, bilingual, staff attorney to join our Kinship Guardianship team. We represent kin relations seeking guardianship for the children in their care. Must be licensed in New Mexico or eligible for a limited practice license. Must have demonstrated interested in working on behalf of children and youth, excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, attention to details, and the ability to work as part of a team.
We offer employer-paid heath insurance, dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and provide a 403b retirement plan, as well as generous personal and annual leave and a week of paid time off during the holiday season.
Pegasus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and values diversity. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under the law.