Lelia Hood

Lelia Hood

Director of Contract Counsel Legal Services, Law Office of the Public Defender

Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico Area
Industry
Legal Services

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Lelia Hood's Overview

Current
  • Director of Contract Counsel Legal Services at Law Offices of the Public Defender
Past
  • Lawyer at Capital Crimes Unit -- New Mexico Public Defender
  • Attorney at Hood Law Office
Education
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Lelia Hood's Experience

Director of Contract Counsel Legal Services

Law Offices of the Public Defender

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Legal Services industry

February 2014Present (8 months) albuquerque, new mexico area

The Contract Counsel Legal Services (CCLS) division oversees and administers the Law Offices of the Public Defender contract attorney representation system. There are about 140 contracting attorneys statewide with a budget of 10.4 million in FY14. Contract counsel represent about 25,000 clients per year in New Mexico. In judicial districts where the Law Offices have district office operations, CCLS assigns contract attorneys primarily in cases where the district office has a conflict of interest. In judicial districts with no district office operations, CCLS assigns contract attorneys both as primary and conflict of interest counsel. Overall, the Law Offices provide contract counsel legal services in all of the state's judicial districts and appellate courts.

Lawyer

Capital Crimes Unit -- New Mexico Public Defender

October 2004February 2014 (9 years 5 months)

The Capital Crimes Unit defends first degree murder cases and child abuse resulting in death cases throughout the State of New Mexico. Lee Hood represents clients at the trial and appellate levels. She is dedicated to fighting injustice and protecting the Constitutional rights of accused persons.

Attorney

Hood Law Office

July 1992March 2002 (9 years 9 months)

General legal services.

Lelia Hood's Skills & Expertise

  1. Criminal Defense
  2. Family Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Litigation
  5. Legal Writing
  6. Mediation
  7. Legal Research
  8. Courts
  9. Evidence
  10. Trials
  11. Appeals
  12. Civil Litigation
  13. Trial Practice
  14. Hearings
  15. Forensic Analysis
  16. Juvenile Law
  17. Personal Injury
  18. Commercial Litigation
  19. Criminal Defense Lawyer
  20. Administrative Law
  21. Jury Trials
  22. Legal Assistance
  23. Immigration Law
  24. Westlaw
  25. Civil Rights
  26. White Collar Criminal Defense
  27. Motions
  28. Constitutional Law
  29. Legal Issues
  30. Torts
  31. Appellate Practice
  32. Personal Injury Litigation
  33. International Law
  34. Wrongful Death
  35. Domestic Relations

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Lelia Hood's Education

The University of South Dakota School of Law

Juris Doctor, Law

19891991

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