In March 2020, all in-person legal clinics and workshops were suspended in response to the emergency orders. But in 2022, virtual and telephone legal consultations and workshops will be held across the state. All are free. Some of them have income restrictions. Click on the links below to learn more. Law Help New Mexico provides access to legal information for cases and legal issues arising in the State of New Mexico. Please keep in mind that legal issues can be very diverse and complex. All information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. For individual cases or legal matters, do not rely on the information contained on this website as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Criminal Harassment Legal Aid Service continues to receive calls during the COVID-19 crisis. New Mexico Legal Aid, which sponsors Law Help New Mexico, is the largest non-profit provider of free civil law services in the state. NMLA has dedicated its services to removing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans by providing free, quality civil legal aid and legal education for over 60 years.
Click here to visit New Mexico Legal Aid`s main website. Pre-registration is mandatory and participation is limited to the first 25 people who pre-register. Please call the Volunteer Counsel Program on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month at 1-877-266-9861 to register in advance. Bilingual lawyers and staff will be available. Participants must bring all related legal documents. For more information, click here or call the volunteer lawyer program at (505) 814-5033. Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí o llame al Programa de abogado voluntario al (505) 814-5033. Click here for a printable list of our addresses, phone numbers, and office hours for NMLA locations across the state. If you are not sure which office to contact, call our head office in Albuquerque at 505-243-7871.
We`re happy to help you make sure you arrive at the right place! If you are interested in applying for legal aid, call our national intake line at 1-833-545-4357 (Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or apply online. All communications are free and confidential. A lawyer can help you understand your options. Turning to our program doesn`t mean you have to go to court or take other steps you don`t want to take. But whether you decide to pursue a case in court or not, our lawyers can help you learn more about your rights and decisions so you can make informed decisions. The decisions are always yours. We can help you with a variety of legal issues, including housing, access to healthcare, education and employment issues, family law, civil rights, and more. If your legal problem or problem arises outside the State of New Mexico, you must not use this website. Click here for a list of legal aid programs available in other U.S. states and territories.
New Mexico Legal Aid is dedicated to removing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans by providing free, high-quality civil legal advice and education for over 60 years. As the state`s largest nonprofit provider of civil law services, NMLA serves all 33 counties in New Mexico. Please visit our sister site, Law Help New Mexico, for legal information on many topics. If you wish to apply for individual legal assistance from New Mexico Legal Aid for a case or legal problem in New Mexico: ATTENTION! If you are applying for legal assistance online, please make sure you are using a private and secure computer. Do not use a computer that is accessible to people you do not want them to see the information you send us. The legal aid service is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking with legal problems.
Legal aid in New Mexico is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation. As a condition of the funding she receives from LSC, she is prohibited from engaging in certain activities throughout her legal work, including work supported by other sources of funding. New Mexico Legal Aid may not spend funds on activities prohibited by the Legal Services Society Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2996 et seq., or by Public Law 104-134. Public Law 104-134 § 504(d) requires that all funders of programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation be informed of these restrictions. For a copy of these Acts or for other information or clarification, please contact the NRLA. Working closely with the New Mexico State Bar, the Access to Justice Commission, and local judicial district volunteer committees, New Mexico Legal Aid of New Mexico`s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VAP) engages in direct case placement with pro bono attorneys, sponsors CLE events, trainings, and provides support and coordination to local legal clinics for low-income New Mexico residents. Providing quality legal services to our clients is of paramount importance to New Mexico Legal Aid. If you have been a customer and would like to provide feedback, please download and complete our customer satisfaction survey or CLICK HERE to complete our online survey. · Name changes and legal issues related to sex reassignment New Mexico Legal Aid lawyers offer every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.
to 10:00 a.m. at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, 9th floor, 401 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM. People are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The lawyers who work at this clinic are not clerks and any advice or information comes from the NMLA, not the court. In a state where nearly half a million people live below the poverty line, New Mexico Legal Aid strives to maintain a high level of service to promote family and economic stability.