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Civil Legal Service Providers & Other Resources

Civil Legal Service Providers and Other Resources

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Civil Legal Services Directory 

Prepared by the State Bar of New Mexico on behalf of legal service providers statewide.

Civil legal services include consumer, employment and unemployment, family law (child support, custody and visitation, divorce, domestic violence, and guardianships), elder law, housing and landlord/tenant, and public benefits.

Adult Protective Services (APS)
Investigates claims of exploitation of elders
866-654-3219 or 505-476-4912

Advocacy Inc.
Serves children from birth to 18 years and provides guardianship, adoption, and guardian ad-litem services

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Assists elders, persons with disabilities, and caregivers with finding services and resources.

Aging and Long-Term Services Department

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Administers, plans, and supports community-based services for individuals 60 and older, or age 55 and older in tribal programs.
505-768-2084 City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
866-699-4927 Non-Metro AAA
928-871-6868 Navajo AAA
505-629-8544 Indian AAA

Better Business Bureau

Catholic Charities
Provides very low-cost immigration legal services to New Mexico residents
505-724-4670 Main Office
505-724-4600 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Immigration Services
505-424-9789 Immigration and Senior Transport Services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Las Cruces Legal Services Program
Providing Immigration legal services to residents of the 10 southern counties of New Mexico

Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED)
Assists in obtaining or enforcing child support orders

City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights
Investigates and advises on discrimination complaints in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations within the City of Albuquerque.

Department of Workforce Solutions
Handles unemployment insurance and labor relations
877-664-6984 Unemployment Insurance Claims
505-841-4400 Albuquerque Wage and Hour Claims
575-524-6195 Las Cruces Wage and Hour Claims

Disability Rights New Mexico
Advocates for people with disabilities

Disciplinary Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court
Handles complaints against attorneys

DNA – People’s Legal Services
Provides free civil legal services to low-income persons in the Navajo Nation, Farmington, Arizona, and Utah.
833-362-1102 Centralized Intake
505-325-8886 Farmington Office

Enlace Communitario
Provides free services to Spanish-speaking immigrants in domestic violence and family law cases.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Investigates claims of discrimination by employers

Human Rights Bureau
Investigates claims of discrimination
800-566-9471 or 505-827-6838

Human Services Department (HSD)/ Income Support Division (ISD)
Handles applications for public assistance
800-283-4465 Consolidated Customer Service Center
505-476-6213 Fair Hearings Bureau
888-523-0051 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Judicial Standards Commission
Handles complaints against judges

Keep Your Home New Mexico
Provides resources for those facing foreclosure

Law Offices of the Public Defender
575-551-7209 Alamogordo
505-369-3600 Albuquerque
505-386-4060 Aztec
575-887-0224 Carlsbad
575-219-6323 Clovis
505-726-4534 Gallup
575-263-2272 Hobbs
575-541-3193 Las Cruces
575-219-6317 Portales
575-208-1655 Roswell
575-257-3233 Ruidoso
505-395-2888 Santa Fe
575-613-1364 Taos

Legal Resources for the Elderly Program
Provides free legal advice over the phone to New Mexico residents 55 and older
505-797-6005 or 800-876-6657 

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics
833-545-4357 New Mexico Legal Aid
505-247-3671 ext. 265 Tax Help NM
888-687-2277 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (50 and over with low to moderate income)

Modest Means Helpline
Provides free legal advice over the phone to New Mexico residents of modest means
505-797-6013 or 888-857-9935 

Native American Disability Law Center, Inc.
Provides free legal assistance to Native Americans with disabilities
505-566-5880 Farmington Office

New Mexico Department of Justice Consumer Protection Division
Investigates consumer fraud
505-717-3500 Albuquerque
505-490-4060 Santa Fe
575-339-1120 Las Cruces

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
Uses systemic advocacy to address poverty issues. Takes on only a limited number of individual clients.

New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services
Assists with obtaining veterans’ benefits

New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Council’s Office of Guardianship
Assists adults who need a guardian, are income eligible and are alleged to be incapacitated

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
Provides free and low-cost immigration information and legal assistance

New Mexico IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers
844-545-5640 For Appointments
505-837-5631 Albuquerque Office
575-526-0161 Las Cruces Office

New Mexico Legal Aid
Provides civil legal services for low-income New Mexicans
833-545-4357 Statewide Intake Line 

New Mexico Legal Aid Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Legal Helpline
Provides legal information and referrals

New Mexico Medical Review Board
Handles complaints against medical doctors, physician assistants, naturopaths, sleep techs, anesthesiology assistants, and genetic counselors
800-945-5845 Toll Free

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
Handles complaints against licensed professionals. Includes Boards and Commissions Division, Construction Industries Division (CID), Manufactured Housing Division (MHD), Financial Institution Division and Securities Division
505-476-4622 Boards and Commissions
505-476-4700 CID Santa Fe
505-222-9800 CID Albuquerque
575-524-6320 CID Las Cruces
505-222-9870 MHD
505-476-4885 Financial Institutions
505-476-4580 Securities 

New Mexico Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)
505-346-4878 American Legion
505-346-3004 AMVETS
505-346-4864 Disabled American Veterans
505-383-2400 New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
505-346-4896 Paralyzed Veterans of America
505-346-4879 Veterans of Foreign Wars

Office of Superintendent of Insurance
Handles complaints against insurance companies

Pegasus Legal Services for Children
Assists caretakers who are seeking guardianship of minor children

Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO)
Provides legal services to Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia county residents 60 and over

Southwest Women’s Law Center
Uses systemic advocacy to advance opportunities for women and girls in New Mexico

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
Provides direct services, education, and advocacy for transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals in New Mexico

United South Broadway Corporation (USBC)
Provides free foreclosure clinic workshops, legal assistance, and free housing counseling to low-income New Mexicans

UNM Law Clinic

Court Services 
Provides some court forms and limited information
* Indicates the courthouse has self-help services

First Judicial District Court
* Santa Fe 505-455-8146
Tierra Amarilla 575-588-0058 

Second Judicial District Court
* Albuquerque 505-841-6702 

Third Judicial District Court
* Las Cruces 575-528-8326

Fourth Judicial District Court
* Las Vegas 505-425-7281
Santa Rosa 575-472-3888 

Fifth Judicial District Court
Carlsbad 575-885-4740
Lovington 575-542-3411
Roswell 575-622-2565 

Sixth Judicial District Court
Deming 575-546-9611
Lordsburg 575-542-3411
Silver City 575-538-3250 

Seventh Judicial District Court
Estancia 505-894-7167
Socorro 575-835-0050
Truth or Consequences 575-384-2974 

Eighth Judicial District Court
Clayton 575-374-9577
Raton 575-445-5584
Taos 575-758-3173 

Ninth Judicial District Court
Clovis 575-742-7500
Portales 575-359-6920 

Tenth Judicial District Court
Fort Sumner 575-355-2896
Mosquero 575-673-2252
Tucumcari 575-461-2764 

Eleventh Judicial District Court
* Aztec 505-344-6151
Farmington 505-326-2256
Gallup 505-863-6816 

Twelfth Judicial District Court
* Alamogordo 575-437-7310
Carrizozo 575-648-2432 

Thirteenth Judicial District Court
Bernalillo 505-867-2376
Grants 505-287-8831
Los Lunas 505-865-4639 

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
* Albuquerque 505-841-8151 

Magistrate Courts 

New Mexico Supreme Court
Limited forms, court rules, procedures, and statutes
Santa Fe 505-827-4860 

New Mexico Court of Appeals
Forms, court rules, procedures, and statutes
Santa Fe 505-827-4925
Albuquerque 505-841-4618 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Limited forms, court rules, procedures, and statutes
Albuquerque 505-415-7999
Toll-free 866-291-6805