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Legal Resources for the Elderly

The Legal Resources for the Elderly provides important and vital information and tools to New Mexicans of all ages, enabling New Mexican residents to better prepare and plan for their or their loved one's future. For more information on the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program and its operations, visit

Modest Means Helpline

Launched in Fall of 2022, the Modest Means Helpline is a civil legal telephone helpline and pro bono referral service for New Mexico residents of modest means. Helping New Mexicans meeting up to 500% of federal poverty guidelines, the Modest Means Helpline is one of New Mexicans' most useful resources in seeking legal referrals in matters of civil justice. For more information about the Modest Means Helpline, visit

Workshops & Legal Clinics

The State Bar of New Mexico and New Mexico State Bar Foundation routinely host a variety of workshops and legal clinics. The Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Workshop, Divorce Options Workshop and LREP Workshop each occur monthly and all provide educational and insightful content to attendees seeking advice on specific topics. For more information on the Bar Foundation's workshops and clinics, visit

New Mexico Free Legal Answers

ABA Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice portal where qualifying users request brief advice about a specific civil legal issue and pro bono volunteer attorneys provide information and basic legal advice. There is no fee for the use of this system of for the advice and information provided by the attorney. For more information about New Mexico Free Legal Answers, visit

Find An Attorney

Using our comprehensive attorney database, visitors of our website can quickly find an attorney that meets their personal legal needs. To use ourr Find an Attorney tool, visit

Ask-A-Lawyer Day Call-In

The Ask-A-Lawyer Day Call-In Program, hosted by the State Bar of New Mexico's Young Lawyers Division, is an annual event where volunteer attorneys can register to provide free legal advice and assistance telephonically over the course of a few hours. For more information on the Ask-A-Lawyer Day Call-In Program, visit

Client Protection and Fee Arbitration

The Commissions on Client Protection is a statewide body whose purpose is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice and the integrity of the legal profession by reimbursing losses cause by the dishonest conduct of lawyers admitted and licensed to practice law in the courts of New Mexico. For more information on the Client Protection Fund, visit

The State Bar of New Mexico Fee Arbitration Program provides clients and attorneys with an out-of-court method of resolving fee disputes that is expeditious, confidential, inexpensive, and impartial. This voluntary program can help avoid difficult, lengthy, and often expensive lawsuits. Arbitration can be requested by either the client or attorney. The State Bar offers this fee arbitration program as a free service to the public. For more information on the Fee Arbitration Program, visit

Civil Legal Service Providers & Other Resources

New Mexico's civil legal service providers and other legal resources serve many New Mexicans daily, with some specializing in specific areas of law and others covering a brroad range of practice areas. For more information on New Mexico's civil legal service providers and other resources, as well as our Civil Legal Resources Directory, visit