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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.
Advocacy Inc. is a nonprofit agency protecting and promoting the interests of at-risk children and youth in New Mexico by providing low- or no-cost legal advocacy and support services. The agency serves children from birth to 18 years and provides guardianship, adoption and guardian ad item services.
6301 Fourth NW Suite 3 866-257-5320 Albuquerque, NM 87107
Catholic Charities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance (CICLA)
Through CICLA, Catholic Charities provides very low cost immigration legal services for New Mexico residents. CICLA offers legal representation for family-based immigration matters, consular processing, DACA applicants, and naturalization.
Albuquerque Office: 505-724-4670 2010 Bridge Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Santa Fe Office: 505-424-9789 1234 San Felipe Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87505 email@example.com By appointment only, except walk-in hours on Fridays from 9am-12pm.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Immigration Services
Through the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Immigration Services, Catholic Charities provides free legal representation statewide to New Mexico resident immigrants who have been victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault (including child sexual abuse).
2010 Bridge SW, Albuquerque, NM 87507
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Las Cruces Legal Services Program
The CCDLC program provides free and low-cost immigration legal services to residents of the 10 southern counties of New Mexico
125 West Mountain Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-0500 www.catholiccharitiesdlc.org 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs Closed noon-1 p.m.
City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights
The Office of Civil Rights investigates and advises on discrimination complaints in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations for alleged discriminatory acts occurring within the City of Albuquerque and is dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights, human dignity, equal access and opportunities for all members of the Albuquerque community. The office also offers non-discrimination technical assistance and training for employers and landlords/tenants. Services are free of charge. Dial 311 (505-768-2000) and ask for civil rights assistance or 505-768-4595
One Civic Plaza NW 3rd floor Suite 3010 Albuquerque NM 87102 www.cabq.gov/civilrights
Disability Rights New Mexico
Provides several basic legal services for persons with disabilities and about their legal rights; individual advocacy to resolve specific disability rights problems; advocacy efforts to improve service systems and to generally promote, protect and expand the rights of persons with disabilities; and training activities to increase awareness of disability rights and increase empowerment.
800-432-4682 3916 Juan Tabo Boulevard Albuquerque, NM 87111 firstname.lastname@example.org 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri
DNA-People’s Legal Services
PO Box 116 800-789-7936 Crownpoint, NM 87313 505-786-5277
PO Box 306 800-789-7287 Ft. Defiance AZ 86515 928-871-4151
709 N Butler Ave 800-789-7997 Farmington, NM 87401 505-325-8886
PO Box 987 800-789-8994 Shiprock, NM 87420 505-368-3200
www.dnalegalservices.org 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri at all locations
Enlace provides free services to Spanish-speaking immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. Services include direct civil legal services (domestic violence and family law cases, which are accepted in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, 2nd Judicial District Court and 13th Judicial District Court), case management, therapy, support groups, parenting classes and young men’s/ women’s groups.
PO Box 8919 505-246-8972 Albuquerque, NM 87198 505-246-8972 www.enlacenm.org 8:00 am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri
Legal Resources for the Elderly Program
LREP is a free legal helpline for New Mexico residents age 55 and older. LREP has no income restrictions and offers assistance in most civil legal matters. If a problem cannot be resolved through the helpline, referrals to private attorneys (pro bono, reduced-fee or full-fee basis) may be provided.
PO Box 92860 1-800-876-6657 Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860
505-797-6005 https://nmbar.cvsapphire.com/For-Public/I-Need-a-Lawyer/Legal-Resources-for-the-Elderly 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri
Native American Disability Law Center, Inc.
The Native American Disability Law Center is a private nonprofit law firm that provides free legal assistance to Native Americans with disabilities to ensure that they have access to justice and are equal members of their communities. The Law Center uses a coordinated approach of individual representation, systemic advocacy, and community education to address the important issues unique to Native Americans with disabilities.
Main Office 1-800-862-7271 905 W. Apache St. Farmington, NM 87401 505-566-5880
www.nativedisabilitylaw.org 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-Thur By appointment during non-office hours
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is a statewide nonprofit law firm dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. The agency uses systemic advocacy to address poverty and promote the health, education, and economic well-being of New Mexico’s families. The Center offers representation before governmental agencies, through the legislative process, and in the courts on a broad range of issues, including the public education system, healthcare, public benefits, workers’ rights, and fair lending, and supports the advocacy of the Native American Budget and Policy Institute. The Center represents a limited number of individual clients.
924 Park Avenue, SW Suite C Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-255-2840 www.nmpovertylaw.org 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
The NMILC provides free and low-cost immigration information and legal assistance to lowincome families. The agency helps immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain permanent residency and work authorization and become U.S. citizens. The NMILC builds stable families and increases opportunities for economic security, allowing New Mexico’s immigrants to contribute to their communities for generations to come.
PO Box 7040 505-247-1023 Albuquerque, NM 87194-7040 www.nmilc.org 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri
New Mexico Legal Aid New Mexico
Legal Aid is a statewide civil legal services organization that provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents, and victims of violence, regardless of income level. Most individuals served have incomes below 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. A centralized telephone intake line can be reached toll-free from anywhere in New Mexico: 833-LGL-HELP (833-545-4357). Applicants may also apply online through NMLA’s website, www.NewMexicoLegalAid.org. Types of services provided include brief services, legal advice, extended representation, outreach, and community legal education. Areas of law covered include Indian Law, domestic violence protection orders and other types of family law help, evictions, foreclosures, public benefits cases (include unemployment benefits and Social Security disability cases), consumer law, and tax help for low-income individuals denied the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Credit or in debt to the IRS. Special programs also provide direct services and advocacy to New Mexico’s acequias communities, land grants, colonias, and migrant workers. New Mexico Legal Aid does not provide assistance in criminal or juvenile offender cases except for certain limited circumstances in tribal courts. All services should be accessed through 833-LGLHELP from Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, or through the online portal 24/7. New Mexico Legal Aid also coordinates the state’s Volunteer Attorney Program in coordination with the State Bar of New Mexico and the 16 Judicial District Pro Bono Committees. The Volunteer Attorney Program services include coordinating legal fairs and clinics around the state, and matching clients in need with pro bono attorneys willing to serve. The organization’s headquarters in Albuquerque can be accessed toll-free for administrative inquiries at 866-416-1922.
Intake Phone Number
(1-833-LGL-HELP / 1-833-545-4357) Open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Main Office 505-243-7871 505 Marquette Ave. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
PO Box 25486 Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486
Pegasus Legal Services for Children
Pegasus provides free or low-cost civil legal services to children, youth and their caregivers. Pegasus promotes and defends the rights of children and youth to safe and stable homes, quality education and health care and a voice in decisions that affect their lives. The agency helps young parents in family law matters, homeless and runaway youth, grandparents raising grandchildren, families of children who require special education services, children in the foster care system and other children and youth facing legal barriers to a safe, stable and fulfilling life.
3201 Fourth Street NW 505-244-1101 Albuquerque, NM 87107 www.pegasuslaw.org
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Thurs; 8:30-noon, Fri; Closed noon-1 p.m.
Senior Citizens’ Law Office
SCLO provides a full range of legal services to persons 60 years of age and older in Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance Counties in the areas of health and long-term care, public benefits, consumer and housing law, advance directives, Real ID, identity theft, and guardianship and other protective services consistent with our mission to uphold the rights of seniors, maximize their autonomy and ensure they receive the benefits to which they are entitled. We also provide community education through presentations and workshops, and a robust website.
4317 Lead Ave. Suite A, SE 505-265-2300 Albuquerque, NM 87108 www.sclonm.org
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri Closed noon-1 p.m.
Southwest Women’s Law Center
The Southwest Women’s Law Center is a nonprofit policy and advocacy law center that focuses on advancing opportunities for women and girls in New Mexico by eliminating gender bias and discrimination, and lifting women and their families out of poverty by ensuring:
• access to quality affordable healthcare;
• access to equal pay;
• access to economic security for survivors of domestic violence;
• equal access to sports programs for middle and high school girls; and
• access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and information
128 Quincy NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 http://www.swwomenslaw.org/
505-244-0502 (Office) 505-244-0506 (Fax) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
United South Broadway Corporation (USBC)
Attorneys in the USBC Fair Lending Center provide free legal representation in foreclosure lawsuits to low-income homeowners statewide. The USBC Fair Lending Center offers free monthly educational workshops for homeowners who are self-represented in their foreclosure cases. USBC’s HUD-certified housing counselors provide free assistance to homeowners, regardless of income, who are behind on their mortgage payments or in foreclosure to apply for loan modifications or other loss mitigation options. Counseling includes assistance with financial management and budgeting.
1500 Walter SE 505-764-8867 Albuquerque, NM 87102 www.unitedsouthbroadway.org
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m- 6:00 p.m, Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-noon, Friday
Homeless Legal Clinics
The State Bar Young Lawyers Division operates homeless legal clinics in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Volunteer attorneys staff the clinics, provide legal information and advice and refer clients to lowincome or pro bono legal service programs at the following locations:
Homeless Legal Clinic at Albuquerque Healthcare of the Homeless 1217 First St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
9-11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month
St. Elizabeth Shelter Homeless Legal Clinic 804 Alarid St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday
Provides some court forms and limited information. *indicates the courthouse has selfhelp services.
First Judicial District Court *Santa Fe 505-455-8146 Tierra Amarilla 575-588-0058 firstdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov
Second Judicial District Court *Albuquerque 505-841-6702 seconddistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov
Third Judicial District Court *Las Cruces 575-528-8326 http://www.thirddistrictcourt.com
Fourth Judicial District Court *Las Vegas 505-425-7281 Santa Rosa 575-472-3888 fourthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov
Fifth Judicial District Court Carlsbad 575-885-4740 Lovington 575-396-8571 Roswell 575-622-2565 fifthdistrictcourt.com
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 http://www.eighthjudicialdistrictcourt.com
Ninth Judicial District Court Clovis 575-742-7500 Portales 575-359-6920 http://www.nmcourts9thjdc.com
10th Judicial District Court Fort Sumner 575-355-2896 Mosquero 575-673-2252 Tucumcari 575-461-2764
11th Judicial District Court *Aztec 505-334-6151 Farmington 505-326-2256 Gallup 505-863-6816 11thjdc.nmcourts.gov
12th Judicial District Court *Alamogordo 575-437-7310 x147 Carrizozo 575-648-2432 www.12thdistrict.net
13th Judicial District Court Bernalillo 505-867-2376 Grants 505-287-8831 Los Lunas 505-865-4639 http://www.13districtcourt.com
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court *Albuquerque 505-841-9817 http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us
New Mexico Supreme Court Limited forms, court rules, and procedures and statutes Santa Fe 505-827-4860 nmsupremecourt.nmcourts.gov
New Mexico Court of Appeals Forms, court rules, and procedures and statutes Santa Fe 505-827-4925 Albuquerque 505-841-4618 coa.nmcourts.gov
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Limited forms, court rules and procedures and statutes) Albuquerque 505-348-2500 Toll-free 866-291-6805 nmb.uscourts.gov
State Bar General Referral Program
30-minute consultation with a private attorney for $35 PO Box 92860 505-797-6066 Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860 800-876-6227 (option 2) www.nmbar.org 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fr