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Legal Resources for the Elderly Program
LREP is a free, statewide legal helpline and referral service for New Mexico residents age 55 and older. LREP referrals to panel attorneys are made only after an LREP staff attorney has spoken with the client and assessed the case.
If the client’s legal needs are beyond the services provided by the helpline and more full legal assistance is appropriate, the case is referred to a referral panel attorney. LREP referrers several hundred cases each year to panel attorneys. Referrals are made on full-fee, reduced fee, and pro bono basis. Please note that referrals for advance health care directives (AHCD) and powers of attorneys (POA) are always made on a pro bono basis.
Each referral is emailed to three randomly selected referral panel attorneys who practice in the appropriate legal and geographic areas. LREP places the referral with the first attorney to respond to the email.
Once you have accepted the referral, LREP will send you the LREP staff attorney’s notes and assessment of the case. LREP will also contact the client with your name and phone number. The client will then contact you directly to make an appointment.