New Mexico Legal Aid is a civil legal advocacy organization dedicated to providing access to justice for all low-income New Mexicans.
Civil legal issues falling within these four broad areas - Family Law, Housing, Consumer Rights and Economic Security - are strongly linked to long-term poverty. We represent victims of violence and low-income New Mexicans in such civil legal matters to help ensure family or individual safety, stable housing, basic income, and access to food and healthcare.
We also have special advocacy projects helping veterans, Native Americans, migrant farmworkers, low-income taxpayers in dispute with the IRS, and acequias defending their communities' water rights. New Mexico Legal Aid serves the entire state with offices in multiple locations, and through telephone- and videoconferencing assistance to help reach clients regardless of their location. There are two telephone helplines, one serving LGBTQ victims of violence, and one serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking (see separate program entries).
All services are free. Individuals seeking assistance can call (833) LGL-HELP -- (833) 545-4357 -- or go online to www.NewMexicoLegalAid.org to access the online portal, Together For Justice.
New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) is the voice, defender and advocate for poor people who are seeking justice in all forums, particularly in the communities in which they live. NMLA is committed to help poor people in their struggle to access food, shelter, security and to preserve their unique cultural heritages.301 Gold Ave. SW, PO Box 25486