New Mexico Legal Aid's Volunteer Attorney Program, in partnership with the New Mexico's 16 Judicial District Pro Bono Committees and the State Bar of New Mexico, coordinates private bar attorneys' volunteer efforts that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income New Mexicans and victims of violence. Program staff recruit and train volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals and others to help individuals with civil legal questions at legal fairs and clinics around the state. They also match clients with attorneys who can help them through administrative or court processes in more complex matters. The Volunteer Attorney Program currently has more than 650 participating volunteers and welcomes the involvement of others who wish to contribute to bring access to justice to all in New Mexico.
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.505 Marquette NW, Suite 700