The Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to accomplish many of the goals of the State Bar in public service and public education. The Bar Foundation has an interlocking board with the State Bar of New Mexico. Each board however, elects different officers. The Board of the Bar Foundation is comprised of twenty-one attorneys from throughout the state who are elected by the State Bar membership, and the chair of the Paralegal Division. Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Workshops are generally held monthly at the State Bar of New Mexico. The workshops are free and open to the public.
The purposes of the New Mexico State Bar Foundation are to provide high quality, affordable professional training and education programs and services primarily to the New Mexico legal community (Center for Legal Education). Additionally, the New Mexico State Bar Foundation sponsors, promotes, and assists social welfare projects and programs for the benefit and well being of persons in the State of New Mexico, including projects and programs for the public (public and legal services department). The New Mexico State Bar Foundation programs relate to legal services for needy and elderly persons.5121 Masthead NE, Albuquerque