New Mexico Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in New Mexico.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
New Mexico - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
New Mexico Lawyers and Lawyer Referral
The State Bar of New Mexico offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, including an initial consultation, for a nominal fee. An online directory of member lawyers may be searched by name, firm name, county, practice area, and bar association section.
New Mexico Attorney Complaints
View New Mexico Disciplinary Board procedures for making a complaint about an attorney for misconduct, or against a person for the unauthorized practice of law. Online and downloadable complaint forms are provided.
New Mexico Civil Legal Assistance
LawHelp New Mexico provides links to organizations that offer free civil legal services to income-eligible residents, with contact information and online applications. A domestic violence hotline and information about free legal clinics are also provided.
New Mexico Lawyer Disputes
View State Bar of New Mexico procedures for resolving disputes with lawyers, including the Client Assistance Program, Client Protection Fund, and fee dispute mediation and arbitration programs.
New Mexico Legal Services
The State Bar of New Mexico provides information about various state legal service programs, including services for the elderly, social service agencies, homeownership preservation, the Public Defender, and local resources.
New Mexico Legal Services for Seniors
The State Bar of New Mexico's Legal Resources for the Elderly Program provides residents age 55 and over with free civil legal advice and brief services. Links to relevant publications, a calendar of workshops and legal clinics, and additional resources are included.
New Mexico Legal Workshops
The State Bar of New Mexico offers free workshops, including a question and answer period and some individual consultations, on consumer debt and bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord/tenant issues.
New Mexico Legal Advice and Self-Representation Guidance
Law Access New Mexico offers free civil legal advice by telephone to low-income residents, a schedule of free legal clinics and workshops, an online interview to help parties decide if they should represent themselves, and a link to information about landlord/tenant and other housing issues.
New Mexico Judge Complaints
The New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission offers instructions for filing a misconduct complaint against a judge, with links to disciplinary actions and opinions, an explanation of the complaint process, and a downloadable complaint form.
New Mexico Consumer Protection
The Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General offers information about consumer complaints and a downloadable complaint form with instructions.
New Mexico Public Defender
The Law Offices of the Public Defender provide free legal assistance to indigent criminal defendants, and reduced-rate services to defendants who are not eligible based on income. Application instructions, eligibility guidelines, local office contacts, and information about the court process and constitutional rights are included.
New Mexico Victim Help
The New Mexico District Attorney's Association offers information about services for crime victims available from all District Attorney's offices, including contact information for each office. Click the "Services" and "FAQ" links in the upper left side of the page for a description of available services including information about the court process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with restitution and victims' compensation applications.
New Mexico Multiple County Courts Legal Aid
Thirteenth Judicial District Legal Resources
View information about legal resources available in Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties, including legal aid, lawyer referral, child support enforcement, and services for Native Americans, children, and senior citizens.
Northwest New Mexico Free Civil Legal Services
DNA People's Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Rio Arriba and San Juan Counties, and to members of Native American tribes in the service area.
Thirteenth Judicial District Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program in Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties, with links to a downloadable information sheet, pamphlet, and crime report form.
Ninth Judicial District Bad Check Restitution
The Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, with instructions for filing a report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, forms, and an online filing option.
Bernalillo County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Bernalillo County Lawyer Referral
The Albuquerque Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form for a small fee, which includes an initial appointment with a lawyer. The online form is at the "Need A Lawyer" link at the top of the page.
Dona Ana County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Dona Ana County District Court Legal Advice Clinics
View information about free civil and domestic legal advice clinics for parties without lawyers in Third Judicial District Court.
Dona Ana County Worthless Check Restitution
The Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Worthless Check Restitution Program, with instructions for filing a report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, and a link to the complaint form.
San Juan County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
San Juan County Legal Clinics
View contacts, location, and dates for free legal advice clinics for self-represented parties in San Juan County.
Sandoval County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Public Defender Information
View instructions and financial guidelines for parties applying for the services of a public defender in Rio Rancho Municipal Court.