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New Mexico Legal Aid is dedicated to removing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans by providing free, high-quality civil legal advice and education for over 60 years. As the state`s largest nonprofit provider of civil law services, NMLA serves all 33 counties in New Mexico. The New Mexico State Bar Association`s Legal Resources for the Elderly program provides negotiated or free legal aid to New Mexicans aged 55 and older. (No services are available for criminal defense.) You can access their website by clicking here or by calling toll-free 1-800-876-6657. We provide free legal advice and representation to seniors on health care, public services, living wills, consumer rights and other matters. This new program provides advocacy and legal aid to victims of crime across New Brunswick. OLCC assists seniors with their estate planning documents, including wills, death transfers, affidavits and simple estates. DNA People`s Legal Services provides free legal aid, advice and legal representation to low-income individuals living on the reserve they serve. To learn more about DNA`s service area and how to request legal assistance, click on the link here. Providing quality legal services to our clients is of paramount importance to New Mexico Legal Aid.

If you have been a customer and would like to provide feedback, please download and complete our customer satisfaction survey or CLICK HERE to complete our online survey. Working closely with the New Mexico State Bar, the Access to Justice Commission, and local judicial district volunteer committees, New Mexico Legal Aid of New Mexico`s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VAP) engages in direct case placement with pro bono attorneys, sponsors CLE events, trainings, and provides support and coordination to local legal clinics for low-income New Mexico residents. Legal aid in New Mexico is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation. As a condition of the funding she receives from LSC, she is prohibited from engaging in certain activities throughout her legal work, including work supported by other sources of funding. New Mexico Legal Aid may not spend funds on activities prohibited by the Legal Services Society Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2996 et seq., or by Public Law 104-134. Public Law 104-134 § 504(d) requires that all funders of programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation be informed of these restrictions. For a copy of these Acts or for other information or clarification, please contact the NRLA. Click here for a printable list of our addresses, phone numbers, and office hours for NMLA locations across the state. If you are not sure which office to contact, call our head office in Albuquerque at 505-243-7871. We`re happy to help you make sure you arrive at the right place! If you are interested in applying for legal aid, call our national intake line at 1-833-545-4357 (Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or apply online.

Please call to make an appointment. If you come without an appointment, you may not be able to meet with a lawyer immediately, so we recommend that you bring your legal documents and leave a copy with a lawyer for review. The New Mexico Ombudsman for Long-Term Care advocates for the recognition, respect and enforcement of the civil and human rights of residents of New Mexico`s long-term care facilities. Call 1-505-476-4790 for more information on services such as health care, transportation, assisted living and independent living centers, legal assistance and meals delivered to your home by connecting to the Care Network or calling toll-free in New Mexico at 1-800-432-2080. The legal aid service is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking with legal problems. New Mexico families living in poverty struggle with issues such as domestic violence, foreclosures, health care debts, predatory loans, access to veterans` benefits, and more. By funding civil legal aid in New Mexico, you are helping families in our community fight poverty.

If you would like to make a contribution to those in need, please visit our donation page. Thank you very much! In a state where nearly half a million people live below the poverty line, New Mexico Legal Aid strives to maintain a high level of service to promote family and economic stability. For every 14,000 poor people, there is a legal adviser at the NMLA. We dedicate our work to individuals and families who have exhausted their resources to meet basic human needs to ensure safe shelter, food, income and personal security. We are proud and grateful for the opportunity to work with our colleagues and community partners to reduce poverty in New Mexico. The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Criminal Harassment Legal Aid Service continues to receive calls during the COVID-19 crisis. Pegasus Legal Services for Children is a non-profit agency that provides civil law services to children, youth and their caregivers. They can help you apply for guardianship of a child in your care (kinship guardianship). Click here or call their Albuquerque office at 1-505-244-1101. SCLO offers various services to meet a variety of needs of seniors in New Mexico. Our services include: We help fund certain organizations that provide advocacy and legal representation to help seniors with the greatest economic or social needs access and maintain government services, housing, health care, basic human rights, consumer protection and the protection of family relationships. The range of services ranges from brief telephone advice to legal representation.

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Sanchez at 505-768-6131 in Albuquerque or by email: christophers@nmlegalaid.org. New Mexico legal aid offices are open by appointment only due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Holiday closures are listed on our events page. To apply for legal aid, call our national intake line at 1-833-545-4357 (Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or apply online (see top navigation bar). SCOL ensures that seniors have access to the health care and services they need to be healthy, safe and independent. Disability Rights New Mexico promotes and protects the legal rights of people with disabilities by providing services such as information and referrals, client advocacy, group advocacy, and legal education. Click here for a full description of their organization and services, or call 1-800-432-4682. The New Mexico State Bar Association also publishes the Senior Legal Handbook in English and Spanish, which informs older adults about their legal rights in various situations and the resources available to enforce those rights. You can access these guides by clicking here. The Senior Citizens Law Office provides free legal advice and representation to individuals aged 60 and over in Bernalillo County regarding health care, public benefits, living wills, consumer rights and other matters such as estate planning, wills, transfer of death, powers of attorney, affidavits and simple succession. Click here or call their Albuquerque office at 1-505-265-2300.

New Mexico Legal Aid is a civil rights advocacy group dedicated to opening the door to equal access to justice for all disenfranchised and low-income individuals and communities across New Mexico by providing quality awareness, training, education, and advocacy services. Click here or call Headquarters at 1-833-545-4357. Senior Citizens Law Office was founded in 1983 with the goal of providing free legal assistance to seniors in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We currently serve people 60 years of age and older in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties, New Mexico, with a wide range of free legal services. We also offer low-cost estate planning services, including wills, estates and death transfers (TODD). By phone: 1-833-LGL-HELP (1-833-545-4357) (usually Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation, New Mexico legal aid offices are TEMPORARILY closed to the public EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT. In addition to these areas of activity, New Mexico Legal Aid is currently working on twelve individual projects, including: Clinic for low-income taxpayers (updated brochures for 2021) For more information on the helpline and other services available, please click here Dr. Nancy Guinn and Joan McIver Gibson discuss common CPR questions, MNR and emergency contact information.