Helpful Organizations

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New Mexico CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES Referral Sources

General Statewide Civil Legal Aid

Adult Abuse & Guardianships

Family Law

Domestic Violence

Civil Rights & Discrimination

Consumer / Bankruptcy / Debt

Criminal

Disability services

Health Insurance / Medicare

Housing / Landlord Tenant

Immigration

Public Benefits

Elder / Senior services

Attorney Referral services

Pro Se Services (court & community)

Non-Legal

 

Civil Legal Services, General & Statewide

Including Consumer, Employment & Unemployment, Family Law (Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Guardianships), Housing & Landlord-Tenant, Public Benefits

DNA–People’s Legal Services

Civil Legal Services in San Juan County & Native American Services in Northwestern NM

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Law Access New Mexico

            Statewide civil legal telephone helpline for low-income New Mexicans.

Weekdays 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spanish, English, other languages

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New Mexico Legal Aid

Statewide civil legal representation for low-income New Mexicans

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New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty

Monitors fair & effective administration of public policies, laws & practices aimed at problems of those living in poverty; The New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty does not offer direct representation. 

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ADULT ABUSE & GUARDIANSHIPS

Adult Protection Services

Is a state entity that helps people over the age of 18 who are unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or explotation.

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Office of Guardianship Services

A state office that was created to help people with disabilites. 

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ARC of New Mexico

Arc's Mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disablilties of all ages by advocating for equal opporitunties and choices in where and how they learn, livem work, play, and socialize.

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FAMILY LAW

 

Child Support Enforcement Division

This governemntal agency was created to help parents establich and enforce child support obligations owed by parents to thier children, to reduce the number of families reliant on public assistance.

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Guardianship Legal Helpline

Legal advice & representation for non-parent caregivers of children seeking guardianship

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Advocacy, Inc.

Guardian ad litem services, uncontested kinship guardianships services in Bernalillo County

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Pegasus Legal Services for Children

Serving the civil legal needs of children, including health care, guardianship, emancipation, special education.

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State of New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department

Children Youth & Family Department provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, and after-care services to New Mexico children and thier families.

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Legal Resources for the Elderly Program

The legal resources for the elderly program is a free statewide helpline for New Mexico residents age 55 and over.  This resource is provided by the New Mexico State Bar and the New Mexico Aging anf Long-Term Services Department.

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Senior Citizens Law Office

The Senior Citizens Law Office provides critically needed advocacy and legal represntation to residents of New Mexico age 60 and older to uphold their rights, maximize their autonomy, and ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.  

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Domestic Violence

 

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center

The Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center is a safe, secure and caring environment that focuses on the needs of victims of interpersonal crime.

 

Domestic Violence Resource Center

Domestic Violence Resource Center empowers victims and engages the community to breat the cycle of domestic violence. To do this DVRC focuses on prevention, intervention, and recovery services for victims of domestic violence.

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Enlace Comunitario

Enlace Communitario is an organization whos mission is to work to eliminate domestic violence in latino immigrant communites and to promote healthy families.

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Law Access New Mexico

Statewide civil legal telephone helpline for low-income New Mexicans.

Weekdays 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spanish, English, other languages

Click here for contact information. 

 

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence functions as a clearing house for information and referrals. The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence collaborates with agencies and advocates in areas of program developement, public policy, educaton, and funding proposals.

Click here for contact information. 

 

New Mexico Legal Aid Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Helpline 1-877-974-3400

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Helpline provides information regarding domestic violence, sexual assualt, and stalking.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Click here for contact information. 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS & DISCRIMINATION

 

American Civil Liberties Union

American Civil Liberities Union of New Mexico works to defend the civil rights, freedoms, and liberies of New Mexicans guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the New Mexico Consitution.

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Albuquerque Human Rights Office

Albuquerque Human Rights Office provides for resolution of discrimination complaints regarding local civil and human rights.

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EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opporitunity Commission is a government entity that is responsible for enforcing federal employment and discrimination laws.

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New Mexico Human Rights Division

New Mexico Human Rights Division is a govenment agency that is designated to investigate claims of discrimination that effect accomindations in employment, housing, credit or public.

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CONSUMER / BANKRUPTCY / DEBT

 

Law Access New Mexico

Statewide civil legal telephone helpline for low-income New Mexicans.

Weekdays 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spanish, English, other languages

 

New Mexico Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection

New Mexico Attorney Gerneral's Office of Consumer Protection shields New Mexicans from fradulent and unfair business practices.

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State Bar of New Mexico Consumer Debt Workshops

State Bar of New Mexico Consumer Debt Workshops is a workshop presented by an attorney regarding consumer debt and bankruptcy.

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CRIMINAL

 

State Jurisdiction: New Mexico Public Defender Department

New Mexico Public Defenders Department provides consel to indigent persons charged with crimes in New Mexico courts.

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Federal Jurisdiction: Federal Public Defenders

Federal Public Defenders is a federal agency who was created in order to grant defendants their Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel which was established in the Constitution of the United States.

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DISABILITY SERVICES

 

Disability Rights New Mexico

Handles disability rights in New Mexico, except for SSI/SSDI, guardianship/conservatorship, domestic relations.

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Native American Protection and Advocacy Project

Legal services to Native Americans with disabilities

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HEALTH INSURANCE / MEDICARE

 

New Mexico State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

New Mexico's Aging & Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) answers questions regarding the benefits of health insurance programs. 

Click here for contact information. 

 

Legal Resources for the Elderly Program

The legal resources for the elderly program is a free statewide helpline for New Mexico residents age 55 and over and can answer some questions about Medicare coverage and eligibility

Click here for contact information.

 

Senior Citizens Law Office

The Senior Citizens Law Office provides critically needed advocacy and legal representation to residents of New Mexico age 60 and older to uphold their rights, maximize their autonomy, and ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Click here for contact information. 

 

HEALTH INSURANCE / MEDICAID

 

Law Access New Mexico & New Mexico Legal Aid provide advice to eligible clients about Medicaid eligibility and services.

Southwest Women's Law Center provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) coverage

 

 

HOUSING / LANDLORD TENANT

 

DNA- People’s Legal Services

Civil Legal Services in San Juan Co & Native American Services in northwestern NM

Click here for contact information.

 

Law Access New Mexico

Statewide civil legal telephone helpline for low-income New Mexicans.

Weekdays 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spanish, English, other languages

Click here for contact information. 

 

New Mexico Legal Aid

Statewide civil legal representation for low-income New Mexicans

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United South Broadway

A non-profit corporation that works to increase availablity of safe, decent, and affordable housing for low and moderate income home buyers. 

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IMMIGRATION

 

Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico

Catholic Charities provide low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants, United States citizens, and United Staes legal premenant residents in gaining or maintaining immigration status for themselves or their family.  

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New Mexico Immigrant Law Center / Centro Legal Para Immigrantes

Provides assistance to low-income immigrant families facing seperation due to deportation, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors. 

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Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services

DMRS provides services immigration legal services including represntation in family based immigration matters, citizenship and naturalization matters, benefits for survivors of domestic violence and othet crimes and how they relate to immigration, removal proceedings, refugee services, and services for adults and unaccompanied immigrant minors. 

Click here for contact information.

 

Las Americas: National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees.  

Click here for contact information.

 

PUBLIC BENEFITS

 

DNA- People’s Legal Services

Civil Legal Services in San Juan Co & Native American Services in northwestern NM

Click here for contact information. 

 

Law Access New Mexico

Statewide civil legal telephone helpline for low-income New Mexicans.

Weekdays 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spanish, English, other languages

Click here for contact information.

 

New Mexico Legal Aid

Statewide civil legal representation for low-income New Mexicans

Click here for contact information.

 

ARC of New Mexico

Arc's Mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disablilties of all ages by advocating for equal opporitunties and choices in where and how they learn, livem work, play, and socialize.

Click here for contact information. 

 

Parents Reaching Out

Parents Reaching Out is a non-profit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators, and other professionals to promote healthy, positive, and caring expirences for families and children.

Click here for contact information. 

 

Senior Citizen Services

 

Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP)

The Legal Resources for the Elderly Program is a free statewide helpline for New Mexico residents age 55 and older.  This resource is provided by the New Mexico State Bar and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department. 

Click here for contact information.

 

Senior Citizens Law Office

The Senior Citizens Law Office provides critically needed advocacy and legal representation to residents of New Mexico age 60 and older to uphold their rights, maximize their autonomy, and ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Click here for contact information.

 

Attorney General's Office, Medicaid Fraud Division

This division of the Attorney General's Office focuses on investigating and prosecuting Medicaid providers who commit fraud and resident abuse, neglect, and explotation of long-term care facilities. 

Click here for contact information. 

 

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department

This department of the New Mexico government is charged with providing a voice and access to critical resources for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. 

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Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico

Catholic Charities provides some services for elderly individuals. 

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Attorney Referral

 

New Mexico State Bar General Referral Program

The New Mexico State Bar General Referral Program assists individuals who need legal help but do not know where to find it.  There is a 30 minute legal consultation that comes with the refferal.  The referral fee is $35.00.

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Attorney Complaints

The Disciplinary Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court

The Disciplinary Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court investigates and screens complaints against  New Mexico licensed attorneys

 

Pro Se Services / Court Services

 

Court programs provide some court forms and limited information; No legal advice provided

1st Judicial District Court Services

The 1st Judical District Court serves the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe. 

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2nd Judicial District Court Services

The 2nd Judicial District Court handles the cases for Bernalillo county.

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3rd Judicial District Court Services

The 3rd Judicial District Court handles the cases in Dona Ana county.

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4th Judicial District Court Services

The 4th Judicial District court serves Mora, San Miguel, and Guadalupe counties.

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5th Judicial District Court Services

The 5th Judicial District Court serves the counties of Chavez, Eddy, and Lea.

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6th Judicial District Court Services

The 6th Judicial District Courts serve the couties of Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo. 

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7th Judicial District Court Services 

The 7th Judicial District Court serves the counties of Catron, Sierra, and Socorro.

 

8th Judicial District Court Services 

The 8th Judicial District Court serves Taos, Colfax, and Union Counties.

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9th Judicial District Court Services 

The 9th Judicial Distrcit Court serves Roosevelt and Curry county. 

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Self-Help services

 

10th Judicial District Court Services

The 10th Judicial District Court serves De Baca, Harding and Quay counties.

 

11th Judicial District Court Services

The 11th Judicial District Court serves San Juan and McKinley counties.

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12th Judicial District Court Services 

The 12th Judical District Court serves Lincoln and Otero counties. 

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Self-Help Services

 

13th Judicial District Court Services

The 13th Judicial Court serves Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia counties. 

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Bernalillo Metropolitan Court, Self-Help Center

The Bernalillo Metropolitan Court has a self help center for individuals who wish to represent themselves in small claims and landlord/tenant disputes.

Click here for contact information.

 

New Mexico Supreme Court

The New Mexico Supreme Court provides limited forms, court rules, procedures, and statues to the public. 

Click here for contact information.

There is also a Supreme Court Law Library with other resources for legal information

 

New Mexico Court of Appeals

The New Mexico Court of Appeals provides forms, court rules, procedures, and statues to the public. 

Click here for contact information. 

 

United States Bankruptcy Court - District of New Mexico

The United States Bankruptcy Court provides limited forms, court rules, procedures, and statues regarding bankruptcy to the public. 

Click here for contact information. 

 

Law Access New Mexico

Statewide Legal Advice & brief services for pro se representation. Statewide civil legal telephone helpline for low-income New Mexicans.

Weekdays 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Spanish, English, other languages

Click here for contact information.

www.lawaccess.org

 

 

Non-Legal Resources

 

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau's monitors businesses to make sure that businesses act ethically twoards thier customers. 

Click here for contact information.

 

Health & Community Support Groups

Support Groups can help individuals make it through rough times.  Each community will have different support groups.  Check your local paper for a list of support groups in your area.  

 

New Mexico Agency Listing A to Z

The New Mexico Agency Listing has all of the agencys in New Mexico, from Albuquerque Crime Statistics to The Department of Workforce Solutions.  

 

New Mexico Income Support Division Field Offices

Here is a list of the field offices of New Mexico Income Support Division.  

 

New Mexico Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) & Community Action Agencies (CAA) 

THe CSBG and CAA are programs that provide emergency assistance to individuals in need. 

 

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department

This department of the New Mexico government is charged with providing a voice and access to critical resources for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. 

Click here for contact information. 

 

New Mexico Social Service Resource Directory

 

This directory holds over 3,700 listings of social services for helping people. 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

This document is a continuous Work – In – Progress

Every attempt has been made to assure the accuracy of this information; If you know of any modifications, corrections, or additions that would make this a more complete list of resources …PLEASE CONTACT: lawaccess@lawaccess.org

 

 

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