Provides limited representation of clients in the systemic advocacy of interests related to the Centre`s work. Can help answer some questions about Medicaid, SNAP/TANF benefits, small loan issues, and occasionally provide legal help for wage claims. Advocacy Inc. is a non-profit organization that protects and promotes the interests of vulnerable children and youth in New Mexico by providing free or low-cost legal advice and support services. The agency cares for children from birth to the age of 18 and provides guardianship, adoption and guardianship services for promotional items. Through CICLA, Catholic Charities provides highly cost-effective immigration law services to New Mexico residents. CICLA provides legal representation for immigration matters related to family, consular processing, DACA applicants and naturalization. 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. Provides various basic legal services to persons with disabilities and their legal rights; individual advocacy to address specific issues related to the rights of persons with disabilities; advocacy to improve service systems and to promote, protect and expand the rights of persons with disabilities; and training to raise awareness of the rights and empowerment of persons with disabilities. CAUTION! If you are applying for legal assistance online, please make sure you are using a private and secure computer. Do not use a computer that is accessible to people you do not want them to see the information you send us. Provides pro bono legal assistance on the following topics (varies from semester to semester): immigration, employment, wills, family law, social security, health, wage theft, deportation and natural resources.
The Native American Disability Law Center is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal assistance to Native Americans with disabilities to ensure they have access to justice and are equal members of their communities. The Law Center uses a coordinated approach of individual representation, systemic advocacy, and community building to address important issues specific to Native Americans with disabilities. 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. 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 CCDLC program provides free, low-cost legal services to residents of the 10 districts of southern New Mexico and provides free legal services to individuals 60 years of age and older in the following areas: health care, public benefits, housing, living wills, financial wellness, guardianship, consumer support, long-term care. 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.
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. There will be free legal teleclinics throughout 2022. Click on the links below to learn more. 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. Provides legal services to victims of wage theft and files impact lawsuits to defend workers` rights. Provides legal services as guardian ad litem, youth attorney and defendant attorney to families and children placed in foster care and in the state of New Mexico in Bernalillo County. Enlace provides free services to Spanish-speaking immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. Services include direct civil law services (domestic violence and family law cases accepted in the greater Albuquerque area, 2nd District Court and 13th District Court), case management, therapy, support groups, parenting education classes, and groups for young men/women. Many legal services programs in New Mexico use federal poverty guidelines to determine financial eligibility. Some programs provide services to households with incomes above 200% of federal poverty guidelines; Other special legal programs and categories may provide services if the income level is above 200%.
Law Help New Mexico provides access to legal information for cases and legal issues arising in the State of New Mexico. Please keep in mind that legal issues can be very diverse and complex. All information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. For individual cases or legal matters, do not rely on the information contained on this website as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Provides foreclosure and mortgage default services through HUD-certified legal representation and housing advice. The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Criminal Harassment Legal Aid Service continues to receive calls during the COVID-19 crisis. If you or someone you know has encountered these issues, please call our toll-free number (800) 862-7271 or visit our office to speak with a Law Center representative. The employee will provide you with information and resources to help you advocate on your behalf. If your concern is one of our priorities and we have resources available, you will be referred to a lawyer or lawyer for representation.
Through Immigration Services for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Catholic charities nationwide provide free legal representation to New Mexico resident immigrants who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault (including child sexual abuse). 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. 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. Lawyers provide free legal information on family law matters, including divorce, child support, custody, visitation, mediation, paternity, parentage or guardianship, family violence, adoption and settlement facilitation. If you want to apply to New Mexico Legal Aid for one-on-one legal assistance for a legal case or issue in New Mexico: Provides free legal services on the following topics: The Pro Bono Committee of the Second Judicial District Court is chaired by Jane Levy, Family Division Judge, and Erin O`Connell, judge of the civil division.
The Committee is composed of lawyers and support staff working in private and public institutions, as well as judicial support staff. The Committee, in collaboration with New Mexico Legal Aid and numerous public and private sector lawyers, has created a pool of pro bono lawyers that provides individuals with free pro bono lawyers. In addition, the committee encouraged the development and presentation of monthly civil and family legal clinics here at the courthouse and free legal fairs, also known as Law La Paloozas, throughout Bernalillo County on a quarterly basis. All services offered by the Pro Bono Committee are free for low-income residents. A list of scheduled events can be found in the calendar on this page. Visit the website (above) to submit a legal aid form. Provides cost-effective immigration legal assistance for obtaining or maintaining immigration status for individuals or their family members in order to maintain or restore family unity. They also provide free legal aid to immigrant victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault to determine or receive immigration benefits. 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. For ages 60+ residents of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties. Free legal advice and representation in matters of health care, utilities, housing, living wills, certain financial matters, guardianship, consumer care, long-term care.