New Mexico Legal Aid provides high-quality advocacy and legal representation to eligible and low­-income individuals and families to help them achieve safer, more stable, and healthier futures.

Who We Are

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New Mexico Legal Aid has dedicated our services to erasing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans by providing free and high-quality civil legal assistance and education for over 60 years. As the largest nonprofit provider of civil legal services in the state, NMLA serves all 33 counties in New Mexico.

NMLA receives major funding from the Legal Services Corporation:

What We Do

New Mexico Legal Aid provides free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters. Our services range from education, advice and brief services, to full representation in some cases. No one is denied access on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, political affiliation, beliefs, or disability.


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The New Mexico Legal Aid Statewide Telephone Intake Line will be closed for most of the day on Tuesday, December 3 for staff training. We will try to open the Line by mid-afternoon. [UPDATE 3:00PM the Intake Line is now taking calls]


You can apply for help with a legal problem by calling our toll-free statewide intake number: 833-LGL-HELP (833-545-4357). The intake line is generally open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Our staff will be happy to talk with you. If we are not able to handle your case, we will try to give you information and advice regarding steps you can take to solve the problem on your own. We also may be able to refer your case to other organizations in New Mexico that might be able to assist you.


New Mexico Legal Aid’s Intake Telephone Service and Together For Justice Online Web Application service has been suspended while we transition to both a new software and online intake system.  


We apologize for this temporary reduction in access to our services.

For this time, beginning Monday, September 9, New Mexico Legal Aid’s Intake Telephone Line will expand its hours. The Telephone Line will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, including through the lunch period.


CAUTION! If you apply  online, be sure to use a computer that is private and safe. Do not use a computer that can be accessed by anyone who you do not want to see the information you send to us.


Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Legal Helpline

Offering statewide New Mexico legal information and civil legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking:

Toll free telephone:   1-877-974-3400

(CAUTION! Please call the Helpline only from a phone or an email address that is safe and private. Do not use a phone that anyone other than you or a trusted friend may have access to.)

For more information about the Helpline and other available services, please click here

Safe To Be You


Safe To Be You


Safe To Be You! project partners have joined together to make sure LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking can access civil legal assistance wherever they are in New Mexico. Project staff are dedicated to providing free civil legal services – legal advice, referrals and/or full attorney representation in court – to address the broad range of legal needs within the LGBTQ+ community.

Please Click here for more information

Southern NM Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program

New Mexico Legal Aid has partnered with the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission to create a Southern NM Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program

This new program offers advocacy and legal assistance to victims of crime in southern NM.  

We can assists victims of elder abuse, robbery and burglary, DUI/DWI incidents, identity theft and fraud, child abuse, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and more.

Toll free telephone: 1-833-545-4357


Click here for more information about the program and services we can provide.

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